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A former head of the SFA says footballers may in future have
to sign disclaimers to prevent them suing over dementia
It follows the news that the former Celtic player and manager
Tonight, Alzheimer Scotland's announced it's holding a summit
on the possible links between football and dementia.
A goal that set Kilmarnock on the way to their one
I think he got into trouble because he shouldn't
Success that day secured legendary status for
But in recent years, David's son says another shared
Frank Beattie had Parkinson's and dementia.
Jim had Parkinson's, and my dad, who's now suffering from dementia.
David's suspicion centres on a particular skill.
In training, the heading drills, these were every day.
You could argue that heading the heavy ball may have
had some form of influence on the disease he's got.
Billy McNeill's family have similar questions.
Having revealed the former Celtic captain is suffering from dementia,
Scientists at Stirling University analysed heading drills and found
small but significant short-term changes in brain function but that,
We cannot make decisions on the guidelines.
More science is needed, a better understanding
of what happens to the brain when heading a ball.
An issue some believe could have profound consequences for the game.
I'd still have wanted to play the game regardless of problems,
They might have to have a situation where in order that people cannot be
once you know that it can cause damage, they might have to sign
a disclaimer to not sue in the future and it's
everyone's choice to continue as a player or not.
As he approaches his 81st birthday, David Sneddon's family say it's not
about changing the game they all love.
Today's life is about informed choices.
If you have the information, you can choose to play
With the amount of money in football, I'd reckon
most players would say, "I'll take the chance."
Scotland's Chief Medical Officer wants doctors to spend more time
listening to patients in a bid to avoid prescribing
Catherine Calderwood argues that quality rather than quantity of life
Here's our health correspondent, Lisa Summers.
Alistair doesn't know how much time he's got left.
But he's determined to make the most of it.
There's nothing worse than getting towards the end of your life
and realising you've wasted day after day.
As the sun comes up, I'm looking for something
He's already having treatment for a series of long-term
conditions, but after a conversation with his consultant, he decided not
I didn't fancy spending three days a week in the infirmary
when I could be out and doing things with my family.
I want quality of life, not length of life particularly.
For some, dialysis is the right course of treatment.
And this is what realistic medicine is about.
The Chief Medical Officer is asking for the best treatment for patients.
I think doctors are fixers, they want to help.
I think we've overestimated the benefits of some treatments
and maybe underestimated the risks and perhaps underestimated
the burden of health care, so visits to hospital and the GP
surgery, blood tests, monitoring, and now we're having open
At Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, they're open
Dialysis is there for those who'll benefit and they'll support
We're making ageing medical, and death.
As doctors you believe you can solve everything,
you start believing you can solve everything and then realise
you can't, and what we need to do is help patients.
It's too brutal to say you have however many weeks or months left.
And we don't know the answer to that.
But we have to be honest about where you can make a difference
Doctors already struggle for time with patients and the Chief Medical
Officer says it's not about saving money but involving
patients and families in decisions about their care.
Downing Street has reiterated that there should not be a second
It follows renewed reports that the UK Government is concerned
Brexit could bring about a second vote in Scotland.
And tonight that was echoed by the former
Prime Minister Sir John Major in a speech on the impact of Brexit.
In Scotland, I believe a hard Brexit will encourage a second
This may seem improbable at this moment, but it would be reckless
As we saw last June, emotion and national pride can
If Scotland were to become independent, both Scotland
and the whole of the United Kingdom would be diminished.
That cannot be ignored as Brexit evolves.
A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder
Julie McCash and David Sorrie died following an incident in the city's
It's alleged Robert Stratton struck them both with knives.
He's also charged with the attempted murder of a third person.
He made no plea at Dundee Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.
Police officers are continuing to search for a teenager
believed to have fallen from cliffs at Arbroath.
18-year-old Ralph Smith has been missing since Saturday lunchtime.
The number of officers policing Scotland is likely to be
It's one of the proposals contained in a ten-year strategy.
Our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson reports.
Good morning, we'll start off with the pairings today.
Officers at Stuart Street Police Station receive their briefing
But once on the street, it's clear policing
Increasingly, they deal with vulnerable people rather than crime.
Keeping in touch with businesses and residents, these officers
are part of the problem-solving team, a new approach
The idea is to engage with people and tackle them as best you can.
We've always had that with community policing but we're not
responding to calls as much as we were previously and the idea
behind that is so we can focus on the communities we're working in.
Crime is at a 40-year low and the nature of crime is changing.
Just one in five calls to Police Scotland results
It deals with 57,000 mental health incidents and 30,000
missing person inquiries a year, meaning they have
The journey of policing in the last 30 years is from one
where we only police public space to one where
Domestic abuse and child abuse are two good examples.
Now, as the world is changing quickly around us, people
are living their life online and we need to protect
The number of officers is likely to fall by 2020.
But the body that oversees the police service says as it
adapts, there will still be officers on the beat.
This is an essential part of policing and we believe we can
free up officers from administrative and other tasks that prevent them
We think in 2026 you will still see officers in their uniforms.
The Government welcomes the ten-year strategy and said it's concerned
about the right mix of skills, not just overall numbers.
Scotland's rugby team is now fifth in the world rankings,
It follows the weekend win over Wales in the Six Nations.
Scotland's rejuvenation as a force in world rugby continues.
Also on the up is their world ranking.
The win over Wales takes them from eighth up to fifth,
How much of this is down to their implacable coach?
The players are playing for him and the team have a real identity
We've scored seven tries, six of them from outside channels.
In Paris, it was created in an outside channel
so it's the identity of how they try to play
The immediate future holds games against these two,
They will not treat the Scots as the fodder they have often been.
Coming into this, I would never have thought the game I would eagerly
We have a real prospect of a match at Twickenham and a real
Some wonderful performances and great individual players.
Regardless of how that match goes, Murrayfield will be fall
Regardless of how that match goes, Murrayfield will be full
again in three weeks, the first time a game
Another reflection of the upturn in Scotland's fortunes.
It's over to Judith now for the forecast.
Good evening. A reminder that we're not quite out of yet. A settling of
snow across Scotland, as you can see from this picture sent in earlier
on. The pressure reaching us and bumping into cold air, bringing more
in the way of snow to the south, but that has moved away. This low moves
away but it is a largely dry, cold night across the UK. The risk of
ice, so beware of the ice across the UK in the morning. That will be a
concern. Cold and frosty to start and there is the low making its
presence felt with showers of rain. Anything inland will fall as rain. A
cold start to the day with temperatures around freezing for
inland parts of Scotland. Plenty of sunshine across eastern Scotland and
the wind starts to pick up across the Northern Isles at -- as we head
through the day. The rain, sleet and snow moves eastwards. Confined to
the south-west come the afternoon. The low pressure sinks southwards
over the rest of the UK, bringing showery outbreaks of rain, but again
something brighter and drier later. Feeling cold everywhere and back
home highs of around six or 7 degrees. Looking colder than we've
seen of late. Plenty of sunshine to end the day and we lose the rain in
the south. The wind moves to the north as we go into the evening,
producing wintry showers across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, drive.
Wednesday and Thursday is shaping up with showers and a cold northerly
wind but a lot of dry weather on both days. A cold frost by your
forecast. (Whatever happens,
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