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US School Playgrounds Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity
A RAND Corporation study says school playgrounds and athletic facilities can be important tools in the fight against childhood obesity, but many are locked and inaccessible to children on weekends - especially in poor and minority neighborhoods. (28-04-2007)
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Danes remove “fat tax” after just 1 year

The Danes introduced what was believed to be the first cover fat tax in the world back in October 2011.

Depression in pregnancy 'risk to future mental health'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that more than a third of women who become depressed during their pregnancy have suicidal thoughts, suggests a snapshot survey carried out by the Royal College of Midwives and Netmums. 

Paracetamol linked to asthma in children

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that babies who are given paracetamol medicines such as Calpol are more likely to develop asthma by the time they go to pre-school, researchers have found. 

Baby boom puts pressure on maternity services

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the highest number of births in 40 years is putting "enormous demands" on the maternity services at a time when they are being cut back, midwives warned yesterday. 

Babies to be vaccinated against stomach bug from next year

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that hundreds of thousands of babies are to be vaccinated against a virulent stomach bug that can be so severe one in ten sufferers needs to be admitted to hospital, the Department of Health has announced. 

Children from middle class families more likely to suffer peanut allergy

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children who have a peanut allergy tend to come from wealthier families, researchers have suggested. 

Risk factors predict childhood obesity

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that high birth weight, rapid weight gain and having an overweight mother who smokes can all increase the risk of a baby becoming obese later in childhood according to new research. 

Encourage children to eat at home for lower calories and higher nutrient intake

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a new study reveals that those eating food outside tend to consume more calories than those who stick to home-cooked food. 

Obese children struggle with joint pain

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that experts say a vicious cycle of inactivity and poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults. 

School meal rules should apply to academies

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that parents want meals in academies and free schools to be bound by the same nutrition standards as those in local authority schools, a report suggests. 

Firework warning as boys are hurt

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that children are being warned about the danger of playing with fireworks after two boys were injured in Greater Manchester. 

Childhood obesity can be tackled, but you've got to start before the age of 10, say experts

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that weight-loss programmes can really help obese youngsters shed the pounds – but only if started early enough, new research suggests. 

Junk food causing puberty to hit at age 6

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the onset of puberty has fallen by more than five years in girls and experts believe junk food is to be blamed for this ‘ticking timebomb’. 

Toffee apples recalled day before Halloween

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that Sainsbury's was forced to recall thousands of toffee apples yesterday because the products are incorrectly labelled, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. 

Obese teenage boys have less testosterone than lean boys

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a new US study shows that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults. 

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