News alerts: w/b 15th July 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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Monday 17th July

A US think tank compares the NHS to ten other countries' healthcare systems

More details: Commonwealth Fund report, BBC.

A ban on smoking in Scotland's prisons is to be announced

More details: BBC, STV News.

A survey from Public Health England finds that children exercise less as they get older

More details: Press Release, BBC.

Thursday 20th July

WHO reports on tobacco control policies across the world

More details: Press Release, BBC.

United Nations reports on trends in deaths from AIDS around the world

More details: Press Release, BBC.

Friday 21st July

Researchers report on life expectancy of heavy drinkers in Scotland

More details: Press release, Scotsman.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 15th July 2017

  • No profile indicator updates in this week.

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