Scotland

Statins Lower Heart Problems

Heart Problems

According to a research in Scotland, the use of statins to lower cholesterol increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 9%.

The research, published in the Lancet, went through studies that involved more than 91,000 patients out of which 4,278 developed diabetes. Also, the risk of Type 2 diabetes was seen to be higher in older patients.

Scottish Cost Regulators Approves Alimta and Stelara for NHS Use

Scottish Cost Regulators Approves Alimta and Stelara for NHS Use

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has announced the approval for the use of Eli Lilly's Alimta for lung cancer and Janssen-Cilag's Stelara for psoriasis on the National Health Service.

RBS Taxpayer Bailout Encounters Challenges

RBS Taxpayer Bailout Encounters Challenges

Anti-poverty and environmental campaigners have risen further in their campaign against the government bailout of Royal Bank of Scotland, launching another High Court challenge and labeling the latest taxpayer capital injection 'unlawful'.

The World Development Movement (WDM) is leading a consortium which will serve legal papers on the UK government.

7,000 Scottish Kids Admitted to Hospitals, Claim Recent Figures

7,000 Scottish Kids Admitted to Hospitals, Claim Recent Figures

More than 7,000 children in Scotland have been admitted to hospital over the last decade for deliberately harming themselves, new figures from the Scottish government have reported.

They also revealed admissions among the over 16s had touched a record of 160,000 since 1999.

Children in Scotland are harming themselves

Children in Scotland are harming themselves

Children in Scotland have been harming themselves with over 7, 000 children being admitted every year to hospitals for the past one decade.

Reports also state that between 1998 to 2009 about 160,000 children over the age of 16 were admitted with cases of cutting the skin, poisoning and scratching.

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