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Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Practice says it can't cope with home visits with only one GP

GP practice says ‘no home visits’ until further notice!

A staff illness at an adjacent GP medical practice has had a knock-on effect on Loch Ree Practice in Stranraer.

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Changing Places users Angela Kay and son Dylan Kay with Gail Robertson, Lead Nurse for the new hospital project.

All change at new hospital

Most parents and carers of a disabled adult will realise and acknowledge the woeful shortage of suitable toilet and changing facilities.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Brian Whittle says its time for fast food vand to disappear from school gates.

MSP calls for end to school fast food vans

It’s time for an end to pupils leaving school at lunchtime to buy fast food, according to Brian Whittle MSP.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Scots are being urged to their GPs a series of five key questions.

NHS waiting times under fire by South Scotland MSP

Waiting times for key treatments such as physiotherapy and podiatry in Dumfries and Galloway are “not good enough”, according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth.

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Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

Hospital shock over sanitary products

A shocking new report has found that patients in Dumfries and Galloway hospitals who have no sanitary products are forced to go to a shop or rely on nurses’ personal supplies.

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Some of the presenters at the first mPower cross border event

Cross-border gathering for first health learning event in Dumfries and Galloway

A first-of-its-kind health event in Wigtownshire last week attracted colleagues from across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Lloyds Pharmacy is just one of those taking part in the scheme.

Pharmacy Sunday opening continues

A pilot scheme improving Sunday access to pharmacies in Wigtownshire is continuing for another three months – with pharmacists now being able to provide even more support for patients.

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Latest figures show a service in crisis

Latest figures show a service in crisis

A new NHS report released from ISD Scotland has shown that children are waiting longer to access mental health services in Dumfries and Galloway.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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Staff and patients have complained about contractors taking up space on site after the hospital opened to the public.

Call for action after hospital parking woes

Parking at the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI) will continue to be monitored in the wake of complaints about a lack of spaces, the local health authority has said.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Morag makes it home to the Mull of Galloway after 500 miles

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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