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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Helping to tackle sexual assault myths

Helping to tackle sexual assault myths

A campaign to tackle myths around rape has received funding from the Scottish Government.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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BID to serve up a new foodfest

BID to serve up a new foodfest

Clarkston’s Business Improvement District (BID) is beginning 2017 on a high note, with plans to build on its most successful year yet.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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Mearns Kirk helping Hands recent visit to Kelvingrove Art Galllery

Building links with dementia

Local dementia support service Mearns Kirk Helping Hands has received a donation of £1,000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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Jenny Kumar from Glasgow won the Influencing Award in June 2016

Who is your heart hero?

Who is your Heart Hero? British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is encouraging people to nominate people they believe deserve a Heart Hero Award.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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Know your GP opening times this festive period

Know your GP opening times this festive period

As part of NHS 24’s ‘Be Health-Wise this Winter’ campaign, Dr Owl is asking people if they know when their GP surgery and local pharmacy are open over the festive period.

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Mesh survivors come together

Mesh survivors come together

Scottish Mesh Survivors held their Christmas lunch last week in Beefeater, Newton Mearns.

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Make sure you have a safe and healthy festive dinner

Make sure your dinner is not a ‘turkey’ this year!

With families across Scotland preparing for their annual Christmas feast – NHS 24 is reminding people to be vigilant about food safety.

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East Ren Good Causes donate items to homeless shelter.

ERGC step in to help homeless

A local southside charity whose aims is to help others in need have been out and about this week ensuring that the homeless have food and toiletries.

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Female medicine doctor filling in patient medical history list during ward round while patient communicating with doctor. Medical care or insurance concept. Physician ready to examine and help

Eleven patients a week in Glasgow being diagnosed with hepatitis C

Glasgow is at the forefront of the NHS’s battle to beat hepatitis C, with an average of 11 patients being diagnosed in the area each week last year – a third of all new cases in Scotland.

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Kirsten Oswald MP was just one of the opponents against selling Bonnyton House.

Bonnyton Care Home sold for £340,000

Bonnyton House care home in Busby will have a new owner in the coming months after councillors agreed to sell it at a meeting last week.

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Aimee and her family in Lapland

Dream comes true for Christmas

A four-year-old from the southside had her dream wish granted when she travelled to Lapland and met Santa Claus.

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Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

More needs to be done to tackle Scotland’s “biggest health and social care challenge”, according to dementia campaigners.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison attending the Be Heathwise campaign launch at Minor Injuries Unit, New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow. l-r: Araf Saddiq (Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service), Shona Robison, Julie Walker (Emergency Nurse) and Lesley Robertson (Nurse Practitioner NHS 24)More info from Laura Varney at NHS24 on 07920 251343.

Do your bit to help the NHS help others this winter

NHS 24 is urging people across Scotland to look after their health this winter with a few simple steps.

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