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Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

New breast cancer trial seeks volunteers

A new scheme will reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer by helping them lose weight and become more active.

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

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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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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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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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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People in the North-east are being encouraged to open up about mental health

Mental health awareness

An awareness campaign is under way to encourage people in the North-east to speak about their mental health.

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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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