Health

Spa in the City

Submitted by edg on Tue, 12 May '09 8.45am

Retailers from Edinburgh's West End, City Centre and Leith will be offering free treatments at this urban spa in St. Andrew Square. Visitors will find free advice, demonstrations and free product promotions such as massage and manicure treatments, style and health advice, and make over and skin advice.

Government Releases Scottish Radon Risk Map

Submitted by edg on Fri, 24 Apr '09 9.28am

A new map, produced for the Scottish governement, has been released which shows areas of Scotland that have the highest levels of the naturally-occurring radioactive gas radon. The survey, based on tests of 19,000 Scottish dwellings, has been published to help homeowners identify whether they need to take any action.

It's Sir Chris and Mrs Hoy MBE in New Year Honours

Submitted by edg on Thu, 1 Jan '09 1.28am

Triple Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy has been awarded a Knighthood for services to sport following his triumph in Beijing while his mother, Carol Hoy, receives an MBE for services to healthcare.

Study Says Edinburgh Is Loneliest Place in Britain

Submitted by edg on Wed, 3 Dec '08 8.56am

According to a new study by the BBC and Sheffield University, Edinburgh is the loneliest place to live in the UK. In "Changing UK: the Way We Live Now" researchers compiled and rated areas across Britain using official statistical data from the Census to show how Britons are more demographically segregated "than at any time since the computerisation of census data (1966)."