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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“Reasonable” physical activity for all: The next (cheap) medical revolution?

Simone Biscaglia, European Society of Cardiology Member, states the case here for what could be the next (cheap) medical revolution, “reasonable” physical activity for all.
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Does gum disease increase your risk of hypertension, heart attack and stroke?

Prof Filippo Graziani, President of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), turns the spotlight on periodontitis and answers if gum disease increases the risk of hypertension, heart attack and stroke.
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Exciting new regenerative treatments take centre stage for knees

Professor Adrian Wilson, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCS Tr & Orth Specialist Knee Surgeon (Professor), tells us what we need to know about exciting new regenerative treatments that take centre stage for knees in the world of orthobiologics.
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The reality of the Health Systems Support Framework

Dr Ian Jackson, Medical Director and Clinical Safety Officer at Refero, shares his thoughts on the reality of the Health Systems Support Framework.
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Radiology-as-a-Service: The future of medical imaging

Dr Suresh Kuppuswamy, Industry Principal – Healthcare at Frost & Sullivan, explores the future of medical imaging, focussing on Radiology-as-a-Service.
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A European Commission perspective on digital transformation in healthcare

Marco Marsella, Head of Unit, Directorate-General Communications Network, Content and Technology (DG Connect), European Commission, speaks to OAG about AI and digital transformation in healthcare.
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Procurement frameworks in the NHS: The GP Futures Framework

Brian Jones, Chief Executive at Partnership of East London Co-operatives, shares his thoughts on procurement frameworks in the NHS including the GP Futures Framework.
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Early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Emily Y. Chew, M.D., Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and the Deputy Clinical Director at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines why early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy.
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Peer counselling in the Palatinate region

In this article, Paul Bomke and Lena Kuntz discuss counselling centres in Germany, particularly in the Palatinate region.
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Sleep is the best medicine: The repair programme for strengthening resilience

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

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity, writes Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum.
Dementia as a public health issue

Dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, examines dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong.

Partnerships are key to biomedical translational success

Jane Kinghorn, Director at UCL Translational Research Office and Anne Lane, CEO at UCL Business Ltd describe the contributing factors to the success of accelerating biomedical therapeutic translation at UCL and their partner hospitals.
The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia

The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia: A brief history

Here, Samuel Clark explains The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia, focusing on the role of the kappa opioid receptor in treatment.
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NIMH: The largest research organisation for mental illness in the world

The work of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the U.S. is charted here, which we find out is the largest research organisation for mental illness in the world.
fetal medicine research

Fetal medicine research: Improving the health of pregnant women and their babies

Dr Nobuhiko Hayashi from The Fetal Medicine Foundation Japan, underlines the importance of improving the health of pregnant women and their babies through fetal medicine research and training.
artificial intelligence in healthcare

Trustworthy artificial intelligence in healthcare: It’s time to deliver

When it comes to trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, Prof Dr Freimut Schliess from Profil GmbH, argues that now is the time to deliver.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
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Vitamin B12 and brain health of older people

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok discusses the impact of vitamin B12 on the brain health of older people.
Male health

Male health: The serious challenges with which boys and young men contend

Boys' and young men's health is on the global research agenda with a partnership between Dr. Christine Wekerle, Associate Professor, Pediatrics at McMaster University and Dr. Mark Kavenagh, Head of Research and Policy, ECPAT International to foster youth resilience in challenging contexts.

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