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Have a safe summer in Scotland

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

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Are you inspired to make a change?

Follow in the footsteps of Commonwealth athletes by making some positive changes to your lifestyle in our Glasgow 2014 zone.

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Screening Scotland

Screening Scotland

Want to know which screening programmes are available to you, and what they involve?

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Veterans Health information on NHS inform

Veterans Health Zone

Want to find out what support is available for veterans in Scotland? Our Veterans Health Zone has information and advice for you.

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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 summer safety, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sickle-cell month, understanding anxiety and men's health.

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Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

"Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease," The Guardian reports.

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Tiny area of the brain linked to fear of the future

"Pea-sized brain hub could shed light on depression," BBC News reports. UK scientists think they have identified part of the brain responsible for feelings of foreboding. This part of the brain, called the habenula, may also be associated with depression.

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