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MS sufferers’ boost as chamber re-opens

MS sufferers’ boost as chamber re-opens

06/03/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONPeople in Shetland with multiple sclerosis can now use deep sea diving technology to ease their symptoms and hopefully make life a bit better. A converted decompres­sion chamber in Lerwick which has been out of commission for four years has been updated and brought back into u... Read more...

Award for hard work on spinal cord injuries

Award for hard work on spinal cord injuries

19/12/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA SHETLANDER who lives in Canada has gained a top medical award for her work in spinal cord injuries.Louise Miller (née Hughson) recently received the Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Honour – the highest honour bestowed on a person who is not a member of the me... Read more...

Killer diseases tally

Killer diseases tally

07/11/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE BIGGEST killers in Shetland are cancer and circulatory system problems such as heart disease and stroke which caused more than half the islands’ 209 deaths last year.Sixty-two deaths (30 per cent of the total) were due to circulatory problems while cancer claimed 43 p... Read more...

Baby bonanza for isles women

Baby bonanza for isles women

24/10/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONWOMEN in Shetland are producing more babies than any other part of Scotland, giving the islands its highest birth rate for 12 years.The number of babies born in hospital jumped by 40 to a total of 266 in the year ending 31st March 2007, amounting to a birth rate of 65.2 per... Read more...

Healthy lung removed by mistake

Healthy lung removed by mistake

15/08/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA MAN who had a lung removed by surgeons in Aberdeen after a mistaken cancer diagnosis is claiming compensation from NHS Grampian.Former firefighter Laurie Ball, 58, from Mossbank, was told shortly after the operation that he did not have cancer, but he said that he has had... Read more...