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NHS support session for those living with cancer

Cancer survivors and those living with the disease are being invited to attend a support event organised by NHS Forth Valley and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Katie Sneddon started a pressure group calling for a review into mental health services for children

Mums and dads will have a say in national review

Parents who claim mental health care services are failing their children have welcomed a review they will be able to take part in.

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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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Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham and Anne Maclean-Chang. Bottom row: Alison Tait who campaigned to get breast cancer drug Kadcyla made available on NHS in Scotland

Mum thrilled as cancer drug treatment made available

A Larbert mum, who helped lead a campaign for a breast cancer drug to be made widely available, was celebrating this week.

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Call to stop you missing hospital appointment

Call to stop you missing hospital appointment

Patients are to get phone call to remind them about hospital appointments in a bid to cut down on ‘no shows’.

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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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Jamie Stevenson hands over the cheque to Maggies fundraising organiser Gayle Cobain watched by Torwood staff and customers

Torwood donates over £4000 to Maggie’s Forth Valley

Kind-hearted customers and staff from Torwood Garden Centre handed over a cheque to help pay for the running of Maggie’s Forth Valley.

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Autism affects one in 100 people – so why don’t we know more about it? A little understanding of the condition would go a long way, as the charity Scottish Autism tells Kirsty Paterson.

Autism affects one in 100 people – so why don’t we know more about it? A little understanding of the condition would go a long way, as the charity Scottish Autism tells Kirsty Paterson.

April is autism awareness month – but what the charity Scottish Autism really wants to promote is understanding and acceptance.

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Parents have voiced their concerns over the care their children have recieved from CAMHS Forth Valley. Picture: Scott Louden

Service is ‘failing our children’

Parents of children with mental health issues are demanding a review into the service they claim is failing them and their families.

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Amanda Kopel officially opening the dementia garden in Kirriemuir.

Kirrie leads the way for dementia care

Kirriemuir’s goal of becoming a dementia-friendly town took another step forward last week with the official opening of a beautiful garden.

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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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The team pick up their award at the Age Scotland ceremony in Perth

WATCH: Day care centre ‘changed my life’

A service which provides a lifeline and prevents older people from being lonely has won a prestigious award.

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Alan Lindsay has set himself the challenge of running 1000 miles in 2017. Picture: Michael Gillen

Runner on a marathon mission

A father-of-four has set himself an ambitious goal of running 1000 miles in 2017 – which works out at just under a marathon every week.

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Sylvia Cockburn retires from St Andrew's First Aid after 30 years

First aid veteran retires

A grandmother who has spent the last 30 years showing people how to save a life has retired.

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Retiring after almost four decades of nursing

Retiring after almost four decades of nursing

A staff nurse at Falkirk Community Hospital has retired after 38 years with NHS Forth Valley.

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A wealth of health for pupils

A wealth of health for pupils

Primary school pupils were able to get a head start on the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and had a lot of fun at the same time.

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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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