Alert over rising levels of norovirus in Lothian hospitals

Health officials have issued a warning amid soaring levels of the winter vomiting bug in Lothian.

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Three wards have been closed due to norovirus outbreaks. Photo: Peter Byrne

Alert over rising norovirus levels in Scots hospitals

Health officials have issued a warning over soaring levels of the winter vomiting bug across Scotland.

The NHS is suffering a �13m underfunding. Picture: Tony Marsh

NHS Lothian underfunded by £13 million says auditor

HEALTH services in the Lothians are underfunded by almost £13 million as the NHS struggles to cope with increasing costs, staff shortages and “unprecedented” savings targets, a new report by Audit Scotland said today.

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The diet food advert has been slammed. Picture: Contributed

Diet food company’s advert slammed for equating weight loss with happiness

A television advert for a Scottish diet food delivery service has been banned for presenting a “socially irresponsible” approach to women’s body image.

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Experts are consulting on whether the NHS could offer cancer patients the right to freeze their eggs and sperm ahead of treatment.

Scots cancer patients could get fertility help on NHS

High-level talks are due to begin over giving cancer patients the chance to freeze their eggs and sperm on the NHS, in case their fertility is damaged by treatment, The Scotsman has learned.

Top nurses have warned that Scotland is heading for a "perfect storm" within the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Nursing union warns of ‘perfect storm’ in Scottish workforce

Nursing leaders have warned that a “perfect storm” caused by ageing staff, rising demand and the unknown impact of Brexit could put patient care at risk.

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A proposed 50p per unit price will 'reduce consumption', according to Court of Session judges. Picture: John Devlin

SNP wins alcohol minimum price court battle

The Scottish Government has won its legal battle to introduce alcohol minimum pricing in Scotland after the Court of Session today kicked out an objection by the drinks industry.

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Breast cancer patient Elaine Lennon (left) along 
with her daughter Carrie Lennon is backing the campaign Stand Up To Cancer. Picture: Grahame Smith

Edinburgh mum in treatment urges Scots to Stand Up to Cancer

A mum who lost her brother to cancer is calling for Scots to back a national charity appeal as she battles through treatment for the disease.

Ava Stark, 3, from Lochgelly has inherited bone marrow failure. A campaign is underway to help find a bone marrow donor. Picture: Contributed

Almost 50,000 sign up to help save life of Fife toddler Ava

Almost 50,000 people have signed up to donate stem cells in a bid to save the life of a three-year-old girl in Fife.

Stephanie Inglis. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Scottish judoka, Stephanie Inglis, returns to action after crash

A JUDO star who was given a 1 per cent chance of survival after a motorbike accident in Vietnam has returned to coaching.

There has been a measles outbreak linked with the university

Number of measles cases continues to rise in Capital

The number of measles cases has risen to 13 following a small outbreak at Edinburgh University.

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Top doctors have called for compulsory education for trainees around exercise and nutrition.

Future doctors need training on exercise and nutrition

Doctors are calling for mandatory training on nutrition and physical activity for future medics as Scottish research found only 10 per cent of students felt qualified to give patients advice on exercise.

Hundreds of Lothian patients need specialist support to get to hospital appointments because they are so overweight.

Hundreds of obese patients need special hospital transport

AMBULANCE staff have to roll out specialist hospital transport for six obese patients each day in Lothian, prompting concern over the rising cost of obesity for the health service.

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Only 37 doctors in recruitment drive
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Just 37 doctors taken on in push to recruit 100 GP’s

Only 37 doctors have taken up posts following a drive to recruit 100 new GPs in Scotland, it has been revealed.

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Four children are understood to have been hospitalised after contracting enterovirus D68.

Scots children hospitalised for polio-like virus

Four children have been admitted to the Sick Kids Hospital on suspicion of a polio-like virus which carries a risk of paralysis, reports suggest.

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Dr Dan Clutterbuck, Consultant in Genitourinary & HIV medicine, NHS Lothian.

Dr Dan Clutterbuck: The world has changed in the last 21 years but the need for the ROAM outreach service remains

The ROAM service, an NHS Lothian outreach service providing sexual health services to men having sex with men (MSM) in Lothian, recently celebrated its 21st birthday. MSM in Scotland have undergone the most extraordinary social changes in the past 21 years. We have seen the legalisation of gay marriage, equality in health, parental and employment rights and an increasing acceptance of gay (and to a lesser extent bisexual) men that extends from sport to soap operas .

St Johns Hospital.

Stolen items from Lothian hospitals total £224k

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of NHS property over the past five years, prompting concerns over security within Lothian hospitals.

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Police seek assistance in serious assault case

Police issue drug warning after death of 16-year-old at party

POLICE have issued a drugs warning after the death of a 16-year-old girl following a house party.

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Nicola Sturgeon with SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson after giving her address at the SNP autumn conference in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon pledges support for the most vulnerable

Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that her belief that Scotland will become independent is stronger than ever as she urged the country to unite behind her vision of an inclusive nation.

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Teenager dies after house party in Newtongrange

A teenager has died after falling ill at a house party in Midlothian.

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