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A bright idea in case of a power outage

Householders in East Dunbartonshire are among the first in the UK to try a pioneering new lightbulb that will stay on in a power-cut.

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Mary's Kitchen celebrates Burns' Night

Funding means more meals on the menu

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a pioneering meal service secured new funding.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Mascot Haggie and some young friends mark 100 days until the British Transplant Games arrive in North Lanarkshire

One hundred days until Games begin

Yesterday (Tuesday) marked 100 days to go until North Lanarkshire hosts The Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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The vital call that saved Heather’s life

The vital call that saved Heather’s life

Less than six months ago Gartcosh primary teacher Heather Marshall was battling a life-limiting liver condition which was literally killing her.

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The artists Hannah Lyth, Rowan Flint, Jade Sturrock and Catriona Thomson.

Reporter’s event raises £225 for Target Ovarian Cancer

A ‘pop-up’ art exhibition in the foyer of The Lillie Art Gallery and raffle, organised by M&B Herald reporter Laura Sturrock in memory of her gran, has raised £152 for Target Ovarian Cancer.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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Bowel cancer screening is at an all time low in Glasgow

Are you risking your life by ignoring the bowel screening test?

Nearly half of people living in Greater Glasgow & Clyde ignore the bowel cancer screening test – people’s lives are at risk

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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Lord Provost Sadie Doherty is presented with flowers by 
Rhona Baillie, CEO of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Hospice says a huge thank you to Lord Provost

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has said a huge thank you to long-time supporter Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty.

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Amy Quinn made a recovery from ovarian cancer.

One woman’s amazing survival story

One young woman’s life changed forever when she woke up after exploratory surgery to investigate her severe stomach pain.

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Child poverty figures.

Nearly one-in-four children in parts of East Dunbartonshire living in poverty

Shocking figures show that nearly a quarter of children in some areas of East Dunbartonshire are living below the breadline.

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Family support...Jackie and Patrick Foy have received tremendous support from ENABLE, via Rascals in Cumbernauld, so Jackie is doing Kiltwalk in Glasgow as a thank you.

Tesco workers Kiltwalk to ENABLE Jackie’s thank you

Jackie Foy is a well-kent face in Milngavie, working in the town’s Tesco supermarket as a human resources manager.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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