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1.  Osteoarthritis of the knee in primary care 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;336(7636):105-106.
Topical NSAIDS are as effective as oral NSAIDs, and patients prefer them
PMCID: PMC2206305  PMID: 18056741
2.  Using physical barriers to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;336(7635):55-56.
Handwashing and wearing masks, gloves, and gowns are highly effective
PMCID: PMC2190279  PMID: 18042960
3.  Non-drug industry funded research 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;336(7634):1-2.
Poor access to drugs leaves important clinical questions unanswered
PMCID: PMC2174766  PMID: 18063610
4.  Origins of magic: review of genetic and epigenetic effects 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1299-1301.
Objective To assess the evidence for a genetic basis to magic.
Design Literature review.
Setting Harry Potter novels of J K Rowling.
Participants Muggles, witches, wizards, and squibs.
Interventions Limited.
Main outcome measures Family and twin studies, magical ability, and specific magical skills.
Results Magic shows strong evidence of heritability, with familial aggregation and concordance in twins. Evidence suggests magical ability to be a quantitative trait. Specific magical skills, notably being able to speak to snakes, predict the future, and change hair colour, all seem heritable.
Conclusions A multilocus model with a dominant gene for magic might exist, controlled epistatically by one or more loci, possibly recessive in nature. Magical enhancers regulating gene expressionmay be involved, combined with mutations at specific genes implicated in speech and hair colour such as FOXP2 and MCR1.
PMCID: PMC2151141  PMID: 18156238
5.  Classically intoxicated: correlations between quantity of alcohol consumed and alcohol related problems in a classical Greek text 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1302-1304.
From fragments of a play, Christopher Cook, Helen Tarbet, and David Ball discover that you couldn’t teach the ancient Greeks much about drunkenness
PMCID: PMC2151142  PMID: 18156239
6.  Death delusion 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1305.
Anders Helldén and colleagues report two cases of Cotard’s syndrome that occurred as an adverse drug reaction to aciclovir and its prodrug valaciclovir
PMCID: PMC2151143  PMID: 18156240
7.  The strange malady of Alessandro’s uncle 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1306-1307.
PMCID: PMC2151144  PMID: 18156241
8.  Orthopaedic gorillas no more 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):0.
PMCID: PMC2151146
9.  Reducing the harms of alcohol in the UK 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1271-1272.
Successful policies have worked elsewhere, so delays in implementing them are costing lives
PMCID: PMC2151147  PMID: 18156221
10.  Combating poverty: the charade of development aid 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1272-1273.
Scrap development aid as we know it and give the money to independent pro-poor aid organisations
PMCID: PMC2151148  PMID: 18156222
11.  Web 3.0 and medicine 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1273-1274.
Make way for the semantic web
PMCID: PMC2151149  PMID: 18156223
12.  The PowerPoint presentation 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1292.
PMCID: PMC2151150
13.  The computer 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1304.
PMCID: PMC2151151
14.  Observe cases minutely, improve in my profession, write to the Lancet 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1315.
PMCID: PMC2151152
15.  Horrible phenomena! Galvanism 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1319.
PMCID: PMC2151153
16.  The beautiful skull and Blumenbach’s errors: the birth of the scientific concept of race 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1308-1309.
Raj Bhopal re-examines the role of perhaps the most important contributor to the scientific concept of race, Blumenbach, whose insights and errors provide important lessons for us today
PMCID: PMC2151154  PMID: 18156242
17.  Public health activism: lessons from history? 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1310-1312.
Knowing about public health campaigns from the past can help current health campaigners to draw up effective strategies
PMCID: PMC2151155  PMID: 18156243
18.  London’s last remaining Georgian workhouse infirmary under threat 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1312.
PMCID: PMC2151156  PMID: 18156244
19.  Enduring beliefs about effects of gassing in war: qualitative study 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1313-1315.
Objectives To discover the content of enduring beliefs held by first world war veterans about their experience of having been gassed.
Design Collection and thematic analysis of written and reported statements from a sample of veterans about gassing.
Subjects 103 veterans with a war pension.
Results Twelve themes were identified, which were related to individual statements. The systemic nature of chemical weapons played a key part in ideas and beliefs about their capacity to cause enduring harm to health. Unlike shrapnel or a bullet that had a defined physical presence, gas had unseen effects within the body, while its capacity to cause damage was apparent from vesicant effects to skin and eyes. The terror inspired by chemical weapons also served to maintain memories of being gassed, while anti-gas measures were themselves disconcerting or a source of discomfort.
Conclusions Chronic symptoms and work difficulties maintained beliefs about the potency of chemical weapons. In the period after the war, gas continued to inspire popular revulsion and was associated with a sense of unfairness.
PMCID: PMC2151157  PMID: 18156245
20.  Visiting times 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1316-1317.
Sadia Ismail and Graham Mulley discuss the evolution of rules surrounding visiting patients in hospital
PMCID: PMC2151159  PMID: 18156246
21.  Climate change—2057 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1318-1319.
Writing in 2057, the BMJ’s Africa correspondent, Robin Stott, looks back at the development of the greatest medical advance of the first half of this century
PMCID: PMC2151160  PMID: 18156247
22.  Accuracy of comparing bone quality to chocolate bars for patient information purposes: observational study 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1285-1287.
Objective To test whether standard information for patients using Crunchie and Aero chocolate bars to explain bone health and risk of fracture is robust.
Design Observational study.
Setting Domestic kitchen in rural west Wales.
Participants 10 Crunchie bars and 10 Aero bars.
Main outcome measure Fracture after falls from varying heights.
Results Both Crunchie and Aero bars exhibited the same T and Z scores for bone density. Crunchie bars had a lower chocolate mass index than the Aero bars. Crunchie bars are more liable to fracture.
Conclusions Using Crunchie and Aero chocolate bars to explain bone structure to patients may be visually attractive but oversimplifies the situation.
PMCID: PMC2151161  PMID: 18156229
23.  Dissent of the testis 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1287.
PMCID: PMC2151162  PMID: 18156230
24.  Medical myths 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1288-1289.
Sometimes even doctors are duped, say Rachel C Vreeman and Aaron E Carroll
PMCID: PMC2151163  PMID: 18156231
25.  Screening programme evaluation applied to airport security 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2007;335(7633):1290-1292.
Eleni Linos, Elizabeth Linos, and Graham Colditz investigate whether airport security screening would pass the National Screening Committee’s criteria for an effective screening test
PMCID: PMC2151164  PMID: 18156232

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