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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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17-12-2012. Picture Michael Gillen. LARBERT. Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Accident and Emergency Department, A and E, A&E.

Winter cash for NHS board

Forth Valley Health Board will get £379,968 – its share of £9 million nationally– to get ready for winter.

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Andy Tetsill did the Pedal for Scotland in memory of his son Craig

Dad who was cleared of son’s death does cycle in his memory

A dad who vowed never to get back on a bike following the death of his son has thanked family and friends after completing one of Scotland’s biggest cycle events.

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Open Secret chief executive Janine Rennie has told vulnerable clients their counselling service will continue. Picture: Michael Gillen

Abuse charity ‘will survive’ amid government cash crisis

A charity which supports people who were sexually and physically abused as children says it will survive despite a potential funding crisis.

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Breath tests can be vital

Feeling breathless?Don’t just dismiss it...speak to your GP

Most people have never heard of it, but a little-known lung condition is killing twice as many Scots as road accidents.

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Nurse struck off for fear of repeated misconduct

Nurse struck off for fear of repeated misconduct

A nurse who used to work at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been struck off over fears she would repeat the misconduct she was suspended for.

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Treats are ruining our health

Treats are ruining our health

Parents in Scotland have been warned to consider how often they treat their children – and themselves – as part of a new Food Standards Scotland (FSS) campaign.

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You can leave money to Strathcarron Hospice in your will

Gifts in Wills scheme could boost Strathcarron Hospice funds

Strathcarron Hospice has teamed up with 11 local solicitors for a new initiative that could bring vital funds to the hospice.

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Maddiston residents hand out water to riders in the 2016 Pedal for Scotland event

Calls to review Pedal for Scotland road closures

One of Scotland’s biggest charity events left Falkirk residents with mixed emotions last weekend with complaints and praise in equal measure.

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Ian Herd

Dental award in memory of brothers

The memory of well-respected dentist brothers will be kept alive next week when an award in their name will be presented to an exceptional dental trainee.

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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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The Memory Walk can be a fun family day out

Going an extra mile for dementia

People across Forth Valley are being urged to lace up their walking shoes to help raise funds for people with dementia and their families.

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The Drummond family

Sea of yellow will help raise awareness of rare condition

A mum-of-four is hoping to turn a school into a sea of yellow to raise awareness of her baby son’s rare condition.

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The Clinical Assessment Unit at Forth Valley Royal where the patient was first admitted in August 2014
Picture: Michael Gillen

Patient’s care in his final hours was ‘unacceptable’

A vulnerable patient with breathing problems who died hours after being admitted to a ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital did not receive proper nursing care, according to a report.

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Recent swarms of flies in homes has been attributed to weather patterns

Weather caused fly swarms

The recent influx of flies plaguing homes in the district has been attributed to prolonged warm weather.

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If you fancy a spot of dancing,     why not give country a whirl?

If you fancy a spot of dancing, why not give country a whirl?

Everyone seems to be chasing a way to stay fit and healthy and have fun at the same time.

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Cancer sufferer Ashlee Easton from Brightons with mum Lisa and singer Demi Lovato at the Hydro in Glasgow

Cancer survivor Ashlee is facing her battle head on once again

A young cancer survivor is battling the illness again after two years of remission by raising money for new trials as she endures her treatment.

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Go on, give it a whirl

If you fancy a spot of dancing, why not give country a whirl?

Everyone seems to be chasing a way to stay fit and healthy and have fun at the same time.

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The outbreak affected more than 100 pupils

Suspected norovirus outbreak affects 100 pupils

More than 100 pupils at St Modan's High have been hit by a suspected outbreak of the norovirus.
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Residents in the Braes say the road closures for the Pedal for Scotland event this weekend are far too restrictive and will disrupt community life for longer than is needed. Picture: Craig Halkett

Road closures for Pedal Scotland are ‘too much’

Residents in the Braes have told organisers of the Pedal for Scotland event to get on their bikes over “excessive” road closures.

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