THOUSANDS more patients are calling NHS 24 every week following the launch of the free 111 phone number.
SUGAR-FREE sweeteners could increase glucose intolerance and diabetes risk by affecting bacteria in the gut, a study has suggested.
A WOMAN has been struck off the nursing register after a panel heard that children were put at risk because she was not properly qualified.
A HEALTHY Briton has become the first volunteer to receive a potentially life-saving new vaccine to tackle the Ebola virus spreading through west Africa.
A blood test has been developed that can show when prostate cancer treatments turn bad.
HEALTH officials should run an "it's never too late" campaign to make the public aware of lifestyle changes they could make to help stave off dementia, a new report suggests.
A URINE test which detects the human papilloma virus could offer women a less invasive alternative to a cervical smear test, experts have said.
MORE needs to be done to help poorer women through pregnancy, experts have said after new research found they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be.
People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, new research shows.
HEALTH bosses will be forced to make cutbacks worth up to £450 million over the next two years, according to a report compiled by NHS finance directors.
More must be done to curb the nation's sugar intake to reduce the burden of tooth decay, experts have said.
FUNDS raised by teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton are to be spent on building new facilities at Scottish hospitals.
SITTING in his top-floor office with the Glasgow skyline behind him, Billy Watson is reflecting on the moment six years ago that brought him here, to the CEO's office of the charity SAMH.
A STUDY looking at routine breast cancer screening in women aged over 70 has revealed that, instead of prompting a drop in the advanced stages of the disease, it may lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
ACCIDENT and emergency consultants have warned NHS Grampian for a second time that Aberdeen staff shortages are at risk of endangering patient safety.
Autumn will soon be in full swing, and it won't be long before the central heating is cranked up in many British homes.