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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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Alcohol and Drug Partnership local Awareness Week, 2016.

Alcohol Awareness Week in Angus

As the festive party season nears, partners from the Focus on Alcohol project, which is part of the Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP), are encouraging people to consider the impact of alcohol as part of their local Alcohol Awareness Week (December 5-11).

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Eileen Gardner was one of the many artists who donated artwork.

Art auction raises £10,000 for THAT

The fourth Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) fund-raising art auction raised an incredible £10,000 for the charity to continue to deliver creative arts programmes for people living with long-term health conditions across Tayside.

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NHS festive campaign to reduce unused medicines

NHS festive campaign to reduce unused medicines

NHS Tayside have launched a campaign aimed at encouraging the public to help reduce unused medicines by only ordering those they need over the festive period.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Ward 6 at  Ninewells Hospital has been closed to new admissions.

Norovirus forces Ninewells ward closure

A ward at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee is closed to new admissions due to several suspected cases of the Norovirus.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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Education and children's services collaboration to be heard by council

Education and children’s services collaboration to be heard by Angus Council

Proposals for a strategic collaboration and enhanced partnership working with education and children’s services will be considered by Angus Council’s Policy and Resources Committee on Tuesday (November 29).

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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COPD event held in Forfar company

COPD event held in Forfar company

Specialist respiratory nurses from Angus and representatives of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patient support groups attended Forfar company Don & Low on World COPD Day to raise awareness of COPD and offer screening for employees.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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NHS reach positive outcome with Unite

NHS reach positive outcome with Unite

A positive outcome has been reached between Unite and NHS Tayside over a dispute with domestic service staff.

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NHS Tayside is emphasising the importance of keeping children active.

NHS Tayside service offers advice to keep children fit and healthy this winter

NHS Tayside’s Paediatric Overweight Service (POST) is encouraging families to keep moving to keep healthy this MOVE-ember.

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NHS Tayside is issuing advice on how to avoid infection and the use of antibiotics.

Advice to cut use of antibiotics

NHS Tayside is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day this Friday (November 18) which aims to cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

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Ian Baxter, who has found that COPD can be managed with guidance and advice. The former policeman is urging anyone who thinks they may be affected to visit their GP.

Ian speaks up for COPD sufferers

A Forfar man is encouraging people to take their lung health seriously today (Wednesday) as health authorities and patients mark World COPD Day which.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Cranberries can be good for your health, say medical experts

How to reduce the use of antibiotics using cranberries

Leading experts on infectious disease and urinary tract infections (UTIs) have gatherered in London to discuss the alarming state of antibiotic resistance, and to present findings from a landmark study that conclusively shows that cranberries can be a nutritional approach to reducing symptomatic UTIs, and as a result, may be a useful strategy to decrease worldwide use of antibiotics.

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