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Ex-CBI chief's backing for £52-a-week Scots private schools
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
ONE of Britain’s best known former business leaders is involved in plans by a small Scottish charity to make private school fees more affordable.
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NHS Tayside suspends all non-urgent operations over festive period
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:15:13 +0200
ALL planned, non-urgent operations at a cash-strapped health board have been put on hold for three weeks over the festive period.
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New rector of St Andrews University vows to bring "social change" to institution
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0200
A SERBIAN political activist who has been picked as rector of St Andrews University has said he hopes to inspire students to push for "social change".
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Scots patients missing out on pioneering treatment available in England
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
MULTIPLE sclerosis patients are missing out on a potentially life-changing stem cell treatments granted to dozens of people living in England amid confusion over funding and referrals north of the Border.
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'It's really heartbreaking to know that something out there is a possibility, but you don't have access to it'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
IT was a diagnosis that turned Cezara Simpson's life upside down. Mrs Simpson, a divorced single mother who lives in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, with her 19-year-old son and daughter, 17, was 50 when doctors told her that she had relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)...
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Fewer under-18s with mental health issues admitted to non-specialist wards
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
The number of young people with mental health problems in Scotland being treated in non-specialised wards has fallen by more than 40 per cent.
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Glasgow council tell schools to pay janitors using pupil poverty cash
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
SCHOOLS are being urged to use funding intended to improve the performance of children from deprived backgrounds to pay for janitors’ overtime.
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Smoking should be banned in the home say campaigners
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:01:25 +0200
ANTI-tobacco campaigners are pushing for new measures which could prevent smokers from lighting up at home.
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Labour sounds alarm over 'super-sized' primary classes
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:07:06 +0200
Labour has raised concerns about a 40% increase in the number of primary pupils being taught in classes of 30 or more.
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Pregnant women told not sleep on their back
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
Heavily pregnant women should not sleep on their back as this could increase the risk of late stillbirth, new research warned.
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Scientists find gene link to peanut allergy
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:50:41 +0200
FOOD allergies could be down to genetics after scientists found a new gene associated with peanut allergy.
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Add a year to life with each stone shed, obese are told
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:33:01 +0200
OVERWEIGHT people can add about a year to their life for every stone they shed, according to Scottish research.
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Scientists treat depression with magic mushroom that can ‘reboot’ the brain
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:41:52 +0200
Patients reported an immediate mood improvement lasting up to five weeks.
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Surge in cancer scans outstripping radiologist numbers as vacancies mount
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
A SURGE in demand for scans crucial to diagnosing cancer is piling pressure on radiologists as Scotland grapples with one of the highest vacancy rates in the UK.
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Experts find C-section births link to obesity
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:47:28 +0200
A CAUSAL link involving friendly stomach bacteria has been found between C-section births and increased obesity risk.
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Gaelic study sees decline in its heartland of the Outer Hebrides
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
THE long-term future of the Gaelic language in the Outer Hebrides is under threat, according to a leading academic.
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Gaelic language study sees decline in its heartland of the Outer Hebrides
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
THE long-term future of the Gaelic language in the Outer Hebrides is under threat, according to a leading academic.
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D-Day for Gordon Strachan as SFA board meets to ponder the future
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0200
GORDON Strachan's four-year reign as Scotland manager hangs in the balance today - as the SFA board learn whether he still has the appetite to continue in the role and weigh up whether to hand him a third chance to take Scotland to a major finals.
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Breaking the last taboo - campaigning mother on why we need to talk about miscarriage
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:01:29 +0200
If you lose a baby, those around you need to understand that honesty is key
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Lower death rate for patients of female surgeons, research shows
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:09:27 +0200
Patients operated on by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates than those treated by men, research suggests.
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Mental health detentions in Scotland hit 15-year high
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
THE number of detentions for mental health treatment in Scotland are at a 15-year high amid concern over pressures on mental health services.
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Number of Scots patients on drugs to treat ADHD at new high
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:41:20 +0200
THE number of patients in Scotland being prescribed drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has reached a new high of more than 12,000.
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Teachers' high workload is 'iceberg' of education system, union warns
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:35:09 +0200
Teachers are "on their knees" with low pay and high workloads taking a toll on mental, physical and emotional health, a union has warned.
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Parents fighting rural primary school closures thrown a lifeline
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200
PARENTS fighting to save three village primary schools from closure have been thrown a lifeline.
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Crisis-hit NHS Tayside to save £200m over five years
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:45:55 +0200
NHS TAYSIDE "continues to face an extremely challenging position" in relation to its finances, Scotland's Auditor General has said.
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Smoking should be banned in the home say campaigners
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:01:25 +0200
ANTI-tobacco campaigners are pushing for new measures which could prevent smokers from lighting up at home.
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NHS Tayside suspends all non-urgent operations over festive period
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:15:13 +0200
ALL planned, non-urgent operations at a cash-strapped health board have been put on hold for three weeks over the festive period.
© Herald Scotland
New rector of St Andrews University vows to bring "social change" to institution
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0200
A SERBIAN political activist who has been picked as rector of St Andrews University has said he hopes to inspire students to push for "social change".
© Herald Scotland
Scots patients missing out on pioneering treatment available in England
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
MULTIPLE sclerosis patients are missing out on a potentially life-changing stem cell treatments granted to dozens of people living in England amid confusion over funding and referrals north of the Border.
© Herald Scotland
'It's really heartbreaking to know that something out there is a possibility, but you don't have access to it'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
IT was a diagnosis that turned Cezara Simpson's life upside down. Mrs Simpson, a divorced single mother who lives in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, with her 19-year-old son and daughter, 17, was 50 when doctors told her that she had relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)...
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Glasgow council tell schools to pay janitors using pupil poverty cash
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
SCHOOLS are being urged to use funding intended to improve the performance of children from deprived backgrounds to pay for janitors’ overtime.
© Herald Scotland
Fewer under-18s with mental health issues admitted to non-specialist wards
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
The number of young people with mental health problems in Scotland being treated in non-specialised wards has fallen by more than 40 per cent.
© Herald Scotland
Ex-CBI chief's backing for £52-a-week Scots private schools
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +0200
ONE of Britain’s best known former business leaders is involved in plans by a small Scottish charity to make private school fees more affordable.
© Herald Scotland
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