News alerts: w/b 8th July 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 10th July

The Scottish school leavers cohort: linkage of education data to routinely collected health records is published online

More details: BMJ.

U.S. Study on worldwide physical activity using smartphone data published

More details: Study, Stanford, Press Release, BBC.

Tuesday 11th July

ISD publishes a range of statistics:

More details: ISD Scotland.

These include:

  • Scottish Stroke Care Audit

Mental Welfare Commission reports on homelessness and mental ill health in Scotland

More details: Report (610Kb), MW, The National, Scotsman, STV News.

Wednesday 12th July

NRS publishes updated migration tables to include migration estimates for 2016

More details: NRS.

Thursday 13th July

ScotPHO publishes Burden of Disease update

More details: ScotPHO, Health Scotland news release, Herald, Scotsman, STV News.

Public Health England publishes Health Profile for England

More details: PHE.

Friday 14th July

UK Government launches new drug strategy

More details: Press release, BBC News.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 8th July 2017

  • Tobacco profiles - Tobacco retailers per 1,000 population

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


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