Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

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 on social media. Researchers found that there is a significant correlation between obesity and depression. The report also highlights how the influence of social media … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

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 Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

Foundations of health for students

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 together and then showcased the posters to the rest of the peers across the mental health and nursing programs. “My group has done a poster … Continue reading Foundations of health for students

Assisted dying: Doctors are topic of debate.

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 in parliament (2015) had underwhelming support, by 330 to 118. Next month the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will ask their 35,000 members to vote … Continue reading Assisted dying: Doctors are topic of debate.

Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy

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 published  this morning, has said that he has combined his strategy for both drug and alcohol misuse because they had many solutions in common. Figures … Continue reading Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy

Refusal of IVF in the UK

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, … Continue reading Refusal of IVF in the UK

Students and coffee

by Siobhann Dunn TODAY a report from the british Medical journal (BMJ) revealed that coffee could have some health benefits. Researchers from The University of Southampton looked at over 200 studies about the impact of coffee on the human body. They found that seven cups of coffee a day could be good for you. Some links were made between coffee drinkers and reduced heart and liver … Continue reading Students and coffee

Minimum pricing could be applied to cigarettes.

By Ross Gilchrist A new study suggests minimum pricing should be applied to cigarettes in Scotland. With the stagnation of smoking cessation rates in poor areas, Scottish health experts have suggested that minimum pricing, along with various other measures, could be applied to tobacco to assist in further reductions. Patrick Doherty of Addaction Ayrshire, a charity that aids addicts of all manner of substances, said: … Continue reading Minimum pricing could be applied to cigarettes.