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Health & Social Care News

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.

analgesic innovation, patient pain

The great need for Analgesic innovation: 1 in 4 of us are waiting

Here, Mark J. Field M.Sc. FRSB, FIScT, MRPharmS, Owner and Founder of Analgesic Innovation, discusses the ever-pressing need for Analgesic Innovation.
signs of autism

Spotting the signs of autism and seeking support

Wellbeing experts at CABA have created a guide to help people spot the signs of autism and highlight what support is on offer to raise awareness on World Autism Day.
Coronavirus and women’s health

Coronavirus and women’s health: Contraception, pregnancy and menopause

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, addresses a variety of concerns related to coronavirus and women's health from contraception and pregnancy to menopause, highlighting why this virus affects men and women differently.
covid-19 isolation

Digitally connected care during COVID-19 isolation

David Rees, head of local government services at PA Consulting, discusses how local authorities can protect vulnerable residents by using assistive technology to maintain their vital social care services during COVID-19 isolation.
at-home care

Supporting the NHS through prioritising at-home care

Peter Seldon, Consultus Care, discusses how at-home care for the elderly can help to alleviate pressure on the NHS.
failures in healthcare tech, COVID-19

COVID-19: The pandemic highlights failures in healthcare tech

Bethany Morris explores the consequences of failures in healthcare tech, from vulnerable key workers to limiting COVID-19 infection.
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.
COVID-19 research, infectious disease

COVID-19 research: How long does it take for symptoms to show?

Infectious disease experts engaged in COVID-19 research have identified how quickly the virus can spread.
innovation pathway, digital health

Think Tank highlights CROs key role in optimising innovation pathways

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Profil GmbH, discusses how CROs can play a key role for the optimisation of innovation pathways.
hypertensive disorders in human pregnancy, preeclampsia

Could vitamin D reduce hypertensive disorders in human pregnancy?

Dr. Yuping Wang and Dr. David F. Lewis from LSUHSC-Shreveport discuss how to reduce hypertensive disorders in human pregnancy.
maintaining social distancing

Keeping elderly relatives safe whilst maintaining social distancing

AgeCo has compiled a list on how we can help our elderly relatives stay safe in the home whilst maintaining social distancing.

POWER2DM: Predictive model-based decision support system for diabetes patient empowerment

Here, Dr Albert A. de Graaf discusses a novel predictive model-based decision support system to aid diabetes patients in the complex task of self-management.
Improving patient outcomess

A case study: Improving patient outcomes with Open Source

Stuart J Mackintosh explains how Open-eObs software is helping with improving patient outcomes in NHS hospitals.
treating a slipped disc

Follow these six steps when treating a slipped disc

Here, Neil Velleman of Atkins Physiotherapy Consultants, highlights six steps that you should take when treating a slipped disc.
COVID-19 research, bats

COVID-19 research: Scientists prove that China did not create coronavirus

Conspiracy theorists can now take COVID-19 research off their radar: Scripps Research analysed the virus and found that it was not created by China.
sciatica

Can sciatica be treated without surgery?

Dan Plev, Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at The London Clinic, discusses how sciatica can be treated with alternative methods when surgery isn't necessary.
COVID-19 research, LMIC

COVID-19 research: Health of older people in poorer countries

Global health experts question why COVID-19 research is not becoming policy for the older population in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
culture of access

A culture of access: How recruiting disabled talent helps businesses thrive

Here, Jonathan Moore of Webster Wheelchairs, discusses the benefits of creating a culture of access for employees with disabilities in the workplace.
Five rare diseases, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Five rare diseases you never knew existed

Learn about these five rare diseases to support governments, scientists and healthcare professionals to find treatments.
emergency cobra meeting, COVID-19

COVID-19: What happened in the emergency Cobra meeting?

Here, we decode the emergency Cobra meeting on 12 March and interview people about the Boris response to COVID-19.

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