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Life-saving support for Penicuik

It has almost become a cliché to praise medical staff as “angels” doing an incredibly difficult job for modest pay, but it doesn’t make them any less deserving of such high praise.

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Protesters led by SNP councillor Debbi McCall (right) pictured in June when the car park changes were made.

Still no cure in sight for surgery parking

Penicuik Medical Practice has turned down an offer of four staff parking spaces from a supermarket to free up space for patients in its own car park.

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Search on for Midlothian’s health heroes

Search on for Midlothian’s health heroes

People across the Lothians are being asked to nominate their local healthcare heroes as the hunt for Scotland’s top health workers continues.

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Young women who binge drink increase their risk of developing diabetes later in life. Pic: Phil Wilkinson    .

Study reveals diabetes risk for young women who binge drink

A new study has found that young women who binge drink increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

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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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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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Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council chairman Robert Hogg presents a �1214 cheque to the Y2K project

Project funds nourish Midlothian communities

Local groups in Mayfield and Easthouses are among the latest community organisations to benefit from the ‘Food Glorious Food’ funding project.

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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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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Mary Adam, Lynda Watson, David Hood, Mags Fregin and Pat Wallace (pictured from left to right) were guests of honour at the annual Midlothian Active Choices Awards.

Awards for Midlothian’s fabulous five

They’ve overcome obstacles, improved their health and gained confidence – a huge well done to all of this year’s winners of the annual Midlothian Active Choices Awards.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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NHS Lothian avoids attack

NHS Lothian avoids attack

NHS Lothian has avoided the cyber attack that plunged services across Scotland and England into chaos last week.

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Local cyclist Simon Bush at the cycle path in Dalkeith's Ironmills Park at the steps which remains closed.

Cyclist’s fury at never ending path closure

A cyclist is angry at the continued closure of a path in Ironmills Park, Dalkeith, which has been hit by subsidence issues in recent years.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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