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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.
Abigail Ringer advises on a range of grants and benefits which can be used to fund appliances and adaptations for those less affected by disability.
Our latest blog, by Joachim Stanley, considers new research which bodes well for early diagnosis of testicular cancer.
Simon Elliman explores ways in which awareness of shoulder dystocia and Erb’s Palsy can be heightened, to coincide with Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week, which runs from 26 June to 2 July 2017.
Rhiannon Wilson looks at a recent study which highlights the merits in patients and families talking about death more openly.
Ben Lees writes about the vital work of the charity SANDS and why we are supporting their awareness campaign this month.
Ellie Roberts looks at the appalling offences of Breast Surgeon, Mr Paterson, and the difficulties now facing his victims as they seek to obtain compensation for their injuries.
Solicitor Sarah White considers the controversial Government proposal for information from hospital staff obtained during health service investigations to be kept confidential by default.
This is the latest blog in our series on inquests, with Ali Cloak considering what happens after the Coroner concludes the inquest investigation.
Inquest specialist, Ali Cloak, considers the different conclusions which can be reached in an inquest and their implications.
In her latest blog, Lucy Crawford considers the issue of antibiotic resistance and how ants may hold the key to medical advances in this area.
As part of her series of blogs dealing with the inquest process from start to finish, Ali Cloak considers what you can expect from the inquest hearing itself.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the UK and those suffering from it often have to implement a strict ongoing regime to manage their condition. This blog takes a look at research currently being conducted in China that could be the start of a revolution in the way diabetes is treated.
Lucy Norton considers the many consequences of medical misdiagnosis following the recent news of a criminal prosecution case of suspected Shaken Baby Syndrome being stopped after it was discovered the baby girl actually had a rare medical condition.