All articles by Shirley Accini

  1. Care with confidence: healthcare data security

    It seems like every week news breaks of a fresh health service data breach. In mid-April 2012, a London healthcare…
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    26 Aug
  2. Crohn’s disease: management and market

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the gastrointestinal mucosa that can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal…
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    14 May
  3. Sober realisation: specialist support for the NHS’s alcohol problems

    Debate and discussion around how healthcare systems should handle the issue of alcohol is anything but new. In 2001, the…
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    14 May
  4. Privacy by Design: improving data security with RFID

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that uses radio frequency signals to transmit and receive data from RFID…
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    14 May
  5. To the point: improving injection technique

    The first ‘UK Injection Technique Recommendations’ for people with diabetes who use injectable therapies was published in 2010. The recommendations…
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    14 May
  6. Chew the fat: the obesity epidemic

    When UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced his "national ambition" to cut five billion calories a day from Britons’ diets…
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    14 May
  7. Personalised wound care

    Chronic, slow-healing wounds are a worldwide silent epidemic. Each year, approximately 34.5 million chronic wounds are reported globally, with over…
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    14 May
  8. Top ten disinfectants to control HAIs

    According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) kill more people each year globally…
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    14 May
  9. Flu jabs in the workplace

    As the 2011-12 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere ends, public health agencies and healthcare providers will no doubt be…
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    14 May
  10. Placental tissue in wound care

    In 2010, the Diabetes Institute of Australia revealed that the number of adults (aged 20-79 years old) with diabetes was…
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    14 May