News alerts: w/b 21st January 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 23rd January 2017

Holyrood committee calls for action to reduce obesity

More details: Report (276 Kb), Holyrood Committee, BBC News

Institute of Economic Affairs reports on the costs of obesity

More details: Report (763 Kb), Courier

Wednesday 25th January 2017

ISD reports on trends in NHS dental registrations in Scotland

More details: Report (206 Kb), Scotsman p.9

Thursday 26th January 2017

Study links anxiety and depression with risk of dying from cancer

More details: Source, Herald p.4

Office for National Statistics reports on death rates across the UK

More details: Source, BBC News

Royal College reports on the health of children in the UK

More details: Source, BBC News


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 21st January 2017

  • Alcohol Profile, % perceiving rowdy behaviour very/fairly common in neighbourhood
  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Babies exclusively breastfed at 6-8 weeks

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