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New pregnancy scan service

MUMS to be in the Wigtownshire area will soon be able to get a scan closer to home.

Raising awareness

A DAD from Lockerbie, who lost his own son to suicide, will join other friends and family members at a switch-on event in Glasgow tonight to highlight the tragic rise in the number of people taking their own lives across Scotland.

It’s flu jab time

PARENTS locally are being urged to ‘trust the facts’ and make sure their child is vaccinated against flu this winter.

MSP’s emotional tribute to dad

MORE recognition is needed of a rare lung disease, says one of the region’s politicians, who has had first hand experience in his own family.

Love your liver

ONE in three people are at risk of liver disease, but many don’t even know where one of their biggest organs is and what it actually does.

Study finds lack of services in region

THERE are a lack of suitable services in Dumfries and Galloway to meet the population of young people with complex disabilities, an independent study has found.

Author Ed details his life of pain

AFTER 12 years of pain, countless examinations, doctors, specialists, gruelling fasts and extreme diets, an Annan man has released a book detailing his journey to become pain-free.

Hospital to get tough on smoking in grounds

SMOKERS are set to be moved away from the front of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as health bosses get tough on the habit.

Date set for HPV jab for boys

HEALTH bosses at NHS Dumfries and Galloway have confirmed that the HPV immunisation programme for boys will start locally next spring.

New cancer test welcomed

OUR Don’t Fear The Smear campaign has been very much focused on cervical cancer so far, but we welcome news about ovarian cancer testing this week, another women only disease.

Taking art to the care sector

ARTISTS from the area are being sought to take part in a new initiative to help improve the lives of older people through creativity.

Birthday bash for Kirsty

KIRSTY Cooper would have turned 30 last week and a group of her close friends are planning to celebrate the milestone birthday with a charity do in her honour.

Drug death taskforce welcomed

A SPIKE in drug deaths in Scotland has seen the creation of a new taskforce – and it has been welcomed locally.

Smear test rise

MORE women went for their smear test in Dumfries and Galloway last year than in the previous 12 months.

Learn the signs of leukaemia

PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which starts today.

Dish of the day

MORE school meals are eaten in Dumfries and Galloway than the Scottish average.

Cancer support in town

A MOBILE cancer support service is heading to Dumfries this weekend.

GP numbers shock

DUMFRIES and Galloway has the highest GP vacancy rate in mainland Scotland.

My brother’s drugs hell

A GRIEVING brother has hit out at ‘flawed’ drugs support services in Dumfries and Galloway and called for an end to the stigma surrounding addicts.

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Charity cycle passes through Annan

A GROUP of kwik fit employees wheeled into Annan this week as part of their fundraising event. The 12 riders who were taking part in The Tour De Branch, set off from Kwik Fit centre situated in Dumfries as they cycled from the town to Newcastle for their chosen charity Children with Cancer UK. After […]

Detect cancer early

A NATIONAL roadshow highlighting the role that early diagnosis can have on improving cancer survival will be in Dumfries on Wednesday.

Adam is on top of the world after peak challenge

A MAN living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who was using wheelchair just three and a half years ago has climbed Ben Nevis.

Mesh meeting

WOMEN affected by transvaginal mesh surgery are being urged to share their experiences at an event in Dumfries on Thursday.

Change afoot for smear tests

A NEW initiative in cervical screening is set to be trialled locally next year in a bid to reach some of the 6000 women who are behind with their smear tests.

Dumfries academic to lead end of life study

FASCINATING new research into why poorer people are less likely to die at home is being led by an academic from the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries.

Drug deaths despair

DRUGS killed 20 people in Dumfries and Galloway last year – and 134 over the last decade.

Are you guilty of a crime?

ARE you a fridge stuffer, a mucky prepper or a ham sniffer?
Or, maybe you consider yourself to be more of a double chopper or an open tinner?

Cancelled operation concerns

NEW figures show that 1576 operations were scheduled to take place at NHS Dumfries and Galloway in May – but 132 of them were cancelled.

Scones for Smears!

IN the second part of our Don’t Fear the Smear campaign, we hear from local businesses in Annandale and Eskdale aiming to encourage women to get tested.
Some enterprising companies are offering treats and freebies in a bid to smash the stigma, get people talking and make attending the test a priority.

DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

 
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