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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Katie Sneddon started a pressure group calling for a review into mental health services for children

Mums and dads will have a say in national review

Parents who claim mental health care services are failing their children have welcomed a review they will be able to take part in.

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Mums campaign for safer streets

Mums campaign for safer streets

Mums are fighting for safer streets around town, claiming pedestrian routes are a “nightmare”.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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Parents have voiced their concerns over the care their children have recieved from CAMHS Forth Valley. Picture: Scott Louden

Service is ‘failing our children’

Parents of children with mental health issues are demanding a review into the service they claim is failing them and their families.

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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Alan Lindsay has set himself the challenge of running 1000 miles in 2017. Picture: Michael Gillen

Runner on a marathon mission

A father-of-four has set himself an ambitious goal of running 1000 miles in 2017 – which works out at just under a marathon every week.

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Autism Awareness Week: It’s not just a ‘tantrum’

Autism Awareness Week: It’s not just a ‘tantrum’

Waiting in a queue, hearing a sudden noise, loud music, keys jangling, even the ticking of a clock can all be a mild frustration for some.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Vandals have targeted a life-saving defibrillator only days after it was installed.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

It’s pink, it’s bright and slightly frivolous but behind the MoonWalk Scotland is a very important and serious message.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Janitor raises money for defibrillator

Janitor raises money for defibrillator

A janitor who survived a heart attack has raised over £2000 to enable his school to buy life-saving equipment.

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‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

A family has thanked sports centre staff who saved a father-of-two’s life after he suffered a heart attack playing football.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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