GPs to recommend parkrun for Scots patients

Health leaders are encouraging Scots to take part in their local parkrun as part of an initiative to see patients “prescribed” outdoor physical activity instead of medication.

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Rebekah Widdowfield is the CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Rebekah Widdowfield: Enlightened dialogue need to build the world we live in

Where can you go for ideas, insights and inspiration? Whose information and advice can you trust in an age of fake news? Where can you engage in dialogue and debate on the changes affecting our day to day lives and the kind of society you want?

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Ian Clark. Picture: PA

Scot thanks doctors after surviving 15 heart attacks in three hours

A Scottish man has thanked paramedics and doctors after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours.

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Fightback dinner celebrates inspirational Lucy Lintott

Fightback dinner celebrates the youngest person in Scotland living with MND

A dinner is to be held tonight in memory of Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman to raise funds for MND Scotland.

MND campaigner Gordon Aikman. Picture: Neil Hanna

Celebrity auction tonight to raise money for MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

I’m a Celebrity contestants to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research
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Ministers unveiled the plans to make Scotland smoke-free by 2034. Picture: Toby Williams

Radical new plans revealed to turn Scotland smoke free by 2034

A ban on smoking in council homes is among a raft of radical new measures being considered as part of the “next steps” unveiled by ministers to make Scotland smoke-free by 2034.

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Scottish Government announce 1.35 million for trauma training

Scottish Government pledges £1.35 million for trauma training

John Swinney today announced an additional £1.35 million for front line workers who provide support to people having suffered physical or sexual abuse.

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The common cold could be on the way out, according to Scots researchers. Picture: TSPL

Mammal molecule could hold key to curing cold, say Scots researchers

A family of molecules commonly found in mammals including rabbits and guinea pigs could hold the key to a cure for the common cold, according to researchers at a Scottish university.


Scots consume ‘10 litres of pure alcohol a year’

More than 10 litres of pure alcohol was consumed last year for every adult in Scotland, a new report on the nation’s drinking has revealed.

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Lauren Murphy says she tries to limit her son's unhealthy snacks. Picture: Mark Anderson

Scots toddlers eat a million sweets a week

Young children in Scotland are eating a total of more than a million sweet treats every week, raising obesity fears, according to new analysis by Cancer Research UK.

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William Hague has sparked debate by calling for the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. Picture: Getty

Chris Marshall: Hague may mean well but cannabis is still a real risk to users

Medicinal use must be legalised – but conflating that with recreational use is a red herring, says Chris Marshall

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Cystic fibrosis sufferer Kelli Gallacher from Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire.

Ill woman begs Nicola Sturgeon: ‘please don’t let me die’

A woman with cystic fibrosis has made an emotional plea to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon begging her “please don’t let us die”.

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Karen Gray has been campaigning for her son Murray to be given medicinal cannabis. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Government will review ban on cannabis for medicinal use

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis which could lead to patients in the UK being prescribed drugs derived from the banned plant.

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Hugh Falconer, wrote to Nicola Sturgeon after the government breached the 12-week waiting time.

Man appeals to Nicola Sturgeon after year wait for NHS appointment

A patient in constant pain with benign, fatty tumours has finally been given an appointment – after 56 weeks.

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Three £100 gift cards to be won thanks to E.ON

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World Health Organisation concerned about gaming addiction.''PICTURE: John Devlin

‘Game over’ for some video games addicts, WHO warns

The World Health Organisation says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition.

Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May tells SNP to spend £2bn on Scottish NHS

Theresa May has told the Scottish Government how it should spend an estimated £2bn windfall from increased funding for the NHS in England, saying devolved administrations should use the Barnett consequentials to "benefit the whole United Kingdom".
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Scottish smokers offered £160 incentive to quit

Smokers across Scotland are being handed shopping vouchers in a publicly funded attempt to help them ditch the habit.

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File photo dated 11/6/2018 of Billy Cauldwell with his mother Charlotte. The severely epileptic child who had his cannabis medicine confiscated by the Home Office will remain in hospital after a string of life-threatening seizures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 16, 2018. The 12 year old was admitted to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on Friday after his seizures "intensified", a family statement said. See PA story POLITICS Epilepsy. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Home Office gives back cannabis oil to epileptic boy, 12

The Home Office is returning a severely epileptic boy’s medicinal cannabis oil after confiscating it from his mother at Customs

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Davy MacIver and Maree Aldam enjoy flexible working so they can spend more time with their son Soren.

Fathers seek more flexible working to look after children

One in five Scottish fathers have adopted some form of flexible working so that they can look after their children more, a survey has revealed.

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