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Websites and smartphone applications developed by the University of Liverpool are at the forefront of helping healthcare professionals to safely prescribe medications for HIV and hepatitis patients. Developed and maintained by researchers at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, www.hiv-druginteractions.org and www.hep-druginteractions provide a comprehensive drug interaction resource, which is…
Back in 2009, Iriss worked with Stonewall Scotland to develop an online good practice guide - LGBT people and public services - which gives an introduction to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality issues. In March 2016, Stonewall got in touch to ask if we would update and refresh the…
Loughborough academics are developing a new digital tool that will enable risks to the physical and mental health of older people to be detected early, and targeted interventions put in place to prevent further decline. The research forms part of the ‘My Active and Healthy Ageing (my-AHA)’ project, a €4.3…
Relatives and close friends of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder are being invited to take part in a new initiative to help support them online. The REACT (Relative Education and Coping Toolkit) online trial is run by researchers, clinicians and relatives from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster University,…
Sea Hero Quest is an innovative new mobile game specifically designed to create the world’s largest crowd sourced data set to benchmark human spatial navigation. Launched by Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies, this multi-platform mobile game has been specifically designed to help advance understanding of spatial…
In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems. The ‘Catch It’ app uses some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural…
For Julia Ogden, raising her beloved autistic son can be like bridging the gap to an alien world, one that can be difficult to navigate and interpret. She has had to work hard over a number of years to identify and access networks for information and support for parents and…
Post Adoption Central Support (PACS) is a small charitable organisation based in Stirling that comprises parents, social workers and other professionals involved in adoption and long-term foster care. It offers a range of post placement support and services to adoptive families and permanent foster carers. PACS receives a grant from…
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