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Sit-down meals 'less healthy than fast-food'

9 hours 50 min ago
Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.

Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

10 hours 39 min ago
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.

'Lost' new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:11
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.

Temporary clinical waste measures put in place

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:45
Temporary storage is being put in place at sites across Scotland to prevent a potential backlog.

Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:53
Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.

Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:13
A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures.

Cervical screening error: More women affected

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:02
An additional 3,591 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters, says Capita.

Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:05
Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:35
Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:02
More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions.

'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:13
Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.

Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:16
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:14
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:12
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:00
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.

Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:27
One mother describes Muckamore Abbey hospital's seclusion room in which her son was locked.

Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:03
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:27
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:15
The owners of Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire say the sale proceeds will go to the local community.

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