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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20,000 premature deaths caused by human-ignited fires in U.S.

More than 80% of premature deaths caused by small smoke particles in the United States are the direct result of human-ignited fires.
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Prolonged sitting is hazardous to your health

Further evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is bad for your health, even if you exercise regularly - and doctors advise walking every 30 minutes.
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Reforming the UK’s health and care system through design

The UK’s health and care system is long overdue reform, as needs have shifted and technology has advanced since the NHS was founded in 1948.
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Healthcare app to assess out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

A prototype healthcare app aims to revolutionise treatment for patients who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.
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How can Americans attain full health and wellness potential?

Open Access Government examines how the U.S. is building a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health and wellness potential.

Elderly care and digital health in Scotland

The priorities of Scottish Government Health Secretary Humza Yousaf MSP, especially elderly care and digital health, are underlined here by Open Access Government.
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Taking control of your healthcare journey after COVID-19

Here Charlie Rapple, co-founder of the science communication platform Kudos, explores the healthcare journey away from COVID-19.
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Winter and beyond: the government needs basic technology to solve NHS challenges

Technology can help to address some of the biggest NHS challenges – as long as the latest government is able to harness it.
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Overcoming the cost challenge of rare, orphan & genetic therapies and CGT development

Craig Caceci, Managing Director, Terebellum®, walks us through how to overcome the cost challenge of CGT development for rare, orphan and genetic therapies.
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Delivering better health with the EU Global Health Strategy

Sandra Gallina, Director General at Directorate-General Sante (DG SANTE), European Commission, explains how the new EU Global Health Strategy steps up the EU’s role to deliver better health.
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Fall prevention: preventing 1 million falls in the UK by 2030

Falls cost the UK £4.4 billion per year. Smplicare is on a mission to transform fall prevention and prevent 1 million of those falls by 2030.
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Why advancements in medical fridges are vital for the healthcare industry

The vast increase in vaccine production throughout 2020 and 2021 meant the demand for reliable medical fridges also grew rapidly.
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Mobile rocket healthcare app: Supporting and aiding a healthier population

Mobile Rocket Healthcare assists in the NHS digital transformation strategy in the creation of an interactive digital app to promote a healthier population.
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How to prevent a cold

Dr Deborah Lee discusses how to prevent a cold using simple at-home remedies and simple lifestyle changes.
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AI in healthcare: The road to acceptance, trust and adoption

How will a better understanding of AI and machine learning help build trust in a new generation of diagnostic tools?

Digital solutions are key to delivering sustainable medicines

Dr Nazneen Rahman, Founder and CEO of YewMaker and Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) Director describes why digital medicine information is essential for sustainable medicines.
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Improve multiple sclerosis treatment in the UK

Phillip Anderson, Head of Policy at the MS Society UK, describes the need to improve multiple sclerosis treatment, care & support, including access to disease modifying therapies.
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Sustainable eyewear and eye care through procurement

Antonia Chitty, Head of Communications and IT at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, provides insight into sustainable eyewear and eye care procurement.
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Getting diagnostic innovation to the NHS frontline

Geoff Twist, Managing Director of Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland, says that the UK's inability to get diagnostic innovation to the frontline is hampering the NHS and the nation's health; this is a missed opportunity.
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Time to strengthen palliative care across Europe

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Dr Tomas Zapata and Dr Satish Mishra, from WHO/Europe, argue that now is time to strengthen palliative care across the European Region.

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