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Orexigen(TM) Initiates Contrave (TM) Phase III Clinical Trials for obesity
Previous Trials Demonstrate Greater Weight Loss than Placebo with No Indication of Early Weight Loss Plateau -
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (24-05-2007)
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All schools to get powers to axe long summer holiday

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the traditional six-week summer holiday could be axed after all state schools were given new powers to set their own term dates, it emerged this week. 

Grandma doesn't always know best when it comes to a child's diet

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a new report has warned that children looked after by their grandparents may be more likely to be overweight. 

Struggling pupils short on omega-3

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children who struggle at school could benefit from eating more fish or taking omega-3 supplements because they boost brain function, scientists have claimed. 

Chips and white bread trigger cravings in the brain

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that foods like white bread and potatoes trigger the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, a new study has found. 

Call for junk food ban in hospitals

www.gdaguru.com today reports that Britain's doctors are demanding that hospitals stop the sale of burgers, cookies and sugary drinks on their premises and have condemned the NHS for inadvertently fuelling the obesity crisis. 

Taking the big fat problem out of recipes

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that  a new study has prompted the Fat Information Service (FIS) to introduce 10 ‘recipe rules’ to reduce saturated fat content when following your favourite recipes. 

Make school PE a core subject, says Dame Tanni

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that PE should be given the same status as maths, English, science and Welsh in schools to help tackle obesity in Wales, experts have recommended. 

Over 16 per cent of boys in Scotland aged between two and four are obese

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the figure, released by the Scottish Government, has risen from 10.4 per cent just two years ago and has led to warnings for parents to take more responsibility for the children's health. 

'Invisible' poor children let down by schools

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that many of the poor children being left behind in schools now are in suburbs, market towns and seaside resorts rather than big cities, England's chief inspector of schools has said. 

Zones board game now available for youth groups and clubs

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a new health board game co-developed with young people, is now available to encourage young people to think and talk about health issues that affect them growing up. 

Daily iron in pregnancy 'reduces small baby risk'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that taking daily iron supplements during pregnancy can reduced the chances of having a small baby as well as anaemia, says research from Harvard University. 

Antibiotics linked to eczema risk in children

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that giving antibiotics to babies and young children could raise their chance of developing eczema by 40 per cent, according to researchers. 

Food labelling: Consistent system to be rolled out

www.gdaguru.com today reports that a new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says. 

Junk food still marketed to children as companies bypass rules

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that food companies have been accused by the World Health Organisation, the public health arm of the UN, of finding ways to bypass the rules on advertising unhealthy products to children and fuelling the obesity epidemic. 

Councils should look at banning fizzy drinks in schools

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that local councils should look at banning fizzy drinks in schools and other "nannying" policies after new figures revealed there are almost 30,000 preventable deaths a year, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. 

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