- Too much technology: The BMJ’s overdiagnosis theme begins today with Bjørn Morten Hofmann, who argues that we are medicalising ordinary human conditions, and we need to rethink our reflex use of health technology.
VIEWS & REVIEWS
- Female Genital Mutilation: Margaret McCartney on the need to prepare for emergencies when patients who have had FGM are giving birth, and the risks faced by doctors in such cases.
- Obesity: Two stories today are related to weight. The GULP campaign urges people to Give Up Loving Pop. One good reason could be the harmful impacts of obesity for pregnant women.
- NHS politics: The BMA’s #stopplayinggames campaign gathers steam, as they urge politicians to design policies that are good for the NHS, instead of those likely to win votes.
- US measles outbreak: As the outbreak continues, a regular user of San Francisco’s BART transit system may have exposed commuters to measles.
- Menopausal hot flushes continued for more than seven years in half of the women in a new study, published in JAMA internal medicine – longer than previously thought.
Will Stahl-Timmins is interactive data visualisation designer, The BMJ.