A SCOTTISH university and health board are breaking new ground in developing procedures to help predict the likelihood of developing cancer of the colon.
GENETIC variants have been identified by Scottish scientists that are associated with lacking a good memory in middle and later life and Alzheimer's disease.
COUPLES who are struggling to conceive are facing a postcode lottery in fertility treatment which is harming their prospects of having a baby.
THE NHS continues to miss a range of key waiting time targets and emergency departments are busier than ever, official figures have revealed.
A SMARTPHONE device which healthcare workers can use to carry out eye examinations could help tackle blindness around the world, according to scientists.
The numbers of young people smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs are at the lowest levels ever recorded.
AN MSP who helped drive the campaign to have a public inquiry into the Clostridium difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital choked back tears in Parliament as she paid tribute to the families' "determination and dignity".
NICOLA Sturgeon has agreed to look into the provision of motor neurone disease (MND) care after meeting a dying campaigner.
THE workings of an enzyme which is thought to play a role in damaging heart muscle during a heart attack have been revealed for the first time.
NEW Health Secretary Shona Robison has promised to implement all 75 of Lord MacLean's recommendations.
WHEN patients began falling seriously ill with the bug Clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital, in Dunbartonshire, their relatives had to watch.
PATIENTS admitted to hospital wards need faster decisions and treatment, top doctors have warned.
A CHARITY founded to provide art therapy to sick children by a couple who lost their daughter to cancer has been invited to work in one of the UK's foremost hospitals.
SCOTS doctors have launched a bid to carry out the first face transplants in Britain.
DOCTORS said he would not live past his first birthday - but little Jacob Shaw has just turned three.