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Scottish GPs urged to offer digital check-ups

All Scottish GPs should offer virtual check-ups for at least one condition such as diabetes and high blood pressure, primary care experts have urged.

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We have to get out of our bad eating habits if we want to improve our health.

Stephen Jardine: Scots are blessed by great produce but cursed by bad diet

There will be no end to our poor health record until we take personal responsibility, says Stephen Jardine

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Patients could test their own blood pressure rather than have to visit a doctor.

Leader comment: Virtual check-ups a boon for NHS and patients

Technology has helped revolutionise treatment and care across Scotland’s NHS, with operations that are now routine considered beyond the wildest dreams of medicine and science only a generation ago. The march of innovation has been a force for good, and it is only right that it should be exploited to the full in innovative ways.

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Nicola Sturgeon was questioned over cuts to care funding by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale

Brian Wilson: Glibness ill becomes the First Minister

Those living with the reality of care funding cuts deserve better than Nicola Sturgeon’s evasive answers at Holyrood, writes Brian Wilson

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The number of Scots who smoke is declining. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Is Scotland still the ‘sick man of Europe’?

It was a tag infamously given to the UK in the 1970s to reflect a period of economic and social challenges facing the country under the administrations of Ted Heath and Harold Wilson.

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Seven-year-old Ehryn Andrews, from Elgin, is backing the Give Up clothes for Good cancer charity campaig. Picture: Contributed

Brave Ehryn, 7, urges Scots to donate clothes to beat cancer

SHE beat cancer, was given a new heart and overcame blood poisoning - now Ehryn Andrews is rallying people across Scotland to Give Up Clothes for Good to help save lives like hers.

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Report claims hangover-free alcohol could have health benefits. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hangover-free alcohol could be key to mental health

A synthetic “hangover-free” alcohol product could have “seismic effects on public health”, a report from the Adam Smith Institute has claimed – but warns it is being blocked by government regulations.

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Paisley hospital apologises after ‘dead body’ spotted in window

Paisley hospital apologises after ‘dead body’ spotted in window

Hospital bosses were forced to apologise to visitors and patients after a ‘dead body’ was spotted in a maternity unit window.

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The Scottish Health Survey found physical activity levels have not improved since the Commonwealth Games. Picture: John Devlin

Lizzy Buchan: Long-term fix needed to change attitudes to health

The annual Scottish Health Survey revealed this week that efforts to curb many of the nation’s bad habits have stagnated.

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There is only one micro pub in Scotland

Scotland’s micropub listed in beer “Bible”

Scotland’s first - and only - “micro pub”, set up in a former knitting shop in Kelso, has been named in the Good Beer Guide.

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Mark Zuckerberg, left, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a new lofty goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. Picture: AP

Facebook aiming to end disease with $3 billion pledge

FACEBOOK chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are committing three billion US dollars (£2.31 billion) over the next 10 years to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

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The drugs are cheap way to fight breast cancer.

Picture: Ian Rutherford

Breast cancer drug denied to women because of bureaucracy

A poll of cancer specialists for the charity Breast Cancer Now found confusion over who funds bisphosphonates - cheap drugs typically used to treat osteoporosis.

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Douglas Sinclair says frank discussions are needed. Picture: Contributed

Social work services ‘unsustainable’ as costs rise to £3.1bn

Social work services are unsustainable in the long term, according to a report that shows the annual bill has hit £3.1 billion in Scotland.

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A 'crisis' is looming due to an ageing workforce, GP shortages and the cost of temporary cover. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Tories slam SNP ‘inertia’ over NHS staffing crisis

The Tories have accused the Scottish Government of “inertia and listlessness” in tackling the staffing “crisis” in the NHS.

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Fitness devices may not be helping you to lose weight. Picture: AP

Personal fitness trackers could make you fatter, study finds

Wearing a wristwatch fitness tracker could mean you lose less weight compared with tech-free exercising, a new study has found.

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Glasgow University scientists have discovered a way to replicate regenerative stem cells.

Glasgow University stem cell research could help heal bones

Scottish scientists have managed to replicate regenerative stem cells in the lab using microscopic magnets, paving the way for new treatments to repair cartilage and bones.

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Nicola Sturgeon has announced a �9 million funding boost to help health boards prepare for winter.

Winter funding boost for Scots hospitals

Health boards are to receive an extra £9 million of funding to curb unnecessary hospital admissions and prepare A&E departments for the winter pressures, Nicola Sturgeon announced today.

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Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie launches Alzheimers tartan. Picture: Contributed

Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie launches Alzheimer’s tartan

ALZHEIMER Scotland has marked World Alzheimer’s Day by unveiling the world’s first Alzheimer’s inspired tartan with the help of Kate Dickie.

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The Paralympics GB team finished second in the Rio 2016 medal table with a total of 147 medals, 64 of which were gold. Picture Getty Images

Leader comment: Paralympic success lies in the people they inspire

For the Scottish athletes, for the British athletes, and for the games themselves, the parlaympics in Brazil have been a fantastic success. It is important we celebrate that for many reasons.

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The wealthiest Scots are drinking the most dangerous levels of alcohol, with 35 per cent of the richest households consuming hazardous amounts of drink compared to 18 per cent of the poorest households.

Wealthy Scots drinkers consuming hazardous levels of alcohol

The wealthiest Scots are drinking the most dangerous levels of alcohol, with 35 per cent of the richest households consuming hazardous amounts of drink compared to 18 per cent of the poorest households.

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