Employers are being urged to sign up to an initiative encouraging their workforce to walk a mile a day to improve their health.
A nursery in Aberdeen forced to close due to the outbreak of a vomiting bug has reopened following a deep clean.
I was invited to a presentation last week at Aberdeen’s Institute of Medical Science, which is part of the University of Aberdeen, a centre which leads the way in fighting the world’s medical killers through research and clinical trials.
A community group is on the lookout for new members to help save lives.
The NHS in England has been warned to prepare for a busy winter following a “heavy” flu season in Australia and New Zealand.
Staff at one of Aberdeen’s biggest care providers have expressed fears that service users will suffer due to employee losses.
An Aberdeen mental health charity has reported dramatically increasing demand for appointments since the service started eight years ago.
Integration authorities (IAs) for health and social care services need to engage more meaningfully with communities and health professionals, according to a parliamentary committee.
An Aberdeen gym has seen its membership jump 465% following a £1 million refit.
A four-year-old girl is starting school with a new heart thanks to the “selfless decision” taken by the family of her organ donor, her mother has said.
A cancer sufferer who was prosecuted for growing four cannabis plants for medical use today said she has been made to “feel like a criminal” for trying to save her own life.
Attempts to stop yourself from yawning could actually increase the urge to do so, new research suggests.
High Street chemist Boots sent a legal letter to the pregnancy charity which launched a campaign calling on the chain to cut the price of emergency contraception, the charity has said.
A brother and sister are planning a six-day charity trek in memory of their cousin who passed away suddenly.
Finlay doesn’t need to change the way he views the world, the world needs to change the way it views him
Findlay Law is a passionate nine-year-old boy.
Until now, if you wanted to eat a bit more healthily, it’s likely that you might have cut fatty foods out of your diet.
Forget the five-a-day mantra – three to four servings of fruit, vegetables and beans is enough to reduce the risk of dying prematurely, say scientists.
Slashing dietary saturated fat is not recommended for good health and can even shorten your life, an international study has shown.
There is no evidence that experimentation with e-cigarettes leads to teenagers taking up smoking tobacco, experts have said.
Exercise could help women alleviate symptoms of postnatal depression, a new study has found.
An “exciting” new study has revealed a drug that could help reduce the risk of heart attacks and cut cancer deaths.
Tinnitus – a condition which triggers chronic ringing in sufferers’ ears – could be preventing hearers from fully resting, breakthrough research shows.
Breaking out into your favourite dance moves on a regular basis could help keep your brain healthy, a study has found.
A health board has asked patients not to attend hospital unless it is “essential” after its computer systems were hit by malware.
A man who called 999 with fake chest pains because he wanted a lift to a shopping centre was among a number of non-emergency and hoax calls received by an ambulance service during one 24-hour period.
A deaf teenager is celebrating after gaining eight A*s at GCSE and says her results show deaf children can overcome the “stereotype” of underachieving.
People who receive care at home have described going two weeks without a shower, getting their evening meal at 3.30pm and receiving care from workers who are “unable to boil an egg” in a new report.
Shocking levels of inactivity among middle-aged people have been exposed in new research which revealed that more than six million English adults do not even manage a brisk 10-minute walk each month.
A woman has spoken about how her life was turned upside down when an operation to remove a brain tumour left her unable to walk or even talk.
Researchers are on the look out for people with a sweet tooth to take part in a dietary study.