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.

unhealthy foods

Marketing unhealthy foods to kids

Here, the regulations on the marketing of unhealthy foods to kids are discussed as critical to reducing obesity.
COVID-19 survival, jacinda ardern

Female led countries’ show “significantly better” COVID-19 survival

COVID-19 survival strategies have been analysed by the University of Liverpool, who found that women-led countries' were much safer.
policing homelessness

Policing homelessness: The mental health of an isolated community

Researchers look at the public health impact of policing homelessness in the Colorado area.
spinal decompression

The expansion of IDD Therapy spinal decompression in the UK

John Wood MCSP and Lewis Payne MCSP, Sheffield Physiotherapy, explores the expansion of the use of IDD Therapy spinal decompression in the UK.
healthtech

Why we cannot afford to let the healthtech boom lose pace post-COVID-19

Rupert Spiegelberg, CEO of Doctorlink, explains why we cannot accord to let the healthtech boom lose pace in a post-COVID-19 reality.
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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine before completing trials

Russia is the first country to announce the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, without completing clinical trials.
gender diverse, autism

Trans and gender-diverse individuals more likely to be autistic

The Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge found that trans and gender diverse adults are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic.
living with diabetes

Why COVID-19 is a concern for people with diabetes

Prof. Andrew Boulton, MD, DSc (Hon), FACP, FICP, FRCP, President of the International Diabetes Federation, highlights why COVID-19 is a particular concern for people living with diabetes.
disadvantaged children

COVID-19 higher among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children

A new study led by Children's National Hospital researchers shows that minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 infection.
health crisis

Let’s get better prepared for the next health crisis in the EU!

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations state the case for being better prepared for the next health crisis in the European Union in light of COVID-19.
pregnant women

How can remote monitoring support pregnant women during and after the pandemic?

Dr Lucy Mackillop, Chief Medical Officer at Sensyne Health, discusses how remote monitoring can support pregnant women during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
COVID-19 deaths, racism

Racial disparity in COVID deaths exists beyond poverty

New research proves that racial differences in COVID-19 deaths happens beyond economic explanations.
elderly care

24/7 live-in care at home: A post-COVID solution for the future of UK elderly...

Here, Peter Seldon, CEO of Consultus Care & Nursing explains the potentials of a revolution in elderly care and what we can do to get there.
data blind spots

Healthcare systems must uncover data blind spots to drive change post-COVID-19

Dr Anas Nader, CEO at Patchwork Health explains why healthcare providers must make greater efforts to gather, analyse and act upon data blind spots to drive change post-COVID-19.
care homes

How can we combat loneliness in care homes?

Red Homes Healthcare discuss the mental health crisis in care homes and explore what can be done to prevent loneliness.
aromatherapy, lavender

Can lavender aid those who struggle with insomnia?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores how aromatherapy is fast emerging as a form of alternative medicine for many health conditions, including insomnia.
developing dementia

Diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing dementia

Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the link between diabetes and the increased risk of developing dementia.
poor quality housing

COVID-19 lockdown raises threat for children living in poor quality housing

Andreas Culora, analyst in the home affairs and social policy group at RAND Europe, highlights the heightened exposure to COVID-19 for children living in poor quality housing.
hospital discharge

The danger of care home placement after hospital discharge

Paul Fever, of Go Access Distribution, explores the  danger of care home placement after hospital discharge and discusses alternatives.

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