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Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it is important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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21-03-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD.Angela Hamilton who is lobbying the Scottish Parliament for better NHS psychological services.

Government responds to Angela’s petition on mental health services

The Scottish Government has now agreed to take action after it reviewed a petition started up by a campaiging Kildrum woman.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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MSP Margaret Mitchell wants council re-think on alarm charges.

Hard-up OAPS can’t afford alarms - MSP

Hundreds of elderly people have handed back their potentially life-saving personal alarms because they can’t afford the weekly £5 charge.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth runners invited to take part in historic event for Strathcarron

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth runners invited to take part in historic event for Strathcarron

Local runners who like to help a good cause will be interested to know that Strathcarron Hospice is the chosen charity for a new event.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Bonnybridge Hospital was closed months after the patient's death

Fine for health board over death

An NHS health board was fined £8000 today for failing to ensure the health and safety of a dementia patient who escaped from a hospital ward.

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Kilsyth’s Fraser breaks a record for caring

Kilsyth’s Fraser breaks a record for caring

A young Kilsyth boy is to be recognised at a national awards ceremony.

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21-03-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD.Angela Hamilton who is lobbying the Scottish Parliament for better NHS psychological services.

Campaigning mum from Kildrum invited to Scottish Parliament

A mental health campaigner from Cumbernauld has been invited to address the Scottish Parliament later this month.

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(From left) Treatment planning manager Dianne Kearns,  Paul Kelly and head of therapy radiography Eithne MacPherson

Lanarkshire Beatson hailed as “world class” cancer centre

Lanarkshire’s newest cancer centre has been praised as “world class” for the care and support it provides.

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Ruth Eglington and pupils from Laburnum Family Learning Centre in Viewpark with (l-r) Councillors Paul Kelly and Jim Logue, and  John Cameron and Gordon Thomson of Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership.

North Lanarkshire nurseries lead the way for healthy eating

Nursery children in North Lanarkshire lead the way when it comes to healthy eating – consuming one more portion of fruit and veg per day than the Scottish average.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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NHS Lanarkshire has introduced the new test following a successful trial

New method to improve detection of bowel cancer to be introduced across Lanarkshire

A new method to improve detection of bowel cancer and avoid unnecessary medical checks is being introduced by NHS Lanarkshire.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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Lily Dodds and her parents Andy and Emma

Lily raises awareness in jeans

Little Lily Dodds from Cumbernauld is helping raise awareness of children with genetic disorders by supporting Jeans for Genes day this week.

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