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Bowel Cancer Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

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Spring 2015

Spring health

Spring has sprung, if you are thinking about blowing the winter cobwebs away

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Hay fever

One in five people suffer from Hayfever at some point in their life.

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Your Health, Your Rights

Your Health, Your Rights

Access information about your health rights.

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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

April's Health in focus highlights Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Allergy Awareness Week, spring health, and Your Health, Your Rights.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Obese man tightening belt

There are six different types of obesity, study argues

"Researchers have identified six 'types' of obese person," The Independent reports. It's argued that each type would benefit from a targeted treatment programme for obesity, rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.

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Man driving

Why you should drink (water) before you drive

"Not drinking enough water has same effect as drink driving," The Daily Telegraph reports. A small study found participants made more mistakes on a driving simulator task when they were mildly dehydrated than when they had plenty of fluids.

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