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.

anti vaccination movement, measles

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.
overmedication of older people, medical intervention

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.
health the priorities, the european commission

Health: The priorities of the European Commission

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

NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students got their A-level results yesterday, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing and join the NHS.
body image

44% of Brits not confident in their own body image

Almost half of the UK (44%) say they are not confident in their own body image, with many saying this impacts their love life, social life, mental health and even career progression, according to new research from Better.
early childhood eating habits, teenage eating disorders

Early childhood eating habits connected to teenage eating disorders

UCL researchers identified that overeating, undereating and ‘fussiness’ in early childhood eating habits can be linked to anorexia and binge-eating in adolescence, and the risk is greater for girls.
asthma medications

Supporting the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK

Dr Fred A. Wagshul, Pulmonologist and Medical Director at the Lung Center of America explains why he supports the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK.
cannabinoid ingredients

CBDepot: Producing cannabinoid ingredients

CBDepot, a pioneer in the production of high-quality natural cannabinoid ingredients and a world-leading researcher highlights the work they conduct here.
supporting your mental health, CBD oil

Can CBD be effective in supporting your mental health?

Sophia Ali co-founder of Amma Life shares her views on supporting your mental health through the use of CBD oil and other methods, here.
public health in the 21st century, european public health

New challenges for public health in the 21st century

Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) provides a fascinating glimpse of the new challenges for public health in the 21st century.
fitness trackers

NHS patients will get free fitness trackers to cut Type 2 diabetes

Thousands of people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will receive wearable tech such as fitness trackers as part of efforts by the NHS to combat the condition, caused by obesity.
social media cyberbullying, sleep deprivation

Social media: Cyberbullying, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise

UCL led new research uncovering the status of teenage mental health in relation to social media, cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise.
link with dementia, hearing loss

Hearing loss and the link with dementia

If we address hearing loss, can we really decrease our risk of developing dementia? Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive Action of Hearing Loss investigates.
healthcare spending

Wise healthcare spending can deliver better outcomes

Barbara Harpham, Chair of the Medical Technology Group, wants to see healthcare spending, particularly on medical technology, linked to tangible outcomes for patients, the economy and society.
medical cannabis farms, bord na mona

Irish bogs could be transformed into medical cannabis farms

The Minister for Health continues to tackle the issue of access to medical cannabis, unemployment and sustainable energy via the idea of peat bogs as medical cannabis farms.
treatment targets

NHS could save £727 million if type 2 diabetics met treatment targets

Research from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, supported by Diabetes UK, has shown that helping people with Type 2 diabetes to meet their three treatment targets could lead to significant savings for the NHS.
devastating cancer, brain tumour

A devastating cancer: The priorities for brain tumour research

Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, outlines the priorities for research into brain tumours and why it is imperative we overcome this uniquely devastating cancer.
mental health pressures, NHS psychologist, social media

NHS: “Likes and comments to blame for mental health pressures”

In new research, an NHS psychologist describes the instant gratification and mental health pressures of social media on young people.

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