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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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Tests in Reception branded 'a waste of time and money'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that early years experts have criticised the Government’s plans to introduce formal “baseline” testing for children at the start of Reception. 

Children gripped by 'crisis of inactivity'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that Baroness Campbell, chairman of the Youth Sport Trust and former head of UK Sport, warns that schools must play a bigger part in tackling a "crisis of inactivity" among children. 

Obese fans to have special big seats at World Cup

www.gdaguru.com today reports that fans who can prove that they are obese can have access to special wide seats at the World Cup when it’s staged in Brazil later this year. 

'Neknomination': Internet drinking game linked to two deaths

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that an online drinking craze linked to the deaths of two teenagers continues throughout Britain, despite warnings that it is lethal when taken to its extreme. 

Children using social networks underage 'exposes them to danger'

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that around 59 per cent of children have already used a social network by the time they are 10, and 43 per cent have messaged strangers online by the age of 12, a new study finds. 

Hundreds of health experts call for smoking ban in cars carrying children

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that in letter to the British Medical Journal respiratory experts say second-hand smoke was a 'major cause of ill health in children'. 

Hair straighteners and mugs top child burns list

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that hair straighteners and hot mugs are the leading causes of childhood scalds and burns, and one-year-olds are at greatest risk, data reveals. 

Four pots of yoghurt a week 'protects against diabetes'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that a small pot of yoghurt every other day reduces the risk of getting type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter, new research suggests. 

Peanut study breakthrough brings hope for children with allergies

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that scientists believe they may have found a cure for children with peanut allergies, by giving them daily doses of the nut protein. 

Study highlights parents' rising childcare bills

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that there has been 'a significant' increase in the weekly cost of childcare, according to a Government study of parents. 

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could be ruled a crime

www.grub4life.org.uk to day reports that lawyers plan to take a test case to the Court of Appeal over claims that children harmed in the womb by their mother's drinking should receive compensation as victims of crime. 

Synthetic phonics 'damages' children's love of reading

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the education secretary’s insistence that children should be taught to read using synthetic phonics is almost ‘a form of abuse’, a leading academic claims. 

Schools encouraged to take 2-year-olds to tackle childcare crisis

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that two year olds could spend entire days in primary school nurseries under government plans to help tackle the childcare crisis. 

England's fattest areas

www.gdaguru.com today reports that new government figures have been posted showing local authorities with the highest levels of obesity. 

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon

www.gdaguru.com today reports that the globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists. 

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