Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn Report says global firms are using sneaky tactics that jeopardise healthInclude lobbying governments to block health regulations against junk food Other methods include distorting research findings and paying large sums of money to form close relationships with health bodies By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:26 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 February 2013 Food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, warn researchers Leading food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, a damning report has claimed.

Waitrose in Twitter backlash: “I shop at Waitrose because… I don’t like being surrounded by poor people”

“I shop at Waitrose because… I don”t like being surrounded by poor people”: Internet jokers hijack “posh people”s supermarket” Twitter stuntSupermarket asks Twitter why people go there using the hashtag #WaitroseReasons but got some answers it will not have liked

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting to smoke at younger age

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting habit at increasingly younger age The World Health Organisation estimates tobacco kills around 6 million people a year worldwide60% of men in Russia and 52.9% of men in China smoke Most developing nations found to have low quit rates By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 More women than ever are starting to smoke as earlier in life, say scientists Women are increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages, according to a large international study which found 'alarming patterns' of tobacco use.

Why raisins are "just as good as energy bars" at keeping you going during a workout

Raisin' a sweat Why dried grapes are 'just as good as energy bars' at keeping you going during a workout | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 26 July 2012 With Olympic coverage hogging the TV schedules over the next fortnight, viewers might be tempted to reach for energy bars in pursuit of a more healthy lifestyle.

Woman who lost legs in 7/7 bombing after London Olympic party meant she caught later train makes Paralympic team

Woman who lost legs in 7/7 bombing on train she caught after celebrating London Olympics win makes Paralympic team 'I was one of the lucky ones,' says mother-of-one caught in 7/7 bombingSportswoman makes sitting volleyball team after losing legs in the terrorist attack | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 21 June 2012 A survivor of the July 7 suicide bombings said her dreams had come true after being picked to compete at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Having children does not encourage parents to eat healthier

Having children does NOT encourage parents to eat more healthily Couples 'may be influenced by fussy children' | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 1 May 2012 Parents are known for nagging their children to eat their greens, but a new study has found they don't apply their healthy eating advice to their own plates.

Coleen was slim and fit – but her daily chocolate habit gave her a heart attack

Coleen was slim and fit – but her daily chocolate habit gave her a heart attack | UPDATED: 21:39 GMT, 30 April 2012 Until the heart attack, Coleen Gill had no idea she had several risk factors Coleen Gill reached for an indigestion pill when she felt a burning sensation spread across the middle of her chest.

‘Rude awakening’ for Mac users as cyber attack infects 550,000 of Apple’s ‘virus free’ machines – with UK and U.S. worst hit

“Rude awakening” for Mac users as cyber attack infects 550,000 of Apple”s “virus free” machines – with UK and U.S. worst hit. Trojan has compromised 550,000 machines, claims Russian security firmAttack is “rude awakening” for Mac usersCyber threat infects machines via any of four million infected web pages.