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.
FoI figures show trends in bed-blocking in hospitals in Scotland.
Tuesday 7th February
Report on maternity services in the UK.
Study assesses the health effects of e-cigarettes.
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.
Profiles indicator updates: w/b 4th February 2017
- Tobacco Control Profile, Post-partum smoking rates
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