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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Using e-cigarettes to give up smoking?

E-cigarettes to give up smoking could cause heart attack and stroke. To give up smoking, many are turning to e-cigarettes. People often think that e-cigarettes are healthier than normal cigarettes. Research shows that E-cigarettes actually increase the risk of suffering from heart attack and stroke. This only applies to E-cigarettes that contain nicotine. It appears…
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Anatomy of a medical negligence claim – Part 1 = Duty of Care

In this ' Anatomy of a medical negligence claim’ series of articles, Melanie will break down the legal jargon. In Part One she examines Duty of Care. “A big complaint that many clients’ have about their lawyer is the advice given. The explanations about the case and how it progresses is not in plain English.…
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A pen that can detect cancer

Scientists at the University of Texas develop a pen, a handheld device which can detect cancer tissue in ten seconds. It could revolutionise cancer surgery. The developers of the ‘MasSpec Pen’ state that it can detect cancer cells nearly 150 times faster than existing technology. And has a more than 96% accuracy rate. When treating…
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BACK ACHE …….NO LAUGHING MATTER

When it comes to her husband’s back ache, Melanie’s medical negligence background makes her think – overthink? “Last night the husband and I were out having dinner with another couple. As happens, some wine was drunk, and the conversation turns to: How brave women are in the face of physical pain How we just “get…
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Melanie and Bear Country

Melanie was recently in Canada with the sole aim of seeing Grizzly bears. "I saw a lot of bears which was amazing. I also did a lot of hiking. And when hiking in “bear country” you learn very quickly that the aim of the game is to avoid the bears! Then I got the Noro…
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Heart Attack breakthrough – This is ‘very exciting’

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG FOUND TO CUT RISK OF HEART ATTACK A team of US researchers have reported that anti-inflammatory injections could be the biggest heart attach breakthrough in since introduction of statins. More than 10,000 patients took part in a trial using the anti-inflammatory Canakinumab. The results, were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting…
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Women of a ‘Certain Age’

I was recently out with friends. And, after a few glasses of wine, the conversation inevitably turned to a discussion about the fact that we are all now “of a certain age”. Many of my friends are really keen to share horror stories of their personal health. And, of course, they are really keen to…
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