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Morag walks 500 miles for two charities

A 42-year-old woman, originally from the Mull of Galloway, recently walked 500 miles from Cape Wrath back to her childhood homeland to raise money for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND).

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Mary Anne McWilliam on the catwalk

Cancer survivor Mary Anne turns supermodel

A Wigtownshire woman who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2015 recently took to the catwalk in front of hundreds of people at the Show Scotland, Breast Cancer Care’s annual fashion show in Glasgow.

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The therapeutic gardens.

More of new hospital building revealed

Health bosses are now only weeks away from opening the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary to patients.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Almost �2.5 million in drugs, including cocaine and cannabis, has been seized in Aberdeen in the space of a year.

Shock over rise in drug deaths

A new report from the NHS in Scotland has revealed that Dumfries and Galloway had the highest percentage of drug-related hospital admissions in Scotland due to the use of opioids such as heroin.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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A dentist at work

New dentist to join Newton Stewart practice

South West Smile Centre will soon be welcoming a new dental health professional to the practice in Newton Stewart.

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The Scottish Ambulance Service took part in the test run.

Test run for new hospital

A two-day exercise has been carried out to test plans for the transfer of patients to the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary when it opens in December this year.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway is encouraging people at risk of flu to get their flu vaccin

Almost half not taking up flu vaccine

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is encouraging people at risk of flu to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this year.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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MSP Finlay Carson

MSP seeks assurances for Hospitals

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson has sought assurances from the Scottish Government that cottage hospitals will continue to be supported in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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Cheese recall

Product recall on cheeses from Loch Arthur Creamery

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Environmental Health Team has become aware of an issue with three cheeses from Loch Arthur Creamery.

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Wigtownshire Health and Social Care Team.

Major investment for Stranraer hospital

Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer is set to benefit from major investment.

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Pictured left to right: Julie White NHS D&G, Roger Frost Laing ORourke, Jeff Ace, NHS D&G.

New hospital completed on time and on budget

Construction of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is now complete, on time and on budget. The keys for a stunning facility that will serve as district general hospital for the region have been handed over to NHS Dumfries and Galloway by High Wood Health’s construction partner Laing O’Rourke.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

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