April 2013 Archive

Is the age for cervical cancer screening too high?

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The current age for cervical cancer screening in the UK is 25. Becky Ryder died after being refused a screening because she was under age which raises the question of whether the age limit should be lowered? More …

Dedicated Research Centre for Childbirth

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Pregnancy and childbirth are often described as the 'most natural experiences in the world'. Unfortunately, due to complications during pregnancy and labour, often through causes unknown, many women are left traumatised by the experience. More …

Spinal Injuries require specialist legal assistance

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I read a report of a local builder in Portsmouth suffering spinal injuries when he fell from the second storey of a building where he was working. More …

The importance of good aftercare in Joint Replacement Surgery

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Whilst getting ready for work this morning, I was interested to hear on the local BBC news broadcast, that a former Dragon's Den contestant, Kay Russell, has apparently received endorsement from the NHS for her product, as well as from judge Deborah Meaden, back in 2009. More …

Marathon feat by runners on 21st April

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I was very proud to support my two daughters as they ran the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday. They ran for Variety, a children's charity and Emmaus, a shelter charity. Others ran for cancer charities, brain injury charities, children, old age charities, AVMA and too many more to mention. More …

Unregistered Gas Fitter Puts Lives at Risk

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An Un-registered Gas fitter, a Mr Johnstone from Nantwich, had been deceiving his customers by alleging he was registered to obtain work from them. More …

THINK BIKE: Preventing Road Traffic Accidents

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Southampton <a href="http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/ ">Echo </a>reported last week on the safety drive which has been launched after new figures revealed 760 cyclists were killed or injured in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight in the past five years. More …

Department of Health calls for regulation of cosmetic procedures

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I was interested to hear about the result of a review of cosmetic procedures by the Government. More …

Malcolm Johnson on ITV Daybreak on the issue of child abuse

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Malcolm Johnson appeared on ITV's Daybreak on Tuesday with Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly to talk about the group who are "outing" individuals whom they suspect of trying to abuse children, by luring them into situations when they can be filmed and photographed. More …

Nurse told to be quiet about incidents

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A survey showed that nurses have concerns about victimisation and reprisals while some felt that when they did report concerns about patient care, they had put their careers on the line unnecessarily because no action was taken. More …