Marriage may protect against heart disease or stroke, according to a study by an Aberdeen university.
Healthier white bread and personalised food could be two outcomes from ground-breaking nutrition research being undertaken by UK scientists.
The number of people who died during the colder winter months in England has reached a five-year high, new figures show.
Every woman in Ireland must have access to compassionate medical care at home, Sinn Fein president Mary-Lou McDonald said.
Vulnerable children are increasingly waiting for months in agony to have their teeth fixed following a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in youngsters’ dental care, Labour has said.
Some ready-to-eat salads sold by restaurants contain almost the recommended amount of salt for an entire day, a survey has found.
The number of patients waiting longer than the recommended 18 weeks to start planned NHS hospital treatment has reached the highest number in almost a decade by exceeding half a million, official figures show.
Frailty is a predictor of mortality in people much younger than commonly thought, according to researchers.
Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world.
Medical superheroes have been getting much love and praise on Twitter for times when they step in to help in emergencies – outside of their usual workplace.
Opposition parties have issued fresh calls for Health Secretary Shona Robison to be replaced amid the latest statistics on NHS performance.
A Star Trek-type medical tricorder, diagnosing medical problems at the push of a button, could be a step closer to reality.
The NHS is set to get a “significant” increase in funding to mark its 70th anniversary next month, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has signalled.
Academics have pinpointed rugby tackles which they believe minimise the risk of head injuries.
Hearts attacks which happen in winter are more deadly than those suffered in summer, a study involving thousands of patients has found.
Fish oil supplements may help alleviate the painful side effects of some cancer treatments, research suggests.
An exhibition showcasing the artistic talents of sick children in Aberdeen has opened its doors to the public.
Scientists have identified six common types of disgust that protect us from disease.
Adults should walk briskly for 10 minutes a day to stay healthy rather than focusing on distance or the quantity of steps, health officials have said.
Older people will be able to “feel the wind in their hair again” as a cycling scheme is rolled out across the country.
Jeremy Hunt has called for investment in technology to revolutionise how the NHS operates, saying the service has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle its biggest challenges.
A British real-life Forrest Gump is more than 600 miles into a 6,000-mile coast-to-coast run across the US dressed as a superhero.
A sensor small enough to swallow and which can diagnose gut diseases has been designed by scientists.
Vloggers and social media platforms must take responsibility for content which may be encouraging young people to eat more, scientists have said.
A nasal device which impairs ability to smell could help obese people lose weight, researchers have claimed.
Medical researchers are hoping to bust some of the myths and mystery surrounding clinical trials in an effort to get more much-needed volunteers.
Nicola Sturgeon has hit back at Tory claims she should “give it a rest” when it comes to Scottish independence.
People wait for more than a year to give blood or stem cells after making an initial decision to donate, a poll suggests.
There could be a link between long-term use of antidepressants and an increased risk of gaining weight, a study has found.
Obese or overweight boys who go on to pile on the pounds as teenagers may be more likely to develop bowel cancer, new research suggests.