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Disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression, a large study has confirmed. Scientists at the University of Glasgow looked at the circadian rhythms - which control functions including sleep patterns, body temperature, our immune systems and the release of hormones - of more than…
A syndicate of 15 hospital nurses are celebrating after scooping £1 million in the National Lottery. Each member of The Winning Nurses Syndicate pocketed more than £66,666 after matching one of the two Euromillions UK Millionaire Maker codes. The group from Cleland Hospital in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, have been playing…
A juror who accepted a bribe has been jailed for six years in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland. Catherine Leahy, 62, served on a jury in a drug trafficking and money laundering trial at the High Court in Glasgow which returned a not proven verdict in April…
The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collaboration between Policy Scotland and What Works Scotland at the University of Glasgow and GCPH (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) at the Social…
Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced the names of the 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired as part of a deal with Bupa Care Homes that secured 22 across the UK. The move puts the company among the top 10 private care providers in the UK. Advinia,…
Health Secretary Shona Robison has apologised to patients and families affected by testing for bacteria in the water supply at two Glasgow hospitals. Four children are now receiving treatment for infections which may be linked to the water supply at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC). Testing has also been…
Hollywood star Michael Sheen has said working with people struggling on low incomes has been literally "life-changing". The actor spoke on Tuesday as he launched the End High Cost Credit Alliance to provide "fairer alternatives" to mainstream rent-to-own firms and payday lenders. The umbrella group, involving 50 partners, was announced…
Ministers have been urged to back legal drug consumption rooms in a bid to help end the "damaging" status quo for addicts and the public. SNP MP Alison Thewliss (pictured) wants to introduce legislation paving the way for the UK's first facility which would involve trained staff supervising people as…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) will host A Portrait of Care, a four-day interactive public exhibition that will showcase stories and reflections of the frontline social services workforce. Coinciding with World Social Work Day, the exhibition aims to celebrate the great work of the sector,…
A survivors' group has hit out at "unconvincing" apologies from a religious order that ran a controversial care home where children were allegedly abused. John Scott QC, representing In Care Abuse Survivors (Incas), said the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul had shown a "sceptical attitude" amid claims…
Health chiefs are pressing ahead with plans to deliver a treatment centre for heroin addicts in the hope of tackling a city's drug problems. Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) said it is moving forward with plans for a Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) facility in the city centre.…
A nun in charge of a Catholic order has offered its "deepest and most sincere apologies" to anyone who may have been abused in its care at a controversial care home. Sister Ellen Flynn said "horrifying" allegations of historical abuses said to have taken place at Smyllum Park orphanage in…
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