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Let’s talk medicines

If you’ve been using the same repeat prescription for the while, maybe you’re not sure how effective it is or even if it’s still required. Talk to your pharmacist or GP who are ready to help.

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Second-hand smoke campaign

Find out how to protect your kids from the hidden dangers of second-hand smoke.

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Your Health, Your Rights

Your Health, Your Rights

Anyone that uses the NHS in Scotland has certain rights and responsibilities when doing so.

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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 health rights and the health impact of second-hand smoke.

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Cheap holidays 'increased' melanoma rates

“Skin cancer rates ‘surge since 1970s’,” reports the BBC.

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'Silver surfers' may have lower depression risk

"Silver surfers are happier than techno-foges [sic]: Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent," the Mail Online reports after the results of a US study have suggested that regular internet use may help combat feelings of isolation and depression in older adults.

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