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New cancer statistics

Death rates from cancer in Scotland are continuing to fall but there have been significant increases in rates of some cancers.These were among the key findings of the latest statistics - Cancer Mortality (2009)...

St John’s Livingston – inspection report published

Cleaning in a newly-opened ward at St John's Hospital in Livingston has been praised in a report by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate, although there is still room for improvement.In the report, published today, and...

Funding for Diabetes 1 research

Health charity Diabetes UK and the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government have today announced joint funding of over £675,000 to establish a major resource in Scotland for research into Type 1 diabetes.The...

Scottish Ambulance Service – major incident response boosted

The Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon, visited the Scottish Ambulance Service on Wednesday and met the specially trained teams who deal with large scale and hazardous incidents.Investment of £4.3...


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