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Supermarkets targeted in the battle against obesity

Supermarkets targeted in the battle against obesity

New laws to ban shops from offering special “two for the price of one” deals near supermarket checkouts for food high in sugar, fat or salt are to be introduced in an attempt to ease an obesity crisis that has made the UK the most overweight nation in...

Guardian, today, 06:11
 
Obesity epidemic demands more action and investment to protect children

Obesity epidemic demands more action and investment to protect children

The government’s obesity strategy is a welcome step forward in tackling one of the leading causes of early death and blighted lives. After smoking, obesity is the single greatest cause of early deaths in the UK: some 30,000 people die early each year...

Guardian, today, 06:11
 

Highland midwives hit the screens with second TV series

Nurses from some of the remotest parts of Scotland will be in the spotlight next week as The Highland Midwife returns for a second series on Channel 5. The show will look at the challenges faced by pregnant women who live hundreds of miles from a city...

Scotsman, today, 00:04
 

Dani Garavelli: Pressure is piling to decriminalise cannabis

It was the plight of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell that started the ball rolling. Just over a week ago, the severely epileptic boy from County Tyrone was taken to hospital in a “life-threatening condition” after the cannabis oil that stops his seizures...

Scotsman, yesterday, 23:33
 

Legal threat looms over teachers not telling parents if pupil changes gender

The Scottish Government is facing a court challenge over schools guidance suggesting teachers need not tell parents if their child wants to change gender. Yesterday the Christian Institute (CI) threatened to take legal action against the Scottish...

Scotsman, yesterday, 23:22
 
Children face mental health epidemic, say teachers

Children face mental health epidemic, say teachers

Britain’s schoolchildren are suffering from an epidemic of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, yet barely half get the NHS treatment they need, teachers say. Almost four in five (78%) teachers have seen a pupil struggle with a mental health...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:55
 

Quorn linked to dozens of potentially fatal allergic reactions as sales soar thanks to growing numbers of...

The popular meat substitute Quorn has been linked to ‘life-threatening allergic reactions’. More than 1,700 self-reported cases of sickness associated with the product have been highlighted in a research paper by food and health campaigners. It comes...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 09:25
 

Charity urges more discussion around end-of-life ‘taboo’

A leading charity has criticised the Scottish Government for not making dying, death and bereavement a public health priority. Marie Curie said they had been in discussions around the issue, but there was no section on end of life in the vision for...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:15
 
New NHS investigative body to examine suspicious deaths

New NHS investigative body to examine suspicious deaths

A new body being set up to investigate suspicious deaths in the NHS is designed to be so secretive that it will block families from finding out the truth of what happened to their relatives, campaigners have said. The government says that the Health...

Guardian, Friday, 19:22
 

NHS trusts win legal fight over Virgin Care child health contract

A decision by Lancashire county council to award a £104m contract for children’s healthcare services to Virgin Care has been thrown out after a legal challenge by NHS trusts. A high court judge found the local authority’s process was flawed and the...

Guardian, Friday, 17:13
 
The truth about gaming disorder, from Fortnite to World of Warcraft

The truth about gaming disorder, from Fortnite to World of Warcraft

Gaming disorder may be a newly recognised condition, but disordered gaming is anything but new. In 2010, a Korean couple was arrested for fatal child neglect spurred by an obsession with Prius Online. Five years earlier, another Korean man collapsed...

Guardian, Friday, 17:02
 
NHS-funded internet addiction clinic to launch in London

NHS-funded internet addiction clinic to launch in London

A London hospital is preparing to launch the first ever NHS-funded internet addiction centre for young people and adults, the Guardian can reveal. The move comes at a time of growing concern about internet and gaming dependency, with the World Health...

Guardian, Friday, 17:02
 
'He was terrified of people': when gaming becomes an addiction

'He was terrified of people': when gaming becomes an addiction

Kendal Parmar’s son went from being a sporty and sociable boy who loved school, to a child who would stay in his room and rarely go outside. The change in his personality was down to a gaming disorder that crept up on him at the age of 12, when he...

Guardian, Friday, 17:02
 
Is it time to legalise medical cannabis in the UK?

Is it time to legalise medical cannabis in the UK?

In around 2700 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung, revered as the father of Chinese medicine, ate the flowers of a certain pungent weed. “Medical cannabis. Stop eating. Let go. Eat more, you will see white ghosts walking around,” he wrote in his...

Guardian, Friday, 13:59
 
'Panic attacks and crying': how the new GCSEs affected pupils

'Panic attacks and crying': how the new GCSEs affected pupils

Pupils have delivered a damning verdict on the revamped GCSEs, saying they have caused mental exhaustion, panic attacks, crying, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne. About half a million 16-year-olds sat the tougher exams,...

Guardian, Friday, 12:46
 


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