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A charity has set up an "online breath test" which can help detect lung problems. People who get out of breath doing every day tasks such as walking up stairs have been encouraged to take the online test by the British Lung Foundation (BLF). The charity said that millions of…
Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with Iriss and other sector organisations, and is built on NHS Education for Scotland 's long-established…
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.…
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