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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.

blood donor network

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.
food labelling law

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!.
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

More can be done at the local, national and EU level to improve COPD diagnosis, support smoking cessation and advance work and living conditions for people living with COPD.
Superbugs threat rises

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”.
Number of people with obesity

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.
biobanking in China

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.
cause of disability and premature death

Cardiovascular disease: A leading cause of disability and premature death

Dr Tejas Patel, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and endovascular therapist, highlights cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of disability and premature death around the world.
life with asthma and copd, ACCESS

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.
cannabidiol and THC

What is the difference between cannabidiol and THC?

Dr Diana Gall (MD), GP at Doctor4U tells us the difference between cannabidiol and THC.
mental health advice, over 50's

“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.
acquired brain injury care, neurorehabilitation

Acquired Brain Injury care undergoes changes in England

Ruth Smith, COO at Christchurch Group, applauds England's 27 Major Trauma Centres provision of rehabilitation prescriptions for Acquired Brain Injury care.
future of care homes

How is technology impacting the future of care homes?

In this article, Silas Campbell at Blueleaf identifies and discusses the ways in which technology is impacting and enhancing the way care homes are run; from smart home integration to robots helping to fight loneliness.

How can IDD Therapy help unresolved back pain and sciatica?

In this article, Mark Webb MCSP, AACP, Broad Oaks Health Clinic, looks into IDD Therapy - a new way to help unresolved back pain and sciatica.
flooded populations, water borne disease

WHO sends help to flooded populations across Africa

Erratic 2019 weather patterns have created increased flooded populations, bringing the sinister risk of water-borne diseases.
reduce hospital delays, e-learning

New NHS innovation to reduce hospital delays

The new NHS tool ActNow is an e-learning platform for health service and care staff to reduce hospital delays.
medical industry, autism

The effect of ‘fake news’ on the medical industry

In the current moment, how severely is the viral misinformation online (from anti-vaccination movements to deadly 'miracle' cures) impacting the medical industry?
use of chemical restraint, aged care

Report reveals use of chemical restraints in aged care

The Royal Commission of Inquiry’s report questions why Australia allowed use of chemical restraints in aged care.
loved one

How can you support a loved one who is battling with mental health issues?

Making the first move in reaching out to a loved one who is suffering with their mental health will make the world of difference to their wellbeing. Here, we discuss how best to approach the subject and how you can offer support.
against polio

UK aid to help vaccinate 400 million children against polio

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma has pledged new UK aid support to help vaccinate more than 400 million children a year against polio.
digital tech use, world health organization

WHO expert panel creates plan for digital tech use

The World Health Organization have launched a plan on digital tech use to meet global public health needs.

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