Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… obesity Sugar has been blamed for providing “empty calories” because it has no nutritional benefit Government advisers recommend no more than 5% of daily calories should come from sugar That is about 1oz (25g; six or seven teaspoons) for an adult of normal weight every day. For children, it is slightly less The limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in syrups and honey To put this in context, a typical can of fizzy drink contains about nine …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health. Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP. A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”. “In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… role models opening up about their mental health, including grime artist Stormzy. “The recent interview by Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful and will help young men feel that it’s a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body,” he said. ‘Close to breakdown’ He added that he and the Duchess of Cambridge wanted their children – George and Charlotte – to grow up able to talk about their emotions and …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The report found in the two years leading up to her death, bruising and injuries sustained by the child were explained away by her aunt as accidental or the result of self-harm. Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Shanay’s mother Leanne Walker suffered post-natal depression after another pregnancy Chris Cook, chair of the Nottingham City Safeguarding children Board, said: “Whilst professionals undoubtedly had Shanay’s well-being at heart, with the benefit of …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPauline Cafferkey fell ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone in 2014. Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there. She worked as a volunteer in the West African country in 2014, where an epidemic killed almost 4,000 people. Her return next month is to raise funds for children orphaned by the disease and people who survived it. …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… and children? Does the US welcome too many immigrants? Are corporations too powerful? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Those might seem like questions ripped from today’s headlines, yet they literally provoked riots and lynch mobs during World War I, the film shows. Few people today, however, know how relevant the war remains because it seems so distant, trapped forever in wobbly black-and-white silent film, historians say. “The First World War is the most important …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …

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Photos of the Rhine River from a ‘fish-eye’ view

April 5, 2017

(CNN)You might say photographers Aude Boissaye and Sebastien Rand enjoy a river connection. As children growing up in eastern France near the Rhine, they learned to respect the river’s power and beauty. Decades later, they met for the first time near the River Seine — not far from where Claude Monet painted his iconic “Water Lilies.” The two hit it off, and it wasn’t long before they turned their mutual passion for photography into a partnership. …

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One woman is knitting woolly boobs for breast cancer survivors

April 4, 2017

Many people’s knitting efforts focus on jumpers, scarves, children’s clothes and blankets. But, one breast cancer survivor is knitting hundreds of woolly breasts for women who’ve had mastectomies due to breast cancer. A video about Sharon’s knitting efforts have gone viral. In the video above, which has over 18 million views, she explains why knitting breasts is so important to her. Sharon had breast cancer five years ago and didn’t want reconstructive surgery …

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Benefit changes ‘could push 200,000 children into poverty’ – BBC News

April 4, 2017

The new rules mean that children born after Thursday 6 April into families where there are already two or more children will no longer be counted in benefit payments to their parents, under either tax credits or Universal Credit. And from autumn 2018, families making new claims under Universal Credit will only receive payments for their first two children even if they were born before Thursday. However, children already receiving Universal Credit or tax credit payments will not lose them …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… surviving children, has not caught the public imagination in the same way as the glamorously brilliant Mackintosh and his waxed moustache. Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals marks the moment when Thomson became ‘Greek’ Image caption St Vincent Street Church in Glasgow is the only one of Thomson’s grand kirks to survive intact Image caption St Vincent Street Church was built in 1859 Image caption The church takes references from the …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… chance,” he adds, laughing. University student Huang Yua-Hao, refuels at one of the ubiquitous roadside rest areas, where cyclists can find route directions, free water and tire pumps. “I want to see all Taiwan while I am free of commitments like a career and children,” says Huang. Revving up While scenic, the west coast is the calm before the storm. After rounding the southern tip of Taiwan, the eastern coast ripples with some 286 mountain summits topping 9,843 feet …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… internal policies to promote healthier products, and last Christmas was “one of the first times when there was a real price war over carrots” and other healthier products. But she said there would have to be industry-wide agreement if junk food promotions were to be reduced. The MPs also suggested a range of measures to regulate junk food adverts seen by children on TV, such as extending current restrictions to apply across all programmes that children are likely to watch rather …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’ – BBC News

March 21, 2017

However, the total number of extractions for children aged nine or under fell slightly last year, from 34,788 extractions in 2014/15 to 34,003 in 2015/16. Lead researcher Prof Nigel Hunt said: “When you see the numbers tallied up like this, it becomes abundantly clear that the sweet habits of our children are having a devastating effect on the state of their teeth. “That children as young as one or two need to have teeth extracted is shocking. “What is really distressing …

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Author who wrote heartbreaking ‘dating profile’ for her husband dies

March 14, 2017

(CNN)Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the prolific children’s book author who wrote a devastating “Modern Love” column about her soon-to-be-widower husband, died in her home in Chicago on Monday from ovarian cancer. She was 51. “Everything Amy did was life and love affirming,” Amy Rennert, her longtime literary agent and friend, said in a statement to CNN. “She was such a bright light with a great sense of wonder.” Rosenthal was best known for her many …

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Overweight Woman Totally Transforms, But Its Her Face That Changes The Most

March 11, 2017

Kaylee Bonnett weighed 481 pounds. The bullying was ruthless from adults and children who called her a “circus animal.” She recalls being obese her entire life; during high school, she weighed 300 pounds. I was constantly on the defense,” shetold Cosmopolitan. However, doctors warned that her weight was making her susceptible to life-threatening medical conditions like a heart attack or stroke. Kaylee didn’t want to die. She decided to drastically change her lifestyle. …

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

… days later and then transferred to Lucile Packard Stanford children’s Hospital for advanced care. There, he was diagnosed with an E. coli infection and was treated with “dialysis and blood transfusions for life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome,” the lawsuit said. He spent 24 days in the hospital before being discharged. The child “continues to recover at home and faces uncertain future medical complications,” said the family’s lawyer, William Marler, in …

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AARP comes out against House GOP health care bill

March 8, 2017

… 50-64 and put at risk the health care of millions of children and adults with disabilities, and poor seniors who depend on the Medicaid program for long-term services and supports and other benefits,” said the letter, signed by Joyce A. Rogers, a senior vice president at AARP. …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

… one’s gender does not match what was assigned at birth. Explained: Decades of research suggest that when it comes to psychological traits and abilities, boys and girls are more alike than they are different. A child’s parents and environment are more likely to influence their gender expression than the body parts they were born with, and the concept of gender becomes more fixed as we grow. Just as it advises for adults, the medical community endorses letting children live their …

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Wife Cant Get Pregnant After Gaining Too Much Weight, Starts Eating Only Beef To Transform

March 7, 2017

… if I did not lose at least 100 pounds, that my health was going to be jeopardized and I might never be able to have children.” Kelly was devastated, but didn’t want to give up on motherhood just like that. She went through countless diets only to meet failure at the end. Then, she finally met her match. She tried a low-carb diet, then a limited carb diet, which eventually progressed into an all beef diet. “I started reading what has almost no impact on your blood sugar is …

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‘I lost five babies due to husband’s violent nightmares’ – BBC News

March 7, 2017

… prolonged sexual abuse, military combat and natural disasters PTSD is estimated to affect around one in every three people who have a traumatic experience. It is not clear why some people develop the condition and others do not. Source: NHS Choices Andrew died in Afghanistan in 2012 following a mortar strike, suffering fatal injuries when shrapnel pierced his side. He had seen his children before he left. “We met up a couple of times, with the kids, and he would phone every other day …

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Kelly: DHS is considering separating undocumented children from their parents at the border

March 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly confirmed that the department is considering separating children from their parents at the border. “We have tremendous experience of dealing with unaccompanied minors,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “We turn them over to (Health and Human Services) and they do a very, very good job of putting them in foster care or linking them up with parents or family members in the United …

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