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.

armed forces community, ex-Service personnel, civilian life

Why the Armed Forces Community needs more than just money

Ray Lock, CBE and Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) discusses how the present delivery systems for the transition of ex-Service personnel and their families into civilian life could be improved.
diet and type 2 diabetes

Diet and Type 2 diabetes: Why a person should never be judged on what...

The iDEAL group shares their thoughts on diet and Type 2 diabetes and explain why a person should never be judged on what they eat.
global data sharing

Japan: Challenges around global data sharing for orphan diseases

Makoto Suematsu, President of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) details the challenges around global data sharing for orphan diseases.
type 2 diabetes develops

New findings show Type 2 diabetes develops differently depending on ethnicity

New research funded by Diabetes UK has reversed scientists’ previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people.
nocturnal haemoglobinuria

A focus on rare disease: Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)

Maria Piggin, Chair of PNH Support tells us about the rare disease, paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) and in this area, collaborations for change.
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.
tackle childhood obesity

£1.5 million awarded to councils to tackle childhood obesity

Five local councils will be awarded £100,000 a year over a 3-year period to help them tackle childhood obesity and health inequalities.
nhs acute trusts

NHS acute trusts’ laboratory information systems ‘not fit for purpose’

Recent research by Transforming Healthcare Consultancy has revealed that 25% of NHS acute trusts are not compliant with standards that ensure that Laboratory Information Management Systems are fit-for-purpose.
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.
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.
help people lose weight, Medical Marijuana

How can medical marijuana help people lose weight?

Michael Jacobs, marketing and creative content specialist at GotVape.com offers his insight into how medical marijuana has the potential to help people lose weight.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Follow Open Access Government