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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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42 year-old Aaron Wilson

Brave cancer battlers take to the catwalk

New event will see 24 men who have faced

diagnosis become models at

charity fashion show

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

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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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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Sam Dorrance playing at Stonehaven Harbour before he fell ill.

Music event will remember Sam

A musical extravaganza is set to take place to pay tribute to a brave Stonehaven youngster, who died last year after battling a brain tumour.

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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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Community councillor James Morrison, Scot medical Ltd's Colin Petrie, Stuart Donaldson MP, Community council chair Phil Mills-Bishop, community councillor Mike Duncan and Co-op staff member Stephen Barron.

CPR course really is breath of fresh air...

With Stonehaven about to have its third public-use defibrillator installed this Saturday at the harbour, community councillors, school pupils and your very own Mearns Leader reporter have been brushing up on their CPR and resuscitation skills.

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Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen. Pic: Sue Ryder / Colin Hattersley Photography

Extension granted for neurological centre in Aberdeen

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder has announced that planning permission to extend Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen, has been granted.

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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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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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Cancer sufferer raises funds for fellow patients

Cancer sufferer raises funds for fellow patients

A Mearns woman who is recovering from cancer treatment has raised over £2000 for ARI thanks in part to a fundraiser held in Laurencekirk.

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CLAN looking for volunteers in Mearns and Stoney

A leading cancer charity is issuing a fresh appeal for volunteers as it looks to extend its support in the Stonehaven and Mearns area.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Additional £16.2m allocated to Grampian’s health services

An additional £16.2 million will be allocated to NHS Grampian in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.

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