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26 December 2014 Last updated at 13:02

Life choices 'behind many cancers'unhealthy habits

More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.


Boy wearing loom bands Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.

Health workers carry the body of a suspected Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown December 21, 2014. Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

A lockdown is declared in northern Sierra Leone, with shops and travel services shut for at least three days, in a bid to contain the Ebola virus.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Christmas closures - plan ahead

On the twelfth day of Christmas...could we be hitting the phones trying to get a GP appointment or turning up at our local surgeries?

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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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