Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years
More than 23,000 people died between December 2017 and March 2018 - the highest figure since 1999/2000. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of Glasgow women set to strike for equal pay
Thousands of low-paid women in Glasgow are striking for equal pay next Tuesday and Wednesday – 23 and 24 October. In 2018. In one of the UK’s largest councils. Around 8,000 women including school administration workers, learning support workers in schools, nursery workers, home carers, cleaners, caterers and other council workers are taking action over the city council’s failure to settle a long-standing equal-pay dispute. It will be the largest industrial action of its type since the Equal Pay Act was passed in the wake of the Ford machinists’ strike, immortalised in the film and stage show Made In...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News equal pay glasgow Industrial action local government low pay Scotland scotland local government Scottish local government women women members Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2019: Inter-individual differences in the nutrition response: from research to recommendations
Discussion13:00  Lunch13:30The Nutrition Society Scottish Section Annual General Meeting (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 12, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Boss of waste disposal firm denies stockpiling human body parts
Garry Pettigrew, the managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, based in Lanarkshire in Scotland, blames a backlog of waste at its sites on a lack of incinerator capacity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription soon
From November 1, UK laws will change to allow cannabis-based products for medicinal use to be prescribed in England, Scotland and Wales, according to a statement from Sajid Javid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity levels in Year six children rise again
20.1% of 10 to 11-year-olds and 9.5% of four to five-year-olds are obese Related items fromOnMedica GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Campaign to cut sugar intake Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Health 'time-bomb' warning from severely obese children Less risk of obesity in children of healthy mothers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother, 18, angry after her 10-month-old daughter caught hand, foot and mouth disease in Majorca
Gemma Whitelaw, 18, from Airdrie in Scotland, took her 10-month-old daughter Ayla to Majorca for her first holiday abroad but the infant fell ill with the viral rash when they returned home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations
Matt Hancock writes to BMA chair over pay deal Related items fromOnMedica Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told
BMA calls for better access to occupational services Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish student nurse and midwife bursaries rise to £10,000
Nicola  Sturgeon has today announced plans to increase bursaries for nursing and midwifery students in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?
Is it true that Scottish A&E departments have outperformed English ones for three and a half years? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New nurses to be mentored by retired staff in Scotland
Newly qualified nurses and midwives will be mentored by recently retired NHS staff, under a pilot scheme due to launch in Scotland next year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women who lost weight had lower breast cancer risk
Even moderate weight loss in postmenopausal women might reduce risk of invasive breast cancer Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Rising skirt size linked to postmenopausal breast cancer risk Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sick doctors to get new mental health support
National initiative covering 110,000 doctors builds on success of GP support programme Related items fromOnMedica Juniors offered 11% pay rise on eve of strike ballot GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP recruitment time-bomb ‘ready to explode’ GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Human rights of disabled people 'being eroded'
Report finds one in five disabled people suffer some form of discrimination Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 NICE to consider bribing people to be healthy Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP MDU objects to duty of candour for GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long-term survival and five year hospital resource usage following traumatic brain injury in Scotland from 1997 to 2015: a population-based retrospective cohort study - Loan JJM, Scott NW, Jansen JO.
BACKGROUND: It is unclear if traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in excess mortality compared with head injury without injury to neural structures (HI). Because TBI populations exhibit significant demographic differences from uninjured populations, to det... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Indie pop sensation's disease became his muse
Stuart Murdoch was an active, vibrant young man enjoying college life in Glasgow, Scotland, in the late 1980s. He was studying science and had completed the Glasgow Marathon in less than three hours. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are prescribing nature to patients in the UK's Shetland Islands
Long walks, bird-watching and making daisy chains are being prescribed by doctors to patients in Scotland's Shetland Islands as part of treatments for chronic illnesses. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland responds to Scottish Government ’s Drug and Alcohol draft strategy
Today we responded to the new Scottish Government Drug and Alcohol draft strategy“All together now”. We welcome the mention of pharmacists as professionals able to provide holistic care (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

National flu vaccination programme launches in Scotland
People eligible for the flu vaccine in Scotland, including NHS staff, are being urged to “act early and get protected” ahead of winter, as the annual flu vaccination programme gets underway. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rehabilitation doxa and practitioner judgment. An analysis of symbolic violence on health care provision in the Scottish prison system - Fernandes FL, Swinney A, McMillan S, MacLeay D, McGhee J, Graham W, Roberts G.
This paper presents an analysis of the symbolic conditions which govern health care provision in the Scottish prison system. The paper considers the wider context of Scottish prisons, where health care provision follows a similar structure both in juvenile... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Change A & E staffing patterns to improve smaller hospital viability, says report
Improving triage and pooling ‘front door’ clinical capacity could make the difference Related items fromOnMedica Less than 4% of patients took up over a third of NHS bed capacity last year Ambulance response time overhaul set to cut ‘hidden’ waits Community care must be improved to reduce bed use Scottish government pledges extra cash to ease bed-blocking and A&E pressures Better funding and capacity vital for A&E to survive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hugs might lessen distress of interpersonal conflict
Being hugged on same day as conflict linked to reduction in deleterious effects on mood Related items fromOnMedica Peer support may curb readmission to mental health crisis units Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Scotland sets out ambitions to cut suicide rate by 20% by 2022 University staff need suicide prevention training Management support for depressed employees linked to fewer days off (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kick it out
Goodison Park, 21 February 1988. Everton were playing host to local rivals Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup, when England striker John Barnes – who’d joined the club from Watford the previous summer – back-heeled a banana off the pitch. Accompanied by chants of “Everton are white”, it wasn’t the first banana to be thrown at the only Black player gracing that game. Everton chairman Philip Carter disowned the offending supporters, branding them “scum”. Arguably Barnes had the last laugh, finishing his first season at Anfield with a champion’s medal and the ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine anti-racism Black history month black members challenging racism Source Type: news

Brother of Frightened Rabbit singer runs for mental health
Grant Hutchison joined the Great Scottish Run to raise awareness of mental health issues. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother hallucinated bugs living under her skin in ADHD side effect
A woman known only as Mrs T in Melrose, Scotland, was diagnosed with an unusual condition called delusional infestation in which she imagined insects inside her skin and home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Symposium on Mesothelioma to Focus on Immunotherapy
The eighth annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday at UCLA will reflect the rapidly evolving philosophy on future treatment of this rare cancer. Change is coming. The Symposium, which was first held in 2011 to help bring awareness to lung-sparing surgery, will highlight groundbreaking discoveries and the latest advances in immunotherapy and gene therapy — believed to be the future of cancer care. The longtime chemotherapy and surgery standard-of-care routine is fading. The symposium at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles will help explain why. “There ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

British girls are named among heaviest binge-drinkers in Europe, WHO study finds
Teenagers in England, Wales and Scotland each placed in the top six places of a drinking league table of 36 European countries as part of research by the World Health Organisation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales has the highest rate of 100 year olds in the UK
For every 100,000 people, there are 26 who have reached the milestone in Wales, according to data released today. In contrast, the rate in England is 22, Scotland 17 and just 15 in Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The GP was worried I'd been hit, but my bruises are caused by blackouts
Like a quarter of the population, singer Natalie Rushdie, from Scotland, suffers sudden blackouts - causing dramatic injuries. Here, the daughter-in-law of Sir Salman Rushdie tells her compelling story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools
Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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