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Package holiday health essentials

1st June 2017

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

You’ve spent months fantasising about lazing in the sun by day, and living it up in fancy bars by night, which means zero percent of your plans involve being ill on holiday. But being prepared is nothing to be ashamed of – it could just save the entire trip. Here are some key things you’ll need for a healthy getaway.


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Family holiday health essentials

1st June 2017

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

There’s nothing like the excitement of a family holiday in the sun – the little ones learning to swim, the older ones exploring the local park, and the lot of them spending long hours at the kids’ club... However you like to spend your family holiday, you don’t want to be looking after an ill child. So here are some key things you need for the perfect, hassle-free trip abroad.


Backpacker holiday health essentials

Backpacker holiday health essentials

1st June 2017

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Dig out your cargo shorts, lace up your hiking boots and strap on that 50 litre backpack. When you’re about to hit the road for months at a time, organisation is essential – especially for health. Here’s the key kit you need for the trip of a lifetime.


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Investigation into cluster of NHS baby deaths

18th May 2017

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

According to a BBC investigation, there have been at least seven avoidable baby deaths in less than two years at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Following which, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has asked NHS England and NHS Improvement, the regulator, to contact the families involved in the deaths to make sure that they have been properly investigated.


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Baby loss awareness week

28th September 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Whilst infant mortality rates have decreased due to improvements in healthcare, midwifery, and neonatal intensive care, losing a child during or soon after birth is a tragic event that still affects thousands of families in the UK each year.



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ONS cancer survivability statistics - why speed of diagnosis is vital

17th August 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

In 2016, around 1000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer each day according to MacMillan Cancer Support. The stage at which the disease is identified is vital. It can mean the difference between the need for more intensive treatment or a quick recovery. This post looks at the four stages of cancer development, the importance of a quick diagnosis and what support is available if you suffer a delay in treatment.