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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin.

Aberdeenshire MSP supports sign language training for health workers

A north east MSP has asked the Scottish Government to ensure that health workers providing end of life care are offered training in British Sign Language (BSL).

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Wildcat team members Lorna Donaldson, Keri Fickling and Keith Jenson

Charity pushes the button on initiative

The Sandpiper Trust’s cardiac arrest campaign to save 50 local lives every year in Grampian is now live.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

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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An artist's impression of Inverurie's new Health Centre

MP welcomes centre plan

Alex Salmond MP has welcomed the announcement of the timetable for the new Inverurie Health and Social Care Hub Centre.

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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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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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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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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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