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Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Memorial bench at Stonehaven Railway Station for train lover Sam

Memorial bench at Stonehaven Railway Station for train lover Sam

A memorial bench has been erected in memory of a little boy from Stonehaven who tragically died last summer.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin.

Aberdeenshire MSP supports sign language training for health workers

A north east MSP has asked the Scottish Government to ensure that health workers providing end of life care are offered training in British Sign Language (BSL).

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Emma Steeley from Portlethen will shave all of her hair off for charity on March 6.

Portlethen woman Emma is going “Bald for Bairns”

A Portlethen woman who has been growing her hair for more than 10 years is preparing to shave it all off for charity.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Caroline Thomson

Ruby ball in memory of mum Caroline

A charity ball will be held this spring in memory of a devoted Portlethen mum and teacher.

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‘UK must follow Scotland’s lead on bowel cancer’

‘UK must follow Scotland’s lead on bowel cancer’

Richard and Sarah Haugh from Laurencekirk are backing charity Beating Bowel Cancer’s call to have the bowel cancer screening age equalised throughout the UK.

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Lesley Kane is pictured (right) with her best friend Laura Murphy.

Stonehaven mum beats the odds to survive life-threatening illness

A Stonehaven mum has said she is “overwhelmed” by the support of her family and friends, after she battled her way back from the brink of death in an horrific chain of events last summer.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Sam Dorrance playing at Stonehaven Harbour before he fell ill.

Cycle for Sam to return in 2017

A fundraising event set up to raise funds on behalf of a five year-old boy from Stonehaven who died last year is set to return this summer.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

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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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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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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