• Publications
  • Influence
US and UK are top in teenage pregnancy rates
More teenage girls in the United States and United Kingdom become pregnant than anywhere else in the developed world, because they are poorly prepared for life in a modern and sexualised society,Expand
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Cameron launches challenge to end “national crisis” of poor dementia care
The prime minister has launched a three pronged approach to making the UK a world leader in dementia care—by improving the health and care of people with dementia, raising awareness about theExpand
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Pneumonic plague outbreak hits cities in Madagascar
  • Z. Kmietowicz
  • Geography, Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • 5 October 2017
Ten cities in Madagascar have been hit by pneumonic plague, the first time the most virulent form of the disease has been seen in densely populated urban areas, the World Health Organization hasExpand
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Overweight and obesity are linked to 10 common cancers and more than 12 000 UK cases
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, a large study using data from primary care has found.1 Every year more than 12 000 cases of these 10 typesExpand
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Covid-19: Doctors are told not to perform CPR on patients in cardiac arrest
Healthcare staff in the West Midlands have been told not to start chest compressions or ventilation in patients who are in cardiac arrest if they have suspected or diagnosed covid-19 unless they areExpand
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Eli Lilly pays record $1.4bn for promoting off-label use of olanzapine
  • Z. Kmietowicz
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 20 January 2009
The drug giant Eli Lilly has agreed to pay $1.4bn (£1bn; €1.1bn) in settlement for the marketing of its antipsychotic drug olanzapine (Zyprexa) for off-label uses. It is the largest individualExpand
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Complaints against doctors in child protection work have increased fivefold
The threat of complaints and ruined reputations is driving paediatricians away from fulfilling their role in child protection, leaving vulnerable children at risk of abuse, says the Royal College ofExpand
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WHO downgrades oseltamivir on drugs list after reviewing evidence
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has been downgraded in the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines from a “core” drug to one that is “complementary”—a category encompassing drugs that areExpand
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Asthma spacer devices need evaluating
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Tackle cancer in Africa now to prevent catastrophe, say health activists
Unless urgent action is taken to try to control the rising incidence of cancer throughout Africa, many hundreds of thousands of lives will be lost to the disease, doctors and politicians warned lastExpand
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