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.

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Welsh project aims to offer treatment as ovarian cancer cases continue to rise

A new £2.6 million project led by Swansea University Medical School aims to dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.
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NHSX initiative to digitally transform health services officially launches

Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s NHSX initiative, that aims to transform digital innovation in the health service, officially launched last week.
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Insights: Working with personality disorders

Dr. Jo Gee writes about working with personality disorders through her psychotherapy experience of over 10 years: Read on for what she has to say about mental health treatment.
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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.
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Beyond pain relief and mental health: The science behind CBD oil

Snoring? Dry skin? Sleeplessness? Eczema? Inflammation? Studies continue to explore the benefits of CBD oil, the cannabis plant extract.
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The Academy of Medical Cannabis

Professor Mike Barnes, Director of Education at The Academy of Medical Cannabis shares his thoughts on the rescheduling of cannabis to a Schedule II substance in November of 2018 and access to medical cannabis prescriptions.
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The cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe

Thomas Münzel MD, Andreas Daiber PhD, Ulrich Pöschl PhD and Jos Lelieveld PhD discuss the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease in Europe.
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Mile High Labs welcomes findings from cannabis report

Mile High Labs has announced support for the findings in a Centre for Medicinal Cannabis report.
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Pharmacy and EPMA solution provider JAC renamed as WellSky

UK, JAC Computer Services Ltd has announced it has renamed as WellSky International Ltd.
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Regulation and quality control for the medical cannabis industry

AlphaCAT (Cannabinoid Analysis Test) takes the first step to regulation and quality control for the medical cannabis industry, as this profile by the firm’s Sebastien Beguerie sheds light on.
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Vessel growth in health and disease

John Greenwood PhD FRCPath and Stephen E. Moss PhD from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology discuss the vasculature in health and disease, a major focus of their research.

From diabetes prevention 1.0 to Prevention 3.0

Digitally enabled pathway personalisation is leveraging actionable data insights and dynamic intelligence to drive better outcomes as part of the Prevention 3.0 agenda
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NHS to prioritise early cancer detection and survival

Cancer diagnosis will be made faster and more accurate with new technology to improve detection and survival, Matt Hancock announces.
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Recovery-focused mental healthcare

Jaime Essed, Founder and CEO of the company Oh My Mood, turns the spotlight onto Recovery-focused mental healthcare.
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Medication management in diabetes

PillTime Ltd highlights the importance of medication management for diabetes as it remains a significant burden on the NHS.
emotional fitness

Emotional fitness for university students

Nick Bennett, CEO at Fika, puts forward the case for a positive and preventative approach to mental health for university students, drawing on learnings from physical fitness and positive psychology.
standards for cannabis

Europe setting standards for cannabis products

As government authorities come to grips with legislation of cannabis-based products, the European market holds a key position, Liam McGreevy, CEO, Ethnopharm Ltd explains.
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The burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28th July 2019, the WHO Regional Office for Africa detail the key issues when it comes to the burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa.
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Enhancing One Health surveillance systems

Researchers from SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the importance and implementation of event-based community surveillance using a One Health approaches in East and Southern Africa.
Elderly Health Service

A look at the Hong Kong Elderly Health Service

With a growing elderly population – and with it, a growing number of carers – Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Service has an increasingly important role in promoting both good physical and mental health, as this article reveals.

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