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17.10.2017 - Jamie Oliver's sugary drinks levy 'cut sales'

A 10p sugar levy on sugar-sweetened drinks in a UK restaurant chain led to a fall in sales read more

11.10.2017 - 10-fold global rise in obesity among young people

The last 4 decades has seen a 10-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers who are obese, a major investigation has revealed. read more

26.09.2017 - Experts call for school rugby tackle ban

Experts from Newcastle University writing in a medical journal are calling on a ban on tackling in school rugby to reduce the risk of injuries. read more

22.09.2017 - Antibiotics 'not needed' for common ear infection

Parents who take a poorly child to the GP with a common ear infection should not expect a course of antibiotics, says the health watchdog. read more

20.09.2017 - A quarter of teenage girls 'are depressed'

Almost 1 in 4 girls and nearly 1 in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, new research shows. read more

15.09.2017 - After-school clubs 'vital for children's health'

Children should be encouraged to take part in activities and sport outside school to ensure they get enough exercise, says new research. read more

05.09.2017 - School fruit 'has multiple pesticide residues'

Fruit given to 4 to 6 year old schoolchildren in primary schools in England contains pesticide residue, a report finds read more