A HEALTH board has been ordered to improve a hospital as a matter of priority after inspectors found poor cleanliness in its intensive care unit.
THE Scottish Government has been accused of hypocrisy after handing a health board more than £500,000 to send NHS patients to private hospitals just weeks after announcing a clampdown on the practice.
More than half of women drink more than the recommended limits during the first three months of pregnancy, a study suggests.
THE MSP behind a Bill that would legalise assisted suicide in Scotland has claimed to have the support of the majority of medical professionals and the public after several prominent doctors spoke out in favour of her proposals.
Insights into how bacteria "talk" to each other could help scientists halt their growing resistance to antibiotics.
A GIRL who relies on a wheelchair has been unable to attend nursery for five months as staff refuse to perform a life-saving regular procedure.
DOCTORS from across Scotland have announced their support for the legalisation of assisted suicide.
DENTAL students at Scotland's flagship school risk failing their final year due to a shortage of patients on whom to practise vital treatments.
THE NHS can provide a seven-day round the clock service without having to function like a 24-hour supermarket, according to the Health Secretary.
SCIENTISTS who have traced the origins of so-called "bad" fat in the body say the discovery could help to understand and treat obesity.
IT is a "scandal" that one in three cystic fibrosis sufferers who are waiting for donated lungs die while on the transplant list, a charity has warned.
SCIENTISTS have developed a new blood test that could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years.
NEW treatments for some lung diseases are a step closer thanks to research that pinpoints why existing drugs are "ineffective", according to scientists.
MORE than a quarter of people do not know what a stroke is, with many wrongly believing it affects the heart, according to research.
A MEDICINE used to combat convulsions and seizures has been approved for use by Scottish children.
THE parents of a three-year-old girl who received a life-saving liver transplant when she was just six months old are backing calls for an opt-out system of organ donation.