A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
The Scottish Government is working on plans to reintroduce a procedure for removing blood clots from the brains of stoke victims.
Bosses at a struggling health board knew their former chief executive should only have been paid three months’ notice – but they gave her six months amid concerns she could bring age and sex discrimination claims against them, a Holyrood committee has heard.
A diet that can avoid premature death and safeguard the Earth at the same time sounds too good to be true – but that’s exactly what experts are saying is possible with the ‘planetary health diet’.
A Dundee University expert has said improving oral health habits can help rehabilitate prisoners.
Extra funding to help tackle so-called period poverty by expanding the number of places where free sanitary products are available has been announced by the Scottish Government.
A waste management company has stored remains of NHS patients in unrefrigerated units for more than six months, according to reports.
Up to 300 tonnes of clinical waste and 10 tonnes of anatomical waste has piled up at the Scottish sites of a disposal company, MSPs have heard.
The UK Government has “picked the pocket of the health service” in Scotland, with funding claimed to be £55 million lower than promised.
More than 1,400 people had to stay in hospital despite being fit enough to leave over one month, new figures indicate.
Even a small amount of cannabis can alter brain structure in children, research suggests.
Breast cancer cells can be turned into harmless fat cells, early research suggests.
Charities have welcomed the decision to make a “truly life-changing drug” for women with breast cancer available on the NHS in Scotland.
Doctors will be asked asked if they would help a terminally ill patient to die and whether the law should be changed to allow assisted dying.
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of miscarrying if they are exposed to elevated levels of a type of air pollution, a study suggests.
Very few of us are getting enough fibre and it could be harming our health, a major study has found.
It’s January, so chances are you’re taking a long hard look at your diet and trying to make it as healthy as possible. However, there’s one thing you’re probably not paying enough attention to – and that’s fibre.
Surgeons will be trained to operate with the help of a robotic assistant in Scotland for the first time.
There are calls for more support for care workers after a study revealed many smoke, drink beyond the recommended guidelines, and do not take adequate exercise.
A quadruple amputee who had been desperately seeking a double hand transplant has successfully undergone the surgery after a five-year wait.