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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.

hearing loss, disabilities

Hearing loss: Life’s better when we’re all connected

Richard Kramer, Chief Executive of national disability charity Sense, argues that life’s better when we’re all connected when it comes to hearing loss.
diabetes care, healthcare practitioners,

Invigorating education for diabetes care professionals

The iDEAL group shares their thoughts on invigorating education for today’s diabetes care professionals.
children with disabilities, virtual reality

Virtual reality boosts physical therapy for children with disabilities

Dr Alison Cernich, Deputy Director of the NICHD, and Dr Theresa Cruz, Acting Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NICHD, describe technology that helps children with disabilities.
Cardiovascular side effects

Cardiovascular side effects of night-time train noise

The cardiovascular side effects of night-time train noise is placed under the spotlight here by a group of experts from Gutenberg-University Mainz in Germany and the Danish Cancer Society.
coronary artery disease, medical revolution,

“Reasonable” physical activity for all: The next (cheap) medical revolution?

Simone Biscaglia, European Society of Cardiology Member, states the case here for what could be the next (cheap) medical revolution, “reasonable” physical activity for all.
heart attack and stroke

Does gum disease increase your risk of hypertension, heart attack and stroke?

Prof Filippo Graziani, President of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), turns the spotlight on periodontitis and answers if gum disease increases the risk of hypertension, heart attack and stroke.
regenerative treatments

Exciting new regenerative treatments take centre stage for knees

Professor Adrian Wilson, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCS Tr & Orth Specialist Knee Surgeon (Professor), tells us what we need to know about exciting new regenerative treatments that take centre stage for knees in the world of orthobiologics.
health systems,

The reality of the Health Systems Support Framework

Dr Ian Jackson, Medical Director and Clinical Safety Officer at Refero, shares his thoughts on the reality of the Health Systems Support Framework.
medical imaging

Radiology-as-a-Service: The future of medical imaging

Dr Suresh Kuppuswamy, Industry Principal – Healthcare at Frost & Sullivan, explores the future of medical imaging, focussing on Radiology-as-a-Service.
digital transformation in healthcare, artificial intelligence

A European Commission perspective on digital transformation in healthcare

Marco Marsella, Head of Unit, Directorate-General Communications Network, Content and Technology (DG Connect), European Commission, speaks to OAG about AI and digital transformation in healthcare.
SAD in the workplace

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the Workplace

Research has found that as many as one in three Brits display symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each year. But what exactly is it, what are the symptoms, and how can we combat it in our workplace?
GP Futures Framework, Procurement frameworks in the NHS,

Procurement frameworks in the NHS: The GP Futures Framework

Brian Jones, Chief Executive at Partnership of East London Co-operatives, shares his thoughts on procurement frameworks in the NHS including the GP Futures Framework.
blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Emily Y. Chew, M.D., Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and the Deputy Clinical Director at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines why early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy.
palatinate region, counselling

Peer counselling in the Palatinate region

In this article, Paul Bomke and Lena Kuntz discuss counselling centres in Germany, particularly in the Palatinate region.
strengthening resilience

Sleep is the best medicine: The repair programme for strengthening resilience

In this article, Dr Hans-Günter Weeß explains the connection between sleep, mental health and strengthening resilience.
childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity, writes Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum.

Youth Resilience: Clinical psychology and technology approaches

Here, Dr Christine Wekerle explains her in-depth research into youth resilience, which proposes an innovative tool to help cope with trauma.
Dementia as a public health issue

Dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, examines dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong.

Partnerships are key to biomedical translational success

Jane Kinghorn, Director at UCL Translational Research Office and Anne Lane, CEO at UCL Business Ltd describe the contributing factors to the success of accelerating biomedical therapeutic translation at UCL and their partner hospitals.
The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia

The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia: A brief history

Here, Samuel Clark explains The Kappa Theory of Schizophrenia, focusing on the role of the kappa opioid receptor in treatment.

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