BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, publishing original research, commentaries and reviews that are either of significant interest to all areas of medicine and clinical practice, or provide key translational or clinical advances in a specific field.


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    Nicotine levels in E-cigarettes

    Caroline Cobb, Peter Hendricks, Thomas Eissenberg

    Thomas Eissenberg and colleagues comment on the problems associated with variability in nicotine levels delivered by electronic cigarettes, and recommend that regulation is required to prevent an increase in nicotine dependence.

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    Improving RUTF formulations

    J Brenna, Peter Akomo, Paluku Bahwere, James Berkley, Philip Calder, Kelsey Jones, Lei Liu, Mark Manary, Indi Trehan, André Briend

    Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) do not meet polyunsaturated fatty acid requirements; Thomas Brenna et al. highlight the importance of improving RUTF composition, which may be beneficial for omega-3 specific development in malnourished children.

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    Ebola:improving response to epidemics

    Oyewale Tomori

    The recent Ebola outbreak led to over 10,000 deaths in West Africa; Oyewale Tomori highlights reasons behind the failed control systems, and how improved disease surveillance, capacity building and coordinated response, are vital to the control of future epidemics.

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    CVD risk underestimation

    Miguel Cainzos-Achirica, Michael Blaha

    Recent research suggests that underestimation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk increases with age in women; Miguel Cainzos-Achirica and Michael Blaha comment on these findings, and discuss discordance between perceived and calculated CVD risk.

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    Antimalarial dosing strategies

    James Beeson, Philippe Boeuf, Freya Fowkes

    James Beeson and colleagues comment on a recent study demonstrating that fixed-dose artesunate-amodiaquine antimalarial regimens provide higher efficacy than other combinations, emphasizing the importance of correct dosing to limit the spread of resistance.

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    Prostate cancer classifiers

    JP Sedelaar, Jack Schalken

    Michiel Sedelaar and Jack Schalken comment on recent research identifying a new genomic signature to predict therapy response in prostate cancer, highlighting the need for individualized predictors as the use of systemic treatments increases.


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Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence
Emily Banks, Grace Joshy, Marianne F Weber, Bette Liu, Robert Grenfell, Sam Egger, Ellie Paige, Alan D Lopez, Freddy Sitas and Valerie Beral
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