Summer 2016

Have a safe summer in Scotland

We offer some helpful advice for getting the most out of this summer whilst staying safe.

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Supporting Carers

Supporting Carers

There are resources that can help inform and support anyone in a caring role

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

WHO call on the public to "Know hepatitis, act now"

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Medicines

Medicines in the NHS in Scotland

Medicines in the NHS in Scotland, find out about the new factsheet created for patients and the public.

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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

July's Health in focus highlights: Ready for summer, Supporting Carers, World Hepatitis Day and Medicines information.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Zika virus 'does cause birth defects'

"Brazilian study boosts theory that Zika causes birth defect," The Guardian reports.

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Block of butter

"Stop demonising butter", say researchers

"Butter has been wrongly 'demonised' as unhealthy," reports the Daily Express following the publication of a study that found eating butter did not increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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