Man, 41, needs hospital treatment to end a 22 HOUR erection 'caused by illegal tanning supplement'
The unidentified man bought melanotan, which is not licensed in the UK, at a bodybuilding shop in Scotland, where he lives. Doctors reported that he now suffers with erectile dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK avoidable deaths fall, but no change in child mortality since 2014
And Scotland still tops the league table for avoidable deaths for six out of seven broad causes Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health NHS investment in child health will reap rewards UK child health near bottom in Europe Doctors demand more action against child obesity A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Einstein got it – philosophy and science do go hand in hand | Kenan Malik
Shame on those scientists who are unwilling to embrace the importance of philosophersLast week it was revealed that Edinburgh University ’s David Purdie had discovered aletter from Albert Einstein in which the great scientist notes the importance of 18th-century Scottish philosopher David Hume in developing his theory of special relativity.Without having reading Hume ’s A Treatise of Human Nature, Einstein wrote: “I cannot say that the solution would have come.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Philosophy Albert Einstein Science UK news Source Type: news

Human trafficking and exploitation in the Scottish sex industry: clients' accounts - Cornforth-Camden B.
The need to address demand for human trafficking has been raised both in Scottish and in international anti-trafficking efforts. However, in Scotland, as in many other countries, the semi-legality of the sex industry means that methods for addressing deman... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital: Dead babies had 'extremely rare' infection
Two babies who died in a Glasgow maternity hospital had been infected with a bacterium never seen before in Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shoulder replacement surgery carries higher risk
Additional surgery need especially high in younger men Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack risk rises after hip replacement Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk No safety evidence to back 8% of hip implants Endarterectomy cuts long-term stroke risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish practices given an additional £20m for sustainability loans over next two years
A total of£50m will be invested in sustainability loans for Scottish practices over the next two years– a substantial boost on the£30m already set aside - the Scottish government has announced.  So far around 172 practices– about 50% of the total eligible– have successfully applied for a loan to help ease financial pressure. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Senior level ‘Wellbeing Guardian’ for every NHS workplace
HEE Commission finds that the mental health of NHS staff has worsened in recent years amid fears about complaints, investigations, and blame Related items fromOnMedica Scotland ’s CMO calls for more ‘realistic medicine’ Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Can medicine be cured? GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales to press ahead with minimum unit alcohol pricing
Move follows results of public consultation and Welsh government ’s insistence that pricing must be a key element of its strategy to tackle alcohol misuse Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Extra annual £3.2bn needed to reverse impact of cuts to public health grant Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Takeda collaboration to boost fight against Alzheimer's and other neurodegeneration
(University of Dundee) The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit, Scotland, has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emergency overdose antidote to be more widely available
Nasal naloxone can now be supplied to carers or family members of heroin users for emergency use Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade NHS sees huge rise in cost of problem drinking Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother who thought her Slimming World diet was working is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 
Liz Oakley, 65, from East Kilbride, Scotland, noticed rapid weight loss in October 2017. By January 2018 her skin had yellowed, which prompted her to see a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish GPs get help to cut premises risk
GPs in Scotland have welcomed additional investment of £20m to reduce the financial risk of owning premises – and make becoming a GP partner more attractive. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maternity and neonatal care receive cash boost in Scotland
Maternity and neonatal care in Scotland is set to benefit from a £12m cash injection, as part of a drive to transform services across the country. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

North of Scotland Care Portal Launched at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness
A clinical portal commissioned by four NHS boards covering some of the most remote areas of Scotland has gone live and started to sign-up clinical users. The North of Scotland Care Portal, built using Orion Health technology, gives staff working in NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, and NHS Shetland a single view of patient information held in different IT systems across the boards. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Orion Health Business and Industry Source Type: news

Botswana: Scottish to Clear Back Log for Cervical Cancer Screening
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Scottish Livingstone Memorial Hospital is this week running a week-long cervical cancer screening and breast examination campaign to clear the back log of booked clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues
As more people use e-cigarettes, debates about their safety continue. For now, NHS England and Scotland conclude that smoking tobacco does more harm. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Holyrood committee begins Scottish hospital safety inquiry
The deaths of two patients from an infection linked to pigeon droppings prompted the Scotland-wide probe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) In a new study published in the journal Health Economics, researchers at CDDEP, the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Patients owe Scots NHS £3.2m in treatment costs
A failure to identify those patients not entitled to free NHS care is costing Scotland's health boards dear, say MSPs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity consultation moves to listening events
60% of adults are overweight in Wales Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put families at heart of helping obese children More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health Nutrition more important than calories, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smear test breakthrough could mean that women only need to be tested for cancer every five years
A new cervical test could mean women will no longer face so many smear tests. England and Scotland will see the new tests offered which are already available in Wales which are more accurate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Current Health ’ s patient monitoring system
Wearable medical device developer Current Health said today it won FDA clearance for its its wireless wearable patient monitor. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based company’s wearable monitor tracks vital signs and is intended to provide extra information to clinicians to allow for earlier interventions. Current touted the device as “the most accurate, all-in-one wireless wearable currently approved for use in the EU and the U.S.,” and added that its algorithms continuously analyze data along with relevant contextual patient data to provide actionable insights. “The Mount Sinai Health System works with inn...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance currenthealth Source Type: news

Current Health lands FDA clearance for its remote patient monitoring solution
The Scottish start-up also announced that it was now working with Mount Sinai Brooklyn. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

PhD Studentship in Aberdeen
Applications are open for a 4-year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland titled: New strategies for treatment of diabetic kidney disease.Deadline for applications is21 February 2019to begin in October 2019. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Public understanding of dementia risk factors poor, large poll shows
Only a third of respondents knew that it ’s a health condition they can reduce their chances of developing Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources GP leaders welcome U-turn on dementia payments Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rough sleeper numbers might be stabilising, figures for Wales and England show
But latest overall numbers still higher than in 2010 for England Related items fromOnMedica Social housing 'makes mental health worse' Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland
Simpler test thought to have contributed to figures Related items fromOnMedica New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer may have to move to Scotland to get access to a 'wonder drug'
Harriet Corr, from Jarrow in Tyne and Wear, was diagnosed with the genetic disorder at just five days old and now takes a cocktail of drugs every day to prevent sticky mucus building up in her lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrated care in Scotland needs to quicken its pace
Progress is being made, but it ’s not uniform and some local partnerships lagging behind, finds joint government and local government report Related items fromOnMedica Think tanks pile pressure on government to stump up more cash for NHS Remedy quest Report says hospital discharge must improve Brexit impasse reignites fears of ‘no deal’ impact on patient and pharma health Understaffing is putting patients at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on fracking: the end can ’t come soon enough | Editorial
Launching a new fossil fuel industry was a bad idea, and a coalition of localists and environmentalists appears close to defeating itLess than four months after what was supposed to be a new beginning for fracking in England, when Cuadrilla resumed operations at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, it appears increasingly unlikely that there is a future for this industry in the UK at all. Minorearthquakes rapidly halted fracking at Preston New Road, and led to a row about whether the legal limit for underground seismic activity, set at 0.5-magnitude after earthquakes in 2011, is unrealistically low. Now Jim Ratcliffe, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Fracking Gas Energy Fossil fuels Environment Conservatives Politics Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather World news Geology Science Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Scottish researchers find 100 genes linked to depression
In the largest study of its kind, experts in Edinburgh studied data from two million people in 20 countries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sirakoss wins CE Mark for Osteo3 bone graft substitute
Sirakoss said yesterday that it won CE Mark clearance in the European Union for its Osteo3 novel nanosynthetic bone graft substitute. The Aberdeen, Scotland-based company said that its Osteo3 consists of an inorganic matrix intended to be completely reabsorbed into the bone. Sirakoss added that the newly cleared bone graft substitute features a unique surface chemistry designed to catalyze rapid and complete bone regeneration following a fracture or for support after corrective surgeries. “Osteo3 is the first of our new generation of bone substitute products to receive CE Mark, a major milestone for Sirakoss. We...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance sirakoss Source Type: news

Scottish dispensing practices get £2,000 to be FMD compliant
The Scottish government is giving dispensing practices£2,000 each to prepare for the upcoming Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).  The money will allow practices to buy the equipment they need to meet the FMD terms, according to a Scottish Government spokesperson.  The Government said that dispensing practices will receive the money– which comes from a£500,000 improvement package to help them implement the directive– by the end of this financial year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Associations between spatial access to physical activity facilities and frequency of physical activity; how do home and workplace neighbourhoods in West Central Scotland compare? - Macdonald L.
BACKGROUND: Over a third of the Scottish population do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, with a greater proportion of those from disadvantaged areas not meeting recommended levels. There is a great need for detailed understanding of why some... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Delayed transfers of care main pressure point this winter, say doctors
Little evidence that emergency funds for social care making much difference, RCP membership poll finds Related items fromOnMedica Scotland fights to prevent privatisation of general practice NHS faces 'most severe financial challenge' ever NHS land sale is 'selling off the family silver' Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows Workforce shortages and Brexit threaten long-term NHS Plan goals (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dialysis nurse donates her own KIDNEY to a poorly stranger in desperate need of a transplant  
Rachel Cox, 48, has worked on a renal unit in Ayrshire, Scotland, for years. Her family said she was 'crazy', but the mother-of-two underwent the operation in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland
Survival from stroke and heart attack is improving – but deprivation-related inequalities remain Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Stroke rates rocket in younger men and women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t use barrier creams with FreeStyle Libre sensor
MHRA urges patients to report skin reactions to sensor adhesive and see their doctor or nurse Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plan and manage children ’s screen time, urge US experts
Directional link between excessive screen time and lower scores in developmental tests Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put families at heart of helping obese children Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy Texting can improve flu jab uptake CCGs ’ duties for children with disabilities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths
Price rise in imported fruit and vegetables will cut consumption, especially in event of ‘no-deal’ Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Fewer people dying of heart disease since NSF introduced Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cycling and treadmill workstations better for health
Treadmill and cycling workstations greater short-term physiological benefit than standing ones Related items fromOnMedica Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Way For Chickens To Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Killing Drugs
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Scotland say they have found a way to have chickens lay eggs filled with medicine. It’s a method that could make some drugs much more affordable. Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have genetically modified the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Now, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs. Researchers in Scotland have genetically modified chickens to produce human proteins in their eggs (WBZ-TV) “In the past, making these transgenic animals has been very inefficient very expensive and difficult,” says...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Health service staffing is compromising patient health, says UNISON
Almost half of NHS workers on the front line of patient care say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure patients are treated safely and with compassion, a new survey published today (Friday) by UNISON reveals. The study illustrates the effect of chronic understaffing in the health service, with unfilled posts and uncertainty about the future status of many workers having an impact on patients, says UNISON. The snapshot survey Just Another Day examined attitudes and experiences for staff across the UK during one working day – the 24 hours of Tuesday 18 September 2018. The aim is to paint a picture of how ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release NHS patient safety Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Cancer clich és leave people disempowered, says charity
Charity warns against terms like ‘victim’ and ‘brave’ Related items fromOnMedica Scotland launches its ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Is the NHS ready for ‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gay male couple to be offered IVF treatment by the NHS for first time in Britain
The NHS has until recently refused to give gay male couples IVF because of a blanket ban on using surrogate mothers. But the Scottish Government changed that policy two years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish nurses urged to read foetal alcohol syndrome guidance
Healthcare professionals are being urged to read the UK ’s first guideline on diagnosing foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in order to become better acquainted with how to identify it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news