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A range of experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health are coming together to take a radical look at end of life care and tackle one of our generation’s greatest health and social care challenges. This is what leading terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has set…
Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has been trained to spot status updates and subsequent comments that could indicate someone was at risk. The algorithm would immediately send a report to a real reviewer, who could…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
NHS Digital has commissioned SCIE in partnership with market research agency, GfK, to gather insights into how the social work role can be supported, now and in the future, through the use of information and technology. Technological shifts have had far-reaching effects in recent years; however care and support systems…
A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Education, million-pound Social Work Teaching Partnerships. The major new policy of creating Social…
A team from the School of Pharmacy, at Cardiff University, along with Beacon Digital and Invatech Health, has won the 2016 Health Service Journal Award for Improving Care with Technology. Now in their 35th Year, the HSJ Awards are amongst the most keenly sought after accolades in British healthcare, celebrating…
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…
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