Bowel cancer awareness

Bowel Screening

If you are aged between 50–74 you will be invited for screening every two years

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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 information for freshers and overseas students.

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Graphic image of nerve cells

Paralysed man walks again after pioneering surgery

"World first as man whose spinal cord was severed WALKS," the Mail Online reports. In pioneering research, transplanted cells have been used to stimulate the repair of a man's spinal cord.

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Child in back seat of car and mother smoking a cigarette in the front seat

Smokers' homes 'as polluted as Beijing'

"Living with smoker 'as bad as living in polluted city'," BBC News reports. Scottish researchers have estimated that the level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in smokers' households is similar to those found in a heavily polluted city such as Beijing.

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