Blaming parents entirely for children’s weight gain is ‘unfair’

The results of a study ‘challenge the prevailing view that parental behaviour is the major influence on childhood weight’


Taxes on tobacco would work, if it wasn't for tobacco firms' meddling

Evidence suggests that taxes can stop people smoking – but tobacco firms play price games such as cutting the number of cigarettes in a pack to disguise increasing prices

Boy who saved city as ‘Batkid’ five years ago is cancer-free

Miles Scott became a global sensation when he saved the city of San Francisco as 'Batkid' in 2013


Nannies banned from using social media while looking after children

Parents have expressed concerns over nannies becoming too distracted by smartphones


How noise pollution could be giving people diabetes

Guidelines issued in Europe limit aircraft, road and rail noise to protect human health. This is a step in the right direction, says Stephen Stansfeld. But they should apply to everyone



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