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        Over a third of adults in the UK would not be worried if they had a few of the potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer. This alarming statistic was brought to light by charity organisation Pancreatic Cancer UK, to urge the public to understand more about the deadly disease and help combat it....
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        Body modification artists have been exposed carrying out dangerous, illegal procedures in a recent exposé by the BBC. Patients undergo these cosmetic procedures to achieve a lizard-like forked tongue. Two backstreet practitioners in London were secretly filmed preparing to illegally inject undercover BBC reporters with anaesthetic to begin giving them this unusual procedure....
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        Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare neurological condition with symptoms including paralysis, impaired bladder or bowel control. If not correctly diagnosed or treated quickly, the serious condition can cause permanent, life-changing paralysis....
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        A watchdog found that the man, indentified only as “Mr D”, saw his health decline - which subsequently led to his death - after medical professionals at the Wales hospital missed opportunities that may have helped prevent it....
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        Thousands of homebuyers have now found themselves trapped in spiralling ground rent contracts, with many seeing their annual amount to pay to the freeholder doubling every 10 years. In one shocking case, The Guardian[LINK] reported on the case of a first-time buyer whose ground rent had already risen to £8,000 a year and, in theory, would keep doubling so that in 95 years’ time would reach £8m a year....
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        According to a report in the Daily Mail, every year one person in 100 in the UK breaks a bone. Around half of the estimated 20 million visits to A&E involve having an X-ray, usually to check for a bone injury. Now research has suggested that thousands of these patients leave A&E with doctors having failed to spot or diagnose their fracture....
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        Sepsis is a serious condition that occurs when an infection enters the bloodstream and if it is not properly diagnosed or treated, the health of a patient who has the condition can quickly deteriorate and even potentially die....
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        A damning report has been leaked accusing RBS of mistreating many of its clients. The Financial Conduct Authority has said the RBS department that was set up to help troubled companies has mistreated many of them. The BBC reports that in the leaked report, some “inappropriate action” was found, such as the raising of interest charges or unnecessary fees being added. These actions were experienced by 92% of viable firms seen by RBS’s Global Restructuring Group....
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        Metallosis (also known as “metal poisoning”) occurs when the parts of a metal-on-metal hip replacement grind together and shed tiny particles of toxic metal chromium or cobalt into the body. In severe cases, metallosis poisoning can cause blindness, deafness, heart damage, heart failure, permanent disability or death. The symptoms can start mildly and then become irreversible....
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        In recent years, mesh implant surgery has been performed on patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) a condition where there is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina. POP is a common condition and is experienced by many women, particularly after childbirth, which occurs due to a weakening of the tissues that support the pelvic organs....
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