ZOO bosses may import frozen giant panda sperm if Edinburgh's favourite bears fail to conceive.
Kidneys have been fashioned by scientists and observed functioning in rats, and a first step has also been made towards constructing human kidneys in the laboratory..
NHS workers have called on the Health Secretary to take action to prevent a third year of pension contribution increases.
PEOPLE with diabetes have been warned to check if they have a faulty blood glucose meter at home that could give a false reading and delay treatment.
The parents of a teenager who died from a rare disease have launched the first online resource for people living with the chronic illness.
SCOTTISH patients are to be offered the first new treatment in 30 years for a deadly skin cancer.
Children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary will restart tomorrow, NHS England has said.
DOCTORS in Glasgow are pioneering a radical new approach to the treatment of stroke patients that could revolutionise their care.
A trial that could lead to magic mushroom treatments for depression has been stalled due to "absurd" red tape, a sacked UK Government drugs advisor has claimed.
The number of confirmed cases of measles in a new epidemic has risen to 588.
THE firm that provided meals containing horsemeat to Edinburgh schoolchildren has apologised for not admitting earlier the products had been recalled.
AN MP and campaigners have called for an investigation into why a "reckless" decision was made to suspend children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary.
MILLIONS of lives could be saved every year if people ate more potassium-rich foods such as bananas and cut down on salt intake, research suggests.
Dr Mary Hepburn is not a convert to the reconfigured class system published by the London School of Economics this week, which suggested the UK now had seven different social classes.
A SERVICE which provides aids at home for pensioners when they are discharged from hospital was wound down for a stock- take – immediately before the Easter holiday.
LESS than one in three people are satisfied with the state of social care, a poll suggests.
Doctors have been accused of the "inappropriate and extended" prescribing of powerful sleeping pills to elderly insomniacs.
An academic is appealing for help to find out what happened to a group of health fundraisers in the early 1990s.
THE number of men being diagnosed with bowel cancer has risen by more than 30% in the last 35 years, according to a charity.
A NEW alert line for NHS staff who want to raise concerns in confidence goes live today.
A SIX-year-old girl was kept waiting months for a hospital eye examination despite Scottish Government targets promising appointments within 12 weeks.
John Eden, chief executive of the Scottish Huntington's Association, made the call after a study found more than 16 people in every 100,000 in Scotland are living with the incurable illness.
A controversial move to suspend children's heart surgery at an embattled hospital was further inflamed when a statistics expert questioned the figures behind the decision.
Mortality figures that led to children's congenital heart surgery being suspended at Leeds General Infirmary were "not fit to be used", a lead clinician said yesterday.
SCIENTISTS have compared a deadly new infection linked to bats, which has killed a second British man, to the Sars virus.
DOZENS of patients caught up in a row over dirty instruments have had their operations postponed for a second time in a month as Scotland's largest health board struggles to get to grips with a supply crisis at its central decontamination unit.
Eating more fibre may protect against death and disability by lowering the risk of having a stroke, a study has found.
FEARS overcrowding in Scottish hospitals is increasing the spread of the winter vomiting bug among patients have been raised by a leading clinician.
PLANS to make Scotland the first place in the UK to force cigarettes and other tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging have been welcomed by health campaigners.