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Paganism to be included in 2021 Scottish Census | News, Paganism, Politics, The Wild Hunt, U.K., Witchcraft

Paganism to be included in 2021 Scottish Census | News, Paganism, Politics, The Wild Hunt, U.K., Witchcraft | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
“Paganism in Scotland has never burned brighter.” That’s Steffy Von Scott, a prominent champion for Pagan rights and Presiding Officer-elect of the Pagan Federation (Scotland). He has worked as a National Scottish Pagan Federation Interfaith Officer and is the lead organizer of the Annual Scottish Pagan Conference.
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Brian Sloan: Take a huge stride towards fitness with walking sports - The Scotsman

Brian Sloan: Take a huge stride towards fitness with walking sports - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
We grew up kicking balls in the street or throwing a ­netball in the primary school gym. As ­teenagers, weekends were often spent on the pitch, building team spirit with friends. Many continued that ­passion, letting off steam at Sunday league games.
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It's vital to give children breathing space

It's vital to give children breathing space | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
IN 2016, Scotland introduced landmark legislation to ban smoking in cars with children, following a concerted campaign by the British Lung Foundation and other anti-smoking charities and groups to raise awareness of the harms caused by second hand smoke. The implementation of this legislation sent out a clear message that exposing young people to second-hand smoke, as well as normalising smoking behaviour around children, is harmful both to their mental and physical health.
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UKGC Aims at Tackling Problem Gambling in Wales by Unveiling New National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in Cardiff

UKGC Aims at Tackling Problem Gambling in Wales by Unveiling New National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in Cardiff | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
At an event which took place in Cardiff, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it is to roll out the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms after joining forces with partners in Wales, including charity organisations, regulators, local health bodies and businesses.

This is a three-year strategy that is aimed to drive the Commission’s work in Wales and the other regions in the UK and is unveiled as part of the regulator’s efforts to bring a long-term impact on reducing negative consequences associated with gambling. The last few years have seen gambling-related harm become a much-discussed topic due to constantly rising gambling addiction rates, so the main gambling regulator in the country has been engaged with taking proactive measures to tackle the problem.
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Different analysis methods of Scottish and English child physical activity data explain the majority of the difference between the national prevalence estimates | BMC Public Health | Full Text

Different analysis methods of Scottish and English child physical activity data explain the majority of the difference between the national prevalence estimates | BMC Public Health | Full Text | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The percentages of children in Scotland and England meeting the aerobic physical activity (PA) recommendation differ greatly according to estimates derived from the respective national health surveys. The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) usually estimates over 70% meeting the recommendation; Health Survey for England (HSE) estimates are usually below 25%.
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New drug & alcohol strategy to 'take a health approach' to substance abuse

New drug & alcohol strategy to 'take a health approach' to substance abuse | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The new strategy was welcomed by MSPs and MPs cross-party

THE Scottish Government’s new strategy on drugs & alcohol will seek to treat wider structural problems like housing and employment issues, taking “a health approach” to the issue of substance abuse.

The strategy, published today [28 November] includes a “public health approach to criminal justice” where “vulnerable people are diverted from the justice system wherever possible, and those within justice settings are fully supported”, suggesting a move away from criminalisation approaches associated with ‘the war on drugs’, a strategy which has been widely condemned by criminal justice experts.
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Ask 'how are you' twice, to help people struggling with mental health - Kingdom FM - Fife's Feel Good Radio Station

Ask 'how are you' twice, to help people struggling with mental health - Kingdom FM - Fife's Feel Good Radio Station | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Many people will say that they are fine, even if they are not
Three-quarters of people who are struggling with their mental health will still tell people that they are 'fine' if they are asked.

According to a survey by a mental health charity, people are concerned that others do not want to know about their mental health, or that they might be 'a burden'. 

As a result, people are being urged to ask people twice how they are, to give them an opportunity to explain how they really feel.
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Report reveals 8% of Scots worried about running out of food

Report reveals 8% of Scots worried about running out of food | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
One in 10 people living in the poorest areas have run out of food in the last year because of a lack of money, a Scottish Government report has revealed.

While only 1% of people living in the most affluent communities reported having nothing left to eat in the previous 12 months, new figures on food insecurity showed this increased to 10% in the most deprived areas.

Almost a fifth (18%) of those living in the worst off areas had been worried about running out of food over the last year – with 21% of single parents reporting this as a concern.
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Rise in number of Scots reporting signs of depression

Rise in number of Scots reporting signs of depression | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than one in 10 Scots report having two or more symptoms of depression, after a "steady and significant rise" in the number struggling with the condition.

A total of 11% of those questioned for the 2017 Scottish Health Survey had at least two symptoms, compared to 8% in the 2011 study.

The latest research also showed in the most deprived parts of Scotland 20% of people had two or more symptoms, compared to just 5% in the least deprived communities.
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Scotland news: Record number of Scottish people teetotal | UK | News

Scotland news: Record number of Scottish people teetotal | UK | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The latest Scottish Health Survey for 2017 shows that almost one in five no longer drink alcohol at all, the highest proportion since records began 15 years ago.

The survey, for which 3,700 adults were questioned, found that the number of teetotallers has risen from 11 per cent in 2003 to 17 per cent now.

But a quarter of adults (24 per cent) are also drinking to harmful or hazardous levels.

This has fallen since 2003 but remains largely unchanged over the past three years.
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Fall in the number of teenage drinkers - The Scotsman

Fall in the number of teenage drinkers - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Teenage drinking in Scotland has declined dramatically over the past decade, according to new research.

The study, which was led by the University of St Andrews for the World Health Organisation (WHO), revealed that since 2002 weekly drinking among Scottish 15-year-olds has declined from 41 per cent to 11 per cent in girls and from 41 per cent to 14 per cent among boys.


The drop represents the second largest fall for girls and fourth largest for boys out of the 36 European countries included in the Adolescent alcohol-related behaviour: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002-2014 report.
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The relationship between the pace of walking, mortality from all causes, cardiovascular diseases and oncology

The relationship between the pace of walking, mortality from all causes, cardiovascular diseases and oncology | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Известно, что регулярная ходьба приносит много физических, умственных и социальных преимуществ для здоровья. Однако неясно, не зависит ли соотношение темпа ходьбы с риском преждевременной смертности от общего объема физической активности (ФА). Максимальная интенсивность физической активности остается так же неясной.

Так же цель исследования заключалась в том, чтобы лучше понять взаимосвязь между - ФА, полом, возрастом и индексом массы тела (ИМТ) в качестве потенциальных факторов влияния этих ассоциаций.

Исследователи изучили ассоциации между ходьбой и смертностью по конкретным причинам, исследуя потенциально изменяющийся эффект таких факторов, как общий объем ФА, максимальная физическая активность, возраст, пол и индекс массы тела (ИМТ).

 

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It is known that regular walking brings a lot of physical, mental and social benefits to health. However, it is not clear whether the ratio of walking pace to risk of premature mortality depends on the total amount of physical activity (FA). The maximum intensity of physical activity remains also unclear.

Also, the aim of the study was to better understand the relationship between - FA, gender, age and body mass index (BMI) as potential factors of influence of these associations.

Researchers studied associations between walking and mortality for specific reasons, exploring the potentially changing effect of factors such as total FA volume, maximum physical activity, age, sex, and body mass index (BMI).

 

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Youngsters eating more than one million sweet treats a week – cancer charity

Youngsters eating more than one million sweet treats a week – cancer charity | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Young children in Scotland are eating more than a million sweet treats every week raising obesity fears, according to new analysis by Cancer Research UK.

The charity is calling for urgent action following its analysis of data about how often children aged two to four years old were eating chocolate and sweets.

Cancer Research UK said excess weight is Scotland’s biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking with around 2,200 (7%) cases of cancer a year in Scotland down to being overweight or obese.

It is calling for the Scottish Government to introduce new laws to restrict multi-buy offers on junk food to help people eat a healthier diet.

The charity said there is a great need for action as more than a quarter (29%) of young children in Scotland are at risk of being overweight or obese.
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Panic growing: Why we’re worrying about food ¬ and if we should be

Panic growing: Why we’re worrying about food ¬ and if we should be | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
THERE is almost nothing more primal than our relationship to food. When we’re under threat, we stock up. We fill our freezers and fridges. Ensuring that we have enough food has been, lately, as much a preoccupation as trying to avoid contact with coronavirus. Food is our first, most basic need. When the shelves of our supermarkets were stripped we took fright. We did so partly because of the news stories about panic-buying, and partly because when bad times come, we don’t want our own cupboards to be bare.
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Academics urge MSPs not to change Census sex question to gender identity - The Scotsman

Academics urge MSPs not to change Census sex question to gender identity - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
EIGHT leading experts in data and social inequalities, have urged MSPs to ensure the question on sex in the next Census is answered according to people's legal sex, and not according to how they identify their gender.
The group, who hold senior academic positions at Glasgow, Heriot Watt and Edinburgh universities, have told Holyrood's Culture committee they are concerned with proposed changes to the question on sex, claiming it may reduce the ability of statisticians using Census data to "capture sex-based discrimination and disadvantage".
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Scotland Must Lead The Way In Enshrining The Right To Food

Scotland Must Lead The Way In Enshrining The Right To Food | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Scottish Bovernment must lead by example in enshrining the human right to 'adequate food' in law, writes Sustain's Imogen Richmond-Bishop.
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England's inequality map REVEALED: Search to see full figures for your area - Mirror Online

England's inequality map REVEALED: Search to see full figures for your area - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

EXCLUSIVE: Devastating new figures lay bare a North-South divide over education, health and living standards - with some workers earning £2.19 an hour more than others
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The Scottish Health Survey – an important public health resource - Blog - Public Health Reform

The Scottish Health Survey – an important public health resource - Blog - Public Health Reform | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Always be careful of what you say in meetings! Back in the autumn when the Scottish Health Survey 2017 was published I remarked at one of the first Public Health Reform Senior Team Meetings I attended that we should reflect on its significance, particularly in light of the relatively recent agreement of Scotland’s Public Health Priorities. The response was: ‘good idea why don’t you write a blog for the Public Health Reform website’.  

I was given a number of stays of execution in delivering on this task, but ultimately no reprise. This has forced me to engage with the Scottish Health Survey in a level of detail and a way that I have not previously. My first observation is to highlight the scale of the work; the main report is 369 pages long with links to a lot of underpinning reference material. It goes back 20 years and the 2017 edition surveyed over 5000 people.  It is simply not possible to do the content justice in this short blog, but hopefully I can persuade you of its significance in the context of Public Health Reform and encourage you to spend a bit of time perusing its contents. 
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This is why we can’t stop watching Instagram cleaning gurus, according to psychologists | Irish Examiner

This is why we can’t stop watching Instagram cleaning gurus, according to psychologists | Irish Examiner | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Sometimes a micro trend occurs that is so bizarre, it’s difficult to comprehend quite how it’s managed to achieve its own pop culture moment.

Take Mrs Hinch, for example. If you haven’t heard of her, you soon will. The Instagram-famous cleaner, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, has gained more than a million followers on the app, through sharing pictures of her immaculate Essex home.
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Insight: Booze and you lose - the new mantra for Scottish teens - The Scotsman

Insight: Booze and you lose - the new mantra for Scottish teens - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
When Susan and Brendan McFadyens’ three sons were still quite young, the couple took an unusual decision. Inspired by friends in Ireland, they decided to offer each of their boys a lump sum if they could make it to their 18th birthdays without consuming any alcohol.

The logic for this was impeccable: not only would the money be a powerful motivating factor to stay sober – and research shows every extra year of not drinking makes a difference to young people’s health – but it would give them a valid excuse to offer up to friends putting pressure on them to succumb.
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One in 10 poor Scots ran out of food last year, Scottish Government says - The Scotsman

One in 10 poor Scots ran out of food last year, Scottish Government says - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
One in 10 people living in the poorest areas have run out of food in the last year because of a lack of money, a Scottish Government report has revealed.

While only 1% of people living in the most affluent communities reported having nothing left to eat in the previous 12 months, new figures on food insecurity showed this increased to 10% in the most deprived areas.
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One in Ten Suffer Food Insecurity in Scotland

One in Ten Suffer Food Insecurity in Scotland | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Figures released today as part of the Scottish Health Survey show that nearly one in ten people in Scotland suffer from food insecurity. This rises to nearly one in five people in more deprived areas.

Being food insecure means that a person or a household has insufficient or insecure access to food due to resource constraints. Basically they don’t have enough money to be able to always put food on the table.
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Study reveals food poverty's tightening grip on Scotland

Study reveals food poverty's tightening grip on Scotland | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

ONE in 10 single adults feared running out of food in the last year due to lack of cash, officials figures have revealed.

The figure for the 16-44 age group includes single parents while one in 10 households with at least two adults was in the same position.

And one in 10 of those in the poorest communities has gone hungry after their wallets ran empty.

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» Time for Calorie Labelling to Support Scottish Healthy Lifestyle

» Time for Calorie Labelling to Support Scottish Healthy Lifestyle | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
All of us wants to be fit, healthy and active. Well, the Scottish Government is now challenging the Catering and Hospitality sector to show leadership and support the country as it tries to become healthier and collectively manage our weight.
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Taking the pulse

Taking the pulse | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Scottish Health Survey attempts to measure the wellbeing of people living in Scotland. What does it reveal about the nation’s health?
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