It has been claimed by a survey that Scottish cancer patients are moving to England as they are not getting access to life-saving drugs in north of the border. The survey of oncologists and specialist doctors treating blood diseases has revealed that many cancer patients are leaving Scotland in an attempt to search for better treatment.
According to reports, three patients have died after contracting a new strain of hospital bug Clostridium difficile. Those were recorded as the first cases of their kind in the world. All of the three patients were treated in the same health board area. Besides, two were in one hospital at the same time.
A recent report released in Scotland on substance abuse has unveiled that drug abuse has been killing parents of hundreds of children each year.
Over 50% of all drug deaths in Scotland were found reporting the involvement of heroin substitute methadone. In 2011, some 331 children were found to have lost their parent or a parental figure as a consequence of drugs.
The Scottish Government has been criticized by the GPs for enforcing a salary deal that is creating huge differences in earnings of the government and doctors.
According to Dr. John Ip, a Paisley-based GP and secretary for Glasgow Local Medical Committee, this deal is an attack on present demoralized staff.
More than 100 family carers are launching a new campaign to end "institutionalized discrimination" by councils and the Scottish Government. These carers look after children when their parents are unable to look after them.
The cases of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) among livestock got confirmed in Scotland's Rural College's Barony campus in Dumfries. But, there are no cases of deformity yet among the newly born calves in the strong herd of 160.
"It doesn't seem fair that children should suffer from passive smoking during the school run. It doesn't seem fair that any child should have to be swallowed up in a cloud of tar and nicotine on their way to football or dance classes", said Jim Hume, a list MSP for South of Scotland.