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.
Health and Beauty
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?
The number of babies being vaccinated against potentially deadly diseases in Aberdeen is below the average for the rest of Grampian.
Scotland has the highest rate of organ donation in the UK with half of the population now registered.
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.