Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna
The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudesI ’ve only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that operate in the technology sector.These enterprises may only involve a paintballing experience in a nearby forest where you can let the office dickhead indulge his leadership delusions and act out some fantasies from a childhood spent readingCommando comics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kevin McKenna Tags: Politics The far right Psychology Society Glasgow Canada Steve Bannon US news Americas World news UK news Science Scotland Source Type: news

Why Choo-Choo is Better for Baby's Language Skills Than Train
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- Baby talk may sound silly, but it speeds infants'language development, a new study suggests. Researchers in Scotland recorded people talking to 47 infants whose language development was assessed at ages 9, 15 and 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘ You don ’ t achieve anything in the movement by yourself ’
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay is a mental health nurse from the union’s Ayrshire and Arran health branch. He’s been a member of the union for 31 years, having joined the NHS in 1987 and UNISON forebear NUPE on the very same day. “In working class communities in Scotland, that’s what you did – you joined your union straight away,” he says. But he’s keen to stress that joining a union was far from an unthinking action. “It was recognised that the best way to defend yourself was to defend your colleagues, in the knowledge that when the time came, they would defend yo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Magazine mental health Northern president presidential team Scotland UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

Student who suffers a rare skin tearing condition stars in lingerie campaigns  
Lucy Beall-Lott, 19, of Fife, Scotland,, suffers from  dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) - meaning any friction can cause her skin to shred-off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All new mothers in the UK should be given Finnish-style baby boxes to prevent cot death
The cardboard boxes can be used as beds, and are provided for all new babies in Scotland, as well being handed out in Finland for 75 years. Scheme could particularly reduce cot death in deprived areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk
BMA report finds doctors under pressure Related items fromOnMedica GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts 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 - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland has highest organ donor rate in the UK
Half of population are on UK organ register Related items fromOnMedica Scotland moves to soft opt out for organ donation Organ Donation Bill gets its second reading for opt-out system Organ donation opt-out plan dropped in Wales Hospitals fall short of standards on post mortem consent ‘Give a heart’ for Valentine’s Day (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens
Study finds less physical activity in this group Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Stigmatising overweight people is counterproductive Preventing type 2 diabetes Public support for calorie labelling in restaurants Warning issued on high sugar content in snacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New drug options in Scotland
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

First drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
Manufacturer says patients will be able to get treatment privately from September under EU licenceThe first ever drug specifically designed to prevent a migraine has been given the green light by European health officials.Erenumab is now expected to be considered by English and Scottish health agencies to assess whether it is appropriate for NHS use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Science Medical research Health Neuroscience Society Source Type: news

First ever pill to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
Manufacturer says patients will be able to get the drug privately from September under EU licenceThe first ever drug specifically designed to prevent a migraine has been given the green light by European health officials.Erenumab is now expected to be considered by English and Scottish health agencies to assess whether it is appropriate for NHS use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Science Medical research Health Neuroscience Society Source Type: news

England abortion pill rules 'out of step'
Women should be able to take the pills at home, as they can in Scotland and Wales, experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON
The month started with a couple of anniversaries. You may have heard us talk about them before but they’re both so blinkin’ important we are repeating them here. In chronological order (and because it’s all about us!) UNISON celebrated its 25th birthday on the first of the month. We looked back at some of the highlights of our first quarter century and reminisced about the music, fashion, and other news that was making the headlines back in 1993. Oh and we made a ‘glorious’ little film that celebrated the very best thing about UNISON – its members. Then a few days later an institution e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 25 years adult social care employment tribunal fees further education health legal services NHS 70 police and justice Scotland Source Type: news

Cash boost to help Scottish mothers breastfeed for longer
£2 million comes ahead of World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Deprived areas get help with 5-a-day UK child health near bottom in Europe Warn parents not to buy breast milk online (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drug for heart the English can’t get
ENGLISH patients are denied a heart drug prescribed in Wales and Scotland, writes Lucy Johnston. But Welsh patients have to be sent to England for the treatment because Wales does not have its own centres for the condition, pulmonary arterial hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish government to double funding for breastfeeding
An extra £2m is to be given to health boards in Scotland to offer help to mums who want to breastfeed their babies for longer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland welcomes blueprint document by the Scottish Conservatives but urges caution in regards to proposed 24-hour pharmacy service provision
Today the Scottish Conservatives have published a blueprint document, highlighting their vision for pharmacy services in Scotland. While RPS in Scotland welcomes their call for significant additions (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Get a grip on NHS staff vacancies, new health secretary warned
Latest provisional figures point to ongoing recruitment and retention issues Related items fromOnMedica Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ Nearly £100m spent on temp staffing for midwifery Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Nurse recruitment struggling to meet demand Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AI-powered wearable health monitor dev Snap40 raises $8m
Scottish wearable health monitor developer Snap40 said today it raised $8 million in seed financing to help support continued development and deployment of its Snap40 device. The round was led by ADV and joined by MMC Ventures and individual investors including Craneware co-founder Gordon Craig, Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams and former Y Combinator COO Qasar Younis. The funding brings the total raised for the company up to $10 million. “Human life is precious. Monitoring, protecting and improving health is of importance to all corners of society. snap40 addresses that through a wearable device with smart technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) snap40 Source Type: news

AI wearable snap40 lands $8M
This morning Scottish artificial intelligence healthcare company snap40 revealed that it closed an $8 million seed funding round led by ADV, with participation from MMC Ventures and other private investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Do Men Really Hook Up More Than Women?
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- A new study reveals why sex surveys tend to find that men have had far more sexual partners than women. Researchers in Scotland analyzed the responses of more than 15,000 men and women in a survey that found the average... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

RPS Scotland talks to BBC Radio Scotland about the rising cost of prescribing
The cost of prescriptions has gone up by 25% in the last decade, with new figures also showing paracetamol and aspirin are among the most commonly dispensed pills in Scotland. NHS figures showed the (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drive to cut drug supply and use in prisons
Prison drug find rate rises 23% in a year Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Review launched into prescription drug dependency Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction Free mental health support for London doctors Governments must do more to fight alcohol harm says OECD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New drive to improve mental health in schools
Mental health workforce for schools/colleges Related items fromOnMedica Regulator to lead major review of children ’s and teens mental health services Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland Pupils in mental health 'crisis' say teachers Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal fees win
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:How DRC's Ebola Outbreak Has Been Contained
[VOA] The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be in its waning days. Despite 28 deaths as of early June, health officials are cautiously optimistic that they are bringing the outbreak under control. So far, it's a striking turnaround from the 2014 West Africa outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and traveled as far as Glasgow, Scotland, and Dallas, Texas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pictish coppersmith's 1,000-year-old handprint found in Orkney
Metalworker would have plied his trade from small, half-buried circular stone structure, say archaeologistsThe grimy handprint of a sweaty metalworker and the smeared track of his dirty knees have been uncovered by archaeologists more than 1,000 years after the fires went out in his copper workshop on an island inOrkney.It would have been a hot, uncomfortable workspace: a small circular stone structure, half underground, in a substantial Pictish settlement on the island of Rousay. Archaeologists are racing against the tides, which are gradually eroding the surviving structures, to save as much evidence as possible.Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Scottish prescription costs rise by 25% over 10 years
The price of medicines, plus an increase in the number of prescriptions, has led to a larger bill for the Scottish government. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week
Cutting calories two days a week improves glycaemic control over a year as well as constant dieting Related items fromOnMedica Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs included in new diabetes ‘clinical champions’ drive
Three GPs form part of new 20-strong cohort of champions Related items fromOnMedica More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease GPs to receive help to improve patients ’ physical activity Put families at heart of helping obese children Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients GPs should recommend gradual, long-term weight loss (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New drive to boost BAME organ donation
Only 7% of donors last year were from BAME backgrounds Related items fromOnMedica Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Doctors urge people to discuss organ donation Wales votes for opt-out on organ donation Scotland launches organ donor consultation England considering opt-out system for organ donation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetes carries higher risk of cancer for women
Female diabetics have 6% greater risk of all-site cancer compared to males Related items fromOnMedica Preventing type 2 diabetes Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Long working hours heightens risk of diabetes in women Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Housing First: tackling homelessness for those with complex needs
Housing First is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. This briefing describes the principles behind Housing First and outlines some of the evidence behind it. The paper also sets out how Housing First has developed in the UK, and what support that it has been offered by the governments of the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

84% of UK GP training posts filled after one recruitment round
A total of 84% of UK GP training posts for 2018 have already been filled, figures released by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

NHS trusts facing leadership crisis as senior posts go unfilled
Financial/performance/demand pressures and 'blame culture' driving shortages Related items fromOnMedica NICE sets out safe levels of nursing staff Mobile technology – the key to service transformation in NHSScotland Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages Thousands of healthcare workers join ‘NHS in Crisis’ march (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Schools no ‘silver bullet’ for tackling childhood obesity, claims Ofsted
Too much is expected of them; issue requires multifactorial solution, report finds Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Doctors demand more action against child obesity 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 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Strengthen advice on allergenic foods for babies, government urged
Hen ’s egg and peanuts can be safely introduced from age of six months Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 UK child health near bottom in Europe Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scant evidence that omega 3 supplements curb cardiovascular disease risk
Cochrane review casts doubt on popular belief about protective effects of over-the-counter remedy Related items fromOnMedica Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hidden Blood in Feces Can Signal More Than Cancer
Blood in your stool, even if it's not visible, can be a sign of a number of potentially deadly conditions, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, researchers in Scotland say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Record-Breaking Heatwave Is Revealing the Long-Lost History of the British Isles
A record-breaking heatwave in Britain and the Republic of Ireland is making history in more ways than one: dozens of underground archaeological sites have shown up in aerial photography, their positions revealed by temporary “cropmarks” in the parched landscape. As well as known settlements, the conditions have revealed a number of new sites previously lost to human knowledge. In Scotland, new discoveries include a temporary Roman camp and Iron Age stone structures. In Wales, surveyors flying over a known prehistoric settlement found new evidence of a Roman villa built on the same land. And in Ireland, a histor...
Source: TIME: Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology onetime weather Source Type: news

‘Invisible’ stool blood linked to heighter risk of all-cause mortality
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes
Scottish government framework aims to prevent type 2, and to detect it and intervene earlier Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn CCGs must focus more on foot care GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rocket men: locals divided over plans for UK's first spaceport
Remote Scottish peninsula chosen for satellite launchpad with promise of jobsA remote area of land on the northern coast of Scotland is on track to become the UK ’s first rocket spaceport after it was selected as the best place in the country from which to blast satellites into orbit.The isolated county of Sutherland is one of the few spots in Britain where golden eagles and sea eagles still take to the skies, but from the early 2020s the birds may be sharing airspace with rockets bearing small satellites for communications and Earth observation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Severin Carrell, Steven Morris and Ian Sample Tags: Space Scotland UK news Science Satellites Source Type: news

UK's first spaceport to be built on Scottish peninsula – video
Scotland ’s north coast has been chosen as the site of Britain's first spaceport. Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula, in Sutherland, which the UK Space Agency says will pave the way for human spaceflightsSpaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsulaContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Satellites Space Source Type: news