Salt-filled sandwiches! Lunches from High Street chains have same amount as ten packets of crispsWrap from EAT contained 4.8g of salt while Pret a Manger wrap had 4.6gA 32.5g bag of Walkers Ready Salted crisps contained less than 0.5gResearchers found high salt levels in more than half of 664 tested dishesThree Pizza Hut dishes contained maximum daily allowance of 6g of saltAverage salt consumption in UK is 8.1g amid calls for suppliers to cut levels By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 12 March 2013 Sandwiches sold by leading High Street food chains contain as much salt as ten bags of crisps, health campaigners have warned. A Peking duck wrap from EAT was found to contain 4.8g of salt, while a Swedish meatball hot wrap from Pret a Manger contained 4.6g of salt. In contrast, a 32.5g bag of Walkers Ready Salted crisps contained less than 0.5g of salt.
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Britain drops two places in Euro standard of living table as nation falls behind Germany and Austria New figures show the UK slipping down the European league tableBritain now ranked sixth, down from fourth in 2010Families have only 19 days worth of savings if breadwinner loses job | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Britain has slipped down the European league table on living standards as families continue to feel the pinch of the economic downturn. An in-depth analysis by the EU measured material consumption in 37 European countries, including both private purchases and state spending, to give an accurate measurement of how well off people really are.
Women drinkers 'pass on bad habits to their teenage children' | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Mothers who drink heavily risk passing down their bad habits to their children, warns a think-tank. Teenagers whose mothers ‘always’ drank were nearly twice as likely to have alcohol problems in adulthood, it said. The authors added that ministers should focus more on parenting instead of minimum pricing to tackle binge drinking
Britain will be 'swamped' by TB unless high-risk immigrants are routinely given blood tests, experts warn 9,000 cases of tuberculosis in the UK last year – up 5% on the year beforeImmigrants currently screened using chest X-rayBut experts argue this 100-year-old method only spots people with advanced disease, meaning many with no symptoms are missedCalling for blood test used in the U.S. to be standard test | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 7 December 2012 Britain will be 'swamped' by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease A leading doctor has warned that Britain will be ‘swamped’ by tuberculosis unless new measures to diagnose the disease in immigrants are introduced
Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate School letter tells parents homemade donations will not be accepted Headteacher said advice in letter had followed the council’s guidelines | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 4 December 2012 Stunned parents will not be able to donate homemade cakes and buns to a primary school Christmas fair because of new health and safety rules.
Mon dieu! Just one in five French quaff a glass of wine per day as fizzy drinks and fruit juice push it off the table Study by French Ministry of Agriculture reveals major fall in consumptionAverage French person now consumes equivalent of a glass per dayHealth concerns and economic worries blamed for fall in popularity | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 30 November 2012 There are many foods that you might think of as quintessentially French: baguettes, snails, a slice or two of fromage, garlic, onions and of course frogs’ legs.