One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 ‘severely obese’

One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 ‘severely obese’

Image copyright Getty Images One in 25 children in England aged 10 or 11 are severely obese, new analysis has found. Height and weight measurements show the number of children classed as severely overweight rose from 15,000 in reception to...
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Review to ‘eliminate gender pay gap among doctors’

Review to ‘eliminate gender pay gap among doctors’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Female medical staff are paid 15% less than their male counterparts The NHS in England is to review how much it pays male and female doctors in an effort to eliminate a gender pay...
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Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal...
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YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary...
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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: May 25

5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: May 25

Do you have a place in the city that makes you feel at home? For one Singaporean couple, it’s a small restaurant in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest. Here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: Running for hope “Terry...
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Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously...
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Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright PA Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say economists. The Institute for...
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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

Image copyright Getty Images The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate has not been cut despite a government crackdown on sweet treats. Public Health England has set a target of reducing the sugar intake from a host of popular...
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Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greav...
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Exercising regularly ‘can keep heart and arteries young’

Exercising regularly ‘can keep heart and arteries young’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arteries transport blood in and out of the heart and to all parts of the body Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from...
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