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Call for probe into ‘human tragedy’ of child’s water bug death at Scottish hospital

Health secretary Jeane Freeman has admitted she knew in September that the death of a child with cancer at Scotland’s flagship hospital, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, was linked to contaminated water. Anas Sarwar, the Scottish...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Mother whose baby suffered kidney infection decided to become nurse

A mother whose baby son was hospitalised by a kidney condition said the nursing staff who cared for him inspired her to enter the profession. Charlotte Scotland says she has found her calling as she prepares to receive a BSc in Adult Nursing from the...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Six-week NHS cooking courses help get families off ready meals and biscuits

A simple six-week NHS community cooking scheme helped families eat more healthily by turning them away from ready meals, sweets and biscuits, an academic study has found. The programme in Glasgow gave parents one cookery class per week and practical...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Cancer scare forces Lynsey Sharp to take a break from athletics

Lynsey Sharp has revealed that a cancer scare has forced her to take a break from athletics. The former European champion, 29, pulled out of last weekend’s Scottish cross-country championships in Kirkcaldy. But via Instagram, Sharp revealed she was...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

NHS Scotland needs major overhaul to make it ‘cost efficient’

The NHS in Scotland needs a fundamental review to help find more cash for patient care, a former health secretary said. Alex Neil questioned whether Scotland’s 15 regional health boards all need to have their own finance directors and HR departments....

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Fury as no one will stand trial over 2012 Legionnaires outbreak that killed four in Edinburgh

The proceedings have been dropped against final two firms. A BEREAVED partner has been left devastated on being told no firm will be prosecuted over the Capital’s Legionnaires outbreak of 2012. The deadly disease claimed four lives including labourer...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Child with cancer 'died from contaminated water infection at Scottish hospital'

An urgent investigation into allegations that a child cancer patient died as a result of contaminated water in a Glasgow hospital must be conducted by Scotland's health minister, it was demanded today. Scottish Labour's health spokesperson Monica...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Groundbreaking diabetes drug trial aims to revolutionise future treatment in Scotland

A groundbreaking drug trial that aims to revolutionise future treatment for type 1 diabetes has been launched in Scotland to mark World Diabetes Day. The pioneering initiative will see researchers from the University of Glasgow co-lead the study...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

NHS apology as Scots war hero, 97, forced to wait more than three hours in agony after horror fall

Ambulance bosses are to apologise to a 97-year-old Scottish war hero who was forced to wait more than three hours in agony after breaking his hip. Commander John Lorimer, thought to be the last survivor of one of the most courageous raids of the...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Complimentary therapies do more harm than good in visible breast cancer

Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm to themselves if they use therapies like ginger, garlic, hawthorn and horse chestnut to treat their lesions. Professor Maria João Cardoso, head breast...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Why we all need a sport: 1-in-5 Scots don’t walk for 20 minutes even once a month – Dr Catherine Calderwood

The science of sport will take centre stage this month with the Observatory for Sport in Scotland’s (OSS) national summit in Edinburgh, and it is to be welcomed, writes Dr Catherine Calderwood. We love sport for its highs and lows. We watched the...

Sunday, 08:47 in Health
 

Rail upgrades are needed to stay on track in tackling climate emergency – David Spaven

Since First Minister ­Nicola Sturgeon declared a ‘climate emergency’ in April, the political agenda has been ­moving inexorably – albeit too slowly – towards a radical transformation of Scottish transport investment priorities. Last month, a...

Sunday, 08:46 in Environment
 

National Transport Strategy key is in the data – Professor Alan Alexander

When it comes to ­transport, Scotland is no stranger to ­invention. After all, it was James Watt who revamped the steam engine in 1776, helping to spur on the Industrial Revolution and transform the world. Pedal bicycles, macadamised roads, pneumatic...

Sunday, 08:46 in Environment
 

Year of Coasts and Waters 2020: Line-up of events for celebration of Scotland's 'unrivalled shores' revealed

A nationwide tour by a 10-metre tall mythical sea goddess puppet, a coastal opera featuring modern-day mermaids singing at sunset, a six-month rowing relay and a seaweed festival on an uninhabited island will part of the first tourism drive focusing...

Sunday, 08:46 in Environment
 

Edinburgh World Heritage demands scaling back of Christmas market in Princes Street Gardens

The body charged with protecting Edinburgh's World Heritage site has demanded the city's controversial Christmas market be scaled back because of its impact on historic views across Princes Street Gardens. Edinburgh World Heritage has broken its...

Sunday, 08:46 in Environment
 


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