March 2012 Archive

Hostage Judith Tebbutt Released

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After almost 7 months in captivity, hostage Judith Tebbutt <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17455284">has been released</a> in Somalia following the payment of a ransom by her family.&nbsp; She has been flown to Nairobi where arrangements will be underway for her repatriation to the UK.&nbsp; More …

Did I Give Proper Consent to the Treatment I Received?

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I am regularly contacted by people who have suffered a problem following medical treatment and believe that they did not give proper consent to the treatment and are therefore entitled to claim compensation. More …

A Day in the Life

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This classic Lennon and McCartney composition, one of my all time favourite records, appeared as the final track on the Beatles' classic 1967 album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and was my music of choice on the journey to work this morning. A beautiful piece of song writing, the verses were written independently by the two and the orchestral segments were added only after the track was recorded. More …

Researchers' quest to understand Alzheimers disease

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The San Diego School of Medicine at the University of California has been using stem cell technology to create Alzheimer's brain cells from both people in the high risk category and those with no family history of the condition. More …

Cycling deaths are on the increase

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In London there are an impressive number of cyclists taking to the roads including businessmen commuting into the city, attending meetings on 'Boris bikes', couriers and leisure cyclists.&nbsp; Cycling is great exercise whether it is a means of getting from A to B or just for fun or fitness! More …