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‘Shocked’ council leader condemns children’s ward closure

West Lothian Council has condemned NHS Lothian’s move to yet again close the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital this summer.

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Children’s ward forced to close

Children’s ward forced to close

The children’s ward at St John’s Hospital has been forced to close during the summer because of staff shortages.

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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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Schools are safe, say council

Schools are safe, say council

Education chiefs have said that Falkirk Council’s schools are safe after it was revealed more than two-thirds contain asbestos.

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Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Staff and pupils at Grange Primary in Bo’ness were celebrating after their school kitchen was given an Eat Safe Award.

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South Queensferry's Ferryburn dental practice nurses Jennifer Allison and Rhona Anderson, inset, will taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health

Dental nurses step out for mental health

Dental nurses will be getting their teeth into a marathon challenge later this year when they take on the mighty Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

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National Clean Air Day has been set up in response to the health concerns raised by pollution levels

Don’t be idling: It’s time to do something about air quality

We’ve all done it. Sat waiting in the car for the kids to come out of school; our partners to leave a shop; friends to finish work ...

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Alan Biggar in his Morgan at Kinneil Estate

Alan’s back in the driving seat to help Teenage Cancer Trust

Bo’ness Hill Climb member Alan Biggar recently drove his vintage Morgan to remote areas of Scotland to help raise cash for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

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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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The winners patients voted for last year

Nominations open for health awards

NHS Forth Valley is looking for award nominations for their staff who have provided exceptional care.

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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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Kelpies turning purple at a stroke

Falkirk landmark the Kelpies will light up in purple to mark the end of a high profile national campaign.

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100 people targeted to sign up to Dementia Friends

100 people targeted to sign up to Dementia Friends

A group has launched its campaign to get 100 people to make a pledge to become a Dementia Friend over the coming year.

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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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Mum’s demand full review of kids’ mental health services

Mum’s demand full review of kids’ mental health services

A group of parents unhappy with the care their children receive from mental health services took their campaign to the Scottish Parliament this week.

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(L-R) Parents Eileen Martin, Claire Wilson, Katie Sneddon, Sharon Marshall and Jeannie Foxton

Parents take their campaign to parliament

A group of parents unhappy over the care their children receive from mental health services took their campaign to the Scottish Parliament.

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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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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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