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Social media blamed for spread of cancer myths

This was a headline reported in The Times and was allegedly based on research carried out into what people in the UK believe causes cancer.  The most common misconception was that cancer can be caused by stress, eating foods heavily laden with additives caused the disease and that people who had been exposed to electromagnetic…
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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 14 – 20 is Mental Health Awareness week and this year the focus is on Stress. Every year the Mental Health Foundation , for one week in May, focus on one area of mental health encouraging us to talk about it, focus on our own mental health and think about what we can do…
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5 top tips to cope with stress

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is stress. The week is focused around the question ‘Are we coping?’ We have asked our wonderful staff for their top tips in coping with stress. So, here are our top 5 tips to help cope with stress. 01. Look after yourself Eating well, exercising and taking…
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Increase in funding for Mental Health care for new mums

Having a baby is, on the one hand, an amazing and fulfilling experience but we know that this is not a lasting experience for a lot of women. As many as one in five women will experience what is medically known as a perinatal mental health problem but we would commonly call post natal depression. …
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Alzheimer’s – Mental Health and Care

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. And this week we’ve learned that one of our most beloved actresses, Dame Barbara Windsor, has been suffering with Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed in 2014.  Her husband, Mr Scott Mitchell, has spoken out. He says that he and Barbara feel time is right to speak out due to a worsening…
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Mental health risk higher for Transgender youth

Transgender youth at higher risk for Mental Health issues. A new study conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their…
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Stroke – Alex Ferguson suffered a stroke. More info on strokes

It has been in the news this weekend that Sir Alex Ferguson has suffered a stroke. There are two main types of stroke: Ischaemic which occurs as a result of a blood clot that restricts or reduces the flow of blood to the brain (this is the more common); and Haemorrhagic stroke which is when…
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NHS performance stats…………what is happening in your area?

Delay in receiving care at Hospital? Delay or lack of treatment for Cancer or other life limiting illness? Planned op cancelled causing damage? I read the BBC News every day and being a Clinical Negligence Lawyer I like to read the pages dedicated to health and wellbeing.  A lot of the time those pages give…
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Anatomy of a Clinical Negligence claim Part 3 – the medical evidence

A big complaint that many clients’ have about their lawyer is that the advice given, the explanations about the case and how it progresses is not in plain English.  There is too much jargon, too many legalistic words used and simply not enough proper explanation that everyone can relate to - not just the lawyers…
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