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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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Ward 6 at  Ninewells Hospital has been closed to new admissions.

Norovirus forces Ninewells ward closure

A ward at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee is closed to new admissions due to several suspected cases of the Norovirus.

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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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Education and children's services collaboration to be heard by council

Education and children’s services collaboration to be heard by Angus Council

Proposals for a strategic collaboration and enhanced partnership working with education and children’s services will be considered by Angus Council’s Policy and Resources Committee on Tuesday (November 29).

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COPD event held in Forfar company

COPD event held in Forfar company

Specialist respiratory nurses from Angus and representatives of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patient support groups attended Forfar company Don & Low on World COPD Day to raise awareness of COPD and offer screening for employees.

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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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NHS reach positive outcome with Unite

NHS reach positive outcome with Unite

A positive outcome has been reached between Unite and NHS Tayside over a dispute with domestic service staff.

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NHS Tayside is emphasising the importance of keeping children active.

NHS Tayside service offers advice to keep children fit and healthy this winter

NHS Tayside’s Paediatric Overweight Service (POST) is encouraging families to keep moving to keep healthy this MOVE-ember.

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NHS Tayside is issuing advice on how to avoid infection and the use of antibiotics.

Advice to cut use of antibiotics

NHS Tayside is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day this Friday (November 18) which aims to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

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Ian Baxter, who has found that COPD can be managed with guidance and advice. The former policeman is urging anyone who thinks they may be affected to visit their GP.

Ian speaks up for COPD sufferers

A Forfar man is encouraging people to take their lung health seriously today (Wednesday) as health authorities and patients mark World COPD Day which.

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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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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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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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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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Record level of dentist registration

Record level of dentist registration

The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is at record levels, with more than nine in 10 people now registered.

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