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Challenges for Researchers Investigating Contraceptive Use and Pregnancy Intentions of Young Women Living in Urban and Rural Areas of Australia: Face-to-Face Discussions to Increase Participation in a Web-Based Survey

21 January 2013 Challenges for Researchers Investigating Contraceptive Use and Pregnancy Intentions of Young Women Living in Urban and Rural Areas of Australia: Face-to-Face Discussions to Increase Participation in a Web-Based Survey ...

Quebec defies federal government to consider allowing assisted dying in certain circumstances

Lawyers have cleared the way for the province of Quebec to allow doctors to help patients with incurable conditions to die.Quebec has the constitutional power to prevent such doctors from being... ...

FDA warns about metal-on-metal hip replacements

The US Food and Drug Administration last week told healthcare professionals that it is updating safety information and recommendations on metal-on-metal hip replacements because of early failures in... ...

Experts question size of savings from NHS going "paperless"

In his first public pronouncement on policy on information technology since taking over as health secretary for England in September, Jeremy Hunt last week urged the NHS to become a “paperless”... ...

Commentary: Opportunities to prevent fracture are being missed

Improving the management of osteoporosis remains important given the high cost of fragility fracture for patients, carers, clinicians, and healthcare systems.1 The availability of a wide range of... ...

Research versus the patient

“If it were not for the great variability among individuals, medicine might be a science and not an art.” Sir William Osler, 1892Tension between the science and art of healthcare has never been... ...

Are Darzi-style clinics set to make a comeback?

In 2008, polyclinic was a buzzword in the NHS. ...

Beneath the surface

The three and three quarter miles from Bishop’s Road, Paddington to Farringdon Street in the City of London mark out the route of the world’s first underground railway, opened 150 years ago this... ...

HMRC closes loophole that allowed tax relief on funding medical research

A scheme designed to exploit tax breaks on medical research has been ruled unlawful in court after a challenge by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).Matrix Securities promoted a scheme in which wealthy... ...

Differential dropout and bias in randomised controlled trials: when it matters and when it may not

IntroductionDropout in longitudinal randomised controlled trials is common and a potential source of bias in terms of evidence based medicine. ...

Discrepancies in predicted fracture risk in elderly people

Doctors are increasingly using calculators to estimate the absolute risk of fracture in their patients, but we have noticed large differences between risk estimates from different calculators.... ...

HMRC closes loophole that allowed tax relief on funding medical research

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Statements from previous years

21 January 2013 Statements from previous years ...

The evaluation of North Carolina's state-sponsored youth tobacco prevention media campaign

In 2003, the state of North Carolina (NC) implemented a multi-component initiative focused on teenage tobacco use prevention and cessation. One component of this initiative is Tobacco.Reality.Unfiltered. (TRU), a tobacco prevention media campaign, aimed a ...

Front Cover

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Back Cover

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Table of Contents

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Editorial Board

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Subscriptions Page

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The influence of television advertisements on promoting calls to telephone quitlines

The aim of the study was to assess the relative effectiveness of cessation, secondhand smoke and other tobacco control television advertisements in promoting quitlines in nine states from 2002 through 2005. Quarterly, the number of individuals who used qu ...

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