Facebook has said it is “exploring additional measures” to address anti-vaccination posts, following concerns raised about the controversial subject appearing in groups and pages across the social network.
Food promotions that encourage customers to “go large” on fast food meals should be banned and healthier alternatives promoted instead, a local authority has said.
Almost three quarters of adults have no plans in place for their end-of-life care, potentially leaving others to make decisions on their behalf, a consumer group has warned.
Inadequate funding for GP practices in deprived areas of Scotland has led to a failure in addressing health inequalities, it has been claimed.
A pioneering operation to regrow a woman’s jaw from her own skin and bone after she lost it from cancer has been branded a “significant success”.
A campaign to improve the mental and physical health of lorry drivers has been launched in the north-east.
Recurring urine infections could mask the symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer, researchers have warned.
Using a breast pump can introduce the “wrong” kind of bacteria into babies and increase their risk of childhood asthma, a study suggests.
Health workers in Scotland will apply the same treatment guidelines for women suffering from painful endometriosis as those in place south of the border.
Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown said she is getting energy from sugar as she trains for her first London Marathon, which she is running to raise money for a dementia campaign.
The NHS should email patients rather than rely on letters – which can mean “the difference between life and death” if lost, the Health Secretary is expected to say.
Britons are “overwhelmingly negative” about old age with 50% of people admitting they are worried about growing old, according to a new study.
About 5,500 patients who suffered fractures are to have their X-rays reviewed after a mix-up at a trust meant some patients were fitted with the wrong metal plates.
The number of Scots dying within a month of receiving hospital treatment was 20% lower than had been predicted, new figures indicate.
Elderly patients with depression should be given better access to therapy and community activities instead of antidepressants, researchers have said.
At least 300 people died while waiting to be discharged from hospital last year, new figures uncovered by Scottish Labour have indicated.
Community groups in Scotland will benefit from around £1.4 million of National Lottery funding as the list of recipients was announced.
MSPs have launched a probe into healthcare facilities across Scotland following the deaths of two patients who contracted an infection connected to pigeon droppings at a hospital.
An AI (artificial intelligence) system designed to diagnose childhood diseases can recognise symptoms more accurately than many human doctors, study has shown.
A potentially life-saving new treatment for children with a rare form of leukaemia is being made available on the NHS – but a drug for adults with blood cancer has been rejected.
North-east residents are being encouraged to cycle more as a government grant aims to spread electric bike use across the country.
Scottish health boards are owed more than £3.2 million by patients from outwith the European Economic Area who have not paid for treatment over the last five years, a Holyrood committee has found.
Medics in Scotland’s biggest cities have treated victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) on more than 230 occasions over the last two years, according to newly-uncovered figures.
Plans have been lodged to build a £40 million science hub of “national significance” in Aberdeen.
Professor Dame Sally Davies is to leave her post as England’s chief medical officer, it has been announced.
A “Trojan horse” drug which attacks tumour cells from within may offer new hope to cancer patients with few options left, researchers say.
NHS Grampian could “potentially meet” targets later this year to ensure children and young people seeking mental health services are seen within 18 weeks.
People in the north-east are being encouraged to come forward for hepatitis C testing.
Sufferers of an “insidious” incurable lung disease have called on the Scottish Government to do more to raise awareness of the condition.
Online gambling operators will have to verify customers’ ages and identity details faster under new rules to protect children and the vulnerable, the regulator has announced.