Scottish women half as likely to receive heart attack treatment than men

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

Snodgrass thanks ‘special’ Scotland supporters following international retirement announcement

By Joe James Scotland’s Robert Snodgrass has today announced his international retirement after 28 caps over the span of seven years. The 32-year-old took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message, calling time on his duties with Scotland and thanking supporters for giving him the opportunity ‘to live my childhood dream.’ ‘There’s been many highs throughout my international career which I’ll always remember with fondness, including my debut against Northern Ireland, winning two international player of the year awards, and my hat-trick in Malta.’ The attacking midfielder, who scored seven goals in a Scotland shirt, feels that following Scotland’s resounding … Continue reading Snodgrass thanks ‘special’ Scotland supporters following international retirement announcement

Learning to Listen: Finding Common Ground for Our Common Good

By Jack Ewing Picture Source: Gordonstoun Twitter page     Common sense, common ground and a common purpose are sorely missing from our dialogue in today’s often tribal political setting. An event going on over the next few days at a … Continue reading Learning to Listen: Finding Common Ground for Our Common Good

Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

Cyber security experts gathered at UWS Ayr Campus on Tuesday to inform students of the dangers posed by hackers and online viruses in the digital world. Phil Taylor of Palo Alto Networks was accompanied by Steven Wallace of FullProxy in a … Continue reading Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided

Under new plans Hunterston PARC in North Ayrshire is set to become an oil rig decommissioning hub, hoping to provide hundreds of jobs for the surrounding area. But many are sceptical of the developments, believing that the jobs are over-estimated … Continue reading ‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided