AT least 35 patients have had the wrong part of their body operated on in the past five years, new figures reveal.
HEALTH boards should spend money used to employ locums on creating more training posts, doctors have said.
ASTHMA inhalers can stunt the growth of children, research has shown.
SIMPLE lifestyle changes such as taking more exercise and improving diet may protect against dementia, research suggests.
RARE diseases are estimated to affect more than 300,000 people in Scotland, according to a new Government strategy to tackle the problem.
CONSUMERS are being warned about the potential health risks when barbecuing chicken after a spike in cases of food poisoning linked to poultry.
GARDENS in care homes could be crucial in helping to stimulate memories for dementia sufferers, scientists have found.
Playing games or doing puzzles may help stave off Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
HEALTH chiefs have been criticised after it was revealed they have spent more than £7 million in the past two years on sending NHS patients to private hospitals.
Cannabis could be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, scientists have said.
A CAMPAIGN to double funding for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has been backed by former prime minister Gordon Brown.
SIDE-EFFECTS of a tablet used by thousands of women to help treat their breast cancer may be reduced if it is used in gel form, researchers have found.
BRITISH blood cancer sufferers are more likely to die than those in northern or central Europe, new research has warned.
REGULAR eye tests could in future be used to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's, new research suggests.
"THERE is nothing inevitable about poor hospital food," said Anne Johnstone, a Herald journalist and leukaemia patient.
A CATERING expert given unrestricted access to the "super-kitchens" that supply hospital meals to Scotland's biggest health board has described the cooking served up to thousands of patients as a "pastiche of food".
ORGANICALLY grown food is up to 70 per cent richer in key antioxidants than their conventional counterparts, a study has found.
AN international medical tool, created by doctors in Glasgow, is being celebrated at an event to mark its 40th anniversary this weekend.
A wooden garden shed sits rather incongruously within a large refurbished barn in a farmyard in Kinghorn, Fife.
PATIENTS in Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, are the first in Scotland to benefit from a new system which allows them to order the food of their choice using iPads.
A GRANDMOTHER is drawing on a lifetime of caring experience to bring emotional comfort to people with life-limiting illness in their own homes.
A LEADING academic is taking a leading role in the fight to tackle alcohol-related harm.
RISING numbers of diabetes patients are needing to have their limbs amputated as the country's obesity epidemic grows, figures have revealed.
DRINKING less can help to improve the health of your heart, experts have said.
BOWEL cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to research.
SMOKERS have a 45 per cent higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, experts have said.
PATIENT care is suffering as a result of GP practices that are too small and outdated and crumbling, a leading doctor has claimed.
A HEALTH board that needs to make £40 million of savings a year has been forced to dump cancer drugs worth £65,000 after an ageing NHS fridge broke down, leaving its contents useless.
An American facing criminal charges after falsely claiming to cure cancer has been given glowing internet testimonials by the Glasgow doctor parents of singer Darius Campbell-Danesh.
A REVIEW of mental-health services in NHS Tayside has urged bosses to foster a culture of openness after a whistleblower raised fears over crowded wards and staff shortages.