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GIANT Health Announces Launch of New International Innovative Medical Research Programme

2021 01 Sep

GIANT Health has officially launched the Innovative Medical Research Programme as part of the GIANT Health Event 2021 held on November 30 - December 1, 2021. The programme is an inaugural event in the annual conference dedicated to promoting innovative research and the people behind them in the field of medical technology.   Professor Shafi Ahmed,... Read more

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Hospital Leaders: Provision of Childcare Can Be a Game-Changer

2021 21 Jun

Workforce shortages are an issue faced by many hospital leaders. Implementing four basic child care policies in your institution, could be a game-changer when it comes to retaining workers - especially women, according to a recent article published in  Harvard Business Review (HBR). During the pandemic, women have been disproportionately... Read more

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No Country is ‘Out of the Woods' Yet, WHO Cautions about Pandemic

2021 26 May

While overall COVID-19 cases and deaths have fallen worldwide over the past few weeks, the threat from the now 18-month pandemic has not passed and the world remains in a dangerous situation, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization. "No country should assume it is out of the woods, no matter its vaccination rate,"... Read more

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Call to Action: We Must Address Mental and Physical Needs of Female Staff

2021 06 May

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on women working in health and social care in the UK, a newly released report  from the NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network has revealed.   The report outlines the results of a survey of more than 800 health and care workers in England who identified as female. The survey,... Read more

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COVID-19: Outcomes in Healthcare Staff

2021 25 Apr

A new study explores the data on COVID-19 infections and deaths among healthcare workers around the world and outlines some implications for policy and practice.   You might also like: Almost 1 in 3 COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU in U.S. hospitals died, although the mortality rate decreased over the course of the pandemic, a new... Read more

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Healthcare Workers During Pandemic: Major Factors for Well-being

2021 23 Apr

A new study looks into prevalent determinants of psychological well-being in healthcare workers based on survey data collected in three countries.   You might also like: A nurse looks back: what has happened to the profession over the last 12 months? Learn more   Already a crisis in pre-pandemic times, burnout, anxiety and other... Read more

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COVID-19 Infection at Work: Who is at Risk?

2020 12 Dec

Essential workers, especially those in healthcare, have a greater risk of COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. Aside from healthcare workers (HWCs), however, not much is known as to which other occupational groups are most at risk for infection.   You might also like: How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings... Read more

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Pandemic-Related Stress in Healthcare Workers

2020 20 Oct

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) are under great pressure attending to COVID-19 patients. Swamped with large volumes of infected patients, medical staff are also burdened by fears of contracting the disease especially amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, masks and other medical supplies. It comes as no surprise when UK researchers,... Read more

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Cost-Effectiveness and ROI of Proper PPE Provision

2020 15 Oct

A new analysis highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and health of medical workers through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they help fight against the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers   Even as countries implement social distancing policies, when PPE is in short... Read more

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COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more