We all lead busy lives and there are many pressures and stresses put upon us in our day-to-day working lives.  We all appreciate that those in the GP surgery or at the hospital, doctors and other healthcare professionals are at least as rushed and time poor as we are.  There is much talk in the…

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This week we have followed BBC’s Alex Jones and her brave team of mothers. More information on their exploits is available here   Most noteworthy is that whilst the five ladies are pursuing numerous physical challenges and facing their own fears for a whole week; these feats in no way come close to the daily challenges faced…

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  Eighty per cent of people who make a New Year’s Resolution fail by February.  As Easter looms most of us with good intentions cast an eye at all the chocolate on offer! However, for some the attraction of being healthier, fitter and often thinner becomes an all encompassing quest.  We all want to be…

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    Essure is a non-surgical sterilisation implant which has been withdrawn from use in Europe by the manufacturer for commercial reasons.  The Essure product continues to be used in the United States. Corries 4 Women have been actively pursuing claims on behalf of ladies fitted with the Essure sterilisation device.  We were approached by…

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There have been some articles lately about anti depression drugs. Further articles about mistakes in prescribing drugs and errors in 1 on 5 makes even more grim reading. In this article we look at the studies and the practical things you can do for you or others suffering. Statistics Use of antidepressants is on the…

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NHS mistakes are often reported in the press and on television. We look at recent changes which may mean a more transparent approach to finding out if your loved ones have had poor treatment. NHS hospitals and medical staff are there to help us all in our hour of need.  The majority of the time…

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Female medical pain is a serious matter. Doctors taking reports of  medical pain symptoms less seriously in women than in men has recently been in the media. An article by the Daily Mail click here reports on a worrying trend that female patients are taken less seriously than men.  Reports of failing to take notice or…

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Knee implant cases could soon take over as the next large patient litigation. There has been a lot of discussion and coverage of the on-going DePuy International Pinnacle hip failure case. The litigation has just finished and judgment is awaited. Of great interest is the decision of DePuy Synthes, another Johnson and Johnson company, to…

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The death of much loved television presenter Keith Chegwin has shocked many of us. Keith Chegwin has sadly died due to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, known as IPF. What is IPF? IPF is a scarring to the lung which stops the lungs breathing properly. Over a course of time this fibrosis causes the lungs to stiffen and…

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Vaginal mesh developments in Australia and the death of a Canadian mesh campaigner have hit the headlines. They have brought into sharp focus the massive impact that the mesh implants are having on people’s lives. Australian ban on vaginal mesh Australian authorities have introduced a ban on the use of trans vaginal mesh products. The ban – started by…

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