Ebola virus

Ebola

Although a case has been identified, the overall the risk to the public remains low.

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Eat better, feel better

Great tips, easy meal ideas that make eating healthier a whole lot easier

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Norovirus: the winter vomiting bug

Norovirus

Each year, it's estimated that between 600,000 and 1 million people in the UK catch norovirus.

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Decided to quit smoking in 2015 and finding it hard?

The right help for you is at your fingertips.

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Health A-Z

Health A-Z

Everything you need to know about illnesses, tests, treatments, operations and services.

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Common health questions

Common health questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked health questions.

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Support service directory

Support service directory

Find local and national support services that can help you with various health or wellbeing issues.

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NHS in your area

NHS in your area

Information about your local health board and NHS special health boards in Scotland.

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Health in focus

Health in focus

January brings us Love Your Liver Month, Cervical Prevention Week and the Eat Better Feel Better website, and there's NHS Low Income Scheme news. We also look ahead to Breathing Space Day on 1st February.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Pregnant woman smoking

Gift vouchers can help pregnant smokers quit

"Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers," BBC News reports.

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Sugary soft drinks linked to earlier periods in girls

“Sugary drinks may cause menstruation to start earlier, study suggests,” reports The Guardian, reporting on a US study looking at the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in teenage girls.

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