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Care Information Scotland

CIS is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

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Have a safe summer in Scotland

Helpful advice for getting the most out of life this summer whilst staying safe

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Falls Information zone

Information and advice to help you take positive steps to avoid trips and falls.

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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

July's Health in focus highlights: World Hepatitis Day, Ready for summer, Breathing Space and Care Information Scotland.

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Some over-the-counter drugs may be linked to falls in older men

"Popular over-the-counter drugs for hay fever and insomnia may increase the risk of a serious fall among older men," the Daily Mail reports after a study suggested anticholinergic drugs, which can cause side effects such as blurred vision and drowsiness, could increase fall risk.

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Nose balloon could be used to treat glue ear

"Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear," BBC News reports. The technique, known as autoinflation, was found to be effective in around half of cases of this common childhood ear condition.

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