Health A To Z

To best overlook and guide the highest quality of its contributions, Field Chief Editor Björn W. Schuller is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of world-leading researchers around the globe. The author guidelines provide further details on article types and the submission process. Epidemiology has been crucial in identifying causal relationships with a strong impact on modern public health, however, we are now aware that causal relationships have become much more complex in the world we live in. Our latest impact metrics reflect the power of research that is open for all. Thanks to our authors, reviewers, and editors for accelerating scientific discovery and developing the solutions we need for healthy lives on a healthy planet. With our new hospital – Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital – opening on Tuesday 3 May.

We have come a long way from modern medicine in the 19th century via mechanisation in the 20th century, subsequent increasing automation and the rise of information technology in medicine, finally arriving at “Medicine 4.0” in the age of Digital Health. Today, after this wild ride from the arrival of modern anaesthesia via x-ray to the first robotics in medicine, we witness increasing “digitisation” and connection of medical data collected in rapidly growing size. At the same time, medicine and health care is increasingly becoming personalised to our individual needs likewise increasing effectiveness, usability, and thereby hopefully the adherence of patients.

Older people with mobility problems living without home adaptations have poorer health and higher levels of pain, according to researchers at The Universities of Manchester and Hong Kong…. The University of Manchester has retained 5th place for research power – the quality and scale of research and impact – in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework 2021, the major national exercise to evaluate research activity, which … MRC funds research at the forefront of science to prevent illness, develop therapies and improve human health. An estimated 100 people per year with triple negative breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body may soon benefit from pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy (paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel) following the final draft recommendation from NICE.

Expectant mothers aged under 18 should receive primary vaccination in line with other groups at high risk, which is two doses at an eight-week interval. Following updated advice from JCVI, it is preferable that people aged under 40 years of age receive an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine for their primary vaccination. We publish high quality articles with the aim of supporting the wider tropical medicine and global health community and future generations of academics, clinicians and scientists. These include the social and economic aspects of both infectious and non-communicable diseases, health systems research, policy and implementation, and the evaluation of disease control programmes and healthcare delivery solutions.

The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce. “Our project is in jeopardy.” This is the verdict of one trust working on long-needed major hospital redevelopments, which were promised by the government in the run-up to the 2019 general election. The government will have a time limit of six months to consider any local reconfiguration proposal it calls in, and will have to publicly justify its interference, under changes ministers have accepted to their Health and Care Bill. The Series will provide you with the opportunity to have frequent engagement with system leaders and peers on key elective recovery topics.

We find no evidence of association either between quantity of management and management quality or directly between quantity of management and any of our measures of hospital performance. This can be attributed largely to a significant rise in mental-health-related ‘presenteeism’, where employees work when they are not at their most productive, with mental-health related absenteeism and staff turnover contributing to the costs overall. If you were born on or before 30 June 1947, you can now book your vaccination via a participating community pharmacy or Trust led vaccination clinic. The majority of vaccinations will be given by GPs and community pharmacies.

Research is ongoing to see what impact the COVID-19 vaccines have on reducing the spread of the disease and to examine the extent to which vaccinated people can still pass the infection on to others. If you are one of a small number of people who cannot receive a mRNA vaccine as a booster and require an AstraZeneca vaccine see details above on how you can access a community pharmacy administering the AstraZeneca vaccine. The booster programme involves the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Equity in Open Knowledge Those within the academic community will be considering open access over the coming week, Open Access Week. Open access refers to free, unrestricted online access to research, such as journal articles. This bi-monthly journal aims to stimulate scientific and policy debate and provide a forum for analysis and opinion sharing for individuals and organisations engaged in all areas of global health.