Monday, January 24, 2022

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...

Marketers Brought in to Cure Highland Doctor Crisis

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MARKETING consultants from the Channel Islands have been hired in a bid to solve the GP recruitment crisis in the Highlands.The team will be paid more than £13,000 for a two-month contract to recruit...

Health Board Condemned for Night Discharges

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A SCOTTISH health board has been condemned after discharging almost 1,400 OAPs from hospital during the night.NHS Fife admitted that 1,363 patients aged over 65 were sent home between 9pm and 9am during 2013/14.Health...

10 year old Cancer sufferer Mackenzie goes back to school

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A BRAVE schoolgirl yesterday returned for her final year of primary school after completing pioneering treatment for cancer.Mackenzie Furniss became the first person in Scotland to undergo the stem cell treatment for her brain...

Boys Are Reckless, Say Experts

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ACCIDENT-prone boys are up to three times more likely to end up in A&E departments of Scottish hospitals compared to cautious girls.Experts claim boys are bigger risk takers than less adventurous girls and show...

Young Firefighter’s Battle For Heart Condition Awareness Reaches High Peaks

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A SCOTS firefighter who suffered a cardiac arrest at just 22 made it to the top of three of the UK’s highest mountains in 24 hours in a bid to raise awareness of undiagnosed...

World first as Scots hospital uses light against superbugs

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A SCOTTISH hospital ward will be the first in the world to use light in the battle against superbugs.The lighting system, which has taken a decade of research to develop, will be left on...

Hospital staff mislabel, misplace and mishandle cadavars

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BUNGLING hospital staff have been accused of “sheer negligence” after more than 40 dead bodies were ‘mishandled’ by the NHS over a five year period.Scotland's second largest health board NHS Lothian was forced to...

Childbirth is similar to being in a war zone – experts warn

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ALMOST 3500 mothers in Scotland suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after giving birth to their children every year, according to experts. Doctors believe, that like soldiers returning from war, women giving birth can suffer...

Scots narcolepsy victim takes her case to the London High Court

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A SCOTS teenager who falls asleep 30 times a day is joining a court class action to demand compensation from a pharmaceutical firm which made swine flu vaccine. Chloe Glasson received the vaccine in 2009...

Home at last: Scot who survived horror accident in Far East

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A SCOT given a 1% chance of survival after a horror accident abroad has returned home after astounding medics with his recovery. Kevin Skelly almost lost his life after the scooter crash in Taiwan two...

Arm Twist Nurse Struck Off

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A NURSE has been struck off he deliberately inflicted pain on an elderly care home resident by twisting his arm behind his back as he sat naked on a toilet. David McDade bent the arm...

“Disgraceful” NHS Lothian staff shortages could put lives at risk

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SICK and injured patients face a 40-mile round trip for accident and emergency treatment as a result of “disgraceful” staff shortages.Patients who would normally be rushed to A&E at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, face...

Thousands of pensioners discharged in middle of the night

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MORE than 5,000 elderly patients have been discharged from hospital in the middle of the night, shock new figures show.Records – obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats – revealed patients have left hospital care...
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