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.

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Hand hygiene helps reduce HCAIs

Chris Wakefield, Vice President at GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, highlights how hand hygiene systems reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI).
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UK and Ireland medical cannabis access programmes and education slowly progress

GreenLight Pharmaceuticals Ltd is advancing clinical research and education in UK and Ireland; Though government progress on access and prescribing recommendations lags behind much of Europe.
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What is the genetic link between children’s language and mental health?

A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
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86% of healthcare workers say they need more mental health support

86% of healthcare workers say that the healthcare industry needs to do more to support the mental health of their staff who are invaluable to the country.
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Cannabinoids in medicine Part 1: Cancer

In the first of a series of five articles, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies will discuss their expertise on the medicinal use of cannabis derivatives.
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Drug to stop Haemophilia bleeds available on the NHS

NHS England will fund treatment for thousands of people with severe Haemophilia, which will lessen the risk of life-threatening Haemophilia bleeds and reduce treatment time.
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Toxic stress amongst students: How is it being combatted?

In this article, we explore the difference in healthy stress and toxic stress, how our current exam system may well be aggravating stress levels, as well as the line between stress and mental health conditions.
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What is CBD and how does it work?

Savage Cabbage Ltd offer their expertise to explain what cannabidiol (CBD) is and how it works: Read on to find out their perspective.
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GP waiting times drive rise in ‘Dr Google’

Stats reveal more than 100 million health searches were made through Google as GP waiting times continue to increase.
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An estimated 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not immunised against MMR

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records after Public Health England (PHE) warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be fully immunised against MMR.
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Multi-million-pound investment to support mental health in children

£3.3 million is being spent to expand 23 local projects to help support mental health in children and young people.
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Oral Health Foundation calls for stress-free working environments to end sugar binges

With half of workers reporting feeling stressed in their jobs the Oral Health Foundation is calling on employers to do more to help combat stress to end sugar binges.
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Can you take too much CBD?

Whether you see it as the “latest” health craze, have considered taking it yourself, or, have been relying on it for some time now, you may have asked: Can someone take too much CBD? Here, we find out.
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What do we do when health care isn’t working?

We read stories and listen to news bulletins about the problems in health care that impact not just individuals but also NHS staff. So, what is going on and why is nothing working?.
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Medical cannabis vaporizers

Vatra Syla, Head of Marketing, Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. KG, discusses the importance of medical cannabis vaporizers.
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UK government acts to stop anti-vaccination movement

PM Johnson wants to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK due to the anti-vaccination movement.
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Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
cbd oil revolution

CBD oil revolution: Introducing what it is and why the hype?

Open Access Government delve into the CBD oil revolution in this introduction to CBD which explores the difference between CBD and THC, as well as a range of benefits and safety precautions for cannabidiol use in cancer patients and pregnant women.
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Diabetes focus: The role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness

Pete Tate, CEO and Founder of MedTate, explains the role of nutraceuticals in preventing illness when it comes to diabetes in the UK.
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Health: The priorities of the European Commission

The priorities of Vytenis Andriukaitis, the current European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety are explained here.

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