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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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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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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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PIC BY ESME ALLEN FOR NEWS 'CHICKEN CHASSEUR WITH PEAS AND POTATO CROQUETTES A TYPICAL MEAL AT JAMES GILLESPIES'S HIGH SCHOOL

Meals on wheels under threat

A petition to save East Dunbartonshire’s meals on wheels service has collected more than 3,000 signatures.

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Tesco has donated more than 24,000 meals across East Dunbartonshire.

Thousands of surplus meals are distributed

More than 24,000 meals have been provided to charities and community groups across East Dunbartonshire thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme Community Food Connection.

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FRANK DUNN

Refletions on the true spirit of the season

I was recently reflecting on the spirit of Christmas over a mulled wine and hugely calorific mince pie.

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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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After two years in his chair,   Ken is sleeping in bed again

After two years in his chair, Ken is sleeping in bed again

A 71-year-old East Dunbartonshire man, who was forced to sleep in a chair for two years because he couldn’t breathe when he lay down, is hailing an innovative NHS treatment plan for “giving him his life back”.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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NHSGGC Chairman John Brown, left, meeting Tom Herbert earlier this year

Tom set to meet health chiefs

A health campaigner who has been battling for a cancer care unit at Stobhill Hospital for over a decade, is to meet with health chiefs next week.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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The winners receive their awards

Recognition for dedicated staff

A ceremony has been held to reward health and social care employees in East Dunbartonshire for their outstanding contributions.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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The labour ward at St John's Hospital, Livingston.

Giving birth at home could become routine

The future of maternity in Scotland could see more women giving birth at home, with no doctor in attendance - if there are no obvious risks.

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