Children who regularly eat meals with family more likely to get their five-a-day

Family meals aid five-a-day: Eating together at the table boosts children’s intact of fruit and vegetables Even just Sunday lunch can help improve diet, study showsTwo-thirds of London children don't eat enough fruit and veg | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Eating meals together as a family – even just once a week – boosts children’s fruit and veg intake to near the recommended five-a-day, a study has found.

Christian charity tells schoolchildren abortion "doubles risk of breast cancer"

Christian charity tells schoolchildren abortion 'doubles risk of breast cancer' Charity claims 93% of rape victims 'regret decision' to abort any subsequent baby | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 19 July 2012 Regret Lovewise claims 93 per cent of rape victims who abort 'regret their decision' A Christian charity has come under fire after it emerged it is teaching schoolchildren that abortion causes holes in the womb, depression and infection.

You"re more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you

Fat friends: You're more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you Obesity treatments for teenagers should take social influence from their peers into account, say researchers | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 10 July 2012 If you want to get slim, you may want to shed some of your larger friends, a new study suggests.

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain Nearly a quarter of all abortions in Britain are carried out on girls under the age of 20, a major report has revealed. The shocking figures, compiled by the EU, show British teenagers are far more likely than the average European youngster to have a termination. Those who compiled the report called for greater access to contraception, ‘youth-friendly’ sexual health services and better sex education in schools.

Children who miss lots of school days "may have chronic fatigue syndrome"

Children who miss lots of school days “may have chronic fatigue syndrome” Children who complain they’re too tired to go to school could have chronic fatigue syndrome, say researchers. They found some youngsters missing more than one-fifth of school time for ‘unexplained reasons’ had the condition. One in 100 children have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), suggests a new study, but two-thirds made ‘rapid progress’ back to normal school attendance after being diagnosed and treated