Global burden of emergency diseases and conditions: Method to measure the impact of conditions requiring emergency care around the world

In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from

Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures: A shorter immobilization period could be easier for patients and help to reduce costs

Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomised controlled trial published in The BMJ today.