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 transformation of healthcare

Why does the European Commission care about the digital transformation of healthcare?

Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), explains why the European Commission cares about the digital transformation of healthcare.
antimicrobial resistance response

New initiatives and partnerships point the way forward for antimicrobial resistance response

Peter Jackson, Executive Director of the AMR Centre, describes new initiatives and partnerships that point the way forward for the UK’s antimicrobial resistance response.
curbing stroke

Research is key to curbing stroke

Sharon McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Stroke Foundation, argues that research is key to curbing stroke.
marmot review 2020, health inequalities

Marmot Review 2020: “Regressive” cuts hit most deprived areas

We have the essentials of the Marmot Review 2020 for you, including recommended policy measures to tackle health inequalities.
dosage of CBD

What dosage of CBD should you use?

Savage Cabbage Ltd offer their expert advice on what dosage of CBD users should be taking and answers other often asked questions, in this in-depth article.
AI solutions

Advancing healthcare with AI solutions

As AI solutions are increasingly adopted in the healthcare sector, Dr Khalid Alyafei – Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Sidra Medicine in Qatar – discusses the benefits and challenges.

Youth Resilience: Clinical psychology and technology approaches

Here, Dr Christine Wekerle explains her in-depth research into youth resilience, which proposes an innovative tool to help cope with trauma.
medical industry, autism

The effect of ‘fake news’ on the medical industry

In the current moment, how severely is the viral misinformation online (from anti-vaccination movements to deadly 'miracle' cures) impacting the medical industry?
difference between dementia and alzheimer’s

Understanding the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Ella Hendrix, Writer, takes it back to basics and explains the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
database rights

From big data to database rights: The role of technology in the future of...

From big data to database rights, Sean Leach, UK & European Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire, explains the role technology plays in the future of healthcare.
vaccine misinformation, social media

Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media

Researchers have found that people who use social media for news are more likely to experience vaccine misinformation.
physical and mental health, pets

How pets can improve your physical and mental health

Certain pets in your home can improve both your physical and mental health, your social skills and your body’s ability to fight off the development of allergies.
unhealthy food,

Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it.
Prevention of Pain

European Pain Federation: The year for the Prevention of Pain

The European Pain Federation has announced that the theme to this years European Year Against Pain event will be the Prevention of Pain.
Hand hygiene training

Clean you hands: Hand hygiene training to prevent and control infections

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, underlines the WHO’s annual Clean Your Hands campaign and comments on harmonisation in hand hygiene training to help prevent and control infections.
lower back pain, vitamin D deficiency

Post-menopause vitamin D deficiency linked to lower back pain

A new study has identified that vitamin D deficiency is one of the key causes of increased disc degeneration and lower back pain.
diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy

The rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy

Tammy Z Movsas, MD, MPH, discusses how the Zietchick Research Institute aims to identify the main stimulus for the rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy.

Act now: Improving outcomes in diabetes and foot care

Here, the iDEAL Group discuss the importance of foot care in diabetes and what can be done to improve the outcomes of patients' health.
positional awareness

Positional awareness: The missing link to manual handling workplace training

Toni-Louise Gianatti from Soter Analytics, discusses why positional awareness is the missing link to behavioural change in manual handling workplace training.
new epilepsy treatment

Graphene-based implant could lead to new epilepsy treatment

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz and the potential for new epilepsy treatment.

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