Spotting the signs of strangulation could save a life. But they’re not always obvious

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It’s been described as a “last warning shot” before death.

Women who survive strangulation are up to seven times more likely to go on to die at the hands of their partner, according to recent studies in the US.

And there are side effects that aren’t always obvious to treating doctors, paramedics or police officers — everything from voice changes to blood clots, strokes and paralysis.

Survivors and medical professionals are now pushing for increased training and awareness around non-lethal strangulation — something they say could help save…

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