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2020 dementia challenge to be tackled by MOOC

2020 dementia challenge to be tackled by MOOC

The University of Derby’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ is back by popular demand after the University received high levels of requests to run the course again. [More]
Chronic fatigue syndrome affects almost 2% of 16-year-olds

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects almost 2% of 16-year-olds

In what is believed to be the biggest study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) -- also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) -- in children to date, researchers at the University of Bristol (UK), have found that almost 2 per cent of 16-year-olds have CFS lasting more than six months and nearly 3 per cent have CFS lasting more than three months (the UK definition). [More]
Oral drug rivastigmine could help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s

Oral drug rivastigmine could help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s

Scientists have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s. [More]
ABPI responds to latest publication of Scorecard data on use of NICE-approved medicines across NHS in England

ABPI responds to latest publication of Scorecard data on use of NICE-approved medicines across NHS in England

The figures, published today [Tuesday, 12 January] are from latest publication of the NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England - Innovation Scorecard. [More]
Innovative solutions to combat dementia event

Innovative solutions to combat dementia event

Pauline Latham MP OBE hosted the University of Derby at the Houses of Parliament last week, for an event highlighting innovative approaches to cope with the rise of dementia. [More]
Open online courses key to transforming dementia healthcare workforces?

Open online courses key to transforming dementia healthcare workforces?

Many of our lives have been touched by dementia and with an ageing population the challenge of finding a sustainable solution can seem insurmountable. The recent House of Commons Reception hosted by the University of Derby, however, highlighted some innovative approaches to health and social care development that may enable our workforces to cope with the hurdles that lie ahead. [More]
Reduced antibiotic prescribing associated with lower patient satisfaction

Reduced antibiotic prescribing associated with lower patient satisfaction

Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction on the national General Practice Patient Survey, according to a new study by King's College London. The study found a 25 per cent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a GP practice corresponded to a 5-6 point reduction on GP satisfaction rankings. [More]
Risk of dementia decreasing? An interview with Professor Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge

Risk of dementia decreasing? An interview with Professor Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge

In this analysis we brought together the few European studies that have looked, within geographical areas, at the prevalence or incidence of dementia in the population aged 65 and over. [More]
Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Sphere Medical, an innovator company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting 2015, it will be discussing the potential application of its Proxima patient-dedicated blood gas analyser with isolation beds during winter flu outbreaks. [More]
Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

Queen's University Belfast-led study examines potential of new technology that could save lives in ICUs

A potentially revolutionary new technology - that could saves thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units around the world - is being trialled in a UK study co-led by Queen's University Belfast. [More]
Coordinated care and telehealth deployment ‘cookbook’ debuted

Coordinated care and telehealth deployment ‘cookbook’ debuted

Royal Philips and its ACT-program consortium partners today announced the debut of a ‘cookbook’ outlining key enablers necessary to scale connected care and telehealth programs. [More]
New research uncovers antibiotic prescription trends across England

New research uncovers antibiotic prescription trends across England

New research by Antibiotic Research UK, the world’s first charity created to develop new antibiotics in the fight against superbugs, and high-performance analytic database company EXASOL has discovered that while the number of antibiotic prescriptions is coming down across England, GP practices in the most deprived parts of the country are prescribing 20% more and, worryingly, antibiotic prescriptions are on the increase in these deprived areas. [More]
Around 20% of ethnic school girls not vaccinated against HPV

Around 20% of ethnic school girls not vaccinated against HPV

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) because they feel they don't need to have it, according to a Cancer Research UK survey presented today at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool*. [More]
Researchers develop cancer-killing 'grenades’

Researchers develop cancer-killing 'grenades’

Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed 'grenades' armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumours, according to two studies due to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Health Education England launches Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework

Health Education England launches Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework

A comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators who work with people living with dementia and their carers has been launched today. [More]
Collaborative funding partnership calls for applications that address palliative and end of life care

Collaborative funding partnership calls for applications that address palliative and end of life care

Marie Curie is launching its largest-ever call for research in partnership with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association), totalling £1,425,000. [More]

Salford Institute for Dementia, Salford City Council announce pioneering research on young onset dementia

A new three year action and research study into living well with young onset dementia has been announced by the University of Salford’s Institute for Dementia and Salford City Council. [More]
NHS to produce unique stem cells that could revolutionize treatment for diabetic kidney disease

NHS to produce unique stem cells that could revolutionize treatment for diabetic kidney disease

NHS Blood and Transplant will start producing stem cells for groundbreaking treatment aimed at combating one of the most serious health problems facing the NHS, diabetic kidney disease. [More]
Diabetic retinopathy therapy innovations: an interview with Richard Kirk, CEO of Polyphotonix

Diabetic retinopathy therapy innovations: an interview with Richard Kirk, CEO of Polyphotonix

In the UK there are currently over 3.5 million people who have diabetes, with a growth rate exceeding 280,000 people per year. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common complication of diabetes. [More]

Carter Schwartz: New proposed living wage could significantly impact UK care sector

The new proposed living wage will have a damning impact on the care sector, forcing many independent operators out of business and leaving thousands of people without support, says leading health and social care management advisers Carter Schwartz. [More]
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