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21 December 2014 Last updated at 02:27

First UK reservists join Ebola fightReservists board flight

The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.


Boy using asthma inhalerAsthma inhalers 'not used properly'

Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Hospital wardA&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

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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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