Number of children who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one year

Number of children under 16 who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one yearAbout 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 started to smoke in 2011This is a sharp rise from 157,000 in 2010The figure equates to 567 children taking up the habit each dayCharity urges Government to put all cigarettes in plain standardised packs By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 06:46 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 Worrying: The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests.

Ready meals better for you than TV chefs recipe: Dishes created by star cooks Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson contain more calories than TV dinners

Ready meals ‘better for you than TV chef’s recipe’: Dishes created by star cooks contain more calories than TV dinners Health warnings should be on cooking programmes, say researchersStudy compared nutritional content of chefs' recipes and ready mealsNo meal met all of WHO’s recommendations for a balanced healthy meal | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 17 December 2012 If you feel guilty about eating a ready meal while watching TV chefs making something from scratch, don’t worry – your food’s probably healthier than theirs.

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow Law bans the use of logos, brand imagery, colours and promotional textAll tobacco packaging will be brown with the brand name barely visible Graphic health warning will cover at least 85% of all tobacco packaging | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Australia will tomorrow become the first country in the world to strip all tobacco products of branding – leaving just standardised packs covered with graphic health warnings.

My anorexia was fuelled by celebrity magazines: Victim demands ban on airbrushed photographs

My anorexia was fuelled by celebrity magazines: Victim demands ban on airbrushed photographs Rachel Johnson weighed little more than four stone during four-year battle with eating disorder 20-year-old idolised super-slim models and celebrities from the age of 13 She is now calling on the Government to ban airbrushing in magazines and adverts that are aimed at children | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 30 April 2012 Three years ago Rachael Johnston was given just 48 hours to live after a four-year battle with anorexia left her weighing a mere 4 stone.