BABIES born during outbreaks of whooping cough are more likely to die prematurely, even if they survive into adulthood.
A HOSPITAL ward in Glasgow has been closed to new patients after an abnormally high rate of a potentially fatal respiratory bug.
A SCOTS woman who became the first to conceive using a breakthrough IVF technique has given birth to a girl.
SCRUFFY hospital doctors should tidy up their image and even return to wearing white coats to help promote standards and reassure patients, a leading Scottish consultant has claimed.
Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as "medicines" under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products.
THE vaccination against cervical cancer offered to all 12-year-old girls in Scotland should also be offered to boys, campaigners have told MSPs.
HEALTH boards in the west of Scotland have been ordered to review how they handle case-by-case drug requests after a series of blunders involving a cancer patient from Ayrshire.
EMERGENCY beds made available to help the NHS cope with a flood of patients last winter are still being used because regular wards are overflowing.
LOW levels of vitamin D can trigger high blood pressure, a study has shown.
Scots mothers are to be targeted in a new publicly funded drive to make them aware of the serious dangers of habitual drinking.
Scotland's 500,000-strong army of carers are being let down by a "woeful" lack of support, with often devastating personal consequences, a report claims today.
WHEN Sunna Kaleem's father died suddenly of a heart attack when she was at primary school, her mother needed her support more than ever.
A defence QC in the Sharkey fire deaths murder trial yesterday accused a witness of lying.
A NEW non-invasive blood test can reliably detect whether or not an unborn baby has Down's syndrome during the first trimester of pregnancy, researchers say.
Health problems linked to obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, could skip an entire generation, according to a study.
MORE than three-quarters of terminally ill patients want to talk about where they are going to die, new research has revealed.