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One in five child deaths in England could be prevented, according to reports in The Lancet.
Debate - and confusion - is natural, says Nick Triggle
Warnings about e-cigarettes are "alarmist" - and increasing their use could save thousands of lives a year in the UK, researchers say.
Alice Gross, 14, has been missing from her home in West London since Thursday 28 August. Her sister Nina has been speaking to Newsbeat.
A US aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia has been identified as a family doctor from Massachusetts.
Somebody dies by killing themselves every 40 seconds, according to a major report by the World Health Organization.
More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, 40% of them in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization says.
The NHS and social care systems in England need to be merged in the most radical overhaul since they were created in the 1940s, an independent review says.
Lord Robert Winston says better IVF provision is needed on the NHS as he receives an honorary degree in Birmingham.
Patients in Kenya may soon start receiving live maggots as a treatment after promising results from a pilot study using the age-old practice
A Chief Paediatrician at Southampton General Hospital has denied that a five-year-old with a brain tumour was blocked from going to Prague for treatment.
The mother of Ashya King tells the BBC in an exclusive interview how she prayed in prison she would be reunited with her child.
William Pooley, the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa, has been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery.
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.
The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.