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Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Knowing your multiplication tables and how to properly word a letter are one thing, but too few schools in Britain are actively testing fitness levels in children, as discussed in a statement released by non-profit health body ukactive.

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

This autumn, Canary Wharf restaurant Plateau will team up with Neon Fuel, a London-based street dance and travel company to hold monthly Fierce Heels dance brunches.

Half of British holidaymakers expect too much of the EHIC

According to research from Gocompare.com travel insurance, half (50%) of UK adults who’ve travelled abroad wrongly believe that an EHIC entitles them to free emergency medical care anywhere in Europe and a further 5% believe that entitlement extends to the anywhere in the World.

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath.

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Sugar sweetened drinks may give rise to nearly 2 million diabetes cases over 10 years in the US and 80,000 in the UK.

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Women smoking while pregnant could impact male babies differently to female babies because of the way it affects the liver, according to new research.

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

According to the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working at heights is still one of the biggest causes of major injuries and death for workers in Great Britain.

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10 according to a new study.

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found.

Hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them

The workplace can be a pretty hazardous place to be. The Health and Safety Executive says that accident rates have fallen over the years as we become more safety conscious but its most recent statistics still show about 629,000 people had an accident at work in 2013/14.

New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind.

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaser Lipo Surgery

The very mention of liposuction is usually enough to bring to mind rather brutal images of harsh surgical procedures, which although effective have long been less-than ideal for a multitude of reasons.

Tips on coping with tinnitus

For many people, the onset of tinnitus can really have a debilitating impact on their lives. Although there is no established cure for tinnitus, as its causes can be so varying, there are ways to make it easier to cope with.