News alerts: w/b 6th May 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 8th May

Survey shows that over half of electronic cigarette users are ex-smokers

More details: ASH study; BBC News

Thursday 11th May

Poverty linked to increased harm from alcohol

More details: Lancet Public Health paper; BBC News

Survey explores paediatricians' views on the impact of poverty on child health

More details:  RCPH and CPAG news release; The Scotsman


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 6th May 2017

  • Health and Wellbeing Profile - Patients with a psychiatric hospitalisation.

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


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