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Smartphone-enabled video-observed ve...

VOT was a more effective approach to observation of tuberculosis treatment than DOT. VOT is likely to be preferable to DOT for many patients across a broad range of settings, provi

21 February, 2019

Anal incontinence after caesarean an...

The prevalence of anal incontinence is estimated to be 4·3%, increasing to 6·2% in women over the age of 60 years.1 Anal incontinence profoundly affects the mental and physical h

21 February, 2019

Video-observed therapy for tuberculo...

Despite being treatable since 1948, tuberculosis continues to cause disease in more than 9 million people each year, and almost 1·5 million largely preventable deaths.1 Tuberculos

21 February, 2019

Countdown Global Mental Health 2030

Today, we announce the establishment of Countdown Global Mental Health, an independent, multistakeholder monitoring and accountability collaboration for mental health, within an in

21 February, 2019

Anal incontinence after caesarean an...

The risk of developing anal incontinence increases after pregnancy and delivery. Women with known risk factors for anal incontinence should perhaps be offered a more qualified post

21 February, 2019

Gender bias in academia

We have previously discussed how societal-level structures might influence scientific publishing processes.1 We disagree with Jason Boynton and colleagues' assessment (Oct 27, 2018

21 February, 2019

Illustrating the body

"The figure was that of a man without a skin; with every vein, artery, muscle, every fibre and tendon and tissue of the human frame represented in minute detail...it was a hideous

21 February, 2019

Jasper Evan Sadler

Haematologist renowned for work on blood clotting disorders. He was born in Huntington, WV, USA, on Nov 9, 1951, and died with a neurodegenerative disease in Clayton, MI, USA, on D

21 February, 2019

Abortion in Argentina

In writing about the failed abortion bill in Argentina, the Editors (Aug 18, 2018, p 532)1 missed the opportunity to provide insight or viable solutions for Argentinian women in th

21 February, 2019

Vesalius annotations and the rise of...

Next time you are in a library, open a random 16th-century book. There is a good chance that it contains a number of early handwritten annotations, underlinings, and haphazard jott

21 February, 2019

Popeye's sign, heart disease, and am...

A 69-year-old man presented to our cardiology clinic troubled by breathlessness on exertion. He had a history of hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and bilateral carpal tunnel synd

21 February, 2019

Susan La Flesche Picotte: a doctor w...

As a child, she accompanied her father and the Omaha people on buffalo hunts. As an adult, she saw their traditional way of life disappearing, provided medical care to her communit

21 February, 2019

Giving a voice to postnatal mental h...

The setting is a single bench on an empty railway platform. We meet Em here, as she sobs into the darkness. A train passes. The only other presence is that of a baby in a car seat.

21 February, 2019

Lebanon's new Health Minister

Jamil Jabak was put forward by Hezbollah, which insists its choice of health minister in newly-formed government will serve all Lebanese communities. Sharmila Devi reports.

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Plasma suspected to be contaminated ...

Officials now say that there is no detectable HIV antibody in the suspect plasma batch, but no explanation has been offered to explain original test results. Xun Yuan reports.

21 February, 2019

Inclusivity and equity in human micr...

The microbiome is an ancient and integral regulator of human physiology.1 However, population and geographical differences, including in diet, environment, and cultural and clinica

21 February, 2019

Fetal medicine: past, present, and f...

Two Articles published in this week's issue highlight the potential of whole-exome sequencing to increase the possibility of a genetic diagnosis when fetal structural anomalies are

21 February, 2019

Dietary supplement regulation: FDA's...

The use of dietary supplements has risen precipitously in the past decade, with the fastest growth in Asia Pacific, but also substantially in Europe and North America. At least thr

21 February, 2019

Offline: General practice-changing t...

Julian Tudor Hart (1927-2018): "The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served. This inverse care law operates more com

21 February, 2019