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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crisis looming as third of Scotland’s GPs plan to retire in five years

Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years.

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Nine out of 10 Scottish GPs say their workload could have a negative impact on patient care.

GP survey highlights heavy workloads

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 900 GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is sometimes having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive.

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The new defibrillator at Stonehaven's Market Square.

Defibrillator installed at Stonehaven’s Market Square

A community defibrillator has now been installed at Stonehaven’s Market Square, thanks to Stonehaven and District Community Council.

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MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans.

Views sought on organ donor opt-out scheme

SNP MSP Mairi Evans is urging constituents in Angus North & Mearns to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government’s new consultation to help inform policy.

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Funds being raised for Muchalls defibrillator

Muchalls Village Association have set up a fundraising page in the hopes of raising money to buy a defibrillator for the village.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Gillian Fowler with fellow trustees, Malcolm Wright (left) and Niall Craig

Stonehaven woman sets up charity

A Stonehaven businesswoman who broke her back in a horse-riding accident has set up a charity to support people with ‘invisible’ spinal conditions.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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The 12 week outdoor activity programme designed to improve the health and well-being of adults with long-term mental health problems.

Improving mental health at local wood

A group of nine people are celebrating after completing Forestry Commission Scotland’s 12 week Branching Out programme at Dunnottar Woodlands, Stonehaven.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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