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The Roche digital solution to the diabetes challenge

Diabetes is described as the epidemic of the 21st Century, in the view of Roche Diabetes Care, who are using digital technology and data management to help patients, healthcare professionals and payers address this costly challenge
offenders

Vulnerable offenders ordered to use health services to address mental health

Vulnerable offenders with mental health, alcohol and substance abuse issues are addressing the underlying cause of their offending, as part of a pioneering scheme announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke today
disability

Research reveals adolescents should go to the gym to reduce the risk of disability

A new study has revealed that muscular weakness is directly linked with disability later on in life, but exercise could help reduce the risk 
deaths from hepatitis C

New data shows a decrease in deaths from hepatitis C

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) show that deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease have fallen by 11% in 2017 compared to the previous year
lone worker risk

Understanding and managing lone worker risk

Javier Colado, SVP of International Sales at Everbridge shares his views on understanding and managing lone worker risk, with a focus on helping to keep people safe and businesses running.
health and social care

Blockchain supports nurses in the continuity of health and social care

Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), Paul De Raeve explains how blockchain technology supports nurses in Europe where the continuity...
financial worries

Financial worries could hamper workplace productivity and lead to absenteeism

Mental health is one of the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics[1]. And a new white paper for employers, published by credit information provider Equifax, underlines the impact of financial worries on the mental health of workers 
Sugar intake

Sugar intake in children – more than just a weight issue

Sugar intake, particularly in children, is a hot topic in the media these days. However, government data suggests that children are still far exceeding the maximum recommended sugar consumption every day
Codeine

Codeine revealed as big killer in recent research

The Office for National Statistics has today revealed that the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales is the highest since records began, with opiate-based prescription painkiller Codeine claiming 20% more lives this year compared to last
organ and tissue donation

New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

The government has outlined plans to implement a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in order to tackle a shortage of donors
cancer in Africa

High-level regional event held to promote awareness and combat spread of cancer in Africa

World’s second largest inter-governmental body and First Ladies from 16 African Nations deliver Africa cancer awareness event with and agree measures to combat the spread of cancer in Africa
cognitive

New research reveals how tea has cognitive benefits

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound in green tea, has been shown to reduce memory loss and improve learning triggered by a high fat and high fructose diet, according to latest research just published
heart transplant

CARMAT confirms first heart transplant of patient previously implanted with artificial heart

CARMAT today confirms the announcement by the National Research Center for Cardiac Surgery on the successful transplant of a donor heart in the first international patient implanted with the CARMAT heart in October 2017
universal credit

Universal Credit could grant abusers with more control over family income

A simplified Universal Credits system now makes payments to one person per household, which can often leave victims of domestic abuse and their children entirely dependent on their attacker
childhood obesity

Fitness providers support the government’s new childhood obesity strategy

According to latest research, nearly a third of children today aged two to 15 are classed as overweight or obese and younger generations are experiencing childhood obesity at earlier ages.
disabled people

Increased funding provided to businesses that support disabled people in the workplace

Today the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, has announced increased funding to support businesses that provide extra employment support for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work
Blue Badge scheme

Blue Badge Scheme to cover people with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme has now been extended to cover people with hidden disabilities and is the biggest change to the system in the last 40 years.
cap on care

UK councils back government plans to put a cap on care

England’s largest councils have backed government plans to introduce a cap on care – but warn that it must be fully-funded to avoid the collapse of services and care providers.
medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis-based products to be made available on prescription

Home secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that medicinal products that derive from cannabis will be made available on prescription by Autumn.
children’s mental health

Government plan for children’s mental health should ensure eating disorders are treated fast

The Government has today published plans to extend mental health provision in English schools and colleges, following a public consultation last year Reacting to the...

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