OBESE patients at Scotland's largest health board could be referred to a private weight-loss company under a new scheme.
The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41 per cent in just five years, new figures show.
THE rate at which children die from cancer in Scotland has dropped by more than a third in the past decade, according to a cancer charity.
BACTERIA in the gut could hold the key to a new way of tackling bowel cancer, research suggests.
MORE than one-quarter of women in Scotland cannot name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, according to new research.
A new drug which outperforms the current gold-standard treatment for heart failure represents a "major advance" in treatment of the problem, according to scientists.
HOPES of a breakthrough in the fight against Ebola have been raised by the 100 per cent successful treatment of monkeys with the deadly disease.
LOSING weight doesn't have to mean a complete diet overhaul.
PATIENTS have spent hours lying on trolleys in Scotland's largest health board area as the hospitals ran short of available beds.
MEN who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.
LARGE numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.
Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.
BED-blocking is at its highest rate in four years, with most of those affected being delayed by a shortage of available care home places or because they were awaiting funding to pay for a care home placement.
TWO in every five women giving birth in Scotland are overweight or obese, according to the latest figures.
TAKING vitamin D supplements could help protect against heart failure in older patients, experts believe.