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cancer

posted on 24/04/2014 10:30:20

- Italian study predicts cancer deaths in seven EU countries. Scotsman p.10, Herald p.8

- Dundee researcher Dr Alison Harrow discusses why many women fail to take their breast cancer drugs. Scottish Daily Mail p.8

- NICE consults on the breast cancer drug trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla). BBC News     

older people

posted on 24/04/2014 10:28:47

- Institute for Public Policy Research predicts a shortfall in family carers for older people. BBC News, Scottish Daily Mail p.21     

pharmacies

posted on 24/04/2014 10:27:53

- a pharmacy group takes NHS Grampian to court over decision on dispensing GPs. Herald p.5     

obesity

posted on 24/04/2014 10:26:15

- MSP Liz Smith calls for a review of Scottish Government policy on playpark facilities. Courier     

alcohol

posted on 24/04/2014 10:25:18

- survey finds that drinking can make some people overeat. BBC News, Scottish Daily Mail p.11

- Cardiff study links alcohol price rise with a reduction in violence. Scotsman p.18   

asthma

posted on 24/04/2014 10:24:30

- MHRA consults on keeping spare asthma inhalers in schools. BBC News     

pharmaceutical industry

posted on 24/04/2014 10:23:37

- feature on the costs of developing new drugs. BBC News     

drugs

posted on 24/04/2014 10:22:54

- French study finds that cannabis can lead to heart problems in some users. Scotsman p.2, CBS News     

hospital staff

posted on 23/04/2014 15:52:40

- health secretary Alex Neil says details of senior staff should be displayed at hospital entrances. Evening Times     

carers

posted on 23/04/2014 15:52:00

- Scottish Government provides more funding for holidays for carers and families. Scottish Government news release     

smoking

posted on 23/04/2014 15:51:16

- roadshow demonstrating the harm caused by second-hand smoke visits Edinburgh. Evening News p.13     

ambulance services

posted on 23/04/2014 15:50:19

- an ambulance service in Cornwall failed to meet weekend demand due to lack of staff. BBC News     

pharmaceutical industry

posted on 23/04/2014 15:49:29

- Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline swap assets and combine their consumer health units. BBC News     

men's health

posted on 23/04/2014 15:48:29

- Edinburgh study finds men's health is linked to testosterone exposure in the womb. Evening News p.16, University of Edinburgh news release     

migraine

posted on 23/04/2014 15:47:26

- US researchers develop a combination drug treatment for migraine. Daily Mail     

nutrition

posted on 23/04/2014 15:46:22

- British Heart Foundation says over a third of UK people can't afford to eat healthily. Courier     

religion

posted on 23/04/2014 11:12:08

- FoI figures show Scottish health boards' spending on chaplaincy services. Herald p.5     

cosmetic surgery

posted on 23/04/2014 11:11:20

- FoI figures show numbers of under-18s getting cosmetic surgery in the NHS in Scotland. Scottish Daily Mail p.1/4     

NHS in Wales

posted on 23/04/2014 11:10:41

- investigation reports on MP Ann Clwyd's complaints about her husband's treatment. BBC News     

hospital infection

posted on 23/04/2014 11:10:01

- a ward at Borders General Hospital has been closed due to norovirus. BBC News, NHS Borders news release     
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