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Dementia Awareness Week in Stonehaven

Two events are taking place in Stonehaven next week to mark Dementia Awareness Week (May 29 - June 4).

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Dementia Friendly Portlethen Vintage tea.

Vintage Tea toasts Dementia friendly Portlethen

Last Thursday, Dementia Friendly Portlethen hosted a Vintage Tea and Information Event in Portlethen Library as part of Aberdeenshire’s Wellbeing Festival.

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Sam Dorrance playing at Stonehaven Harbour before he fell ill.

Emotional ‘Songs for Sam’ event raises thousands

A music event, paying tribute to a five year-old boy from Stonehaven who died last year, has raised more than £2,000 for the Brain Tumour charity.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Team AJ, who raised �5,000 for cancer research.

£5,000 raised in memory of Alex

Team AJ led by Linda Johnstone, the widow of late MSP Alex Johnstone who died in December, were among 250 participants of the Moonwalk organised by Cancer Research UK, which was held in Montrose recently.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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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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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

New breast cancer trial seeks volunteers

A new scheme will reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer by helping them lose weight and become more active.

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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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42 year-old Aaron Wilson

Brave cancer battlers take to the catwalk

New event will see 24 men who have faced

diagnosis become models at

charity fashion show

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Health Secretary calls on Scots to take cancer test

Scots who put off doing their bowel screening test are being reminded of its importance during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Take a little “Breathing Space” this Easter

Scots are being reminded to take a little breathing space and look after their mental health, this Easter.

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The campaigners: Back row L-R - Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham, Anne MacLean-Chang. Front row - Alison Tait.

Breast cancer campaigners unlock revolutionary drug

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced a landmark decision to make the revolutionary breast cancer drug, Kadcyla, routinely available on Scotland’s NHS.

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Sam Dorrance playing at Stonehaven Harbour before he fell ill.

Music event will remember Sam

A musical extravaganza is set to take place to pay tribute to a brave Stonehaven youngster, who died last year after battling a brain tumour.

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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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Community councillor James Morrison, Scot medical Ltd's Colin Petrie, Stuart Donaldson MP, Community council chair Phil Mills-Bishop, community councillor Mike Duncan and Co-op staff member Stephen Barron.

CPR course really is breath of fresh air...

With Stonehaven about to have its third public-use defibrillator installed this Saturday at the harbour, community councillors, school pupils and your very own Mearns Leader reporter have been brushing up on their CPR and resuscitation skills.

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