Norovirus: One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 The winter vomiting bug has claimed another 141,000 victims in the last week, pushing the annual total up to more than 1.1million.

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as risk of disease continues to grow

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as threat of disease continues to grow Risk of men developing cancer in their lifetime will rise from 44 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years time, according to predictionsForms of cancer most likely to affect people are skin, bowel and prostateAround 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010, Cancer Research UK said | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 Half of Britain's male population will be likely to face a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts have predicted.

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.

More than half of 14 and 15 year old girls are unhappy with their figures despite being healthy or underweight

More than half of 14 and 15 year old girls are unhappy with their figures despite being healthy or underweight | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 23 July 2012 The study found 58% of female pupils in Year 10 would like to diet, despite most already being a healthy weight Schoolgirls as young as 12 are unhappy with their weight and some are skipping meals in an effort to be skinnier, a study has found.

Toddlers who watch too much TV risk adding inches to their waistlines later in life

Toddlers who watch too much TV risk adding inches to their waistlines later in life | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 16 July 2012 Every extra hour of television that a toddler watches weekly takes a toll on their waist size and athletic ability by the time they turn ten, claim scientists.

Parents furious as girls, 13, given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge

Parents furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge Devices temporarily prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the bloodIn 2011, 1,700 girls aged 13/14 were fitted with implants Under 'patient confidentiality' rules, school staff are banned from seeking permission of parents beforehand Girls as young as 13 are being given contraceptive implants at school without their parents’ knowledge.