Friday, February 26, 2021

New drug may help prevent miscarriages

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The University of Edinburgh is developing a new drug to help women who have suffered repeated miscarriages maintain their pregnancy. The researchers at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh – supported by the University of Edinburgh...

Scientists make breakthrough in pursuit of printing artificial organs

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SCOTS scientists have made a huge breakthrough in the pursuit of printing artificial organs. Scientists at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt team have been wrestling with the problem of supporting the live cells used to make the organs...

Study highlights how smoking affects the brain

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A RECENT study by the University of Edinburgh has uncovered new findings which show the effects smoking has on the brain. The study shows that people who smoke have a thinner outer cortex of the...

Health board asks Google to stop giving complaint dept as main number

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SCOTLAND’S biggest health board has asked Google to stop listing its complaints department as the main telephone number in search results. Greater Glasgow and Clyde took the step after frustrated callers expecting to get the...

Older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy without harming survival chances, study finds

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Older women with breast cancer could avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival according to scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The international study found that older women with early breast cancer who are...

Edinburgh researchers find sugar solution reduces the risk of osteoarthritis

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Edinburgh University scientists have found that sugar may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis developing people who undergo orthopaedic surgery every year. The disease, which occurs when cartilage at the ends of bones wears away, leading...

31 NHS staff suing own health board

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A STRUGGLING NHS board has been hit with £17m in negligence claims - almost a third of them lodged by their own staff.According to the latest figures, NHS Fife is facing 77 claims of...

Dementia rates higher for people living further north

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THE RISK of developing dementia depends on how far north a person lives, new research has found. New statistics have revealed that middle-aged Scots living in the Grampian area are more likely to develop the...

Third death at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from C-diff infection

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A third patient has died from the C-diff infection at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The infected patient was said to be very unwell from another illness for which they were receiving treatment. There have been 14 cases...

Scotsmen closing the life expectancy gap on women

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SCOTS men who want to live as long as women are in for some good news - the gap in life expectancy is gradually narrowing.And this is because the number of men dying from...

More than half of Scotland’s health boards failed to meet cancer waiting targets

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Half of the Scotland's health boards failed to meet cancer referral waiting times according to new figures released today. The findings emerged in the Scottish government's final quarterly report on cancer waiting times. The report shows...

Video shows elated student with clean bill of health

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A STUDENT has been praised for tackling taboos after he appeared in an online video getting the results of a sex disease test. Robbie Kent, 18, is seen waiting pensively by the phone as an...

NHS Scotland’s epilepsy services leading the rest of the UK

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A UK-wide epilepsy report has found epilepsy services in Scotland are improving and even outperforming the rest of the UK. The report, produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), reveals that...

Huge rise in shock therapy without permission

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THE number of Scots receiving electric shock therapy without their consent has rocketed by over 50% in the past five years. A total of 1,381 patients received ECT in 2013 without consent compared with 755...

Edinburgh uni study sheds light on diseases caused by immune system fault

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Scientists from Edinburgh University have discovered how a gene mutation can lead to diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the body by mistake. Researchers found that a mutation in the gene – called...

Fight against antibiotic resistance steps up

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Public and health care professionals across Scotland are being asked to make a pledge to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The Antibiotic Guardian UK-wide pledge campaign is part of this...

Hairdresser holds natural beauty photoshoot

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A HAIRDRESSER has persuaded six pals to pose in their underwear in a bid to challenge fashion industry stereotypes.Emma Diamond, who stripped off herself, wanted to show photographs of normal women’s bodies without any...

Top website condemned over “neanderthal” portrayal of Glasgow food scene

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AN influential website has been condemned for its “neanderthal” video guide to Glasgow and its food. The Vice documentary - which has been viewed 160,000 times - shows a subtitled, Buckfast-swigging chef swearing as he...

Millions owed to nurses in pay bungles

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NHS nursing staff are owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay claims going back six years by bungling Scottish health boards.Reviews into nurses’ pay have found that, despite rule changes in 2008, nursing...

Staff shortages at major hospital could pose risk to patients

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PATIENTS at a major Scottish hospital are at potentially “significant risk" as a result of staff shortages in accident and emergency.The standard of care for cancer patients and the elderly at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary...
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