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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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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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Midlothian women's mental health group Pink Ladies 1st

Success for charity Pink Ladies 1st has in some ways been bitter sweet. Over the last decade it has helped nearly 1000 women deal with mental illness but that there is such a demand for its services is a sign that mental health is a big issue in Midlothian. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching an inspiring new book, we spotlight the group and its work.

When two Midlothian women started their own mental health support group little did they suspect it would go on to provide vital support to hundreds of others.

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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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Cancer patients left waiting in Lothian

Cancer patients left waiting in Lothian

Cancer patients in Lothian are having to wait longer to start treatment than what the Scottish Government deems acceptable.

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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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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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Members of Dalkeith Rotary Club

Rotary club raises cash to help cure Crohn’s and colitis

A charity which donates 100 per cent of its funds to medical research into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis has benefited from a cash boost from Dalkeith Rotary Club.

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Tracy McShane pictured at the nursery with Joey

Eskbank nursery saved my boy’s life

A Dalkeith mum has revealed she is “forever in debt” to the nursery staff who spotted the warning signs of her son’s meningitis.

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Exercising makes you happy. Photo: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Five ways you can boost your wellbeing

Sometimes when you’re single, it can seem the whole world wants to remind you what you’re missing out on.

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How happy are you? Photo: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Twelve steps for keeping your brain fit

1. Nutrition

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Let's get running. Photo: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Best foot forwards

Does running feature in your 2016 fitness goals?

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Sausage and mashed potatoes. Photo: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Ten of the healthiest foods to scoff now

How’s your New Year health-kick going?

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Tom Hanks. Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini/PA Photos

Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2016

Tempted to lose a few pounds after the excesses of Christmas?

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2016 fitness forecast

The last few years have seen some major trends emerge in the world of fitness - not least the fact that, generally speaking, we’re getting more and more into it.

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Try these tips to get motivated in the morning. Photo: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Seven winter morning motivation tips

When sun’s streaming in through the window, birds merrily tweeting in the trees, leaping out of bed in the morning is easy.

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