MEN who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.
PATIENTS have spent hours lying on trolleys in Scotland's largest health board area as the hospitals ran short of available beds.
LARGE numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.
A MATERNITY hospital condemned over hygiene failures has made improvements in cleanliness and infection control but inspectors warned that theatre equipment was still at risk of contamination.
TAKING vitamin D supplements could help protect against heart failure in older patients, experts believe.
Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said.
BED-blocking is at its highest rate in four years, with most of those affected being delayed by a shortage of available care home places or because they were awaiting funding to pay for a care home placement.
TWO in every five women giving birth in Scotland are overweight or obese, according to the latest figures.
Bacteria from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown.
RARER forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine that protects against many different strains, scientists believe.
Almost 1,000 underage drinkers are taken to hospital each year following alcohol-related incidents in Scotland.
The family of British Ebola victim William Pooley has thanked doctors fighting to save his life for the "excellent care" he is being given.
HUNDREDS of Scottish women are travelling abroad for private IVF because a shortage of donors at home is reducing their chances of success.
JULIET LE PAGE has two children conceived through egg donation.
A TEENAGER who says writing helped him through depression has launched a campaign to help others manage their feelings.
DR David Hogg was attracted to being a GP on Arran because of the sheer variety of practice.
FAMILY doctors have warned that patients will suffer unless action is taken to address a crisis facing GPs in rural and remote areas.
A MAJOR scientific breakthrough described by experts as the "holy grail" of regenerative medicine is set to bring an end to organ transplants.
Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.
A BRITISH national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the ebola virus, health chiefs have confirmed.
EVERY child in Scotland aged between two and 11 will be offered the flu vaccine as part of a new immunisation programme.
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Children with autism have too many "junction boxes" in their brains, a study has found.
THE Scottish Government has pledged £500,000 of emergency funding to help combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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A RARE and deadly birthmark almost robbed her of her sight - but little Georgia Gibson has never looked back since it was shrunk with a drug normally used to treat heart conditions.
PROSTATE cancer patients will undergo robotic surgery for the first time after £1 million was given to finally bring the devices to Scotland.
ALMOST one million people in Scotland cannot afford to live in adequate housing conditions while 30,000 children have parents who do not have enough money to properly feed them, a new study has found.
PHYSICALLY fit children are officially brainier than their punier peers, new research has confirmed.
The Scottish government has announced that robotic-assisted surgery will take place in two new theatres at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.