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US Obese workers more likely to file compensation claims for injuries on the job
Obese individuals appear more likely to file workers’ compensation claims for injuries on the job, according to a report in the April 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A second report in the same issue suggests that older Americans with a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 30—considered to be overweight—may have a higher risk of disability but a lower risk of death than those with BMI in the recommended range of 18.5 to 25. (24-04-2007)
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Better school food hygiene standards urged

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that school kitchens in Scotland have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, it has emerged. 

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers. 

Overweight children face increased risk of asthma

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for reduced lung function in school-aged children with a history of early childhood wheezing. 

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

www.gdaguru.com today reports that the number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank. 

Make 'simple food swaps' for good health, families told

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a new public health campaign in England is urging families to make simple foods swaps such as switching to diet drinks. 

Your New Year resolution could save a child’s life

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the parents of a seriously ill girl being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital have called on people to make “becoming a bone marrow donor” their new year’s resolution. 

Call for restrictions on sale of electronic cigarettes to children

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that restrictions should be placed on the sale of electronic cigarettes to prevent them being bought by children, according to an MSP. 

10-year-old schoolgirl weighs 22 stone

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a 10-year-old Birmingham schoolgirl has been recorded as weighing 22 stone 11lbs, according to data revealing the scale of childhood obesity in the city. 

Food banks 'will help one million in 2014'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that the charity Trussell Trust predicts up to one million Britons will turn to food banks next year in order to feed their families. 

Breast-fed children top the class

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that breastfeeding can boost a child’s educational performance within a few months of them starting school, researchers have claimed. 

Schoolchildren refused second helpings at lunch in obesity crackdown

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that schoolchildren are being refused second helpings at lunchtime, it has emerged, as councils launch a crackdown on child obesity. 

Stop your children running up bills on an iPad

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that parents are estimated to have spent £3 billion on technology  this Christmas, but they could end up spending a whole lot more if they're not careful. 

Christmas Day stress drives many of us to take our first drink by 11am

www.gdaguru.com today reports that more than half of us have had our first Christmas Day drink by lunchtime in order to cope with the stress of the day, a survey suggests. 

Cook something with your children this Christmas

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that chef Marcus Wareing believes that Christmas is the perfect time to get your children involved in the kitchen. 

Eating nuts during pregnancy 'may curb allergies'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children are less likely to have a nut allergy if their mother ate nuts while pregnant, a study has concluded. 

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