There are huge variations in how much private dentists charge for check-ups, research has found.
Scientists, prominent academics and names from the arts world, including author Ian Rankin, have been elected to become fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
CONCERNS have been raised about the pressure on health service helpline NHS 24, including a warning that staff are sometimes so short of time it affects the way they speak to patients.
DOCTORS have warned that outdoor sports enthusiasts are at risk from the deadly E coli 0157 bug if they get splashed with mud, after treating a young cyclist for the illness.
Nearly two-thirds of people want adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt banned on TV before the watershed, research has found.
RESEARCHERS in Scotland are joining the quest for a remedy which has eluded medicine for centuries - a cure for the common cold.
DOCTORS have called for patients to be made aware of the risks of acupuncture after a case where the alternative therapy caused a potentially fatal lung condition.
Still Alice hasn't just scooped Julianne Moore a Best Actress Oscar, it has also put dementia in the spotlight.
A REVIEW of maternity care in Scotland which could see fewer women giving birth in hospital has been announced.
Getting too much sleep can increase the risk of having a stroke, scientists have said.
MORE than 1,000 hospital beds every day were taken up by patients who were well enough to go home over the busy winter period, new figures have revealed.
PUBLIC health officials have warned that flu is spreading increasingly rapidly in the West of Scotland and asked people not to visit patients in hospital if they are unwell.
A dementia nurse consultant in the Highlands has become the 5000th person to receive a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
MINISTERS are under growing pressure to scrap a flagship law that they promised would give patients a legal guarantee of prompt NHS treatment, after it emerged it was being flouted in a record number of cases.
A "game-changing" trial has shown that rates of HIV infection can be slashed by treating actively gay men with an anti-viral drug when they are healthy.