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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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Data science: Providing medication and creating a more efficient NHS

Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist at Mango Solutions, discusses how data science can be used for good, with a particular focus on the provision of medication and helping create a more efficient NHS.
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MEDITECH: Global Digital Exemplars lead the UK’s healthcare revolution

Helen Waters, Executive Vice President of MEDITECH explains how Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are Global Digital Exemplars leading the UK’s healthcare revolution.
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The mechanisms that govern skeletal muscle function

In this second interview, Professor Dr Martin Flück reveals how his research aims to shed light on the mechanisms that govern skeletal muscle function in health and disease, with the goal of translating the findings into more effective clinical applications.
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NHS could save £651 million with community pharmacy service

Researchers have assessed a community pharmacy service and calculated that this would save the NHS around £651 million.
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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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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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Elucidating the pathogenesis of paediatric cancers

Prof Nicolo Riggi and Prof Ivan Stamenkovic from the University of Lausanne share their thoughts on the pathogenesis of paediatric cancers.
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Improving ‘experience’ in modern healthcare and IT together

Phil Turnock, Chief Digital Officer, NHS East & North Hertfordshire CCG, explores the link between modern healthcare and IT – looking at the similarities between the patient experience and the digital employee experience.
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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.
AI-based health systems

How can AI-powered remote monitoring systems revolutionise healthcare? 

Nathan McKinley, Business Development Manager at Cerdonis Technologies LLC, explores how patient monitoring and prevention of health hazards has become easier with the help of AI-based health systems and applications.
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World Pancreatic Cancer Day: We must prioritise pancreatic cancer awareness

Ahead of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Professor Matthias Löhr, a member of the UEG Public Affairs Committee, explains why we must increase pancreatic cancer awareness.
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What is the importance of International Men’s Day?

ANCON Medical discusses the importance of men getting diagnosed early for common cancers to mark this year's International Men's day.
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NHS sign deal with BT to build a digital blood donor network

NHS Blood and Transplant have signed a deal with BT to improve its blood donor network through digital transformation.
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Food label laws: Are standards high enough for consumer safety?

"The importance of clearly labelling pre-packed foods to guard against allergic reactions is vital" says the owner and creator of Enjoy!.
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Antimicrobial resistance: 10 million UK lives at risk as Superbugs threat rises

Only 11% of Brits see antimicrobial resistance as a serious threat to society, despite the outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer saying earlier this year that Superbugs “could kill us before climate change does”.
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Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years

The number of people with obesity in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new data by Diabetes UK.
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Precision medicine research and biobanking in China

Here, several experts from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, share their views on precision medicine research and biobanking in China.
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Policymakers must address reality of life with asthma and COPD

Charles Kinney, Communications Manager, EFA, argues that the policymakers have a long way to go addressing the reality of life with asthma and COPD.
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What is the difference between cannabidiol and THC?

Dr Diana Gall (MD), GP at Doctor4U tells us the difference between cannabidiol and THC.
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“Don’t do it alone”: Mental health advice from the over-50s

What would you tell your younger self? Here, some over 50's give their experienced mental health advice to younger people.

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