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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

Last chance to have your say on health redesign on Bute

Time is running out for members of the public to have their say on redesign plans affecting Thomson Court day centre.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Twelve-year-old Calum Speirs died on February 16, 2007, after battling an inoperable brain tumour for over a year.

Thank you, Calum

Ten years ago, on February 16, 2007, Calum Speirs lost his battle against an inoperable brain tumour. The 12-year-old wanted other families with sick children to be able to spend time together on Bute – the place he loved. Calum’s Cabin has now helped over 800 families share precious time together on the island.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Glasgow's Crowne Plaza will host the tenth anniversary ball in honour of Bute charity, Calum's Cabin.

Celebratory ball marks Calum’s Cabin’s tenth anniversary

A ball marking the tenth anniversary of island charity, Calum’s Cabin, will be held in Glasgow later this month.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

Feedback from first health and social care engagement event on Bute

Feedback from the first health and social care engagement event on Bute has suggested there’s a need for more services for people with a diagnosis of dementia.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

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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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

“Please come and have your say on health redesign”

Bute’s local area manager for adult services has issued a plea to the public to get involved in engagement events being held on the island over the future delivery of health and social care.

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Baby Charlie with mum Emma, big sister Kitti, and dad Stuart, at their home in Ardbeg.

‘Charlie’s our wee fighter’

A baby born with a rare, life-threatening heart condition enjoyed his first Christmas on Bute after finally being allowed home from hospital.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Breathing Space is a free helpline for anyone feeling down, depressed or anxious, where callers can speak to trained advisors in confidence.

Give yourself some breathing space

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take some time for themselves this January to beat the winter blues.

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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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Jean Moffat and Jim Findlay at Argyll and Bute Council headquarters at Kilmory, Lochgilphead.

Rallying cry issued from local group to have your say at health plan events

The local group behind the campaign to save Thomson Court’s day centre has issued a call to action to the public to get involved in the community engagement events being held on Bute over the next six weeks.

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Haemodialysis patients typically spend four hours a day, three days a week, having their blood cleaned by a dialysis machine.

Kintyre dialysis unit’s success is welcome news for Bute campaign

Thanks to the success of an outreach community dialysis unit in Campbeltown, Bute is one step closer to seeing a similar unit established on the island.

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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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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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