Archive for the ‘General Healthcare’ Category

Wearables Accelerate Healing of Chronic Wounds

Though the human body has a tremendous capability to heal itself, wound healing can stall and create chronic non-healing wounds due to a variety of reasons such as ischemia, bacterial contamination, and chronic inflammation. IDTechEx Research have published a comprehensive report, “Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030”, explaining why the incidence of chronic wounds is set […]

First medically approved back pain app in EU and UK aims to end the nationwide epidemic of back pain in UK offices

London, UK – Bad posture among UK office employees is a nationwide epidemic. Sitting at desks all day, slouching over computers and a general sedentary lifestyle has led one in five Brits to give up their job or reduce hours because of their condition1. Experts behind Kaia, the first and only medically approved back pain […]

Strengthening Allied Health Professionals’ contribution to health and wellbeing

An Allied Health Professions Director from NHS Grampian has accepted the position of Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University (RGU) to collaboratively support changes in healthcare delivery to meet the challenges of an ageing population. Delivering the integrated healthcare models of tomorrow will mean that training for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), such as Physiotherapists, Dietitians […]

93-year-old surgeon shares ‘Tales of the Operating Theatre’

A 93-year-old surgeon who joined the NHS in its first month has launched a new book bringing to life significant medical moments from throughout history and his 71 years in practice. Professor Harold Ellis CBE launched the book entitled ‘Tales of the Operating Theatre and other essays’, as part of the AfPP annual Residential Conference […]

Medication-free treatment for depression launches in the UK

Flow, a medical device company, launches a medication-free treatment for depression comprising a brain stimulation headset and therapy app. In Europe, Flow is classified as a Class IIa medical deviceintended for use as a treatment for depression and was certified by BSI’s Netherlands notified body. It is the first approved treatment of its kind in Europe available to buy and use at home. […]

NICE publishes final recommendation for Almirall’s ILUMETRI®▼ (Tildrakizumab), as a cost-effective option for adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Dermatologists in the UK now have an additional biologic treatment option and suitable patients can be considered for treatment with ILUMETRI® (Tildrakizumab) Tildrakizumab is a high-affinity humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits the p19 subunit of IL-231, that has demonstrated lasting efficacy and safety through 3 years according to the positive results of a pooled analysis2 of two […]

Five apps for achieving a new and better you

Predictions have been made that the wellness and fitness market across the UK will hit £22.8 billion by the time we reach 2020. So much of this industry is currently dominated by the purchasing of sports equipment, gym memberships, alternative medicine and weight loss initiatives, while a lot of people would have begun 2019 by […]

THOUSANDS MORE CARE WORKERS NEEDED IN WALES BY 2030

Wales will need thousands more people to work in caring roles with adults and children by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the country. To help attract more people to work in care, a national campaign called WeCare has been launched […]

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts, Finds New Global IDTechEx Research Market Report

Healthcare Sensors: Piezoelectrics the New Gymnasts, Finds New Global IDTechEx Research Market Report Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies. Much of it is trending to diagnostics and treatment on the move and removing the need for the patient to perform procedures on time. Instruments become wearables […]

I was exhausted, in constant pain and waiting for neck surgery – until I tried ‘Intervertebral Disc Decompression’

Facing a major operation on her neck and frightened of the potential consequences, Gail Redpath was desperate to find an alternative to relieve her debilitating pain. The 46-year-old payroll officer was suffering pins and needles and numbness in her arms which was making her working life unbearable. “I was having to stop what I was […]