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Gas Access Week helps ensure households are safe

It is Gas Access Week 2017 and a public awareness campaign is reminding people of ensuring their gas appliances are properly maintained.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Mascot Haggie and some young friends mark 100 days until the British Transplant Games arrive in North Lanarkshire

One hundred days until Games begin

Yesterday (Tuesday) marked 100 days to go until North Lanarkshire hosts The Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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Family support...Jackie and Patrick Foy have received tremendous support from ENABLE, via Rascals in Cumbernauld.

Help Jackie and Tesco colleagues raise Rascals funds

Jackie Foy is a busy, working mum-of-two who will be walking tall in tartan next month for a charity close to her heart.

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Zak is pictured here with fed-up mum and dad Trudi and Ronnie plus his sisters Jenni (14) and Kim (12) who believe that the delay with the ramp cannot continue for much longer.

Long wait for vital ramp

A Carbrain teenager is one of many local people waiting desperately for vital alterations to make their home wheelchair accessible.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Opening day for Maggie’s Forth Valley

The new Maggie’s centre which will provide support for cancer sufferers and their families from across Forth Valley has been opened.

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Sign of the times...Ian Galloway and Helen Penman, of Lanarkshire Deaf Club, are keen for local employers to help by signing up for sign language training.

Job club urges firms to sign up to get Lanarkshire’s deaf community into work

A job club for the deaf community which was set up earlier this year has been congratulated for quickly helping two people into employment.

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Dr Fiona Hunter with Keira

Monklands A&E doctors using metal detectors to reduce need for children’s X-rays

Children have been avoiding being X-rayed in hospital by being checked out using a metal detector instead.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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Over the next 20 years there will be 36,000 more people aged 75 and over living in Lanarkshire, a rise of 48 per cent.

Council backs plan to deal with ‘ticking timebomb’ in health and social care sector

North Lanarkshire Council has backed the creation of a Health and Social Care Academy which could create thousands of jobs.

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