SIGNIFICANT progress has been made at a maternity hospital where inspectors had raised serious concerns about hygiene after finding blood stains on mattresses, bed rails and sinks.
DOCTORS have stopped building work at a Scottish hospital amid concern the noise and vibrations were harming premature babies.
MORE than half of two and three-year-olds in Scotland are still to have the winter flu vaccine despite official warnings that the virus can be "devastating" for children.
THE goal of finding a treatment to cure or halt dementia by 2025 is "within our grasp", Prime Minister David Cameron has said, as he announced a doubling in UK funding for research into the disease.
HOSPITALS across Scotland are failing to meet a new legal duty to ensure patients wait no longer than 12 weeks for treatment, a report reveals.
JULIET Le Page spent her 20s and 30s forging her career as a physiotherapist and did not feel any maternal urges until she reached her early-40s.
THE father of a young doctor who died in a road accident has received support for his call for an overhaul of junior doctors' working practices amid concerns about long hours and intense pressure.
Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs increases the likelihood of someone being deficient in a vital B vitamin, a study has shown.
A DECISION to ban smoking in the grounds of Glasgow hospitals has seen the number of people lighting up falling by more than half.
Vitamin D may combat multiple sclerosis (MS) by blocking the migration of destructive immune cells to the brain, new research suggests.
PREGNANT teenagers are to be given more support to give their babies a "healthier start to life".
CANCER patients in Scotland are being given ketamine and cannabis as part of a ground-breaking medical trial by the NHS.
"BE prepared to be exhausted for your first month working.
THE reduction in the number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland may be linked to the economic downturn rather than drinks policy, says a new NHS report.
CASES of the hospital-acquired infection (HAI) Clostridium difficile have fallen sharply in recent years.
TWO in five adults underestimate the recommended levels of exercise they should be doing, a poll suggests.
THE father of a junior doctor who died driving home from a hospital night shift has called for an overhaul of working practices amid concerns about the intense workload placed on new medics.
the father of Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has told a High Court judge he does not "mind lying" to liars.
An imbalance of gut bacteria may increase the risk of bowel cancer.
An eye movement test to assist diagnosis of major adult psychiatric disorders has been nominated for a Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Award.
Work in Edinburgh to encourage teenage girls to live healthy, active lifestyles and challenge negative body image has been given an outstanding achievement award.
The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve by 2020, figures suggest.
MORE than half of nurses are working excess hours and feel under too much pressure to give the best care to patients, a survey reveals.
A "life-saving" vaccine for a form of meningitis is now available in the UK - but only to patients who can pay for it, a charity has warned.
THOUSANDS of doctors did not immediately pass a new set of skills checks during the first year of assessments, figures show.
People in central Scotland are more likely to die from alcohol-related causes than those in comparable parts of northern England, says a new NHS study.
Children in the UK afflicted by a painful form of juvenile arthritis can receive a new drug that may help them live normal lives.
Mopping up MRSA toxin with a sponge may be a new way to defeat the antibiotic-resistant superbug, research has shown.
A new combined blood test for bowel cancer can detect 85% of cases of the disease, research suggests.
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