Medical Student Builds Mountain Rescue Supply Drone Prototype

An Aberdeen medical student has built a prototype drone for providing emergency aid to walkers and climbers who suffer a healthcare emergency in Scotland’s hills and mountains. Sophie Barrack, an outdoors enthusiast, wanted to find out what kind of medical supplies would be most useful in an emergency in a rural location if, in theory, [...]

By |2020-10-28T12:47:54+00:00October 28th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Diabetes: Change for the Better

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 62.5 per cent in the last decade, according to analysis released by the Diabetes UK Northern Ireland in 2018. With renal and cardiovascular outcomes also drawing enhanced concern, the necessity of greater intervention has been sparked. Anna Strzelecka, SAS Doctor in [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:04:53+00:00October 27th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Pathway Sheds Light on Intellectual Disability

Researchers from the University of Dundee have discovered a new pathway that offers the potential for new therapeutic strategies for a major developmental disorder that affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe. Intellectual disability, a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by significant limitations in both cognitive function and adaptive behaviour, affects an estimated 1-3% [...]

By |2020-10-27T16:25:25+00:00October 27th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Why are the UK public avoiding their GP?

Over half of the UK say that Covid-19 has made them more likely to try and diagnose their own symptoms instead of consulting a healthcare professional, a YouGov study conducted on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, has found. The new analysis, based on a survey of more that 2,000 UK residents, shows that many [...]

By |2020-10-14T10:43:25+00:00October 14th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

PDA Union respond to Rowlands announcement

The PDA will be supporting members affected by the announcement made by Rowlands Pharmacy about yet another so-called “transformation programme” by a pharmacy multiple, which pharmacists will recognise as “cuts”. Rowlands management team announced on 5 October 2020 that they intend to make changes to store opening hours, cut contracted hours of work and implement [...]

By |2020-10-07T08:25:41+00:00October 7th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

New Charity Commits £1 Million Funding for Cutting-Edge Bowel Research

Bowel Research UK has been created following the merger of two well-respected charities – Bowel Disease Research Foundation and Bowel & Cancer Research – in order to focus resources and expertise. Between them, the two charities have more than 50 years’ experience and are already responsible for investing more than £9 million in research over [...]

By |2020-09-30T09:16:35+00:00September 30th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Doctors Raise Over 1,000 Consent Queries with MDU as Revised GMC Guidance Published

Over a three-year period, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation has had over 1,000 contacts from its members about getting patient consent. Common queries include dealing with patients lacking capacity and advice on drafting statements in response to allegations of inadequate consent. The figures were released to coincide with GMC guidance on [...]

By |2020-09-30T09:00:37+00:00September 30th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Patients’ Breathing Test Comes up Short on Accuracy, Study Finds

A routine test used to monitor patients’ breathing may be unreliable and putting them at risk, a study suggests. Incorrect results can mean clinical staff fail to spot how unwell a patient with respiratory problems is becoming, researchers say. This widely used method, which counts breaths over a 30-second period, fails to take account [...]

By |2020-09-28T09:30:46+00:00September 28th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Obesity Linked to Fat Cell Chemicals

Obesity increases the release of tumour-promoting molecules from fat tissue and is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer. The study found that fat tissue from people with obesity released increased amounts of extracellular vesicles (EV’s) enriched in harmful and inflammatory molecules into the blood stream, which [...]

By |2020-09-24T15:14:50+00:00September 24th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Lockdown Impact: Worsening Symptoms for People with Bone, Joint and Muscle Pain

People with bone, joint and muscle pain saw their symptoms worsen during lockdown – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new study published today shows that the majority of people with musculoskeletal pain reported increased symptoms - as the nation adhered to new government restrictions designed to stop the spread [...]

By |2020-09-24T10:10:46+00:00September 24th, 2020|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments
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