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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.
laboratory workflow testing, covid-19

Innovative automation supports laboratory testing workflow

Global clinical diagnostics company Novacyt introduce a new automated liquid handling system to meet growing demand for no manual pipetting in COVID-19 PCR testing.
life without insulin

Diabetes – Is life without insulin possible?

Imagine a life without insulin: Research is bringing us closer to a cure and could change the lives of diabetes patients
digital mobility, pulmonary disease

Next-generation digital tools for mobility in research & health

Beatrix Vereijken and Lynn Rochester share how Mobilise-D develops digital technology to measure mobility in daily life to transform clinical research and health.
omicron variant, three vaccine doses

Three vaccine doses give 86% efficacy against Omicron variant

Data finds that three vaccine doses can give 86% protection against the Omicron variant, reducing the chances of severe COVID-19 and death.
transgender patient, supportive healthcare

Only 50% of transgender patients feel supported by doctors

Only half of transgender patients report supportive primary care experiences, with more understanding healthcare experiences decreasing psychological distress.
severe cases of covid-19, care access

Severe cases of COVID-19 can be linked to postal address

Unequal access to care is an ongoing issue reframed by the pandemic, where socially vulnerable areas had more severe cases of COVID-19.
ecmo shortages, health complications

ECMO shortages caused 90% of deaths of adults with COVID

Higher mortality has been found in patients with COVID-19 who did not receive ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) – despite many having no health complications.
disparities in cancer care

Examining intersectionality to find disparities in cancer care

Analysis of 28 studies has found that the intersection of sexual minority status with ethnicity is associated with lower cancer screenings.
healthcare-associated infections 

Healthcare-associated infections: Cleanliness goes hand in hand with safety

John Brill from Nilfisk outlines how strategic cleaning regimes can support the critical need to ensure healthcare environments provide the highest standards of cleanliness in the fight to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
personalised healthcare, clinical trial

Real-world evidence set to turbo boost personalised healthcare

Richard Armstrong, head of registries at NEC Software Solutions UK, puts real-world evidence under the microscope and examines how, as our population ages it has the power to speed up medical interventions at scale.

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