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The New Zealand Medical Journal

 Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 11-December-2009, Vol 122 No 1307

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Sudden infant death and co-sleeping: stronger warning needed

Edwin A Mitchell

Original Articles

Gender inequality in New Zealand life expectancy: decomposition by age and cause

Peter Sandiford

Does mortality vary between Pacific groups in New Zealand? Estimating Samoan, Cook Island Māori, Tongan, and Niuean mortality rates using hierarchical Bayesian modelling

Tony Blakely, Ken Richardson, Jim Young, Paul Callister, Robert Didham

Mum’s the word: factors that influenced young adults’ participation in the New Zealand Meningococcal B immunisation programme

Marian Bland, Geraldine M Clear, Adrianna Grogan, Kath Hoare, Jan Waldock

Sero-prevalence of leptospirosis in workers at a New Zealand slaughterhouse

Jackie Benschop, Cord Heuer, Patricia Jaros, Julie Collins-Emerson, Anne Midwinter, Peter Wilson

Acute gastrointestinal illness in New Zealand: information from a survey of community and hospital laboratories

Rob Lake, Nicola King, Kerry Sexton, Philippa Bridgewater, Donald Campbell

Review Article

'Party pill' drugs—BZP and TFMPP

Ustana Antia, Malcolm D Tingle, Bruce R Russell


What is the mechanism of sudden infant deaths associated with co-sleeping?

Christine G McIntosh, Shirley L Tonkin, Alistair J Gunn

Will the financial crisis get under the skin and affect our health? Learning from the past to predict the future

Tony Blakely, Melissa McLeod

Climate science, denial and the Declaration of Delhi

George Laking, Alistair Woodward, Scott Metcalfe, Alexandra Macmillan, Graeme Lindsay, Joanna Santa Barbara, Anne MacLennan, Imogen Thompson, Susan Wells; for OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health

Clinical Correspondence

Rectus sheath haematoma: an anticoagulation dilemma

Giovanni Losco, Samba Siva Reddy Pulusu, Murray Pfeifer

Incarceration of an umbilical hernia following colonoscopy

Maxine M Beetham, M Imran Khan

Medical image. Hypereosinophilic syndrome with lung involvement

Selim Doganay, Ali Yikilmaz, Guven Kahriman, Ibrahim Sacit Tuna, Abdülhakim Coskun

Special Series

The quality of life of New Zealand doctors and medical students: what can be done to avoid burnout?

Marcus A Henning, Susan J Hawken, Andrew G Hill

100 Years Ago in the NZMJ

President’s Address (part 4)


Selected excerpts from Methuselah


Diabetes and tobacco

Don Beaven, Sarah Thomson

Majority support by Māori and non-Māori smokers for many aspects of increased tobacco control regulation: national survey data

Richard Edwards, Nick Wilson, George Thomson, Deepa Weerasekera, Tony Blakely

Protecting victims of domestic violence

Ian A Robertson

Response to Narasimhan and Clausen's letter on heterophile antibodies and troponin results

Richard King, Christopher Florkowski, Richard Mackay, Peter George

Rewriting the inverse care law

Roger Ridley-Smith

Resource constraint is all the more reason to not let up on inequalities

Gary Jackson, Doone Winnard

A survey of New Zealand patients’ preferred characteristics of their general practitioners

Shaun Holt, Andrew Gilbey


Sir Donald Ward Beaven

Dorothy Field Usher Potter

Elsie Craig Gibbons

Dorothy Barnard Kelly (née Smith)

Mervyn Wilfrid Archdall

John Stuart Boyd-Wilson

Murray James Loughlin


Medical Benevolent Fund

Book Review

Clinical Management of Thyroid Disease (FE Wondisford, S Radovick; eds)

Birgit Dijkstra

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