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.
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.
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 Re ...
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.
Study reveals that Pharaoh's throat was cut during royal coup
Conspirators murdered Egyptian king Ramesses III by cutting his throat, concludes a study in the Christmas issue published on BMJ website today.
Experts advise doctors on how to clear patients for space travel
With the prospect of space travel for tourists looming, clinicians could soon be asked to advise on medical clearance for their patients, says a paper published in the BMJ Christmas edition and appearing online today.
Team GB only likely to clock up 46 medals in Olympic Games in Rio 2016—Mathematical formula predicts medal haul
Team GB is only likely to clock up 46 medals in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, say researchers who used a mathematical formula three years ago to predict performance for London 2012, and came up with a medal haul of 63.
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 Re ...
Slaughtering animals without prior stunning should be curbed, if not banned
The slaughter of animals for commercial meat supply without stunning them first should at the very least be curbed, if not banned, concludes a former president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in an opinion piece ...
Weight, height, and experience key to Rugby World Cup success
Rugby teams with the tallest backs, heaviest forwards, and greatest amount of collective experience are likely to be the most successful at World Cup level, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Me ...