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Dr Tracey Baird: Integrative approach is essential in managing neurological conditions

It is estimated that as many as one million adults in Scotland are living with a wide range of complex and life-changing neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and Huntington’s disease as well, as those affected by cerebral...

Scotsman, today, 06:53
 

James Cant: Playing a vital role at the heart of new research into circulatory disease

What connects heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes? Your circulatory system, and BHF-funded research. Despite what our name might suggest, at British Heart Foundation Scotland we’re not all about hearts. Our work covers so much more...

Scotsman, today, 06:53
 

'We're in love but never have sex'

Some 18% of respondents under the age of 30 have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year, a survey of 2,000 people on websites Mumsnet and Gransnet has found. Among all ages, the figure was 29%. We meet three couples who, while madly in love,...

BBC, today, 03:40
 
'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or...

BBC, today, 02:57
 
Are drink-driving limits too high?

Are drink-driving limits too high?

Have you ever decided to drive your car after a few drinks and wondered whether you were close to the limit - if it was safe? If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can drink a surprising amount of alcohol before you go above the...

BBC, yesterday, 13:06
 

Emoji jukebox on song to help young people talk about feelings

An emoji-powered jukebox has been created to help young people talk about how they are feeling. SeeMe is launching the initiative after new research revealed only around a quarter (26 per cent) of young people aged 12-26 would tell someone if they...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:17
 

Yoghurts with highest sugar content are organic brands

Organic yoghurts are among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, new research suggests. An analysis of more than 900 different yoghurts found organic varieties had the highest sugar content, according to a study published in journal BMJ Open. Fewer...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:17
 

Half of patients waiting too long for physio appointments

More than half of people in Scotland who need physio or occupational therapy are waiting too long for an NHS appointment, new figures have revealed. ISD Scotland statistics have shown just 49.9 per cent of musculoskeletal patients got an appointment...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:17
 
NHS fees for maternity care 'putting migrant mothers at risk'

NHS fees for maternity care 'putting migrant mothers at risk'

Migrant mothers and their babies are being put at risk because they are too frightened of incurring large debts and falling victim to the so-called hostile environment immigration policy to access vital medical care, a report has found. Migrant...

Guardian, Tuesday, 11:58
 

Darren McGarvey: Politicans must be honest about everyone’s mental health problems

Last week, Scottish Conservatives party leader Ruth Davidson revealed she has no desire to become UK Prime Minister. But Davidson’s announcement came with a personal admission that her decision was informed, not by a political calculation, but an...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 08:18
 
Watchdog calls for warnings on DNA testing sites

Watchdog calls for warnings on DNA testing sites

The fertility regulator has called for DNA testing websites to warn customers about the risks of uncovering traumatic family secrets and underlying health traits. Sites such as Ancestry.com, 23andMe and DNA.com offer customers the chance to discover...

Guardian, Tuesday, 06:34
 
40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

Genetic links to anxiety and depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced. Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (Glad) study. It is...

Guardian, Tuesday, 06:34
 

Scotland’s ‘invisible man’ welcomes new drug to fight eczema

An eczema sufferer who was labelled the “invisible-man” by hospital staff, after being regularly covered in bandages has welcomed the Scottish Medicines Consortium decision to approve the first drug to treat severe atopic dermatitis. Geoff Mitchell...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:17
 

People ‘fall into four personality types’

Human beings can be sorted into four personality types depending on how strongly certain traits – from neuroticism to openness – feature in their character, according to a new study. Scientists have long disputed whether people can be accurately...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:17
 

Scheme helps football fans choose healthier lifestyles over a pie and Bovril

A scheme to improve the fitness of football fans has had a long-term positive impact on their health. The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) initiative was first piloted eight years ago in a link-up between The SPFL Trust, University of Glasgow and 13...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 06:17
 


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