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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.

SWAT Valley, Pakistan floods

“Cataclysmic” health emergency following Pakistan floods

The Pakistan floods have brought on a double burden of communicable, and non-communicable diseases, fuelling more inequality and health disparities.
Magnetic Resonance of Brain, blue MR - stroke solutions

Brainomix & Visionable: Delivering complete stroke solutions

Brainomix & Visionable technologies provide full pathway stroke solutions for teams, reducing workload and improving patient outcomes.
omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to lower risk of kidney problems

Study shows how higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a moderately lower risk of chronic kidney disease and, therefore, a slower decline in kidney function.
Stethoscope by a computer keyboard

How can speech recognition redefine patient care?

Speech recognition solutions could tackle the administrative burden of clinical documentation, and help deliver better-informed patient treatment.
Young Tibetan monks during lessons in Likir gompa (monastery). Near the Indian/Tibetan border in Ladakh, Northern-India

Tibetan monks have different gut microbes, here’s why

Study shows that gut microbes in Tibetan Buddhist monks differ substantially from their secular neighbours.
woman working on an EHR in a hospital

What are the benefits of custom EHR over the standard?

In over a decade, electronic health records (EHR) solutions have become an indispensable tool for the healthcare industry players.
Silhouette of two firemen fighting a raging fire with huge flames of burning scrap timber

20,000 premature deaths caused by human-ignited fires in U.S.

More than 80% of premature deaths caused by small smoke particles in the United States are the direct result of human-ignited fires.
Officer workers sat down at their desks doing work

Prolonged sitting is hazardous to your health

Further evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is bad for your health, even if you exercise regularly - and doctors advise walking every 30 minutes.
Save Our NHS protest demonstration - London.

Reforming the UK’s health and care system through design

The UK’s health and care system is long overdue reform, as needs have shifted and technology has advanced since the NHS was founded in 1948.
cardiac arrest patient gripping chest

Healthcare app to assess out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

A prototype healthcare app aims to revolutionise treatment for patients who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.
Three generation Hispanic family standing in the park, smiling to camera

How can Americans attain full health and wellness potential?

Open Access Government examines how the U.S. is building a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health and wellness potential.

Elderly care and digital health in Scotland

The priorities of Scottish Government Health Secretary Humza Yousaf MSP, especially elderly care and digital health, are underlined here by Open Access Government.
healthcare worker analysing vaccines for covid-19

Taking control of your healthcare journey after COVID-19

Here Charlie Rapple, co-founder of the science communication platform Kudos, explores the healthcare journey away from COVID-19.
Hospital busy surgery corridor

Winter and beyond: the government needs basic technology to solve NHS challenges

Technology can help to address some of the biggest NHS challenges – as long as the latest government is able to harness it.
CGT development, abstract image of DNA strand

Overcoming the cost challenge of rare, orphan & genetic therapies and CGT development

Craig Caceci, Managing Director, Terebellum®, walks us through how to overcome the cost challenge of CGT development for rare, orphan and genetic therapies.
Group of medical professionals brainstorming in meeting

Delivering better health with the EU Global Health Strategy

Sandra Gallina, Director General at Directorate-General Sante (DG SANTE), European Commission, explains how the new EU Global Health Strategy steps up the EU’s role to deliver better health.
Close-up of nurse taking care about elderly person

Fall prevention: preventing 1 million falls in the UK by 2030

Falls cost the UK £4.4 billion per year. Smplicare is on a mission to transform fall prevention and prevent 1 million of those falls by 2030.
medical fridge

Why advancements in medical fridges are vital for the healthcare industry

The vast increase in vaccine production throughout 2020 and 2021 meant the demand for reliable medical fridges also grew rapidly.
Doctor on a healthcare app

Mobile rocket healthcare app: Supporting and aiding a healthier population

Mobile Rocket Healthcare assists in the NHS digital transformation strategy in the creation of an interactive digital app to promote a healthier population.
Woman with cold blowing nose

How to prevent a cold

Dr Deborah Lee discusses how to prevent a cold using simple at-home remedies and simple lifestyle changes.

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