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Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Appraisal events will look at all the options

Appraisal events will look at all the options

Two option appraisal events will take place on June 4 and 8 for NHS Lanarkshire to involve stakeholders in the next step of the multi-million-pound plan to either rebuild or refurbish University Hospital Monklands.

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Carla Callaghan (front) with (l-r) Caroline Archer, Sophie Thomas, Rosy McRorie and Mairi Valentine - Pic: Pixel Works Photography

Wear your wedding dress for MS

An Uddingston woman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks before her wedding will be donning the dress from her big day in aid of MS Society Scotland.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Some of the staff from Parksprings Care Home

Care home residents hail their quality of life

A nationwide survey has revealed that residents of a Motherwell care home do not believe their quality of life could be any better.

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Monica McGhee (right) with trust fundraising officer Lorna McCafferty during a visit to St Andrew's Hospice

Opera star returns to the stage after winning cancer battle

A Motherwell opera singer has returned to the stage after winning a battle with cancer which threatened to end her career.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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SCIAF Director Alistair Dutton limbers up for the fun run with (l-r) Bishop of Paisley John Keenan, Bishop of Galloway William Nolan, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh Leo Cushley, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles Brian McGee, and SCIAF Bishop President Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Toal

Clergy are on their marks for fun run

Bishops across Scotland got on their marks to promote SCIAF’s 6k Family Fun Run at Strathclyde Park which will help raise money for the world’s poorest people this June.

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New breast screening sessions organised

New breast screening sessions organised

Some breast screening sessions had to be cancelled last month during the adverse weather conditions.

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Daniel McNulty (back row, centre) who travelled the furthest distance with his colleagues

Saddle sore for Sport Relief

The team at the Ascensos contact centre in Motherwell took part in this year’s cycle challenge in aid of Sport Relief.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows with her granddaughter Saiorse

Make Cystic Fibrosis treatment more readily available - MP

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has called on Scottish and UK Government Ministers to ensure drugs to treat Cystic Fibrosis (CF) are more readily available to sufferers.

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Gary Kirkwood as he was in November 2016 (left) and as he is today

Gary loses more than 11 stones in 35 weeks

Last July after Motherwell man Gary Kirkwood was told due to his weight it would cost him double to travel abroad for a friend’s stag do he decided change was needed.

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Know where to turn when feeling sick

Know where to turn when feeling sick

Patients across Lanarkshire are being reminded about the health care experts available to help this Easter weekend, when GP practices will be closed.

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Clockwise from top left, Claire Hamilton with her children Logan and Amber, a thank you for last year's donation, Claire and Carol Christmas 2009, Carol loved her grandkids.

Claire’s chocless challenge in memory of her plucky mum

Motherwell woman Claire Hamilton has engaged in a chocless challenge to raise funds for the MS Society ... in memory of her late mum.

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New Lanarkshire College  students handing over the cheque to the hospital

Students show they care with charity fundraiser

Students from New College Lanarkshire looking to get into a caring profession have showed they care after raising £1,300 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones at Strathcarron Hospice with  director of nursing Marjory Mackay and business development fundraiser Claire MacDonald

Provost visits hospice ahead of fundraiser

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones visited Strathcarron Hospice ahead of her ‘Lassies’ Lunch’ fundraiser taking place next month.

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Douglas Barclay

Bikers answer call to pay their respects

A proud horde of more than 400 bikers revved their engines in honour of a Motherwell teenager who died last month.

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The mould found under the kitchen vinyl in Allan Tower

Tenant gets a nasty surprise

A Motherwell man has questioned why North Lanarkshire Council housed him in a flat so mouldy the kitchen floor needs replaced.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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