Juliet Walker: BMJ in the news

Juliet Walker‘As the holiday season draws to a close, Rachel Vreeman and Aaron Carroll’s festive medical myths are still proving to be a popular choice with our readers. 36,928 people viewed the article over the last 10 days, with 24,284 also choosing to read last year’s festive medical myths by the same authors.

A new feature of the BMJ is that we have now established a channel on YouTube where you can view our first professionally produced videos.

And finally as Fowler and Christakis’ paper about the spread of happiness in large social networks appears in the print edition of the journal this week, the New Scientist has highlighted the study and written a superb commentary on it. 

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BMJ in the news:

How your friend’s friends can affect your mood – the New Scientist:

Playing golf can ‘damage hearing’ – BBC Online

Sound of teeing you off could send you deaf –  Melbourne Herald Sun

Golf clubs could damage your hearing – Independent – UK

Sports Diary – The Herald – Scotland

BMJ in blogs:

Golf and hearing damage

More medical myths: Turkey doesn’t make you tired?

Medical Myths Debunked « Aaron’s Adventures

Playing Golf Could Cause Hearing Loss

Doctors say golfing can make you go deaf – GolfWRX.com

Mythbusting: Popular Medical Myths Put to Rest

Popular Medical Myths Put to Rest

Dr. Needles Medical Blogs

Junkfood Science: “Fat is catching” theory exposed

Benefits of fish oil supplements questioned

BMJ on YouTube:

Medicine on display — British Medical Journal on YouTube

Youtube channel of British Medical Journal « ScienceRoll

YouTube – BMJmedia’s Channel