Summer 2016

Have a safe summer in Scotland

We offer some helpful advice for getting the most out of this summer whilst staying safe.

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Hajj

Hajj 2016 (1437H) in Saudi Arabia

Find out how you can prepare yourself for Hajj.

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Festival Health

Festival Health

Going to a festival? Check out our healthcare information.

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Musculoskeletal Zone

Musculoskeletal Zone

Our MSK Zone provides advice and top tips to people with muscle or joint problems.

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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

August's health in focus highlights:

  • • Ready for summer
  • • Freshers health
  • • Home fire safety check
  • • Medicines information
  • • Travel health: Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage
  • • Healthcare for visitors during the Edinburgh festivals

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Behind the HeadlinesView full listing

Zika virus 'does cause birth defects'

"Brazilian study boosts theory that Zika causes birth defect," The Guardian reports.

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Block of butter

"Stop demonising butter", say researchers

"Butter has been wrongly 'demonised' as unhealthy," reports the Daily Express following the publication of a study that found eating butter did not increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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