Thanks to lots of exciting new research and the rise of prebiotics, gut health has become a hot topic, and something many of us are starting to invest more time and money into – but with so much conflicting advice out there, it can be difficult to know what to believe.
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Forget boxing or weights, anyone who’s ever sweated their way through a spin class will know they’re one of the most exhilarating and endorphin-pumping experiences you can have at the gym.
Many people are guilty of Googling health questions they’d rather not bother their doctor with, but there’s nothing better than face-to-face advice from a trained expert.
Like many teenage girls, Daisy Goodyear loves to chill out with her headphones on listening to music.
As a retired haematology nurse, one of this year’s Courage on the Catwalk models knows only too well how vital the support of Friends of Anchor is to the patients in the north-east of Scotland.
Offshore rota changes are taking their toll on the mental health of North Sea workers and their families
Offshore rota changes are taking their toll on the mental health of North Sea workers and their families, a leaked report suggests.
Traditionally the breadwinners of the home, working long hours at tough jobs before having a pint at the pub and watching the football, generations of men have let their health take a back seat in favour of appearing macho.
Strokes might be something we tend to associate most with older generations, but new figures are painting a different story – and quite an alarming one.
The Unspoken Truths exhibition is very personal to Jane McDonough; she has been using art as a way of coping with chronic pain.
At six years old, Baxter Dick is determined to be a dentist and there is no doubt that he will achieve his childhood dream.
Everyone has a song or a collection of tracks which has perhaps seen them through some of the toughest periods in life. From music discovered during teenage years right through to songs carefully chosen for the final goodbye at funerals, music has the power to evoke emotion and define people across the decades.
A young man with autism has revealed how joining a choir brought him out of his shell and offered him a new lease of life.
A six-month pilot will be launched by NHS Grampian next week highlighting the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Many of the patients taken ill across Scotland are suffering from a particularly serious strain of flu believed to have originated in Australia.
A mother-of-three who was told by doctors she would not live to see her youngest daughter turn 21 if she didn't change her ways has shed 12 stone in just one year.
An awarding-winning health guide by a Caithness physiotherapist that takes the mystery out of the benefits of pelvic floor exercises for young women has gone global.
A young Black Isle woman who battled for three years to get a Lyme disease diagnosis is continuing her fight to raise awareness of the illness – and she plans to write a second book about it.
The number of people pumping iron, flexing their pecs, and playing sport at council-run gyms in the north and north-east of Scotland has risen substantially since the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
An Alzheimer’s drug being developed partly in Aberdeen has shown further positive results, offering new hope to millions of people suffering from the condition around the world.
‘New year, new me’ is one of those phrases that’s thrown around everywhere among groups of friends, on social media channels and in the office too.
Fitness has never been so fashionable, and working out has definitely been the new going out in 2017.
A north-east mother, who feared she could not have children due to a painful chronic health condition, has donated money back to the fertility centre which gave her the gift of life.
Motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart said curing dementia deserves the same “urgency” is put into designing better Formula One cars.
At 18 years old, Rosie Carr was getting ready to spread her wings and embark on the first step of her career as a nurse.
Living in a world of muffled noise or even complete silence is incredibly isolating for those suffering from hearing loss, and yet it can take someone up to a decade to get their hearing checked out.
You may be feeling smug in the knowledge that you’ve had your winter flu jab and are prepared for the onslaught of germs which inevitably make an appearance as the cold weather sets in, but there’s no vaccine against norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug.
The family of a young mum who was told she may die by medics following a catastrophic stroke has urged people to be more aware of the warning signs.
The way Lucy Lintott’s life has changed since she revealed her battle with an incurable illness on national TV was summed up in one “surreal” moment during a recent trip to Glasgow.
The tarnished gold of autumn leaves dapple in the sunshine, and there’s a nip in the air despite the clear blue sky.
A Moray woman with the same rare illness as Lady Gaga believes the pop star’s plight is raising vital awareness of a painful condition.
Life is busy for Stephanie Bain who is juggling her nursing course in Aberdeen with looking after her daughter, Aria, who has been a blessing in the most poignant of ways.
When Becky Rudkin found herself in a hospital bed after yet another health scare, she knew her life had to change.