Health Secretary Matt Hancock clashed with Number 10 over the timing of a Green Paper on social care, which was slipped out hours before a new prime minister was due to be announced.
The number of very young children being taken to north-east A&E departments after swallowing dangerous substances has almost doubled in the space of one year.
The government is aiming to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a range of measures to address preventable ill health.
Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya: Time to remove the north-east’s light from under a bushel and blind the world with our scientific brilliance
I’ve often heard it said that the north-east of Scotland and its people aren’t boastful - that they don’t shout about their strengths and successes, that they hide their light under a bushel.
Nutritionists have issued new guidance on what toddlers should eat to stay healthy, including limiting sugary cereals, salty crisps and fruit juice.
Plans to extend and enhance the day surgery unit at Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick have moved a step forward after an outline business case for the £1.3 million project was approved.
Stroke survivors living with a disability will rise by a third by 2035, doctors have said as they warned the UK needs far more specialists in stroke medicine.
Drugs policy “failures” have been blamed for the rising death toll in Scotland.
Politicians and medics are calling for an urgent overhaul of drug policy after new figures indicated Scotland’s drugs deaths are at their worst level since records began, with the highest reported rate in Europe.
More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate – the worst total since records began, and higher than the reported rate for any other EU country.
GlaxoSmithKline has hailed a major step forward for an ovarian cancer drug it acquired last year, announcing that it has been effective in stopping the spread of ovarian cancer.
In her monthly column, Susan Webb, director of public health for NHS Grampian, offers advice on staying in control of how much alcohol you drink
Novak Djokovic puts his good health and swift injury recovery times down to his plant-based diet – just don’t call him a vegan.
Therapeutic exercise does not harm knee joint cartilage in people with osteoarthritis, a new study has concluded.
The Government plans to eliminate smoking from Britain by 2030, leaked documents reportedly show.
Have you ever looked at the person on the desk next to you and wondered why they appear to be moving through the ranks of promotion seemingly effortlessly whilst you have been stuck in the same job for years?
Shock new figures have revealed that more than 500 people have died in north-east hospitals in the past five years despite being well enough to go home.
Cameras will follow people living with dementia for two years in a new BBC documentary.
Billions of pounds must be spent to restore quality and access in the adult social care system to an “acceptable” standard, peers have urged.
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have told an inquiry how medical records were “destroyed”.
A new record temperature has been set for 2019, with the mercury expected to keep rising.
Stroking a pet could improve the well-being of people with dementia, health officials say.
Junior doctors have voted in favour of new contract improvements which brings to an end their long-running dispute with the Government.
Twelve people have died of a rare bacterial infection that has spread in Essex, the NHS said.
The parents of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a baguette, have launched a charity in memory of their daughter.
Vaccinating boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) may cut rates of men with cancers related to the virus in the long term, new research suggests.
Food allergy sufferers are due to be protected under a new law introduced by Michael Gove following the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.
A coroner has warned more children in England could die unless the NHS takes action after call handlers missed several opportunities to save the life of a six-year-old boy.
Bosses at Aberdeen Harbour Board (AHB) are celebrating external recognition of the port’s record on health and safety.
Three minor injury units in Aberdeenshire have had their opening hours slashed by health bosses after more than a year of talks.
Hospital staff failed to properly care for a patient who died from a reaction to medication he was given, a watchdog has ruled.
Health campaigners in the far north are unhappy at progress in reducing the number of schoolchildren from their area having to make regular trips to Inverness to have their dental braces adjusted and refitted.