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18 December 2014 Last updated at 20:22

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EUObesity levels are rising across Europe

Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.


Woman with face maskAutism link to air pollution raised

A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Injections -including vaccinations - can lead to allergic reactionsDrug allergy: Culprit protein found

Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Winter pressure - how helpful is NHS 111?

There's talk of unprecedented pressures, record levels of calls and a system which is "creaking". So what's happening in the NHS even before winter has fully taken a grip?

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Why are hospitals under so much pressure?

The NHS across the UK is already struggling to meet its A&E targets, and winter - the busiest time of year - has only just begun. Nick Triggle looks at why hospitals are under the cosh.

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