From 1-5 July 2018, Melbourne hosted the inaugural Malaria World Congress, welcoming delegates from 66 countries. BMC Medicine spoke to four of these delegates on the importance of community-driven approaches, funding for malaria elimination and adapting interventions for specific local needs.
Prospective trial registration aims to detect and prevent selective reporting and publication bias. A study published today in Trials assessed trial registration among a large sample of clinical trials published in ten high-impact specialty society medical journals and here, the authors discuss implications for the field and how we might address issues with retrospectively registered clinical trials going forward.
The risk of stroke is highest in the period immediately before and after birth. A recently published study found that the stroke-affected arm and the “unaffected” arm both show motor deficits. In this blog, Andrea Kuczynski explains why rehabilitation should therefore also focus on the unaffected arm.
The impact of alcohol on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a widely debated topic. Dara O’Neill, Steven Bell & Annie Britton discuss their new study, published in BMC Medicine, which finds that inconsistently moderate drinkers, former drinkers and non-drinkers each have greater risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to consistently moderate drinkers.
Accurate comparison and analysis of genomic data is crucial to the advancement of precision oncology. The authors of a recently published article in Genome Medicine have developed a new software to compare the genomic data of large patient cohorts. In this blog, Dr. Patrick Aloy discusses the aims and uses of OncoGenomic Landscapes.
Identifying the risk of cancer caused by flight is somewhat of an ambiguous research field. A new review published in Cancers of the Head & Neck, addresses the question of whether airline crew have a higher risk of thyroid cancer compared to the general population.