News alerts: w/b 22nd April 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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Tuesday 25th April

Study finds that exercise can improve brain power in over-50s

More details: Journal article, BBC News

ISD reports on trends in cancer incidence in Scotland

More details: ISD publication (72Kb), Scotsman

ISD figures show trends in uptake of screening for breast cancer in Scotland

More details: ISD publication (50Kb)

Thursday 27th April

Researchers assess the effects of plain packaging of cigarettes

More details: Cochrane Review, BBC News

National Records of Scotland reports a rise in Scotland's population

More details: NRS, BBC News, Scottish Government news release


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 22nd April 2017

  • No profile indicator updates in this week

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