scotland

Covid inquiry: Health of children in Scotland ‘amongst lowest in Europe’

17th June 2022

Research commissioned in the inquiry has said the pandemic has worsened poor health in young people. Research commissioned by the inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has found that the health and wellbeing of children in Scotland is “amongst some of the lowest in Europe“. The report, produced by The University…

Charities call for support as 220,000 older households struggle

30th May 2022

The charity has criticised the lack of support for older households from the government. Age Scotland has warned that 220,000 older households will struggle to cover essential spending this year. Analysis from Age Scotland’s sister charity, Age UK, has shown that the poorest older households in Scotland will need to increase the percentage of their…

New Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland hub in Maryhill supports healthier choices

30th May 2022

CLASSES have started at a new health hub in Maryhill to support people who are ready to make healthier choices. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland’s new centre is located at the Maryhill Hub at 186 Wyndford Road and opened three weeks ago. It is open Tuesday to Friday and welcomes anyone from the community. This week, the hub held…

New Public Health Scotland data reveals teenage pregnancy rate reaches record low

14th July 2021

Scotland’s teenage pregnancy rate has reached a record low, new figures have revealed. The number of women under 20 who became pregnant fell for the 12th year in a row, to stand at 3,814 in 2019 – a drop of almost 60% from the 9,362 teen pregnancies recorded in 2007. And for the first time, more than…