News alerts: w/b 25th 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 27th February

Poverty: UK study highlights the links between deprivation and children in care

More details: BBC News; University press release

Tuesday 28th February

Nutrition: study assesses the impact of particular diets ('trending foods') on cardiovascular health

More details: The Herald; Journal article

Wednesday 1st March

Obesity: study reviews the evidence of the links between obesity and cancer

More details: The Scotsman; Journal article

Cancer: US study highlights increasing incidence of bowel cancer among younger age groups (despite falling incidence overall)

More details: The Herald; Journal article

Friday 3rd March

Diet: research by cancer charity highlights the links between diet and risk of cancer

More details: BBC news


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 25th February 2017

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Child obesity  in primary 1.
  • Health & Wellbeing Profile, Population income deprived.
  • Tobacco Control Profile, Quit attempts from pregnant smokers.
  • Tobacco Control Profile, Smoking during pregnancy in quintile (1-5).
  • Deprivation Profile, Population income deprived (incl. SII & RII).

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


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