Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
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Monday 30 December 2013
A 10-year-old Birmingham schoolgirl has highlighted the obesity epidemic facing the city - weighing in at 22 stone 11 lbs.
Brittany Murphy cause of death: Toxicology tests suggest star may have been poisoned 'with criminal intent'
Tuesday 19 November 2013
High levels of ten heavy metals were detected in the actress' tissue samples
Friday 20 September 2013
The child had a Body Mass Index of 41 had continued to gain weight despite efforts to control his diet
Sunday 18 August 2013
Are we genuinely interested in tackling the complicated issue of increasing obesity in our young people, or do we just want to have someone to blame?
Sunday 04 August 2013
Figures revealing children with levels of body fat far above what is considered a healthy range have outlined the scale of England's childhood obesity problem.
Friday 07 June 2013
But cause of death not pinpointed despite two post mortem examinations
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Malnutrition now costs the world $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trn) – or $500 for every person– in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations has warned.
Monday 13 May 2013
There may be far more underweight children in Britain than thought, researchers say today, warning that those who are too thin may face a greater threat to their health than those who are too fat.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Scientists identify four DNA variations which may explain why some children become obese
Friday 05 April 2013
Dozens of cuts to red tape will come into force tomorrow, including reducing the age for buying Christmas crackers, saving businesses millions of pounds, the Government has announced.
Sunday 24 February 2013
An elderly couple and their daughter have died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park.
We used to describe poor children as 'skinny runts' - now it's the opposite: Minister says deprived families are more likely to be obese
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Public health minister Anna Soubry claims it is easy to identify the poorest people in society by their weight
Saturday 15 December 2012
Friday 12 October 2012
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Friday 28 September 2012
A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party.
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