Resurrecting Edinburgh’s plague doctor – leeches and all

By Johnny Campbell, general manager of the Edinburgh Dungeon Boy am I thankful for modern healthcare – for things we take for granted, like doctors...

From drug addict to up and coming filmmaker

Warning: film contains strong language and disturbing scenes Tolerance from Garry fraser on Vimeo. Just seven short years ago, Garry Fraser was a mess....
Scalpel on a bloody hand

Time to sort out muddle over ‘medical’ names

What’s in a name? Shakespeare might have it that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but the Royal College of...

15 minutes of exercise 'boosts childrens' concentration'

Just 15 minutes of exercise in the classroom can improve a child’s ability to concentrate later in the school day, researchers have found. Tests on...

Computers 'better than doctors' at diagnosing serious infections

Computers are better than doctors at diagnosing serious bacterial infection – such as meningitis – in young children, according to a study published...
Burning cigarette

I’ve seen the future in Tiverton Tesco

To Tiverton in Devon on Sunday lunchtime in search of a sandwich – not an easy task, it turns out, and we end up...

GOTH PUBS CAN HELP SCOTLAND SOBER UP?

Gothenburg pubs - once a more common sight by Andrew McDonald & Philip Denning with original photographs supplied by Ryan Sturrock Minimum pricing of alcohol is...

Scotland's first dementia strategy unveiled amid concerns over resources

Campaigners have welcomed Scotland’s first dementia strategy – but say it must be backed with commitment and resources if it is to work. The strategy...

Should we pity hospitals when an inspector calls?

You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Last week the hospital was in the news for all the wrong reasons...

Not just a waiting list scandal – an SNP waiting list scandal

Trying to catch up with press releases and emails after a week away has suddenly become a lot easier, thanks to Scottish Labour. Handily...