It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you struggle to find people who agreed with them. But could it be that the look and the layout of our cities is actually bad for our health?
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Friday 20 September 2013
The child had a Body Mass Index of 41 had continued to gain weight despite efforts to control his diet
Thursday 19 September 2013
‘Lack of awareness’ about debilitating complaint from which Ed Miliband suffered
Monday 16 September 2013
Public pressure might make these giant stores reshape their design
The Weekend’s Viewing: British detective dramas come and go, but few are as creepily compelling as What Remains
Sunday 25 August 2013
What Remains, Sun, BBC1/ America’s Stoned Kids, Sat, BBC2
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?
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Children born to obese mothers are 35 per cent more likely to die before they reach 55, a study has found.
Monday 12 August 2013
Research from British Heart Foundation warns of health problems affecting a generation, from lack of exercise to dietary issues
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 02 August 2013
Letters to parents warning that their children are overweight will be toned down, after complaints that the wording was too upsetting.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Completing a trilogy begun with Love and continued in Faith, this is the gentlest and most amenable of Ulrich Seidl's dramas of female sexuality. Thirteen-year-old Melanie (Melanie Lenz) is spending the summer at an Austrian diet camp where "discipline" is the watchword for the tubby teen inmates.
Thursday 18 July 2013
The problem is that it won't just be used by disabled people. It will also be used by fat people who cannot be bothered to jog. And that bothers me.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Some minorities could miss out on treatment for weight-related conditions such as diabetes
Sunday 30 June 2013
It may be cheap, but getting your parents to look after your children may be storing up trouble, Roger Dobson discovers
Sunday 23 June 2013
Mark Wallace asked if I could add pictures to my Banned List of clichés, and nominated the first here. Lloyd Bracey, who teaches TV journalists, persuaded me to ban reporters referencing stormy waters, for example, over footage of the sea. But this is different. This is about reaching for the most obvious image with which to illustrate an abstract subject.
Plans for new food labelling to combat UK obesity are dealt blow as Cadbury and Coca-Cola reject 'traffic light' system
Wednesday 19 June 2013
All major UK supermarkets have already signed up to the voluntary food labelling scheme
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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