ERI ‘in crisis’ as 36 patients wait up to 17 hours to be admitted

The ERI came close to meltdown as 36 patients waited in the emergency department for up to 17 hours in the midst of an on-going beds crisis.

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New study suggests a combination of exercise  at least 45 minutes a few times a week could boost brain power in the over-50s.

Exercise ‘prescription’ boosts brain power in the over 50s

Taking exercise for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain power in the over-50s, research suggests.

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Concerns have been raised over the new statistics

Fears over bed 
blocking on rise

THE number of patients left waiting in hospital when well enough to go home has almost doubled in Edinburgh over the past year, new figures reveal.

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Fears have been raised over bed blocking in Edinburgh hospitals. Picture; Greg Macvean

Fears over bed blocking as delayed discharges double

THE number of patients left waiting in hospital when well enough to go home has almost doubled in Edinburgh over the past year, new figures reveal.

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The 10 mile event makes its way through the Meadows, Edinburgh. Picture Toby Williams.

Thousands take part in Great Edinburgh Run

THOUSANDS of runners pounded the Capital’s streets today in the annual Great Edinburgh Run.

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The Hemp Eyewear brand has five styles, which can be fitted with prescription lenses. The hemp frames are formed in a compression moulding process then coated in eco-friendly resin.

High hopes for sunglasses made from cannabis plants

Fields of cannabis could soon be carpeting the Borders countryside if ambitious new plans get off the ground.

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Katherine McMahon realised she had to exercise to be healthy. Picture: Neil Hanna

‘Fat’ feminist jogger defies PE class persecutors

A performance poet who was targeted by bullies while at primary school for being overweight has written a show about how she turned to “fat activism” and then to running to challenge the notion that slim always means healthy.

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Inverleith Medical Centre, Inverleith Row.

 Neil Hanna

Petition to save Inverleith GP surgery launched

A PETITION has been launched to save a much-loved GP surgery which is scheduled to close in the summer.

Liberton Hospital is being wound down. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Liberton Hospital reduces available beds to the elderly

A HOSPITAL earmarked for closure next year has slashed the number of beds available to vulnerable elderly patients in the community.

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Conservatives say Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK.

Zero tolerance demand by Tories over drug-driving

The Scottish Conservatives have launched a campaign calling for a harder stance on drug-driving north of the ­Border, claiming tougher ­legislation is needed to stop Scotland ­lagging behind other parts of the UK.

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The Royal Hospital for Sick Children main entrance, Sciennes Road. Picture: TSPL

Cash from Sick Kids sale will go to government - not NHS

MOST of the cash from the sale of the Sick Kids Hospital looks set to go straight to the Scottish Government rather than cash-strapped NHS Lothian.

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Fiona Hardie 
celebrates raising �1million in the Buy-A-Brick campaign. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Delight as Maggie’s appeal smashes £1m mark

DONATIONS have been flooding in from all over the city – and now your generosity means Edinburgh Maggie’s is one step closer to getting a long-awaited 

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Richard Wilson OBE was due to perform at the Edinburgh Festival last year but fell ill. Picture; Phil Wilkinson

Richard Wilson wants to trace doctor ‘who saved his life’

Actor Richard Wilson wants to find the doctor who saved his life last year after he suffered a heart attack.

Pure Gym Ocean Terminal, winners of the Gym of the Year 2017. 
The staff at Pure Gym in Ocean Terminal. Picture; Ian Rutherford.

Pure Gym at Ocean Terminal named as Gym of the Year

Regular exercise can be key to living a longer, healthier and happier life.

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Care homes are facing a staffing crisis.

Care homes facing staffing crisis amid recruitment woe

A GROWING staffing “crisis” in Scotland’s care homes is hitting provision and contributing to hospital bed blocking, an industry body has warned.

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Team Ruby

Six-year-old girl on road to recovery after suffering stroke

When six-year-old Ruby Smith fell ill at school last year, her parents were shocked to discover she had suffered a stroke.

Team Ruby was inspired to take on a marathon to raise money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Leader: A reminder of our great NHS

WE feature many charity endeavours on our pages, often linked to stories of great courage and selflessness in overcoming adversity.

Lynne Parlett, right, has nominated Dr Nicole Amft for going beyond the call of duty. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Patient nominates doctor for Hero Award for 8 years of care

A WOMAN who suffers from various autoimmune conditions has nominated her consultant at the Western General Hospital for a Health Hero award.

Andy Little has been hospitalised in Edinburgh. Picture; Gary Hutchinson

Footballer Andy Little in hospital following training incident

Stirling forward Andy Little suffered a fractured skull in a training-ground accident, the Ladbrokes League Two club have revealed.

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Alison Tait and her daughter Ellen at home last month. Picture: TSPL

Dying Edinburgh mum will get more time thanks to cancer drug

A DYING mum has been granted precious extra time with her daughter after an expensive breast cancer drug withdrawn in England has been made available on the NHS in Scotland.

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