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  • Welcoming the new reports from Food Standard Scotland

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • Diet

    About a third of the adult population in Scotland are obese, about another third are overweight, and the evidence shows that obesity levels are higher in poorer communities...

  • Scotland's Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport

    • 02 Feb 2018
    • Physical activity

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes the launch of Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport. The evidence shows that even small increases in physical activity...

  • Over 3700 deaths due to alcohol

    • 01 Feb 2018
    • Alcohol

    Analysis has revealed the extent to which alcohol contributes to ill health and admissions to hospital in Scotland. The report by NHS Health Scotland shows that, alongside con...

  • Oral health improvement plan

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • Health inequality

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes the new Scottish Government oral health improvement plan, with its strong commitment to address oral health inequalities and a move to more eviden...

  • 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...