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Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

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The Aberdeen Memory Walk will be held on September 17.

Best feet forward for Alzheimer’s

People across Aberdeenshire are being urged to lace up their walking shoes to help raise vital funds for people with dementia by signing up to Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk series taking place this autumn.

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New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

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Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

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Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

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A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced.

New initiative to tackle NHS waiting times

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.

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Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods.

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Students are being urged to look after themselves by eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Scotland’s students urged to learn to look after their health

Universities and colleges across Scotland are gearing up for the arrival of students in the next couple of weeks.

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Health professionals are reminding parents of the benefits of the free nasal vaccine.

Aberdeenshire parents urged to return flu consent forms

Parents across Aberdeenshire are being urged to return their children’s flu vaccination consent form as soon as possible to ensure they are protected against flu this winter.

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Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

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Suicides in Scotland have seen a rise for the first time in six years.

Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

Suicides in Scotland have risen for the first time in six years, according to newly released figures.

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Adam Coldwells, chief officer of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership with Cllr Anne Stirling, chairman of Integration Joint Board.

Praise for health and social care staff in Aberdeenshire

Members of the Integration Joint Board have praised staff for working together to deliver the first full year of the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

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BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

Efforts to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland should be redoubled, a leading medical authority has said.

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Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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