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The birth of blood cells

Unravelling the mechanisms leading to the formation of blood progenitor and stem cells. The continuous generation of blood cells throughout life relies on the existence...
biobank

Biobank Graz

The hub for biobanking in Europe. Biobank Graz at Medical University of Graz, Austria, belongs to the largest repositories of human samples in Europe. It...
research

Smart Biobanking

Senior Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan Divyaa Ravishankar discusses the growing need for innovative products in the realm of bio-storage applications. The concept of...
mental health

Combating mental health

Journalist Tony Hall gives an overview of how the Cognitive Behaviour Treatment (CBT) is used within the armed forces to combat mental health issues. In...

Counterweight

The leaders in evidence based weight management Counterweight Ltd. offers proven solutions (Counterweight Programme and The Counterweight Plus Programme) for weight loss and weight loss maintenance...
male

Male eating disorders overlooked says study

A UK study suggests that male eating disorders are being overlooked due to the perceptions about a “woman’s illness”. Despite a quarter of anorexia and...
health

Mental health patients kept like prisoners, report states

A House of Lords committee has said vulnerable adults are being kept virtual prisoners in care homes. The report by a select committee expressed concerns...
abuse

Greater awareness needed on domestic abuse

New guidance published by a health watchdog aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse. The guidance by NICE outlines how health...
cancer

Empower, support and encourage action

Emma Greenwood, head of policy development at Cancer Research UK explains the importance of early diagnosis for cancer within local communities. Cancer remains a major...
diagnosis

The cancer challenge

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg supports Europe’s concerns about cancer and the huge challenges it presents. Cancer continues to present a huge challenge for patients...

RAS – moving social care forward

Paul Clifford, CEO from FACE Recording & Measurement Systems explains the benefits of Resource Allocations Systems (RAS). I was not pleased to be informed in...

The FACE RAS

Effective information for health and social care. The FACE RAS is the country’s most widely used resource allocation system, being used by over 41 councils...

Talking about health inequalities

Public Health England is launching a national conversation about health inequalities to better understand the English public’s perception and experience. Where you live, what you...
living UK

Men outliving women in areas of UK

In some areas of the UK men are beginning to outlive females by as much of 13 years. Figures published by Public Health England reveal...
Whistleblowing Helpline

Open minds, open cultures

Rosemary Crockett, from the Whistleblowing Helpline, explains how managers should respond when a worker raises a concern. The Whistleblowing Helpline will shortly be publishing updated...

Pioneering work improves cancer survival rates

Queen’s University Belfast’s cancer specialist Professor Patrick Johnston, is leading a drive to improve survival rates for every European citizen. Professor Johnston, whose work has...
breast cancer

New campaign for breast cancer launched

Latest figures from Public Health England revealed that one in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are over 70. It was also revealed...
Diseases

MRI technology to treat IBS

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading the world in exploiting MRI technology to assist in the treatment and diagnosis of Irritable Bowel...

Winter months increase mental health risks

A mental health charity said people who go without daily sunlight are at risk of mental health problems. Mental Health Research UK (MHRUK) has said...

Vitamin E could be beneficial in dementia

New research suggests a daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia. A study carried out by US researchers in the journal JAMA...

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