by Lewis McLeod The new British passports have been made by a Franco-Dutch company which has sparked some controversy about the production, as it has been outsourced but not actually made in UK. The new passports are being put out in stages, with the first batch rolling out on March 30, 2019. From this day onwards, British citizens could apply and choose if they wanted the words ‘European Union’ on their passport or not. This caused a bust up with the people hoping to keep a European passport. The Government then stated burgundy passports will be stopped in late 2019 and … Continue reading Details of The New UK Passports
by Lewis McLeod The UK has issued over 27 million EHIC cards, they cover pre-existing medical conditions as well as emergency care and also maternity care. The NHS have supplied these cards for many years to citizens of UK but now they look to be in danger of being invalid. NHS have put together a blog on their website that has explained what you should expect when travelling in the EU and looking for medical care – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/going-abroad-for-treatment/going-abroad-for-medical-treatment/ . If there’s a no deal Brexit, UK citizens can’t rely on their card being valid. Britons would have to buy travel … Continue reading How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards
Obesity and depression are on the rise among UK young people, according to a large-scale study led by the University College London. The study was published after the government discussed about how to cut down offensive and body shaming content … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression
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.
Hannah Scott The UK is currently gripped by the latest Brexit discussions. May is set to open a five-day debate in the commons starting today. Tony Blair, on GMB said the issue with May’s Brexit is that it doesn’t … Continue reading Editorial Comment
by Erin Kearns Scotland’s first drug and alcohol strategy in a decade aims to treat the issue as a public health concern rather than a criminal justice one. Joe Fitzpatrick, SNP MSP and Scottish Public Health Minister, in a document … Continue reading Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy
Presented by Anaïs Mampuya. Reports from Alex Docherty, Jamie Costello, Eszter Tárnai, Lewis Walker and George Connolly. Continue reading UWS News November 13th 2018
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