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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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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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Black patients and women less likely to receive care for heart failure

Black patients and female patients with heart failure who qualify as candidates for surgery have a lower chance of getting that operation than white patients or male patients.
Man sat on staircase, tired and sad after drug relapse

Drug relapse and withdrawal worsened by sleep disruptions

Relapse presents a major barrier to recovery from substance use disorders, and sleep disruptions have long been associated with drug withdrawal and relapse.
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We must tackle the UK malnutrition postcode lottery

Malnutrition is often misunderstood as something that only happens in other countries, but UK malnutrition is intensifying.
Smoker and vaper using a disposable smoking item

Smokers and vapers are 45% more likely to die from COVID-19

Smokers or vapers prior to hospitalisation for COVID-19 were more likely to experience severe complications, and die from COVID-19, than their counterparts.
woman holding her new born baby in a doctor's office, health concept

Women’s health strategy established for doctors to tackle gender inequality

Doctors now must take mandatory training on female-specific health, as a new women’s health strategy pushes for more equal research and medical conduct between genders Women and girls across England will receive more sex-specific healthcare following the release of the Women’s Health Strategy for England. This change for improved medical services...
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What are the pros and cons of implementing AI in healthcare?

AI in healthcare covers a wide range of assistance to health systems and workers, but what are the specific benefits and downfalls of its adoption?
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Drone chemotherapy becomes an NHS net zero cancer strategy

NHS cancer patients will be the first to experience drone chemotherapy, which furthers the NHS net zero strategy, as it cuts down travel time and distance.
privatisation of healthcare, outsourcing

Privatisation of healthcare leads to worse quality of care

Health outsourcing has been found to be linked to higher mortality rates, as privatisation of healthcare worsens healthcare services.
health systems, tourism

Better health systems: putting health at the heart of tourism

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge & Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat explain the importance of putting health at the heart of tourism, including a commitment made in this vein by Europe’s smallest countries to better health systems.
nhs, pathology services

NHS trusts to digitise pathology services with cloud computing

Two NHS trusts in England will collaborate with technology partner Sectra to deploy digital pathology services using cloud infrastructure NHS trusts in East Suffolk and North Essex will transform pathology services through cloud computing for better patient and healthcare services, following a collaboration with medical imaging technology provider Sectra. “Digital pathology...
gp, continuity of care

Attending the same GP is better for your health

Patients who attend the same GP are more likely to build a trusted relationship with them, and take their advice – but only 52% of patients can revisit the same GP.
digital healthcare, nhs

Digital healthcare in the NHS expands with £150 million in government funding

Supporting social care, the government have invested £150 million over the next 3 years to enable digital healthcare transformation, ranging from virtual wards to vaccine records on phones.
emergency department, cannabis users

Cannabis users 22% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalisation

Emergency department attendance and instances requiring hospitalisations are 22% higher among cannabis users compared with those who do not.
precision cancer medicine

Who will pay for the precision cancer medicine revolution?

Ketil Widerberg, General Manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster, describes the complexities of implementing precision cancer medicine in Norway and suggests a way forward.

Regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis: Clues from studying normal brain development

Tara M. DeSilva from the Department of Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic, walks us through regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis, including comment on clues from studying normal brain development.
surgical pathways, nhs

Operationalising decarbonisation in the surgical pathway

The majority of businesses supplying products and services into the NHS through surgical pathways cannot have failed to be aware of the declared intent by the NHS to decarbonise the health system.
genetic disease, creatine transporter deficiency

The challenge of treating genetic diseases: The example of creatine transporter deficiency

The vast majority of genetic diseases remains beyond possibilities of treatment with research continuing to be able to offer therapies to the affected patients.
Interoperable health records

Interoperable health systems needed for digital future & improved patient care

Professor Peter Bannister explores the need for interoperable health records to ensure a digital future for healthcare.

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