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.

Digital solutions are key to delivering sustainable medicines

Dr Nazneen Rahman, Founder and CEO of YewMaker and Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) Director describes why digital medicine information is essential for sustainable medicines.
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Improve multiple sclerosis treatment in the UK

Phillip Anderson, Head of Policy at the MS Society UK, describes the need to improve multiple sclerosis treatment, care & support, including access to disease modifying therapies.
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Sustainable eyewear and eye care through procurement

Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications and IT at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, provides insight into sustainable eyewear and eye care procurement.

Bioelectronic technology: the future of healthcare

Rick Rowan, CEO and founder of NuroKor Bioelectronics, tells us about how bioelectronic technology is changing the future of healthcare.
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Getting diagnostic innovation to the NHS frontline

Geoff Twist, Managing Director of Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland, says that the UK's inability to get diagnostic innovation to the frontline is hampering the NHS and the nation's health; this is a missed opportunity.
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Time to strengthen palliative care across Europe

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Dr Tomas Zapata and Dr Satish Mishra, from WHO/Europe, argue that now is time to strengthen palliative care across the European Region.
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UK medical records success within the NHS

Dr Vijay Magon, Managing Director of CCube Solutions, demonstrates here how their project successes and expertise working with the NHS is providing cost-effective and scalable solutions, tailored to meet individual requirements.
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Oral health at the forefront of the global healthcare

Markus Sebastian, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA, Align Technology, discusses the importance of placing oral health at the forefront of the global healthcare agenda.
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What are the physical health benefits of cold water therapy?

Coldwater therapy means exposing the body to cold temperatures by immersing the body in cold water. This might be by cold water swimming or taking cold water showers or baths.

MRI rental VS ownership: What are the benefits?

Matthew Bradfield, Managing Director at Fairford Medical Ltd considers the potential benefits of MRI rental as opposed to ownership.
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Tackling antimicrobial resistance: A digital approach

Reflecting on the recent World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW 2022), it’s evident that we must continue to raise better awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance, which is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity.
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Tackling the backlog to take pressure off frontline NHS services

Technology could reduce waiting times for secondary care to help relieve the pressure on the frontline NHS services this winter.
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Machine learning is helping us understand Alzheimer’s disease

Using machine learning to pinpoint the most accurate means and timelines for anticipating the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Legalization of recreational cannabis linked with increased alcohol consumption

States that oversaw the legalization of recreational cannabis linked to increased alcohol consumption that is largely driven by young adults and men.
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Toxicological research is key to sustaining human health and wellbeing

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, argues that toxicological research is key to sustaining human health and wellbeing .
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Severe asthma attacks risk doubled following COVID-19 restrictions lift

Adults suffering from asthma had approximately doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK.
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What are the brain markers of ADHD in children?

Researchers identified biomarkers of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and a possible role for neuroimaging machine learning.
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Cold intolerance: 15 reasons why you could be feeling cold all the time

Commonly feeling cold when others are not complaining of it may not be to do with your lack of central heating - you may be experiencing cold intolerance.
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The health benefits of coffee according to EFAD

A report by the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) reveals the health benefits of coffee consumption.
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Have researchers found a new biomarker for COVID-19?

A new biomarker for COVID-19? Researchers discover increased levels of the cytokine IL-26 in blood of acute patients.

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