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Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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Visiting restricted after norovirus outbreak at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Visiting has been restricted on a number of wards at Stoke Mandeville Hospital after an outbreak of the norovirus.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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A bowel cancer screening kit

‘These little kits can mean the difference between life and death’: Bucks pensioners encouraged to use bowel cancer screening kits which should arrive in the post soon

Senior citizens from across Bucks are being encouraged to use a bowel cancer screening kit which is due to be posted this month as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling a popular soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.

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Things like gluten-free foods could vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Pet owners are being warned over a deadly disease affecting dogs after a case was confirmed in Warwickshire.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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The de-choking device

Brackley man advocates ‘de-choking’ device for all nurseries and schools as alternative to back slaps

A private nursery director in Brackley is to issue a ‘de-choking product’ to other nurseries and schools in the town.

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Thames Water fined more than £20MILLION for pumping human waste into our waterways

Thames Water fined more than £20MILLION for pumping human waste into our waterways

Thames Water has been fined more than £20million for pumping human waste into the River Thames and its tributaries. This morning Judge Francis Sherridan at Aylesbury Crown Court handed down a huge fine of £20,361,140 to the firm for the breaches which have had a devastating environmental impact on our waterways and streams.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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