Juliet Walker: BMJ in the news

Juliet WalkerThe social networking site Mumsnet is running a lively debate about how breast feeding rates could be increased. It was triggered by two recent BMJ research articles. You can follow the debate at this link.

Meanwhile, 23 signatories have writen a letter to The Times critising the UK Government’s failure to provide women with enough information in the NHS leaflets. This follows a BMJ analysis article which says that breast screening leaflets do not adequately highlight the risks that screening can pose. The harm of screening is overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment of healthy women.

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Juliet Walker is the Editorial Intern, BMJ