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Nevada and Nebraska plan to use diazepam and fentanyl in upcoming executions
Monday, December 18, 2017
Two US states have said they will use fentanyl, the synthetic opioid blamed for roughly half the deaths in America’s overdose epidemic, in upcoming executions of death row prisoners.Legal challenges...
Darzi to lead new independent review of the NHS and social care
Monday, December 18, 2017
The UK surgeon and former health minister Ara Darzi is to lead a new independent review into the future of the NHS and social care.The review will examine solutions for protecting and strengthening...
Jon D’Arcy
Monday, December 18, 2017
bmj;359/dec18_3/j5852/FAF1faJon D’Arcy was a general practitioner in St Helens from 1987 to 2016. His prodigious memory enabled him to remember his patients’ lives in unusual detail. In particular,...
Urinary infections are complex and hard to treat
Monday, December 18, 2017
Kronenberg and colleagues find that a quinolone beats a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug at treating dipstick positive urinary tract infections (UTIs).1 Why are we testing this? We have vastly...
No country for old men: on mentoring in medicine, by David Loxterkamp
Monday, December 18, 2017
When I entered family practice in the 1980s my concept of “the work of medicine” was exactly like my father’s. The science of medicine had advanced well beyond sulfa, penicillin, and the Salk...
Exams are eroding anaesthetic trainees’ work-life balance, college warns
Monday, December 18, 2017
Professional examinations are eroding trainees’ work-life balance, the Royal College of Anaesthetists has said.In a report on the welfare and morale of anaesthetists in training, the college said...