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Archive for February 1st, 2012

Rachel ter Horst: The tomorrow of neglected tropical diseases

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ Group

Rachel ter Horst Four acts in 90 minutes. A tight script that does not leave time for clapping. Nine men in dark suits and one woman on stage. That one woman is Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO. One of the men is Bill Gates. The stage is Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), an event convened by WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. more…

Peter Lapsley: I know my place

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ Group

Peter Lapsley Hraztan Jebejian is an Armenian doctor, and a very good one. He studied hard, keeps his CPD up-to-date, ensuring that he is fully abreast of developments in his speciality, is utterly reliable, and much in demand. He works very hard and makes a good living. more…

COMET team: BRAVO for breast reconstruction

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ Group

Women considering breast reconstruction after mastectomy for cancer face a myriad of choices.  They need to decide if and when to have a reconstruction and which of the different procedures best suits their needs.  To facilitate such complex and personal choices, women require information about previous patients’ experiences of surgery, particularly about cosmesis and psychosocial outcomes. more…

Domhnall MacAuley: Are you a sports and exercise medicine award winner?

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ Group

Domhnall Macauley Olympic medals may be presented to individuals—but no one achieves greatness alone. Behind every great sporting success is a team of coaches and support staff that includes doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists, and a range of other experts. more…

Richard Smith: Death festival, day three

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ

Richard SmithI’m up early and off to the death festival for the third day with a very light heart, and we are straight into practicalities. more…

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