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.

Will porn be banned in Europe? EU set to vote on internet crackdown

Will porn be banned in Europe EU set to vote on internet crackdownA report detailing the ban, was prepared by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityVoting by MEPs will take place next Tuesday By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:17 GMT, 8 March 2013 The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a proposal to ban all forms of pornography.

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking too much Coca-Cola

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking 'excessive' amounts of Coca-ColaPrime Minister challenged over high levels of sugar in junk foodLabour MP Keith Vaz warns of obesity epidemic By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 It is a problem which will be familiar to many parents: how to curb junk food. Today David Cameron lifted the lid on his own battle to stop his three children drinking too many fizzy drinks

Middle-aged women now drink even more than their daughters

Middle-aged women now drink even more than their daughters as doctors warn NHS is swamped by 'silent alcohol epidemic' Over 45s drink the most out of any female age group, shock figures revealMany professional women said to be 'drinking to forget' unhappy livesThey are knocking back more than nine units a week on average | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 30 December 2012 Middle-aged professional women are consuming more alcohol than teenage drinkers for the first time, official figures show. They reveal that those over 45 drink more than any other age group, putting their health at risk. At the same time, experts have warned that older women are becoming the biggest burden on the NHS because of alcohol-related conditions, including stroke, liver disease and cancer

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year. More than 800,000 cases have been confirmed since the summer, an 83 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Rachel Johnson: Forget the sympathy and counselling. Just lock up my burglar!

Forget the sympathy and counselling. Just lock up my burglar! | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 The last time I wrote about a crime in the family – after my younger son was relieved of his BlackBerry in London’s Holland Park in broad daylight – a certain local politician complained of me putting it about that the capital’s streets were in the grip of a ‘middle-class mugging epidemic’ ahead of an important election.

Sex texts epidemic: Experts warn sharing explicit photos is corrupting children

Sex texts epidemic: Experts warn sharing explicit photos is corrupting childrenA disturbing investigation has warned that children as young as 13 are routinely swapping intimate photos One boy told Channel 4 News that 'you would have seen a girl's breasts before you've seen their face'A girl told researchers that she gets asked for explicit pictures at least two or three times a week Censors were forced yesterday to announce a crackdown on depraved films amid fears they distort boys views on women | UPDATED: 07:36 GMT, 11 December 2012 Disturbing: A new report has found that boys and girls as young as 13 are routinely swapping explicit photos of themselves a practice known as 'sexting' Boys and girls as young as 13 routinely swap explicit pictures of themselves, a disturbing investigation reveals today. Children are now so sexualised the practice has become ‘mundane and mainstream’

Unmasked: The Indian text pest bombarding Britain with 500,000 spam messages a day

Unmasked: The Indian text pest bombarding Britain with 500,000 spam messages a day In a cafe by Euston station, tycoon brags to the Mail on Sunday of pocketing 7.50 every time you reply to his messagesBut UK law can't stop him… because he works from India | UPDATED: 22:42 GMT, 8 December 2012 This is the man who plagues half a million Britons a day with illegal spam texts telling them they are entitled to a refund for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). The IT boss makes millions by selling the numbers of British mobile phone users who respond to his spam messages to claims management companies for as little as 90p each.