Does more exercise and a healthy diet decrease erectile dysfunction?

By Elizabeth McQuillan A randomised controlled trial on the effect of lifestyle changes in obese men has shown that healthy lifestyle factors are associated with...

Pioneering epidural treatment offers hope for paraplegic patients

A paraplegic man who was completely paralysed below the chest in a car accident is now able to stand independently, to walk with assistance...

Breastfeeding leads to fewer behavioural problems, says new research

Children who have been breastfed as babies are less likely to have behavioural problems than those fed only on formula, according to research published...

Scottish GPs see 5,500 alcohol-related patients in just one day

In just one day last month, alcohol was a factor in 5,500 general practice consultations in Scotland, according to the British Medical Association (BMA)....

Extra stress can lead to memory loss, say Edinburgh researchers

Too much stress may help contribute to memory loss as we get older, researchers from Edinburgh University have suggested. A study into mice has found...

Scotland’s disparity in smoke-related deaths

More than four people out of ten in Scotland’s most deprived areas smoke, compared to less than one in ten in the best off....

Edinburgh doctors fear ‘insufficient training’ for next generation

An august body of senior medics has issued an unprecedented warning that Scotland is in danger of producing a generation of inadequately trained doctors,...

Back from Blantyre: Annie Lennox briefs MSPs on AIDS and Africa

By John Knox The Scots singer Annie Lennox has used a visit to the Scottish parliament to appeal to the men of Malawi to change...

Health fears grow as new "legal high" spreads across the country

Ivory wave, a drug being described as “the next mephedrone”, is growing in popularity and has already been implicated in deaths and illness across...

No job might be better than a bad job, new report suggests

Having a bad job can be just as harmful to mental health as having no job at all, according to newly published research. A study...