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Victims Of Domestic Abuse Suffer On Average For Nearly 3 Years Before Getting The Help They Need

According to new research conducted by charity Safelives, almost a quarter of 'high-risk' victims have attended A&E with injuries sustained during abuse, and some attended 15 times before seeking further help.

Three Quarters of Women Would Avoid Lip Fillers For Fear Of "Trout Pout"

A survey completed in late 2014 indicated that 63 percent of women would like to have fuller looking lips, however 78 percent of those people indicated that they would avoid having the procedure to avoid complications and a look nicknamed 'trout pout'.

Cosmetic Surgery 'Should Be Done By Specialist Surgeons'

Following the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implant scandal in which thousands of women were fitted with breast implants made from sub-standard materials, the cosmetic surgery industry has come under growing pressure to institute greater regulation.

#hellomynameis Campaign Wins Support From More Than 90 NHS Organisations

A campaign by a terminally ill doctor to encourage healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients is being supported by more than 90 NHS organisations. The campaign has grown to become a national campaign with the support of more than 400,000 doctors, nurses, therapists, receptionists and porters from the 90 organisations which include NHS Trusts across England, NHS Scotland and NHS Wales. The campaign has also found support from the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health.

Get Your Child's Car Seat Checked For Free - It Could Save Their Life

Research has revealed that nearly 65% of child car seats are incorrectly fitted or incompatible with the child or car. In addition, many parents are not receiving the correct fitting advice from retailers when purchasing car seats, potentially putting thousands of lives at risk.

Major Incidents Declared at English Hospitals

In an Article posted on the BBC news website on 5 January 2015, Nick Triggle reported on the severe pressures experienced by hospitals this winter. As a result of increased demand on services, particularly on A&E departments, a number of hospitals across the country were unable to cope with patient numbers and declared 'Major incidents'.

A & E Waiting List Is Worst For A Decade

From October to December 2014, just 92.6% of patients attending A&E were seen within the 4 hour target set for the NHS in England, with hospital performance dropping to its lowest level since the target was introduced at the end of 2004.

Minor Cosmetic Procedures Nearly Risk-Free

On 5 November 2014, US journal JAMA Dermatology published a research based on the examination of more than 20,000 cosmetic procedures performed by 23 dermatologists at 8 centres across the United States. According to this research, there were no major complications minor and were limited to bruising, swelling, redness, bumpiness or skin darkening which occurred in less than 1 percent of patients.

Portsmouth Cycle Forum Launches "A City To Share" Scheme To Better Accommodate Cyclists

Portsmouth Cycle Forum has launched its new "A City to share" strategy in the hopes of addressing the way streets are designed to better accommodate cyclists. The plan hopes to encourage more people to cycle. It comes shortly after council leader Donna Jones invited the forum to propose improvements and in August the Portsmouth Cycle Forum wrote an open letter demanding change. The plan hopes to reduce traffic congestion and improve the overall wellbeing of the city by assigning additional space for cyclists who travel through the city on its main routes. The forum will also liaise with public transport operators, discussing how to support the increasing number of customers who switch to cycling after disembarking in the city.

Airlines ordered to pay out if flights are delayed: Victory for passengers who can claim for past six years.

Two million passengers a year whose flights are delayed by technical faults could now be entitled to hundreds of pounds each, after judges found such problems are the sole responsibility of the airline. As a result the industry is now expected to have to pay out £3.89billion for historic claims, including those for passengers who made their claims as long as six years ago.

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