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How Scotland – and you – can play key part in genetic health revolution – Catherine Calderwood
18 Apr 2019 06:00
How much do you think about your genes, your genetic make-up? Of course we talk about them all the time, noticing family resemblances and personality, ability and other traits (positive and negative!) through the generations. We feel pleased when a child is complimented on a feature we see in ourselves, a bonus in life they have inherited from us, writes Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood.
Sinead Gleeson’s new book Constellations is a blessing – Laura Waddell
18 Apr 2019 06:00
Sinead Gleeson’s newly published book Constellations makes her the latest in a raft of brilliant Irish essayists, each distinct, using the medium artfully to tell stories about their lives and the world we live in
Easter weekend heatwave to bring ‘deadly pollen bomb’ to Scotland
17 Apr 2019 13:45
A so-called “deadly pollen bomb” could strike over the Easter weekend with temperatures forecast to rise as high as 25C.
Even small amounts of bacon and red meat linked to bowel cancer
17 Apr 2019 06:00
Even moderate amounts of ham, bacon and red meat are linked to bowel cancer, experts have warned.
Bus companies belch out toxic fumes while raking in huge profits – Gavin Thomson
17 Apr 2019 06:00
A fund set up by the Scottish Government to improve older buses and reduce air pollution has been snubbed by many bus operators, leaving millions unspent, writes Gavin Thomson.
Long Read: Mum tells of friendly boy and his uncontrollable rage
16 Apr 2019 20:02
Until the age of seven or so, Harry appeared to be a normal, friendly boy, but then the bouts of uncontrollable rage began. Earlier this year a mother told The Scotsman of her son’s diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance, a subset of autism.
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