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Scientists have found a protein they believe can help boost immunity to cancer and viruses. Researchers from Imperial College London say the discovery could open the door to new therapies. The discovery surprised them as until now the new protein had no known function, and did not resemble any other…
A public engagement programme is underway inviting patients, carers and families in Northern Ireland to share their experiences of care to help improve services for people with non-curable and serious illnesses. During the month of April the ‘Let’s Talk About’ care programme is calling on people across Northern Ireland to…
22 new projects across Scotland will share a slice of £400,000 funding from the Self Management IMPACT Fund to support new ways of working. This investment from the Self Management IMPACT Fund, administered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), is made possible by the Scottish Government.…
Survival rates for common cancers in the UK are trailing 10 years behind other European countries, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said survival rates in many places from the 1990s were better than the UK has achieved to date. While 14% of patients in Austria diagnosed with lung…
The Health and Social Care Academy has published its latest thinkpiece, The Right To Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland, highlighting the issue of Scotland's growing health inequalities. The thinkpiece has been produced to coincide with a debate in the Scottish Parliament, led by representatives of the Health and Sport Committee,…
Better care should be provided to the millions of people living with long-term health conditions in the UK that cost the NHS £75 billion a year, a report has warned. Dangerous gaps in diagnosis, treatment, support and co-ordination of care for patients are having serious consequences, the study by the…
A think-tank report presented findings from a survey of people with long-term health conditions, which asked their views on self-managing their conditions and having more of a say over their services. The report called for: people to be given a named contact for day-to-day queries about their health, healthcare, and…
The number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services is dramatically increasing year after year, and the challenge of ensuring the quality and financial stability of care provision is one faced by governments in both the developed and developing world. This edited book is the first to provide…
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