EFFORTS to help vulnerable groups of people are being hampered by disagreements in Scotland's least populated council area, according to the public spending watchdog.
The UK will miss international commitments on reducing the number of deaths from preventable diseases unless it prioritises the prevention of ill health, a group of leading charities has warned.
CALLS have been made for a new A&E service at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank.
TEENAGERS in Scotland who live close to lots of shops selling tobacco are more likely to use cigarettes than those who do not, according to a new study.
A £40 million funding boost for family doctors has been announced on the same day that a petition signed by 21,000 people calling for GPs to be given a greater share of NHS funding was handed over to the Scottish Government.
SIR Alex Ferguson has urged Scots with a persistent cough to see their GP sooner rather than later as part of a bid to increase early detection rates for lung cancer.
A genetic fingerprint study has provided strong evidence of the MRSA superbug spreading from farm animals to hospitals and baby clinics in the UK.
Being short increases a person's chances of dying from dementia, according to Scottish researchers.
DOCTORS' leaders say a crisis in general practice is putting patients at risk, with a new survey finding one in four Scots patients cannot get an appointment at their local surgery within a week.
THE chief executive of Grampian Health Board is stepping down and taking early retirement after admitting some senior medical staff have lost confidence in the leadership of the organisation.
Drinks companies should label alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.
HOSPITAL surgeons still bully and humiliate the junior doctors they are meant to be teaching, a leading medical college has warned.
FERTILITY experts have hailed an increase in the number of young people donating eggs and sperm, saying it could help lead to better success rates for patients.
TO say the NHS is under pressure is not new and the financial watchdog Audit Scotland often tells it straight.
THE Royal Marines will parade through the streets of Glasgow as they are honoured with the Freedom of the City.
DEATHS in winter in Scotland last year reached their lowest recorded level for more than 60 years, new figures have revealed.
A HEALTH board is apologising to scores of people after a data breach led to the personal details of transgender patients being circulated.
Scotland is to get a new testing facility to help identify any possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, the Health Secretary has announced.
Two health boards in Scotland have seen more than 20 per cent of their consultant posts unfilled, doctors' leaders have warned MSPs.
A slight improvement in the dental health of young school pupils has been recorded in a new report.
TWO women who suffered strokes at a young age, including one who was pregnant at the time, have spoken of their experiences as they urged others to be more aware of the risks of the condition.
Sleeping with numerous women protects a man from prostate cancer, a study has found.
THE number of care homes in Scotland has plunged by one-quarter since the turn of the millennium while the number of pensioners has climbed by 18 per cent.
DEATH rates among young adults living in the most affluent areas of Scotland have increased, according to a new report.
SCOTLAND'S biggest ever hospital removals project will get underway early next year.
Dreams came true for 200 sick, seriously ill and disadvantaged children specially selected to go on a luxury holiday to Florida.
NHS Lothian has reportedly spent more than £1 million on locum staff to take over the workload of a whistleblower.
A TRADE union has accused the NHS of over-relying on temporary nurses after they provided more than two million hours of care for patients in Scotland's biggest health board area.
Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.
Dennis Kerr, 48, is a nurse living in Edinburgh who recently spent four weeks as a volunteer with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), working in an ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia.