Unruly children? Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims psychologist Tanya Byron who says national sleep crisis "makes our children…

Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.

Obesity crisis over? Scientists discover way to turn bad fat into good fat

Obesity crisis over Scientists discover way to turn 'bad' fat into 'good' fat 'Bad' white fat stores energy while 'good' brown fat burns itExperts have turned white fat into brown fat by mimicking enzymes called sirtuins By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 Scientists have taken a leap forward in the battle against the bulge by discovering how to turn fat into muscle.

Why office workers burn off as many calories as their hunter-gatherer forebears

Good news for couch potatoes! Even using mod cons, we burn off as many calories as our hunter-gatherer ancestors | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 26 July 2012 It is news that will almost make couch potatoes jump for joy – lack of exercise is not to blame for the obesity crisis.

Britain"s obesity crisis: NHS spending 16m a year on 200 who are too fat to leave home

Britain's obesity crisis: NHS spending 16m a year on 200 who are too fat to leave homeBed-ridden and needing up to four heath worker visits a day, they cost an average of 80,000 a year each63st teenager Georgia Davis was rushed to hospital last week in operation needing 40 emergency workers On Saturday emergency services took eight hours to free 40st Russell Parkin after he fell ill at his home | UPDATED: 09:11 GMT, 30 May 2012 At least 200 people in the UK are costing the NHS 16million because weighing 35 stone and more they are too fat to leave their home, it has been claimed.

Obesity crisis in primary schools as one-in-five 11-year-olds are now grossly overweight

Obesity crisis in schools: How one child in three is too fat by the age of 11NHS data reveals 19 per cent of Year 6 children obeseLondon has highest proportion of obese childrenObesity more common in towns and cities than rural areas Obesity is also more common in towns and cities than rural areas, according to newly-released data One child in three is overweight when they leave primary school at the age of 11, alarming figures reveal. Almost a fifth are classed as obese, meaning they are so fat they risk knocking years off their lives. And the number of ten and 11-year-olds who fall into this category has risen by nearly 10 per cent in just four years, according to NHS data.

Dying people at risk in nursing shortage crisis

Dying people at risk in nursing shortage crisis as 500 posts remain empty500 more specialist nurses are needed Vacancy rate almost double that of five years ago Annual death toll predicted to hit 586,000 by 2030 A nursing crisis threatens the care of people who are dying, warns a leading health charity. The number of specialist palliative care nurses has fallen by almost seven per cent despite new NHS guidelines pledging 24/7 services for terminally ill patients. At least 500 more specialist nurses are needed as the number of people dying each year is predicted to hit 586,000 by 2030