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Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Mrs A was treated at Monklands Hospital

Health board told to apologise after patient given drug she was allergic to

Hospital bosses have been told to apologise for “serious failings” in the care of a 68-year-old woman, who died after being given a drug to which she was allergic.

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NHS Lanarkshire paying up to £1500 a shift for temporary nurses

NHS Lanarkshire paying up to £1500 a shift for temporary nurses

Health board NHS Lanarkshire has been paying agency nurses up to £1500 per shift, it has emerged in a row over staffing costs.

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Clyde FCs Tom Elliott, Cara McBearty and Cameron Cairney and sponsors representative David Wilson with happy nursery pupils.

Clyde taking first steps to engaging youngsters

A new initiative offering free activity sessions to nursery pupils in Cumbernauld an surrounding areas has bveen launched by Clyde FC.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Graham Simpson MSP is backing the new campaign.

MSP backs new Scale Down Cancer campaign

Central Scotland MSP Graham Simpson is backing Cancer Research UK’s new Scale Down Cancer campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across the country.

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A burning ambition to boost charity

A burning ambition to boost charity

Thirty fearless fundraisers are set to walk barefoot across hot coals in Dullatur tomorrow (Sunday, January 29) to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Scotland's deputy chief medical officer is urging more people to get a flu jab.

Concern over flu vaccine uptake by ‘at risk’ groups

Three out of five people in Lanarkshire who are at risk from flu due to an underlying health condition haven’t had the vaccine.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Scottish Rugby 7s team members who train at Ravenscraig were joined by gym regulars and staff to promote the Sloshathon.

World record attempt at Ravenscraig to raise funds for British Transplant Games

If you want to be a record breaker and raise money for a great cause, take your dancing shoes along to Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Sunday.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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Councillor Paul Kelly with Jim Brannigan and his daughter Megan as they used the DisabledGo website to check out the facilities in Strathclyde Park.

New website to make North Lanarkshire venues more accessible for disabled people

North Lanarkshire Council is encouraging disabled people to visit more local venues by using the interactive website DisabledGo.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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