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Community bid for Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital at risk

A COMMUNITY bid to take over the site of the soon-to-move Sick Kids Hospital has been delayed by red tape – and now there are fears it could be sold to developers instead.

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A report has warned just half a class of wine a day raises the risk of breat cancer.

Half a glass of wine a day ‘raises breast cancer risk’

Just half a glass of wine or a small beer a day increases the risk of breast cancer, a new report says.

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The Care Inspectorate raised a raft of concerns with Edinburgh's offering.

Care in crisis: Concerns raised over care home standards

A CARE home in the Capital has come under fire after it emerged a new resident had to wait more than a week for a toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Half of all mental health problems in adulthood begin by the age of 14. Picture: John Devlin

Billy Watson: Our kids can’t wait any longer to get the help they need

We all have mental health, and anyone can experience a mental health problem. Young people are no different. In fact, half of all mental health problems in adulthood begin by the age of 14.

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The image of the 18th century woman was constructed from her excavated skull.

Exhibition puts spotlight on Edinburgh’s ghoulish past

She was laid to rest in an 18th century graveyard along with the bodies of the “unclaimed dead” whose relatives were too poor to afford a proper burial.

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10,000 defibrillators ‘won’t work in emergency’

10,000 defibrillators ‘won’t work in emergency’

Thousands of defibrillators in the UK might be suffering from a fault which leaves them useless in an emergency.

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The packaging will feature from Saturday.

Standardised packaging to be brought in for cigarettes

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Heather is worried for husband Ken's carers. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh care crisis: Workers bearing brunt of cuts

OVERSTRETCHED workers are bearing the brunt of the Capital’s care crisis, it has been claimed – days after the extent of the problem was laid bare in a damning new report.

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E-cigarette laws to change from Saturday

E-cigarette laws to change from Saturday

New tobacco laws affecting Edinburgh vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Lyle Cornet with his mum Lyndsay - Loanhead. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Mum’s fear as tumour op may leave child blind

a TWO-year-old boy with an incurable double brain tumour is facing a dangerous operation which could cost him his sight.

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The true scale of the care crisis facing the Capital has been revealed. Picture: Getty

Edinburgh care crisis: Two year wait for specialist care package

A woman with dementia was visited at home by 23 different carers in the space of eight weeks, it emerged today as the true scale of the care crisis facing the Capital grew clearer.

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GPs are on the brink of collapse a doctor has warned.

Politicians ignorning pressures facing family doctors says GP

General practice is on the “brink of collapse”, a leading doctor has warned.

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One in three Scots teenagers eats sweets or chocolate every day. Picture: Getty

Scottish teens eat more sweets than rest of UK

Young Scots are eating more sweets than their UK counterparts, but drinking less fizzy juice than they did 15 years ago, according to an international study.

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Euan Mutch's family were one of the first to use the existing CLIC Sargent house.

Final push to build new haven for cancer patients

A CANCER charity has launched the final stage of a fundraising drive to build a new haven in the Capital for young people with the disease.

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Joint inspection critical of services for elderly in Edinburgh

Care watchdog issues damning report into elderly care in Edinburgh

Scotland's care watchdog has issued a damning report after an inspection of health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh found that delivery of key processes was 'unsatisfactory'.

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Luke Stewart  in hospital in Nuevo Leon, Mexico undergoing treatment for his brian tumour
with his brothers Lewis and Lochlin.

Brave Luke receives treatment in Mexico for brain cancer

THE family of a terminally-ill seven-year-old boy are in Mexico where he is receiving a new form of treatment in the hope it will prolong his life.

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Tributes have been paid to Annette Fox, who passed away this year.

Tributes as ‘inspirational’ mum loses cancer battle

TRIBUTES have been paid to an “incredible” mum-of-two from East Lothian after she passed away from cancer aged 44.

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Nurses are set to protest over pay. Picture; Greg Macvean

Nurses to stage a ‘summer of protests’ over pay

Nurses are to stage a summer of protests across the UK after a poll showed strong support for strikes over pay.

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NHS cyber attack: Criminals will be brought to justice

Security experts have vowed to track down the criminals behind an unprecedented international cyber attack that wreaked havoc across the NHS.

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NHS cyber attack: lessons must be learned, says Shona Robison

Scotland’s Health Secretary has said any lessons from the cyber attack on NHS computer systems will be learned.

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