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Digital healthcare adoption requires better security

Though the UK public is taking the right step in embracing digital healthcare, more trust is needed in the security of digital services.
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Nobody’s Home: How can councils get empty homes back into use?

With the cost-of-living crisis at an unaffordable high, councils need to address empty homes and how they can benefit from having new occupants.
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Do more to tackle energy poverty

Ioannis Vardakastanis, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that the EU and Member States must do more to tackle energy poverty and protect vulnerable consumers.
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Certain monocultures of forests cope better with drought

Monocultures of the Scots pine and Sitka spruce tree species display different resilience to spring drought.
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How to grow cereal crops with less fertiliser, and save money

Research has discovered a new way to grow cereal crops using less fertiliser, reducing the amount of nitrogen pollution and saving billions.
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Study reveals new COVID treatments, therapies and drug combinations

Researchers have found new COVID treatments and therapies that could better protect against future variants and outbreaks.
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The role optical practices play in dealing with eye problems

Daryl Newsome FBDO R CL SMC(Tech), President of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, examines the important role that optical practices can play in dealing with eye problems.
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Why are UK innovators not filing enough patents?

Businesses have long been criticised for not filing enough patents, which could be preventing them from realising their commercial potential.
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Who is the COP27 Youth Envoy and what do they do?

Dr Omnia El Omrani has been selected as the COP27 Youth Envoy, where she is to engage with the wider community to contribute to promoting the inclusion of global young voices.
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Public sector decarbonisation: Navigating PSDS funding

Steve Wilkinson, Head of Commercial Projects at Cenergist, explores public sector decarbonisation, in particular, how organisations can successfully navigate PSDS Funding.
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One in eight COVID-19 patients develops long COVID symptoms

One in eight adults (12.7%) who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long COVID symptoms, including chest pain, difficulties breathing, painful muscles and more.
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Nature essential for human wellbeing

Studies demonstrate the importance of nature for human wellbeing by linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to people's overall health.
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How companies can support employees amidst political unrest

Worldwide and national crises and political unrest can threaten any organisation, no matter how healthy it is, here's how to deal with it in your company.
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How has technology become a solution to global issues?

Digitised Smart Nation drives will continue to push people's limits and potential for the future, and smart living will impact people's health, mental health, and well-being.
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CBD effective for chronic and severe anxiety

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, may halve the severity of symptoms and impairment caused by chronic anxiety.
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Net-zero carbon housing means changes to concrete infrastructure

Net-zero housing will require changes to the concrete industry, not just in manufacturing standards but also changes in purchasing habits.
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The updated changes to CCS Digital Outcomes and G-Cloud 13

Digital Outcomes and G-Cloud 13 have had an update for CCS customers and suppliers, including discussing buyer accessibility and commercial agreements.
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Redefining communication in local government and public sectors

There is a need for efficient communication in local governments and public sectors with staff, the public and other organisations. Here's how to attain this.
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Smells experienced in nature improve mental health

Smells experienced in nature improve wellbeing and mental health by making us feel more relaxed, joyful, and healthy.
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Discarded cigarette butts cost UK £40 million a year

The UK Government’s ambition of a smoke-free country by 2030 does little to solve the smoking-related litter problem facing our communities.

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