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 and organisations that can help you with any 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

This month we focus on Decembeard, quitting smoking and 12 days of Christmas.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

'Electromagnetic smog' unlikely to harm humans

The Daily Telegraph reports that “mobile phones are unlikely to harm human health”, adding to the ongoing, and often conflicting, coverage of the potential health impact of environmental exposure to what some commentators have called “electromagnetic smog”.

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Fathers-to-be experience hormone changes

“Men suffer pregnancy symptoms too: Fluctuating hormones make fathers-to-be … more caring,” the Mail Online reports. A small US study found evidence of changes in hormonal levels that may make fathers-to-be more able to cope with the demands of fatherhood.

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