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Mum with terminal lung cancer hails new treatment

WHEN Joanna Marshall went to the doctors with a bad cold that wouldn’t shift, lung cancer was the furthest thing from her mind.

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Scotland women during a training session at VV Woudenberg, Woudenberg.Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Number of female footballers in Scotland ‘doubles’ in 6 years

Figures show the number of female footballers in Scotland has more than doubled in the past six years as the women’s team play an opening match against England.

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Senior staff would prefer to quit than relocate. Picture: Google

Senior medics quit rather than move to Glasgow

SENIOR staff from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children’s cleft palate service are set to leave at the end of this month.

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A ban will be imposed in prisons by 2018.

Fears smoking ban in Scottish prisons will spark violence

Smoking is to be banned in all Scottish jails by the end of next year due to the “unacceptably high risk” of prisoners, staff and visitors being exposed to second-hand smoke.

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Eating lots of oily fish, vegetables and nuts could help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Mediterranean diet could help cut dementia risk

A Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, research suggests.

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The Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.

New community bid for Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital

RESIDENTS near the Capital’s Sick Kids Hospital have submitted a new bid to be given first refusal to buy the site under urban community right -to-buy laws.

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Primark's store on Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Primark flip-flops recalled over cancer fears

Primark has recalled thousands of men’s flip flops after it was discovered they contain unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

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Patricia Clason, 78, insists it was only when she was given a discharge letter at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary that she learned her condition was terminal.

Edinburgh OAP’s fury after being told she was dying by letter

A patient is furious at hospital bosses who handed her a letter to say she was dying.

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Exterior view of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

NHS radiographer sexually assaulted teens while DJing at party

An NHS radiographer sexually assaulted three teenage schoolgirls as he moonlighted as a DJ at an 18th birthday party.

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Agatha with Santa at the winter wonderland. Picture: Contributed

Brave schoolgirl meets Santa after missing out due to cancer treatment

A brave six-year-old was rewarded with a July meeting with Santa after finishing her treatment for cancer.

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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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The Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland has highlighted a failure to recruit enough GPs. Picture: Getty Images

GPs issue warning to Nicola Sturgeon over funding levels

Scotland’s family doctors have warned the First Minister that GP surgeries will continue to close and patients’ lives will be put at risk unless more cash is invested in practices and health centres.

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A toddler struggling with chickenpox

Chickenpox vaccination for £65 on Princes Street

Children can now be vaccinated against chickenpox at the Princes Street and airport Superdrug outlets.

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Jamie Skinner collapsed on the pitch while playing for Tynecastle BC U14s. Picture: Contributed

Bid to save lives like Jamie’s with roll-out of genetic tests

A GENETIC testing service that may have benefited a tragic teenager who died playing football in a Capital park is to be rolled out across the UK.

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Luke chose his favourite restaurant Hidalagos for a birthday trip. Picture: contributed

Brave Luke Stewart ‘responding well’ to tumour treatment

The mum of a cancer-stricken boy who flew to Mexico in a final bid to save his life says her son is finally able to live like a normal seven-year-old thanks to pioneering treatment.

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Scientists in Europe and the US have uncovered the clearest evidence yet that drinking coffee reduces the risk of death. See PA story HEALTH Coffee. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Coffee ‘adds years to you life’ finds study

Coffee not only helps you feel full of beans - it might add years to your life as well, two major studies have shown.

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NHS doctors took home a substantial bonus last year.

NHS doctors took £43m in bonuses

NHS doctors received more than £43 million of bonuses last year, averaging just over £15,000 per head, according to figures gathered by the Scottish Conservatives.

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Street Fit Scotland at The Meadows. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Fitness boots camps for homeless launched in the Meadows

They have become a regular feature in many of Scotland’s public parks – a fitness instructor, sometimes dressed in army surplus clothing, yelling instructions at lycra-clad puffing and panting clients dragging rubber tyres behind them or doing press-ups and running circuits.

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Hibs and Sunderland fans join to pay tribute to Bradley Lowery

Hibs and Sunderland fans joined together this afternoon to pay tribute to six-year-old Black Cats fan Bradley Lowery, who lost his brave battle against cancer on Friday.

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Parents of Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, speak to the media in Queen Square, London. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Charlie Gard’s parents vow to fight on for ill baby

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have vowed to keep fighting for him to receive treatment.

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