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Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Step forward for Barra hospital

Step forward for Barra hospital

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed the submission of the outline business case for a new hospital on Barra.

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Boil notice lifted

Boil notice lifted

The Boil Notice which had been placed on properties in Tolsta has now been lifted.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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E-coli warning

E-coli warning

Following a routine sample being taken from Tolsta Village Service Reservoir which serves 218 properties in the Tolsta area of Lewis, testing has identified the presence of E.coli in this localised section of the network.

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Kindness in Care award for Kettings

Kindness in Care award for Kettings

HC-One’s Blar Buidhe Care Home in Stornoway, is celebrating the success of colleague Martin Kettings, who received a Kindness in Care Award for the great work he delivers for Residents on a daily basis.

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Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods.

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Let’s talk Parkinson’s in Benbecula

Let’s talk Parkinson’s in Benbecula

Find out more about Parkinson’s and the services on offer to local people when Parkinson’s UK visits Benbecula next month.

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Best start for Western Isles babies

Best start for Western Isles babies

All babies born in the Western Isles after 15th August will now receive a box full of essential items to help give them the best possible start in life.

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Pictured is the continuous glucose monitoring sensor.

New look diabetes monitor pilot in Western Isles

Most health boards in Scotland offer insulin pumps to some patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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Pictured with the health monitor are: Group Practice staff - Upin Macrae, Jeanette Buchanan, Dawn Morrow, Mairi Crate, Annette Stevenson, Jennifer Ellis and Erika Anderson.

Health snapshot while you wait for the doctor

Patients and visitors attending Stornoway Health Centre are able to make use of the recently installed Keito M8 Health Monitor, before attending their consultation with their GP or nurse.

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Music detective comes to the Islands

Music detective comes to the Islands

Playlist for Life, the dementia charity set up by broadcaster Sally Magnusson, is coming to the Western Isles.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease Symposium

Ticks and Lyme Disease Symposium

Raising awareness of health issues relating to ticks and Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides is the aim of the Ticks and Lyme Disease Symposium to be held in Benbecula on Friday 11th August 2017.

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Concern over Isles’ cancer detection

Concern over Isles’ cancer detection

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has expressed concern over recent figures which show that NHS Western Isles has the lowest rate of detecting cancer early out of every health board in Scotland.

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New intiative in Islands to support cancer patients

New intiative in Islands to support cancer patients

A pioneering new initiative is being developed on the Western Isles to provide support for people affected by cancer and their families.

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Agnes Munro has a new friend in Florence, who helps to keep her healthy.

NHS Western Isles praised for adopting latest technologies to benefit patients

Earlier this year, after a period of deteriorating health, much to her surprise Agnes Munro, from Point in the Isle of Lewis, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and advanced heart failure.

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Pictured (L-R): Shona Anderson (Midwife), Jonathan, Cora, Sarah and Susan Matheson (Health Visitor).

Helping bereaved parents to say goodbye

A third cuddle cot has been kindly donated to the Western Isles, specifically to the Uists community midwifery service to enable bereaved parents to take their time when saying goodbye to their baby.

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Donald Cameron MSP

MSP urges locals to support ‘Frank’s Law’

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging residents and organisations across the Western Isles, to take part in the consultation on a Member’s Bill proposal to implement Frank’s Law - the removal of charges for free personal care for people under 65 with life limiting conditions like dementia.

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Dementia friendly funding boost for Uist and Benbecula

Dementia friendly funding boost for Uist and Benbecula

The islands of Uist are to become dementia friendly thanks to £150,000 funding from the Life Changes Trust and £42,000 from the Robertson Trust.

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