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Aug24

Childhood obesity: UK's strategy is wasted opportunity, say experts

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Medical experts and campaigners have criticised the government’s childhood obesity strategy as weak and embarrassing, and accused policymakers of throwing away the best chance to tackle the culture of unhealthy eating that is crippling the... read more »

Aug22

The way words and images may be affecting decisions

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The power of suggestion is one of the advertiser’s most important tools. Jennifer Harris and colleagues at Yale demonstrated how this works when they invited participants to watch a selection of (non-food related) TV... read more »

Aug17

Body dysmorphia

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Some children see only things to hate about the way they look. Their condition can lead to depression, anxiety, self-surgery and even suicide. Most of us care about our appearance. Walking to work, reflective surfaces... read more »

Aug4

Could a Computer Game slow onset of Alzheimer's?

Posted by The National Hypnotherapy Society in General

A computer game has been developed to help Alzheimer's sufferers keep control of their brain function. The exercise involves a series of visual memory games. And though they seem banal, these repetitive activities dramatically... read more »

Aug2

A desk job could make you 60% more likely to die earlier

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Nine-to-five office lifestyles are fuelling a ‘pandemic’ of inactivity and leading to 90,000 unnecessary deaths a year, experts have warned. They say adults who sit down for at least eight hours every day must... read more »

Jan18

NHS England 'to impose 20% sugar tax' in hospital cafes

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The NHS is to impose its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health centres in England to help tackle the growing problem of obesity, its head has said. Chief executive Simon Stevens told the Guardian newspaper... read more »

Jan11

How does your drinking measure up to the average in countries around the world

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How does your drinking measure up to the average in countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti. Copy and paste this link to... read more »

Jan7

Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?

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It's rare in life to have your cake and eat it. But are low-calorie sweeteners the guilt-free way to be naughty? Nobody is going to claim that regularly drinking full-sugar pop is good for you with... read more »

Jan5

Parents urged to get free sugar app to check products

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Parents are being urged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink. The "sugar smart app", from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and revealing total... read more »

Dec14

What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

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If you’re over 40 and live in Britain, the chances are you like a drink. Last week, a YouGov survey found 'Empty Nester’ mothers were at the forefront of the middle-aged drinking epidemic in... read more »