In the hit X-Men movie franchise, Hollywood actor Brian Cox portrays a scientist determined to expose mutants as a threat to humanity.
EXPOSURE to traffic fumes and industrial air pollution can dramatically increase a mother’s chances of having a child with autism, research has shown.
Drinking in moderation through pregnancy does not harm a baby’s neurodevelopment, according to research.
SAMUEL L Jackson has urged men to be more open about their health problems in an attempt to tackle cancer.
AM I living in a box? Am I living in a cardboard box? So sang the Eighties pop act of the same name – scoring an unlikely top ten hit in 1987 with their catchy tune.7 comments
HE rose from a labourer toiling in a Lanarkshire steel works to the top tables of international firms with turnovers of hundreds of millions of pounds.
But after becoming the new chairman of NHS Lothian at the age of 64, Leith-born Brian Houston believes he is facing one of the biggest challenges of his professional life.1 comment
LOTHIAN’S newest health boss has warned that the NHS must drive through radical changes or risk “falling over” within five years.5 comments
A NEW clinic to help residents who suffer with tinnitus has opened in the Capital.
AN ISLAND mother is to lodge a complaint after a mainland hospital discharged her and her newborn baby in the middle of the night.3 comments
TOUGH decisions must be made about how much is spent on care towards the end of life if health services are to remain affordable in years to come, a leading Scottish doctor has warned.38 comments
ANYONE visiting Holyrood Park in Edinburgh yesterday would have come across a sea of pink, the garment colour of choice for the 5,600 women who gathered to take part in Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
YOUNG people in Scotland could be risking their lives by smoking shisha pipes in illegal bars due to the dangers posed by carbon monoxide poisoning, campaigners will warn this week.2 comments
What are the implications for public health and private happiness as Pfizer’s patent on Viagra runs out, asks Dani Garavelli3 comments
PLUCKY pensioners who vowed to defy housing bosses who threatened to kick them out of their homes have won an early victory in their fight against eviction.4 comments
A CITY-based academic researcher has been awarded £1000 to develop new computer software for people suffering from long-term conditions such as obesity or coping with a cancer diagnosis.
THEY were once lauded as the tobacco-free answer for people struggling to give up smoking.16 comments
THE leading Scottish doctor who created a jab to prevent cervical cancer says a vaccine to stop people getting skin cancer is now on the horizon.9 comments
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today officially opened the new £75 million Murray Royal Hospital in Perth.3 comments
Glasgow baby named after new form of IVF treatment Picture gallery
THE first woman to conceive using a breakthrough IVF technique has given birth to a girl.4 comments
WITH half a leg missing and kidneys that recently packed up and left him desperately ill in hospital, it might be assumed that comedian and actor Ricky Callan doesn’t really have that much to laugh at.
BLAME it on Beckham – thanks to his dedication to his appearance, there has been a watershed when it comes to male grooming.
SCOTTISH patients wrongly charged for nursing care will get their money back, health secretary Alex Neil has said.2 comments
Men who behave like Michael Douglas, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood are to blame for women ending their reproductive life early, according to a new theory.3 comments
A full audit should be carried out to identify everyone who has wrongly had to pay for care on the NHS, according to the Scottish Conservative leader.1 comment
Too many cancer patients in Scotland feel abandoned after finishing treatment and need more support, campaigners said as they launched an ambitious scheme to transform care.1 comment
THE chief executive of the State Hospital at Carstairs is to step aside while an independent investigation is carried out into bullying allegations.2 comments
MINISTERS could use legislation to tackle the amount of junk food on sale in Scotland if the industry does not take action to help combat obesity, a conference has heard.2 comments
A FOURTH case of a new strain of Clostridium difficile has been identified in a patient in Scotland, officials have revealed.
RESEARCHERS at a Scottish university are seeking volunteers for a study to discover whether the blaeberry could play a critical role in the fight against diabetes.
ELECTRONIC cigarettes are to be classed as “medicines” under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products.2 comments
INTERNATIONAL drug laws have set back key areas of scientific research including potential medical treatments, a controversial former government drugs adviser has warned.4 comments
A SCOTTISH woman who suffered ten miscarriages has given birth after travelling to England for a special treatment using a solution made with eggs.
GPs will be seen as “lacking compassion” over their refusal to provide support letters for disabled patients who face losing benefits as a result of the overhaul of the welfare system, MSPs warned today.4 comments
A PIONEERING volunteering database which aims to offer relief to thousands of city carers is to launch within months.
FIREFIGHTERS have put out a blaze at a building site within the grounds of a Glasgow hospital.
A GROUND-BREAKING operation that can “cure” diabetes has been performed for the first time in Scotland by surgeons in Edinburgh.5 comments
RESEARCHERS at a Scottish university are to lead a European wide research project to discover whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect and treat bladder cancer.
The disease is one of the most common forms of cancer – particularly among the over-60s – and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat.
FOR being such a healthy bunch, sports people seem to spend an awful lot of time laid up with injury.
A TEST that predicts how breast cancer patients will respond to treatment has been developed by Scottish scientists in a move which could revolutionise the care of women with the disease.
Hampden pitch covered in ‘memory’ quilts Picture gallery
OVER 5,000 quilts have been laid out at Hampden Park to promote awareness of Alzheimers.2 comments
HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil has opened a new city care home which has been converted from a school building.
WHEN Carn Peaston was diagnosed with breast cancer last year she was determined not to let the disease win.
THEY leave the scalpels and miracle drugs to the professionals. Their weapons against illness are smiles, warm conversation and cups of tea.1 comment
Developing countries should learn lessons from soaring rates of dementia in China, according to an international study.4 comments
BABIES may appear helpless when they arrive in the world, but new research suggests they are better prepared for the harsh reality of life than popularly believed.1 comment
Children in Scotland are more likely to die after an accident than those in England.
Almost one in every two people will be expected to get cancer during their life in as little as seven years, experts estimate, posing a “herculean challenge” to the NHS.8 comments
Cream with spirit is how Baileys describes itself these days. Everyone’s favourite pseudo-Irish tipple has long since ditched the harp and the tiny, liqueur-glass image.3 comments
A ward at Invergordon’s County Community Hospital has closed to admissions following an outbreak of what is suspected to be norovirus.
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