Health

Glasgow’s Groundbreaking Initiative: A Safe Haven for Drug Users

Glasgow’s Groundbreaking Initiative: A Safe Haven for Drug Users

In a bold move to combat the drug crisis, Glasgow has launched the UK’s first safe drug consumption room. This pioneering facility aims to provide a secure environment for drug users, potentially saving lives and offering a pathway to recovery. A New Approach to Drug Crisis The establishment of Glasgow’s safe drug consumption room marks a significant shift in Scotland’s drug policy. The facility, located in the city’s east end, is designed to offer a clean and medically supervised space for individuals to use their own drugs. This initiative is not just about reducing the harm caused by drug use…
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The Chilling Triumph: A Scottish Mother’s Weight Loss Journey

The Chilling Triumph: A Scottish Mother’s Weight Loss Journey

In the heart of Scotland, a mother’s personal battle with weight becomes a public tale of victory and inspiration. Nicola Hogg, after shedding an astonishing 11 stone, turns to the unlikely remedy of cold water therapy to combat the continuous chill left in the wake of her transformation. The Weight of Change Nicola’s journey began with a common goal: to lose weight. However, the path she took was anything but ordinary. As the pounds dropped, an unexpected side effect emerged—she was cold, all the time. This perpetual state of chill was a stark contrast to the warmth of success she…
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A&E Crisis Worsens as Thousands of Scots Wait Longer Than Four Hours

A&E Crisis Worsens as Thousands of Scots Wait Longer Than Four Hours

Scotland’s A&E waiting times have reached a new record low, with more than 7,300 patients waiting longer than four hours in the week ending 11 September. This is the worst performance since weekly statistics began in 2015, and far below the Scottish government’s target of 95%. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said the figures were “not acceptable” and he was working to improve the situation. Covid-19 and Staff Shortages Blamed for the Delays One of the main reasons for the long waits in A&E is the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has increased the demand for hospital services and…
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Controversial healer who claimed to cure cancer faces backlash for Edinburgh event

Controversial healer who claimed to cure cancer faces backlash for Edinburgh event

A self-proclaimed psychic healer who was fined for claiming he can cure cancer is now under fire for hosting a pricey event in Edinburgh that promises to heal trauma and disease. The event, which costs £888 for two days, has been criticised by medical experts and campaigners as a potential threat to vulnerable and seriously ill people. Who is Jerry Sargeant and what does he do? Jerry Sargeant is the founder of Star Magic Healing, a company that offers various services such as “DNA upgrades”, “quantum physics healing” and “karmic blueprint clearing”. Sargeant claims to have discovered his healing abilities…
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Baby with rare lung condition defies odds and survives

Baby with rare lung condition defies odds and survives

A newborn baby girl who was born with a rare and life-threatening lung condition has amazed doctors and her parents by surviving and recovering. Khloe McInally, from Wishaw, Scotland, was diagnosed with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) hours after her birth on March 7, 2023. This meant that her lungs were filled with fluid and she could not breathe on her own. She was transferred to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, where she was put on life support and given a slim chance of survival. A miracle baby Khloe’s parents, Laura and Kevin, had been trying…
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GRAND JUNCTION RECEIVES $3 MILLION FROM ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL FOR NEW REC CENTER

GRAND JUNCTION RECEIVES $3 MILLION FROM ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL FOR NEW REC CENTER

The City of Grand Junction has received a historic donation of $3 million from St. Mary’s Hospital, the largest health care provider in Western Colorado, to help fund the construction of a new community recreation center at Matchett Park. The hospital will also open a physical therapy clinic at the center with an extra $1.5 million investment, providing convenient and accessible health services to the residents. A COMMUNITY PROJECT WITH A HEALTH PARTNER The donation from St. Mary’s Hospital is one of the biggest the hospital has ever made and the first of its kind for a recreation center. It…
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Teen’s ordeal after losing a testicle due to medical negligence

Teen’s ordeal after losing a testicle due to medical negligence

A teenager from Paisley, Scotland, had to undergo a surgery to remove his left testicle after it became gangrenous due to a misdiagnosis by the doctors. The 16-year-old boy, who wishes to remain anonymous, suffered from excruciating pain in his groin and stomach for six days before he was correctly diagnosed with testicular torsion, a condition that requires immediate medical attention. What is testicular torsion and how did it happen? Testicular torsion is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the spermatic cord, which supplies blood to the testicle, twists and cuts off the blood flow. This can cause…
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Prestwick man suffers from rare condition that makes his skin peel off

Prestwick man suffers from rare condition that makes his skin peel off

A 55-year-old man from Prestwick, Ayrshire, has been living with a rare and painful condition that causes his skin to peel off in large chunks. He has been diagnosed with exfoliative dermatitis, a severe form of eczema that affects the entire body. The agony of losing his skin David McCallum has been suffering from exfoliative dermatitis for over two years, and has been unable to work or lead a normal life. He says he feels like he is “burning from the inside out” and has to take strong painkillers to cope with the agony. He also has to apply moisturizer…
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Scots Bride with Terminal Cancer Marries Her Soul Mate in Dream Wedding

Scots Bride with Terminal Cancer Marries Her Soul Mate in Dream Wedding

A Scottish woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer has fulfilled her wish of marrying her soul mate in a dream wedding. Lynsey Macdonald, 36, from Glasgow, tied the knot with her partner of 10 years, Mark, 38, in a beautiful ceremony at Loch Lomond on March 3, 2024. A Shocking Diagnosis Lynsey was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in November 2023, after experiencing symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, and weight loss. She was told that the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs, and bones, and that she had only months to live. Lynsey, who works as a…
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Edinburgh boy with brain tumour raises funds for hospital charity

Edinburgh boy with brain tumour raises funds for hospital charity

A 12-year-old boy from Edinburgh who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour is taking on the Kiltwalk challenge to support the charity that has helped him and his family. Lochi’s story Lochlan ‘Lochi’ McCready was diagnosed with a brain tumour in July 2023, after experiencing headaches and vision problems. The tumour is attached to the optic nerve on his left eye, which has caused him to lose most of his sight in that eye. Doctors are now trying to save his right eye, which is also affected by the tumour. Lochi has been undergoing chemotherapy for 18 months,…
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