News archive from 4 March 2013

Record three million in UK have diabetes

Record three million in UK have diabetes

A record three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in Britain, according to research. The figure – equivalent to 4.6 per cent of the UK population – is growing and experts warned it was a “grim staging post ­towards a public health...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 

Confusion over new salt research

“Salt is GOOD for you,” according to claims in the Daily Mail. The newspaper challenged conventional health advice by suggesting that “eating more could even lower the chances of heart disease”. However, these claims are somewhat unjustified as they...

 
NHS boards ‘must do more’ on needless deaths

NHS boards ‘must do more’ on needless deaths

TOUGH questions must be asked about the quality of patient care in Scotland to avoid the NHS being hit by major failures, a former health board chairman has said. Brian Cavanagh, former chair of NHS Lothian, said non-executive members of NHS boards...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 

More evidence for Mediterranean diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet “can reduce the risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure”, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. Mediterranean diets are typically high in fruit and vegetables, low in meat and use...

 

Obesity gene linked to deadly skin cancer risk

A GENE linked to obesity and over-eating may also increase the risk of the most deadly form of skin cancer, research has shown. People with a particular DNA modification within the FTO gene may be more likely to develop malignant melanoma. Previous...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 

£2.1m for system to monitor NHS performance

A DATA system being introduced across NHS Scotland should help identify areas where improvement is needed, health secretary Alex Neil has said. Funding of £2.1 million will be invested in the new system which measures the performance of health boards...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 
Papal vote preparations start in earnest at Vatican

Papal vote preparations start in earnest at Vatican

The idea is to have the new pope elected during next week and officially installed several days later so he can preside over the Holy Week ceremonies starting with Palm Sunday on March 24 and culminating in Easter the following Sunday. The general...

 

£2.1m injection to ‘help improve NHS’

A DATA system being introduced across NHS Scotland should help identify areas where improvement is needed, health secretary Alex Neil has said. Funding of £2.1 million will be invested in the new system which measures the performance of health boards...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Health
 

Can Russia Modernise? Sistema, Power Networks And Informal Governance

Modernisation in the West's political parlance can mean almost anything from the unhindered plundering of another country's natural resources to the much in vogue "regime change." Yet in this book Alena Ledeneva, singles out the three...

 
Edinburgh and Glasgow could join forces for events

Edinburgh and Glasgow could join forces for events

VisitScotland is predicting that Edinburgh and Glasgow will regularly be joining forces to stage major events and conferences over the next decade. Chairman Mike Cantlay said the new facilities being completed in the two cities, combined with improved...

 
Brian Ferguson: Failed film plans are horror show

Brian Ferguson: Failed film plans are horror show

THE relatively recent history of Edinburgh is littered with what one would generously describe as pipe-dreams. It's pretty wearying stuff when you begin to add them up from the last couple of decades. Teardrop-shaped hotels in the middle of the Forth,...

 
NORTH LONDON CRUNCH: TOTTENHAM 2 - ARSENAL 1

NORTH LONDON CRUNCH: TOTTENHAM 2 - ARSENAL 1

ARSENE WENGER was first down the tunnel yesterday – and now finds himself in one with no light at the end of it. This defeat looks like ensuring that what was ­already a disappointing season becomes a dismal one. Goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
NEIL LENNON UP FOR CUP

NEIL LENNON UP FOR CUP

NEIL LENNON saluted his Celtic players after Saturday's 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final win over St Mirren ensured their fight for silverware continues. With Celtic heading virtually unchallenged to another SPL crown,...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
MURRAY STEELS SHOW FOR STAGS

MURRAY STEELS SHOW FOR STAGS

MANSFIELD'S ‘Man of Steel' James Murray forged a battling victory over bottom club Telford to take the Stags third in the Blue Square Bet Premier. Matt Green's 49th-minute winner sealed the Stags' ninth win in 10 matches but it was his Captain Marvel...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
PLYMOUTH 2 - BARNET 1: RONAN HAILS HOME HELP

PLYMOUTH 2 - BARNET 1: RONAN HAILS HOME HELP

RONAN MURRAY says the Home Park faithful could be Plymouth's trump card in staving off the threat of relegation. Despite scrapping for their survival, only Bradford and Rotherham boast better ­average home attendances. Home Park's gate was boosted to...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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