Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.
Figures reveal surveillance use
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
Apple profit 'biggest in history'
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.
Snow warning issued for Scotland
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
England drives global football deals
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total
VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.
Mexico insists 43 students are dead
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
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