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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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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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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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Crawford Surgery, which will close this week.  (Picture Sarah Peters)

Crawford and Wanlockhead GP surgeries are closing

It has now been confirmed that the GP surgeries in Crawford and Wanlockhead will close on Thursday, December 29.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

More needs to be done to tackle Scotland’s “biggest health and social care challenge”, according to dementia campaigners.

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Carluke Rotary Club President Jim Speirs presents a cheque for over 14,000 to Erin Leggate of Erskine Hospital. (Picture by Rodger Price)

Carluke Rotary support for Erskine Hospital

Carluke Rotary Club has donated £14,230 to Erskine Hospital.
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Crisis looming as third of Scotland’s GPs plan to retire in five years

Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years.

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Lanark’s Gillies is half the man he used to be!

Lanark’s Gillies is half the man he used to be!

Two years ago, Lanark businessman Gillies Macdonald weighed in at 30 stone and was facing his 40th birthday with, excuse the pun, only a slim chance of reaching his 50th.

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Nine out of 10 Scottish GPs say their workload could have a negative impact on patient care.

GP survey highlights heavy workloads

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 900 GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is sometimes having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive.

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Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, launches the new legislation to make smoking in cars with children illegal across Scotland.

NHS Lanarkshire backs new legislation on smoking

NHS Lanarkshire has backed new legislation making smoking in a vehicle with anyone under 18 against the law.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

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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Patricia Duncan, from Carstairs Junction, is able to hear clearly after pioneering surgery.

Pioneering op helps Carstairs Junction nurse hear

Delighted Patricia Duncan can now hear clearly for the first time in over 50 years after a pioneering operation to repair one of her ears.

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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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Councillor Ed Archer has been collecting signatures personally for the petition

Minister urged to step in to save Lanark’s Lockhart

A petition signed by more than 1,000 people in Clydesdale has been handed to Scottish Government Health Minister Shona Robison, calling on her to intervene to save Lanark’s Lockhart Hospital.

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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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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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