Lung cancer isn't what it used to be

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

The earlier lung cancer is found, the easier it is to treat and the more likely you are to survive.

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Ebola virus

Ebola

The risk to Scottish travellers of contracting Ebola, or of it coming to the UK, is very low.

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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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Flu

Annual flu vaccine

It protects people over 65, those who have health conditions, pregnant women and those who work in healthcare, against the strains of flu virus.

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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 Common Health Questions. Not able to find what you are looking for? Ask a Health Information Advisor

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Support service directory

Support Service Directory

Information on Local and National groups & organisations that can help you with any health or well-being problem.

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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

This month we focus on raising awareness of lung, testicular and prostate cancers as well as stress.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Obese man's waist

Report links obesity to advanced prostate cancer

"Being overweight raises risk of men developing aggressive prostate cancer," The Guardian reports.

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Washing hands

Triclosan soap linked to mouse liver cancers

“A chemical ingredient of cosmetics, soaps, detergents, shampoos and toothpaste has been found to trigger liver cancer,” reports The Independent. The chemical in question, triclosan, is used in many products as an antibacterial.

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