16 December 2014
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?
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a "place of safety", Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce later.
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales' dementia fight
Why are hospitals under so much pressure this winter?
The hidden lives of those who care
Bitter regrets in one of the world's cosmetic surgery capitals
Could a humble stove save children from lung disease?
Chris Cook on how NHS patients do in private hospitals
Chris Cooks reflects on the NHS data no-one appears to be viewing
Spotlight on one woman's efforts to help prevent suicide
Why the NHS should listen to 'citizen whistleblowers'
How the brain is protected and injured
Is it true that one in three US teenagers gets pregnant?
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