Exhibition puts spotlight on Edinburgh’s ghoulish past

She was laid to rest in an 18th century graveyard along with the bodies of the “unclaimed dead” whose relatives were too poor to afford a proper burial.

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Callum Cruickshank, whose eyes were opened to a rewarding career by a knee injury. Photograph: Toby Williams

Can new blood from state schools cure GP crisis?

A trip to the hospital for an operation on a shattered knee is the kind of experience that will stay ingrained in the mind of your average 13-year-old. But for hockey-loving Callum Cruickshank, a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) led to 
a meeting with a surgeon that would 
put him on the path to medicine and propel him to set up a charity devoted to helping state school pupils become doctors.

Gordon Aikman. Picutre: Lisa Ferguson

Gordon Aikman honoured for his MND campaigning

GORDON Aikman died of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in February after a three year battle with the condition. His campaigning transformed MND care and raised over £600,000 for MND Scotland, which is being used to help fund a cure.

Patsy will abseil from the Forth Road Bridge this weekend. Picture: Scott Louden

Mum to abseil off Forth Road Bridge for diabetes charity

A BRAVE mum will face her scariest test at the weekend when she abseils off the Forth Rail Bridge in support of her seven year old son.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 1
Gout can cause excruciating pain in joints, often in the ankle or toes.

Kevan Christie: Careful diet can keep excruciating pain of gout at bay

A careful diet can keep the excruciating pain of gout at bay says Kevan Christie

A study into injuries in young rugby players found overall injuries fell by 72 per cent when  20-minute exercise programme was followed. Picture: SNS Group

New exercise programme could cut injuries to rugby players

Injuries in young rugby players could be reduced by more than 70 per cent thanks to a new 20-minute exercise programme, a study has found.

A new report filed by the World Health Organisation highlights the threats posed by over-usage of computers, the internet and social media on young people. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Social media use damaging young people’s health, says report

A DRAMATIC rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested.

There has always been a stigma attached to mental health issues. Picture: PA

Alanna Higginson: Mental health issues can happen to anyone

Until recently I have been ashamed of my illness.

News 4
Young Scots are eating more sweets than their UK counterparts, but drinking less fizzy juice than they did 15 years ago. Picture: PA

Young Scots ‘eat more sweets than their UK counterparts’

Young Scots are eating more sweets than their UK counterparts, but drinking less fizzy juice than they did 15 years ago, according to an international study.

Joint inspection critical of services for elderly in Edinburgh

Care watchdog issues damning report into elderly care in Edinburgh

Scotland's care watchdog has issued a damning report after an inspection of health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh found that delivery of key processes was 'unsatisfactory'.

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Luke Stewart  in hospital in Nuevo Leon, Mexico undergoing treatment for his brian tumour
with his brothers Lewis and Lochlin.

Brave Luke receives treatment in Mexico for brain cancer

THE family of a terminally-ill seven-year-old boy are in Mexico where he is receiving a new form of treatment in the hope it will prolong his life.

UK 4
Around 1,600 people in Scotland die from bowel cancer every year. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Obesity crisis in Scotland sees rise in bowel cancer cases

The obesity crisis in Scotland had led to an estimated 4,800 cases of bowel cancer in the last decade, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

News 1
Apps have made life a lot easier for us - but convenience has its limitations too.

Leader comment: More to gift of life than an app

Apps can be used for just about anything and have been brilliant in opening up the world in wide realms of our lives from commerce and travel to lifestyle or just buying a bus ticket.

NHS boards in Scotland were warned to protect data from potential cyber attacks. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Scots NHS told 3 months ago to protect data from attacks

NHS health boards in Scotland were warned in February of the need to review the resilience and backup procedures of their computer systems to protect patient data from cyber attacks, the Scottish Government said last night.

News 6
Just a Baby matches singles or gay people who are not in a situation to conceive through traditional means.

Just a Baby app connects people wanting to conceive

It has been compared to Tinder - but unlike most users of standard dating apps, people who use this one are doing so with the aim of getting pregnant.
Phil Taylro. Pciture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Darts legend Phil Taylor donates £20k to help sick Scots fan

THE 16-times world champion powered in with a massive donation to help six-year-old Jackson Waddell get life-saving treatment.

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Scientists in Edinburgh have hailed a potential breakthrough in the fight against bowel disorders.

Edinburgh scientists identify key gene in bowel disorders

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders, which affect around 300,000 people in the UK, has been identified by scientists.

Nurses are set to protest over pay. Picture; Greg Macvean

Nurses to stage a ‘summer of protests’ over pay

Nurses are to stage a summer of protests across the UK after a poll showed strong support for strikes over pay.

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NHS cyber attack: Criminals will be brought to justice

Security experts have vowed to track down the criminals behind an unprecedented international cyber attack that wreaked havoc across the NHS.

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Scotland's Davie Provan

Celtic legend Davie Provan tells ME sufferers: Never give up

Imagine you’re a 29-year-old footballer, playing in front of thousands of adoring fans every week, at the peak of your powers, getting paid well to do the job you love – then suddenly you’re struck down with a mystery condition and it all ends – leaving you not only unable to play but unable to get out of bed.

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