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Fundraising in Kath’s name

A father-of-two smashed his fundraising target after completing a half marathon in memory of his late mum.

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IN PICTURES: Pedal for Scotland in the burgh

Saboteurs scattered metal tacks on the road in a bid to disrupt Scotland’s biggest charity cycling event.

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James before and after the charity haircut outside Stephen Johns

James braves the shave

A son who lost his mother to cancer has undergone a charity haircut in memory of her.

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Road safety message is driven home to Linlithgow students

Road safety message is driven home to Linlithgow students

Pupils at a school in Linlithgow learned about the devastating consequences car accidents have on families in West Lothian.

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£150 has been donated to the Memory Cafe in South Queensferry by housbuillders Barratt Homes

Donation to dementia memory cafe

A donation of £150 was made to the Memory Cafe in South Queensferry by Barratt Homes which was sharing its success with the charity.

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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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Tobacco strategy a success

Tobacco strategy a success

The Scottish Government’s tobacco control strategy has had a positive impact over the past five years.

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St Johns sees 1000 children admitted to the hospital each year

Calls to fully reopen children’s ward

Calls are being made to reopen the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital two months after it closed to in-patients.

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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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Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

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Cowan was sentenced at the High Court in Livingston

Painter severely injured after council error

A Scots council has been fined for a health and safety blunder which left one of its house painters crippled for life.

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A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced.

New initiative to tackle NHS waiting times

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.

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Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods.

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Students are being urged to look after themselves by eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Scotland’s students urged to learn to look after their health

Universities and colleges across Scotland are gearing up for the arrival of students in the next couple of weeks.

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Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

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VIDEO: Youth powering the older generation

An innovative scheme which helps older people is to be rolled out across Scotland after the Falkirk pilot proved a massive success.

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