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excess winter deaths

National Energy Action (NEA) slams record number of excess winter deaths last year

New figures from the Office of National Statistics today show that the number of excess winter deaths exceeded 50,000 the highest on record since the winter of 1975/76

Bowel cancer – time to test at an earlier age

Your toilet habits can help determine what is going on inside your body and with Brits spending the equivalent of eight months of their adult life sat on the toilet, it is time to test for bowel cancer at an earlier age
inequality

How inequality leads to poor asthma outcomes

Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy details how inequality in the UK leads to poor asthma outcomes
Dystrophin gene

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): Correcting the dystrophin gene

Dr Ahlke Heydemann, Associate Professor and Director of Medical School Curriculum at University of Illinois, Chicago explains Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), focussing on the issue of correcting the dystrophin gene
new Mental Health Act

Government announces plans to introduce new Mental Health Act

The government will introduce a new Mental Health Act to transform mental health care, following the publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983
dementia research

Turning up the volume of the patient voice in dementia research

Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society presents the case for turning up the volume of the patient voice when it comes.
autistic children

Government to improve the lives of autistic children

The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers, for the first time, on how to improve the support they get
prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research UK’s Prostate Cancer Expert reveals why prostate cancer is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
smokers

Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare

In the year that the NHS suffers £2.7bn in cuts, 48% of Brits believe smokers are the biggest drain on healthcare
student mental health

Further intervention needed on student mental health

Higher education representatives have been told to take action on student mental health by the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds
neurodegenerative disorders

Treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

Andrea Varrone studies the importance of molecular imaging to provide personalised medicine and improve care for patients with neurodegenerative disorders
prescribe dance lessons

Brits approve plans for GPS to prescribe dance lessons to tackle loneliness

More than half (56%) of Brits have agreed with Prime Minister plans for GP's to prescribe dance classes to patients as part of a scheme to combat loneliness
bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening should start at age 50, according to expert committee

The independent expert screening committee has recommended that bowel cancer screening in England should in future start at age 50 to prevent late diagnosis
biomakers

Biomarkers and patients’ access to personalised oncology drugs in Europe

Heinz Zwierzina M.D., CDDF Managing Director tells us all about biomarkers and patients’ access to personalised oncology drugs in Europe in this insightful article
inflammatory bowel disease

Link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease

Research indicates a strong role in the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
type 2 diabetes prevention

The importance of Type 2 diabetes prevention

Chanelle Corena, Type 2 Prevention Lead at Diabetes UK, highlights the 12.3 million people in the UK who are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and precisely why prevention and a change in behaviour is crucial in this vein
informal carers

Millions of informal carers are under significant stress and financial strain

Research commissioned by WeMa Life has revealed that almost 8 million informal carers across the UK are under significant stress and financial strain
NEI

Eye health progress and impact: Protecting and prolonging vision by research

To mark its 50-year anniversary, the National Eye Institute (NEI) takes stock of its progress in advancing vision research and developing new therapies to treat blinding diseases
emergency services

Digital transformation in the NHS: Interacting with the emergency services

Salvatore Sinno, Global Chief Security Architect at Unisys speaks to Open Access Government about digital transformation in the NHS, including why Brits are calling for a rapid shake-up in the way they interact with the emergency services
Paediatric haematology

Paediatric haematology research in the UK: Starting at the beginning

Why starting at the beginning is so important in paediatric haematology research in the UK is a point impressed on us by Dr Sujith Samarasinghe at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Grazina Berry, CEO of the Aplastic Anaemia Trust.

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