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Today marks the beginning of Suicide Prevention Week 2021, which brings into focus that deaths by suicide across Scotland reflect the wider inequalities faced by our poorest communities.
A set of resources is now available to Scotland’s local authorities and wider partners that can help make an impact in preventing and reducing child poverty.
Findings from a Scottish study show that teachers were not at an increased risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 compared to other working age adults between March 2020 and July 2021.
Public Health Scotland is keen to ensure that people stay healthy and avoid illness when travelling abroad and would encourage anyone planning a trip abroad to visit the fitfortravel website.
A new report shows there were sharp inequalities in visiting green and open space in spring 2021, preventing some people from experiencing the mental health benefits associated with use of outdoor space.
Figures published today by National Records of Scotland show that there were 1,190 alcohol-specific deaths registered in Scotland in 2020. Alcohol continues to be a leading cause of illness and early death in Scotland.
Data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) released today shows there were 805 deaths by suicide in Scotland in 2020, a slight decrease from 833 in 2019.
A pioneering study that employed innovative methods of delivering hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who inject drugs has published its findings.
The increase has protected the health of low-income families and supported working-age adults’ ability to find and keep good work.