Scotland has the highest rate of organ donation in the UK with half of the population now registered.
Health and Beauty
The spine is one of the most important parts of the body – it holds you up, keeps your muscles and organs together, and is a vital link between the brain, bones, muscles and nerves.
Diary of a first-time mum: There are moments when I’m not quite sure who I am any more – but no-one wants to admit that for fear of judgment
It’s 10am. I double check the time in the hope I am mistaken, but the clock hands stubbornly refuse to budge.
You might remember a docu-film from the early 2000s called Supersize Me.
Can’t sleep? Take a pill to knock you out.
Scientists from the north-east have found proof that eating fat is the only cause of weight gain.
Scientists have been given a £200,000 funding boost to carry out research into one of the most common causes of blindness.
Many runners aspire to run a marathon, but competitors go through a lot more than 26 miles to get to the finish line.
Drug deaths in Aberdeen have spiked as users mix dangerous cocktails of prescription and illegal substances, shocking new figures have revealed.
The SNP Government has faced stinging criticism after it emerged cancer patient waiting times have hit record highs.
When my son was eight weeks old, I forced myself to get out of the house and attend my first mother and baby group. To those who are lucky enough not to have attended such a group, it poses an opportunity to get out the house and meet other parents.
Parents of a baby with a milk allergy have spoken out after being falsely accused of abusing their child.
A father-of-two who suffered 15 cardiac arrests in the space of just a few hours has thanked the ambulance crew who saved his life.
Spring has already seen record-breaking temperatures - and, inevitably, the head-start on summer’s had people across the UK reaching for sunglasses, shorts and sun loungers.
The majority of Scottish deaf patients surveyed in a new report have claimed they lack access to essential pieces of hearing equipment.
As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary, this year marks the milestone of another significant UK medical achievement: the 40th birthday of the world’s first IVF baby.
You might have had your palm read at some point, or maybe just heard of someone who has. But what about having your feet read?
World Meningitis Day falls at the end of April, which means there’s no better time to equip yourself with knowledge on this deadly disease.
For reality star, entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast Lucy Mecklenburgh, what she puts on to her body is just as important as what’s in her diet.
When was the last time you properly relaxed?
At age 71, Bill Strachan puts most of us to shame. A keen sports player all his life, Bill hasn’t let his advancing years or his dodgy knees hold him back, and is the current captain of the Aberdeen and Crathes Croquet Club.
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.
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.