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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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Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie helps to highlight the urgent need for action on obesity when he attended a Cancer Research UK event outside the Scottish Parliament. Mr Beattie is pictured removing junk food from a giant set of scales outside the Scottish Parliament. The super-sized scales were loaded with a mannequin of an obese child weighed down by junk food items, including those commonly purchased as part of supermarket multi-buy offers.

Scaling back to prevent cancer

Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, is backing Cancer Research UK’s new Scale Down Cancer campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across Scotland.

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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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Newbyres Medical Centre, 15 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge.

Council attacked for failing to deal with health ‘crisis’

Labour councillor Jim Muirhead has attacked the council for “doing nothing” to stop the local health“crisis” his party predicted, as Gorebridge became the latest town to have its surgery close its list to new patients.

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Lothian list MSP Neil Findlay met with representatives of Alcohol Focus Scotland who were in the Parliament to promote their manifesto to help tackle Scotlands growing problem.

Lothians MSP backs alcohol manifesto

Scotland’s alcohol problem was a subject under discussion in the Scottish Parliament recently.

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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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Newbyres Medical Centre, 15 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge.

Another practice restricts new patients’ access

Yet another Midlothian GP practice is restricting access for new patients, as it struggles to provide services to an ever-growing population.

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MSP back cancer awareness week

MSP back cancer awareness week

Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s call for action to increase cervical screening uptake rates. Cervical screening uptake is now at a 10-year low in Scotland, and more women each year are being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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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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Colin Mills completes the Edinburgh Men's 10k in aid of Health in Mind.

Midlothian runners encouraged to raise awareness

Runners, who took part in the Edinburgh Men’s 10K to raise funds for Health in Mind, are hoping their efforts will inspire others to sign up for future running events in aid of the Scottish mental health charity.

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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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NHS Organ donor card

Your views sought on organ donor scheme

SNP MSP Colin Beattie is urging constituents in Midlothian to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government’s new consultation to help inform policy.

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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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Jim Fraser and his 93 year old mum Madge at her home in Penicuik.

Fury at community alarm charge rise

A Penicuik man whose mother depends on the Telecare support service has hit out at Midlothian Council for raising the charge by 46 per cent.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon  chats with Jimmy King & Jim Langley in the Day Room Lounge.

First Minister returns to community hospital

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Midlothian Community Hospital on Monday to announce a health and social care integration cash boost.

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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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