MEDICAL staff, police officers and firefighters could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, experts have said after the latest research linked shift work to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with the condition.
A MOTHER wrote touching farewell letters to her sons and arranged her own funeral after she was wrongly diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Total darkness at night could be key to the success of breast cancer therapy, scientists say.
THE head of the Scottish NHS has defended the safety and honesty of the service after a top nurse described a conspiracy of silence which conceals dangers in hospitals.
FEWER patients are catching infections following operations in Scotland, according to a new report.
PARACETAMOL painkillers are no better than a placebo for speeding the recovery of people suffering lower back pain, a study has found.
CHILDREN currently living near Sellafield or Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer compared to peers in other parts of Britain, researchers have said.
The rise in the use of social media has contributed to a doubling of complaints against doctors in five years, it is reported.
SMOKERS who defy a hospital ban have been warned they are making dialysis patients ill after lighting up outside the renal unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
Eating probiotics regularly may help lower blood pressure, according to research findings.
Positive thinking can lower the body's sensitivity to pain, research has shown.
Taking low doses of aspirin in early pregnancy and calcium supplements in the latter stages can help prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in mothers at risk of the condition, research has found.
An innovation centre to test out new medical devices has been set up at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
CANCER may spread from one part of the body to another by pure chance and not just as a result of key genetic mutations, according to new research.
AT least 35 patients have had the wrong part of their body operated on in the past five years, new figures reveal.
A LEADING coalition of third and independent sector children's services providers has warned that an acute shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists is a 'ticking time bomb'.