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Charity putting ‘fun’ back into fundraiser for mental health

A fun day fair has been arranged for next month to raise money for the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH).

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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David May (left) with Mike Rumbles

Mulberry delay criticised by politicians

Two local politicians have spoken out about the delay in the decision on the future of the Mulberry Unit.

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Edzell Health Centre

Partners in health still bearing fruit at Edzell Health Centre

Partnership working between patients and health centre staff has continued, according to the latest official report from Edzell Patient Participation Group.

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Adoption & Fostering Group Angus held an Easter Egg Fun Day

Angus charity gives children a chance

The charity Adoption & Fostering Group Angus, held an Easter Egg Fun Day on Sunday in Crombie Country Park.

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Eat Safe Award for Whitehills kitchen

Eat Safe Award for Whitehills kitchen

The kitchen in Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre has been presented with the Eat Safe Award by Food Standards Scotland.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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Amy McKenzie

Brechin mental health nurse “huge asset” to practice

A mental health and wellbeing nurse has said her post at Brechin Health Centre is “worthwhile and rewarding”.

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The Maggie's Centre in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital.

Join the penguin parade to support Maggie’s

Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, is hosting a sponsored walk from their Dundee centre to The Glasshouse Pavilion in Broughty Ferry.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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Health authority prepares to celebrate NHS STARS

Health authority prepares to celebrate NHS STARS

The finalists in the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards have been announced following more than 400 nominations from staff and the public.

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Young people with representatives at the launch event.

New youth forum to develop cancer services

A forum in Tayside has been launched which will involve children and young people in the development of cancer services.

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NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

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Getting the message out

Getting the message out

An Arbroath man is using his personal experiences with mental health issues to launch a year-long project to raise awareness and end the stigma.

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Paul Gray, NHS Scotland chief executive.

Advisers appointed to help with financial challenge

A group of independent advisers has been appointed to help NHS Tayside meet its current financial challenges.

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Elsie Stewart is pictured with the volunteers at Whitehills.

Angus hearing service proves popular

A new service run by volunteers to help hearing aid users has proved popular on its first day.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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