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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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NHS Grampian say discussions are continuing on how to fund the new health facilities

Concern over new health centre progress

A local councillor has voiced frustration over the slow progress towards new health facilities in Banchory.

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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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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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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Lisa Bailey (left) and Susan Stewart have launched 7Seeds.

Deeside women launch new business

Two Deeside women have launched a new business inspired by their own personal and professional experiences.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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Alan Wallet.

Aberdeenshire man urges others to #ShareYourSpare

A Banchory man is among 500 people who have generously donated one of his healthy kidneys to a stranger.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Aberdeenshire Council's current HQ at Woodhill House, Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire councillors approve new mental health contract

Aberdeenshire councillors have approved the award of the new Mental Health Services for the Shire contract at a meeting in Aberdeen today.
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Astrid Whyte, Chief Executive of Mental Health Aberdeen

Councillors to decide on Aberdeenshire mental health contract

Aberdeenshire Councillors will be asked to approve the award of a new Mental Health Services contract when they meet on Thursday.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Scott Ramsay, who has been on the waiting list for a donor kidney since March this year.

More lives saved by organ transplant

The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 9 per cent last year to 415.

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Ambulance response times below target in Aberdeenshire

Ambulance response times below target in Aberdeenshire

Ambulance crews in Aberdeenshire are failing to hit response targets for life threatening emergencies in the area.

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1,000 new paramedics will be trained to work in the ambulance service over the next five years.

1,000 new paramedics to be trained

The Scottish Government has announced that 1,000 new paramedics will be trained to work in the ambulance service over the next five years.

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