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.

research organisation for mental illness

NIMH: The largest research organisation for mental illness in the world

The work of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the U.S. is charted here, which we find out is the largest research organisation for mental illness in the world.
fetal medicine research

Fetal medicine research: Improving the health of pregnant women and their babies

Dr Nobuhiko Hayashi from The Fetal Medicine Foundation Japan, underlines the importance of improving the health of pregnant women and their babies through fetal medicine research and training.
artificial intelligence in healthcare

Trustworthy artificial intelligence in healthcare: It’s time to deliver

When it comes to trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, Prof Dr Freimut Schliess from Profil GmbH, argues that now is the time to deliver.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
vitamin b12

Vitamin B12 and brain health of older people

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok discusses the impact of vitamin B12 on the brain health of older people.
Male health

Male health: The serious challenges with which boys and young men contend

Boys' and young men's health is on the global research agenda with a partnership between Dr. Christine Wekerle, Associate Professor, Pediatrics at McMaster University and Dr. Mark Kavenagh, Head of Research and Policy, ECPAT International to foster youth resilience in challenging contexts.
diabetic retinopathy

Repurposing FDA-approved medicines and gene therapy to combat diabetic retinopathy

Lalit Singh Pukhrambam, PhD, and Ahmed S Ibrahim, PhD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in the U.S. focus here on the importance of combating diabetic retinopathy.
voice analysis technology, mind monitoring system

A mind monitoring system: Voice analysis technology

Shinichi Tokuno from Voice Analysis and Measurement of Pathophysiology, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, at the University of Tokyo, provide an overview of “MIMOSYS”, a “mind monitoring” system that uses voice analysis technology.
deafness and hearing loss

The EVOTION project: Preventing deafness and hearing loss

Niels Henrik Pontoppidan from Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon, discusses how all stakeholders from different fields have influenced the development of a big data platform to impact public hearing health policy making within the EU.
vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency and increased endothelial inflammatory response in preeclampsia

Drs Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, discuss the impact of vitamin D deficiency and aberrant vitamin D receptor expression on endothelial function in preeclampsia.
traumatic brain injury

Evaluating and treating mild traumatic brain injury

Gregory H Hipskind MD PhD and Jody L Mittiga DNM NP from Brain Injury Consulting LLC, reveal their thoughts on evaluating and treating mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), including the role of SPECT and photobiomodulation therapy.
GP IT

GP IT future framework focus

Mike Odling-Smee, Technical Director at Aire Logic, details the future framework of GP IT, part of the NHS’ Long term plan to prioritise Digital Transformation.
aviation noise

Health consequences of aviation noise

Within the ANIMA project, engineers, sociologists and traffic managers are addressing aviation noise, a fully-fledged societal issue, through a holistic approach.
obesity prevention strategies

Sugar tax: Noncommunicable disease and obesity prevention strategies

The Global Food Research Program, University of North Carolina in the U.S. share their perspective on how taxes on sugary beverages are important components of noncommunicable disease and obesity prevention strategies.
pharmaceutical scientists

SSPC: Training the next generation of highly skilled pharmaceutical scientists and engineers

Louise O’Neill from SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, underlines the importance of training the next generation of highly skilled pharmaceutical scientists and engineers in Ireland.
humanising healthcare, NHS leadership

Humanising healthcare: Developing a leadership climate in the NHS

Jill Pennington, Consulting Director & Peter Clarke, Head of Product Consulting at PSI Talent Management, tell us what we need to know about how developing a leadership climate in the NHS humanises healthcare.
organic hemp

Cannabinoid products: Create the best organic hemp products for the mass market

A worldwide manufacturer and distributor of cannabinoid products, Elixinol are committed to creating the best organic hemp products for the mass market.
loneliness in old age

How to cope with loneliness in old age

It is evident that many elderly people suffer from loneliness, however, there are numerous ways to avoid this, as we discuss in this article.
innovative bed tracking

Innovative bed tracking at a Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited, directs our thoughts to innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.
care sector

Care sector crisis point: Recruiting new talent

Lottie Galvin at iHASCO highlights how care workers are unvalued and unpaid at a time when the UK's care sector is in dire need of new recruits.

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