I’ve never been particularly good at running – I can still recall my PE teacher bellowing at me to pick up my knees.
Health and Beauty
Women in Scotland are still being given controversial mesh implants, more than four years after health boards were told to stop offering the procedure.
A new initiative to dispel stereotypes about nursing and prevent a future staffing crisis is being piloted in north-east primary schools.
Health chiefs in Scotland have been urged to act amid growing concerns about an ongoing shortage of a life-saving medicine for severe allergic reactions.
Some rural roads should be reduced to 40mph to make them safer for bike users, according to a leading cycling charity.
The lives of tens of thousands of babies have been saved in Aberdeen’s Special Nursery – here is one survivor’s story
Heather Driscoll took a big breath, followed by a leap of faith as she began a freefall abseil from the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture.
A new campaign has been launched to drive down the number of deaths from mouth cancer in Scotland.
Ellie House chronicles the rollercoaster of emotion that comes with the demands of new motherhood and work.
The Scottish Government has pledged £80million to upgrade every health service computer in the country.
The cost of temp midwifery staff at NHS Grampian has rocketed by 40% over the last four years, despite efforts to curb spending.
North-east bus drivers will be taught to recognise the signs of stroke as part of a major campaign to help save lives.
It’s getting colder, darker and windier, and for many of us this time of year brings with it the need to look after ourselves better.
Smoking cigarettes or carrying excess weight during pregnancy can cause “worrying changes” in the development of an unborn baby’s thyroids, according to a new Aberdeen University study.
Baldness isn’t just a male problem. More and more women are facing up to thinning locks. Philippa Gerrard found out just how it feels to lose your hair as a woman in modern society.
It is an unfortunate fact that, as retirement looms, we are likely to make more use of the healthcare system.
Schools across Scotland have been urged to train pupils how to use CPR after a new survey revealed that over a quarter of people would not feel confident to step in and save a life.
Thousands of people could at risk after new figures revealed that less than half of health workers get the flu jab.
North-east researchers have embarked upon a major study to find new and more effective treatments for painful and debilitating psoriatic arthritis.
Erica was on dessert duty at Lunch Club.
A north-east GP surgery was plunged into chaos after staff struggled to cope with the demand for the winter flu jab.
Pioneering partnership between NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland allows GPs to ‘prescribe’ nature to patients
A prescription of fresh air is on offer in Shetland thanks to an innovative collaboration between the health board and the RSPB.
Hopes for improved cancer care across the north as plans move ahead for multi-million-pound particle accelerator
NHS Grampian hope to use a new multi-million-pound particle accelerator to improve cancer care and more across the north of Scotland.
Diary of a first-time mum: I was told I needed mum friends, it sounded hideous but now I know they are vital
Ellie House has learned, amid the tears, vomit and tantrums, that parenthood is a long journey and you are going to need some friends to come along for the ride.
NHS Grampian has become the first health board in Scotland to develop a new hospital admissions scheme to help nurses develop better relationships with patients.
It’s feared that dozens of people in the north and north-east have died waiting for an organ transplant since 2013, according to new NHS figures.
An Aberdeen sports facility has become a beacon of hope for the future after receiving a major refurbishment.
Flexible in mind but not so much in body? Don’t know your downward-facing dog from your elbow but would like to sort out your chakras? Why not try your hand (and torso) at yoga, writes Adam Scarborough.
Sweat trickles down my back and the person sitting next to me shifts uncomfortably in his seat. He is avoiding all eye contact and to be honest, I don’t blame him.
Researchers at Aberdeen University believe a tiny group of cells in the brain may hold they key to tackling the UK’s obesity crisis.
Aberdeen centre director speaks of ‘desperate need’ to provide more help for people with neurological conditions
The director of Scotland’s only specialist neurological centre has spoken of the “desperate need” to provide more help for people with conditions such Huntington’s disease, MND and stroke patients.
Little Demi Addison is a bundle of energy - but at eight-months-old her parents were told she suffered a stroke before she was even born.
Remember the last time you were preparing for the first day in a new job?