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Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

Suicides in Scotland have risen for the first time in six years, according to newly released figures.

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BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

Efforts to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland should be redoubled, a leading medical authority has said.

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Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

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Lightburn Elderly Association Project

The Health Lottery is coming to the Borders

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in South West Scotland during the week beginning Sunday, July 16 – and it needs your support.

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Kelso 16-year-old Em McSporran who is going to shave off her long locks to raise money for Cancer Research after being affected by the plight of Bradley Loiwery,

Em to lose hair for Bradley

A 16-year-old girl from Kelso, moved by the plight of Durham’s Bradley Lowery – whose funeral takes place today – has vowed to shave off her long locks for charity.

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Mark Baxter is pictured with some of his friends and family handing over the cheque to the Margaret Kerr Unit.

Mark’s marathon effort for Margaret Kerr Unit

A Duns man has raised £3,200 for the Margaret Kerr Unit by cycling from Duns Golf Club to the BGH and then running back again - a total of 48 miles!

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Pollution in woods still a problem, says group

Pollution in woods still a problem, says group

The waterways through the Gala Policies community woodland in Galashiels appear to be returning to normal after a pollution scare.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

Health boss hits out at Tories over risk claims

The chairman of NHS Borders this week accused Tory polticians of using “historic and unqualified data” to make a political point – only to be told that the data came from the trust itself.

Politics
Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Hospital buildings at high risk

Hospital buildings at high risk

Borders MP John Lamont has claimed shoddy equipment at the Borders General Hospital is to blame for cancelled operations.

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Fancy dress parade at last year's Earlston Civic week.

Civic week proving popular in Earlston

The 45th annual Earlston Civic Week got under way this week and culminates this weekend with a host of entertainment and events still to come.

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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

Health
Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year.

Rugby legend Doddie reveals MND diagnosis

Scotland and Melrose rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Pictured (left to right) are: Masashi Miyamoto, KHKs Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning; Lucy Alkin-Young; Dr. Nobuo Hanai; Dr. Tom Stratford at the company's Galashiels HQ.

Pharmaceutical firm boss applauds expansion work

Galashiels-based pharmaceutical company, Kyowa Kirin International (KKI) welcomed the firm’s chief executive last month as he undertook an inspection of its head office extension.

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Kelso Community Hospital.

Borders hospital open again after outbreak of vomiting virus

Kelso Community Hospital has reopened to new admissions after being forced to shut its doors last week following an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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