Almost a third of NHS hospitals in England hit maximum capacity at least once this winter, figures show.
A new drive has been launched to encourage recently retired doctors to return to work to help services in rural areas which struggle to recruit.
Smoking resulted in more than 100,000 hospital admissions in Scotland during 2017, down 11% over the last decade.
Restrictions on vaping on hospital grounds should be lifted, a pro-smoking group has said.
Video shows the moment an “excited” eight-year-old patient used a mini Tesla car to drive from her ward to the operating theatre for surgery.
The health of Scottish children is at risk because of a shortage of paediatric doctors, a new report has warned.
Mothers whose children have been attacked by dogs have called for pets being off their lead in public to be made illegal.
A new immunotherapy can greatly extend the lives of some people with advanced head and neck cancer, with some living for three years or more, a major trial has found.
Low back pain has been named the leading cause of disability worldwide as experts accused doctors and policymakers of letting down patients with the condition.
At least 40 patients died between March 2015 and September 2016, while stuck in hospital in Tayside and Fife.