Monthly Archives: February 2020

Highlights of the BMC Series: January 2020


With another month of cutting edge, high impact research, we look back on just a few highlights from articles published across the BMC Series in January.
Men’s grief following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss • Spontaneous embryo resorption in the mouse • Post-traumatic stress disorder among US military • How people living with dementia achieve and maintain independence at home • Impacts of a novel integrated extracorporeal-CPR workflow.

Biology Health Medicine

“I was very upset to be diagnosed”: The psychosocial impact of a diagnosis of gestational diabetes


While the harms of gestational diabetes are well-known, along with the physical benefits of diagnosing and treating it early, the psychosocial harms of a diagnosis are less well-understood. In light of controversial changes to the diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes, the authors of a new systematic review of qualitative studies, published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, discuss balancing these benefits and harms and how their research should be used to inform future updates to the criteria.

Medical Evidence

London Global Cancer Week 2019 – New Solutions to evolving challenges

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BMC Cancer recently attended the 4th Meeting on ‘Cancer control in low and middle income countries’ as part of the London Global Cancer Week at the Royal Society of Medicine on 25th November 2019. This year’s meeting aimed to increase awareness of successful global cancer collaborations and provide an inspiring forum to discuss future strategies to jointly improve cancer control worldwide. Here we touch upon some highlights of the meeting.

Developing World Health Medicine Open Access

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Where are we now, and where should we be going?


“As I write these lines, the novel coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China on December 8, 2019, has infected more people than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) combined.” In this Blog, written by Dr Ghazi Kayali, a member of BMC Infectious Diseases Editorial Board, we discuss the rise of the novel 2019 Coronavirus and its significant public health implications.