Health leaders have warned that the NHS is “on course for a very difficult winter”, with one in 10 hospital trusts in England hitting capacity on at least one day last week and not having a single bed to spare.
A study by academics in Aberdeen has revealed people who live in rural areas are less likely to survive cancer than those in cities.
A former NHS Tayside boss was given double the payoff she was entitled to because of the “total incompetence” of the assistant chief executive, MSPs have learned.
More than 250 people were forced to wait 12 hours or more to be admitted, transferred or discharged at accident and emergency departments last month, the latest figures show.
A doctors’ organisation welcomed an increase of around £730 million in health resource funding announced in the Scottish draft budget but warned it must be “targeted and effective”.
Life expectancy for men in Scotland’s most deprived areas is 13 years lower than in the least deprived parts, an official report outlines.
People living in rural areas are less likely to survive cancer than those who live in cities, according to a new global review.
The world’s first genetic study of people with acne could pave the way for a new treatment for severe sufferers, according to a study.
An increase in the number of GPs working in Scotland has been welcomed by a trade union as a “positive step” towards bolstering the profession.
P1 children from the poorest areas are almost twice as likely to be at risk of obesity as those from the least deprived areas, new figures show.
Health boards in Scotland are missing out on potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds by not claiming back money due for treating non-European citizens, a Holyrood committee has heard.
Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.
Hundreds of breast cancer patients are expected to benefit after a sought-after drug was approved for use by the NHS in Scotland in certain circumstances.
An independent review into the decision process around replacing Monklands Hospital will report to the Health Secretary by February.
We’ve gone through our archives and dug out these images of the north-east’s Keep Fit groups over the past few decades.
NHS Grampian has prepared a special task force composed of key members of the health board’s leadership to deal with the potential impact of Brexit.
The quit-smoking service at NHS Grampian has the highest success rate of any health board in Scotland.
A man who later died stunned doctors by coughing up a six-inch-wide blood clot from his lungs in the near-perfect shape of his right bronchial tree.
The Health Secretary has committed to adding day-to-day assessments of staff needs into new legislation aimed at ensuring safe numbers of healthcare workers.
Groundbreaking research has taken place at an Aberdeen hospital after almost £10,000 of backing from a cancer charity.
A third of children who took part in a major study are doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
A two-year-old girl who was prescribed medical cannabis cannot yet receive treatment as no UK pharmacy holds a licence to sell it, according to her father.
A two-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is believed to have become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis.
A doctors’ organisation believes vacancy rates for consultants are being underestimated in official figures, cutting them by more than half.
One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.
NHS Scotland staffing numbers have increased slightly in a year but while vacancy rates for medical and dental consultants have fallen, those for nurses and midwives have risen to more than 2,400.
Office workers who opt to stand are likely to burn just nine calories an hour more than their seated colleagues, a study has found.
Children across Scotland consume almost 4.4 million soft drinks a week – the equivalent of more than 600,000 a day – new research has estimated.
A no-deal Brexit could have “substantial financial implications” for the NHS in Scotland, and could also see some patients forced to wait longer for important medication, a new report has warned.
A new stem cell technique could reduce the need for surgery among osteoarthritis patients, scientists believe.