10% of children are already obese by the time they start primary school

10% of children are ALREADY obese by the time they start primary school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 20 February 2013 One in 10 children are obese when they start school, worrying figures suggest.

Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents

Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents The patches are available to pupils from NHS nurses making fortnightly visits to schools in Essex Fears the patches could become a 'status symbol' among young schoolchildren By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 25 January 2013 Addiction: The NHS has been dishing out nicotine patches to schoolchildren as young as 12, it has emerged (FILE PHOTO) Nicotine patches are being handed out to schoolchildren as young as 12 on the NHS without their parents' knowledge, it has emerged.

Norovirus: Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of hospital wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high

Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last DecemberMore than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak beganA total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks aloneSchools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick | UPDATED: 03:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.

A third of primary school children are overweight or obese

The fat timebomb: A THIRD of primary school children are now overweight or obese New NHS figures show 33.9 per cent of year six pupils weigh more than they shouldFifth of children in reception also overweight or obese Pupils in urban areas more likely to be larger than those in towns and suburbs | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese, new figures suggest.

Children driven to school are slower learners than those who walk or cycle

On your bike! Children driven to school are slower learners than those who walk or cycle Children driven or bussed to school had poorer concentration levels than those who walked or cycled Impact of exercise so big it could advance a student up to half a year in their studies | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 26 November 2012 It is common sense that children who walk or cycle to school have a lower risk of obesity than those shuttled to and fro by car.

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren"t always as good as they look

Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren't always as good as they look | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 2 October 2012 Anyone who wears glasses knows they don’t tend to come cheap — the cost of frames, lenses, lens coatings and cases can mount up to hundreds of pounds.

Ostrich Pillow: Bizarre invention means people can nap anywhere – wearing a “pillow balaclava”

That”s a new way to catch 40 winks! Bizarre invention means people can nap anywhere – but it means wearing a “pillow balaclava” .Most of us have nodded off on the early morning train to work.

World"s smallest girl Charlotte Garside starts first day at primary school

'I was worried she could get hurt, but she's not as fragile as you'd think': World's smallest girl who measures just 68cm starts first day at primary schoolCharlotte Garside no bigger than newborn and smaller than favourite teddyFive-year-old was born was an extremely rare form of primordial dwarfismParents hope time at primary school will give her as normal a life as possibleMother: 'She is not the sort of person who will fade into the background' | UPDATED: 11:04 GMT, 24 September 2012 The world's smallest girl Charlotte Garside took a massive step this month after starting her first day at primary school.