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‘I didn’t really have a life and before I knew it I had lost everything’

At one stage in his life Scott Thomson was downing up to nine litres of cider a day.

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Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

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Helping local cancer patients     to find life’s new normal ...

Helping local cancer patients to find life’s new normal ...

Living with cancer. It may not read much but these three little words will have the biggest impact on any individual’s life.

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Grangemouth's Callum is backing a national organ donation campaign

‘I’m grateful to me life-saving donor every day’

A Grangemouth man whose life was saved by a transplant is backing a national campaign to boost donor numbers.

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Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug-related deaths in Falkirk doubled last year with the majority related to heroin or morphine.

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Summer food project helps Falkirk children in need

Summer food project helps Falkirk children in need

Children and young people are receiving vital food during the school holidays thanks to a council-led summer initiative.

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VIDEO: Youth powering the older generation

An innovative scheme which helps older people is to be rolled out across Scotland after the Falkirk pilot proved a massive success.

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Forth Valley patients needed to take part in Alzheimer’s drug trial

Forth Valley patients needed to take part in Alzheimer’s drug trial

People in Forth Valley living with Alzheimer’s disease are being urged to take part in a groundbreaking trial.

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Maternity records go online in Forth Valley

Maternity records go online in Forth Valley

Pregnant women in Forth Valley will soon be able to access a summary of their maternity notes online.

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Working out at Grangemouth's Feelgood Centre

Feelgood Centre is fit for purpose

A gym which boasts power assisted fitness machines is proving to be a great success for elderly clients and people with conditions like multiple sclerosis.

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Suicides in Scotland have seen a rise for the first time in six years.

Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

Suicides in Scotland have risen for the first time in six years, according to newly released figures.

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BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

Efforts to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland should be redoubled, a leading medical authority has said.

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Call for Falkirk groups to get on their bikes

Call for Falkirk groups to get on their bikes

Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival is offering support to local community groups and volunteers in Falkirk to get more people riding their bikes.

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The FDAMH centre in Falkirk

Number of people with mental health problems in Falkirk on the rise

The number of people seeking help for mental health problems has once again risen in the Falkirk area, according to a district charity which supports those experiencing difficulties.

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Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

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Ben Nevis

NHS Forth Valley staff to scale Ben Nevis

A hardy band of NHS Forth Valley staff will be scaling the heights of Ben Nevis to raise cash and awareness for mental health.

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Little Ewan Mackintosh will now be able to sleep safely through the night

Sleep tight ... and safely

A youngster with special needs – and his parents – can now sleep safe at night thanks to the generosity of fashion store River Island.

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Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Drivers who smoke while behind the wheel are being urged to bin their butts rather than throwing the away after stubbing out.

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Shortage of doctors leads to changes in out-of-hours care

Shortage of doctors leads to changes in out-of-hours care

A shortage of doctors has led NHS Forth Valley to make changes to its out-of-hours care for patients.

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Hospice will be quids in

Hospice will be quids in

Win a car for only £1 – and help a good cause into the bargain is the offer from Strathcarron Hospice.

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