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.
THE four-month-old baby who was severely burned in Pakistan and was flown to Scotland for treatment is now able to smile again.
IN a little over four weeks, it will be legal to pop into the supermarket, buy an HIV home testing kit and within 20 minutes of using it at home, get a result.
HEALTH boards have not been following key guidance around a law that gives NHS patients a legal right to prompt hospital treatment, a series of investigations have revealed.
SITTING down to watch Sister Act star Whoopi Goldberg and some real-life nuns on a BBC TV show, Professor John Bevan knew straightaway that something was wrong with one of the guests.
PATIENTS are to be given online access to their own health records by 2020, under new targets.
DOCTORS are warning a recruitment crisis is threatening services in GP surgeries and out-of-hours medical centres in Scotland.
A BABY boy who was severely burned in a gas explosion in Pakistan is continuing to make good progress after he was flown to Scotland for treatment.
PREGNANT women who drink water and eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereal could reduce their chance of premature birth, research suggests.
HOSPITALS are being urged to focus on priority patients in accident and emergency departments to help reduce waiting times for those in greatest need.
ASDA has agreed to introduce defibrillators - which shock the heart - into every store alongside staff trained in life-saving CPR.
A HEALTH board has agreed to further investigate the building of two new hospitals at a cost of about £27 million, with the likely closure of four others.
A SUGAR tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, MPs have been told.
A CHEMICAL found in plants could help improve the lives of babies with a rare muscle disease, a study has found.
PLANS that could see four older Highland hospitals closed to be replaced by two new ones, will be discussed today at a special health board meeting in Inverness.
A new initiative, which aims to revolutionise brain cancer research in the UK, has been launched.
MIDDLE-AGED women are less likely to go past the point of no return when drinking alcohol than their male counterparts, a major Scottish study has found.
THE number of life-saving heart transplants carried out in Scotland has tripled over the last year after a rise in the number of organ donors.
SENIOR cancer specialists have spoken of their frustration that requests for expensive lifesaving drugs are being routinely refused.
Patients are to benefit from £3 million funding for a new imaging centre, which will contribute to the creation of personalised medicines.
Scotland's health service is coping much better with winter pressures after a sharp drop in the number of patients spending 12 or more hours in accident and emergency departments, according to Health Secretary Alex Neil.
Accident and Emergency staff have been the victim of 774 attacks over the last two years, according to new figures.
FAT-BUSTING seaweed could be the future of slimming, new research suggests.
THE mystery of how two vital fuel switches came to be turned off is now the focus for investigators trying to unravel why a police helicopter crashed in Glasgow, according to experts.
TWO new wards at one of Scotland's largest hospitals have opened, several months after it was initially planned that the beds would become available.
As many as 74 children have been put into care in the past five years because they are morbidly obese, it has been reported.
A DOCTOR has said she is likely to have to slash the hours of her GP surgery in the latest row over pharmacies taking over dispensary services in rural parts of the country.
A BABY who was flown to Scotland for treatment after surviving a gas explosion in Pakistan which wiped out his family has been taken off a ventilator following a successful operation in Glasgow.
POLICE have interviewed a whistle-blowing doctor at the centre of a health board gagging row as part of a possible criminal inquiry.
THE soaring popularity of e-cigarettes is hampering growth in sales of stop smoking aids, new figures suggest.