Be Health-Wise This Winter

Winter health

How to look after your own and your family's health over the holiday season

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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

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Uneven or large breasts can cause teen angst

"How your breast size affects your mental health: Having uneven or bigger boobs lowers self-esteem and causes eating disorders, study finds," reports the Mail Online.

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UK 'among worst' for cancer linked to obesity

“Britain almost the worst in the world for obesity-fuelled cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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