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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.

barriers to patient flow, digital solutions

Could technology help break down barriers to patient flow in the healthcare system?

Neil Laycock, Managing Director of Healthcare, Servelec, explores the potential for digital solutions to change the narrative on managing precious assets in the healthcare environment.
Medical devices policy

Medical devices policy: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Here, we look at medical devices policy of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The Ministry now has Katsunobu Katō in place, who very recently replaced Nemoto Takumi as the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in the country.
Funding health research

Funding health research: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The role of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, when it comes to funding health research in Canada, is explored here, including a look at the work of the Human Development, Child and Youth Health division within that.
Access to medical cannabis

Access to medical cannabis and to what extent is medical cannabis now legalised?

Cosmo Feilding Mellen, Managing Director of Spectrum Therapeutics UK looks at access to medical cannabis and to what extent is medical cannabis now legalised.
credible domestic agenda, NHS confederation

NHS Confederation on Queen’s Speech: “Develop a credible domestic agenda”

The NHS Confederation and Amnesty International respond to the Queen's Speech, highlighting elements such as a credible domestic agenda and a need for immigration reform.
acute coronary syndromes

New evidences on the role of inflammation in acute coronary syndromes and its pathogenesis

For a long time the causes of acute coronary syndromes were poorly understood, and, only after the publication of our paper on New England Journal of Medicine on the importance of inflammation it was recognised as a crucial pathogenetic mechanism.

Environmental exposures during early life influence adult disease risk

Carolyn R. Klocke and Pamela J. Lein discuss how an individual’s experiences during early life can influence their risk for disease as an adult.
health innovation ecosystem

Horizon 2020 research: The health innovation ecosystem of Europe

Here, Cecile ten Kate discusses the process of valorisation of research projects, focusing specifically on the health innovation ecosystem.
cancer research paper

Swansea University Medical School’s Director of Research releases 100th cancer research paper

After a career spanning more than 20 years, a Swansea University Professor’s passion for research is as ‘strong as ever’, as he marks a very notable achievement – the release of his 100th cancer research paper.
dosage of CBD

What dosage of CBD should you use?

Savage Cabbage Ltd offer their expert advice on what dosage CBD users should be taking and answers other often asked questions, in this in-depth article.
iPDM

iPDM Goes Europe: The impact on diabetes and patient care

Here, the tangible impact on diabetes patients and their care is thoroughly explored via integrated personalised diabetes management (iPDM).
cannabinoids in medicine, oxford cannabinoid technologies

Cannabinoids in medicine Part 2: Pain

In the second of a series of five articles, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies will discuss their expertise on the use of cannabinoids in medicine.
regulation of hepatitis B

Multi-step regulation of hepatitis B virus entry

Koichi Watashi, Senior Researcher from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan, explores the trick for cell invasion in reaching regulation of hepatitis B entry.
cbd by the numbers

CBD by the numbers: Exciting new products on the market

John Wallace, Managing Director of Mile High Labs, International, shares with us why CBD continues to be one of the most exciting new products to hit the marketplace and focuses here on some significant numbers in the field.
kidneys healthy

The importance of keeping the kidneys healthy

Here, Dr Masanori Katakura from the Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, explains the importance of keeping the kidneys healthy, as well as the surprisingly common condition, chronic kidney disease (CKD).

New SBS Framework: Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres

Here, we find out about the highest-scoring supplier – Jones AV Ltd, who discuss the New SBS Framework: Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres.
train-the-trainer approach

Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach

Here, experts explain the intricate situation of Dementia care in Hong Kong, and why it could benefit from a train-the-trainer approach.
innovative bed tracking

Innovative bed tracking at a Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited, directs our thoughts to innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.
cannabinoids and health

Cannabinoids and health – from supplements to medicines

GreenLight Medicines is a supplier of quality supplements and is an active MedCan research company GreenLight, Supplements and Medicines.
strengthens resilience

Sleep is the best medicine: The repair programme that strengthens resilience

In this article, Dr Hans-Günter Weeß explains the connection between sleep, mental health and strengthening resilience.

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