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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The rapid blood alcohol test that could save lives

Albio™ is a rapid and cost-effective blood alcohol test which could help paramedics and emergency responders save lives.
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Sustainable healthcare and the technological revolution

Anssi Pulkkinen, director of wellbeing and health at Finnish funding agency Tekes, on the role of technology in securing sustainable healthcare for all Technological development...
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mHealth in the EU: Challenges of technology applied to health

As mobile technologies advance, Francesca Cattarin, Health Policy Officer at The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), explores the role of mHealth in the EU Mobile health...
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Making personal budgets dementia friendly

A sea change is needed among local authorities to make personal budgets dementia friendly, argues George McNamara of the Alzheimer’s Society People with dementia and...
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Diagnostic services for cancer are under growing pressure

Improving cancer survival relies on earlier diagnosis, but diagnostic services are under growing pressure, as Cancer Research UK Policy Manager Sara Bainbridge explains There are...
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Government scientists warn of risks of eating crispy roast potatoes and browned toast

New guidance published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) warns of the potential risks of eating crispy roast potatoes and browned toast The guidance, which...
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Membranous nephropathy: A renal auto-immune disease

Professor Pierre Ronco describes advances in our understanding of membranous nephropathy and the promise of precision medicine to treat the disease A rare disease which...
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Obesity in children: Government needs to do more

The current strategy will not be enough to tackle overweight and obesity in children, insists Professor Neena Modi, President of RCPCH This time last year...
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ProteoLipins and LipoFishins: Novel nutraceuticals and their effects

Dr Ramón Cacabelos, President of EuroEspes Biomedical Research Center, highlights the potential benefits of novel nutraceuticals including ProteoLipins Pharmacotherapy is a fundamental cornerstone in the...
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Living with epilepsy is hard, but there is hope

The Epilepsy Society is working to reduce stigma and improve treatments for those living with epilepsy, as Nicola Swanborough explains here It’s easy to paint...
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How can digital hospitals help provide better care?

Elisabetta Zanon, Director of the NHS European Office, describes how digital hospitals can deliver better care whilst improving productivity and efficiency Hospitals across Europe share...
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Malaria research aims for new milestones

AG considers progress in malaria research, aiming to eradicate the disease, by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases The National Institute of...
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The role of small heat shock proteins in human diseases

Professor Serena Carra and her collaborators are investigating the important role of small heat shock proteins in age-related neurodegenerative diseases Cells are frequently exposed to...
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Pilot project succeeds at reducing loneliness in older people

A pilot project run by Age UK testing new approaches to reducing loneliness in older people has found success in tackling the isolation that...
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Time for a change of tack on drug development for neurodegenerative diseases?

UCB's Duncan McHale outlines why reclassification might be a good idea to boost drug development for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Neurodegenerative diseases are...

Drug development for cancer and inflammatory disease

Sumith A Kularatne, Vice President of Research and Development at On Target Laboratories shares the research strides he has made in drug development
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Health and Social Care Network: Connectivity in public sector procurement

Innopsis director Michael Bowyer takes stock as the healthcare sector prepares for the launch of the Health and Social Care Network in March this...
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Be Food Smart app to help with healthier choices for kids

The Be Food Smart app, Public Health England’s latest Change4Life campaign, aims to help parents make healthier food and drink choices for their children Following...
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Innovative reform vital to action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Health First Europe’s honorary president, John Bowis, looks forward to a new EU action plan on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections “Excessive and inappropriate...
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Suicide rates are ‘unacceptably high’, say Health Committee

The Health Committee says a clear implementation strategy and increased support for public mental health services are needed to bring down suicide rates In its...

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