Health Secretary Shona Robison has ordered an independent review after a whistleblower raised concerns that long A&E waiting times at a hospital were being under-reported.
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A man who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.
Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.
Dieting may help reduce early deaths among obese patients, a new study has found.
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.
Grandparents are a potential health hazard for children and may even increase their risk of cancer, say scientists.
The UK's highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.
Almost two-thirds of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems as a result of their condition, new research has found.
People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage, according to researchers.
A new contract for Scotland's GPs will reduce their workload at the same time as bringing in a minimum earning expectation of just over £80,000.
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.
A £5 blood test which identifies whether people with chest pains are at risk of a heart attack could improve treatment at A&E departments worldwide, researchers claim.
A health chief is urging Coca-Cola not to offer children sugary drinks as its festive truck visits Glasgow this weekend.
Maternity units have been urged to investigate after figures revealed differences in care for mothers and babies across Britain.
Women from Northern Ireland can now access abortions free of charge through NHS Scotland.
Middle-aged people who have the most common form of heart rhythm abnormality and suffer from other long-term health conditions are at greater risk of death, according to a study.
A credit card-sized device is being developed to help detect whether cancer treatment is working.
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.
Abortion services will be able to treat women from Northern Ireland without a detrimental impact on patients in Scotland, MSPs have been told.
Breastfeeding rates have increased slightly in Scotland but still remain low compared to other countries, new figures show.
Death rates for cancer are 61% higher in the most-deprived parts of Scotland , new figures show.
Scots are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of Brexit on food prices and availability, a new report has indicated.
Millions of people living in dozens of British cities are inhaling air considered too dangerous to breathe by the World Health Organisation, a report has shown.
Scientists at a Scottish university are using human skin cells in a study aimed at cutting the need for animal testing in diabetes research.
A cancer charity has appointed its first digital nurse to combat online "fake news" about the disease.
The Scottish Government could face a legal challenge over its controversial decision to allow women to take abortion pills at home.
A controversial decision to allow women in Scotland to take abortion pills at home has been welcomed by the man who pushed for the procedure to be made legal 50 years ago.
Women in Scotland are to be the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home.
Silkworms could help repair damaged spinal cords by producing material which acts as a "scaffold", according to scientists.
Health services for people at a high risk of dementia need overhauled to focus on early diagnosis and treatment, experts have said.
Abortions have risen to an "alarming level", leading Catholics have said.
The Tories have launched a national campaign to boost the numbers of doctors amid evidence around 3,000 may have left Scotland to work abroad in recent years.