Champion bagpiper whose fingers turned BLACK and had to be amputated
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrew Shilliday, 33, from Dungannon in Northern Ireland developed gangrene in his hands and feet while he was working in the Scottish Highlands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two new Members join the Scottish Pharmacy Board
We are delighted to announce that Tamara Cairney and Andrew Carruthers have joined the Scottish Pharmacy Board as co-opted Board Members. Tamara is a pharmacist in a split role between the Royal Alex (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks
We already have sufficient evidence to act to protect children, argues RCPCH president Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 NHS investment in child health will reap rewards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors believe patient care has worsened
BMA survey reveals widespread concern Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop smoking aids — better than going cold turkey
One person quits smoking every 80 seconds Related items fromOnMedica Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS Behaviour change during a consultation Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Learning and growing together (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop smoking aids — better than going 'cold turkey'
One person quits smoking every 80 seconds Related items fromOnMedica Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS Behaviour change during a consultation Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Learning and growing together (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EU migrants contribute more to the NHS than they consume
Expert report gives recommendation on EEA migration Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Burnout common amongst US doctors, study shows
Physicians with low empathy at highest risk Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sugar content in yogurt - a health concern, study warns
Yogurt is an ‘unrecognised’ source of dietary sugar Related items fromOnMedica Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Children order fast food from schools, report shows Weight Watchers helped stave off type 2 diabetes Hospitals in England cutting back on sugary drink/snack sales GPs should lead on weight management advice to children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experiment shows drinkers were unsafe to drive... despite passing a breath test
Richard Allsop, an emeritus professor of transport studies at University College London, is now calling for the limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland and most of Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe ’ s Triumphs and Troubles Are Written in Swiss Ice
Pollen frozen in ice in the Alps traces Europe ’ s calamities, since the time Macbeth ruled Scotland. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HANNAH HOAG Tags: Ice Glaciers Pollen Agriculture and Farming Alps Mountains Source Type: news

Blood test could aid cattle health and productivity, study suggests
(University of Edinburgh) A simple blood test could be used in the future to predict the health and productivity of dairy cows, research by experts at the University's Roslin Institute and Scotland's Rural College shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland welcomes new programme by Scottish Government
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland would like to welcome the publishing of the Scottish Government’s new programme for 2018-19“Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 39, nearly blinded after swimming in a pool while wearing CONTACT LENSES  
Emma Jenkins, from Bournemouth, developed microbial keratitis on a family holiday in Scotland and needed a cornea transplant to replace part of her eye which was so scarred she couldn't see. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 39, nearly blinded after swimming in a pool while wearing CONTACT LENSES 
Emma Jenkins, from Bournemouth, developed microbial keratitis on a family holiday in Scotland and needed a cornea transplant to replace part of her eye which was so scarred she couldn't see. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State of Maternity Services Report 2018 England
This report provides an overview of some of the'big picture'trends that are taking place in the midwifery workforce and identifies some of the challenges that face the profession and maternity services. This year the RCM has published individual reports for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenging violence against women: a Scottish critical health literacy initiative - Fage-Butler AM.
Violence against women constitutes a significant public health problem affecting an estimated 35% of women worldwide (WHO, 2013); the scale of the problem and its ongoing intransigence indicate the need for critical and transformative approaches that confr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors
Preventable ill-health accounts for about 50% of all GP and 64% of outpatient appointments Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ More action needed to treat TB Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile
Never too late to benefit from physical activity, but we must remove barriers to keeping it up Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCM reveals state of midwifery services in England and Scotland
The current challenges facing the midwifery profession in England and Scotland have been laid bare by a new investigation by the Royal College of Midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

England has clear North-South chronic pain divide
Better clinical guidance needed to stave off US-style opioid epidemic, warn researchers Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade Not so ‘smart’ drugs Review launched into prescription drug dependency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish GP practice site shuts doors after failing to recruit GPs
A Scottish GP practice has taken the decision to close one of its branches after being unsuccessful at recruiting new GPs.  The Mill Practice in Dundee will close its Fintry Mill Medical Centre site and move all patients to the main site, Arthurstone Medical Centre, from 5 October 2018. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Michael Grunstein wins 2018 Lasker Award for medical research
Michael Grunstein, a distinguished professor of biological chemistry at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his groundbreaking research on gene expression. He shares the award with C. David Allis of Rockefeller University in New York.Grunstein provided the first demonstration that histones — the proteins that package DNA within chromosomes — are more than inert structures that serve simply as spools for DNA. Working with his team at UCLA, he showed via experiments with yeast that histones actually play an important role in gene exp...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science
The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Lasker Awards Genetics and Heredity Proteins Lasker, Albert and Mary, Foundation Anesthesia and Anesthetics John B. Glen C. David Allis Michael Grunstein Joan Argetsinger Steitz Women in Science Source Type: news

Psychological well-being linked to better cardiovascular outcomes
Doctors should have patient-centred discussions on how to promote psychological well-being Related items fromOnMedica GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments GPs should advise exercise for patients with chronic disease Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts
July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was introduced. A lot has already been published about the impact on individuals but in this piece we’re going to look at the structure as a whole and how it benefits staff at different stages of their career. Beginnings, journeys and destinations To understand the changes we need to look at the old structure and why trade unions wanted to change it. It is over 13 years since Agenda for Change was introduced. It intro...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data agenda for change health NHS England nhs pay Source Type: news

Millions spent hiring NI nurses from Scottish agency
Staff nurses in Northern Ireland are the lowest paid in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers
  Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday) by UNISON. Getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage are often insurmountable hurdles for those living in the majority of local authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales, according to the findings. The UNISON report Priced Out highlights how saving the money for a down payment on a property would take decades – or more than a century for public sector staff in some parts of London. This is based...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis housing UNISON Source Type: news

Pharmacists play vital role in improving patient health shows biggest review of evidence to date
Pharmacists serving non-hospitalised patients, such as in general practices and community pharmacies, may achieve improvements in patient health outcomes according to the most comprehensive systematic review of the scientific evidence to date.This press release originally was posted on the University of Bath website.A team of researchers led by Professor Margaret Watson from the University of Bath, working with Cochrane, NHS Education Scotland, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Brunel, California and Nottingham Trent, reviewed 116 scientific trials involving more than 40,000 patients. They compared pharmacist interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

BDD Pharma and Cingulate Therapeutics Announce License Agreement With OralogiK(TM) Enabled Triple Pulse Products
GLASGOW, Scotland, September 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BDD Pharma, a privately-owned drug delivery company specializing in the development of modified and controlled release oral formulations, and Cingulate Therapeutics, a clini... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Licensing BDD Pharma, Cingulate Therapeutics, OralogiK (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets
NHS must focus on cutting smoking, obesity and cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Grounding a coup
It sounds like the plot of a fictional comedy. A group of gnarly Glaswegian factory workers decide to down tools – refusing to mend the engines of the fighter planes being used by a despotic junta thousands of miles away in Chile. One of them, an old ‘desert rat’ from WWII stands up to the bosses but is afraid to tell his wife that he’s risking his job through a sense of solidarity. And then, after being left to rot for years, the engines suddenly disappear. That’s just a fraction of the plot of Nae Pasaran. What makes it even more marvellous is that it isn’t a fiction at all, but a docu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine international Source Type: news

Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland
Government ’s approach is ‘not credible,’ says BMA Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Steep rise in early retirement for hospital doctors
NHS losing ‘talented doctors’ due to burn-out Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in four people at risk due to lack of exercise
WHO report estimates 1.4bn are inactive Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Even athletes can ’t outrun the effects of a bad diet Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN to launch campaign to boost Scottish nurse workforce
The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland will tomorrow launch a public campaign to ask for more for nursing so that patients “receive safe, high quality care”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD
Mounting evidence suggests that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) may be the best...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Major organ donor campaign launched in Wales
Families still overriding deceased ’s wishes Related items fromOnMedica Scotland launches organ donor consultation Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP NICE to consider bribing people to be healthy CMO sets out plans to achieve ‘genomic dream’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nine-year wait transplant patient makes donor plea
To mark Organ Donation week Gareth Evans says donors must inform families of their wishes Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Review launched into prescription drug dependency Smokers using plain packs more likely to think about quitting Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perceived neighbourhood problems over time and associations with adiposity - Ellaway A, Dundas R, Olsen JR, Shiels PG.
There is growing interest in understanding which aspects of the local environment influence obesity. Using data from the longitudinal West of Scotland Twenty-07 study (n = 2040) we examined associations between residents' self-reported neighbourhood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

August: it was no holiday
Think of August and you might well conjure up images of the seaside, country walks, ice cream, sunshine and holidays. And last month certainly continued the heatwave that started in July – but there was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work. The month was book-ended by continuing industrial action from Birmingham care workers, who face having their hours and pay cut by a city council trying to save money. As the month started, general secretary Dave Prentis visited their picket line as 250 members staged the first 12 days of industrial action throughout August ag...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care health care health pay higher education local government NHS subcos one team for patient care parks Police and justice staff police staff sexual harassment Sleep-in payments supreme court Source Type: news

Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks
Less than half of eligible population received NHS Health Check Related items fromOnMedica Preventing type 2 diabetes Diabetes growth will cause surge in cardiovascular disease Decade on, still not clear what overall health benefits of NHS Health Check are Type 2 diabetes cases among children and young people soar Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland to Provide Free Sanitary Products to Students
The government will invest more than $6 million to banish “ period poverty ” among girls and women in schools, colleges and universities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Scotland Women and Girls Education (K-12) Menstruation Source Type: news

Non-fatal self-harm in Scottish military veterans: a retrospective cohort study of 57,000 veterans and 173,000 matched non-veterans - Bergman BP, Mackay DF, Smith DJ, Pell JP.
PURPOSE: Although suicide risk in veterans has been widely studied, there is little information on the risk of non-fatal self-harm in this population. We used data from the Scottish Veterans Health Study to conduct an epidemiological analysis of self-harm ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries 'early in life'
Arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even occasionally, are beginning to stiffen by 17 Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Poor patients more likely to die after heart surgery than rich Public health to focus on men who have sex with men UK child health near bottom in Europe Health inequalities persist in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advice to limit dairy should be reconsidered
Only milk appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, other dairy products protect against cerebrovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg CCGs must focus more on foot care Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Middle-aged adults with depression are up to 45% more likely to have a heart attack
The findings, led by Scottish and Australian scientists and based on almost 222,000 participants over the age of 45, add to a plethora of evidence that shows a link between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny rise in Scotland ’s nurses will ‘not tackle current vacancy levels’
The number of nurses and midwives employed in Scotland is set to rise by less than 20 full-time posts this coming year, which is nowhere near enough to address widespread shortages, warn unions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news