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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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Heather McCabe, right, with mum Christine, are raising awareness of the deadly condition sepsis which nearly killed her sister. Picture: Michael Gillen

Near death experience inspires sister

A near death experience has inspired a health professional to raise awareness of blood poisoning symptoms that could prove fatal.

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More than 60,000 people in Scotland have been given life-saving CPR training in the last 12 months

60,000 Scots trained in life-saving CPR

More than 60,000 people in Scotland have been given life-saving CPR training in the last 12 months.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

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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Neil Clark from Larbert, pictured with Michelle Campbell from the charity, and pug Fred. Picture by Tina Norris

Larbert’s Neil launches Scottish fundraiser

Larbert bagpiper Neil Clark has launched this year’s Turn Up In Tartan fundraiser for Macmillan.

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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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Know the risks...is the theme of this years Alcohol Awareness Week, spearheaded by UK charity Alcohol Concern.   
NHS Scotland is also keen to ensure people know the new weekly limits  14 units for both men and women.

Falkirk drinkers putting their lives at risk

Alcohol: know the risks is the theme of this year’s UK Alcohol Awareness Week.

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Calls to pensioner helpline on the rise

Hundreds of people in Forth Valley have contacted Advice Line for You for help and support over the last few months.

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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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Nicole, centre, with colleagues from Webhelp who rallied round to raise money for Strathcarron. Picture: Michael Gillen

Colleagues rally round for grieving pal

A call centre worker who lost her mum to cancer has thanked hospice staff with a donation raised with a little help from her friends.

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Jenny Miller CEO of Pamis alongside James Brown of Mobiloo

Charity campaigns for mobile Changing Places toilet

A disability charity will launch a campaign on World Toilet Day to fund the first mobile Changing Places toilet in Scotland.

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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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Linda Hamilton regional fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Help charity raise profile of diabetes

Every year on November 14 we celebrate World Diabetes Day. It is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s really like to live with the condition.

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Government pledge on fracking debate

Government pledge on fracking debate

Public consultation on whether Unconventional Oil and Gas (UOG) development should be allowed in Scotland will start in January.

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Disabled people, or anyone with an interest in disability, are sure of a warm welcome at ILA Forth Valleys monthly drop-in cafe at Camelon Sensory Centre. Picture: Michael Gillen

Cafe offers time for cuppa, chat and advice when it’s needed

Fancy a cuppa and a chat? That’s exactly what’s on offer to disabled people at a special cafe held on the first Thursday of every month.

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Forth Valley cancer event will help face challenges

Cancer survivors and those living with the disease can attend a health and wellbeing event organised by NHS Forth Valley and Macmillan Cancer Support. Held on Thursday, November 24 from 10am- 3pm at Falkirk Golf Club, it is also open to partners, family members and friends. Lunch and refreshments will be served, with talks and information on a wide range of issues, offering advice and support. To attend, contact Elizabeth-Ann Bowman, 01324 614387 or e-mail e.bowman@nhs.net.

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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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Tom, pictured second left, with fellow fundraisers and staff from the Bonnybridge Strathcarron charity shop

Tom’s philanthropy helps raise £72k in 22 years for good causes

An annual campaign by a Bonnybridge man to raise money for local good causes has now reached more than £72,000 over the past 22 years.

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