September 2011 Archive

Motorway Speed Limit to Be Raised to 80mph?

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I have mixed feelings about the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/29/speed-limit-raised-80mph?newsfeed=true">news</a> that the Department of Transport (DoT) is to launch a consultation on possibly raising the speed limit on motorways from 70 mph to 80 mph. More …

Poor Posture at Work Can Cause Injuries in the Gym

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Most office workers will spend a lot of time, sat in front of their computer screens everyday. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, regulation 11 sets out an employers duties in respect of workstation and seating.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Heath and Safety Display&nbsp;&nbsp;Screen Equipment Regulations1992 advises the employers about computer equipment and how this should be positioned. More …

The Increasing Cost of Cancer Care

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I was concerned to learn that a group of leading international cancer researchers have recently published a report in The Lancet stating that the cost of treating cancer is 'heading towards a crisis.'&nbsp; More …

Kids Rewarded for Wearing Bike Helmets

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I read an article today that Derbyshire Police are rolling out a new Road Safety Initiative in that they are rewarding children for wearing cycling helmets. More …

Mesothelioma found not to be foreseeable in recent High Court decision

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The claimant in this case developed mesothelioma and brought a claim against her previous employer alleging that they had exposed her to asbestos at work under the Factories Act 1937 and 1961. More …

Patients Requiring Emergency Surgery at Risk, Say Surgeons

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I was concerned to learn that a report by the Royal College of Surgeons has highlighted a lack of&nbsp;resources, such as available operating theatres and access to x-rays and scans,&nbsp;has lead to patients&nbsp;who need&nbsp;emergency surgery not being treated in time.&nbsp; More …

What is the Cost of Life?

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On the way to work this morning I was listening to the radio as I usually do.&nbsp; The subject under debate today was the cost of cancer drugs.&nbsp; It&nbsp;has been&nbsp;suggested that such drugs should not be prescribed to terminally ill cancer&nbsp;patients for the sole purpose of extending their lives by a short period, namely weeks or even days.&nbsp; The money should be spent elsewhere.&nbsp; More …

Is Drug Driving Against the LAW?

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Many people believe that if they drive under the influence of drugs, a vehicle search and a potential charge of possession is all they have to be worried about.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>This is a false belief!</strong> More …

Gastric band operations has risen amongst under 25s

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It seems that often surgery is seen as a quick solution but in reality the problem of obesity may have been longstanding. Our expert explains why gastric band operations have grown in popularity for the under 25's. More …

Holidays Abroad Fall By 13%

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I read a very interesting article in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/worklifeuk/poll/work-life-uk-is-having-a-holiday-becoming-a-luxury-poll">Guardian newspaper today</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;which states that the number of holidays taken abroad fell by 13% - that is a staggering 8.4 million holidays less per year. More …