From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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News Archive for July 2008

Excess deaths in Scotland attributable to drug use

Jul 23, 2008

Mortality rates in Scotland are substantially higher than in England, and new research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that one third of this excess is attributable to higher levels of problem drug use in Scotland.

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Annual Report 2007

Jul 18, 2008

The MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Annual Report 2007 can now be downloaded.

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Bar workers in Scotland are positive about the smoking ban

Jul 16, 2008

New research published in the journal BMC Public Health reveals bar workers in Scotland are positive about the smoking ban, but expressed concerns about the impact of the ban on older men and potential increased risk of drink spiking.

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