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How many child deaths are avoidable?
A report by the Children's Rights Alliance for England found that 784 child deaths last year had "modifiable factors." What does this mean?
Do 2 in 5 hospital patients suffer from dementia?
Today Sir David Nicholson, the head of the NHS, suggested that hospitals could be "very bad places" for elderly patients. Arguing that more older people should be cared for in the community, he claimed that as it stands around 40% of patients in an average hospital suffer from dementia.
Can vocational learning tackle youth unemployment?
A new report by Policy Exchange has argued a case in favour of vocational courses. But are their conclusions based on sound factual evidence?
Can the Government boost the economy by tackling sick leave?
The government has estimated that getting people off sick leave could increase economic output by up to £900 million. But how will this work? Full Fact investigates.
How dangerous are helicopters?
The MP for Vauxhall Kate Hoey has suggested that the number of helicopter flights in London may have made the London skyline less safe. Can this be true?
Are A&E targets an accident waiting to happen?
Health Minister Dan Pouter and the Shadow Health Secretary continued the long-standing debate between the Coalition and Labour over Accident and Emergency waiting times. But is there even any trend to debate about?
Who's got a (free) ticket to ride? Should the government care?
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As members of the Government suggest that pensioners' benefits might not be preserved after the next general election, the Daily Telegraph reports that cutting free bus travel for the over 60s would hit the majority of the middle class. What do the statistics tell us?
How big is the gap between the number of rape cases and convictions?
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The front page of today's Independent is an infographic that claims there's a vast gulf between the prevalence of rape and the number of offenders brought to justice. Is there more to this than meets the eye?
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