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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.

influenza virus in africa

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.
polypharmacy and multimorbidity

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.
global climate change

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.
healthy eating

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.
Genomics and public health

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.
hospital discharge

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.
Mobile Health-Care

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.
influenza strategy

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.
causes of pain

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.
NHS virus frontlines, COVID

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.
frontline healthcare

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.
exercise outside, exercise outdoors

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.
urgent sepsis care

What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the need for urgent sepsis care

Stuart Snape, Managing Partner, Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, walks us through what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the need for urgent sepsis care.
miss a period

Can the stress of COVID-19 make you miss a period?

Stress has been recognised by doctors as a cause for missing a period. Here we explore why these changes might occur as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to manage them.
eye care

Seeing the way forward for eye care in the UK

Debbie McGill, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, tells us all we need to know on accessing eye care and the leading causes of sight loss in the UK.
risk of COVID-19

Can vitamin D reduce the risk of COVID-19 complications during pregnancy?

Dr Larisa Corda, leading Obstetrician and Gynaecologist sheds some light on how vitamin D supplementation canbe vital to maintaining good health during pregnancy, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHS hospital staff, COVID

3% of NHS hospital staff could have COVID-19 without knowing

Cambridge researchers carried out tests that show atleast 3% of NHS hospital staff could be carrying SARS-CoV-2 without being aware of it.
nursing experience

Year of the Nurse: Improving the nursing experience beyond COVID-19

Dan Wadsworth, Transformation Manager at TeleTracking International and co-founder of the social movement 15s30m, discusses what can be done to improve the day to day nursing experience beyond COVID-19.
machine learning

How can machine learning benefit the healthcare sector?

Machine learning has already been widely accepted in the private sector, however, it is often feared in the public sector. Here, Simon Dennis, Director of AI & Analytics Innovation, SAS UK, explores the benefits of using machine learning in healthcare.
struggling with infertility

COVID-19 has massively impacted couples struggling with fertility

Sandra Greenbank, Nutritional Therapist & creator of the Corporate Fertility Policy, explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on those struggling with fertility and how employers can offer support.

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