Battered woman syndrome, diminished responsibility and women who kill: insights from Scottish case law - McPherson R.
Using Scotland as a case study, this article maps the development of Battered Woman Syndrome in law. It looks to the potential space for development that has been created by the recent case of Graham v HM Advocate, concluding that such a more would be an i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New home for RPS in Scotland
We’re pleased to announce that after months of renovation, weeks of packing and a busy few days of unpacking, the RPS in Scotland has now officially moved to its new home in Edinburgh’s Ne (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Only children more likely to be obese than children with siblings
Researchers suggest that parents with more children have to better plan their families' meals and eat out less Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Anti-obesity efforts in schools unlikely to succeed Doctors demand more action against child obesity Obesity levels in Year six children rise again (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher invests $24 million in biologics site in Scotland
The site expansion in Inchinnan, which aims to add large-volume liquid manufacturing capacity for cell culture media, is expected to be completed by June 2021. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Steeling' young people: resilience and youth policy in Scotland - Davidson E, Carlin E.
This article examines the growth of resilience-focused youth policy in Scotland, and its association with the proliferation of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) agenda. To do this, it critically compares policy discourse with qualitative data on youn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mother's waters broke at 16 weeks but her daughter survived
Natasha Sherwin, of Elgin, Scotland, refused to abort her baby, Faith, after her waters broke at 16 weeks due to preterm premature rupture of the membrane (PPROM). Faith was born at 30 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs call for decriminalisation of personal use drug possession
A group of 12 Scottish MPs says the UK government must change the law to help tackle the drug crisis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Now Has an Opening to Pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. In the Paris agreement, nearly 200 countries set their own national targets for reducing or controlling pollution of heat-trapping gases. It was negotiated in 2015 with lots of prodding by the United States and China and went into effect Nov. 4, 2016. The terms of ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

NHS Scotland given extra £10m to ease winter pressures
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MP call for decriminalisation of personal use drug possession
A group of 12 Scottish MPs says the UK government must change the law to help tackle the drug crisis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain gut bacteria may be involved in causing colorectal cancer
People with an unclassified type of Bacteroidales bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing colorectal cancer Related items fromOnMedica Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Delegates call for better information
UNISON’s disabled members’, meeting in Brighton for their annual conference this weekend, opened a packed plenary session with a series of passionate debates. “Knowledge is power,” said one speaker, who went on to describe how, when she became a steward, she had searched out the sort of information that she required in order to “become a good rep”. And the question of knowledge was at the heart of the first motions, as delegates considered how best to be able to serve members in dealing with complex issues. On the difficulties of applying for personal independent payments, Maureen Le Mar...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disabled members self-organised groups Source Type: news

High levels of testosterone and IGF-I increases prostate cancer risk
High levels of testosterone and insulin-like growth factor-I may increase risk of prostate cancer in men, according to research presented at the 2019 National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.STV News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World
Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s volcano-strewn Rift Valley, a newly green-lit, super-efficient electrical substation will soon funnel clean power from the nearby Olkaria Geothermal Plant about 50 miles (80 km) to downtown Nairobi. Some 14 miles off blustery northeastern Scotland, Moray East is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, helping to heat and light up to a million homes. Three distinct r...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance still rising in England, latest monitoring data show
Antibiotic resistant infections rose by 9% in 2018 ─ equivalent to 165 every day Related items fromOnMedica Doctors welcome drop in Scotland ’s alcohol consumption Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Higher education pay ballot result
University workers in UNISON have voted for strike action to win higher pay, but did not pass the threshold on turn-out required by trade union laws. Around 66% of members in England, Wales and Scotland who took part in the industrial action ballot voted for action, but the turn-out did not meet the 50% of all eligible voters required by the 2017 Trade Union Act before legal action can take place. UNISON head of higher education Ruth Levin commented: “Yet again, the anti-trade union laws have stopped our members being able to take action in pursuit of an improved pay offer. “With the real-term value of pay...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher education Industrial action pay strike universities Source Type: news

Painkiller use in childbirth drops six percentage points in a decade
The number of deliveries has also fallen by 7.5% and by half in women aged under 20 Related items fromOnMedica Newborns treated without analgesia Scotland publishes Maternity Care statistics Midwifery training numbers to rise by 25% Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Obesity problems begin before conception (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calorie labels in fast food outlets linked to small drop in calories purchased
But this reduction diminished over time suggesting calorie labelling alone 'may not be enough' to tackle obesity Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Government must tackle on-pack junk food marketing to children Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t let the weather silence your voice: apply for a postal vote
So, 12 December: 12 days before Christmas Eve – and general election day. And one thing we know is certain: it’s going to be cold. And dark: in London, the sun won’t rise until 7:56am – and it will set again at 3:51pm; in Inverness, sunrise will be 8:49am with sunset at 3:31pm. Oh … and it might well be wet. Or even snowing. On top of that, the run-up to Christmas is a busy time: presents to buy, decorations to put up, cards to send … And all of that is likely to mean people are less willing to trek to their nearest polling station and cast a vote in their third general election in fou...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News general election politics postal vote Source Type: news

Do social support and eating family meals together play a role in promoting resilience to bullying and cyberbullying in Scottish school children? - Shaw RJ, Currie DB, Smith GS, Brown J, Smith DJ, Inchley JC.
This study investigates if cyberbullying is associated with wellbeing independently of traditional bullying and if social support and eating family meals together promotes resilience by buffering adolescents against the consequences of both types of bullyi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Young people's everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies towards ontological security in Scotland - Botterill K, Hopkins P, Sanghera GS.
This paper uses a framework of 'ontological security' to discuss the psychosocial strategies of self-securitisation employed by ethnic and religious minority young people in Scotland. We argue that broad discourses of securitisation are present in the ever... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Suicide bereavement support to be made available across England
Personalised bereavement NHS support will be available in England after a relative or friend ’s suicide Related items fromOnMedica PM appoints UK ’s first minister for suicide prevention Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness GPs to lead on improving children ’s access to mental health Mental health: vital next steps on the path to parity Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stephen Hendry: World champion snooker player's 'completely debilitating' condition
STEPHEN HENDRY is a Scottish former professional snooker player and is deemed one of the most successful snooker players of all time. But he developed a condition that halted his career and destroyed his game. What is it and what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bureaucracy, case geography and the governance of the inebriate in Scotland (1898-1918) - Beckingham D.
This article considers the late-Victorian and Edwardian legislative treatment of problem drunkenness in Scotland under the 1898 Inebriates Act. It examines the uneven enactment of the law, by geography and gender, and exposes how mundane questions of burea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Integration of health and social care in Scotland much too slow
NHS in Scotland need to refocus its priorities to pick up pace, says Audit Scotland Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows NHS Learning Disability nurse numbers plummet Home Office woes Invest in professional development to staunch loss of NHS nurses, urge MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly all pre-school jab uptake targets missed in England
NHS reorganisation in 2013 may have had important role, says NAO report Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers US expert calls for mandatory vaccines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Test can tell whether bacteria is resistant to antibiotics in less than 45 minutes
The new method, developed by experts at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, was tested on staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five new Mary Seacole scholars are unveiled
Five nursing and midwifery specialists were inducted as scholars at this year’s prestigious Mary Seacole awards today (Thursday 24 October) at a ceremony at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. UNISON co-sponsors the awards, which offer an opportunity for healthcare workers to undertake a project, educational or development activity that benefits and improves the health of people from BME communities. Recipients have been working on their projects for the past year, funded by Health Education England, and today is the culmination of all their hard work. The awards are in memory of Mary Seacole, the Jamaican Scottish ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nursing Source Type: news

Former head of the Scottish FA calls for children to be BANNED from heading footballs
Ex-Rangers player Gordon Smith wants youngsters to practice with soft plastic balls. His claims follow a Glasgow University study that found footballers are at greater risk of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS in Scotland 'could face £1.8bn shortfall'
Audit Scotland's report said the NHS was "seriously struggling to become financially sustainable". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heat camera at tourist attraction spots woman's breast cancer
A trip to a tourist attraction in Scotland turned out to be a life-changing moment for one woman after a thermal camera detected she had breast cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientist wins £2m payout over invention used by Unilever
Former employee Prof Ian Shanks created system used in glucose sensorsA retired Scottish scientist who invented a system widely used in glucose sensors has won £2m in a court case against the industry behemoth Unilever after claiming he never received a penny from his former employer, despite the invention having made millions for the company.Prof Ian Shanks, who has been fighting for compensation for 13 years, has been awarded compensation by the supreme court.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Unilever Science Business Employment law Source Type: news

Government must tackle low levels of physical activity
UK physical activity levels low and show large inequalities – which directly contributes to poor population health Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Should we recognise obesity as a disease? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health service workers in Northern Ireland must be paid fairly in line with rest of UK, says UNISON  
UNISON is balloting health service workers in Northern Ireland from today (Monday) over possible industrial action in its campaign to close the unfair pay gap with NHS staff in other parts of the UK. The union has been in discussions with the Department of Health (Northern Ireland) and Northern Ireland employers for the past eight months to bring staff into line with the NHS pay deals operating in England, Scotland and Wales. However, progress has stalled and staff are stepping up their efforts to be rewarded fairly, says UNISON. They will be voting over the next three weeks on whether to take industrial action and action ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release nhs pay Northern Ireland Source Type: news

How UK's disused mine shafts plan to store renewable energy
Gravitricity develops winch and hoist system to store energy at half the cost of lithium-ion batteriesBritain ’s cheapest “virtual battery” could be created by hoisting and dropping 12,000-tonne weights – half the weight of the Statue of Liberty – down disused mine shafts, according to Imperial College London.The surprising new source of “gravity energy” is being developed by Gravitricity, an Edinburgh-based startup, which hopes to use Britain’s old mines to make better use ofclean electricity at half the cost of lithium-ion batteries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jillian Ambrose Tags: Energy storage Energy industry Energy research Environment Business UK news Physics Science Scotland Source Type: news

How UK's disused mine shafts could be used to store renewable energy
Gravitricity develops winch and hoist system to store energy at half the cost of lithium-ion batteriesBritain ’s cheapest “virtual battery” could be created by hoisting and dropping 12,000-tonne weights – half the weight of the Statue of Liberty – down disused mine shafts, according to Imperial College London.The surprising new source of “gravity energy” is being developed by Gravitricity, an Edinburgh-based startup, which hopes to use Britain’s old mines to make better use ofclean electricity at half the cost of lithium-ion batteries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jillian Ambrose Tags: Energy storage Energy industry Energy research Environment Business UK news Physics Science Scotland Source Type: news

Human trafficking goes under NHS spotlight
Health workers to be given new guidance to help spot patients who may suffer exploitation Related items fromOnMedica Charity slams prison healthcare GPs must address inequality Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Call for doctors to help tackle climate change Scotland moves to soft opt out for organ donation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A 'life-changing' injectable drug can end the misery of migraines so why can't you get it on the NHS
The NHS's spending watchdog for England and Wales refused to fund Aimovig, even though health chiefs in Scotland have already given it the green light. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharp uptake in NHS Health Checks participation
NHS Health Check uptake rises by 51% since 2012 Related items fromOnMedica Proposals to help NHS charge overseas patients ‘go much too far’ Two thirds of meningitis survivors unhappy with aftercare Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs GP antibiotic prescribing falling faster than ever Encouraging women to attend cervical screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Food nutritionally better in restaurants with menu labelling
Mandatory menu labelling might encourage reformulation of items served by restaurants and benefit public health Related items fromOnMedica WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Industry has had too much say over junk food ad rules (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Away with the fairies: the psychopathology of visionary encounters in early modern Scotland - Goodare J.
In early modern Scotland, several visionaries experienced vivid relationships with spirits. This paper analyses their experiences historically, with the aid of modern scholarship in medicine, psychology and social science. Most of the visionaries were wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat
Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health World Food Day Source Type: news

Plantwatch: plan for spaceport raises fears for Scottish peat bog
Satellite launch site would be next to blanket bog that plays vital role in climate fight by storing carbonA new rocket launch site has been proposed in the far north of Scotland to send small satellites into space. The plan is for a£17.3m spaceport on the A ’Mhòine peninsula in Sutherland, a site chosen because it is so remote and surrounded by water and open countryside in case a rocket launch goes wrong.But the proposed site is next to protected peatland, part of the Flow Country of northern Scotland, the largest blanket bog in Europe, estimated to store400 milliontonnes of carbon, which is vital in t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Scotland Climate change Space UK news Science Environment Source Type: news

University staff in Edinburgh vote for strike action
UNISON members have voted for strike action – by 100% in a 75% turn-out – in a bid to keep Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University as their employer. The members who voted are campus operations staff, including supervisors, security officers, facilities assistants and members of the grounds team. They are at risk of seeing their jobs outsourced as the university finalises a tendering exercise covering the whole ancillary workforce, some of whose work is already contracted out to private companies. Commenting on the ballot result today, UNISON Scotland head of higher education Lorcan Mullen said: &ldquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher education higher education pay Industrial action outsourcing private contractors Scotland strike universities Source Type: news

Innovative GPs celebrated in awards
Pioneering ideas for GPs to be shared nationally Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures GPs need more time to treat complex needs Experts urge radical action on mental health crises More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women get half as many heart attack treatments as men
Diagnoses increase but gender gap in treatment persist Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Statins halve heart attack and stroke risk in healthy adults More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

University of Edinburgh Study Finds Antimicrobial Bacteria in Hospital Wastewater in Research That Has Implications for Microbiologists
The highly infectious bacteria can survive treatment at local sewage plants and enter the food chain of surrounding populations, the study revealed Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (UE) in Scotland found large amounts of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) genes in hospital wastewater. These findings will be of interest to microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers, as the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Acinetobacter Acinetobacter johnsonii AMR Challenge anatomic Source Type: news