How pharma companies get ahead of rapid digital change

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From new biosensor technologies and smart devices to portals and physician guidance tools, there are numerous exciting breakthroughs that allow enhanced self-monitoring capabilities and patient...

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Radian conference highlights the urgent need for housing associations and health, and care providers to work more closely for the wellbeing of the public

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The ‘potential meltdown’ the NHS is suffering has been identified due to the financial challenges verses the increase in demand that an aging and growing population is bringing to society. The increase in government funds is not enough to tackle the growing pressures on the regional NHS, so now more than ever, health and housing need to tackle the problem through collaborative working. Health and housing organisations from across the south came...

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Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of care’, which was kindly supported by Pfizer, shows that people with dementia are less likely to...

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Landmark health initiative warns employers that power to sway the obesity crisis is in their hands

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

As news today suggests that a fifth of the world’s population will be obese by 2025, health initiative BHWA advises employers that they have the power to influence the obesity crisis and it’s in their best interests to act. According to Majid Ezzati from Imperial College, who led the research, smart food policies and improved healthcare training can help us to avoid an “epidemic of severe obesity”. However, with the potential impact such an...

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New research suggests that early life factors could increase prostate cancer risk

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man’s future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found[1]. For the first time, sexual maturation was assessed using genetic markers and the study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, found that these early puberty genes were associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer in later life. Genes that could indicate...

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Will fixed legal fees create a more honest and open NHS?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Ed Fletcher, CEO of the UK’s medical negligence and serious injury law firm, Fletchers Solicitors, argues that fixed fees will create an opportunity to improve care standards and bring the number of medical negligence claims down In 2014, the Government introduced its ‘Duty of Candour’, aimed at encouraging a more honest and open NHS that would admit when things went wrong. However, recent examples show that some parts of the NHS are still...

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West Ham United legends call for more men to know their risk of Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

On the eve of World Health Day (Thursday, April 7), Diabetes UK is calling on men of all ages to go online to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The national charity is urging more men to use the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk online tool after findings from one million visits showed that 38 per cent more women than men are using the online tool, despite men being at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes [1]. The Know Your Risk tool is a...

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