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Scots councils urgently need more mental health officers

The shortfall in the number of mental health officers working in Scotland’s councils reached its highest level last year, according to a new report.

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Scientists are a step closer to developing a test for early-stage Parkinson's disease. Picture: PA

Scientists close on test for early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Scientists are a step closer to developing a test for early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

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With 72,000 children across Scotland currently receiving treatment for asthma, there are fears that a lack of proper management of the condition was causing problems. Picture: Chris Rogers

Lack of Scots asthma care causes ‘unacceptable’ death rates

Lack of basic care for asthma patients has been blamed for “unacceptable” levels of avoidable deaths as new research reveals the condition costs the NHS in Scotland more than £97.5 million a year.

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Pancreatic cancer survivor Noreen Leighton. Picture: contributed

Scots scientists lead cancer resistance trial

A drug that could make cancer cells more responsive to treatment is being trialled in Scotland for the first time.

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DermalClinic. Picture: Contributed

Scottish spa treatment: DermalClinic, Edinburgh

Radiant skin is just a flick of a switch away with an Ionzyme Facial at DermalClinic, Edinburgh

Health
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.

Lifestyle
Researchers from QMU spoke to people drinking nearly ten times the recommended weekly alcohol limit. Picture: iStockphoto/Getty

Alcohol price plan ‘will harm biggest drinkers’

Plans to put a minimum price on alcohol could lead to an initial spike in hospital admissions among the heaviest drinkers, researchers claim.

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Cystic fibrosis pioneer, Dr Robert Ryan. Picture: Contributed

Leading scientist suspended amid ‘research misconduct’ investigation

One of Scotland’s most decorated young scientists is under investigation for misconduct amid allegations he falsified and duplicated crucial research, a Scotland on Sunday investigation can reveal.

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Tragic teen footballer saves two lives with organ donation

A 13-year-old boy who died after collapsing during a football training session has saved two lives by donating his organs.

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Smokers are being sought for a health study on the effects of vaping. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Smokers sought for study on safety of e-cigarettes

Smokers in Tayside are being urged to take part in a major study to discover whether vaping is more healthy than traditional cigarettes.

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A simple ingredient used in cheap paint could help to repair broken bones, Scottish scientists say.

Cheap paint ingredient paves way to repairing broken bones

A simple ingredient used in cheap paint could help to repair broken bones, Scottish scientists say.

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How much coffee we drink, and how much the caffeine affects us, may be down to genetic differences, the study has found. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Scientists identify gene that cuts coffee urges

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption.

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Barbara Hazzard, from Blackburn, who was left by hospital staff to walk home alone at 3am. Pictures SWNS

OAP forced to walk home from hospital at 3am in dressing gown and slippers

An investigation has been launched after a grandmother was forced to walk home from hospital in just her dressing gown, nightie and slippers in the middle of the night.

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Global superbug response needs $5bn each year, experts predict.

Scots experts say £4bn fund needed to tackle superbugs

The fight against drug-resistant superbugs requires a global fund of nearly £4 billion per year, experts have said.

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Study finds feedback to GPs reduces harm caused by side effects of drugs. Picture: Contributed

GP feedback could reduce ‘high risk’ prescribing

Regular reviews of how doctors give out prescription drugs could significantly lower the risk of dangerous side effects, a major study of Scottish GP practices has found.

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Drunken attacks on emergency services staff are no longer a weekend phenomenon'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Third of emergency service staff victims of drunken violence

One in three emergency service workers has been subjected to physical abuse while responding to an alcohol-related incident, according to a survey.

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Global superbug response needs $5bn each year, experts predict.

Lizzy Buchan: Women should not be afraid to discuss HRT

New research suggesting the risks around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have been underestimated is likely to cause a few hearts to sink.

Opinion
Sister Ellie, 7, Jordan and mum Angela. Picture: Cancer Research UK

Ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore fronts cancer campaign

Former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore who battled skin cancer twice has been chosen to launch Stand up to Cancer in Scotland.

Charities
Prof Jill Pell believes lack of vitaman D is plausible reason for increase in learning disabilities among children conceived during winter months.

Vitamin D ‘linked’ to learning disabilities, Scots scientists say

Low vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children, research suggests.

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Scottish golfer Stephen McAllister helps launch the new health drive. Picture: Lenny Warren

Scots golfers warned of increased skin cancer risk

Golfers in Scotland are being warned of their increased risk of skin cancer in a major new health drive.

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