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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.

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Vessel growth in health and disease

John Greenwood PhD FRCPath and Stephen E. Moss PhD from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology discuss the vasculature in health and disease, a major focus of their research.
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The role of eHealth tools in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis care and research

Karen Moor and Marlies Wijsenbeek from the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam explore the role of eHealth tools in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis care and research.

From diabetes prevention 1.0 to Prevention 3.0

Digitally enabled pathway personalisation is leveraging actionable data insights and dynamic intelligence to drive better outcomes as part of the Prevention 3.0 agenda
survivors of female genital mutilitation, NHS clinics

NHS supports survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Hundreds of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be able to access expert care, support and treatment due to a new network of NHS clinics being launched.
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Brexit ‘mini-deal’ can prevent Operation Yellowhammer, says NHS Confederation

Today (12 September) the NHS Confederation responded to the publication of Operation Yellowhammer, a document describing alarming food and medicine shortages after Brexit.
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Recovery-focused mental healthcare

Jaime Essed, Founder and CEO of the company Oh My Mood, turns the spotlight onto Recovery-focused mental healthcare.
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Developing a semi-automated circulation system for cardiopulmonary bypass

Asako Tokumine, PhD, Assistant Professor at Kindai University explains her work in developing a new cardiopulmonary bypass system.
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NHS calls for crackdown on sales of 25 inch knives

A leading trauma surgeon has led the call for more to be done to restrict the sale of harmful 25-inch knives to help prevent violent crime.
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The prevalence of diabetes in the African region

In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and ongoing action to solve this.
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Precision medicine: Cost-effectiveness of breakthrough treatments

Dr Gerry Morrow shares his thoughts on the precision medicine, defined as the cost-effectiveness of breakthrough treatments and explains why this area is a priority for both researchers and government.
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Medication management in diabetes

PillTime Ltd highlights the importance of medication management for diabetes as it remains a significant burden on the NHS.
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Emotional fitness for university students

Nick Bennett, CEO at Fika, puts forward the case for a positive and preventative approach to mental health for university students, drawing on learnings from physical fitness and positive psychology.
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Healthcare early detection technology: Voice analysis technology

Shinichi Tokuno from the Department of Voice Analysis of Pathophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, at the University of Tokyo, lifts the lid on voice analysis technology for healthcare.
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Europe setting standards for cannabis products

As government authorities come to grips with legislation of cannabis-based products, the European market holds a key position, Liam McGreevy, CEO, Ethnopharm Ltd explains.
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Government to invest over £130 million in new NHS technology

Patients will benefit from significant government investment in new NHS technology to improve treatment, diagnosis and care options for diseases including cancer.
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Cannabis products: Greater diversity, increased potency and close monitoring

A recent European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction report highlights the need for diversity of cannabis products, increased potency and close monitoring of health effects.
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Enhancing One Health surveillance systems

Researchers from SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the importance and implementation of event-based community surveillance using a One Health approaches in East and Southern Africa.
Elderly Health Service

A look at the Hong Kong Elderly Health Service

With a growing elderly population – and with it, a growing number of carers – Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Service has an increasingly important role in promoting both good physical and mental health, as this article reveals.
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Health and social care network – a vision or reality?

Mike Thomas, Managing Director of Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the UK public sector asks if a health and social care network is a vision or reality.
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Get talking about mental health

Tristan Lee, The Gorgeousness Coach, here discusses the importance - particularly among men – of talking about mental health.

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