Analysis of age-sex and deprivation stratified trends in assault deaths in Scotland (1974-2015) to identify age, period or cohort effects - Parkinson J, Minton J, McCartney G.
OBJECTIVES: Mortality rates in Scotland are higher, and health inequalities are greater, than in the rest of Western and Central Europe. There was a marked divergence during the 1980s and 1990s in the Scottish rates partly due to rises in alcohol-related a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson
Speaking at UNISON’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) said: “This year’s conference is the biggest in a quarter of a century. More than a thousand women from all walks of life and every corner of the country are here to defy those who said, ‘unions are for only for men’. “Today UNISON has a million women shaping our agenda and driving us forward. “It’s mostly women pushing back against the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. It’s mostly women in Northern Ireland who took seven long weeks of action to d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article News angela rayner Boris Johnson dave prentis Donald Trump national women's conference Source Type: news

Hancock reappointed as health and social care secretary in cabinet reshuffle
No excuse now to further delay tackling social care reform, say healthcare leaders Related items fromOnMedica Government publishes vision for future of general practice GP leader warns against 'political meddling' Scotland fights to prevent privatisation of general practice Watchdogs say health reforms are slow 'Government targets intefere with war on superbugs' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women members set to sort it out
UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

Scottish government pledges more cash for health and social care in budget
But it ’s not enough to meet safe staffing legislation, say nurse leaders Related items fromOnMedica New Year NHS resolutions BMA urges Tory leader candidates to reform pensions provision Doctors call on politicians to invest in the NHS NHS – It’s not just about numbers GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dealing with the aftermath of Ciara and Dennis
Storm Ciara is still making its effects felt – and will be followed by Storm Dennis, due to hit the country at the end of this week. As of yesterday, there were185 flood alerts and 77 flood warnings in place across the UK. And the outlook could be still be grim: high winds are forecast for the South West, Midlands, North West, Scotland and Northern Ireland, while heavy snow is also expected. Many UNISON members are out dealing with the effects of the wind, rain and snow as part of their jobs. Others are dealing with the effects of the storms at home. To help those who have seen storm damage to their property, UNISON&...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article member benefits membership benefits UIA Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes cases in Scotland 'up by 40% in 10 years'
The number of people diagnosed rose from 190,772 to 267,615 between 2008 and 2018, a study by Diabetes Scotland shows. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales has the UK ’s highest prevalence of diabetes
Total for UK now over 4.8 million including undiagnosed cases – predicted to reach 5.3 million by 2025, warns Diabetes UK Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Immigration salary changes could boost NHS recruitment
Ministers propose a drop in threshold from £30,000 to £25,000 Related items fromOnMedica Nurses demand action to tackle staff shortages RCN urges members to mount twitter campaign to boost training funds Home Office woes Rising NHS staff shortage figures spark alarm Three-year pay deal agreed for NHS staff in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How patients in some parts of Britain are waiting TWO YEARS for NHS treatment
Patients at the Royal Free Hospital in London are being seen in an average of 37 weeks, while those being treated by NHS Highland in Scotland are waiting between 40 and 112 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal Cannabis - We talk to the BBC
RPS Scotland Practice and Policy Lead Aileen Bryson featured on BBC Reporting Scotland on 5th February, as part of a news feature on medicinal cannabis. Her appearance comes after pressure on the Gov (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UNISON calls for safe, decent and affordable homes for all
More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, says UNISON, as it publishes a new housing manifesto to see in the new decade. But despite the housing crisis highlighted by that statistic, fewer than 6,500 low-cost social rented homes were built in England in 2017/18. More than 60% of the housing budget goes towards supporting home-ownership. That, says the union, is unsustainable. Hence the manifesto – Safe, Decent and Affordable Homes for All: UNISON’s vision for Housing – which examines the crisis and outlines solutions. The crisis in England has ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News community housing housing associations housing crisis local government social housing Source Type: news

Meds are not a ‘free pass’ to start or maintain bad habits
People who started CVD meds were more likely to gain weight and cut exercise, as well as to drink less and quit smoking Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low-quality work is bad for people ’s health
We must raise work quality as well as employment rates – those in low-quality jobs twice as likely to report not-good health Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Government must tackle low levels of physical activity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily vaping linked to more recently quitting cigarettes
Daily vapers in Europe are more likely than non-vapers to have quit smoking cigarettes recently Related items fromOnMedica Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Doctors welcome drop in Scotland ’s alcohol consumption Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women 1% of doctors account for half of all opioid doses and a quarter of scrips in US (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People texting more likely to have ‘near miss’ with a vehicle
Text messaging generally had the most detrimental effect on pedestrian behaviours while crossing roads Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Getting actively involved with UNISON … got me out of the abyss’
Delegates applauded Charmaine Blaze at the Black members’ conference today, when she movingly described how UNISON helped her secure a managerial role at NHS Scotland after years of being under-employed, under-valued and lacking career progression. She observed that, for Black women in particular, the gender pay gap is “less of a gap and more of an abyss or chasm”. Ms Blaze (pictured) said: “Many times they offer us employment and, when we come to the table, they give us crumbs while they feast on the key roles – the important roles, the leadership roles, the management roles.” Some two ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference low pay Source Type: news

Latest treatment options for Scotland's NHS
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What a start to the new decade!
January’s been busy for UNISON. We started off the year strongly, announcing our support for Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader (above with Dave Prentis) and Angela Rayner as deputy (below). The first campaigning win of the year came for members in Northumbria Police, after the Northumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner signed the Dying to Work Charter, which protects individuals at work with a terminal illness. In Northern Ireland, health workers suspended a strike action after the government offered an improved pay deal. The pay deal was offered after intensive negotiations betw...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article angela rayner dave prentis holocaust memorial day insourcing Keir Starmer show racism the red card Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation makes Scots teenage girls' anxiety worse
Study shows almost a third of young people experience sleep problems - but older girls' mental health is suffering the most. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fermented soy in diet linked to lower mortality risk
Lower risk of all-cause mortality among people who ate more natto and miso – but no link with overall soy intake Related items fromOnMedica More global deaths from poor diet than from smoking Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Sugary drinks linked to risk of overall and breast cancer Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS Director for Scotland to retire
Alex MacKinnon FRPharmS, Director for Scotland, has announced his retirement. Alex has been Director for Scotland since 2010 and served as interim CEO of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society during 2017. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Reducing migrant salary threshold ‘right step’ says BMA
But some NHS and care staff will still be excluded Related items fromOnMedica NHS severely impacted by UK skill shortage Doctors believe patient care has worsened Safer staffing should be enshrined in law, says RCN Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Ageing medical workforce - a growing trend (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses undervalued due to gender, study finds
Shortages due to poor status and pay Related items fromOnMedica NHS hugely dependent on workers from overseas Consultant vacancies - a serious issue in Scotland Whistle-blower support scheme to roll out nationwide Patient safety warning over nurse shortages Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland to ban heading in children's football - Siva N.
The ban aims to prevent neurodegenerative diseases in later life. However, the direct evidence is weak, and experts are split on the decision ... Keywords: Soccer Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Male contraceptive pill is one step closer after scientists make a 'breakthrough' in drug testing
Scottish researchers developed a robotic screening system which can rapidly assess how drug compounds effect human sperm. The team are looking for ones which block sperm motility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How did local government work in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages?
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) How were the city administrations of Augsburg and Aberdeen organized during the late Middle Ages? How did they evolve? What were the similarities and differences between the two? And what terminology did the two administrations use in documenting their activities? In a new joint research project starting in February 2020, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland will be looking to find answers to these questions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day: UNISON Renfrewshire remembers Jane Haining
Holocaust Memorial Day is Monday 27 January and UNISON Renfrewshire will be remembering the only Scot who died in a Nazi concentration camp – Jane Haining. In 1932, she responded to an advert in the Church of Scotland magazine for the position of a matron at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest. When Germany annexed Austria in 1937, Budapest became a major destination for Jewish people fleeing the Nazis. Jane and the Scottish Mission did vital work saving Jewish refugees by helping them emigrate to safety – by February 1939 it was running courses in farming, cattle breeding and any other subjects that would ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article holocaust memorial day Scotland Source Type: news

Launch of new greener NHS campaign
Health system responsible for 4-5% of England ’s carbon footprint Related items fromOnMedica Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets It ’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine Joined-up care in action Study reveals extent of premature mortality gap across the UK Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK-wide summit on tackling drug misuse confirmed
Summit on drug misuse set for February Related items fromOnMedica Doctors welcome drop in Scotland ’s alcohol consumption NI drug deaths in males double in a decade Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK doctors told to 'lock in' suspected China coronavirus patients
Public Health England urged medics to 'avoid physical contact' and leave patients 'in a room with the door shut'. It comes as five people with similar symptoms are treated in Scotland and N Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China coronavirus: 14 test negative in UK as military doctors sent to Wuhan – as it happened
UK emergency committee discuss outbreak as more than 33 million people affected by lockdown measures in ChinaUK universities issue quarantine warning to Chinese studentsChina: hospitals in chaos as lockdown spreads to affect 33m peopleWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?What we know so far5.08pmGMT4.46pmGMTThe Scottish government confirmed on Friday afternoon that results for two of the five patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus had come back negative.Emphasising that the risk to the public remained low, Scotland ’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, said:Scotland is well prepar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique (now), Ben Quinn and Stephanie Convery (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Scotland UK news China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

The CRIMINALIZATION of journalism that exposed Planned Parenthood's baby body parts scheme to profit from murder
(Natural News) Planned Parenthood is once again getting off scot-free for its crimes against humanity, as a San Francisco judge has ruled that those who exposed the villainous acts of America’s largest abortion provider are somehow the “criminals.” Pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt will reportedly now have to stand trial on nine felony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fourteen people in UK tested for coronavirus
Public Health England says five cases confirmed negative with nine awaiting resultsCoronavirus latest - liveMore than a dozen people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus, as the health secretary warned there is an “increased likelihood” of cases occurring.Fourteen people were tested for the virus, with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting results, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday night.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Matt Hancock Infectious diseases Politics Scotland Edinburgh Glasgow UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: death toll rises to 25 in China, with 830 infected – live news
Possible cases being tested in Scotland and Belfast; World Health Organisation committee says ‘too early’ to declare emergencyFive people tested in Scotland amid reports of possible Belfast caseChina: five cities in lockdown as lunar new year festivities scrappedWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?4.23amGMTFootage has emerged online of the quarantine measures being taken in China to halt the spread of the virus, including overcrowded hospitals, sick people collapsing, and barricades going up across Wuhan.4.19amGMTState media is now reporting 26 deaths from the coronavirus in China, not 25...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephanie Convery (now), Nadeem Badshah and Damien Gayle (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Scotland UK news China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

NICE supports use of apps to support behaviour changes
GPs and other health professionals should consider recommending digital and mobile interventions Related items fromOnMedica The doctor is in (the cloud) The role of digital health interventions Empowering patients, improving outcomes, saving money: the rise of health coaching New campaign encourages self-help to improve mental wellbeing Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vs Spanish flu: How deadly is China outbreak? Vs flu that killed 50 MILLION
CORONAVIRUS fears have ignited in the UK as Scottish authorities revealed they are treating five people with suspected cases of the disease. How deadly is the Chinese outbreak compared to the deadly Spanish flu outbreak? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO urges global unity in fight against coronavirus outbreak
With 18 deaths in China, several countries introduce screening for arriving passengersThe World Health Organization has called on the global community to work together to fight the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic of viral pneumonia and deaths in China, but stopped short of declaring it a public health emergency of international concern.After the second day of meetings of the emergency committee, WHO ’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday that nobody should assume there was no risk that it would become a dangerous global epidemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Scotland Asia Pacific Science UK news World news Infectious diseases Edinburgh Glasgow Health Society Hong Kong Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Prehospital critical care is associated with increased survival in adult trauma patients in Scotland - Maddock A, Corfield AR, Donald MJ, Lyon RM, Sinclair N, Fitzpatrick D, Carr D, Hearns S.
BACKGROUND: Scotland has three prehospital critical care teams (PHCCTs) providing enhanced care support to a usually paramedic-delivered ambulance service. The effect of the PHCCTs on patient survival following trauma in Scotland is not currently known nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nurse Specialist vacancy in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Royal Infirmaryhave an opportunity for a Nurse Specialist in the Gender Identity Service. This is a brand new post in NHS Grampian, led by the Mental Health Service, but working between Mental Health and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and gives the successful applicant the opportunity to develop skills with the support of the specialist clinical teams.The closing date is 22 January 2020.Visitwww.apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk for more details and to apply. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How collaboration is propelling change in Croydon
If health and care leaders are agreed on one thing, it ’s that collaboration is far from easy. Here, Matthew Kershaw shares how organisations in Croydon have tackled the task and how the local health and care system, staff and residents are reaping the benefit Related items fromOnMedica Bold moves towards integrated care Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients New drive to reduce NHS computer login times Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Scotland issues UK ’s first integrated health and social care workforce plan (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 19, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scotland pressing to legislate non-surgical services
Practitioners will require licences under new plan Related items fromOnMedica Surgeons exiting early due to pension tax issues Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Rising number of operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry
A new licensing scheme will target non-healthcare professionals who carry out work such as lip enhancements. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CRIMINALIZATION of journalism that exposed Planned Parenthood's baby body parts scheme to profit from murder
(Natural News) Planned Parenthood is once again getting off scot-free for its crimes against humanity, as a San Francisco judge has ruled that those who exposed the villainous acts of America’s largest abortion provider are somehow the “criminals.” Pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt will reportedly now have to stand trial on nine felony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCNs report overwhelming concern over meeting expectations
Without more time, support and investment in primary care, government ’s health pledges will be just a ‘pipedream’ Related items fromOnMedica Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Things to look forward to GP leaders raise concerns over “failings” by Capita Record number of practices in Scotland hand back contracts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish FA expected to ban children heading footballs within weeks
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can heading a football lead to dementia? The evidence is growing
Concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at riskThe death in 2002 of the former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle from degenerative brain disease placed the spotlight firmly on the possibility of a link between heading footballs and the risk of dementia. The coroner at the inquest ruled that Astle, 59, died from an “industrial disease” brought on by the repeated trauma of headers, and a later examination of Astle’s brain appeared to bear out this conclusion.At that time there was sparse scientific data on the issue, but since then the balance of evidence ha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Concussion in sport Health Scotland Medical research Football Science Society UK news Source Type: news