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Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Before the launch, MSP John Lamont visited Britains oldest food forest garden to learn about Abundant Borders.

Planting idea of healthy and nutritious food

Easier access to healthy food is the aim of the new charity Abundant Borders, officially launched in Eyemouth last week.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Sophia and Kitione Kamikamica and their son David, who was born on Christmas Day

Terrific trio arrives on Christmas Day

While Borderers opened their presents yesterday, three new babies opened their eyes for the first time at the Borders General Hospital.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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Margaret (Peggy) Stuart who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday.

Margaret celebrates reaching her century

A Berwickshire woman celebrated her 100th birthday this week with family and friends.

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Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

More needs to be done to tackle Scotland’s “biggest health and social care challenge”, according to dementia campaigners.

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Crisis looming as third of Scotland’s GPs plan to retire in five years

Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years.

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Doctor Bruce Auld, inpatients doctor at Knoll Hospital, Duns.

Doctor takes charge of care at Duns hospital

Patients in the 18-bed unit at the Knoll Community Hospital in Duns are now under the care of Bruce Auld.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Outpatient care changes on the way

Outpatient care changes on the way

A Scottish Government plan was unveiled this week that will change how outpatient care is delivered.

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Hospital doctors failed to diagnose a fractured foot twice

A series of recommendations have been made following Borders General Hospital’s failure to diagnose a fractured foot on two separate occasions.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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edburgh GP Ruth Dorward, centre, with Shona Robison, the Scottish Governments Health and Sport Secretary, and Gregor Smith, deputy chief medical officer for Scotland.

Jedburgh’s Doctor Ruth celebrating success at national awards ceremony

A Borders doctor is celebrating after having her dedication to duty recognised at this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Michelle Parkins at the Scottish Parliament with Donald Cameron MSP and Jo Jerrome, CEO of Thrombosis UK.

Being thrombosis aware

Experiencing a life threatening deep vein thrombosis after a trip abroad led a Berwick girl to fund raise and increase awareness of the condition.

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Debbie McGill (Galashiels Library), Steph Mackenzie (health improvement specialist) Emmie Mackay, (Conversations for Change) and Shirley Barrett (SBC joint health improvement team) at the Borders Mental Health Day event.

Mental health in spotlight

World Mental Health Day was marked in the Borders last week at an event hosted by Live Borders and Scottish Borders Council.

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