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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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Breast Cancer survivor Claire-Ann McCallum

Local women tell their cancer stories to help others as they hit the catwalk

Two Midlothian women who defeated breast cancer are set to hit the catwalk next week at the Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park and is holding a "Fittest Woman" competition at the gym in November. Pic taken 25/9/17

Women are from Venus

A female-only gym in Bonnyrigg is holding a ‘fittest woman’ competition, calling for local ladies to take part.

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Dalkeith Social Work Centre is to become a central recovery hub for mental health and substance misuse services.

Recovery cafe hub plans given approval

Dalkeith Social Work Centre is to become a central ‘recovery hub’ for mental health and substance misuse services, at a cost of £847,500.

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Stephen Neilson  with Julie Podet, Co-manager of Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau and the Mens Health In Mind project SHARE

Gorebridge man fought back from devastating sight loss

A Gorebridge man fought back from losing his sight and his job, overcame depression and rebuilt his life to become a qualified sports therapist.

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A dementia event will be held in Dalkeith next month.

Charity hosts Dalkeith dementia event

Alzheimer Scotland Mid & East Lothian Services is inviting people living with dementia and their families across Midlothian to get to know the third national dementia strategy for Scotland, which aims to transform services to ensure people with dementia get the support they need, at all ages and stages of the illness.

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Alice Easton

Midlothian siblings warn of meningitis dangers

Alice Easton and her brother Matthew from Dalkeith are sharing their first-hand experience of meningitis and septicaemia

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The site of the former Hopefield Primary School on Rosewell Road, Poltonhall.

Call to think outside the box

Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan has called for “outside the box” thinking to deal with parking at the planned joint school campus.

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GP practice services are under threat in the Capital

‘Nurses stretched to limit’

An NHS community nurse has spoken of her concerns about the service in Midlothian and fears that a patient or nurse could suffer.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

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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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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