News alerts: w/b 29th 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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Monday 1st May

The bird-flu prevention zone has been lifted in Scotland

More details: BBC News, Holyrood Magazine.

Wednesday 3rd May

New controls on smoking come into force in Scotland on 21st May

More details: Evening Telegraph, Daily Record.

Many people avoid taking statins due to reports of side-effects

More details: Study, Scotsman, Scottish Daily Mail.

Office for National Statistics reports on drinking habits across Britain

More details: Report, Scottish Daily Mail.

Friday 5th May

Study compares survival from heart failure and cancer in women and men in Scotland

More details: Study, The National, Scotsman.

 

Profiles indicator updates: w/b 29th April 2017

  • Health & Wellbeing Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 16+)
  • Mental Health Profile - Female mean mental wellbeing score
  • Mental Health Profile - Male mean mental wellbeing score
  • Mental Health Profile - Female mean life satisfaction score
  • Mental Health Profile - Male mean life satisfaction score
  • Mental Health Profile - Females problem drinking
  • Mental Health Profile - Males problem drinking
  • Mental Health Profile - Male common mental health problems
  • Mental Health Profile - Female common mental health problems
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 16+)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 16-34)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 16-64)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 35-64)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (adults 65+)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (men aged 16+)
  • Tobacco Control Profile - Smoking prevalence (women aged 16+)

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

 

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