News alerts: w/b 18th February 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 20th February

Variations in cancer survival across Scotland

More details: Macmillan-ISD Scottish Cancer Pathways, BBC News

Tuesday 21st February

ISD publishes a range of health statistics

More details: ISD Scotland

These include:

  • Scottish Heart Disease Statistics
  • Scottish Stroke Statistics
  • Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey for 2016

Thursday 23rd February

Researcher from Imperial College recommend eating ten-a-day fruit and vegetables.

More details: the study, BBC News, Daily Mail, Scotsman


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 18th February 2017

  • Health and Wellbeing Profile, Population prescribed drugs for anxiety/depression/psychosis

  • Health and Wellbeing Profile, People aged 65+ years with high levels of care needs who are cared for at home

  • Alcohol Profile, Individuals exceeding daily/weekly drinking limits

  • Alcohol Profile, Males/females exceeding daily/weekly drinking limits

  • Alcohol Profile, Individuals binge drinking

  • Alcohol Profile, Males/females binge drinking

  • Alcohol Profile, Individuals problem drinking

  • Alcohol Profile, Males/females problem drinking

  • Tobacco Profile, Availability of smoking cessation products

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


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