Health & Wellbeing

David Tennant closes Glasgow Film Festival with RD Laing biopic

David Tennant drew the Glasgow Film Festival to a close as he unveiled his portrayal of a hugely controversial Scottish psychiatrist.

The Assault Bikes fan creates extra resistance. Picture: PA

5 growing exercise trends to look out for in 2017

To ensure lasting results, the way we exercise is going to come under much greater scrutiny, writes Abi Jackson

Val McDermkd took part in a workshop with scientists & medical experts before writing the Radio 4 thriller "Resistance."

Real-life concerns of scientists inspire Val McDermid drama on deadly outbreak

Leading Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has written a new BBC drama about an apocalyptic epidemic - based on the real-life concerns of scientists.

New study is said to be the first with conclusive evidence on the effects of vaping

Leader comment: Maximise the good vaping does

The vast growth of the e-cigarette industry has prompted much discussion about just how safe it is. While the ruinous health effects of tobacco are widely established, there has been an ambiguity surrounding the risks – or indeed, the benefits – of vaping as a substitute.

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Spa Spy: Dermapen, Collagen Induction and Scar Repair Therapy at Aesthetica, Edinburgh

Micro-needling to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, but without the side effects of lasers and peels

T2 Trainspotting is released on Friday,

NHS chiefs thank Danny Boyle for T2 tribute

Hospital bosses have thanked T2 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle after he singled them out for praise - for saving the life of a key crew member.

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Geoff Ellis says he is determined T in the Park will make a comeback.

T in the Park chief says he wants to take the event back to Strathallan

The boss of T in the Park has broken his silence over the cancellation of next year’s festival to declare he wants to take the event back to Strathallan.
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Lily Jencks at the London Maggies Centre. Picture: Debra Hurford

Lily Jencks on success of Maggie’s Centres 20 years on

Lily Jencks was just 15 when her mother Maggie died. A year later in 1996, the first cancer care centre bearing her name opened. Two decades on and there are now 20 Maggie’s Centres around the UK and abroad. Lily talks to Janet Christie about her inspirational mother and the ongoing work to ensure people don’t lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.

A tiny copepod which has ingested microbeads from a facewash. The beads are seen shining blue. Picture: Contributed

MPs call for national ban on microbeads in cosmetics

The UK should impose a national ban on plastic microbeads being used in cosmetic products because of the threat they pose to marine life, human health and the environment, according to MPs.

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Enjoying some festival down time at the Radisson Blu Hotel spa, Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Scottish spa treatment: Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

A stress busting 90-minute treat in the heart of Edinburgh is just the ticket

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Scottish spa treatment: The Shore Clinic, Edinburgh

You are sure to be relaxed after a couple’s massage at The Shore Clinic, Edinburgh

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Massge and facial with Emanuela at Gaia, Union Yoga. Picture: Contributed

Scottish spa treatment: Scents of Wonder, Union Yoga, Edinburgh

Choose a treatment to suit your mood with a massage and facial at Union Yoga, Edinburgh

PURE have launched a new city centre venue in Edinburghs Apex hotel on Waterloo Place. Picture: David Springford

Scottish spa treatment: PURE Spa Booster Facial and Massage

This massage and facial from PURE Spa will leave you feeling fresh and relaxed

Edinburgh-MD and chartered chemist David McMillan is running a centre of excellence in medical device firm LifeScan. Picture: Contributed

Monday interview: David McMillan, MD of LifeScan Scotland

LifeScan begins at 50 for boss of worldwide diabetes company

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Visits to A&E linked to energy drinks have doubled in four years

Energy drinks ‘should be banned for the under-16s’

The sale of energy drinks to children under 16 should be banned following studies linking them to a range of health complaints and risky behaviour, according to a report.

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A study has found that physical activity has less impact on those who are naturally fit

Unfit benefit most from exercise, says Scots study

The health benefits of being physically active are far greater for people who are “naturally” unfit, according to scientists at the University of Glasgow.

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Andy Murray credits yoga with helping him recover from persistent back pain. Picture: Getty Images

Andy Murray reveals yoga helped him recover from back surgery

Andy Murray revealed that he has turned to pilates and a yoga style favoured by dancers to prolong his career after back surgery.

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The Buff Concept manicure you can file under success

This cool Scandi-chic nail bar in Edinburgh will take care of your manicure in style


Aesthetica’s semi-permanent eyebrow treatment gives a look that lasts

Cosmetic tattooing sounds drastic, but this semi-permanent eyebrow make-up worked a treat

Female employees are now expecting more from their workplaces. Picture: Kieferpix

Women’s job satisfaction drops to same level as men

Job satisfaction among women has dramatically declined in Britain since the early 1990s, a study has found – shattering the concept of the “contented female worker”.

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