breastfeeding

Britain Pays Mothers To Breastfeed Their Babies

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 20:07

Mothers who agree to breastfeed their babies will receive $200-320 shopping vouchers in an attempt to promote the practice.

childhood obesity

Child Obesity In The UK Is Flatlining, But Majority of Kids Still Make Unhealthy Choices

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 21:35

Children in the UK are still more likely to choose soda, chocolates, and sweets over fruits and vegetables, showing health officials that the obesity epidemic may be flatlining, but there's still more work to do.

Should We Tag Alzheimer's Patients With GPS Trackers?

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 18:41

Tagging dementia and Alzheimer's patients with GPS devices is gaining popularity, but is it necessary? Or ethical?

Salt Content In UK Bread Dropped 20% In A Decade, Could Lower Blood Pressure And Heart Disease Rates

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 18:33

National campaigns to reduce salt content in UK bread are working and could serve as model for countries like U.S., New Zealand, and Australia, where bread is the biggest contributor of dietary sodium.

UK's Childhood Obesity Crisis Quadruples Pediatric Hospital Admissions

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:38

Hospitals in England and Wales witnessed a significant jump in the number of childhood obesity-related conditions over the past decade.

E-Cigarettes Spark Debate in the UK: Are They Really Safe?

E-Cigarettes Spark Debate In The UK: Are They Really Safe?

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:22

The subject of e-cigarettes' safety has sparked debate among health experts in the UK, a week after France announced plans to restrict their use.

measles virus

Legacy Of The Wakefield Scare: Measles Resurges In UK, Threatening Global Health

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:20

Measles are coming back to the UK as the repercussions of anti-vaccination scares come full circle, affecting people on other continents.

Eating Disorders In The UK On The Rise

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:01

The trend isn't due to anorexia or bulimia, but to unspecified eating disorders.

pregnant woman

UK Woman Gives Birth Twice in Just 8 Months

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:53

A 26-year-old woman from the UK has given birth twice in the span of eight months, and the babies are not twins.

urchin

UK Sports Student Left Paralyzed for LIfe After Stepping on a Sea Urchin

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 21:00

A 20-year-old student training to be a physical education teacher was left paralyzed after he was stung by a sea urchin while vacationing in Greece.

People With Lower Income More Likely to Have High Sodium Intake

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:34

A new study found that people in the lower economic class are more likely to consume more salt than people who belong to higher economic class.

obesity

UK Proposal Ties Welfare Benefits to Gym Activity for Obese

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:11

In a move proposed by the Westminster council, obese claimants could see their benefits reduced or increased according to how often they attempt to work out.

UK Norovirus Sickness Cases Reach Over 1.1 Million

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:28

There have been 3,877 laboratory-confirmed cases of norovirus in Britain this winter, 72 percent higher than the number of cases reported at the same point last year.

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UK Gov't Launches Shock Anti-Smoking Campaign Featuring Extremely Graphic Images

By | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:34

A macabre image showing a red, bulging tumor growing from a cigarette is part of the British government's latest attempt to get people to stop smoking.

Sally Roberts

Mother Loses UK Legal Fight to Stop Son's Cancer Radiotherapy

By | Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:08

A mother in Britain, who was so desperate to stop her cancer-stricken son having to undergo conventional medical treatment that she went into hiding with him, lost a court battle to prevent him receiving radiotherapy.

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