Free gym memberships branded a success in Capital

TWO-thirds of Edinburgh residents given free gym memberships have managed to lose weight.

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Kira Noble and Ross Foley, centre, receiving their Diana Awards

Young Edinburgh cancer survivor earns Diana Award

AN inspirational Capital teenager who has battled cancer not once but twice has been honoured with an international award.

A new ban has been placed on junk food ads

New ban on ‘junk food’ ads to tackle childhood obesity

‘Junk food’ advertising is to be banned across all children’s media – including online and social – in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity.

The penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo has been a popular fixture there since 1951.

Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Edinburgh Zoo has been forced to axe its popular penguin parade - over bird flu fears.

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Handwashing is vital to prevent the spread of infection. Picture: PA

Lindsay Guthrie: Wash your hands to stop the spread of Norovirus

We are all aware that the development of modern medicines and healthcare can move at a fast pace. In the last few weeks alone we have seen the launch of robotic assisted surgery for patients with prostate cancer. This pioneering service is currently being offered at the Western General Hospital. However, some things in healthcare don’t change. Hand washing is still an important part of preventing infections from spreading at home, at work and in the wider community, as well as in our hospitals.

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Charity urge more weigh-ins for school pupils to tackle obesity

Primary school pupils should be subject to more weigh-ins to check their health, a cancer charity says.

Obesity takes three years off the average persons life

Miles Briggs: Scotland’s obesity crisis has huge implications

Today, the Scottish Parliament will hear from a range of experts about the implications of rising obesity levels across Scotland.

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The ScottieHibbies with the young patients

Lotto-winning Hibs fans play Santa at Sick Kids

IT’S been quite a year for these Hibs fans – first seeing their side finally lift the Scottish Cup before scooping a £1 million lottery windfall.

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Trinity Lodge Care Home, Spring Gardens, Edinburgh.  Pic: Ian Georgeson

Care home clients given hours to find a home after ‘sudden closure’

SHOCKED families were given a matter of hours to find new accommodation for their elderly relatives after their care home was forced to close.

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Works have started on a new �1.17m Leith Walk Surgery.

Work begins on £1.17million GP surgery on Leith Walk

Work has started on a new £1.17 million doctors’ surgery in Leith Walk.

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Mohammed Abad. Rex features.

Edinburgh man with bionic penis inundated with date offers

AN Edinburgh man with a bionic penis claims he has been inundated with date offers.

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Site Manger Francis Cassidy presents the defib to Allan Murray Vice Chair of Currie Community council
. Picture: Ian Georgeson

CALA Homes deck out Lothian housing with defibrillators

A BIG-HEARTED housebuilder has ensured the safety of hundreds of residents by snapping up life-saving defibrillators for developments and offices across Lothian.

A new law has banned smoking in cars with children. Picture: John Devlin.

Top doctors call for complete ban on smoking in cars

Doctors’ leaders have called for an outright ban on smoking in cars as new laws are brought in today to protect children from second-hand smoke.

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Dolly was created at The Roslin Insitute. Picture: Neil Hanna

Does Dolly hold the key to finding cure for Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease could be treated using research gained from the creation of Dolly the sheep.

Drew Dodd at his work as an ambulance driver. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Death crash driver now behind wheel for Scottish Ambulance Service

A man convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and banned from the roads for four years is now driving ambulances as part of his job with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Watchdog to looks at UKs care homes. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Competition watchdog to probe care home hidden bill charges

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and “hidden” charges.

The Sick Kids site, opened in 1895, is expected to sell for tens of millions. Picture: Jon Savage

For sale: Edinburgh’s historic Sick Kids hospital put on market

EDINBURGH’S historic Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been put up for sale.

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The Sick Kids is due to close in 2018.

Leader: Hospital sale leads to mixed emotions

the news that Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital has been put up for sale will be greeted with mixed emotions today.

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Parents have been urged to vaccinate their children.

Lothian parents urged to vaccinate children against flu

Parents across the Lothians have been urged to get their 2 – 5 year old children vaccinated against flu.

Cocnern has been raised over the number of overweight mums-to-be

Concern over number of overweight mums-to-be

Rising numbers of Lothian mums-to-be are overweight or obese rather than of healthy weight, driving a rapid increase in births by caesarean section, new NHS figures reveal.

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