Drugs used to treat two rare cancers have been turned down for routine use by the NHS in Scotland.
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A father who brought his wedding forward by a year after he was diagnosed with a rare cancer is backing a new fundraising campaign.
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.
Tributes have been paid following the "tragic loss" of an 18-year-old who died of pneumonia after suffering from flu.
The flu rate in Scotland for the first week of 2018 was four times higher than the same week last year.
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.
Adding a blood test alongside a brain scan could help pinpoint the cause of one of the deadliest forms of stroke , research suggests.
Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments have recorded the worst performance against a key waiting target since weekly reporting began.
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.
Two UK charities have joined forces to fund international research into brain cancer.
Women experience seasonal changes in their mood throughout the year, with more depressive symptoms in winter, researchers have found.
The First Minister and Health Secretary have apologised to patients who have faced delays for treatment as a result of winter strain on the health service.
Scientists have created an algorithm which can detect a side effect of Parkinson's treatment that causes involuntary jerking movements.
An economic adviser to the Scottish Government has backed plans for a citizen's basic income, saying it will "transform life" in deprived parts of Scotland.
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.
More than 10,000 ambulances have been dispatched with one crew member on board in the past four years despite Scottish Government policy limiting the practice to "exceptional circumstances".
A Scottish health board is redeploying office staff to help at hospitals and GP surgeries amid soaring demand for accident-and-emergency (A&E) services across the country.
Waiting times in Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) units remained below a key target in the week before Christmas as demand rose by almost 20% on the previous year.
More than 20 planned operations were cancelled per day in Scotland's hospitals in November for reasons including lack of beds, staff sickness and dirty equipment.
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.
The NHS 24 hotline in Scotland has experienced its busiest festive period since it began 15 years ago, receiving more than 45,000 calls in the four days over Christmas.
Scottish academics and doctors have helped to train the first psychiatrists to qualify in Malawi, ministers have announced.
‘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.
People tend to overstate ailments and injuries when first asked about them, which could have implications for the way they are treated, according to a new study.
A "milestone" pill treatment that holds back ovarian cancer and has the potential to prolong life has been launched in the UK.
Anti-abortion campaigners say they have "no alternative" but to mount a legal challenge if the Scottish Government presses ahead with plans to allow women to take the medication to end a pregnancy at home.
Residents of a Scottish community are resigned to living side by side with bed bugs, according to an academic.
A children's unit at a busy hospital will close for a day because of staff shortages.