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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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MSP brands report a whitewash.

Mesh implant report branded a ‘whitewash’

The Scottish Conservatives have described the Scottish Government Report into mesh implants as a “whitewash”.

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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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Jonathan Haggerty pictured with son Tom

It’s a marathon task for dad

A dad who’s son suffered a cardiac arrest following open heart surgery - aged six days old, has raised nearly £12,000 for charity.

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Pauline is thrilled by model engagement

Pauline is thrilled by model engagement

Pauline Anderson-Docherty is a model parent, model patient, and a model fund-raiser – and is now looking forward to being a model.

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Bowel cancer screening is at an all time low in Glasgow

Are you risking your life by ignoring the bowel screening test?

Nearly half of people living in Greater Glasgow & Clyde ignore the bowel cancer screening test – people’s lives are at risk

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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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Lord Provost Sadie Doherty is presented with flowers by 
Rhona Baillie, CEO of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Hospice says a huge thank you to Lord Provost

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has said a huge thank you to long-time supporter Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty.

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Dr Roderick MacLeod's retires after 50 years service.

GP finally hangs up his stethoscope

A doctor who has given 50 years of dedicated service to the community has decided the time has come to write his last prescription.

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Greenhouse Cafe's first meeting was judged a huge success

Greenhouse cafe project’s first meeting is judged a huge success

A Community Interest Company who run the Greenhouse Cafe project within Eastwood Health Centre are going from strength to strength.

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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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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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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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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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Can you help Kinning Park Complex gardeners with a new sensory experience?

Gardeners need your help

Kinning Park Complex is a community centre and arts hub on the southside of Glasgow which wants to do more.

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Kirsten Oswald MP is backing the Marie Curie campaign for 2017.

Such a small amount can make huge changes!

Kirsten Oswald MP and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

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Off the Beatson Track... 
A sea of yellow ready to walk through Glasgow to raise money for the Cancer Charity.

 Pic by Alan Peebles

Beatson pledges £14m in fight

As it marks its third anniversary the Beaton Cancer Charity, has confirmed in its first three years it has pledged over £14 million, which will greatly benefit people in the southside.

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