Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are fuelling obesity

Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are 'fuelling obesity' Parents still encourage children to finish all their food, even though portion sizes have increased Means children can no longer tell when they are fullFathers are more likely to insist on clean plates than mothers and are more likely to pressurise sons By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 24 April 2013 Parents are still encouraging children to finish their food even though portions have got bigger Parents have long encouraged children to finish everything on their plates, not least because of guilt about wasting food.

A world first: British banker donates TWO vital organs – a lung and now and a kidney – to save life of his childhood sweetheart

A world first: British banker donates TWO vital organs – a lung and now and a kidney – to save life of his childhood sweetheartDavid Whaymand, 39, donates kidney 13 years after giving his wife a lungFirst known case of volunteer giving more than one organ | UPDATED: 22:15 GMT, 29 December 2012 Few gifts could be more precious than the one David Whaymand gave to his wife Carolyn this Christmas.

Christmas 2012: The hilarious awkward festive family photos bound to make even scrooge laugh out loud

Simply having a wonderfully awkward Christmas time! Festive family photos that'll make even the worst scrooge laugh out loud | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taking holiday photos can often be an awkward experience for the senders as well as the receivers. On some occasions the images come out looking picture perfect.

Irina Ionesco: French model who appeared naked in Playboy when she was 11 is suing her OWN MOTHER

French model who appeared naked in Playboy when she was just 11 is suing her OWN MOTHER for taking the picture | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 A French actress is suing her mother for taking pornographic pictures of her when she was a child – and passing them to Playboy. Eva Ionesco was the youngest ever model in the magazine when she was pictured naked aged 11. Now her photographer mother Irina has been ordered to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Eva for taking the explicit pictures of her in the 1970s, when she was between four and 12.

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

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: 18:29 GMT, 11 December 2012 Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers. A study of 4,200 children in Australia found those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for high-calorie beverages. This put them at risk of unhealthy weight gain, according to the research from Deakin University

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression Children and teenagers who saw arguments were significantly likelier to have mental health problemsResearchers have now devised a test to identify those at risk of depression so children can be helped earlier | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 Children who often see their parents having rows are at risk of depression, experts have warned.