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  • Public support bold action on obesity

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • Obesity

    Over the past year, NHS Health Scotland has worked with ScotCen on the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey to find out what the public think about obesity and the actions that ca...

  • Reducing income inequalities in Scotland

    • 20 Dec 2017
    • Income

    NHS Health Scotland has today published information that highlights options for reducing income inequalities in Scotland. Our new Inequality Briefing sets out recent discussio...

  • Life expectancy of people with learning disabilities is increasing

    • 12 Dec 2017
    • Needs assessment

    An updated health needs assessment has been published today by NHS Health Scotland. Today’s report updates the existing 2004 needs assessment and takes into account the growin...

  • Mental Health Inequality Briefing

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • Mental health

    Mental Health Inequality Briefing Today, NHS Health Scotland has published our latest Inequality Briefing on mental health.   It outlines two specific strands relating to soci...

  • Next steps for action on tobacco control

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • Smoking

    Media release Making tobacco more expensive and less available should be central to a new national tobacco strategy, experts in tobacco control have said. They also want to se...

  • A victory for Scotland’s health

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • Alcohol

    The UK Supreme Court’s unanimous backing of minimum unit pricing (MUP) is a landmark victory for Scotland’s health. Today we welcome this judgement that rejects the Scotch Whi...

  • Consumers buy more high fat, salt and sugar foods on promotion than healthier items

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    A review, published today by NHS Health Scotland, studies the impact of promotions on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) food and drink on consumer purchasing and consumption beh...

  • Consultation on Diet and Obesity Strategy

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    Consultation on Diet and Obesity Strategy  NHS Health Scotland today welcomes the Scottish Government’s A healthier future - Consultation on diet and obesity strategy.  The Sc...

  • Local groups funded to promote healthy eating

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    Media release  Forty two voluntary and community groups have this week been allocated funding by Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS), to promote and deliver healthy eati...

  • E-cigarettes definitely less harmful than smoking

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • Smoking

    Key stakeholders in tobacco and health in Scotland have agreed for the first time that using e-cigarettes is definitely less harmful than smoking tobacco. Based on the current...