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Baby makes five for Mitchells

A Kilsyth woman has become a great-great-gran following the birth of a little bundle of joy called Ayda Rose.

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L-R Debbie, Mark, Rachel, and Chris Stewart are backing Anthony Nolan's campaign for better post-transplant care for people who have had stem cell transplants.

Cumbernauld teenager supporting national campaign

Most of Mark Stewart’s childhood memories are of being on drips and antibiotics – not the happy, carefree memories you’d hope a child would have.

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Provost Jean Jones is presented with a pennant by members of Team Lanarkshire following the British Transplant Games

Team thanks council for successful games

Athletes from Team Lanarkshire presented North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones with a special pennant.

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NHS Lanarkshire's Martin Carberry (front, right) with clinical colleagues raising awareness of World Sepsis Day

More awareness needed over the danger of sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which kills more people than prostate, bowel and breast cancer combined.

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Margaret Mitchell says more should be done to increase staffing levels at Monklands Hospital and elsewhere

Understaffed NHS insists nurses on way

Health bosses hope an influx of nurses next month will fend off criticism over unfilled vacancies in Lanarkshire hospitals.

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FH Abronhill Bowling Club Cheque Presentation 09/09/2017   BACK L/RGus Brown,George Ferguson,Andrew McLeod,Drew Parker, Jackie Rae FRONT Katie McColl,Mags Butler,Alexis Brown,Amy McCabe,Sandra Pate and Ben McCabe with cheque

Bowlers help young burns survivors

Abronhill Bowling Club has donated money to the Scottish Burned Children’s Club in honour of one of its young members.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

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Motherwell captain Carl McHugh appears in the campaign video

Shatter the secrecy of suicide

North Lanarkshire Council is backing efforts to raise awareness during suicide prevention week.

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The nurses offer a wide range of support to people living with MS

MS nurses recruited by NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lanarkshire has recruited two MS specialist nurses, plus a part-time neurology nurse, to support the 1,200 MS patients in Lanarkshire.

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New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

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Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

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Monklands Hospital

Operations cancelled due to rain leaks in hospital

Operations are being 
cancelled at one of Scotland’s busiest hospitals because heavy rain leaks into the 
theatres.

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Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

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Kevin Coyle and Alex Smith of NL Chiefs

Chiefs coach goes the distance for MS and Alex

The chairman of Cumbernauld-based basketball club NL Chiefs recently completed a sponsored trek from Edinburgh to Denny.

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A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced.

New initiative to tackle NHS waiting times

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.

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Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods.

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Students are being urged to look after themselves by eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Scotland’s students urged to learn to look after their health

Universities and colleges across Scotland are gearing up for the arrival of students in the next couple of weeks.

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