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Long COVID lessons learned beyond the pandemic

The Long COVID lessons learned beyond the COVID-19 pandemic are detailed here by leading Professors working on the University College London STIMULATE-ICP programme.
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Clinical Endpoints and data management in the era of ophthalmic precision medicine

Eric Buckland of Translational Imaging Innovations and Ronald Schuchard, Clinical Product Development Expert, explore the benefits of ophthalmic precision medicine to improve patient care across sectors.
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How AI is transforming the future of patient care

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare is being transformed through AI and technology, improving patient care in the NHS and beyond.
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Tuberculosis drug regimens and their efficacies

Andrew Nunn, Professor of Epidemiology in the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, analyses different tuberculosis drug development regimens.
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Digital reader improves the accuracy of reporting positive lateral flow tests

Rob Banathy, Senior Product Manager at NHS Digital, explains how his team developed a lateral flow device digital reader service that can detect nearly twice the number of positive COVID-19 cases during early infection compared to the human eye.
Man having a vaccine for covid-19

Vaccines can reduce COVID-19 effects by up to 80%

Long-term COVID-19 effects have been decreased from anywhere between 50 and 80% for those who have been vaccinated when compared to unvaccinated people.
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NHS dentist visits decrease by 9.5% across the UK

2021 to 2022 saw an almost 10% drop in NHS dentist visits across England, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of patient access.
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NHS hospital trusts face a 200% increase in energy bills

Hospitals and trusts across the UK could be charged an additional £2 million per month for energy bills in the winter, due to national fuel costs surges.
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What can the UK government do for the legalisation of medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis remains difficult to attain in healthcare under the British government, but it holds great promise for both NHS patients and the economy.
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Just two doses of psilocybin can help alcohol addiction

Just two doses of psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy can help those suffering from alcohol addiction.
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Top considerations for a successful healthcare data strategy  

A healthcare data strategy is crucial to ensuring that we can tackle all the biggest health issues we face, and to ensure guided decision-making to save lives.
Older patient on phone

Improving the inclusivity of NHS technology for digital patients

To ensure that new NHS technology does not overlook older patients, a survey has taken patient’s comfort levels of using digital services Despite NHS technology taking on a new form to address health needs from patients’ mobile devices rather than in person, a study finds that older patients still feel...
woman having an eye test done at the optician

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.
woman experiencing Long Covid symptoms due to covid-19 virus

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.
Heart surgery for patient

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.
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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.
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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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