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.

technological advances diabetes

Can technological advances optimise diabetes management?

Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, explores if technological advances optimise diabetes management
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Metformin: A possible new treatment for endometriosis

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses a possible new treatment for endometriosis - the condition that impacts atleast 1.5 million women in the UK.
children’s health

Impact of air pollution on children’s health

Sarah Woolnough, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, and Andy Ratcliffe, Executive Director of Programmes at Impact on Urban Health, discuss the devastating effect air pollution has on children’s health, and why poor air quality is an unacceptable example of inequality in action.
stroke patients, brainomix

Helping stroke patients achieve functional independence

Jeff Wyrtzen, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Brainomix reveals the findings of a new study showing that the e-Stroke software shortens treatment times, hugely benefitting stroke patients.
cannabis sleep duration, sleep extremes

How does cannabis use affect sleep duration?

Recent cannabis use has been shown to affect extremes of nightly sleep duration, being either less than six hours or more than nine hours, with more intense patterns among heavier users.
Global health equity

Biomedical research across the globe: Why now is the time to invest in Africa

Dr Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center, and Director at the NIH, explores the relationship between NIH and the health research community
younger onset dementia

Supporting people with younger onset dementia

Ms Bel Wong, Dr Kenny Chui and Prof Timothy Kwok from the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, walk us through a programme that supports people with younger onset dementia (YOD).
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Hydration: An essential part of healthy ageing

Senior Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, at the National Council on Aging, illustrates the ways that hydration is key to staying healthy as we age
NHS staff shortages, NHS backlog

Reducing the NHS patient backlog – A long term plan

Andrew Metcalfe, Director of Intelligent Infection Control Services Limited, LumiBio, discusses the benefits of utilising existing technologies to mitigate the ongoing staff shortages in the NHS.
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AI & digital transformation in cancer care

Artificial intelligence and digital transformation play an important role in improving cancer diagnosis, treatments and increasing cancer survival rates, writes Dee Mathieson, Senior Vice President Linac Service and Managing Director of Elekta Ltd.
food allergies

Food allergies: An epidemic in the making?

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, sheds light on food allergies and considers if this is an epidemic
sexual health of teens, HIPteens

Sexual risk-taking & mental health issues in adolescent females – an urgent call to...

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN and Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, issue an urgent call to action when it comes to combatting sexual risk-taking and mental health issues in adolescent females.
chemical exposure health

Study finds how chemical exposure affects our health

Researchers have found a method to ascertain how pollutants and other chemicals we are exposed to affect our body and health, by discovering whether a substance has biological effects in an organism.
period poverty schools

Tackling period poverty in schools and colleges

The government has extended their scheme to provide free tampons, pads, and menstrual cups to ensure the accessibility of safe sanitary products for people in education.
covid-19 infection prevention

COVID-19 infection prevention: Resource-restricted setting focus

Zisis Kozlakidis and Dewi Nur Aisyah, explain the renewed focus on resource-restricted settings when it comes to COVID-19 infection prevention
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The UK health charities advancing vaccine uptake

Health charities have come into collaboration with the government and the NHS to promote and advance vaccine update, as UK hits its next milestone in the vaccine rollout.

Innovative smart hydracup to revolutionise hydration within care

Gail Howard, Care Home Manager of Lakeside Nursing and Residential Home, discusses her view on the management of dehydration in care homes.
healthcare artificial intelligence

How do you scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare?

Sunny Dosanjh, Director lead for Deloitte’s Healthcare AI and Data team, explores the three key aspects in scaling AI in healthcare.
Inequalities in healthcare

Inequalities in healthcare caused by bias in medical devices

An independent review is being launched to analyse the potential bias in medical devices affecting ethnic groups and gender disparities in healthcare.
non-invasive brain surgery

FDA approves new non-invasive brain surgery for Parkinson’s symptoms

Research shows that a new form of non-invasive brain surgery using a focused form of ultrasound will prove invaluable for with Parkinson’s symptoms.

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