A Scottish man has been shot in the Philippines just hours before he was due to get married.
MSPs To Examine 'Challenges' Facing NHS
MSPs on a Holyrood committee will look at issues including obesity, GP recruitment, bed blocking and mental health services as they strive to make a "positive difference'' to healthcare in Scotland.
New Health Committee convener Neil Findlay said they will take evidence on the "most significant challenges'' facing the NHS at the moment.
The Scottish Parliament is currently in recess but the committee plans to consult individuals and organisations over the summer.
When Holyrood returns in the autumn, they will take evidence on how plans to establish GP hubs will tackle recruitment problems, what can be done to reduce delayed discharges, and if there are enough staff to support the Scottish Government's vision of a shift from hospital care to providing more care in the community.
MSPs will also consider the integration of health and social care budgets, the causes of obesity, recruitment and retention in the NHS and mental health services.
Mr Findlay said: "The areas the committee will investigate represent some of the most significant challenges currently facing the health service in Scotland. But I am under no illusion there will be easy answers or quick fixes.
"This committee intends to make a positive difference to the way healthcare is delivered in Scotland. We aim to do this by listening to the various views that exist, speaking to people about their experiences and providing a platform for debate.
"Whilst these will be a series of focused inquiries, this should allow our committee to get to grips with these areas of health care as a whole before we concentrate our attention on areas requiring further investigation.''
A quadruple amputee who had two thirds of her lung removed earlier this year has completed the world's largest triathlon in London.
A van has crashed into the front doors of a police station, causing extensive damage.
Firefighters have been called out to help more than 150 overweight people since 2013, prompting calls from the Scottish Liberal Democrats for early intervention to tackle obesity.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.