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13 December 2014 Last updated at 04:42

Hospitals struggling as winter hitsHospital ward

A&E units across the UK are struggling to hit their waiting time target as winter hits, latest figures show.


Woman with baby Poor hygiene 'deadly in childbirth'

Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.

A depressed young boySelf-harm hospital visits 'rising'

The number of children admitted to hospitals in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show - with warnings that many more boys are "suffering in silence".

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Sensible precautionary medication to ward off future ailments or a worrying trend underpinned by an assumption there is "a pill for every ill"?

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Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

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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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