DAMAGED equipment and dusty extractor fans were found by hygiene inspectors at a private hospital in Scotland.
A hospice charity that works with children affected by life- limiting illnesses has warned families it will have to withdraw its services from young people who are surviving much longer than ever expected.
A LACK of information has left MSPs unable to "draw firm conclusions" on whether waiting times targets led to patients being marked as unavailable for treatment, a Holyrood committee said.
An island hospital has been told to tighten up its policies after it emerged dogs were regular visitors.
A "culture of fear and intimidation" remains in the health service despite the introduction of a confidential telephone line, it has been claimed.
PARENTS have again been advised to ensure their children are fully vaccinated against measles as a number of cases are confirmed in Scotland.
Women who have unintended pregnancies are four times more likely to have postnatal depression, research suggests.
Europe's Health Commissioner has given his strongest backing yet to Scotland’s battle to impose minimum unit pricing on alcohol.
Parents have been advised to ensure their children are fully vaccinated against measles as a number of cases are confirmed in Scotland.
The majority of people are unaware that if they have a large waistline they are at risk of developing diabetes, research has found.
Taking the antidepressant Prozac increases the risk of infection by a hospital bug, a study has shown.
DISEASED and broken bones can be repaired using grafts made from a patient's skin cells, scientists have shown.
SCOTTISH ministers have warned UK Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith that NHS services are coming under "intolerable strain" due to the extra workload created by welfare reforms.
HEALTH bosses have confirmed NHS Fife is the health board at the centre of an outbreak of a new form of clostridium difficile, which has so far claimed the lives of three patients.
The public must be allowed in to meetings where vital decisions are taken about which new drugs are available on the NHS in Scotland, according to a landmark review.
The number of women under the age of 50 who are diagnosed with breast cancer is on the rise, a charity has warned.
CONCERN has been raised over the deaths of patients from a new strain of a hospital bug in Scotland.
THREE patients have died in Scotland after catching a new strain of hospital bug Clostridium difficile (C.diff) – the first cases of their kind in the world.
Around 15% of primary one children are overweight or obese, new figures show.
TWO in every five people in Scotland will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, figures have revealed.
Paul Garvey was a fit and healthy finance director when he suffered a stroke during a trip to the west of Ireland at the age of 55.
Second-hand tobacco smoke may pose more of a heart risk to teenage girls than boys, research shows.
A revolutionary gene therapy treatment for heart failure is about to undergo its first international trial at a Scottish hospital.
ALL Scottish babies born from tomorrow are to be offered a vaccination against rotavirus.
A FAMILY of common hormone treatments can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women vulnerable to the disease, research has shown.
SCOTTISH Labour has called for minimum standards of care to be set nationally to alleviate a postcode lottery in the treatment and support available to multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers.
SMOKERS will have to look harder to find tobacco on display in supermarkets from today after new legislation came into force.
A CHARITY has called for Motor Neurone Disease sufferers to be exempted from fitness-to-work tests being carried out on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
GLARING gaps in the treatment and support available for multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in Scotland are revealed in a report out today – described as a sobering wake-up call for the health service.
A consultation on proposed legislation to ban smoking in vehicles when children are present will be launched by a Liberal Democrat MSP.