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17
Sep 2019

Making a Will – why is it so important to seek specialist advice?

Making a Will is of upmost importance so that you have peace of mind in what will happen to your assets when you pass away. However, failings occur when online Will-making websites and written templates are used. Some online Will writers are unregulated and unqualified so protection from a professional body is unavailable. Online schemes…

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17
Sep 2019

Like, Comment or Share if your social media policy requires an overhaul

Social media is a term used to describe internet applications that encourage people to keep in touch and enable them to interact on-line.  There are positive aspects to the phenomenon, including the ability to communicate easily or share information and ideas; however it can also distort the lines between home and work, degrading into issues…

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17
Sep 2019

Maternity deaths probe into Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals

A report has found that ‘best practice’ was not always adhered to, in relation to the deaths of five women whose maternity care was overseen by the same hospital trust. The trust, which incorporates two acute sites where their maternity services are based, have said that although there had been no evidence that the deaths…

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17
Sep 2019

Organ survival triples with new method of supercooling

Recent research in the US has revealed that the supercooling of human livers to -4oc triples the length of time they can be stored before a transplant when compared with putting them on ice, by slowing the metabolic rate to avoid damage. The technology was pioneered five years ago, firstly through the use of rats,…

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17
Sep 2019

New strain of group A strep spreads throughout England and Wales

The new strain, of Strep A, which causes a variety of infections, from sore throat to scarlet fever, comes at a time of a rise in rare and potentially fatal invasive infections, but does not explain the surge in cases of scarlet fever over the last five years. Scarlet fever is a highly contagious infection…

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17
Sep 2019

Rise in patients hooked on prescription medication

A recent review by Public Health England studied the use of strong painkillers, sleeping tablets and antidepressents, which are currently used by a quarter of adults in the country every year, and found that 50 per cent of patients had been taking the medication for 12 months or more. Officials said that taking the medication…

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