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The first minister dismisses calls for an inquiry into the running of the NHS in Wales, as the Conservatives claim a survey shows strong public support for the idea.
Prof Allyson Pollock and Prof Tom Solomon on the western reaction to Ebola and threat to the UK.
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.
Britain's drinking culture has sparked a worrying rise in liver disease deaths, warn health officials.
Public Health England warns of large jump in the number of people dying of liver disease, triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption.
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.
Around 550 scans and x-rays are cancelled across Wales as radiographers hold a four-hour strike on Monday.
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
The time when the average age of death was zero
The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.
BBC Inside Out looks at the High Court ruling that doctors must ask patients or their relatives whether they want to be resuscitated.
Why 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages