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Kind Strangers Fund Paralympic Gold Medallist David Smith’s Rehab Fees Following Spinal Surgery

The internet has rallied around and raised thousands to help Paralympic gold medallist David Smith fund his rehabilitation costs following life-saving surgery. Smith, who is a British rower, was forced to have surgery to remove a tumour from his spine for the third time.  He is now undergoing expensive rehabilitation to be able to walk…

Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s. Their novel solution could revolutionise testing in countries where physicians don’t currently have access to sophisticated diagnostic technology.  The test relies on inexpensive tech, such as VR headsets and Microsoft Kinect sensors, to…

World Thrombosis Day: Woman Claims Contraceptive Pill Caused Blood Clot That Nearly Killed Her

One in four deaths worldwide are from conditions caused by thrombosis, according to the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). For such a big killer, which costs the NHS an estimated £640 million annually, it’s surprising then that many aren’t aware of the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) which,…