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#British Medical Journal

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests

The current guidelines from the HSE suggest that pregnant women drink no more than 200mg of caffeine per day.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

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.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 11 January, 2018

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.

# british-medical-journal - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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”.

# british-medical-journal - Saturday 30 September, 2017

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.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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’

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 1 January, 2015

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

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

# british-medical-journal - Monday 14 July, 2014

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.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

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.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 16 August, 2012

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.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

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.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

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.

# british-medical-journal - Friday 8 April, 2011

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.