A recent survey by the AA has shown that only one in three of their customers were aware of the coming changes to the Highway Code, which have been brought in to protect the most vulnerable road users. The survey also worryingly revealed that 4% of those questioned had “no […]
A new study conducted by a team of international researchers has found women up to the age of 35 are at an increased risk of suffering ischemic stroke compared to men of the same age group. Ischemic strokes are the most common, accounting for 87% of all strokes. In over […]
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has launched a new competency framework for expert witnesses – a  practical self-assessment tool that sets out the attributes, knowledge, and skills required of experts. It sets out a commitment to both the profession of the Expert Witness and to continuous professional development. The core […]
The Stroke Association has warned individuals must not delay in seeking medical attention for stroke due to fears around rising COVID-19 rates.  Following a significant drop in stroke admissions during the first pandemic in 2020, concerns are now rising that a similar situation could occur throughout the newest phase of […]
Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but new research using biomaterials could help spinal injury patients recover some of their lost motor skills and functionality. A $24 million research investment from Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund has given a team of researchers at The University of British Colombia the opportunity […]
All over the world, scooters that run on electricity are becoming increasingly popular. While they’re often marketed as fun and convenient ways to get around, their increased adoption is resulting in a rise in the number of injuries and deaths related to riding and falling off these scooters, especially since […]
On Friday 3 December, the Government committed to producing a strategy to deliver increased support to those living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). This follows on from the efforts of MP Chris Bryant and leading charities, encouraging the Government to force them into action.   The strategy will be drafted […]
Within the UK, a stroke occurs every five minutes. Unfortunately, not everyone who suffers from stroke survives; as many as 35,000 people are killed each year. A new ‘breakthrough’ scanning technique has the potential to provide stroke victims with life-saving care. Testing technique Radiologists have tested imaging techniques to determine […]
A new study from King’s College London has found that inconsistent responses in the brain could be the key to understanding common links between abnormal behaviours in a range of mental illnesses and cognitive disorders. Reviewing studies that measure electrical tremors found that brain waves within individuals living with conditions […]
Scientists in Japan have recently discovered metabolic compounds within our blood associated with the risks of developing dementia. Levels of 33 small molecules, or metabolites, differed in patients who have dementia when compared to older individuals with no existing health conditions. The findings, published by the National Academy of Sciences […]