Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

Can the new coronavirus pass from pregnant women to babies?

As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes more of a concern for people around the world, fact and myth are increasingly being confused, particularly due to misinformation and unofficial advice being casually shared. Online and unmoderated parenting groups are rife with this misinformation, meaning that parents and prospective parents are unnecessarily overwhelmed trying to understand what […]

New BBI Scanner delivers step-change in Pressure Injury prevention

Prevention made real: BBI (Europe) Ltd’s innovative technology delivering 90% (weighted) reduction1 in Pressure lnjuries/Pressure Ulcers incidence in Acute Care Sites BBI is a pioneer in biometric-sensor based medical devices, developing point of care diagnostic solutions for early identification and monitoring of chronic, preventable conditions. In the European market since 2014, BBI’s first product to market […]

Researchers to investigate method of growing new blood vessels

A new treatment for stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the heart will be investigated by researchers at the University of Bristol thanks to funding of over £100,000 from national charity Heart Research UK. A heart attack is caused by a blockage of one or more coronary arteries of the heart, which prevents […]

Project to predict cardiovascular events at University of Manchester receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at the University of Manchester aiming to develop a new tool for predicting the risk of a cardiovascular event or death in patients who have already suffered a heart attack has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK. In the UK, around 7 million people are living with […]

Charity Launches Nationwide Survey to Understand Challenges of Perioperative Workforce

The Association for Perioperative Practice has launched a nationwide survey in a bid to better understand the challenges faced by those working within the operating theatre and associated areas. The online survey, which aims to identify the prevalence and effects of issues such as bullying, pressure and the level of support from senior members of […]

Anaphylaxis charity offers guidance for families and young people living with allergies

Since the Anaphylaxis Campaign was founded 25 years ago hospital admissions for children and young people has increased sharply with latest figures from NHS Digital showing a 70% rise in children under 18 in the last five years. Although there is no single cause for the rising prevalence of allergy and numerous possible reasons are […]

Technology social enterprise Appt Health wins Innovate UK funding to improve population health

The UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded a promising technology start-up funding to ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while reducing health inequalities. Appt Health plans to take on this Grand Challenge mission by working with care providers to increase the uptake of […]

Lack of funding leads to people with Severe Mental illness struggling to access Support

It has been estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year with the British Medical association describing mental illness as “the single largest burden of disease in the UK.” Despite government pledges to put mental health on equal footing with physical health it has been shown […]

First evidence-based online service launches to empower cancer patients to help themselves after diagnosis

Cancer patients now have access to evidence-based information about how their lifestyle and other choices can affect both the quality of life and outcomes after diagnosis, thanks to a new online service developed in the UK. The service, developed by Curve.life (http://curve.life/video_series/cancer-self-help/), is the end result of a major collaboration between leading oncologists, exercise and […]

Two Cannabis-based Medicines Approved but Other Sufferers Left in Limbo

Two cannabis-based medicines used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis has been approved for use by NHS England. The move is a welcome step forward following repeated campaigns by the families of two children, Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley. The guidelines approved by NICE will help MS and epilepsy sufferers but any cannabis medicine that […]