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.
A MATERNITY hospital condemned over hygiene failures has made improvements in cleanliness and infection control but inspectors warned that theatre equipment was still at risk of contamination.
TAKING vitamin D supplements could help protect against heart failure in older patients, experts believe.
Almost 1,000 underage drinkers are taken to hospital each year following alcohol-related incidents in Scotland.
The family of British Ebola victim William Pooley has thanked doctors fighting to save his life for the "excellent care" he is being given.
Bacteria from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown.
RARER forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine that protects against many different strains, scientists believe.
HUNDREDS of Scottish women are travelling abroad for private IVF because a shortage of donors at home is reducing their chances of success.
FAMILY doctors have warned that patients will suffer unless action is taken to address a crisis facing GPs in rural and remote areas.
A MAJOR scientific breakthrough described by experts as the "holy grail" of regenerative medicine is set to bring an end to organ transplants.