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Nasal antimicrobial photodynamic disinfection therapy suppresses SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients

The Journal of Nature / Scientific Reports has published a paper from the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto reporting that nasal antimicrobial photodynamic disinfection therapy (aPDT) effectively inactivated SARS-CoV-2 in the nose of patients with COVID-19.

Sepsis charity and research project celebrate the start of Sepsis Awareness Month 2022

A leading sepsis charity and a groundbreaking research project are marking the start of Sepsis Awareness Month (1 September 2022) by announcing a new pilot study which will provide invaluable data needed to improve treatments for sepsis patients.

Decrease in prescriptions during the pandemic could be leading to avoidable deaths

Medicines used to treat serious and long term conditions are not being prescribed as often as they should be expected following the pandemic, raising fears that this could be causing avoidable deaths from heart disease and strokes.

Ethicon hits the road with a new product portfolio in UK & Ireland hospital tour

Ethicon, the Surgical Technologies Company of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is launching its first-ever roadshow across the UK & Ireland, including a showcase that demonstrates the role of digital innovation in supporting the NHS to tackle the backlog of patients waiting for treatment.

Medical equipment and managed services provider acquired by DWS Infrastructure

Fast-growing market disruptor Althea UK has landed a new backer in DWS infrastructure, forming a key part of the new pan-European healthcare group ‘Inframedica’.

New programme launched to understand users’ views on NHS emergency and urgent care services

NHS England, along with a consortium of partners, is inviting people from across England to give feedback on their recent experiences of using urgent and emergency care (UEC) services.

Tech firms integrate for Leicester AF virtual ward project

Health tech specialist Dignio has linked up with AliveCor to integrate its KardiaMobile device into the MyDignio smartphone app. The move will allow seamless transmission of electrocardiograms (ECG) recorded by patients in the community direct to clinicians.

Tork extends partnership with IPS and Sodexo to continue providing education

Tork, Essity’s professional hygiene brand, has extended its partnership with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and Sodexo, to continue to deliver its Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) programme for IPS members after a fruitful first year.

Almost half of global cancer deaths are due to lifestyle risk factors

Smoking, alcohol use, high BMI, and other known risk factors were responsible for nearly 4.45 million global cancer deaths in 2019, according to new research published in The Lancet, using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2019 study.

Black and Asian newborns face higher rate of Group B Strep disease

A new study led by the UK Health Security Agency has found that rates of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease are significantly higher in infants of Black or Asian ethnicity, compared to infants of White ethnicity.

Influential speaker line-up announced for Patient Safety Congress

The organisers of the HSJ Patient Safety Congress have confirmed a number of high-profile healthcare figures will be speaking at the event – taking place on 15-16 September in Manchester Central.

Study highlights the burden of comorbidities linked with Type 2 diabetes

A new study has revealed for the first time the range and type of illnesses that people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are living with, highlighting that there is an urgent need for a more personalised and approach to care for those suffering with the disease.

New Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) published

NHS England has published its new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), which aims to encourage learning and thereby prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Future Surgery returns as flagship event for the surgical sector

Over 4,500 healthcare professionals from across the surgical sector will reunite in London on 15–16 November 2022 for the largest surgical event of the year.

Industry leaders to debate workforce issues

Industry leaders will debate health and social care staff shortages and positive steps for recovery, during a new webinar.

RCOG publishes resources to support pregnant women considering how to give birth

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has released two new resources aimed to help pregnant women and people make informed choices around how they plan to give birth and guide healthcare professionals to support their decision making.

New guidance to prevent the tragedy of unrecognised oesophageal intubation

Oesophageal intubation describes the unintended insertion of a breathing tube into the oesophagus (the tube leading to the stomach) instead of the windpipe (trachea). If this is not promptly recognised it causes brain damage or death. There have been a few high-profile cases of unrecognised oesophageal intubation recently, and often such cases result in the deaths of otherwise well patients having routine procedures.

Considering genetic risk in prostate cancer referrals could lead to earlier diagnosis

Men at the highest risk for prostate cancer could be fast-tracked for investigation if their genetic risk was considered in general practice, new research has concluded.

Blood transfusion decision-making course launched

With blood transfusions costing the NHS anything up to £24,000 each and blood supplies dwindling in many areas of the country, it is vital to reduce wastage while ensuring the best possible patient care.

NHS expands lifesaving home testing kits for bowel cancer

Home-testing kits that can help detect early-stage bowel cancer will be rolled out to 58-year-olds in England for the first time, as part of a major expansion of the lifesaving screening programme.

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