Top 10 Most Read in March: acupuncture for menopause, medical graduate sex and specialty recruitment, and PrEP acceptability in female bar workers

Yet again, March has been a busy month for BMJ Open and many of our previously Most Read articles have maintained their positions in the top ten. Rising up the list to the top spot this month is a randomised controlled trial by Lund et al. investigating the efficacy of a brief acupuncture approach for […]

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Alcohol marketing awareness linked to ‘higher risk’ drinking among UK teens

While ownership of branded merchandise is linked to future intentions to try alcohol among never drinkers Medium to high awareness of alcohol marketing among UK teens is linked to increased consumption and a greater probability of ‘higher risk’ drinking among current drinkers, finds a large observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open. And ownership […]

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Top 10 most read in February: ethical standards of organ transplantation in China, doctors dispensing practices and financial conflicts of interest, and google searches and emergency department attendance

Five new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in February. Straight in at number 1 is a scoping review by Rogers et al. examining whether papers reporting research on Chinese transplant recipients comply with international professional standards. They found that 92.5% of studies failed to report whether or not organs […]

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Acupuncture may ease troublesome menopausal symptoms

Linked to reductions in hot flushes, sweating, mood swings, sleep disturbance, skin and hair problems A brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Among women dealing with moderate to severe symptoms, acupuncture was associated with reductions in hot flushes, excess sweating, […]

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Top ten most read in January: screentime and child and adolescent health, experiences and perceptions of female surgeons, and the impact of Brexit on fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease in England

The list of the ten most-read articles in January at BMJ Open sees four new entries. Taking over the top spot is a study by Neza Stiglic and Russell Viner who have published a systematic review of reviews investigating the association between screentime and the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Some evidence was […]

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Brexit could lead to thousands of extra heart disease and stroke deaths

Fruit and veg prices will rise sharply, prompting substantial drop in intake, warn researchers Fruit and veg intake linked to cardiovascular health UK highly dependent on fruit and veg imports Brexit will push up trade costs, but ‘no deal’ will be costliest Thousands of extra deaths from heart disease and stroke might become a reality […]

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Top 10 Most Read in December: Roll-your-own smokers are less likely to quit, the health effects of coconut oil and the relationship between mobile phone use and brain cancer

December saw three papers from BMJ Open’s latest issue enter into the top 10 most read articles. In eighth position is a cross-sectional survey from the UK that found adult smokers who rolled their own cigarettes were less likely to quit compared to smokers of manufactured cigarettes. The authors attributed this difference to the lower […]

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More than half of UK female surgeons have experience of workplace discrimination, poll suggests

Orthopaedics viewed as most sexist of all surgical specialties, responses show More than half of female surgeons in the UK have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, suggest the results of a confidential online poll, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Orthopaedics was seen as the most sexist of all the surgical specialties, the […]

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Top Ten Most Read in November: stab injuries in young people, negative appendicectomy and uterine distention and pregnancy duration

November was another busy month for the journal, and we welcome four new papers to the Top Ten Most Read list this month. In at number one is a cohort study carried out in Sweden by Bacelis et al, aiming to determine whether uterine distention is associated with pregnancy duration. Authors investigated by modelling uterine […]

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Top Ten Most Read in October: women’s psychological experiences of physiological child birth, corporal punishment bans and youth violence, and the relationship between political factors and population health

Five new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in October. New in at number one is a meta-synthesis by Olza and colleagues, which explored women’s psychological experiences of physiological child birth. Reviewing and consolidating qualitative research data from eight studies, the researchers identified three main themes: ‘maintaining self-confidence in early labour’, […]

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