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.

workplace mental health

Workplace mental health still misunderstood  

Workplace mental health is still seen as a taboo subject in many organisations and not enough is being done to reduce the long-standing stigma and discrimination, says Jill Mead, managing director at TalkOut.
systemic lupus erythematosus

Addressing gaps in systemic lupus erythematosus management

Lupus is on the rise, yet awareness of the disease remains relatively low. However, efforts are underway to tackle existing gaps in managing the condition, as we discover here.
UK children unhappy, childhood report

Childhood report: One quarter of a million UK children unhappy

Almost a quarter of a million UK children are unhappy, according to a new report by the University of York and The Children’s Society.
inflammatory lung diseases

Fine dust air pollution (PM2.5) as a cause of chronic inflammatory lung diseases?

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at University Hospital Basel asks if fine dust air pollution (PM2.5) is a cause of chronic inflammatory lung diseases and provides a most engaging response.
brand-new industry

CBD: A brief introduction to a brand-new industry

Mile High Labs International Limited provides a brief introduction to a brand-new industry, CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness, mental health, wellbeing and poverty

Karma Jiga, CEO of the Nilupul Foundation introduces adapted Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI) that reveals positive changes in health and wellbeing for the socioeconomic deprived (SED).
combat mental health issues

Giving young people a fighting chance to combat mental health issues

With the health service stretched to capacity, Boxing Gym charity, Empire Fighting Chance, has developed a model to help young people combat mental health issues
research into osteoarthritis, clinical research

Impact and early intervention: Clinical research into osteoarthritis

Versus Arthritis speaks to award-winning rheumatologist Dr Fiona Watt about clinical research into osteoarthritis.
artificial intelligence hesitancy

Artificial intelligence hesitancy could hinder healthcare innovation

Public's ‘artificial intelligence hesitancy’ could hinder healthcare innovation and boost health inequalities, University of Westminster-led study finds.
The National Stroke Programme

The National Stroke Programme for England: How to achieve world-class stroke care

Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, tells us how the NHS Long Term Plan and National Stroke Programme have the potential to transform stroke services across England in the next five years.
diabetes treatment

The hunt for an alternative to century-old Type 1 diabetes treatment

Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director of Research at Diabetes UK details the hunt for an alternative to century-old Type 1 diabetes treatment – and looks at how British diabetes research is demanding something better.
brexit boris, future of the NHS

Brexit, Boris and attracting NHS talent: What could go wrong?

Jo Sellick discusses his opinion on the future of the NHS, which bravely faces Brexit and Boris Johnson, migration limitations and an ageing population.
digital health era

Cardiovascular disease: Opportunities and challenges in the digital health era

In this interview, Chair of the ESC Digital Health Committee, Professor Martin Cowie, details the opportunities and challenges in the digital health era when it comes to the field of cardiovascular disease.
cannabis analysis

Fundación CANNA: Promoting research, scientific studies and cannabis analysis

Here, we find out about Fundación CANNA’s aim is to promote research and education about cannabis, including their strong focus on the effects of this on the human body.
affect the eyes, eye health

How diabetes can affect the eyes

With diabetes on the increase in the UK, Dr Louise Gow, Specialist Lead for Eye Health at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) explains more about the condition and how it can affect the eyes.
maternal and foetal health, preeclampsia

Vitamin D and preeclampsia: Improving maternal and foetal health

Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis, from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, share with us their fascinating research on vitamin D and preeclampsia research, including a promising option in this vein to improve maternal and foetal health.
palatinate region, counselling

Peer counselling in the Palatinate region: Because they know how it is

In this article, Paul Bomke and Lena Kuntz discuss counselling centres in Germany, particularly in the Palatinate region.
dementia care centre

The evolution of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing lifts the lid on the development of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong.
ovarian cancer

New test could diagnose ovarian cancer up to two years earlier

A new test developed at Queen's University could allow ovarian cancer to be diagnosed at a stage up to two years earlier than current methods.
effects of microplastics, plastic pollution

Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.

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