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Actor Brian Cox has spoken out about his treatment for diabetes as he urges more Scots living with the condition to look after their sight.
A drug used to ease jet lag could be used to tackle the "devastating" impact of painful side effects from cancer medicines, research suggests.
More than one in 10 people in Scotland have stopped going for a drink with a friend because they think the person drinks too much alcohol, according to a study.
Skin care is big business, from miracle moisturises to expensive chemical peels that promise to take at least 10 years off your face.
A quarter of planned operations were cancelled at one Scottish health board in a month, according to new figures.
Children needing hospital treatment due to chest infections may have dropped by as much as a fifth since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests.
State-educated medical students are nearly twice as likely to graduate top of their class as private school peers, according to a new study.
A powerlifting grandmother is hoping to win gold at the Commonwealth Games – just four months after suffering a stroke that left her paralysed down one side.
A new camera which can see through the human body has been developed.
Parents are being persuaded to fill their shopping trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.
There’s a growing focus on preventative health right now - which basically means taking steps to prevent things becoming a problem, rather than waiting until disaster strikes before taking action.
Human rights campaigners have called for the establishment of an independent Scottish commission on social care.
A project aimed at tackling malnutrition among older people in Scotland has received a £1.2 million funding boost.
Children in care are twice as likely to have a tooth removed under general anaesthetic, a study has found.
A health board has apologised for " unreasonable delays" in the treatment of a woman who later died of cancer.
A watchdog has told a health board to apologise to a car crash victim for "significant failings" in his treatment including risking paralysis by not diagnosing his spine fracture.
The lowest-paid workers are at a greater risk of suicide, a mental health charity has claimed.
Concerns have been raised about a "backlog" of patients in Scotland's secure hospital wards who are waiting to be moved to a less-restrictive environment.
A common genetic variant may cause some people to develop aches and pains when they take statins, research has shown.
The cost of free personal and nursing care for elderly Scots reached a record high of almost £500 million in 2015-16, a new report has revealed.
A projected rise in the number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Scotland's NHS is not enough to keep pace with increasing patient demand, a representative body has warned.
The Scottish Government has been accused of failing patients after new figures showed a series of key waiting-times targets have been missed.
Former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir has spoken about his frustration at the slow progress being made to find a cure for motor neurone disease (MND).
A health board which was forced to cancel appointments and procedures after its IT systems were hit by a computer virus has said ransomware was behind the attack.
Scientists have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that they believe could be more effective than current methods.
A campaign has been launched aimed at improving the way a potentially debilitating bacterial infection is combated in Scotland.
While pregnant women in the office are far more obvious and well-cared for, women going through the menopause in their late 40s and early 50s are not – and more should be done to help them.
A health board chief has apologised after a malware attack led to procedures and appointments being cancelled.
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has established a trust to support his fight with motor neurone disease (MND).
Paramedics are dealing with more than 10,000 mental health-related call-outs each year, according to new figures uncovered by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
More people should be benefiting from a planned transformation of social care, a new report has said.