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’

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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

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Nannies banned from using social media while looking after children

Parents have expressed concerns over nannies becoming too distracted by smartphones

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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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