Brave Livingston mum ‘one of youngest Scots to get breast cancer’

A BRAVE mum who was one of the youngest Scots to get breast cancer launched Race for Life in Edinburgh today by sounding an airhorn to start the 5K event on its way.

Street sleepers often suffer from mental and physical illness and addiction. Picture: John Devlin

Street pharmacies to aid city’s rough sleepers

Scotland’s first ever street pharmacy service to help the homeless and prescribe medicine for them on the spot is to be rolled out.

St Johns Hospital, Livingston
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Fury as staff crisis shuts St John’s children’s ward - again

FURIOUS campaigners fear for the future of the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, after a fresh staffing crisis has forced it to close to inpatients for the third time in six years.

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Too many Republicans see drug abuse as a criminal problem, ignoring the need for a real medical solution

Nicholas Kristof: Mass killer Opioids met with a shrug

Overdose deaths in US this year are set to match combined toll in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars says Nicolas Kristof

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Ex rugby player Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year. Picture; Greg Macvean

Doddie Weir thanks well-wishers following MND announcement

Doddie Weir has taken to social media to thank well-wishers after he announced that he was suffering from motor neurone disease.

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Gordon Aikman. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Gordon Aikman wins top award for his MND campaigning

MND fundraiser Gordon Aikman has won the 2017 Scottish Charity Award for his Fightback campaign.

Eva with her owner, Fiona Kirkland, and surgeon William Marshall. Picture: Martin Shields

Experimental bone growth treatment saves dog’s leg

Scientists and veterinarians at a Scottish university have helped save a dog from losing its leg thanks to a pioneering bone growth treatment.

Bright Choices leader Angela Voulgari.

Pupils taught to help classmates at risk of ‘honour’ violence

Pupils are being taught how to help classmates at risk of honour-based violence under a pioneering programme being rolled out in two Scottish schools.

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Food Standards Scotland has issued a warning over a batch of Macb flavoured water.

Warning issued over batch of Macb water

Consumers have been advised not to drink a batch of Macb flavoured water following complaints about its taste and smell.

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Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital yesterday. Picture; Getty

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital after being treated for an infection which forced him to miss the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Rugby hero Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Kevan Christie: Doddie Weir’s diagnosis raises awareness of the cruellest of diseases

The sad news that Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) has thrust this cruellest of illnesses back into the media spotlight.

The course will offer students a route onto what is traditionally a highly competitive degree

First graduate-level medicine school to tackle GP staffing crisis

Scotland’s first graduate-level medicine course is being established in a bid to address the GP crisis in rural areas.

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Scotland needs more doctors, and the new graduate-level medical course is a step in the right direction, but this measure alone cannot plug the gap with only 40 places available each year. Picture: PA

Leader comment: Degree will not cure NHS ills

The recruitment shortfall faced by the NHS in Scotland is a crisis which will only get worse before it gets better.

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Towerbank Primary School in Portobello was deemed to have defects. Picture: Jon Savage

Inspectors find four new city schools with defects, MSPs hear

DEFECTS have been found at four more Edinburgh schools in an inspection instigated after 17 schools were temporarily closed due to safety fears following a wall collapse.

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Scottish drinkers are exceeding the safety limits by 44 per cent every week in a year, a report has warned

Scots buying enough alcohol to push population over drinking guidelines

Enough alcohol is bought in Scotland weekly for every person in the country to exceed the drinking guidelines substantially, according to the latest NHS Health Scotland report.

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City's safer drug zone is set to seek immunity from police. PIcture; John Devlin

Glasgow’s heroin ‘safe’ site to seek immunity from police raids

A safe drug zone is seeking immunity from Scotland’s top prosecutor to ensure that it is not subject to police raids and prosecutions.

Ex-rugby player Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Rugby legend George ‘Doddie’ Weir diagnosed with MND

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir has revealed he is suffering from motor neurone disease.

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Education Secretary John Swinney

John Swinney makes changes to named person scheme

Education Secretary John Swinney has about turned on his named person scheme by publishing new legislation to water down the key aspect of his controversial plans.

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