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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.
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.
radiation oncology core, radiotherapy

Imaging & radiation oncology core: Improving radiotherapy quality & care

The Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core is part of the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s clinical trial program and provides quality assurance for trials with radiation oncology and/or imaging.
medical costs, patients with thyroid cancer

Reducing medical costs of patients with thyroid cancer by centralising medical functions

Professor Hiroki Konno at Nihon University explores proposals for reducing medical costs for patients with thyroid cancer in Japan.
brittle bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta type I

The prevalence of Brittle Bone Disease

Dr Roger J. Young, Professor at Saba University School of Medicine, walks us through Brittle Bone Disease, otherwise known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type I.
contraceptive counselling, unintended pregnancies

Clinical contraceptive counselling can decrease unintended pregnancies

Contraceptive counselling for female patients who are sexually active can increase contraceptive use, without increasing the risk for sexually transmitted infections.
Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy, wellbeing

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy reduces suicidal ideation

People who undergo Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy have high grades of satisfaction with the physical and psychological effects – and have fewer suicidal thoughts.
outcomes for stroke patients, AI

Using AI to support decision making & transform outcomes for stroke patients

Adam Nickerson, Head of Category, Digital and IT procurement frameworks at NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), explains how artificial intelligence software (AI) is used to support decision making & transform outcomes for stroke patients.
uk herd immunity, covid regulations

UK herd immunity: Is the lack of COVID regulation working?

Having lifted most of its COVID regulations – spikes in infections show that UK herd immunity through vaccination programmes is not efficient in the long run.
psilocybin microdosing, depression

Can people alleviate depression with psilocybin microdosing?

Psychedelic use has been found to have positive effects on mental disorders – now, psilocybin microdosing shows hope for relieving depression.

Over 50% of global population suffer from headache disorders

Study says 52% of the global population are affected by a headache disorder every year, with around 14% reporting migraines.

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