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NHS Fife staff scoop accolades at Scottish Health Awards 2017

A healthcare team and a dentist from Fife have scooped top awards at the Scottish Health Awards 2017 in recognition of their invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

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Market Street in St andrews

Warning over stolen horse medication

Police have issued a warning after some potentially dangerous horse medication was stolen in Fife.

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Fife woman Claire Watson has been telling her story in a new book.

Book to raise awareness of painful condition that affects one in ten women

A Fife woman who received special recognition for raising awareness about endometriosis – a condition which affects one in ten UK women – has been telling her story in a new book.

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Dental Specialist Barry Corkey who is one of the NHS Fife staff shortlisted for an award at the Scottish Health Awards.  Pic: George McLuskie.

NHS Fife staff efforts recognised in health awards shortlist

Four NHS Fife staff members have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

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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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Carol Morrison at her home, which is riddled with dampness. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Plea to council: ‘Get me out of this damp house’

The disabled tenant of a council house which has walls that are black with mould and mildew has called on the council to re-house her.

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Aidan Sutherland

Match in memory of Rovers fan Aidan Sutherland

A memorial match will be held this weekend for Aidan Sutherland, the Kirkcaldy footballer who died due to complications from diabetes shortly after his 20th birthday.

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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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Police say the defibrillator was found nearby.

Lifesaving defibrillator taken from library

A crucial lifesaving defibrillator was stolen from a public library in Fife.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Families are being left with an uncertain future as a two-month review of care provision across Fife is being undertaken by the company.

Future care of 179 elderly people with dementia across Fife thrown into doubt

Uncertainty surrounds the future care of up to 179 elderly people with dementia living independently across Fife, following confirmation that troubled care provider Bield Housing Association is to review the future of its care services.

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Mark Dick and Noel Rye of Raw Anatomy. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Fife gym pulling no punches in fight for mental health

The secret to happiness is a question many have asked over the years.

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Rise in attacks on ambulance staff ‘unacceptable’

Rise in attacks on ambulance staff ‘unacceptable’

Politicians in Fife have condemned attacks on ambulance staff, after it was revealed that the number of assaults on personnel had increased over the last five years.

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Three Fife care homes among 12 across Scotland set to close.

Families fear for the future as Bield announce Fife care home closures

The long-term future of care for elderly residents in care across Scotland, including Fife has been thrown into doubt with the announcement that Edinburgh-based care provider Bield Housing Association is to close a number of its care homes.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison visits the Victoria Hospital to announce additional funding for winter health resilience. (Pic Fife Photo Agency).

NHS Fife to get share of additional £5m winter resilience cash

The promise of an additional £5 million is being given to NHS boards to combat the impact that winter has across health and social care service, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Alison, centre, with some of the helpers and youngsters at the fundraiser.

Alison celebrates electric wheelchair arrival

Fife woman Alison Buzza is enjoying life to the full after receiving a new electric wheelchair thanks to a tremendous community fundraising effort.

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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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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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