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Full fry up with all the trimmings, or quick cereal bar on the way out the door? Relaxing read at the newspaper whilst sipping a freshly brewed latte or a quick slurp of tea while kids ready for school? We all have different morning routines. One thing most of us have in common is at some point we have to make our way into work.

Data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has this week revealed that the top killer of adolescents around the world is road traffic accidents, which were responsible for 1 in 10 deaths in that age group in 2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the fatalities were males between the ages of 10-19.

I attended a public meeting this morning, hosted by the West Fife Villages Forum, at the High Valleyfield Community Centre.  

In April 2017, villages in West Fife were shrouded in thick dust clouds, coming from the industrial waste in the Low Valleyfield ash lagoons.  These massive lagoons contain millions of tonnes of ash slurry created as waste product from Longannet Power Station, which closed in April 2016.  

On 25 January 2017, I wrote a blog about two bus crashes which took place in Aberdeen within the space of two days.  Sadly, it has happened again.  This time, the crashes took place in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  The Edinburgh crash occurred on the morning of Sunday 14 May and the Aberdeen crash happened on the morning of Monday 15 May.  In both instances, buses have hit pedestrians.  

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz. We all awake to the shrill sound of our alarms and, possibly after hitting the snooze button a few times, drag ourselves out of bed and in to work. The journey to and from work is something most of us do 10 times per week. It becomes a familiar routine.

Why do I run?

A few years ago, a friend challenged me to run a mile each day for a year.

 

This week, from 8th to 14th May 2017, it is Mental Health Awareness Week. It has been suggested by the Mental Health Foundation that two thirds of people experience mental health problems in their life, with more than 4 in 10 people experiencing depression and over a quarter of experiencing panic attacks.

A hospital is supposed to be a place where people go to get better, not get sick.  

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