Category Archives: Health

Marie Curie – In South Scotland

Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Through nurses, hospices and other services, they offer expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left. In South … Continue reading

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Active Travel Debate

I was very pleased to contribute to the debate earlier in the week on promoting active travel in Scotland. We all know there are significant health, environmental, and economic gains from getting people to be more active. and the easiest … Continue reading

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Wear It Pink 2017

Please support Breast Cancer Now’s campaign if you can.

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Mental Health Waiting Times

The waiting time target for child and adolescent mental health services has never been met since it was introduced almost three years ago. In December 2014 the SNP government set a standard of a maximum wait of 18 weeks from a patient’s referral … Continue reading

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Cycling will reduce heart disease

A five-year study, based in Glasgow and published in the British Medical Journal surveyed 250,000 UK commuters showed cycling and walking had benefits to your likely hood of cancer and heart disease over sitting on public transport or taking the … Continue reading

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Marie Curie – Daffodil Appeal

Please support “make every daffodil count” this March for Marie Curie the terminal illness charity. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign and they are asking people to simply give a donation and wear a Marie … Continue reading

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Children and alcohol adverts

More must be done to reduce children’s exposure to alcohol brands and advertising. Alcohol Focus Scotland was asked to facilitate an expert group on alcohol advertising and in the Virtual Expert Network’s recent report Promoting Good Health; Reducing the impact … Continue reading

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Registration to resuscitation

You can save lives by making sure your community register where your Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) can be found. A PAD is a vital piece of equipment used in the early minutes following a cardiac arrest before the ambulance arrives. … Continue reading

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Alcohol Focus

The charity Alcohol Focus has produced alarming statistics about the downside to Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. While most of us drink responsibly the impact alcohol abuse has on society is worrying. Every week 22 Scots die from alcohol, 6 out … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2016

1st of December is World AIDS Day, and I am proud to stand in solidarity with those living with HIV, and to remember those that have died from the virus. This is an important day for so many people – … Continue reading

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