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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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Pictured from left to right: Graham Nicol, UIG West member, Thomesena Lochhead, Health & Wellbeing Specialist/Communities, Renata Brittainova, TCAT Support Officer, Simon Malzer, TCAT User Involvement Manager , Angela McGeoch, UIG West member, Penny Halliday, UIG West member, Janice Malone, Macmillan Engagement & Volunteering Manager, Alison Brown, UIG East member, Tom Mitchell, UIG West member, Krys Scott, UIG East member, Helen Mackintosh, TCAT SMP Worker, Stella Macpherson, TCAT Cancer Experience Panel representative for Dumfries and Galloway,  Jeff Ace Chief Executive -  NHS Dumfries and Galloway and TCAT Programme Board Chair.

Patients to help shape services

People affected by cancer have been involved in an innovative programme to help shape services in Dumfries and Galloway.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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Iain Howie and Kay Bird are pictured above.

Defibrillator for village hall

Balmaclellan’s Community Council and Village Hall Committee are delighted to announce that the new defibrillator has been installed at the Village Hall.

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Hamish cutting the cake at Marions House

Honour for Hamish at Home from Home

A Stranraer boy who spent his 12th birthday party in a Glasgow centre for young cancer patients has cut the cake on the facility’s first anniversary.

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Pictured at the site of the new hospital, left to right: Graham Gault, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Willie Bremner, Boston Networks, Graeme McIlorum, Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Hi Tech for Health

A major project to enable delivery of a new ‘digital hospital’, and provide greater connectivity for public services in our region is now complete. Months of work to install a seven mile long cable around Dumfries has paved the way for a new circuit that will connect data centres serving the new hospital, existing hospital and the local Council.

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Are you lonely?

NHS D&G tackle loneliness

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are launching a pilot project to help address the issue of loneliness. This is being piloted in the Wigtownshire area over the coming months.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Two GP practices in Galloway hit by cyber attack

NHS Dumfries and Galloway says it has no concerns over patient records being compromised during the ongoing cyber attack on the NHS across the UK.

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Blood bikes £1000 donation

Blood bikes £1000 donation

Money raised by the sale of plastic bags will be used to keep one of the motorbikes for Dumfries and Galloway’s Blook Bikes charity on the road.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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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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Stewart Anderson.

Stewart spreading stroke prevention message

A Wigtown man who suffered a stroke seven years ago is now spreading the message about stroke prevention and urging people in Stranraer to have their blood pressure checked.

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Inspection praises Stranraer support

Inspection praises Stranraer support

Kelly Ryder, Manager of S&A Homes, has welcomed the service’s latest Care Inspectorate inspection report.

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Heather Bestel will take on the London Marathon.

From liver failure to marathon success!

Completing the London Marathon is one of the most incredible experiences of any runner’s life, but for 52 year old Wigtown Mum, Heather Bestel, it’s something she never even thought possible just three months ago. Psychotherapist Heather, only took up running last May on the suggestion of her GP to help get strong and healthy as part of her recovery after liver failure three years ago.

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Hazel Hamilton from Lockerbie and Kelvin Frew, originally from the Stewartry, now based in Dumfries.

First Queen’s Nurses in 50 years

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is proud to announce that two local community nurses have been successfully selected to join the first cohort of 21st century Queen’s Nurses.

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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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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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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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