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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Heads Together chairman Steven Turnbull.

Brain injury charity set to welcome new wheels

A charity helping Borderers with brain injuries is stepping up a gear after landing a £10,000 National Lottery grant.

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Burnfoot in Hawick.

Booze-fuelled bother on decline in Hawick, figures reveal

Although still well above the average for the Borders, there was a signficant fall in incidents of anti-social behaviour fuelled by booze in Hawick last financial year, a meeting heard this week.

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Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NHS Borders.

£1M lost in missed appointments

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

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