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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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The partners who helped increase cardiac arrest survival rates in the Borders.

Chances of surving cardiac arrest rise from 4% to 29%

Cardiac arrest survival rates have increased dramatically in the Borders, thanks to a partnership approach being taken in the region.

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Bob Quilietti of Gordon in Berwickshire with his alarm he wears around his neck.

Extra £125 a year for essential service shocks former magician

Scottish Borders Council has been slammed for nearly doubling its charges for people who rely on a personal alarm system.

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John Laffey

John going on run for Multiple Sclerosis Society

Eyemouth’s John Laffey starts a gruelling 104-mile run this Sunday to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Martin Hadshar has retired as a GP at Coldstream Medical Practice after 34 years.

Veteran doctor calling it a day after 34 years

GP Martin Hadshar had a full day of appointments last Thursday as patients visited Coldstream Health Centre to wish him well in retirement.

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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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Dr Alan Mason hangs up his stethoscope after dedicating his 37-year career to Eyemouth and Coldingham.

Doctor hangs up stethoscope after 37 years

An Eyemouth doctor has hung up his stethoscope for good after dedicating his career to patients there.

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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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Cough advice from a Borders Macmillan GP

Cough advice from a Borders Macmillan GP

An NHS Borders GP has stressed the importance of people getting checked if they’ve had a cough for three weeks or more.

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Fifth of nurses set to retire

Fifth of nurses set to retire

Almost a fifth of nurses in the Borders are due to retire in the next 10 years, according to the latest figures.

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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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Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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Duns Community First Responders gratefully accepted a cheque for �150 from Whiteadder Angling Association.

Duns First Responders net cash boost from anglers

Duns Community First Responders gratefully accepted a cheque for £150 from Whiteadder Angling Association.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Martin Malone, NFU Mutuals regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland (right) with Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance paramedic Craig McDonald.

NFU Mutual boost to air ambulance funds

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

Time to give credit to NHS Borders staff where its due

It’s the time of the year that NHS Borders celebrates its strongest asset – its staff – as the finalists in its Celebrating Excellence Awards are announced.

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