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Stephanie Inglis vows to return to judo after recovery

A Scottish judo star who was given a 1 per cent chance of survival after a motorbike accident in Vietnam has vowed to return to the sport.

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There have been 16 confirmed cases of E.coli 0157. Picture: TSPL

E.Coli outbreak in Scotland linked to blue cheese

Health authorities have warned an E.coli outbreak in Scotland could have been caused by a specific blue cheese.

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Comedian Kevin Bridges helped open new teenage cancer unit in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Kevin Bridges helps open new cancer unit for teenagers in Glasgow

A NEW teenage cancer unit has been opened in Glasgow with the help of Scots comedian Kevin Bridges.

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Older people and those with arthritis find it difficult to get eye drops successfully into their eyes. Picture: PA

Liz Adamson: Experience making a positive difference to lives

The hope is that the SOLUTION project will help provide what patients need says Liz Adamson

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The numbers of those living with diabetes in Scotland is soaring as people live longer. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Diabetes rates flatlining as Scots live longer with condition

Scots with type 2 diabetes are living longer, which is responsible for pushing up overall numbers instead of a surge in new cases, research suggests.

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A drug appears to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Scots researchers hail potential Alzheimer’s drug

A leading Scots scientist has defended controversial claims that an experimental drug could slow progression for Alzheimer’s disease, saying it has been backed in an upcoming study.

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Hepatitis C can lead to serious liver damage if left untreated. Picture: Getty

Thousands unaware they are living with hepatitis C

Thousands of Scots could be living with deadly hepatitis C without knowing it, as experts urge people at risk to get tested before it is too late.

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1,100 children under the age of 14 who were given antidepressant prescriptions. Picture: TSPL

Lizzy Buchan: We must teach children it’s ok to ask for help

TEENS with depression are a worry, but seeking help is a start, argues Lizzy Buchan

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Thousands of Scots took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2014. Picture: Alastair Pryde/JP Resell

Scots campaigners welcome Ice Bucket Challenge breakthrough

IT WAS the viral charity campaign backed by everyone from Alex Salmond to Andy Murray.

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Riekie - who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant - with her two young children. Picture: Contributed

Scots mum helps fundraise life-saving op for best friend

A SCOTTISH mum has appealed for help to fundraise a life-saving procedure for her best friend.

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People from the poorest areas of Scotland are most likely to be diagnosed with cancer at the most advanced stage.

Poorer Scots face late cancer detection rates

Poor Scots are most likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancer whereas wealthier patients are more likely to pick up the disease when it is most treatable, new figures reveal.

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Ministers are facing calls to act on the increase of bed blocking at Scottish hospitals. Picture: PA

Ministers urged to ‘get a grip’ on rise in bed blocking

The Scottish Government has been urged to “get a grip” on bed blocking after new figures showed more patients were kept in hospital when they were medically well enough to leave.

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GPs are prescribing more children in Scotland with anti-depressant pills. Picture: Getty Images

Hundreds more Scots children prescribed anti-depressant pills

Hundreds of children across Scotland are being prescribed anti-depressants to tackle mental health problems, with the number of users having doubled in recent years.

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Prince Harry reveals he regrets not talking about his mother's death. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry ‘regrets’ not speaking about mother’s death

PRINCE Harry has said he regrets not opening up sooner about how his mother’s death affected him.

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Kate Granger. Picture: Contributed

Doctor behind campaign to humanise patient care dies aged 34

She was inspired to launch her groundbreaking campaign when the doctor giving her her terminal diagnosis failed to look her in the eye or tell her his name.

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Each year more than 4,600 Scots are diagnosed with breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer north of the Border. Picture: Jane Barlow

Single gene could help to predict breast cancer risk

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Chris King, Britain's first double hand transplant patient. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

UK’s first double hand transplant patient feels ‘whole again’

THE first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels “whole again” as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.

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More than 3,300 under-18s received hospital treatment for drink and drugs during the last two years. Picture: Getty

Children under four-years-old treated for drink and drugs misuse

CHILDREN under four years old have been treated in Scottish hospitals for alcohol and drug misuse, new figures have revealed.

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Drink is thought to have caused about half a million cancer deaths in a year. Picture: PA

Alcohol linked to seven types of cancer

There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, a review has concluded.

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Research moves a step closer to finding asthma cure. Picture: Contributed

Asthma cure on horizon, says leading charity

THE discovery that asthma could be stopped by switching off the gene which causes it is a step closer to stopping the illness, a charity said.

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