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Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.
More than one in ten children have a family member who has dementia, according to figures from Alzheimer's Research UK.
As part of the 100 women series BBC news speaks to some of the female nurses working in areas ravaged by conflict.
The BBC takes a look at the figures behind nursing - one of the most sought after professions among migrants, and one which is dominated by women.
At the age of 27, Azza Jadalla has already lived through six wars - three in the past seven years alone. She is a cancer nurse in Gaza's main hospital, Al-Shifa.
The Health Secretary is not ruling out going to independent arbitration at ACAS at some stage in the dispute with junior doctors in England, according to the Department of Health.
The results of a ballot of junior doctors in England are to be unveiled later, with a vote in favour of strikes widely expected.
Jeremy Hughes, the chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society since 2010, says that he took a very direct route to find out what life in a care home is like - by staying in a care home himself to learn the reality.
Three junior doctors discuss why they support going on strike against proposed changes to their contracts.
A ballot of junior doctors closes this afternoon, which could lead to the first all-out strike in NHS history.
Tracey Butler was being treated for schizophrenia, and says symptoms of physical illness were not taken seriously.
A new study says there will be a shortage of nearly 200,000 care-workers in the UK within the next five years, as Alison Holt reports.
A US firefighter, who suffered severe burns while attempting to save a woman, has a new face after undergoing the world's most extensive facial transplant.
Victoria Derbyshire hosts a discussion with a GP and three women who have gone through the menopause as new guidance is published on its treatment.
Every year, NHS hospitals issue tens of millions of pills to treat patients on their wards and keeping costs under control has always been difficult.
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire records a video diary of her first cycle of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in July.
The United Nations has warned that more than 15 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food aid by the beginning of 2016 because of a severe drought.
A new pasteurisation device is extending the life of breast milk and helping working mothers to breast feed their infants for longer
Mandera county in north eastern Kenya is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth.
Only a fraction of those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder receive appropriate support, research suggests.