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Within, Open Access Government’s Health and Social Care news section, we offer a variety of diverse material. With a focus on the most noteworthy stories in the sector from around the world.

Providing information on the most popular and interesting topics such as the NHS digital transformation and its ongoing developments along with the latest research on diabetes, rare diseases and potential cures. This section also offers articles on the funding to healthcare services and has a strong focus on mental health issues/research and much more.

This category also offers information on how environmental changes are affecting peoples health today along with how the LGBT community deals with health stigma surrounding it.

benefits of breastfeeding

Health leaders raise awareness for the benefits of breastfeeding

To mark World Breastfeeding Week, health leaders in Leeds are raising awareness for the environmental and health benefits of breastfeeding.
health crisis

Let’s get better prepared for the next health crisis in the EU!

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations state the case for being better prepared for the next health crisis in the European Union in light of COVID-19.
pregnant women

How can remote monitoring support pregnant women during and after the pandemic?

Dr Lucy Mackillop, Chief Medical Officer at Sensyne Health, discusses how remote monitoring can support pregnant women during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome: Getting through the working day when you’re menopausal

Mamta Trivedi, MCOptom DipTP(IP), a Specialist optometrist and advisor to Feel Good Contacts, shares tips on how to get through the working day when you’re menopausal and suffering from dry eye syndrome.
COVID-19 deaths, racism

Racial disparity in COVID deaths exists beyond poverty

New research proves that racial differences in COVID-19 deaths happens beyond economic explanations.
elderly care

24/7 live-in care at home: A post-COVID solution for the future of UK elderly...

Here, Peter Seldon, CEO of Consultus Care & Nursing explains the potentials of a revolution in elderly care and what we can do to get there.
Finnish sauna

Health benefits of authentic Finnish sauna bathing

Finmark Sauna explores the health benefits associated with cardiovascular disease, mental health, pain and respiratory disease, of Finnish sauna bathing.
period poverty

Ending period poverty is the only way the world can move forward

For the world to move forward, period poverty must end now. Here, Dr Shirin Lakhani, intimate health specialist, reveals why and how things need to change.
data blind spots

Healthcare systems must uncover data blind spots to drive change post-COVID-19

Dr Anas Nader, CEO at Patchwork Health explains why healthcare providers must make greater efforts to gather, analyse and act upon data blind spots to drive change post-COVID-19.
care homes

How can we combat loneliness in care homes?

Red Homes Healthcare discuss the mental health crisis in care homes and explore what can be done to prevent loneliness.
early menstruation

Early menstruation linked to a 50% increase in menopause symptoms

According to researchers from the University of Queensland, early menstruation increases the likelihood of hot flushes and nights sweats by 50%.
aromatherapy, lavender

Can lavender aid those who struggle with insomnia?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores how aromatherapy is fast emerging as a form of alternative medicine for many health conditions, including insomnia.
developing dementia

Diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing dementia

Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the link between diabetes and the increased risk of developing dementia.
poor quality housing

COVID-19 lockdown raises threat for children living in poor quality housing

Andreas Culora, analyst in the home affairs and social policy group at RAND Europe, highlights the heightened exposure to COVID-19 for children living in poor quality housing.
hospital discharge

The danger of care home placement after hospital discharge

Paul Fever, of Go Access Distribution, explores the  danger of care home placement after hospital discharge and discusses alternatives.
covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: Could a vaccine be available by September?

Scientists from the University of Oxford, joint with AstraZeneca, are hopeful that their vaccine, to protect against Covid-19, could be available as early as September.
specialist adult care, exemplar care

Providing specialist adult care in a post-COVID world

John Whitehead, CEO of Exemplar Health Care, discusses specialist adult care and how to continue delivering post-COVID.
mental health lockdown

What impact has lockdown had on mental health in the UK?

According to research undertaken by mental health charity, Mind, the UK's mental health has deteriorated during lockdown.

Front line worker shares insight into a post-COVID-19 NHS

Stephen Boyle, TeleTracking UK’s Product Specialist, recently returned to front line Critical Care nursing at East Cheshire NHS Trust in response to COVID-19. Here, he argues that most changes made within the NHS have been driven by necessity and not intentional innovation.

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