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1.  Intersex and the Olympic Games 
PMCID: PMC2500237  PMID: 18687862
2.  The lingering death of the autopsy 
PMCID: PMC2500240  PMID: 18687860
3.  Hope and hopelessness: theory and reality 
PMCID: PMC2500241  PMID: 18687867
4.  The diagnosis of art: Dr Péan's operation 
PMCID: PMC2500243  PMID: 18788145
5.  Geriatric surgery is about disease, not age 
Maintaining life span and quality of life remains a valid aim of surgery in elderly people. Surgery can be an effective way of restoring both length and quality of life to older people. Minimally invasive techniques and surgery under local anaesthesia make fewer demands on geriatric physiology; given that co-morbidity is a stronger predictor of outcome from surgery than age, this is a significant consideration.
PMCID: PMC2500244  PMID: 18687864
7.  Who should pay for cancer drugs? 
PMCID: PMC2500246  PMID: 18687858
9.  Colin Bouwer: Professor of Psychiatry and murderer 
PMCID: PMC2500248  PMID: 18687863
11.  The challenge of quality and patient safety 
PMCID: PMC2442132  PMID: 18591685
12.  Doctors, managers and the battle for quality 
PMCID: PMC2442133  PMID: 18591680
14.  Acknowledging a persistent truth: domestic violence in pregnancy 
Violence against women has a devastating effect on women's sexual and reproductive health, and also affects the health of their children. Such behaviour is rooted in gender inequality, which is sadly persistent, arguably throughout all societies. This phenomenon is a serious health and development concern, in addition to a violation of a woman's human rights. Violence can begin or escalate in pregnancy and has significant consequences for the woman, fetus and child. Questioning pregnant women about the presence of violence and offering referral to a secondary agency can help to break the pattern of abuse.
PMCID: PMC2442136  PMID: 18591689
15.  The NHS at 60: the next 60 years 
PMCID: PMC2442137  PMID: 18591687
16.  Medical professionalism in 60 years of the NHS 
PMCID: PMC2442138  PMID: 18591679
18.  The NHS: ‘losing my religion’ 
PMCID: PMC2442141  PMID: 18591681
20.  NHS 60 – a GP's view 
PMCID: PMC2442144  PMID: 18591684
21.  The jigsaw of child protection 
PMCID: PMC2442145  PMID: 18591683
22.  Evidence-based medicine and the NHS: a commentary 
PMCID: PMC2442146  PMID: 18591686
23.  Genetically modified plants and human health 
Genetically modified (or GM) plants have attracted a large amount of media attention in recent years and continue to do so. Despite this, the general public remains largely unaware of what a GM plant actually is or what advantages and disadvantages the technology has to offer, particularly with regard to the range of applications for which they can be used. From the first generation of GM crops, two main areas of concern have emerged, namely risk to the environment and risk to human health. As GM plants are gradually being introduced into the European Union there is likely to be increasing public concern regarding potential health issues. Although it is now commonplace for the press to adopt ‘health campaigns’, the information they publish is often unreliable and unrepresentative of the available scientific evidence. We consider it important that the medical profession should be aware of the state of the art, and, as they are often the first port of call for a concerned patient, be in a position to provide an informed opinion.
This review will examine how GM plants may impact on human health both directly – through applications targeted at nutrition and enhancement of recombinant medicine production – but also indirectly, through potential effects on the environment. Finally, it will examine the most important opposition currently facing the worldwide adoption of this technology: public opinion.
PMCID: PMC2408621  PMID: 18515776

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