News alerts: w/b 14th October 2017

Please find below details of selected public health-related news stories that were reported in the above week. ScotPHO is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked news articles / publications and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Please note that some of the linked websites may require registration, subscription or payment to view articles. For new publications relating to health protection and for updates on infectious disease and other outbreaks, please see the Health Protection Scotland website.

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Saturday 14th October

Edinburgh University genetics study looks at factors that impact on expected lifespan

More details: Journal article, BBC News, The Herald, The Scotsman.

Sunday 15th October

Link between smoking and bladder cancer highlighted

More details: The Scotsman.

Tuesday 17th October

National Records of Scotland report on winter mortality in Scotland 2016/17

More details: SG news release, NRS publication, BBC News, The Scotsman, STV News.

Wednesday 18th October

Institute of Alcohol Studies reports on the effects of parental drinking on children

More details: News release, BBC News.

Food Standards Agency reports on campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens

More details: FSA news release, BBC News.

Thursday 19th October

Researchers report on self-harm among children and adolescents in the UK

More details: Journal article, BBC News.

Friday 20th October

Pollution linked to 9 million premature deaths worldwide according to a Lancet report

More details: The Lancet, BBC News.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 14th October 2017

  • Lung cancer deaths – Tobacco control profile.
  • Patients with emergency hospitalisations – Health and wellbeing profile.
  • Patients (65+) with multiple emergency hospitalisations - Health and wellbeing profile.

For more details, including the complete list of available indicators, please see the ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool.


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