A HOSPITAL ward will be the first in the world to use light in the battle against superbugs.
Chomping into juicy burgers at summer barbecues, few people will spare a thought for the health risks of al fresco dining.
THE NHS has been condemned for spending £1.3 million a year on a homeopathic hospital which offers 343 treatments - despite having 355 patients.
THE soaring number of elderly people who will live on their own underlines the need for a "wholescale review of the NHS," according to opposition politicians.
FEARS have been raised that many patients are receiving "second choice" drugs because of supply shortages.
The NHS is to come under increasing strain in the coming years after new predictions that the number of much older pensioners living alone in Scotland will more than double.
UP TO half of the 55,000 people taking antibiotics every day in Scotland would get better without them, according to ministers.
MORE than one-third of Scottish asthma sufferers are putting themselves at risk of fatal attacks by missing vital checks-ups with their doctors.
SCOTLAND'S biggest fertility unit has been given the go-ahead to treat people again, almost two years after the service ceased due to a sudden and dramatic fall in pregnancy rates.
THE proportion of cancers caught at their earliest stage varies around Scotland, with dips noticed in some regions when mobile breast screening units are out of town.
ALMOST 17,000 overweight children in Scotland have been offered help in the last three years, figures have revealed.
Parents are frequently forgetting to protect their skin against the strong sun, a charity has warned.
MOTHERS are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor if their child is poorly, a poll suggests.
EATING more portions of fruit and veg than the recommended "five a day" has no additional benefit on reducing a person's risk of death, researchers have suggested.
The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson's could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.
PENSIONERS can dramatically boost their health by doing just one minute of intense exercise twice a week, according to a new study.