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Discount Rate reduction for personal injury claims

Discount Rate reduction for personal injury claims is what injury victims need and deserve, says APIL

The new Discount Rate for compensation payments awarded to claimants who suffer severe life-changing injuries is what they need and...…

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Discount Rate deadline looms

Will the deadline be met?

Discount rate deadline looms The Lord Chancellor now has less than a week to keep her promise of an announcement on a new discount rate...…

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Small Claims

Small Claims Reforms announced today

Small claims reforms announced today Detail of what is planned for small claims reform has been published today in the Prisons and...…

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Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

It's hard to escape the fact that more fruit and veg has huge health benefits, so pile your trolleys high!

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College...…

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Brain scans 'may spot teen drug problems'

Interesting research; could avoid a lot of problems and heartache if it works.

An international team of scientists say the way teenagers' brains are wired may help predict whether they will develop drug problems in...…

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Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Long life is down to all the tofu and other healthy food eaten in South Korea, seriously, give it a try.

South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests. Imperial College London...…

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The Future of PI

APIL's vice President discusses the future of personal injury

VP discusses the future of personal injury APIL’s vice president Brett Dixon took part in thought-provoking discussions at a roundtable...…

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Small Claims Reform

APIL President calls on members to help deliver "real impact" in small claims campaign

APIL president calls on members to help deliver 'real impact' in small claims campaign Time is now critical in the campaign to oppose...…

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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

What a simple solution; rushing out to buy some Vitamin D tablets right  now!

Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim. The sunshine...…

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Waking up under the surgeon's knife

Although uncommon, anesthetic awareness does happen from time to time and is sometimes due to substandard practice.

Canadian Donna Penner was relaxed at the prospect of abdominal surgery - until she woke up just before the surgeon made his first...…

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Ebola 'super-spreaders' cause most cases

Very interesting; let's hope the information can be used to help limit the spread of this disease in future.

The majority of cases in the world's largest outbreak of Ebola were caused by a tiny handful of patients, research suggests. The...…

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The health workers that help patients stay at home

This sounds like a common sense approach that could reduce the number of hospital admissions and strains on ambulance services.

The full picture Each Monday, they sit together and plan the care that will be offered to the mostly elderly people they are working with...…

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NHS Health Check: Hunt says NHS problems 'unacceptable'

The extent of the crisis in the NHS is very worrying. The extra pressure on staff is bound to lead to mistakes in treatment being made.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has conceded the NHS in England is facing "completely unacceptable" problems. He said there was "no excuse"...…

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'Over the moon' with extra care centre

Some good news for a change, an example of how the right care can work.

Eileen has been treated in an "extra care" bed, in North Yorkshire. She was admitted to hospital in December, but was able to be...…

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NHS 'failed' spinal cancer death woman

Sadly this is not an isolated case and something we see all too often in practice.

The NHS "failed" a woman whose fatal spinal cancer went undiagnosed for months, it has been claimed. Patricia Ann Whitehouse visited her...…

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Gene therapy: Deaf to hearing a whisper

This is really encouraging research that could be great news for many deaf people.

Deaf mice have been able to hear a tiny whisper after being given a "landmark" gene therapy by US scientists. They say restoring...…

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Upfront charges for NHS foreign patients in England

It's hard to see how the NHS will be able to cope with the extra practical and administrative burden of implementing this new plan.

NHS hospitals in England will have a legal duty to charge overseas patients upfront for non-urgent care if they are not eligible for free...…

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Completely 'locked-in' patients can communicate

This is really encouraging news for those trapped inside their own bodies and their families.

Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientists. A brain-computer interface was...…

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35 years leading patient safety and justice

AVMA does great work and is the champion of victims of medical accidents.

This year it is 35 years since AvMA was formed in response to Peter Ransley’s hard-hitting drama “Minor Complications”. At the time, it...…

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