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'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows

People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. [More]
Clinical and Digital Information Systems framework welcome newest addition, Ideagen

Clinical and Digital Information Systems framework welcome newest addition, Ideagen

Ideagen is pleased to announce it has successfully achieved inclusion on a new Clinical and Digital Information Systems framework (CDIS). [More]
Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people

Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people

The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can't be corrected with glasses or contact lenses can be significantly improved through home visits by rehabilitation specialists, concludes a study by Cardiff University. [More]
Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations? [More]
Simple picture book could help people with learning disabilities better understand and manage epilepsy

Simple picture book could help people with learning disabilities better understand and manage epilepsy

A severe lack of understanding and research into the needs of people with learning disabilities and epilepsy is placing them at risk say experts from the University of Hertfordshire. [More]
Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Thousands of patients could benefit from highly effective stroke treatment, research shows

Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year could benefit from a new procedure, according to research presented today at the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

I think innovation is one of those rather slippery terms that means different things to different people. First of all, I would make a distinction between innovations that are essentially about a new, physical product and innovations that are more to do with services or processes. [More]
Perinatal mental health interventions deliver many economic and societal benefits

Perinatal mental health interventions deliver many economic and societal benefits

There are clear economic and societal arguments for investing in mental health interventions for women during pregnancy and immediately after birth, a new report by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests. [More]
Statistical analysis reveals possible scientific misconduct in some bone health studies

Statistical analysis reveals possible scientific misconduct in some bone health studies

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. [More]
Survey finds shortfalls in adhering to key patient safeguarding legislation in the UK

Survey finds shortfalls in adhering to key patient safeguarding legislation in the UK

89% of professionals would like a better understanding of the Mental Capacity Act with 87% reporting the bureaucracy of manually writing reports is acting as a burden [More]
Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumour patients over the age of 70, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
City and Evalucom Consulting developing new digital system to improve quality of care for patients in care homes

City and Evalucom Consulting developing new digital system to improve quality of care for patients in care homes

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between City and Evalucom Consulting is designing a new digital system for care homes [More]
Philips launches new UK Population Health Management tools at EHI Live 2016

Philips launches new UK Population Health Management tools at EHI Live 2016

At this year’s EHI Live in Birmingham Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced it will unveil a selection of new UK Population Health Management tools as part of its offering in connected care. [More]
Desuto introduces new tool to transform decision-making process for health and social care professionals

Desuto introduces new tool to transform decision-making process for health and social care professionals

Desuto, a leader in health and social care decision-support, has launched a unique new tool designed to transform the decision-making process for health and social care professionals across the UK. [More]

Neighbourhood effect of slums could help alleviate some community-related health problems

A new study suggests that the 'neighbourhood effect' of slums could help to alleviate some of their associated health problems. [More]
New poster presented at RCGP annual conference highlights dangers of hyperpolypharmacy

New poster presented at RCGP annual conference highlights dangers of hyperpolypharmacy

A poster at last week’s RCGP annual conference highlighted the danger of hyperpolypharmacy, the use of ten or more medications, in the population aged over 75. [More]
Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

Clinicians, scientists call for bold new strategy to promote and improve health in the UK

As the NHS lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK’s approach to health needs radical rethinking to create a healthy and health-creating society. [More]
Lack of community support makes unpaid carers take loved ones to A&E, research shows

Lack of community support makes unpaid carers take loved ones to A&E, research shows

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK. [More]
DigitalHealth.London launches new Accelerator programme to support cohort of health businesses

DigitalHealth.London launches new Accelerator programme to support cohort of health businesses

We are excited to announce the launch of the very first cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme, on 12 September 2016. [More]
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