Thousands of elderly people in Scotland are facing “worry and uncertainty” because the company which provides their care is running out of money.
There have been more than 58 suicides over the last ten years in Scottish prisons.
A hard Brexit would make Scotland vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases, according to Health Protection Scotland.
A survey of Scottish autistic people has found that over half have had negative experiences trying to access mental health services.
Scottish Government attempts to draw up policies on autism have treated autistic people "appallingly" and suffer from "well-intentioned ignorance” and “prejudice”, The Ferret has been told.
A record number of drug deaths were recorded in Scotland last year. They also showed a stark increase in female deaths.
Campaigners have called for a new prevention strategy to stop unnecessary suffering from drug deaths after new figures revealed that almost one thousand people were killed by substance abuse last year.
The Ferret hears from those affected why the current disability support system is "humiliating" and "not fit for purpose".
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.