Media release archive 2003
|17 December 2003||HIV
risk assessment based on false assumptions
Original research article from International Journal of STD and AIDS discussing the global burden of disease.
|4 December 2003||What
you don’t know about cocaine
The world’s cocaine production in the year 2000 was estimated at over 700 tons with a street value of over $100 billion.
|1 December 2003||Is
Tony Blair crazy?
Unfounded speculation is a 'dangerous enterprise'
|10 November 2003||Training
through the pain – the secret of success
The Royal Society of Medicine in association with Redgrave Health & Leisure are presenting Playground to Podium the Secret of Success at the Society on Wednesday 12th November 2003.
|1 August 2003||Which
university course is healthiest?
The August Journal published research which may be of interest to anyone wondering if they chose the right subject at college.
|9 July 2003||Stonehenge
as a vulva [PDF
The original article behind the story in the recent press.
|1 July 2003||Food
Toxicity, Allergy or Sensitivity
The Section of Food and Health opened this event to the press. Contact the media office for the programme and abstracts of the meeting.
|1 July 2003||Influenza: "enormous
potential for bioterrorism"
|16 June 2003||African
sexual health programmes 'misguided'
The July International Journal of STD and AIDS followed up its groundbreaking work on AIDS in Africa with another
the spread of HIV. Read the media release.
|5 June 2003||Best
antenatal screening: study results
RSM Press is now the publisher of the Journal of Medical Screening.
The latest issue features "the most comprehensive antenatal Down's syndrome screening study undertaken to date". Read more about the test, which is claimed to be the safest, best and most cost effective available... but which is currently only offered in two places in the UK.
|2 June 2003||Spinal
cord repair: pilot trials "within sight"
The June Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine featured Dr Geoffrey Raisman's predictions about trials on human patients with spinal damage.
|1 May 2003||Why
we forget what doctors tell us
Patients remember a "strikingly small" amount of the information doctors tell them, claims Dr Roy Kessels in the May Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
|29 April 2003||The
future of the test tube baby
The Royal Society of Medicine's conference Assisted reproduction: past present and future on 8th May looks at the state of the art in fertility treatmen
|20 April 2003||Are
we using too much blood?
Diseases like CJD and a general decline in donations mean that our blood reserves are under severe threat.
|5 April 2003||The
future of asthma
The Royal Society of Medicine's meeting Key advances in the clinical managment of Asthma takes place on 15th April.
|1 April 2003||Cannabis:
good or bad?
The Royal Society of Medicine is opening Cannabis, a meeting of its Open and Clinical Neurosciences Sections to the press at 6pm on 7th April.
|28 February 2003||Bioterrorism:
are we prepared?
Bioterrorism: the current threat will take place on 3-4th April at the Royal Society of Medicine, in association with the New York Academy of Medicine.
|20 February 2003||Unsafe
healthcare "drives spread of African HIV"
Since the 1980s most experts have assumed that heterosexual sex transmitted 90% of HIV in Africa.
|3 February 2003||Homeopathic
arnica "no better than placebo"
The results of a new clinical trial on a popular homeopathic remedy will appear in the February Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
|12 January 2003||A
world of cyberdoctors & tele-clinics
Among the speakers at the Royal Society of Medicine's Telemed '03 (29-30 January)
- A new way to treat eating disorders
- How outpatient time could be reduced by 75%
- Can doctors be sued for treating people via the internet?
|10 January 2003||Which
diets are healthy, and why
On 21 January the Royal Society of Medicine looks at which 'functional foods' really have an effect on our health.