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Scots Men Get the Issue of Moobs Off Their Chests in Time for Summer - Male Surgery in Scotland Sees 80 Per Cent Growth

Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group has revealed that despite the drooping economy Scots men are opting to perk themselves up this summer by booking in for moob removal surgery and finally getting their insecurities off their chests. GLASGOW, Scotland, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Transform Cosmetic ...

Carestream Health Wins Orders for Eleven DR Systems In Scotland

Carestream Health has won orders to supply a total of eleven DR systems to Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Fife Health Boards, building further on the company's recent successes in Europe. Geneva (Vocus) March 30, 2009 -- Carestream Health has won orders to supply a...

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

BMA Scotland has renewed its calls for a public debate on the need for a system of presumed consent for organ donation. The call comes in the event of the launching of National Transplant Week (7-14 July 2007). With waiting lists for organs at an all time high, and with the gap between the...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

BMA Scotland today [Monday 25 June 2007] published a five point plan to tackle Scotlands alcohol problem. The five demands where highlighted in a new paper published by BMA Scotland on the opening day of the BMAs annual UK conference in Torquay. Alcohol kills six people every day in Scotla...

Doctors in Scotland Prescribe Homeopathic or Herbal Remedies

60% of doctors’ surgeries in Scotland prescribe homeopathic or herbal remedies and the Researchers call for critical review, especially of prescribing to babies and young// children. The results of the study of nearly two million patients were published in the December issue of the British Journal ...

Radiotherapy Centers in Scotland Undergo Inspection

Inspection of Scotland's radiotherapy centers will be conducted to ensure that similar incidents like the devastating overdose administered // to teenager Lisa Norris, who died last week, does not happen again, An official report released yesterday stated that Lisa, 16, from Girvan, had become the...

Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland on the rise

According to statistics, there is a significant rise in the number of deaths linked with alcohol in several health board areas in Scotland.// In 2005, the numbers were 177 in Argyll and Clyde, 76 in Fife and 184 in Lanarkshire. The Scottish Executive figures reveal that there is a 20% increas...

Nutritional Screening in Scotland Hospitals Needs Improvement

The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS) review of the performance of the 14 boards against standards drawn up in 2003 for food, fluid and nutritional care finds// too little progress is being made too slowly. The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland had issued advice including recommendations ...

Survey Shows That Nurses In Scotland Are A Bullied Lot

The survey poll that was conducted by the nursing union of the Royal College of Nursing, RCN in Scotland has found bullying and harassment a continuing problem in// healthcare. Stating that their findings were shocking, they said 21% of nurses have suffered abuse from fellow staff and manager...

Docs In Scotland Want Cigarette Buying Permissible Only To People Aged 18 And Over

Doctors in Scotland are calling for an increase in the age from 16 to 18 to be able to legally buy cigarettes. This is the latest attempt to deter young people// from getting hooked on cigarettes. This call was made at the opening of the annual conference of BMA Scotland. A report released o...

Outbreak Of T.B In Scotland Takes Its Toll On Three

Health authorities have announced yesterday that three elderly people have died after an outbreak of tuberculosis at a care home for the elderly//. They also told about the fourth resident at the home is recovering after being diagnosed with TB last October. The statement of NHS Lanarkshire s...

Pensioners In Scotland Being Denied Free Care

Around 200 elderly people in the Argyll and Bute Council area are not receiving personal care, which is their legal right, it has emerged//. Labour MSP Jackie Baillie said that the council's attitude was appalling and asked for social workers to investigate. Argyll and Bute Council said it ha...

Hospitals In Scotland Not Diagnosing DVT Properly

According to a report by the public services watchdog, the hospitals in Scotland are failing to properly diagnose the clinical presentations of patients with potentially// fatal condition known as ‘Deep vein thrombosis’ (DVT), wherein a blood clot develops in the vein, usually in the leg. An ...

BMA Scotland Blasts 'Sensational Headlines' Over GPs Pay

BMA Scotland has defended the hike in salaries offered to GPs after negative publicity over the move resulted in a backlash with critics claiming //that the wage hikes were responsible for NHS deficits. The new GP contracts were introduced in 2004 and since then salaries have increased by 25 pe...

Poultry Workers in Scotland to Be Vaccinated For Bird Flu

Following discovery of the lethal bird flu strain in a swan in Fife, Scotland health officials are making the best possible efforts to get all poultry workers vaccinated//. This would offer protection against the seasonal bird flu. It is believed that provision of seasonal bird flu jabs to the ...

Bird Flu Swan In Scotland Was A Migratory Bird

The dead swan found in Scotland is the only bird to have shown the H5N1 virus bird flu in the UK. No other birds have been identified with the infection and health // officials are now confident that the bird was a migratory one and not a native species. This has calmed fears of a pandemic in the c...

‘No Smoking’ Ban in Public Places Will free Scotland From The "sick man" Sobriqut

The Scots will wake up to a fresh dawn tomorrow - A ban that prohibits smoking in public places will be activated at the crack of dawn// on Sunday. Scotland will also go down into the annals of British history, to be the first part of Britain to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and workplaces. Poss...

Children In Scotland Denied Access To Dental Care

The free dental services rendered to Scotland children, could soon come to an end, warn Dentists, who are unhappy about the allowances, handed out by ministers. // Dental practices in Scotland yield a considerable amount of additional revenue , provided there are enough number of registered NHS pat...

Elders in Scotland Inappropriately Charged For Free Food

Elders in Scotland are being wrongly charged for free services such as making a cup of tea or toast, revealed a survey conducted by charity Age Concern Scotland//. Legally, such food preparation techniques that fall under free personal care should be delivered free of cost. The thirteen counc...

Generation Scotland To Examine Relation Between Lifestyle, Genetics and Health

Researchers in Scotland are planning to recruit 50,000 people as a part of a large study called as Generation Scotland. The study aims to examine the relationship // between lifestyle and genetics as regards the health of an individual. The study is to be spread over two decades and is one of t...

State-of-the-art Heart and lung unit at Scotland by 2007

Scotland will have a state-of-the-art heart and lung treatment centre at Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank, which will centralise heart and lung surgery for patients across the west of Scotland.// As the largest specialist unit in the UK, it will also be a national centre for heart transplant...

More Drug Addicts In Scotland Seek Treatment

The increased investment made by the Government in treating drug addicts is beginning to yield results in Scotland, with as many as 14,000 new drug users seeking treatment in 2004. Heroin users accounted for 8,000 of this figure. //This amounts to a 10% increase in the number of people trying to ge...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

A new survey suggests that one in ten patients pick up secondary infection like MRSA at the hospitals in Scotland while being treated. The study found 9.5 per cent of people in acute hospitals had a healthcare associated infection (HAI) and it cost the health service 183m a year. Health Secret...

Pregnancy and Alcohol - a Dangerous Cocktail Warns BMA Scotland

Heavy drinking by pregnant women can cause disorders in their children, says the BMA. These include learning and physical disabilities and behavioural problems which are part of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders [FASD] and can drastically impact on the lives of the individual and those around them....

Sewage Swamps River in Scotland

The so-called first world seems to be catching up fast with the third world whether it is infant mortality rates or sewage connection.// Only last fortnight it was reported that Galway, the third largest city in Ireland was reeling under a major water crisis, with scores taking ill because of w...

A New Plan to Restrict Cardiovascular Diseases in Scotland

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a set of guidelines that are aimed at averting 7,200 deaths and 27,000 cardiovascular complaints// like heart attacks and strokes in the next five years. The plan aims to provide preventive treatment to about 500,000 people cons...

Conference on Drink and Drug Abuse in Scotland

More than 250 experts have got together for a conference on drink and drug abuse in Scotland. This is just the curtain raiser, of what is going to be a year long deliberation on the issue. // Scotland's Futures Forum was instituted in 2005 by the parliament's corporate body to ascertain the ke...

A Computer Network Contract For NHS Approved In Scotland

In Scotland,the health minister, Andy Kerr,has announced a computer network for the NHS, that would cost £300 million. // The contract has been signed with a consortium of IT companies comprising of Atos Origin, BT, IBM, and another IT firm, Sopra Newell & Budge, and will provide the NHS wit...

Drug-Related Death Drop In Scotland

General Register Office statistics show that drug deaths in Scotland have dropped to a eight-year low. There were 336 fatalities from drugs in Scotland in 2005 compared with 356 in 2004.// "Every death associated with drug misuse is a tragedy and reminds us that drug abuse is a blight on the l...

Anthrax Kills Man In Scotland

Christopher "Pascal" Norris, who died in July, is thought to be the first man to have died of anthrax in more than two decades in Scotland. NHS Borders revealed that Norris'// home had been cordoned off. Norris died on 8 July in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and later tests conducted showed that he had...

Dental Hygiene Found Wanting In Children Of Poorer Communities In Scotland

A National research that was conducted in Scotland has found that the children in the poorer communities are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay.// The research that was conducted by the National Dental Inspection Programme 2005 has shown that 64% of children in the most deprived areas...

Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland

A new campaign has been launched yesterday for the betterment of the lives of thousands of people hindered by rheumatoid arthritis in the midst of a growing concern about the need for specialists// and easy accessibility for treatment in Scotland. Charities, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis ...

Anorexia Cause of Concern in Scotland

Scotland is providing all the care and support for those suffering from anorexia. Murray Duncanson, chief operating officer, Primary Care Organisation, NHS Lothian//, said that all measures are being taken to boost services who suffer from eating disorder. Scottish health Executive said that he...

Step up the legal age for smoking, says BMA Scotland

With a view to deterring youngsters from smoking, the Doctors' representative body BMA Scotland has urged the government to raise the legal age to smoke from the present 16 to 18. According to the BMA chairman//, Dr Peter Terry, this would help in putting-off youngsters from smoking. Though t...

Needles Given To Drug Addicts Go Missing In Scotland

Statistics released by the Scottish Executive show that around 2.9 million clean needles were dispensed for drug users, but only 1.9 million were returned thus sparking a shortage of a million needles and concerns over hepatitis C as well. // ...

Plans Of Recruiting Pas From America Causes Displeasure In Scotland

A delegation comprising of senior doctors, members of the Scottish Executive and cash-strapped NHS health boards are in San Francisco for up to a fortnight// at cost of taxpayers to try to hire 20 physicians' assistants. They are trying to recruit staff under a controversial new plan to combat the ...

Medical Education Becomes Dearer In Scotland

After India now it is time for the medical students in Scotland to voice their opinion against the hike in their fees. British students held demonstrations //outside the Scottish Parliament to show their disapproval. The students said that the fees of up to £2,700 were very much close to the top-up...

Bird Flu Restrictions To Be Lifted In Scotland

Scotland announced on Saturday that she would lift her surveillance zone for wild birds as planned on Monday, almost a month after a dead swan// was found to have the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu. The restrictions that were aimed at stopping the spread of the deadly bird flu virus in Scotlan...

Measles Rate Shoot Up among Nursery Children in Scotland

In Scotland after the MMR vaccination scare in 1990 the vaccination rates fell sharply. This led to the increase in measles rate among the nursery children. Hence the health// officials are urging the parents to take the MMR jab as soon as possible to protect their children. Statistics show that n...

Call For Blood Donation In Scotland

Jack Purves was born 13 weeks premature and weighed less than 1lb 6oz. He was so weak that he needed life support to help him breathe. Some timely blood transfusions ensured that he lived and grew stronger. //Even his mother Donna Morgan who developed pneumonia and anemia after the very early birth...
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