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National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week urges everyone to look after their eyes

Promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests are the key messages for National Eye Health Week 2018
hearing loss

Addressing hearing loss could reduce the risk of Dementia

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day, hearing aid provider, Oticon, explains why successfully addressing hearing loss could reduce the risk of early on-set dementia
Neurodegenerative disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders in the U.S.

The vital work of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are explored here by Open Access Government, with a special focus on neurodegenerative disorders.
diabetes and mental health

The link between diabetes and mental health

Open Access Government investigates the link between diabetes and mental health.
health and social care

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government, including the Federal Minister of Health’s ambitions for the elderly care sector.
health services

Partnership with patients: The way forward to better and sustainable health service

Astri Arnesen, President of the European Huntington Association argues that building a partnership with patients is the best way forward to promote better and sustainable health services
didgital innovation

Digital innovation in diabetes: From health promotion to integrated care provision

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Science & Innovation at the Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH shares his views on data-based solutions for diabetes.
T2DM

Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity, what is the link?

Chester Medical School explores the pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM) with novel approaches.
Endocrine Disruptors

The European Commission roadmap: Towards a More Comprehensive EU Framework on Endocrine Disruptors

Alberto Mantovani of Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità assesses the European Commission’s efforts to develop a comprehensive and concise regulatory framework for endocrine-disrupting chemical substances.

Time for a rethink in healthcare: The treatment of diabetes

Paulus Carpelan, Vice President at Quattro Folia Oy argues that now is the time to rethink healthcare when it comes to the treatment of people with diabetes.
early-stage lung cancer

New operating procedure gives hope to early-stage lung cancer

An innovative new surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the treatment.

Aplastic anaemia and other rare bone marrow failures

Grazina Berry from Aplastic Anaemia Trust argues that young patients diagnosed with aplastic anaemia (AA) and other rare bone marrow failures need more help and support
Health and social care

Simulation in health and social care at the University of Salford

Amanda Miller, Course Leader, outlines the PgCert Simulation in Health and Social Care course available at the University of Salford.
Infectious Disease

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance

Mecky Isaac Matee, Leader of the SACIDS AMR CoP profiles the excellent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research taking place at the Southern Africa Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS).
healthcare

How can healthcare systems boost innovation and facilitate the adoption of digital interventions?

Yinka Makinde, Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London outlines an example of a UK based regional model created to drive the adoption of digital innovation in health care.
Alzheimer’s disease

Infections may be the new paradigm explaining the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease

Tamas Fulop from Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Center on Aging, explains precisely why infections may be the new paradigm explaining the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
atopic eczema

People living with atopic eczema

Bernd Arents, Patient Advocate from the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) Dutch Member VMCE, discusses the importance of raising awareness when it comes to people living with atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis)
service dog

Keeping watch: The story of a diabetes service dog

Joan Cary from Lions Clubs International explains the organisation’s excellent work in providing service dog to assist those with diabetes
tiredness and fatigue

Tiredness and fatigue epidemic is affecting employee work productivity

New research, from Westfield Health, has found over one in ten of working brits have purposefully taken a nap at work, and over a third say their mental wellbeing is reduced due to tiredness and fatigue
new flu vaccine

New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS

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