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Take the plunge and dive into a healthy new world

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As we properly enter the winter months there is a huge temptation to hunker down and close the door to a confusing landscape of Covid-19 restrictions which appear to change by the week if...

Campaign against ‘alarming’ cuts to health and social care

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Edinburgh residents are being asked to write to their local politicians to put a stop to the reductions in vital services. Sexual health, support and rehabilitation for substance abuse, support for independent living and...

Hero saves cardiac victim with roadside CPR

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A hero sales assistant came to the rescue and helped save the life of a suspected heart attack victim who was lying helpless by the side of a road.First aid trained Lewis Freeman, 23,...

Projekt 42 holding open day on Sunday

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Projekt 42 is hosting a free open day on Sunday and invites you to take part in a variety of fitness classes. Anyone attending will also have the chance to speak to their mental...

Michelle McManus hosts ‘music festival’ AGM

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Housing and care specialist  Blackwood hosted an AGM with a difference – by turning it into a music festival hosted by Scottish star Michelle McManus.The Edinburgh-based company hosted its ‘Fest in the West’ at...

Tech firm has solution to food allergy crisis

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A food tech start-up has welcomed the announcement of “Natasha’s Law” by Michael Gove which will force food businesses to list the full ingredients on pre-packaged food.ePOS Hybrid has developed a point of sale...

New care framework for Huntington’s disease

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Local staff and families at forefront of work to help people with complex neurodegenerative conditionOne of the world’s first local Care Frameworks for Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been launched in Lothian.Families affected by HD...

10 male models wanted for clinical trial

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Ten ordinary guys are being offered the unique opportunity to get free cosmetic treatment from Scotland’s face and body experts. Men aged 25-55 are being called upon by multi award-winning Dermal Clinic in Edinburgh to...

Edinburgh-based charity unveils ambitious expansion plans

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As it announces its 5,000th successful operation, Edinburgh-based charity Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) has revealed shocking statistics on the preventable deaths of millions of children in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite great strides to reduce...

Beetroot Sauvage opening next weekend

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From Soil to Soul: Beetroot Sauvage a Plant-Based Cafe & Wellness Centre to open at previous Earthy premises in Newington on May 19th. Operating from the locally-loved converted warehouse at 33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace, and once...

Invitation to stroke awareness event

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Lauder Lodge, an Edinburgh-based care home, is inviting the local community to its free stroke awareness event on Tuesday, 15 May (6pm to 7.30pm).A representative of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland will be at...

Pregnant Women across Lothians Urged to get Flu Vaccine

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The vaccine can help protect both pregnant women and their babies against fluThe Royal College of Midwives is today (27 November 2017) urging more pregnant women across the Lothians to get their flu vaccine...

Prepare to fight the Flu!

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DCMO urges people with pre-existing conditions to get jabMore than 1.8 million people in Scotland are being urged to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this winter to help protect themselves. People with...

Seafish Launches New Campaign Urging People to Eat More Fish

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MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire and Edinburgh based Seafish, the UK’s authority on seafood, have joined forces to urge the UK to fall in love with seafood with the launch of a new nationwide campaign...

Defibrillator register call from ambulance chiefs

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 The Scottish Ambulance Service has appealed for organisations or businesses to register potentially life-saving public access defibrillators on its dedicated website, gaining support from Lothians MSP Miles Briggs.Mr Briggs said: “Public access defibrillators can make...

Robotic assisted surgery has saved fifty lives in south east Scotland

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A pioneering new form of robotics-assisted surgery for men with prostate cancer was announced by the Health Secretary Shona Robison today at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital.The technology involved tiny remote-controlled robots deployed by surgeons during keyhole surgery....

How to make 2015 extra healthy

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 Three Things to Make Your 2015 Extra Healthy!The focus of New Years' resolutions (now long forgotten) and morning-after 'never again's' the world over, forging a healthier lifestyle for yourself is something we have all done at some...

Look after your health this Easter

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NHSScotland remind you of the need to ensure you are ready for the holiday time by taking a few simple steps. Their campaign character Dr Owl  will once again take to the skies across...

Alexander Awareness Week at the Centre for Holistic Health

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In celebration of Alexander Awareness Week, the Centre for Holistic Health, an Edinburgh based alternative therapies centre, is opening its doors to the community with a complimentary Introduction to Alexander Technique Lesson, making this...

Edinburgh Acupuncture Community Clinic Celebrates Its 7th Birthday!

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Contributed articleFor 7 years now, the community acupuncture clinic has made acupuncture available at affordable prices.The Centre for Holistic Health, an Edinburgh-based acupuncture and alternative therapies centre, runs the popular community clinic offering...

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2014: ‘When I Walk’

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When compared to the rest of the world, Scotland has one of the highest populations of MS sufferers, per head of  population. In trying to increase awareness of the debilitating disease, the MS Therapy Centre...

Take the Test for bowel cancer

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LOCALS URGED TO ‘TAKE THE TEST’ AS BOWEL CANCER ROADSHOW HITS EDINBURGH As Bowel Cancer Awareness Month gets underway, the Take the Test Roadshow aimed at raising awareness of bowel cancer screening and highlighting benefits...

VIDEO Ian Rankin supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Week

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Crime writer Ian Rankin is supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Week and we met him at  Kiki’s café which is one of 270 cafes across the UK who have signed up to take part in the...

NHS Lothian launch mouth cancer awareness campaign

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Dentists and surgeons in Edinburgh are anxious to get the message across about signs of mouth cancer. They are taking to the streets this week to raise awareness.The “Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer” campaign...

The A to Z of Not Feeling Very Well

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Our old man of Leith, Mike Smith, is not one for complaining about being unwell, much...Here's his A to Z of not feeling very well. If you recognise the majority of these symptoms, you...

Edinburgh dementia cases will more than double by 2034

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 DEMENTIA - DO YOU RECOGNISE THE SIGNS?One in two dementia sufferers don't know that they have it; Cases set to increase by 65% in Edinburgh by 2034; Campaign will highlight the support and advice already available.With cases of dementia predicted to...

Santa gets a flu shot

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Dr Nicola Steedman, Senior Medical Officer at The Scottish Government, vaccinates Father Christmas at Santa's Grotto in The Gyle shopping centre, Edinburgh, to ensure he stays free from flu and is healthy enough to...

Jenny MacLean’s Fitness Column #8

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by Jenny MacLeanFood choices for a balanced diet There is a lot of information available about food and some of it can seem confusing, complicated or conflicting. So, here are some basic guidelines to help you...

INside Out Wellness Conference 24 & 25 March 2012

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Saturday and Sunday 24th/25th March 2012 – 10am – 4pmINside-Out Wellness Conference A complete mind/body/spirit solution for the 21st Century body by  8 experts on all aspects of health and wellness: Roxette Denne: International author, holistic coach and channel,...

Council to talk to tenants about housing

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Council tenants will be able to continue to shape the city’s housing services after the green light was given to include them in future decisions.The Tenant Participation Strategy 2012-2015 was approved at last week's meeting of...

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