The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has been in existence since 1840. In 2008, BMJ became a fully on-line journal. Its mission is to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform and stimulate doctors, researchers and other health professionals in ways that will improve patient health. Since 1840 has published first rate research abstracts and full editions and distributed them throughout the U.K., and internationally. The Medical Journalists Award was given to BMJ for Medical Publication of the Year 2008.
Doctors and scientists call for divestment from fossil fuel companies
Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies.
Study supports the theory that 'men are idiots'
The theory that men are idiots and often do stupid things is backed up by evidence in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. The findings are based on an analyses of sex differences in idiotic behaviour.
Sharp rise in experimental animal research in US
The use of animals in experimental research has soared at leading US laboratories in recent years, finds research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
Several breeds of dog in England killed by mysterious kidney disease
At least 30 dogs in England have been killed in less than 18 months by an unknown disease which causes skin lesions and kidney failure, reveals research published in Veterinary Record.
Undocked working dogs at greatest risk of tail injuries in Scotland
Undocked working dogs in Scotland are at greatest risk of tail injuries, indicates a survey of their owners, published in this week's Veterinary Record.
Even Usain Bolt can't beat greyhounds, cheetahs... or pronghorn antelope
Even Usain Bolt, currently the fastest man in the world, couldn't outpace greyhounds, cheetahs, or the pronghorn antelope, finds a light-hearted comparison of the extraordinary athleticism of humans and animals in the Veterinary ...
Poor owner knowledge of cat sex life linked to 850,000 unplanned kittens every year
Widespread ignorance among cat-owners about the sex lives of their pets may be leading to more than 200,000 unplanned litters - or more than 850,000 kittens every year in the UK, finds research published online in Veterinary ...
Drinking very hot tea can increase the risk of throat cancer
People are advised to wait a few minutes before drinking a cup of freshly-boiled tea today as a new study, published on bmj.com, finds that drinking very hot tea (70°C or more) can increase the risk of cancer of the oesophagus, ...
Fears that pet ponies and donkeys traded for horsemeat in Britain unfounded, researchers say
Fears that pet ponies and donkeys are being traded for horsemeat are unfounded, reveals research published online in the Veterinary Record.
Over the counter contraceptive pill will not reduce unplanned pregnancies, says expert
Making the contraceptive pill available without prescription will not reduce unwanted pregnancies, says an expert in an article published on bmj.com today.