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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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The event is being organised by Scottish Borders Council's community capacity team and the National Development Team for Inclusion.

Drop-in events to be held

Berwickshire residents are being invited to free drop-in events held at Duns and Eyemouth aimed at helping people make new connections and become more locally involved.

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Kelso Community Hospital.

Borders hospital open again after outbreak of vomiting virus

Kelso Community Hospital has reopened to new admissions after being forced to shut its doors last week following an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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Kelso Hospital

Kelso Hospital closed

Kelso Community Hospital is currently closed to admissions due to a number of patients experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms consistent with viral gastroenteritis.

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The behind the scenes, non-clinical award winners were the catering team at NHS Borders. They are pictured here with, back row far right, Kaye Niven, Five Star Taxis, the award's sponsor.

Caterers collect prizes at double

NHS Borders’ catering team has proved it has a recipe for success by picking up one of the top awards at the trust’s annual prize-giving ceremony.

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Towering achievement for NHS worker Martin

A switchboard operator at Borders General Hospital and 24 of his friends stepped off the top of a 150ft high Borders landmark last month.

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Scott Purvis, 38, of Hallydown Crescent, and wife Karen, 36, with their two children 13-year-old Isla and eight-year-old Aaron.

Kid’s charity praised by Eyemouth parents

An Eyemouth couple have praised the newly named Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity after it helped them cope when their two children received life-changing operations.

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Hawick Community Hospital.

Normal service now resuming at Borders health centres hit by cyber attacks

Normal service is now resuming at Hawick Health Centre following last Friday’s cyber attacks by hackers using ransomware.

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Hawick Community Hospital.

Hawick hospital and surgery among NHS sites hit by cyber attack

Two of the three NHS Borders community operations hit by this weekend’s worldwide cyber attack are in Hawick, it has been revealed.

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The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

NHS Borders hit by hackers demanding ransom payouts

NHS Borders is among more than 30 UK health boards being targeted by cyber attacks.

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Colin retiring after 37 years 
of saving lives

Colin retiring after 37 years 
of saving lives

A Duns paramedic is hanging up his stethoscope after over 37 years of service without ever taking a day’s sick leave.

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An artist's impression of the new unit.

Borderers urged to help raise £3m for new dementia unit

Businesses, trusts and individuals are being urged to get behind a £3m fundraising campaign to create a new dementia centre at Queen’s House care home in Kelso.

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Prevention zone is now lifted

Prevention zone is now lifted

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the avian influenza prevention zone covering Scotland has now been lifted.

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Paul Lamb with Staffie Bailey.

Vet warning after two dogs die and one is left gravely ill from eating rotten food

Dog owners are being warned to be extra-cautious after two dogs died and one was left in a life-threatening condition as a result of eating rotten food.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

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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