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Life expectancy in Scotland is lagging behind the rest of Western Europe - but a report warned that obesity could derail what improvements there have been since the 1950s

Life expectancy in Scotland lagging behind Western Europe, report finds

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New chief executive quits NHS 24 within six months

New chief executive quits NHS 24 six months after being appointed

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Steven Paterson pictured with his uncle John McCafferty

Nephew of longest-surviving heart transplant patient pays tribute after uncle's death

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NHS managers accused of ignoring patient views about homeopathic hospital

NHS managers accused of ignoring patient views about homeopathic hospital

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Sturgeon unveils £27m funding to boost NHS training numbers

Sturgeon unveils £27m funding to boost NHS training numbers

A&E departments missed key waiting-time target in January

A&E departments missed key waiting-time target in January

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Student Lara Casalotti has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia

Joy as leukaemia sufferer backed by JK Rowling and Stephen Fry finds donor

Nearly eight in 10 Scots would support a ban on junk food advertising on television before the 9pm watershed

Majority of Scots back pre-watershed ban on junk food advertising

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Brave Brooke Docherty, from Inverness, was given just 30 minutes to live when she was nine days old - after she was born with six major heart defects

Mother speaks of 'inspirational' recovery of baby given just 30 minutes to live

Assisted suicide doctor, Dr Erika Preisig ahead of giving a talk at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Photo: Stewart Attwood.

Suicide doctor arrives in Scotland to campaign for right to die

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Junior doctors and their supporters stage a "masked march" protest in London over pay and conditions, the third time they have taken to the streets in protest at the Government's proposals. (PA)

Vanessa Redgrave hails NHS staff as she backs junior doctors in dispute

All aircraft landing in the UK from areas affected by the Zika virus are to be sprayed with insecticide

Planes returning to UK from Zika outbreak zones to be sprayed with insecticide

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Polly Melville

Top cancer doctor: "I am determined to improve the lot of these young people."

Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise

Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise

Smoking bans cut damage such as heart disease to passive smokers, says research

Smoking bans cut damage such as heart disease to passive smokers, says research

Donors 'banned from giving blood' over zika virus fears

Donors 'banned from giving blood' over zika virus fears

Woman's cancer 'not diagnosed despite 58 visits to doctors'

'Unlikely earlier diagnosis could have been made' in case of woman who died from cancer

Frontline staff not trained well enough to use new IT system, says NHS 24 report

Frontline staff not trained well enough to use new IT system, says NHS 24 report

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Best December performance since 2009 for Scottish A&E departments

Best December performance since 2009 for Scottish A&E departments

2,920 Scottish hospital operations cancelled in December

2,920 Scottish hospital operations cancelled in December

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NHS Highland laundry assistant Epi Vukicea, modelling the large Cozynorm

Wrap up well for your operation

New inhaler drug kills severe pain in less than 10 breaths

New inhaler drug kills severe pain in less than 10 breaths

Swiss doctor calls for Scotland to help end suicide tourism - by legalising assisted dying

Swiss doctor calls for Scotland to help end suicide tourism - by legalising assisted dying

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Revealed: brain differences mean women gain weight more easily then men

Revealed: brain differences mean women gain weight more easily then men

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It might be hard to swallow but here's how we fix our dire Scottish diet

It might be hard to swallow but here's how we fix our dire Scottish diet

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Mr David Koppel, a consultant Craniofacial/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, said he was "very disappointed" by the decision not to fund face transplants on the NHS

Face transplant patients need 'significant investment' in counselling, says charity

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Corinne Hutton

Quadruple amputee praises NHS decision to fund operations for hand transplants

General practice 'in a state of emergency', says BMA's Chaand Nagpaul

General practice 'in a state of emergency', says BMA's Chaand Nagpaul

Pregnant women 'should be told they can safely eat runny eggs'

Pregnant women 'should be told they can safely eat runny eggs'

ANNE KEATLEY-CLARKE: It is a quick and cheap test.It is a quick and cheap test.

Call to roll out life-saving heart test across all health boards

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Bid for Scotland to perform UK's first face transplants rejected

Surgeon frustrated at face transplant snub by NHS

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Hormones may hold the key to carrying a baby to full term

Scientists' study reveals why pregnancies sometimes fail

Glasgow surgeon: Face transplantation builds on skills we use every day

Glasgow surgeon: Face transplantation builds on skills we use every day

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Scottish expert speaks out about formula milk as new research backs benefits of breastfeeding

Scottish expert speaks out about formula milk as new research backs benefits of breastfeeding

Under-fire NHS 111 non-emergency helpline sees 'huge rise in calls'

Under-fire NHS 111 non-emergency helpline sees 'huge rise in calls'

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Brian Houston, chairman of NHS Lothian (second left)

Health boss urged to resign over 'not bothered' email

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MSP Neil Findlay said quitting was "the only credible course of action" for two NHS Lothian bosses

NHS Lothian bosses face call to quit amid children's ward row

Painkiller use among pregnant women 'could put children's fertility at risk'

Painkiller use among pregnant women 'could put children's fertility at risk'

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Vulnerable patients facing six month delays to get out of Glasgow hospitals

Vulnerable patients facing six month delays to get out of Glasgow hospitals

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Shona Robison

Breast cancer research in £450k funding boost

A study shows teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to tobacco products

Teenage e-cigarette users 'three-times more likely to start smoking'

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Concern over allergy care as figures reveal Scots patients sent to hospitals in England

Concern over allergy care as figures reveal Scots patients sent to hospitals in England

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Kate Wynn

NHS spends £4.5m for staff on gardening leave

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Pauline Cafferkey

Ebola outbreak: UK response undermined by systematic delay, warn MPs

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A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of smear tests

Decline in women attending cervical cancer screening

An anti-abortion protester pumps his fist at Roe supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington

Revealed: the Texan who is bringing America's abortion culture wars to Scotland

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Bombs and bullets: the dark side of America's abortion 'culture war'

Action group A Safe and Accountable People’s NHS in Scotland (ASAP- NHS) wants an independent regulator for the NHS

NHS whistleblowers launch campaign for independent regulator

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Sugar levels to be cut by food and drink giants

Sugar levels to be cut by food and drink giants

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Scotland wants manufacturers to add folic acid to flour to help to protect babies against a range of congenital malformations.

Scottish Government wants manufacturers to add folic acid to flour to protect babies

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The food industry is facing a tax threat unless it reduces sugar levels in products

Food industry handed ultimatum: improve Scotland's eating habits or face sugar tax

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Sarah Lurie, director, Fostering Network Scotland (53146245)

Scottish foster carers forced to subsidise basic expenses as allowances fall short of UK minimums

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Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Dr Catherine Calderwood

Chief medic calls for action on patient over-treatment

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Waitrose to cut sugar in own-brand cereals

Waitrose to cut sugar in own-brand cereals

A&E performance at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital falls to new low

A&E performance at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital falls to new low

Inspectors find dirty trolleys blood-stained shoes at Glasgow hospital

Inspectors find dirty trolleys and blood-stained shoes at Glasgow hospital

Revealed: more than 900 Scots sectioned without safeguards under Mental Health Act

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Stock shot of an Ambulance out on an emergency call out.. (52744623)

Ambulance crews to get Gaelic lessons

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Chocolate e-cigarette adverts ‘could lure children’ to smoke tobacco

Chocolate e-cigarette adverts ‘could lure children’ to smoke tobacco

Chief Nursing Officer: No more calling bed-wetters "pishy pants"

Row as Scotland's chief nurse accuses staff of rudeness on hospital wards

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Margaret Cuthill, project co-ordinator for ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) and John Deighan, CEO of SPUC Scotland Prolife (society for the protection of unborn children). They are pictured in the offices of SPUC in Glasgow. Photograph by Colin

'Under no circumstances is abortion okay - even in cases of rape.' - Inside Scotland's new anti-abortion movement

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Mountain biking on the Malham Tarn Estate, Yorkshire Dales.. (52741049)

Nearly a quarter of Scots admit they are too lazy to exercise

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Scottish health boards battle multi-million pound budget crisis

Scottish health boards battle multi-million pound budget crisis

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If you're happy and you know it... it's in your genes

If you're happy and you know it... it's in your genes

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Psychiatrist Peter Gordon at home in Bridge of Allan

Consultation on payments to doctors is flawed, says psychiatrist

"Many children ruling the roost at mealtimes," according to Scottish Government campaign

"Many children ruling the roost at mealtimes," according to Scottish Government campaign

Gordon Ross - a unique individual who took on the legal system in Scotland

Gordon Ross - a unique individual who took on the legal system in Scotland

Sheep study finds vitamin D could boost fertility

Sheep study finds vitamin D could boost fertility

Scottish hospitals typically struggle in January - are Christmas holidays to blame?

Scottish hospitals typically struggle in January - are Christmas holidays to blame?

Liver cancer patients in Scotland will have access to life-prolonging drug, sorafenib, for the first time

Scots liver cancer patients first to get life-prolonging drug on NHS

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