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Izzy Scott-Moncrieff: I swapped desk job to become flying doctor

Spending seven hours squashed onto an overburdened motorbike as it sped through dense forest in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo was all in a day’s work for Edinburgh-born health promoter Izzy Scott-Moncrieff.

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The parents of a brave teenager battling a rare cancer are in a race to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds so she can travel to America for potentially life-saving surgery.

Brave Kira’s battle to raise £340k for lifesaving cancer op

THE parents of a brave teenager have issued a heartfelt plea for support after revealing she faces a race against time to raise a six-figure sum aimed at funding potentially lifesaving cancer treatment in New York.

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carer award winner iona imrie with dean reilly

Capital looking for brave and caring heroes

THEY are the everyday heroes who have shown exceptional courage to overcome the odds and make life-changing personal sacrifices to tend to the needs of others.

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Visiting a spa can help people relax after the stress of cancer treatment

Hayley Matthews: How Rev Ruth’s honesty about cancer opened my eyes

I was listening to Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2 earlier in the week, as she filled in for Chris Evans. The music was fantastic and I think Sarah is just great. When I heard Rev Ruth Scott come on to do Pause for Thought, it was a double bonus.

Opinion
Alison Johnstone MSP says Holyrood should have power to set up drug zones.

Let Holyrood have power to set up drugs zones says MSP

THE Scottish Parliament should have powers to set up safe zones for drug users across Scotland, Lothians MSP Alison Johnstone has insisted.

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Edinburgh University breakthrough in aiding stroke victims’ recovery

Edinburgh University breakthrough in aiding stroke victims’ recovery

A NEW computer programme developed by scientists at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods.

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Turmeric powder will not be going up Susan Morrison's bahookie

Susan Morrison: Turmeric colonic irrigation is not for me – or is it?

Thank you for the kind wishes and support sent to me when my breast cancer was diagnosed.

Opinion
Then Edinburgh City player Ousman See (left) celebrates after he gets one back for his side against Hibs. Picture: SNS

Club sets up fund for footballer who suffered horror leg break

An online fundraising page has been created to financially aid a footballer from South Queensferry who has been left unable to work after suffering a horror leg break.

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Anyone for tennis? Calling budding Andy Murrays

Anyone for tennis? Calling budding Andy Murrays

have a budding Andy Murray in the family?

Edinburgh Leisure is taking part in Tennis For Kids, organised by the Lawn Tennis Association.

Entertainment
Jackie Partridge offers state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments

Edinburgh cosmetic nurse up for industry awards

IT’S enough to make anyone smile.

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Finding a parking space at the ERI can be a real struggle. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Miles Briggs: Hospital car park misery must end

Anyone who has attended Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in recent years – for work, as a patient, or to visit a loved one – knows only too well the misery of the parking situation.

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Jennifer Ure Stewart (Luke's mum) and Luke Stewart

Edinburgh mum hits out at ‘unfair special treatment’ on NHS

The mother of a terminally-ill youngster diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour has hit out at the “special treatment” given to Dame Tessa Jowell who has a similar condition and was given a £240,000 skull cap that fires electric pulses into her brain.

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Ousman See of Berwick Rangers FC receives medical attention after breaking his leg.

Footballer’s agonising wait for ambulance after horror leg break

A footballer from South Queensferry was left lying in agony for more than an hour after suffering a horror leg break.

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Jennifer Stewart with her son Luke, who has a brain tumour

Jowell’s NHS anti-cancer cap ‘should be offered to my son’

The mother of a terminally-ill youngster diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour has hit out at the “special treatment” given to Dame Tessa Jowell who has a similar condition and was given a £240,000 skull cap that fires electric pulses into her brain.

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Lassad Nouioui and County's Scott Boyd. ' 'PPicture; Robert Parry Dec 2012

Former Celtic player Lassad suffers cardiac arrest aged 32

Former Celtic player Lassad Nouioui has suffered a cardiac arrest while training with his current side in Spain.

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Having ten or more drinks per week is linked with shorter life expectancy.

Exceeding recommended drink limits takes years off life

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research.

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A new report suggests that Edinburgh schoolchildren aren't getting enough sleep. Picture: Robert Perry

City schoolkids aren’t getting enough sleep, new data suggests

Edinburgh’s schoolchildren are being starved of sleep – leaving them unable to concentrate in the classroom.

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Life-saving Lothian bus advert a tribute to cancer victim

images of the latest blockbuster, promos for Edinburgh Zoo or a new theatre release are typically plastered across the side of city buses, but now hitting the streets of Edinburgh is an advert that might literally prove to be life saving.

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McDonald Library advisor Chris Young beside the vandalised defibrilator housing.  Picture: Neil Hanna

Anger as yobs trash heart life saving device in Edinburgh

CALLOUS thugs have wrecked a life-saving defibrillator system outside a historic library building in a shocking act of vandalism.

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One in five Edinburgh couples choose to sleep with their pet rather than their patner

One in five Edinburgh couples prefer sleeping with their pet

one in five partners in Edinburgh are being banished from their own beds to make room for their four-legged friends.

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