Scotland

Simple blood test developed to find skin cancer spreading to other parts

Simple blood test developed to find skin cancer spreading to other parts

In a recent study scientists in Scotland have developed a technique which can detect skin cancer from being spread to other parts of the body through a simple blood test.

Dundee University researchers contemplated DNA shed from melanoma tumour cells into the bloodstream and discovered a solitary gene that is "exchanged off" by the regular growth.

Best way out to fight cancer early

Best way out to fight cancer early

A campaign run by the Scottish government has urged people to get regular check-ups and look for early symptoms of the dreaded disease since that it the best way out to fight cancer.

Scotland witnesses 30,000 new cancer patients annually and the most common cancers are bowel, breast and lung.

Scots get new pill to control their drinking problems

Scots get new pill to control their drinking problems

Owing to the increasing drinking problems in Scotland it has become the first nation in Europe to introduce a new medicine aimed at reducing their drinking problems.

The drug approving organisation for the NHS in Scotland, the Scottish Medicines -Consortium (SMC), has recommended that nalmefene can be prescribed in regions which are situated north of the Border.

Glasgow health board yet to assess the financial cost of IT crash

Glasgow health board yet to assess the financial cost of IT crash

The Health board of Scotland has not yet figured out the financial cost of a two-day IT systems crash leading to a cancellation of 709 appointments and procedures.

As per a statement by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) it would be too soon to think about the factors which led to the problem since the diagnostic checks were still underway.

Scotland has Highest Numbers of Child Drinkers seeking Treatment in A&E

Scotland has Highest Numbers of Child Drinkers seeking Treatment in A&E

It has been revealed that nearly 500 children had to be hospitalized at one Scottish Accident and Emergency department in the last 12 months because of negative effects of alcohol. The figure was the highest for anywhere in the UK.

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