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Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found. The study, which was led by a team of researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, aimed to examine…
A protein found lacking in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers could provide the key to a potential treatment, scientists believe. Researchers say the discovery that the IL-33 protein has the ability to reverse cognitive decline in mice is "encouraging". IL-33 injections into mice with Alzheimer's-type disease found their memory and…
A care home in Glasgow has been told it must make swift improvements in the care provided to residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Drumpellier Lodge care home, a service for older people in Bargeddie, Glasgow. The notice says the service must demonstrate that it…
A charity that cares for military veterans is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Erskine Hospital was founded at a public meeting in Glasgow City Chambers on March 29 1916 under a proposal to establish a hospital in the west of Scotland for amputees wounded in battle. Led by Scottish brain surgeon…
The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory has been set up to provide better information about the health and health care of people with learning disabilities and people with autism in Scotland. SLDO will generate and translate information into knowledge, that is designed to inform actions, practice and policy to benefit people…
Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with the University of Dundee, are delivering the CSWO postgraduate diploma which is specifically for those currently in the CSWO…
Hollywood actor Richard Gere has been in Glasgow promoting a film in which he plays a homeless man in New York. The star attended the closing night of the city's 12-day film festival for the first UK screening of Time Out Of Mind. He stopped to talk to crowds of…
More than 8,000 patients across the UK who may have been treated by a former healthcare worker who tested positive for hepatitis C are being advised to arrange a blood test, NHS Lanarkshire have said. The worker did not return to clinical practice after testing positive in 2008 but NHS…
Front line care workers are all too often "undervalued, unappreciated and overlooked," a new report has found. The document, called Voices From The Front Line, has been published today by Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services. The 32-page report highlights 40 case studies in which workers…
Mental health issues in early adulthood can impact upon a person’s future life chances, a new study has shown. Researchers at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, looking at the emergence of health inequalities in young adults, have highlighted evidence that mental health in young…
A care home for older people in Glasgow has been told it must swiftly improve the care it provides to residents. It comes after inspectors from the Care Inspectorate graded the quality of care and support provided at the Sherbrooke Lodge Care Home as ‘weak’ for the second inspection in…
A leading UK child protection expert has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Strathclyde. Alexis Jay OBE, independent chair of the Strathclyde-based Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), received the degree of Doctor of the University at a ceremony in the Barony Hall…
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