Health & Social Care News

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.

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Can B vitamins improve cognitive function in older people with mild impairment?

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss if B vitamins can improve cognitive function in older people.
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COVID-19: The time for mental healthcare reform is now

Jennifer Oroilidis and Marie Fallon-Kund, from Mental Health Europe, argue that in light of COVID-19, the time for mental healthcare reform is now.
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The silence before the tsunami: COVID is devastating behind NHS virus frontlines

Doctor Allon Barsam, consultant eye surgeon and founder of Ophthalmic Consultants of London, calls attention to the unexplored devastation behind the NHS virus frontlines.
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British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
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Expert comment: Now is the time to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, University of Kent, School of Biosiences, say it is crucial to overcome COVID-19 and to prepare for the next pandemic.
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How could we distribute a COVID-19 vaccine fairly and effectively?

Professor Behzad Samii, professor of operations and supply chain management at Vlerick Business School, discusses how to fairly circulate a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Rajant Corporation provides free face masks to healthcare workers

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Rajant Corporation, has capitalised on its in-house manufacturing and provided essential protective free-of-charge face masks to aid the valiant efforts of healthcare workers.
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Reducing obesity and improving health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following a report by PHE which reviewed how different factors such as obesity have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes - Nutritionist Zoe Davies from Action on Sugar and Action on Salt shares insights into their new evidence-based plan.
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Modern laws: The psychological impact of racism on healthcare

Here Tamara Muhammad, barrister at One Pump chambers, discusses her insight into the law and the unique psychological impact of racism to ethnic minorities.
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The spread and expansion of the influenza virus in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group sheds light on the spread and expansion of several types of the influenza virus in Africa.
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Globally addressing polypharmacy and multimorbidities with computational techniques

Dr Juliana Bowles, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, discusses how to tackle polypharmacy and multimorbidities with computational techniques.
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A correlation between global climate change and human health

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group shares her perspective on the correlation between global climate change and human health.
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Food company promises related to healthy eating are rarely met

Barry M. Popkin, The Global Food Research Program, shares the global experience with food industry self-regulation and reflects on how healthy eating promises are rarely met.
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Genomics and public health: A patent attorney’s perspective

Dr Craig Titmus, Partner and UK and European Patent Attorney at intellectual property firm, Mathys & Squire, turns the spotlight on genomics and public health from a patent attorney’s perspective.
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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.
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Toward Mobile Health-Care with Medical-IoT Devices

Prof D. Chen-Yi Lee from the Department of Electronics Engineering at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, provides fascinating details about the project Toward Mobile Health-Care with Medical-IoT Devices.
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WHO’s Influenza Strategy: Prevention, control, and preparedness

A group of experts from the World Health Organization explain the Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 that charts the path towards greater global influenza prevention, control, and preparedness through 2030.
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Arthritis and related conditions: The biggest causes of pain in the UK

Stephen Simpson, Director of Research at Versus Arthritis, charts arthritis and related conditions, the biggest causes of pain in the UK today.
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5 ways to protect the wellbeing of frontline healthcare professionals

Shujaat Ali, founder of Medical Travel Market, suggests five ways healthcare organisations can protect frontline healthcare professionals wellbeing during the pandemic.
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How safe is it to exercise outside during COVID-19?

Desa Rome, travel writer, explores how safe it is to exercise outside during the COVID-19 pandemic and what precautions we should be taking in order to remain safe.

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