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Researchers at Edinburgh University have been using blood tests and CT scans to identify what factors increase the likelihood of individuals suffering a further stroke again in the future, following a specific type of stroke. The study is published in Lancet Neurology and was funded by the Medical Research Council, Stroke Association and Wellcome Trust.
Rosie Hodgetts takes a look at the recent delays in the NHS, and what you can do if you have experienced one.
What are Changing Places toilets, and what difference do they make? Abigail Ringer explains.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure often marketed or described as a ‘quick fix’ solution to weight problems. But does this make it any less risky?
Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures have increased in popularity in recent years, especially among certain demographics. What does this mean for people’s mental health?
Paul Rumley reacts to the news that the NHS will begin to use AI to diagnose heart conditions this summer.
Hillsborough is now a part of the public consciousness; everyone knows the story of that tragic day in 1989. Recommendations to change the law could help ensure other families don’t have the same experience as those of the 96.
Children’s Grief Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the need of those affected by the loss of a parent or sibling and emphasising the free, professional support available. Here’s why it’s important to our team.
A recent article in the Guardian asked why people in the UK don’t have as much weight loss surgery as on the continent. I’m not sure this piece explains the full picture.
Recently we discussed how new techniques were helping with stroke rehabilitation. Here, Judith Leach explores how singing can improve speech after brain damage.
When you lose your sight as a result of negligence, it can be reassuring to know how compensation can help you adjust to a new way of life. Lucy Crawford explains the 6 ways it can go towards changing your life for the better.
The quest for the perfect smile has led to a cosmetic dentistry boom in recent years, with experts estimating that the 100 largest dental firms have increased their turnover by almost 25% in four years. Ben Lees explores the trend and helps you understand what to look out for if you are considering treatment.
There’s often a long road to rehabilitation after someone suffers a stroke, so new ways to assess and progress patients along are very welcome. Lucy Norton looks at how two occupational therapy students from the University of Essex hope to change things, following a placement at Colchester General Hospital.
Cosmetic breast surgery remains the most common surgical cosmetic procedure for women, with 7,732 operations in 2016. Ben Lees explores this popular procedure from a legal perspective.
What does World Cerebral Palsy Day stand for, and what does it hope to achieve? Abigail Ringer explains.
Ben Lees looks at what this popular procedure consists of, and what you should look out for if you are undergoing the surgery.
According to a report released last month, painful side effects and complications mean around 1 in 15 women fitted with trans-vaginal mesh support will need to have it removed. Ben Lees takes a look at the Mesh Oversight Group Report, and what it means for trans-vaginal mesh procedures.
Richard Coleman considers a new minimally-invasive weight loss procedure.
Ben Lees explores the findings of the new report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, relating to the significant concerns surrounding the UK cosmetic surgery market.
I was shocked to recently read that the British Medical Journal has published evidence that routine NHS procedures are being cut back, leading to a need for doctors to resort to special appeals to get treatment for their patients.
Funding for the NHS is an ongoing topic of debate. But how funding impacts on the treatment doctors can provide goes beyond debate, and becomes a reality that affects patients’ lives every day.
As Group B Strep Awareness Month continues, this blog describes a recent experiment looking at how mice respond to infection with Group B Strep and how the results of the study may lead to new strategies to combat infection in pregnant women and babies.
Partner, Paul Rumley, considers whether we have seen an end to claims for accommodation costs for severely disabled clients.