Givin’ a little bit more
Welcome to the Christmas issue of the Student BMJ. Much akin to the Christmas issue of our “parental” journal, BMJ, we bring you an issue packed with funny and quirky pictures and findings from around the globe. Whether it be the patient with Manchester United-induced Addisonian crisis (doi:10.1136/bmj.d7732) or the birth of new sweets, Jellyatrics (doi:10.1136/bmj.d7447), the BMJ strives to bring you the bizarre scientific stories that have occurred over the year. If you’ve never seen a happy heart (doi:10.1136/bmj.d7462) or a Christmas star shaped renal stone (doi:10.1136/bmj.d7516), be sure to catch them in this issue.
Many of you will be eating mince pies and drinking mulled wine over the holidays, but you should be wary of gluttony. In the short term it might be okay, but overdoing it can have seriously harmful effects. There is one exception . . . Father Christmas. He does alright given his daily health