Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councils


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Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councilsThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council back report which could make 'significant' savings for the public purse By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants have been warned they could lose handouts if they refuse to get fit.

Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat, sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity, warn experts


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Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat – sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity Survey of mothers found mothers overfeed their children as they cannot see they are too heavy Australian research found 32 per cent of toddlers in the study were fat, but only four per cent were recognised by mothers as having a problemRapid early weight gain before the age of two makes a child three times more likely to be obese later in life By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:29 GMT, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 28 December 2012 Deluded mothers are overfeeding their children because they are unable to tell if they are too chubby, new research suggests.

Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her


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Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her Trinny suffers from a severe form of bone disease called Fibrous dysplasiaThe tumour is benign but has grown so quickly it has blinded her in one eye and threatens to strangle her if no action is takenMother has praised her daughter who has bravely dealt with condition for half her lifetime | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 An eight-year-old girl with a football-sized facial tumour is to have pioneering surgery before it strangles her.

A nature walk away from gadgets can boost brain power by half


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A walk outdoors away from gadgets can boost brain power by half Researchers found that adults performed much better in a creative test after spending four days outdoors disconnected from modern technology It can boost brain power by as much as 50 per centAdults in Britain spend an average of 3.5hours watching TV – 15 per cent of their life | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 Next time you are confronted with a complex problem, don’t worry – the answer could lie at the bottom of your garden.

While you were sleeping: The baby sock that monitors your child"s breathing, giving anxious parents peace of mind


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While you were sleeping: The baby sock that monitors your child's breathing, giving anxious parents peace of mindIt works by strapping around an infant’s foot and measuring heart rate and blood-oxygen levelsScientists hope the device could help cut the number of cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndromes – or cot deaths | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Most new parents have spent sleepless nights, worrying whether their child is breathing properly while tucked up in their cots.

Med Contour: The flab zapper that could spell the end of liposuction


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Kelly had 2in trimmed off her waist and back – without the need for surgery.

The £1.2million motorhome with a state-of-the-art kitchen, luxury entertainment system and storage for a supercar


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The £1.2million motorhome with a state-of-the-art kitchen, luxury entertainment system… and storage for a supercar. Luxury bus boasts special “garage” so owner can store supercar for use on tripsBuyers can choose the state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings they want to customise their vehiclePrices for the bus start at around £750,000 and rise to about £1.2 millionOrders have been received from wealthy buyers around the world

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk


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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French universityRussia”s decision could be followed by other nationsExperts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two yearsThe findings found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damageThe same trials also found minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup Both the GM corn and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto

Parkinson"s disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording


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Parkinson's disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording A team at MIT has developed a computer programme that is able to recognise the tremors, breathiness and weakness in the voiceThese symtpoms are thought to be early indicators of the degenerative conditionStudy leader Dr Max Little is building up a database of 10,000 voices to support his project | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012 Leaving a simple phone message could help spot the early signs of Parkinson’s years before serious symptoms develop, say scientists.

Thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment


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The great hospital robbery: Defibrillators, baby heart monitors, even beds – thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 25 September 2012 You may think that even the lowest, most callous criminal would draw the line at stealing life-saving medical equipment such as baby heart monitors and emergency resuscitation systems from NHS hospitals.