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UK: check the hygiene rating before you go out to eat Category: ConsumerHealthReference

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Walnuts are the healthiest nut, say scientists Category: ConsumerHealth

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Why business should be involved in public health Category: ConsumerHealth

15/3/11

By Richard EvansHead of PepsiCo UK

Shopping basket
Major food producers ‘can influence diet’
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Antibiotics have ‘little effect’ on cough and phlegm Category: ConsumerHealthPharmaceuticals

24/3/11 www.bbc.co.uk

antibiotics
Coloured phlegm and a bad cough is not necessarily a good indicator for antibiotic treatment

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Which contains more salt – nine bags of crisps or a hearty bowl of soup? Category: Food ProductionHealthHeart

23/3/11  www.dailymail.co.uk

By ANGELA DOWDEN

Offer any health-conscious person a mountain of crisps for supper and their reaction would be one of horror.

However, many families are unwittingly sitting down to meals with more salt in them than 11 bags of ready salted crisps.

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UK: FSA advice: Food imports from Japan Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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UK: Fashion’s next big thing: As waistlines grow, sales of women’s clothes size 18 or larger are booming Category: HealthHomeTrends

22/3/11 www.dailymail.co.uk

By SEAN POULTER, CONSUMER AFFAIRS EDITOR

The market for large sizes in women’s clothes is booming as obesity levels soar, bringing radical changes to  average body shapes.

The demand is so huge that one in four of all women’s fashions sold this year will be a plus size – counted as 18 and over.

Retail analysts Verdict suggest the market for large sizes, particularly for clothes aimed at young women and teenagers, is the fastest-growing on the high street.

Supply and demand: The market for women's clothes in large sizes is growing fast. Here a model walks down the runway at the Plus-Sized Runway Show during New York Fashion WeekSupply and demand: The market for women’s clothes in large sizes is growing fast. Here a model walks down the runway at the Plus-Sized Runway Show during New York Fashion Week

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US: Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20 Category: DiabetesHome

21/3/11  www.washingtonpost.com

By Susan Brink
Kaiser Health News

John Perrone, 15, who has Type 2 diabetes, lifts weights at home in Winchester, Va. As an Eagle Scout project, he has developed a PowerPoint presentation on the disease that is aimed at youngsters.
John Perrone, 15, who has Type 2 diabetes, lifts weights at home in Winchester, Va. As an Eagle Scout project, he has developed a PowerPoint presentation on the disease that is aimed at youngsters.(For The Washington Post)
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Early-warning diabetes test hope Category: DiabetesHome

21/3/11  www.bbc.co.uk/

Blood test
Blood is collected and analysed to estimate future risk

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Want a quiet baby? Tuck into a steak during pregnancy Category: HealthHomeMeat & Poultry

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Can you eat your way to better sight? Category: HealthHome

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Japan earthquake: Radiation found in food near nuclear plant Category: ConsumerHealthHome

19/3/11 www.telegraph.co.uk

Radiation in milk and spinach has been found to exceed safe levels near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan nuclear crisis: Fukushima 50 fight nuclear fallout covered in duct tape

Steam rises from the number four unit of the Fukushima nuclear power plant  Photo: EPA
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UK: Health tourism: why the NHS became popular destination Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

19/3/11  www.telegraph.co.uk

By Martin Beckford

England’s NHS has become one of the world’s most popular destinations for “health tourists” in just over a decade.

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UK: Life expectancy on the rise ‘despite obesity epidemic’ Category: HealthHome

18/3/11  www.bbc.co.uk

Obese man measuring his waist
Health problems arising from obesity could cause life expectancies to alter

Life expectancy in the UK is on the rise, along with the rest of Europe, despite fears over the impact of obesity, a population expert has said.

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Cholesterol drugs could cut clots Category: HealthHome

17/3/11 www.bbc.co.uk

A blood clot
Blood clots stop bleeding, but can also be deadly
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