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Plans to avoid suicides

Plans to avoid suicides

Another system has been suggested to help cut the amount of individuals resorting to suicides. The archive plots how the Scottish Government plans to proceed with a descending pattern in suicide numbers throughout the last decade.

Scientists caution: every third elderly is obese

Scientists caution: every third elderly is obese

A study from the Scottish University has revealed that 33 percent of elderly women and men are suffering from obesity.

Scientists at Glasgow University analyzed information from the Scottish Health Survey and the Health Survey of England to think about the waist sizes of gatherings of individuals between 1994 and 1996 and from 2008 to 2010.

Fresh assisted suicide plans unveiled by MacDonald

Fresh assisted suicide plans unveiled by MacDonald

Constituents have been urged to educate MSPs how they feel regarding helped suicide as another charge that might legalise the practice was started in Scotland.

Lawmakers said the "disposition had moved" since free MSP Margo MacDonald last tried to induce Holyrood to give genuinely sick patients the choice of looking for assistance to pass on.

Scotland to Introduce Plain Packaging of Cigarettes in 2014-15

Scotland to Introduce Plain Packaging of Cigarettes in 2014-15

After Australia, Scotland is going to be the second country that is introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. The Scottish Government has announced that the regulation will be active in 2014-15.

Scottish Public Health Minister Michael Matheson said he wants to see Scotland in the forefront when it comes to reducing the harms caused by tobacco.

Shocking: More than half of the Scottish population doesn’t know all ways of HIV transmission

Shocking: More than half of the Scottish population doesn’t know all ways of HIV

A new research reveals that over 50 percent of the Scots are not aware about all the methods in which HIV is transmitted.

The study is part of the Charity's Always Hear crusade, which is supported by pop star Annie Lennox.

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