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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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New mum and baby class launched in Kirkcaldy

Daisy Baby – a new mum and baby class focusing on education and support – has been launched in Kirkcaldy.

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Gavin Wudinge's devastated family have spoken out. Picture: SWNS

Fife man left dying on bus for five hours

The grieving family of a Fife father have told of their torment after he was left dying on a bus for almost five hours.

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Practice managers are seeking an appointment with new NHS Fife chairman Tricia Marwick

Kirkcaldy Health Centre parking battle continues

Practice managers at Kirkcaldy Health Centre have hit out at NHS Fife for a lack of progress and communication over ongoing parking problems.

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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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Councillor Tim Brett has demanded a review

Councillor demands review after Fife resident’s 50 mile round-trip for dental treatment

A senior Liberal Democrat councillor has demanded an urgent review of emergency dental care, after a resident was forced to make a round trip of 50 miles to access services.

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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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Charlie Stevens from Buckhaven has become the face of a charity campaign.

Buckhaven boy becomes face of cancer charity

A Buckhaven boy who survived cancer has become the face of a cancer support charity’s campaign.

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The test will determine whether patients would benefit from chemotherapy. Stock pic: Ian Rutherford

Breakthrough as cancer test to be made available in Fife

A test which can accurately predict whether those who have undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumour would benefit from chemotherapy is set to be introduced in Fife.

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Councillor Mark Hood.

Staying active gets starring role in national film

Fife Council’s Active Fife team is championing a national film that it helped to produce in a bid to assist older adults to stay active and independent for as long as possible.

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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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Alex Rowley MSP

Staff shortage forces NHS Fife to seek help

Fife NHS is now reliant on help from radiologists in Edinburgh and Tayside to provide essential services.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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The site of the old police station.

Cuparians voice concerns over care home proposals

Plans to build a new 72-bed care home on the site of Cupar’s former police station have run into opposition.

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The test can predict which patients would benefit from chemotherapy

Why is chemo test not available in Fife?

A number of Fife women are undergoing gruelling chemotherapy treatment that is of no benefit to them because the region’s health board does not offer a simple test.

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If you take regular medication remember to check existing supplies. Only order what you need but make sure you dont run out over the holidays.

Festive pharmacy and GP opening times in Fife

People across Fife are reminded that GP practices will be closed for public holidays during the festive period.

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Gill and John Brocklehurst

Home for Christmas as solution is found to care staff shortage

A Cupar family is celebrating probably the best Christmas present it could have hoped for, after several weeks of healthcare wrangling.

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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MSp seeks clarity on GP shortage in Fife

MSp seeks clarity on GP shortage in Fife

A Fife MSP wants to know the full picture behind growing concerns over waiting times to get a GP appointment.

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