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Freshers' Health

Heading off to University or College soon? We have a few tips to help get your fresher year off to a flying start.

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CHildhood flu

Childhood Flu Vaccination programme

The Flu immunisation will be offered to children aged 2–5 through their GP practice and to all children at primary school.

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Coming to Scotland to study?

Do you know how to get healthcare while you are here? Find out all you need to know

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Palliative Care Zone

Palliative Care

Information and advice on different aspects of palliative care, regardless of the condition.

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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 information for freshers and overseas students, Know Your Numbers and Meningitis Awareness Week.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Could curry spice boost brain cell repair?

“Spicy diet can beat dementia,” is the unsupported claim in the Daily Express. Researchers found that the spice turmeric stimulated the growth of neural stem cells in rats, though this is a long way from an effective dementia treatment for humans.

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Will a 'wonder drug' be available in 10 years?

"Wonder drug to fight cancer and Alzheimer's disease within 10 years," is the headline in The Daily Telegraph

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