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#British Medical Journal

From TheJournal.ie There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study British Medical Journal

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study

The risk is also higher during New Years’ Day and Midsummer holidays, and on Monday mornings.

From TheJournal.ie Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

From TheJournal.ie Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials Animal Testing

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

From TheJournal.ie Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks British Medical Journal

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks

The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned Spinal Injuries

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

From The42 World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools Debate

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course New Research

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention' Abortion Pills

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

From TheJournal.ie Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong' Landmark Review

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox Warning

Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox

The woman collapsed and suffered a seizure after consuming a number of herbal medicines, including valerian root.

From TheJournal.ie Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula Dodgy Research

Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula

The 1989 paper had been at the centre of a high-profile libel case earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot Graphic

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that Matters Of The Heart

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that

It has proved to be twice as effective when compared with previous methods.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die' Saying Goodbye This post contains a poll

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'

Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.

From TheJournal.ie A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists Bottoms Up

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

From TheJournal.ie Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer Diet

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer

A new study looks at diet in early adulthood, while previous research had focused on diet later in life.

From The42 Barca success caused a baby boom: study Correlation

Barca success caused a baby boom: study

Some media have said the birth rate in Catalonia rose by an astonishing 45 percent nine months after a dramatic semi-final.

From TheJournal.ie Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis Suicide

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis

There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.

From TheJournal.ie One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month Suicide

One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month

New Irish study raises concern over 15- to 17-year-old age group while British study links recession and unemployment to rise in overall suicide rate.

From TheJournal.ie 794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research Sunbeds

794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research

Women account for most of the melanoma cases related to sunbeds, according to the British Medical Journal.

From TheJournal.ie Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death' Health

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that the tablets could have caused more than 300,000 deaths in the United States alone.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital Health

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows Booze

Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows

Study shows that 10 per cent of cancers in men and 3 per cent of cancers in women are caused by drinking alcohol, particularly when people drink above the current recommended limits.