Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital after being treated for an infection which forced him to miss the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Dr Evropi Theodoratou says fundraisers made her research possible. Picture: TSPL

City scientist awarded £1.5m to aid cancer research

A SCIENTIST is set to receive more than £1.5 million from Cancer Research UK to support her research into improving how bowel cancer is diagnosed in Scotland.

Police were called to the hospital shortly after 9am

Comment: RIE smoking ban ‘is just not working’

I recently visited a relative at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.

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Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean

Rugby legend Doddie Weir diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

SUPPORT has poured in for Scottish rugby legend George “Doddie” Weir after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Ex-rugby player Doddie Weir. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Rugby legend George ‘Doddie’ Weir diagnosed with MND

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir has revealed he is suffering from motor neurone disease.

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NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Awards Night
Corn Exchange - Edinburgh
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Health Hero humbled by award success

THE unsung heroes of the health service have been honoured at a glamorous ceremony celebrating the best of the NHS.

Parents and medics divided on roll-out of baby box scheme

Parents and medics divided on roll-out of baby box scheme

Parents and medical staff involved in the Scottish Government’s pilot baby box scheme are split on whether the scheme should be universal or whether it should be limited to those on low incomes or first-time parents.

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Denise Welch stars in Black Eyed Susan, which tackles the subject of suicide and has been chosen to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Scottish date for Denise Welch’s mental health film

An award-winning short film about depression starring former Loose Women star Denise Welch has been chosen to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Nicola Sturgeon met with Apple chief exec Tim Cook in California.

Nicola Sturgeon urged to reveal Apple plans for Scottish NHS

Labour has called on the First Minister to reveal any plans she has to involve global technology giant Apple in Scotland’s NHS.

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There are no changes to the service provided. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Addiction charity awarded £7.25m council contract goes bust

A DRUG and alcohol charity awarded a contract worth £7.25 million to provide vital recovery services to people with addiction problems in the Capital has collapsed.

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An elderly woman with an lectronic pill tray. Picture: EM Welch/REX/Shutterstock

Homes to get Skype and sensors in bid to tackle care crisis

Health chiefs are turning to technology in a bid to cure the care crisis that has rocked the Capital in the wake of one of the worst inspection reports ever published.

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Millie Stobie Platts is off to Malaga to represent Britain in the Transplant Games. Picture: Greg Macvean

Teenager to represent Great Britain and NI at the World Transplant Games

at only nine months old a liver transplant saved the life of Millie Stobie Platts.

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Free organic breakfasts are being offered by a vareity of independent stores and cafes across the UK on Wednesday to promote the Wake Up to Organic healthy eating campaign.

Wake Up to Organic campaign serving up free breakfasts

Many Scots will have the chance to enjoy a free organic breakfast on Wednesday as part of a nationwide event celebrating the benefits of organic food.

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Dr Julie Catnach stands outside the vandalised Liberton Medical Centre. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Staff scared to work at medical centre after vandal attacks

STAFF say they are too scared to work at a medical centre after it came under attack for weeks on end with rocks even being thrown at the building while cleaners were inside.

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An artist's impression of the new hospital. Picture: contributed

More than £5m for artwork at new sick kids hospital

IT is less than a year until the city’s new children’s hospital opens its doors to the public at Little France.

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Caring for a relative, partner or friend can impact on your work, physical and mental health, social life and finances

Sebastian Fischer: We need to get support message across to carers

Today marks the start of Carers’ Week 2017 – an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of unpaid carers, how caring impacts on their lives and the massive social and economic contribution carers make to our society.

Pic Lisa Ferguson 30/05/2017

Health Hero Awards

Tracey McNiven (centre) has nominated Linsey Duncan (physio) (grey dress) and Kim Venton (occupational therapist) from the Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service (CRABIS) team at Carmondean Ability Centre, Livingston

Medics nominated for Health Hero award

Two medics who helped a woman overcome a debilitating condition that left her wheelchair bound have been nominated for a Health Hero award.

Chocolate fans are being warned about salmonella fears

Mars recalls Galaxy bars over salmonella fears

Mars in the UK and Ireland is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers, and bags of Minstrels “due to the potential presence of salmonella”, the chocolate maker said.

A recruitment day is being held in the Capital to poach Scottish nurses.

Irish bid to poach Capital nurses with recruitment drive

Ireland’s health service is holding a nursing and midwifery recruitment day in the Capital today as NHS Lothian reels from its highest-ever 
vacancy levels.

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