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Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Are you game for the sporting digital challenge?

Are you game for the sporting digital challenge?

Residents are being invited to take part in a sporting digital challenge as part of West Lothian Council’s “Be Online 2017” fortnight.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

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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Review after 24 baby deaths in 12 months

Review after 24 baby deaths in 12 months

An urgent review is being carried out into the death of 24 babies in Forth Valley last year.

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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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Mums overwhelmed by public generosity

Mums overwhelmed by public generosity

Two families have raised nearly £2000 for a charity that is close to their heart.

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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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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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Little Dean with twin sister Elise

Aunty raising money for ill nephew’s trip

The aunty of a young boy who is to receive treatment in the USA for a rare form of cancer is raising money to help keep his family together.

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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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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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Memories on tap in pub

Memories on tap in pub

A popular pub is turning into a cinema to help bring back memories for older people and dementia sufferers through classic film footage.

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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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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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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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The health board is looking at ways of reducing the waiting times for some cancer patients who are referred to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for diagnosis and treatment

More doctors to ease the wait for patients

Health bosses have vowed to employ more consultants in a bid to treat cancer patients on time.

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Crisis looms as third of GPs set to retire

Crisis looms as third of GPs set to retire

Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years.

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