News alerts: w/b 28th October 2017

Please find below details of selected public health-related news stories that were reported in the above week. ScotPHO is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked news articles / publications and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Please note that some of the linked websites may require registration, subscription or payment to view articles. For new publications relating to health protection and for updates on infectious disease and other outbreaks, please see the Health Protection Scotland website.

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Saturday 28th October

Study links deprivation to higher levels of mental health difficulties in primary school children in Glasgow.

More details:Journal article, Scotsman

Monday 30th October

Scottish Government announces nationwide roll out of support for young first time mothers through the Family Nurse Partnership.

More details: Press Release, Scotsman, Courier

Health Scotland reports on the effect of food promotions.

More details: Report, Scottish Daily Mail

Tuesday 31st October

ISD publishes a range of statistics:

More details: ISD Scotland.

These include:

  • Cancer Mortality
  • Infant feeding.

Wednesday 1st November

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland publishes it's annual report.

More details: Report, Herald

FoI figures show success rates of NHS schemes to reduce obesity levels

More details: Evening Times

Profiles indicator updates: w/b 28th October 2017

  •  No profile indicator updates in this week.

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