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Monthly Archives: April 2018

The UK has one of the highest rates of allergy sufferers in the world and from 2012 there was a 615% increase ( Rising awareness and increase research is vital Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing support, advice and information for those living with allergic disease, visit

Man’s search for meaning – The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust  by Viktor E Frankl is the library’s book of the month with 9 million copies sold from the first edition in 1946. To borrow it sign in to our online catalogue with your BMA username and password .  

With spring finally here and the sun shining, what a better way to go access library services than using the our website and online catalogue. Anytime, anywhere you can use our postal loan service, order articles to be delivered to your desktop, request a Medline literature search or access our growing collection of e-books and e-journals. And be wherever you really want to be….

Natural born killer cancers. Not all cancers are born equal as three studies funded by Cancer Research UK have determined that kidney cancers evolve differently and some become more aggressive than others. Starting to develop as early as in childhood, a cancer may become benign, very aggressive or a mixture of both. Read about this very important discovery on  

7th April is #WorldHealthDay2018 Help us raise awareness and support WHO’s campaign  #HealthForAll. We believe health is a human right but half the world doesn’t have access to essential health services. You can read more of on statistics from the WHO factsheet. What a better way to support them than using their new colourful stamps. The new designs were released today 6th April by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) as messengers of… Read More

Expert Searches

Don’t miss out on getting free expert literature searches and 1:2:1 search skills tutorial sessions.  Delivered by our clinical librarian, who has over 20 years’ experience searching medical literature. Available to all BMA members, visit  for further details or contact us at