Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

Andrew Slorance with younger children Olivia, left; Millie, right; and Finlay, top, on Iona.

Former Hawick dad backing £1.2m bid to extend cancer support centre

Cancer suffer Andrew Slorance is giving his backing to a bid to build a £1.2m extension to the Maggie’s support centre at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital as a show of gratitude to the charity.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Sophia and Kitione Kamikamica and their son David, who was born on Christmas Day

Terrific trio arrives on Christmas Day

While Borderers opened their presents yesterday, three new babies opened their eyes for the first time at the Borders General Hospital.

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

More needs to be done to tackle Scotland’s “biggest health and social care challenge”, according to dementia campaigners.

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Crisis looming as third of Scotland’s GPs plan to retire in five years

Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years.

Paramedic practitioner Suzanne Little, ambulance service area manager Richard Panton and Jon Ellis, managing director of award sponsor Ferno.

Award success for Hawick healthcare pilot project

A joint effort by health workers in Hawick has received national recognition for slashing admissions to hospital.

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Former Borders MSP Jim Hume.

Former Borders MSP welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children in

A new law banning Scots from smoking in cars with children in came into force this week, and that’s been welcomed by the ex-MSP who proposed it, former Borders councillor Jim Hume.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

The late Anthony Mundell, standing centre, with dad Keith, mum Ros and younger brothers Chandler and Zack.

Hawick family keeping memory of tragic teenager alive by helping others

The legacy of a Hawick teenager killed by cancer over seven years ago is helping other families facing the same heartache as his find some peace of mind.

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£1M lost in missed appointments

A new campaign is informing patients of the heavy financial impact of missed appointments on NHS Borders services.

Borders General Hospital.

Hospital ward still closed due to norovirus outbreak

A ward at Borders General Hospital remains closed due to the latest in a series of outbreaks of norovirus.

Borders General Hospital.

Hospital needs more help to cut number of op cancellations, ministers told

More than half of operations cancelled at Borders General Hospital are being called off because of shortages of staff or other resources, ministers have been told.

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BGH fell short of appropriate care

NHS Borders has apologised to the family of an elderly woman after accepting that she did not receive “appropriate care” in the Borders General Hospital before her death.

Cats and dogs love the warmer weather as much as we do, but be sure to take precautions to keep them safe. Picture:  shutterstock.

Essential guide to keeping your pets safe in summer

Most of us wouldn’t dream of basking in a summer heatwave without suntan lotion. The health risks associated with sunbathing - not to mention the discomfort of peeling, sunburned, skin - are well documented. But what about our beloved pets?

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Emily and Sarah MacLeod (Avril and Rosss daughters) at the presentation of the AutoPulse machine

Avril’s legacy of life-saving medical equipment

Community life-saving equipment is the legacy that Avril Brown’s family chose to remember the young Borders mum who died of sudden cardiac arrest, aged 35.

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