Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced her intention to produce a long-term plan for the NHS showing what services will need to look like in a decade.
The number of children and young people dying from cancer has dropped by almost 60 per cent in the past four decades, according to new research.
A DAMNING report into the care of an elderly woman has revealed hospital staff failed to ensure she had enough to eat and drink in the lead up to her death.
Pregnant women should be asked about previous chickenpox an shingles infections when they book for antenatal care, according to updated guidelines.
THE Scottish Government has moved to tackle the crisis gripping the country's hospitals by unveiling a £100 million package to provide more elderly care and reduce the pressure on wards.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a student who died after falling ill with the deadly bug meningitis.
Couples are more likely to give up smoking, visit the gym, or lose weight if they get healthy together, a study has found.
ENERGY drinks have been withdrawn at public sports centres in Scotland's biggest city following a campaign to ban the sale of the high-caffeine beverages to children.
THE risk of developing dementia depends on how far north a person lives, new research has found.
TWO out of the three out-of-hours GP services operating in one health board area are likely to be closed this weekend because of a shortage of family doctors.
A FURTHER seven people have been admitted to intensive care in Scotland after developing complications from flu.
ALMOST half of Scots would back a return of prescription charges to tackle funding shortfalls in the NHS.
MORE than 1,000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded to help explain why some people's brains age better than others.
DOCTORS are calling for the physical inactivity "pandemic" to be given equal priority to smoking and alcohol abuse in Scotland.
HUNDREDS of people in Scotland are to play a major role in a groundbreaking international project which aims to stop the onset of dementia.
A YOUNG boy has been been given the all clear after battling cancer for the last three years.
The Highland GP who travelled to West Africa to join the international effort against the spread of Ebola, is not only determined to return but also to raise funds to develop healthcare there.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in Scotland are to be the first in the UK to get a new drug that can improve their quality of life on the NHS.
A world authority on drug abuse has called for Scotland to provide heroin on the NHS.
TWO in three medical and dental professionals are unaware of plans that would make them legally obliged to tell families when a patient has been accidentally harmed by the NHS.
A NEW law guaranteeing patients NHS treatment within three months has been broken more than 12,000 times, according to new figures.
A £15 million university project has been set up to enable more precise medical diagnoses and more personalised treatment for patients.
A LEADING forensic pathologist has voiced concerns about plans to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.
THE number of patients being treated in intensive care after catching flu has trebled in a week as experts warn one of the key strains spreading around the country is not fully covered by the vaccine.
A star-studded cast with David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, and Sir John Hurt has voiced an animated ad showing how to save a choking baby.
Few cities have had heroin quite so in their faces as Zurich.
FIVE of Scotland's health boards are seeing delays of at least three times the target A&E waiting times of four hours - and one health board recorded a wait of over 24 hours.