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Struggling to care: hospitals in crisis across Europe

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

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Smoking set to kill and cost more than ever

Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.

Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.

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France culls a million ducks and geese

The aim is to contain a severe outbreak of bird flu, which has been spreading rapidly over the past month.

The aim is to contain a severe outbreak of bird flu, which has been spreading rapidly over the past month.

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Smothering in smog

The global threat of air pollution from Shanghai to Madrid

The global threat of air pollution from Shanghai to Madrid

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Republicans set their sights on Obamacare as first target for Trump

Not even in office yet, America's Republicans are calling time on Barack Obama's Affordable Care act and promising their first act will be to scrap the "catastrophic" law.

Not even in office yet, America's Republicans are calling time on Barack Obama's Affordable Care act and promising their first act will be to scrap the "catastrophic" law.

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Saving Obamacare: the US president pleads for his legacy

Republicans have launched their long-desired bid to scrap the system in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence has called "the first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.

Republicans have launched their long-desired bid to scrap the system in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence has called "the first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.

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Swedish old folks' home abandons six-hour workday experiment

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

A six-hour workday experiment has been abandoned at one retirement home in the Swedish city of Gothenberg despite workers reporting better health, reduced absenteeism and improved quality of patient c

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Vietnamese man has surgical forceps in stomach for 18 years

54-year-old Ma Van Nhat from Vietnam was finally cured of an 18-year-long pain in his side when doctors removed a pair of surgical forceps from his

54-year-old Ma Van Nhat from Vietnam was finally cured of an 18-year-long pain in his side when doctors removed a pair of surgical forceps from his

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Time-lapse video shows Beijing engulfed by smog

An eerie 12 second long time-lapse video of smog choking the city of Beijing gives a glimpse of the serious air pollution problem in the Chinese capital.

An eerie 12 second long time-lapse video of smog choking the city of Beijing gives a glimpse of the serious air pollution problem in the Chinese capital.

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Choking smog begins to clear in China

A pollution index that measures the average concentration of small breathable particles has dropped 400 micrograms per cubic metre overnight in Beijing.

A pollution index that measures the average concentration of small breathable particles has dropped 400 micrograms per cubic metre overnight in Beijing.

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Could Ireland get even greener?

As Ireland decides whether to follow suit and decriminalise marijuana, we take a look at the reported pros and cons.

As Ireland decides whether to follow suit and decriminalise marijuana, we take a look at the reported pros and cons.

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Three new cases of bird flu in Poland

Three new cases of bird flu have been reported at poultry farms in western and southern Poland.

Three new cases of bird flu have been reported at poultry farms in western and southern Poland.

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Air pollution in Europe

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain or Bosnia-Herzegovina….

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain or Bosnia-Herzegovina….

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'Three-parent baby' treatment given go-ahead in UK

Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve a controversial technique to help couples conceive children free of genetic diseases.

Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve a controversial technique to help couples conceive children free of genetic diseases.

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Twin girls conjoined at birth separated after two years

Two conjoined twin girls in the United States are in stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing a 17-hour surgery to separate them

Two conjoined twin girls in the United States are in stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing a 17-hour surgery to separate them