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Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

This is a bit worrying, Not time to panic yet but clearly worthy of serious consideration.

A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say. The drug combination was unable...…

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Human-pig 'chimera embryos' detailed

Maybe, one day, the provision of human organs produced in this way will become a reality and a benefit for many people.

Embryos that are less than 0.001% human - and the rest pig - have been made and analysed by scientists. It is the first proof chimeras -...…

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Ambulance services 'not coping' as demand rises

Maybe some better procedures for handover at A/E departments might help get ambulance crews back on the road to the next call.

Ambulance crews are finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", an audit of the service in England says. The warning by the National...…

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Artificial intelligence 'as good as cancer doctors'

Brilliant! There are some amazing developments in the pipeline, let's hope they are widely available soon.

Artificial intelligence can identify skin cancer in photographs with the same accuracy as trained doctors, say scientists. The Stanford...…

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Patient payment proposals for extra GP care

A controversial point of view - which side of the debate do you fall on? 

Whilst many are of the view that it makes sense for the NHS to...

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Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists!

No more crispy roasties!

Be careful not to brown your toast, chips or roast potatoes or you could be exposing yourself to a cancer risk!

Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could...…

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Drug cost-saving plans may hit patients

Let's hope then that the drug companies will agree to reduce the costs of some drugs and that the NHS can get a better deal from them.

Patients in England may face delays getting new drugs or go without them if NHS bosses proceed with plans to try to cut the cost of...…

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'Huge leap' in prostate cancer testing

This is great news - prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers and the treatment that it requires can lead to some horrible side...

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MoJ cherry-picking

MoJ cherry-picking DfT figures to push through small claims reforms, says MASS

The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) has accused the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of cherry picking figures from the Department for...…

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All change please??

Firms are advised to brace themselves for change following results of carious consultations on PI. 

A case of ‘all change, please’? As the sector awaits the results of various consultations on personal injury, Jonathan Wheeler advises...…

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Gossiping is good for your health? I've been saying that for years...

If you ever need an excuse for getting together with your friends more often, here is a great one! 

Getting your friends together for a good old gossip, it turns out, is good for your health.  Researchers from the University of Pavia in...…

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Winter health warning for sepsis

Sepsis is one of the biggest killers of our time; everyone should be aware of the signs as early treatment is crucial to save lives.

People are being urged to not be "martyrs" if they start experiencing potentially deadly symptoms this winter. GPs have warned patients...…

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Three-person IVF baby for infertile couple

We could see a three-person baby in Britain soon as the law already allows this.

A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF". The Times reports that doctors...…

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Meet our Heads of Department

Meet Joanna Gatehouse, our other Head of Department in the Personal Injury team.  Jo is located in our Bournemouth Office. 

Personal Injury Joanna deals with a broad range of personal injury work. She has acted for clients with catastrophic injuries...…

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Caesarean death caused by hospital failures

A catalogue of errors by the hospital led to this lady's tragic death. The level of mistakes in obgyn care is still far too high.

"Failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment" resulted in a woman's death after childbirth, a coroner has ruled. Frances Cappuccini, 30,...…

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Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

This sounds like a real breakthrough; doctors will be able to tailor the right treatment to the right patient.

Artificial intelligence can predict when patients with a heart disorder will die, according to scientists. The software learned to...…

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Meet our Heads of Department

Meet Emma Menzies, our Head of Department in the Personal Injury team.  Emma is located in our Winchester Office. 

Emma Menzies Partner: Head of Department Brain & spinal injuries specialist 01962 624437 Emma qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and...…

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Pre Medical Offers

Allow Pre Medical offers for certain claims, says Lloyd's Market Association. 

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has called on the Government to permit pre-medical offers in certain circumstances as it digests...…

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PI Reform

Minister shows no sign of budging over PI reforms. 

Justice minister Sir Oliver Heald has shown no indication the government will back down over any of its proposals for personal injury...…

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MPs oppose personal injury reform

It's important there is access to justice for all. Those injured should be entitled to claim and receive proper legal advice.

Labour MPs branded Government proposals for reforming low value personal injury claims “morally corrosive” during a debate held in...…

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Surgeon: Lethal NHS failings

This is very  interesting. It is clearly crucial that doctors have all relevant test results to enable them to do their job properly.

Experts, nurses and doctors continue to say NHS conditions are the worst staff have experienced. Dr Shree Datta, consultant obstetrician...…

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Urine test reveals what you really eat!

No more kidding yourself that you eat 5 a day, this test will reveal what you really eat!

A urine test that can reveal how healthy your meals are has been developed by UK scientists. They think it could be used to improve...…

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NHS England chief contradicts May over spending

Sounds like the Government spin is a bit off kilter; the Chief Executive of the NHS should know what he's talking about!

The chief executive of NHS England has contradicted government claims that the health service is getting more funding than it asked for....…

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Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Some more positive health news; this research sounds very hopeful for limiting the spread of cancer in the future.

The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can "seed"...…

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NHS conditions worst ever, say leading nurses

Clearly more investment is needed in the NHS along with better social care solutions to relieve pressure on hospitals.

Nurses say conditions in the NHS are the worst they have experienced, the Royal College of Nursing has said. In a separate move, 50...…

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Leak shows full extent of NHS winter crisis

It is scary to think about how long you might have to wait to get help in some of our emergency departments.

If you do think you need to...

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Whiplash reforms

Whiplash reforms treat victims ‘like an inconvenience’ – APIL

Claimant lawyers have mounted an all-out attack on the government’s plans to overhaul the personal injury sector as the deadline...…

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A look at 2017: Access to justice

An interesting read about how current proposals will impact on access to justice. Having access to the legal profession is something most...

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Small Claims Reform

Solicitors flood MoJ with whiplash protests on consultation D-day. 

Honest claimants will go into battle against well-resourced insurers without legal representation if government proposals go ahead, the...…

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Give peanut to babies early?

To give or not to give - that is the question... 

Babies should be given peanut early - some at four months old - in order to reduce the risk of allergy, according to new US guidance. ...…

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GM malaria vaccine 'milestone'

This could be the start of something really important. Mosquito-borne diseases seem to be becoming more common and this seems like the...

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Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

I knew sitting in traffic was bad for me and this study proves it!

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia...…

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More unwanted "spam"

Spam calls and texts to reach “epidemic proportions” following low value PI claim reforms. 

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has predicted that spam calls and texts about personal injury claims will reach...…

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