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.

RNA

Exon skipping: making sense out of nonsense

Associate Professor Michela Alessandra Denti, Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology at the Centre for Integrative Biology of the University of Trento,...
cancer

China to the UK: Tackling cancer across borders

The China-United Kingdom Cancer (CUKC) Conference 2015 welcomed approximately 200 experts, including senior medics, scientists and scholars from world leading, international institutions to discuss...

Flying the flag for cancer research

OAG highlights the efforts made by the Welsh Government to improve cancer care and research throughout the country Due to an ageing population, the demand...
Gynecologic cancer

Research at Oslo University Hospital in the field of Gynaecologic cancer

Oslo University Hospital (OUS) is a big hospital formed by the merger of 4 hospitals. The State Hospital, the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Ullevaal Hospital...
NCI

Reducing the burden of cancer

AG highlights the work of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to reduce and treat cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the U.S. Federal government’s...
mental health

Connecting the dots between physical and mental health

Ophelie Martin, Communications Officer at Mental Health Europe shares insights on the link between physical and mental health, illustrating facts with her own personal...
ageing

Can we sustain an ageing population?

With people living longer, and health systems under strain, AG looks at the worldwide impact of an ageing population…

Citizens with mental illness are helped by tele-rehabilitation using video technologies

Citizens with mental disorder face a number of challenges returning to everyday life following discharge from psychiatric hospital. The citizens often feel insecure, anxious,...

Drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major problem of health and a national priority in developed countries. Despite enormous efforts by governments, the scientific community...
dental

Dental diagnostics system (DDS)

Providing clear information for patient and provider. Our medical colleagues have been capturing the causes of death for centuries using standardised diagnostic terms. The first...
acute medicine

Research opportunities in Acute Medicine

Dinesen L1, 2, Poots AJ1, Bell D1, 2. 1.NIHR CLAHRC NW London, Imperial College London 2.Dept. Acute Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital What is Acute...
ultrasound

Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound and Shortness of Breath

The role of ultrasound for Inferior Vena Cava measurement (IVC) in patients presenting with shortness of breath is often debated. Authors have disputed different...
obesity

3D body scanning: measuring body volume for obesity assessment

A research group at University College Ghent is developing a method to measure body fat using 3D body scanning. Obesity is a condition in which...
belgium

Improving healthcare in Belgium

AG outlines key priorities of the Belgian Minister for Public Health, Maggie De Block. Ensuring citizens lead a healthy lifestyle is a cornerstone of policy for...
HIV

Are we standing in our own way on the path to a cure for...

Although there are many reasons to celebrate the life-extending benefits from antiretroviral therapeutics (ART) for HIV/AIDS and the ability to chronically manage patients’ disease...
sexual health

Sexual Health: an integral approach

Martin van Rijn, State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands highlights how in all their programs they aim to build awareness and...
obesity

How Europe should act on childhood obesity

Nikolai Pushkarev, Policy Officer at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), outlines the importance of tackling obesity in children. We are drowning in declarations, strategies and...
processed meat

WHO says processed meat is carcinogenic

A new report published by the World Health Organization has classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans. To the discerning meat eater there is nothing...
cancer

Tackling cancer in children and adolescents

Professor Giles Vassal, President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology outlines why it is crucial for Europe to come together and tackle and prevent...
tuberculosis

Can TB be eliminated altogether?

Dr Masoud Dara, Senior Advisor at the World Health Organization explains the challenges of tackling TB to Editor Laura Evans, and why antibiotic resistance...

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