Tag Archives: pregnancy

Vitamins in pregnancy

We’ve all seen the adverts, usually accompanied by a photograph of a glowing pregnant woman or an adorable baby, selling vitamins and minerals ‘specially designed’ for pregnancy. They’re often expensive, but for many woman, the reassurance of taking a supplement that seems to promise a healthy pregnancy and a bouncing baby is well worth the […]


Shining a light on schizophrenia research

Schizophrenia is a terrible, frightening, fascinating condition. When I first edited the BMJ Group’s patient information about schizophrenia, I was amazed and astonished by some of the things I learned. The cause of the condition itself is a bit of a mystery. As with many things, it’s likely to be a complex mixture of nature […]

Nanny NICE?

I’m a big fan of the work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Someone has to make the hard decisions about which treatments are sufficiently cost-effective to provide on the NHS. I’m glad the decisions are, by and large, made by committees of experts, after careful appraisal of the evidence. You can […]