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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

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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Visit highlights patient privacy and repairs

Visit highlights patient privacy and repairs

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland found issues with patient privacy and building repairs at a ward in Ayr’s Ailsa Hospital.

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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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Karen Bell, Head of Research and Development, Dr Anur Guhan, Respiratory Consultant, Professor John Lockhart (seated) and Gary Litherland, both from UWS.

Ayrshire NHS team get funding to tackle ‘invisible’ killer

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is delighted to be part of a research team which has been given a major funding boost to help tackle an invisible lung disease responsible for killing more than 6,500 people in Ayrshire in the last 10 years.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

NHS Ayrshire annual review

NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Annual Review by Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, is being held on Monday 3 July at 2pm in the Lecture Theatre in the Alexander Fleming Education Centre at University Hospital Crosshouse.

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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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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Two Ayrshire GP practices affected by cyber attack

Two GP practices in NHS Ayrshire and Arran were affected by the cyber attack on the NHS across the UK.

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Pictured Left to right: Astrud Gibson, Sexual Health Nurse; Carolyn McAdam, Senior Charge Nurse, Sexual Health; Dr Anja Katharina Guttinger, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health; Deva MacGinty, Policy and Participation Officer, LGBT Youth Scotland; Ann McGinn, Sexual Health & Cervical Cytology Project Manager; Julie McCamily, Associate Specialist; Nicola Cheney, Sexual Health Nurse; and Elaine Savory, Equality and Diversity Adviser.

Award for Ayrshire’s sexual health team

The NHS Ayrshire & Arran Sexual Health Service has been awarded the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Charter Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to LGBT equality.

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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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Hazel Hamilton from Lockerbie and Kelvin Frew, originally from the Stewartry, now based in Dumfries.

First Queen’s Nurses in 50 years

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is proud to announce that two local community nurses have been successfully selected to join the first cohort of 21st century Queen’s Nurses.

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Bowel cancer screening

Four in ten ignore cancer screening

On average only 56% of people living in Ayrshire & Arran who are sent the bowel cancer screening test for free in the post actually complete it - the third lowest uptake rate in Scotland.

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Scotland Chairty Air Ambulance (SCAA) team pictured from left, Captain Nigel Clarke, Paramedic John Salmond, Paramedic Graeme Hay, Lead Paramedic John Pritchard, Paramedic Craig McDonald, Paramdic Julia Barnes and Captain Russell Myles
Picture by Graeme Hart.
Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency

Air ambulance crew are rural heroes

The life-saving crew of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) have been voted the country’s Rural Heroes 2017.

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Easter opening hours for pharmacies

Easter opening hours for pharmacies

During the Easter holiday break (14– 17 April), South Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns.

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Ayr Hospital.

New 24-hour unit for Ayr

Patients will be able to receive hospital levels of care and attention within a new unit opening this summer without ever having to be admitted.

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Pictured (left to right): Fiona Menzies, Head of Fundraising at the Ayrshire Hospice, Annie Small, Chairperson, Ladies who Lunch Club (Seamill), Mandy Yule, Chief Executive of the Ayrshire Hospice; Lyn Bateman, Senior Fundraising Officer, Ayrshire Hospice, Joyce Falconer, Isobel Lovie, Honorary Patron & Margaret Cook, Joint Chairperson, Ladies Lunch Club (Western House).

Amazing total raised by ladies who lunch

The 29th Ayrshire Hospice Annual Ladies Lunch was held at Trump Turnberry Resort on Sunday 5th March and raised an amazing £36,000 for the charity.

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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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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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