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Jim Duffy: The seven top signs you are getting old

The Age of Disco has actually ended, Jim Duffy finally discovers on a night out with his 19-year-old daughter.

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The research assesses brain deterioration.

‘Brain health index’ can predict the aftermath of having a stroke

A new “brain health index” can predict cognitive function after a stroke ten times more accurately than current methods.

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A fancy dress runner.  (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, file)

Fancy dress runners urged to reconsider ahead of ‘hottest Marathon’ ever

London Marathon runners planning to don fancy dress are being urged to reconsider amid warnings it could be the hottest race on record.

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Willie Rennie. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Willie Rennie slams government over perinatal mental health

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Raigmore Hospital is the largest hospital in the NHS Highland Health Board, located in Inverness. Picture: Getty Images

Report reveals ‘extremely murky goings-on’ at NHS Highland

NHS bosses have had a contract with a medical centre for almost 20 years without any formal tender arrangements being put in place to ensure value for money, a leaked report has revealed.

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Holyrood urged to back safe injecting rooms for drug users in Glasgow. Picture: JP

Holyrood urged to back safe drug injection room in Glasgow

Public health minister Aileen Campbell is set to call on the Scottish Parliament to back a safe injecting room for drug users.

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Callum Hawkins was in gold medal position in the Commonwealth Games marathon when he collapsed twice (Picture: Getty)

Kevan Christie: Why we should stop running marathons

So, it’s that time of the year again when would-be Mo Farah’s don their new trainers, possibly dress up as a giant rabbit or Elvis and prepare to run a marathon.

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Karen and Murray Gray.

Petition for medicinal cannabis to be handed into Downing Street

An Edinburgh mother who wants her five-year-old son to receive medical cannabis to relieve his ­epilepsy seizures is set to hand a petition into Downing Street next week.

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The new machine.

Liver machine to ‘transform’ organ donation

A machine which keeps a liver “alive” outside the body for up to 24 hours before a transplant could have a “transformative effect” on organ donation waiting lists, scientists have said.

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More support and flexibility is required to encourage women.

Top Scottish doctors ‘overwhelmingly’ male

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Drug consumption in Scotland remains substantial by European standards but hard facts on usage are scarce

What is the value of the illegal drugs market in Scotland?

It was a bold claim heard by thousands of listeners on the BBC’s flagship morning news show. “We are the drugs market of Europe,” Labour MP David Lammy told the Today programme earlier this month.

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Most of the deaths are linked to opiates, such as heroin. Picture: Scott Louden

Chris Marshall: Scotland’s drug-death crisis is overdue an intervention

Scotland’s drug-death crisis is overdue an intervention, writes Chris Marshall

Politics 10
Health secretary Shona Robison chats with head of nursing Brendan Forman and senior charge nurse Diane Gardiner while visiting Perth Royal Infirmary

Shona Robison defies calls to quit over NHS Tayside crisis

Health secretary Shona Robison defied calls for her resignation as opposition MSPs attacked her handling of revelations that charity cash was used by NHS Tayside to pay for routine services.

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Alanah gave birth to Masin on the M8 after being sent home from Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. Picture: SWNS

Mum gives birth at side of M8 after being turned away from RAH

A brave mum gave birth to her son at the side of Scotland’s busiest motorway - just two hours after being turned away from hospital.

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The rate must be approved by the Scottish Parliament as a whole before coming into effect next month. Picture: John Devlin

MSP committee backs 50p minimum unit price for alcohol

Holyrood’s Health Committee has unanimously backed a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire has said it will change format of event which angered mental health campaigners.

NTS apology for ‘escape from the asylum’ Crathes fundraiser

The National Trust for Scotland last night gave in to pressure from mental health campaigners to scrap a controversial fund-raising ‘mental asylum escape game’ due to be held at one of its castles.

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Crathes Castle.

NTS apologises for ‘escape from asylum’ fundraiser at Crathes Castle

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) last night caved in to pressure from mental health campaigners to scrap a controversial fundraising “mental asylum escape game” due to be held at one of its castles.

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Scientists say some genes could be linked to cancer.

Study pinpoints genes that may trigger depression

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists.

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Paracetamol and ibuprofen can affect the cells that make sperm and eggs in foetuses.

Fertility of unborn child ‘harmed’ by painkillers

Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests.

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Jennifer Stewart with her son Luke, who has a brain tumour

Jowell’s NHS anti-cancer cap ‘should be offered to my son’

The mother of a terminally-ill youngster diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour has hit out at the “special treatment” given to Dame Tessa Jowell who has a similar condition and was given a £240,000 skull cap that fires electric pulses into her brain.

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