June 2011 Archive

Mesothelioma claims under reported worldwide?

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In this months edition of APIL magazine I was interested to <a href="http://files.apil.org.uk/members/pdf/pi_focus/2182.pdf">read </a>&nbsp;that a study published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives found that for every 4 to 5 Mesothelioma claims reported worldwide at least one goes unreported. Apparently this study is the first to provide a global estimate of unreported mesothelioma claims. More …

Greek Court's decision in case highlights evidential difficulties

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The decision of the Greek Court to acquit Mr Symeou of the death of Jonathan Hiles in July 2007 highlights the difficulties families face when their loved ones are involved in an incident abroad. More …

Head Injury symptoms may be caused by damage to pituitary gland

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I attended talk given by Dr Beli, neurosurgeon based at the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton.&nbsp;&nbsp;He said that between one third and a half of all people suffering a traumatic had or brain injury (TBI) also had injury to their pituitary gland, but these were often going undetected. More …

Scuba Diving may aid spinal cord recovery

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As someone who has enjoyed scuba diving in the past and truly loved the feeling of weightlessness, I was interested to read that researchers in Baltimore are investigating how scuba diving affects a person's mental and physical health. More …

Summer Motorcycling

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A summer motorcycle safety <a href="http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/news/local/campaign_to_cut_motorbike_crashes_revs_up_1_2812570">campaign</a> in Dunstable is urging riders to take extra care at hazard hotspots. More …

Hairdressing issues to be raised in Parliament

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APIL has reported today that an Early Day Motion has been tabled this week for regulation of the hairdressing industry.&nbsp;&nbsp; Early day motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons I have previously blogged on the support that APIL was giving <a href="http://files.apil.org.uk/weekly-news/23062011-campaigns.htm#item-244">this campaign</a>. More …

Tour de France 2011

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I recently read an <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/8596039/Tour-de-France-2011-Team-Sky-principal-Dave-Brailsford-unmoved-by-link-with-HTC-Highroads-Mark-Cavendish.html">article</a> in the Telegraph about the up coming Tour De France. The Tour de France is due to start on Sat 2 July 2011 and will end on the 24 July.&nbsp; During this time the competitors get 2 rest days.&nbsp; The Tour consists of 21 stages and covers 3,430.50 km. More …

Catastrophic Injury Claim by stable hand at racing stables

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I have seen in the recent press a <a href="http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/gorleston_stable_hand_s_compensation_fight_1_930261">story </a>of a stable hand in a racing stables who suffered serious facial injuries and damage to his spinal cord when he was kicked by a race horse. More …

Horse riding accident

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Yet another equestrian accident in the <a href="http://www.banburycake.co.uk/news/banbury/9105937.Horse_killed_rider_in_event_jump_fall/">news</a>.&nbsp;This time, at a team chase event. These events are less well known than the more common hunter trials. More …

Will new Australian research settle the debate that compulsory helmets reduces head injury?

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There has been a long running debate in Australia about whether or not the introduction of compulsory helmet laws in the state of New South Wales has led to a reduction in head injuries among cyclists. More …