EXPERTS have issued a new warning about the risk of strokes associated with neck manipulation to treat back pain.
CHEESE is unnecessarily loaded with salt, campaigners have warned.
A severe lack of vitamin D can double the risk of Alzheimer's in older people, a study has found.
A GRANDFATHER has criticised the 999 service after he had to drive his three-year-old grandson to hospital - after giving up waiting for an ambulance.
A DIABETES research project involving human skin tissue and cells has received a major funding boost from a non-animal medical research charity.
THE long-term survival of patients with pancreatic cancer has hardly improved in four decades, a charity has warned.
A HOSPITAL that has come under fire for failing to ensure elderly patients are fed and hydrated properly has again been criticised by inspectors, more than a year after the issues were first identified.
SCOTTISH Health Secretary Alex Neil has intervened in the case of an elderly stroke victim who was left sweltering in a hospital room with his drinks and emergency cord button out of reach.
A CONSUMER organisation has called on food chiefs to name and shame retailers after a survey found that almost 60 per cent of fresh shop-bought chickens tested positive for campylobacter.
SCREENING men for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by a fifth despite doubts about the diagnostic test used, a study has found.
DOCTORS' regulators have launched a review into how they handle whistleblowers after critics said that medics who raise concerns about patient care have not been "appropriately supported".
FIVE hundred patients of a dentist struck off for lying about his HIV status have still to be traced for testing.
INSPECTORS from a government watchdog have raised concerns over the length of time people must wait to see a counsellor at Scotland's biggest fertility centre.
HEALTHY people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, according to the leader of a new study highlighting the drug's benefits.
NOT all saturated fats increase the chances of developing diabetes — and some actually protect against the disease.
PATIENTS who receive telephone consultations from their GP or a nurse are more likely to need care in the month after their phone call than those who see a doctor face-to-face, a new study suggests.
A FAILED pancreatic cancer treatment could be resurrected as a personalised medicine aimed at one in five patients with the disease, research suggests.
OLDER people are more fearful of developing dementia than they are of cancer, a new poll suggests.
Chomping into juicy burgers at summer barbecues, few people will spare a thought for the health risks of al fresco dining.
THE NHS has been condemned for spending £1.3 million a year on a homeopathic hospital which offers 343 treatments - despite having 355 patients.
THE soaring number of elderly people who will live on their own underlines the need for a "wholescale review of the NHS," according to opposition politicians.
A HOSPITAL ward will be the first in the world to use light in the battle against superbugs.
FEARS have been raised that many patients are receiving "second choice" drugs because of supply shortages.
UP TO half of the 55,000 people taking antibiotics every day in Scotland would get better without them, according to ministers.
MORE than one-third of Scottish asthma sufferers are putting themselves at risk of fatal attacks by missing vital checks-ups with their doctors.
The NHS is to come under increasing strain in the coming years after new predictions that the number of much older pensioners living alone in Scotland will more than double.
THE proportion of cancers caught at their earliest stage varies around Scotland, with dips noticed in some regions when mobile breast screening units are out of town.
Parents are frequently forgetting to protect their skin against the strong sun, a charity has warned.
MOTHERS are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor if their child is poorly, a poll suggests.
EATING more portions of fruit and veg than the recommended "five a day" has no additional benefit on reducing a person's risk of death, researchers have suggested.