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Lung Cancer Awareness month – November 2015

November was Lung Cancer Awareness month. Lung cancer remains the world's biggest cancer killer, and 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. Although rates continue to fall amongst men, it is alarming to note that rates in women are rising. According to the most recen....

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Further recalls of cars with faulty airbags

The latest vehicle recall by car manufacturer Toyota is another blow for the company that produced the faulty airbags that have been installed in several makes of cars all over the world. Essex motorists may be aware of the well-publicised stories concerning the defective airbags produced by the Jap....

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Dangers of working from height in the UK

People in Essex who work high above the ground understand the dangers the work involves. While there have been several safety advancements in the past 40 years, a fair number of people are still seriously injured or killed due to falling at work. The Work at Height Regulations control the types o....

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Medical negligence results in father’s death

The death of a father of five following his surgery at River Hospital in Sawbridge was ruled by the court to be the result of medical negligence. His wife gave a written statement describing the close relationship he had with their children, especially with their youngest daughter who is diagnosed w....

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Reports of Vauxhall Zafira recall

Vauxhall is investigating instances where some of its Zafira models have suddenly caught fire. Reports indicate that, in some instances, drivers have had to pull over while driving and jump from their burning vehicle. Hundreds of thousands of Vauxhall Zafiras have been sold in Essex and across the U....

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Trust review finds 400 patients misdiagnosed

The Pennine Acute NHS Trust has carried out a review of complaints and incidents after an increase in reports by medical staff. The Trust, which runs four hospitals including North Manchester General, has reviewed cases covering the previous five years and has said that it found that 400 patients ....

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The most dangerous jobs in the United Kingdom

In spite of health and safety regulations aimed at providing a safe working environment, each year 140 people in the United Kingdom on average die in accidents at work. A report that highlights the most dangerous industries and jobs in the country may be of interest to those in Essex employed in tho....

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Ford using virtual reality to prevent workplace injuries

Construction and industrial workers in Essex are at a serious risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders. These types of injuries are usually caused by repetitive physical labor involving heavy lifting and awkward postures. They account for more than 40 percent of all work-related injuries in the....

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Bicycle recall after safety concerns

Approximately 1.5 million bicycles, produced by seventeen different manufacturers, have been recalled after safety concerns were raised following a number of accidents. The recall is focused around bicycles that use disc brakes with quick release cam levers. Cyclists in Essex can visit a website tha....

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Paraplegic man learns to walk again

A man whose spinal cord was severed in a motorcycle accident has been able to take his first steps in five years thanks to new developments in technology. Essex residents who are interested in this development should note that the work is still experimental and further research is needed to confirm ....

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Bisto recalls thousands of products

A range of products from the Bisto brand was recalled following concerns that some of the containers may be contaminated with metal shavings after problems in the production process. According to a spokesman for the manufacturer, the products had been shipped to retailers all across the country, and....

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Ikea products found to be unsafe for children

Parents in Essex may want to examine their children's furniture closely and stay up-to-date on recalls. Furniture that is flammable or unstable can cause serious injuries to infants and toddlers. Recently, 38,400 crib mattresses sold by Ikea were recalled after it was revealed that the mattresses di....

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