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A disabling disease which drains energy out of sufferers is to be tackled with a new online treatment trial of more than 700 children and teenagers. Those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have erratic sleeping patterns, experience nausea and headaches, and are persistently left crippled with exhaustion. Yet, just one…
A virtual nurse named Cora could save lives by preventing heart attacks, research suggests. The interactive avatar, on all smartphones or tablets, provides advice on warning signs and explains what to do in the event of a repeat attack. Patients who have had a first heart attack are at high…
Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought together three academic organisations, eight practice partners and four national stakeholder organisations (across Scotland and Wales) with a shared interest: adopting a focus on personal outcomes in health, social care and other…
Researchers from City, University of London have developed a serious game in collaboration with mental health service users to support and prepare people being discharged from secure mental health services into the community. The study, which is published in the journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, shows how such…
An online service which aims to promote music as an aid to battling depression is launching a fundraising campaign. Mental health activist Maureen O'Kelly and her husband Iain Kelly want to raise £300,000 via a crowdfunding campaign to build the Music On Prescription service. The couple were motivated to create…
A free information service to help the children and families of prisoners in England and Wales has been launched by children’s charity, Barnardo’s. i-HOP (Information Hub on Offenders' families with children for Professionals) has been designed to help all professionals to identify and support the children and families of offenders.…
A new one-stop NHS website where patients book appointments, order prescriptions and access medical advice is being developed, health officials have announced. For minor ailments patients will be able to check their symptoms online and they will be able to read up on all manner of diseases. The new NHS.uk…
Trello is a visual and easy to use project management tool that allows for collaboration. It’s free to set up so you can give it a go without investing a lot of time or any finance in it. If you think very visually it’s likely to appeal as it’s organised…
A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance has been launched in Scotland. The app, which will be rolled out nationwide, is a first for Scotland. Known as the Antimicrobial Companion, the app will give practitioners quick and easy access to clinical guidance and will support decision…
People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online. Behavioural Activation (BA) was recently found to be as effective as the “gold standard” talking treatment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Now, researchers at…
Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the launch of Dementia Citizens, a platform that aims to bring together researchers and those affected by dementia to help find ways to improve care. There are 850,000 people with dementia in…
Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability and to show that having a disability does not necessarily…
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