Top 10 most read in February: COVID-19 determinants of severity, neurological manifestations and therapeutic interventions

It is unsurprising that the three new entries to February’s top ten most read articles in BMJ Open are COVID-19 related. Debuting this month in second place is an ecological study from Pana et al. Using publicly available data from 37 countries that had reported at least 25 daily deaths up to 8 June 2020, […]

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Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioural issues

Associated with hyperactivity, short attention span, poor concentration and friendship issues  Preschoolers’ extensive use of electronic media, including game consoles, mobile phones, and tablets, is linked to a heightened risk of emotional and behavioural problems by the age of 5, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. This behaviour is associated with hyperactivity, short […]

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From locked-in syndrome to rock and roll, and everything in between

BMJ Open marks a decade of influential open access research From a Belgian survey, showing that many patients with locked-in syndrome aren’t necessarily unhappy, to a study showing that solo performers living the rock n roll lifestyle are twice as likely to die young as their band members, and everything in between, BMJ Open is marking a decade of influential […]

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Top 10 Most Read in January: Coffee consumption linked to lower prostate cancer risk, patients of Asian and black backgrounds suffer disproportionate rates of premature death from COVID-19.

The first month of 2021 sees four new entries in the top 10 most read articles. This includes our most read paper of January: a meta-analysis of coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk by researchers from the Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. Combining data from 16 cohort studies, the authors found that the highest […]

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Top 10 Most Read in December: symptom assessment apps, multivitamins, and online teaching for medical students.

Happy New Year. The new year represents a fresh start for many of us and an opportunity to reflect back on the previous year. Taking a look at the top articles for December 2020, we are still seeing a very high interest in COVID-19 articles and we have two new entries this month. The entry […]

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Top 10 Most Read in November: Emergency physicians’ need for recovery, early warning scales for COVID-19 and self-reported health in adults who use multivitamins.

As the year draws to a close, we are taking a look back on the top ten most read papers of November. While this list is still dominated by articles about COVID-19, five papers on a range of other topic areas have secured places in the top ten. New entries include a randomised controlled trial […]

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