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.

radiation blood test, nuclear reactors

The Ukraine war highlights the need for a fast radiation blood test

Dr Quinton Fivelman, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, says fighting near Ukraine’s nuclear power facilities brings home the need for a rapid radiation blood test.
ultrasound bursts, kidney stones

Ultrasound bursts provide non-invasive treatment for kidney stones

As the first alternative for non-invasive treatment of kidney stones, ultrasound bursts can actually break up kidney stones – making it easier for them to pass on their own.
cigarette taxes, child death

Higher cigarette taxes could prevent 182,000 child deaths, globally

Child death rates could be reduced by higher cigarette taxes - as regions with the lowest tobacco tax also have the worst child health issues.
microbiome engineering

A future vision for microbiome engineering

Prof Chris Barnes & Dr Jack Rutter share a future vision for microbiome engineering - harnessing the microbiome’s role in health & disease
male birth control

Scientists create non-hormonal male birth control 

Scientists made progress on the implementation of male birth control, which could someday split contraceptive responsibility between all genders.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, bone cell function

The future of living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

CEO of Brittle Bone Society Patricia Osborne, revisits aspects of the condition and shares what is known around current medical research and treatments, speaking to experts attached to the Charity.
medical gender equality, male doctors

Male doctors can undermine medical gender equality initiatives

Male doctors overestimating female representation could weaken medical gender equality initiatives, hindering true progress in representation.
European brain research

Mapping European brain research: The past, present and future

Professor Monica Di Luca, Past President of the European Brain Council outlines the past, present and vital future of European brain research
long covid study

STIMULATE Long Covid study: Opportunities for patients and innovation

The STIMULATE study will assess how patients with Long Covid progress and recover, explore innovative treatment options and investigates health inequalities
covid-19 response, hiv pandemic

Global COVID-19 responses could help to end HIV

Global COVID-19 responses could serve as a coordinated approach to end the HIV pandemic - bettering global immunisation to both viruses.
animal health surveillance

The importance of animal health surveillance

Janeth George from SACIDS Foundation for One Health and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, details enhancing the effectiveness of animal health surveillance in Africa through a systems-based integrative research approach
food allergy Africa, Non-IgE mediated allergy

Food allergy in Africa

What information is available for food allergy in Africa?
digital mobility, pulmonary disease

Next-generation digital tools for mobility in research & health

Beatrix Vereijken and Lynn Rochester share how Mobilise-D develops digital technology to measure mobility in daily life to transform clinical research and health.
visual impairment, biomarkers

The global cost of visual impairment

250 million people suffer from visual impairment at a global cost of $3 trillion, Translational Imaging Innovations explain.
antimicrobial resistance (Amr), microbiology laboratories

Removing the blindfold on antimicrobial resistance

Here, several academic experts explain what we need to know about removing the blindfold on antimicrobial resistance - by strengthening clinical microbiology laboratories in resource-limited settings.
childhood inequalities, early life

Addressing inequalities early in life

The trajectory of a human’s life course is by no means determined at birth. Nevertheless, the circumstances a child is born into and events taking place during the early childhood, or even gestation, shape life-course trajectories.
HIV vaccines, mRNA vaccines

Clinical trials begin for three mRNA HIV vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched Phase 1 clinical trials for three mRNA HIV vaccines.
stroke treatment rates

Study finds Brainomix’s e-Stroke software improves stroke treatment rates

Jeff Wyrtzen, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Brainomix, explores a study proving that e-Stroke software improves stroke treatment rates
HIV stigma

The life-threatening perseverance of HIV stigma

The stigma, discrimination and lack of understanding around HIV is still persisting even 41 years after the first reported case
stillbirth rates, ethnic minorities

Stillbirth rates double for some ethnic minorities in the UK

The rates of stillbirths in Black and South Asian communities are still double those of the rest of the population, despite an overall downward trend across the UK.

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