Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years


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Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years Largest drop in deaths for young adults was for leukaemiaToday over 80 per cent of young people will survive cancerHowever little progress has been made for the rarer forms of cancer By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 25 March 2013 The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer has almost halved in the last three decades, figures show.

Early to bed and rise won"t make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earners


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Early to bed and early to rise won't make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earnersUniversity of Madrid researchers tested nearly 1,000 teenagersEarly risers do well at school but are outstripped by night owls at work By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:16 GMT, 25 March 2013 They are most likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise, according to the old adage.

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


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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.

Unruly children? Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims psychologist Tanya Byron who says national sleep crisis "makes our children…


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Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.

Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing


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Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing A new guide has been drawn up for children aged between four and 16Decades of eating fast food and a couch-potato culture blamed Girls of 11 are an average four inches wider around the waist By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 00:05 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Clothing chains have been forced to rip up their sizing system for children to reflect the fact youngsters are now taller, wider and heavier.

Tears and tantrums in childhood raise risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle age (especially in girls)


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Tears and tantrums in childhood raise risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle age (especially in girls) Girls who experienced distress as seven-year-olds had a 31% increased risk of heart disease in their 40sPersistent unhappiness is known to activate the stress response in the body By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 4 February 2013 Ongoing feelings of distress during childhood could raise the risk of heart attacks and stroke in middle age Children who are prone to having tantrums could be at higher risk of heart disease when they hit middle age, say researchers.

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.

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


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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.

Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks


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Is SALT making children fat Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks Two thirds of children consumed sugar sweetened drink in the studyIn this group the more salt they consumed the more sugary beverages they drankThe children who consumed more than one sugary drink per day were 34% more likely to be overweight | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 11 December 2012 Sweetened: Those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for sugary drinks Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers.

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline


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Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to ChildLine Child hospital admissions caused by ‘intentional harm with a sharp object’ up 132 per cent in a decadeCharity blames growing family problems for spike in self-harming among the young | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 5 December 2012 Children are turning to self-harm as a result of deepening family problems, a leading charity said yesterday.


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