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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.

database rights

From big data to database rights: The role of technology in the future of...

From big data to database rights, Sean Leach, UK & European Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire, explains the role technology plays in the future of healthcare.
vaccine misinformation, social media

Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media

Researchers have found that people who use social media for news are more likely to experience vaccine misinformation.
physical and mental health, pets

How pets can improve your physical and mental health

Certain pets in your home can improve both your physical and mental health, your social skills and your body’s ability to fight off the development of allergies.
unhealthy food,

Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it.
Prevention of Pain

European Pain Federation: The year for the Prevention of Pain

The European Pain Federation has announced that the theme to this years European Year Against Pain event will be the Prevention of Pain.
catching coronavirus, WHO

How can you protect yourself from catching Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is now a potent word: We dilute the fake news down to facts, describing the WHO approved methods to protect you from catching Coronavirus.
Hand hygiene training

Clean you hands: Hand hygiene training to prevent and control infections

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, underlines the WHO’s annual Clean Your Hands campaign and comments on harmonisation in hand hygiene training to help prevent and control infections.
lower back pain, vitamin D deficiency

Post-menopause vitamin D deficiency linked to lower back pain

A new study has identified that vitamin D deficiency is one of the key causes of increased disc degeneration and lower back pain.
diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy

The rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy

Tammy Z Movsas, MD, MPH, discusses how the Zietchick Research Institute aims to identify the main stimulus for the rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy.

Act now: Improving outcomes in diabetes and foot care

Here, the iDEAL Group discuss the importance of foot care in diabetes and what can be done to improve the outcomes of patients' health.
positional awareness

Positional awareness: The missing link to manual handling workplace training

Toni-Louise Gianatti from Soter Analytics, discusses why positional awareness is the missing link to behavioural change in manual handling workplace training.
new epilepsy treatment

Graphene-based implant could lead to new epilepsy treatment

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz and the potential for new epilepsy treatment.
Cannabis-based medicines

Cannabis-based medicines as a treatment for epilepsy in the UK

Sam Mountney, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer at Epilepsy Action, shares his expertise on cannabis-based medicines as a treatment for epilepsy in the UK.
Coronavirus outbreak

How should employers handle the Coronavirus outbreak?

Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at Croner, highlights some of the main issues that will affect employers regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak and how to deal with them.
pregnancy loss

The role of vitamin D in pregnancy, preeclampsia and pregnancy loss

The role of vitamin D in pregnancy, preeclampsia and pregnancy loss are examined here as an example of the excellent work of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the U.S. around investigating human development.
prevention of herniated discs

Causes, treatment and prevention of herniated discs

Here, Dr Gary Bartlett a fully qualified GP and member of team GBR Snowboarding, discusses the causes, treatments and prevention of herniated discs and back pain.
treat hay fever

How to treat hay fever the natural way

Rather than just waiting for your hay fever symptoms to arrive then treating them with medicines, airborne allergens expert, Max Wiseberg, recommends a more holistic and natural approach to the problem.
cure for tinnitus

Developing effective treatments or even a cure for tinnitus

Dr Will Sedley provides his opinions on how to objectively ‘measure’ tinnitus – the first crucial step in developing effective treatments or even a cure – as an example of the kind of project that Action on Hearing Loss is funding.
technology in healthcare

What does 2020 hold for technology in healthcare?

From improved mental health provisions to the age of telecommunications, Dr Ian Jackson, Medical Director and Clinical Safety Officer at Refero, discusses what 2020 might hold for technology in healthcare.
tinnitus symptoms

Millions of brits are suffering with tinnitus

A hearing loss survey revealed that 1 in 5 brits are suffering from the most common tinnitus symptoms A survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by...

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