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.
Omega 3 curbs precancerous growths in those prone to bowel cancer
A purified form of an omega 3 cuts the number and size of precancerous bowel growths (polyps) in people whose genetic make-up predisposes them to bowel cancer, finds research published ahead of print in the journal Gut.
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 ...
Thinner thighs, weaker heart
Men and women whose thighs are less than 60cm in circumference have a higher risk of premature death and heart disease, according to research published on BMJ.com today. The study also concluded that individuals whose thighs ...
High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of colon cancer
High blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, finds a large European study published on bmj.com today. The risk was cut by as much as 40% in people with the highest levels compared with ...
Longer life linked to specific foods in Mediterranean diet
Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life according to new research published on bmj.com today.
Women with swine flu 13 times more likely to suffer critical illness if they are pregnant
Pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand who had swine flu were 13 times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a critical illness, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Co-sleeping is key culprit in sudden infant deaths: study
More than half of sudden unexplained infant deaths occur while the infant is sharing a bed or a sofa with a parent (co-sleeping) and may be related to parents drinking alcohol or taking drugs, suggests a study published on ...
Scientists move closer to pinpointing gene involved in bowel cancer spread
Scientists may be on the cusp of pinpointing a gene that is involved in the progression and spread of bowel cancer, indicates research published ahead of print in the Journal of Medical Genetics.
Adverse consequences of obesity may be greater than previously thought
The link between obesity and cardiovascular mortality may be substantially underestimated, while some of the adverse consequences of being underweight may be overstated, concludes a study published in the British Medical ...
High salt intake directly linked to stroke and cardiovascular disease
High salt intake is associated with significantly greater risk of both stroke and cardiovascular disease, concludes a study published in the BMJ today.