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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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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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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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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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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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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Physiotherapists Nicola Hardie (left) and Stephanie Chillingworth showing the rehab videos on tablets.

Web workout videos boost physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are swapping long journeys on rural roads for the speed of the information superhighway by treating patients using online videos.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Scott Ramsay, who has been on the waiting list for a donor kidney since March this year.

More lives saved by organ transplant

The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 9 per cent last year to 415.

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Record level of dentist registration

Record level of dentist registration

The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is at record levels, with more than nine in 10 people now registered.

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Changes to cervical screening

Changes to cervical screening

Women are being urged to take up their invitation for cervical screening as changes to the programme come into force.

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