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Awards for NHS Lanarkshire’s inspiring staff and volunteers

Healthcare staff from across Lanarkshire have been recognised for their inspirational work at their trust’s second annual award ceremony.

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Paul Sheerin with his family and Bella the Beatson Bee

Palacerigg footgolf tourney is moneyspinner for Beatson

Cumbernauld’s recent footgolf tournament on behalf of the Beatson cancer charity was a major success, raising thousands of pounds.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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The Boots Kilsyth team present their Bubble Rush cheque to Claire Macdonald of Strathcarron Hospice

Boots Kilsyth Bubble Rush team donates thousands to Strathcarron

As recently reported, the staff of the Boots pharmacy in Kilsyth formed a team to participate in the Bubble Rush event on behalf of Strathcarron Hospice.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Head Injury Information Day will be held in the citys DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Cambridge Street next week on Wednesday, May 10, running from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Head Injury Information Day coming to Glasgow

An annual event bringing together people living with brain injuries, their families, friends and carers alongside charities and support groups working in Lanarkshire and throughout West Central Scotland is again coming to Glasgow.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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Geraldine Ward was diagnosed with MS 14 years ago. Pic: Alan Watson

MS patients worried about receiving care

The North Lanarkshire branch of the MS Society have expressed concern about future care of those with the condition.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

New breast cancer trial seeks volunteers

A new scheme will reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer by helping them lose weight and become more active.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Gas danger warning NLC

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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