News alerts: w/b 16th September 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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Sunday 17th September

UNICEF and The Data Lab call for data collaboration to tackle child obesity in Scotland

More details:  The Sunday Times, The Data Lab news release.

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology submit evidence to Scottish Parliament inquiry in to Air Quality in Scotland

More details: CEH news release, The Sunday Times, Scottish Parliament.

Tuesday 19th September

ISD publishes a range of health statistics

More details: ISD Scotland.

Wednesday 20th September

Faculty of Public Health's 'Healthy Lives, Fairer Futures' report sets out actions they believe should be taken to address health inequalities in Scotland

More details: FPH news release, The Herald.

New study reveals one in four girls is depressed at age 14

More details: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, BBC News.

Thursday 21st September

NHS Health Scotland-led consensus states that using e-cigarettes is definitely less harmful than smoking tobacco

More details: NHS Health Scotland, BBC News, The Herald.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 16th September 2017

  • No profile indicator updates in this week.

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