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Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Legacy of Linlithgow’s PJ will live on through giving

Legacy of Linlithgow’s PJ will live on through giving

A young Linlithgow lad, who sadly passed away due to a rare medical condition, is being honoured by a fund being held by a hospital in his name.

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Archbishop calls for prayers on death of Cardinal O’Brien

Archbishop calls for prayers on death of Cardinal O’Brien

The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has been speaking about the death of Cardinal Keith O’Brien.

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Opportunity to give blood in Linlithgow

Opportunity to give blood in Linlithgow

There is a special request to the people of Linlithgow this weekend from the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service who will soon be in town.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Parents of over 1130 newborns in Forth Valley have received a Baby Box since they were introduced last year.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Video: Plea to keep Bield care homes open

A granddaughter has made an impassioned plea urging people to support a bid to keep care homes open.
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Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

An independent review has been ordered into an alleged cover-up of true A&E waiting times at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

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Children’s ward closure at St John’s Hospital is a “disgrace”

Children’s ward closure at St John’s Hospital is a “disgrace”

Parents continue to face a 20-mile trip to Edinburgh if their sick child needs to be admitted overnight to hospital.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Photo Emma Mitchell 18.10.17' General View of Bield Housing care home in Linlithgow

Residents left in limbo over care home closure

Campaigners described a housing provider’s decision to close its care homes as a “disaster” for families in Linlithgow.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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