News alerts: w/b 4th 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 6th February

Researchers develop a new genetic test to assess women with breast cancer for chemotherapy.

More details: Scottish Daily Mail p.31.

Waiting times for heart and lung disease tests have risen in Scotland.

More details: Scottish Daily Mail p.12Sunday Post pp.4-5.

FoI figures show trends in bed-blocking in hospitals in Scotland.

More details: BBC NewsEvening TimesSTV News.

Tuesday 7th February

Report on maternity services in the UK.

More details: Royal College of MidwivesBBC News, Daily Record p.6Herald p.1Scotsman p.1/6STV News.

Study assesses the health effects of e-cigarettes.

More details: Annals of Internal MedicineScotsman p.16.

Researchers study the effect of weight gain on risk of diabetes.

More details: Scottish Daily Mail p.22.

Wednesday 8th February

Figures show trends in uptake of bowel screening in Scotland.

More details: ISD (153Kb), CourierHerald.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 4th February 2017

  • Tobacco Control Profile, Post-partum smoking rates

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