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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European commission approves contract for Novavax vaccine

The European Commission has approved a new contract that will allow Member States to purchase up to 100 million doses of the Novavax vaccine.
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UK study finds long-term COVID effects rare in children

This UK-based study, published in The Lancet, finds that long-term COVID effects are rare in children - usually, the illness is over after six days.
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Transgender youth experience “pervasive stigma” in healthcare

In a review of 91 studies across 17 countries, transgender and nonbinary youth were found to deal with "pervasive stigma and discrimination" in healthcare.
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NHS Track and Trace app will ‘ping’ fewer contacts to isolate

Fewer contacts will be notified to self-isolate following updates to the NHS COVID-19 Track and Trace app.
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Study finds US ‘Muslim ban’ led to decrease in healthcare access

When the controversial US 'Muslim Ban' was signed in 2017, Muslim visits to emergency departments and appointments decreased - highlighting a connection between immigration rhetoric and healthcare access.
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Price of COVID vaccines to rise as they become variant-ready

France's Junior Minister for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, said that the price of COVID vaccines Pfizer and Moderna rose after being adapted for the Delta variant.
Long Covid research

£1.1 million given for Long Covid research

A new research project, known as LISTEN, has been awarded £1.1 million of UK government funding to support people with Long Covid.
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NHS say 170,000 Moderna jabs to expire in next two weeks

According to The Guardian, the NHS is concerned that 170,000 Moderna jabs will expire soon - as vaccine take-up in the 18-25 year old bracket slows down.
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Long Covid: The long road to recovery

Suzanne Marshall, Clinical Governance Officer at FirstCare, discusses how the UK public sector can cope with the expected rise in long Covid.
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Surgeons say trauma informed care can “break cycle of violence”

According to the American College of Surgeons, trauma informed care can help to "break the cycle of violence" - surgeons are usually the first healthcare professional to treat victims of violence.
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US study says racial disparities in vaccination problematic for 10 years

Scientists, looking at the US population, reveal that racial disparities in vaccination have been an ongoing issue for the last ten years.
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Half of parents may not vaccinate under-12 children against COVID

According to a CUNY study, only 49% of parents said they would vaccinate their under-12 child against COVID - with a further 25% saying they would not.
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The pandemic, after the pandemic: Healthcare transformation can help solve staff burnout

Mike Hobby, Healthcare Transformation Partner, Checkit, explores how healthcare transformation can put a stop to staff burnout before it becomes a pandemic itself.
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UK donates 9 million AstraZeneca vaccines to countries overseas

The UK will begin to deliver 9 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines around the world this week, announces Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
blood clotting

Blood clotting from severe COVID-19 caused by abnormal antibodies

Blood clotting and inflammation seen in very severe COVID-19 cases may be caused by abnormal antibodies, according to a new study.
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Canadian study says 28% of adults who attempted suicide now thriving

The study, peer-reviewed and published in Archives of Suicide Research, finds that 28% of adults who attempted suicide now have excellent mental health.
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Immunologists push for more intranasal COVID vaccines

While intramuscular vaccines are the norm right now, immunologists propose that intranasal COVID vaccines would be great for booster shots.
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Study says 75% of sexual assault survivors have PTSD, one month later

The University of Washington team explain that while most sexual assault survivors have PTSD one month after the attack - it is common to feel better within three months.
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Partnership between ReStart and Better to improve NHS data interoperability

A new partnership between ReStart and Better will help health and care professionals access the data they need when they need it in real-time.
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NHS say health service now overwhelmed to “height of pandemic” levels

NHS Providers have written a letter, showing that health service resources are now as overwhelmed as they were in January, 2021 - with the situation predicted to get worse before it gets better.

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