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GP who supplied abortion drug in “fake sheikh” sting is struck off


A privately practising GP who supplied misoprostol to an undercover London reporter notorious for posing as a wealthy sheikh has been struck off the UK medical register.Majeed Ridha, 67, was...(image)

Jaw pain


A 67 year old man presented with a 3-4 month history of mild discomfort in his right jaw, which had suddenly worsened. He was unable to open his mouth fully. He had no history of trauma and he was...(image)

UK performs fifth in the world on sustainable development goals


The UK is ranked fifth in the world on its performance against the sustainable development goals for health, the first global analysis has shown.The analysis, unveiled at a special event at the UN...(image)

World leaders pledge action on antimicrobial resistance


World leaders have pledged to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in a declaration signed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.This is only the fourth time that world leaders...(image)

Robert P Heaney


bmj;354/sep22_5/i5111/FAF1faIn the mid-1960s Robert Heaney, an endocrinologist at Creighton University in Omaha in the US, made contact with six Catholic motherhouses. Heaney, a bone and calcium...(image)

World will lack 18 million health workers by 2030 without adequate investment, warns UN


A United Nations commission has called for urgent global investment to create new health sector jobs and prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030.It said that these health...(image)