Health Secretary Shona Robison will make the case for European single market membership in order to “shield” health and social care services from the impact on Brexit when she appears before a Holyrood committee this week.
Hundreds of pharmacists will be deployed in care homes amid concerns the elderly are over-medicating.
Almost one in three NHS staff members were abused by patients while on the clock last year, according to shocking new figures.
The Prince of Wales has praised the “unsung and unseen” hard work of Britain’s nurses at a special event at Buckingham Palace.
Charities have called for more action to protect children from the impact of alcohol and junk food marketing.
A health board has apologised after the latest figures showed just 6% of patients suffering from chronic pain saw a specialist for help within the 18-week waiting time.
Patients who go into hospital with common respiratory or urinary tract infections are more likely to suffer heart attacks or strokes, according to a new study.
Hundreds of diners and pub-goers have been urged to wash clothes and other items a week after potentially coming into contact with the nerve agent used to attack former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
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.
People visiting Salisbury in the immediate aftermath of the suspected spy attack have been asked to take action amid concerns over a substance used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has called on ministers to spend the Brexit dividend on the health service by warning it was not realistic to expect current levels of funding to be maintained.
Free breakfasts are being given to volunteers taking part in a new study to find out if eating more food earlier in the day can help you lose weight.
A mother-of-four will spend Mother’s Day at her son’s hospital bedside, after he received stem cells donated by his big brother.
Three-quarters of the public think all cafes, restaurants and takeaway outlets should display calorie information on their menus, a survey has found.
Many people with deadly inherited heart conditions are only diagnosed after having a cardiac arrest, research has shown.
Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to new research.
The Irish Government has finalised the wording for an abortion referendum giving the go-ahead for voters to have their say on liberalising Ireland abortion laws.
An MSP campaigning to end period poverty has said the “time is right” for Holyrood to pass legislation to tackle the problem.
Hospitals across Scotland cancelled the equivalent of 40 operations a day in January because of problems such as a lack of beds or staff, new figures have revealed.
The proportion of GPs working a full week in Scotland has decreased at a period of increasing demand on their services, according to findings branded “very concerning” by doctors’ leaders.
More than 3,000 people waited over eight hours to be dealt with at accident-and-emergency departments in Scotland in a month, figures show.
The NHS workforce has hit a record high but vacancies are continuing to increase, new figures show.
Patients’ lives could be put at risk after Brexit unless there is progress on continued research co-operation with the European Union, Labour is warning.
A hospital was forced to close its A&E department due to computer network issues.
A nationwide scheme to treat military veterans with mental health issues is set to be launched.
Extra legal protection has been put in place for junior doctors and other post-graduate trainees who are unfairly treated as a result of whistleblowing.
The Duchess of Cambridge has joked that “William is in denial” about their third child and shared an emotional hug with her former midwife as she celebrated nursing worldwide.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has said bringing in a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland is not predicted to lead to trips south of the border to stock up on cheap drink.
The number of people waiting more than six weeks for key medical tests has increased by almost 350% in just two years, new figures revealed, prompting cancer charities to call for urgent action.
People who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are more at risk of stomach bugs, ear aches and other illness, a study has found.
The Duchess of Cambridge is to launch a campaign to promote nursing worldwide.
The Scottish Government has confirmed it will set a minimum price for alcohol of 50p a unit, despite concerns from some it could see the policy’s effectiveness “considerably reduced”.