News alerts: w/b 20th May 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 22nd May

Study assesses that antibiotic use in early life increases the risk of developing asthma

More Details: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology journal , Scottish Daily Mail

Tuesday 23rd May

World Cancer Research Fund reports a link between alcohol use and breast cancer

More Details: Report (4.1Mb), BBC NewsScotsmanScottish Daily Mail

ISD reports on death rates in Scotland's hospitals

More Details: ISD Publication (275Kb), Times (Scotland) 


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 20th May 2017

  • No profile indicator updates in this week

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