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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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Foodbank plea for food and donations as winter bites

Foodbank plea for food and donations as winter bites

Residents are being urged to donate generously to foodbanks this festive season as winter begins to takes its toll.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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ALFY is staffed by trained nurses

Calls to pensioner helpline on the rise

Hundreds of people in Forth Valley have contacted Advice Line for You for help and support over the last few months.

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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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Jenny Miller CEO of Pamis alongside James Brown of Mobiloo

Charity campaigns for mobile Changing Places toilet

A disability charity will launch a campaign on World Toilet Day to fund the first mobile Changing Places toilet in Scotland.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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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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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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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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Nurse struck off for fear of repeated misconduct

Nurse struck off for fear of repeated misconduct

A nurse who used to work at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been struck off over fears she would repeat the misconduct she was suspended for.

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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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Get on your bike!

Get on your bike!

Residents are being urged to ditch the car and become active – by walking, cycling or using public transport.

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MP Martyn Day is backing asthma campaign

MP gets behind asthma study

Linlithgow MP Martyn Day is supporting groundbreaking new research which could benefit asthma sufferers.

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Recent swarms of flies in homes has been attributed to weather patterns

Weather caused fly swarms

The recent influx of flies plaguing homes in the district has been attributed to prolonged warm weather.

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Task force is set to tackle loch’s toxic menace

Task force is set to tackle loch’s toxic menace

A new group formed to combat Linlithgow Loch’s recurring toxic algae nightmare has staged a meeting in a bid to thrash out a plan.

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