Asthma sufferers have hit out at TIME Magazine on Twitter for their video titled “How Asthma inhalers are choking the planet” By Dale Eaton How asthma inhalers are choking the planet https://t.co/ZEHM5R50Gl pic.twitter.com/4oZomdhSK3 — TIME (@TIME) November 5, … Continue reading TIME Magazine’s Twitter Asthma backlash
Ben MacDonald A trial led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh has found that women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when the rates of diagnosis are the same. The research, compiled by Dr Ken Lee, saw a similar proportion of men and women – 21 and 22% respectively – be diagnosed with a heart attack or injury to the heart muscle after going to A&E with chest pains. Treatment rates were not equal, however, with women half as likely to receive standard treatments as men, the British Heart Foundation funded study found. It was concluded that 15% … Continue reading Scottish women half as likely to receive heart attack treatment than men
A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
Today first year nursing students at Ayr campus were presenting posters either to do with depression or obesity as part of a formative assignment. The event was to highlight a health promotion campaign. They researched in groups, produced a poster … Continue reading Foundations of health for students
By Hannah Scott. Doctors across the UK are going to be asked to if they are for or against assisted dying to be legalised. Despite every week one British person travelling abroad planning to commit suicide, the most recent vote … Continue reading Assisted dying: Doctors are topic of debate.
Scots care workers smoke and drink more than was initially thought, a new survey reveals. Now university boffins are calling for increased support to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Research conducted by Edinburgh Napier University studied the lifestyles of 813 care workers and discovered that less than 20% ate five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There are urgent calls for more support to be offered for care workers, after a new study today reveals many smoke and drink more than the recommended guidelines as well as not exercising enough or not at all. Head of population and public health … Continue reading New Research Shows Alcohol Abuse Among Scots Carers
In vitro fertilisation is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby. In women, infertility is a result of problems with ovulation in about one in three cases. Some issues prevent women from releasing any eggs, whereas in other cases an egg is only released on monthly cycles. Ovulation problems can occur as a result of a number of conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid problems or premature ovarian failure, and this is when a woman’s ovaries stop working before the age of 40, the most common age for ovaries to become less active. However, there … Continue reading Refusal of IVF in the UK
by Giulia Candussi Whether you are a student looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle or a creative artist who wants to give a new life to an old piece of furniture or you just want to get your hands dirty … Continue reading Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture
By Carla Buscema The National suicide prevention strategy, Choose Life, is working close to universities and colleges this week during Fresher’s in South Ayrshire to raise awareness of suicide prevention among young people. Fiona Longmuir, a Primary Care Mental … Continue reading Suicide prevention week to raise awareness among people in South Ayrshire