Industrial Strategy offers opportunity to prioritise dementia research

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to increase financial support for dementia research as part of its Industrial Strategy plans. The Industrial Strategy white paper launched today (27 November) outlines a commitment to research and development and the life science sector, and emphasises the need to support an ageing population. Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is arguing that the focus on...

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DiaMonTech announces breakthrough technology for non-invasive method for measuring blood glucose

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 1 comment

Medtech company unveils tech to improve diabetes management   The age of finger-pricking will soon be over with the announcement of a non-invasive method for measuring the body’s blood glucose levels from German medical technology company, DiaMonTech. DiaMonTech has created technology for a medical device which directly measures the presence of glucose molecules in the blood through an invisible infrared laser, giving a reading of a user’s...

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Healthier lifestyles and better health policies drive life expectancy gains, says OECD

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

  Healthier lifestyles, higher incomes and better education have all contributed to boost life expectancy in recent decades. Better health care has also helped, according to a new OECD report. Health at a Glance 2017 says that all OECD countries have seen life expectancy at birth increase by over 10 years since 1970 to reach an average of 80.6 years. Life expectancy at birth is highest in Japan (83.9 years), and Spain and Switzerland (83...

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AbbVie puts creativity at heart of health problem-solving with unique group of experts including animators and gamers  

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today, global research-based biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie, is announcing a unique line-up of experts from the creative, health and tech industries, including Aardman (the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). The experts, who are part of the Live:LabTM project, have been brought together to tackle the complex health issue of the ‘Fear of Finding Out’ (FOFO) – a major psychological barrier which prevents people from...

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Mental Health Network welcomes findings of Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to the Stevenson-Farmer independent review into workplace mental health, Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:  “We welcome this report’s approach to prioritising the mental health of the workforce and keeping mental health high on the healthcare agenda. “Key to alleviating some of the pressures we are currently seeing within the mental health sector is the support...

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