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


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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.

Parents of medical student who died after taking weight loss pills reveal daughter was the "happiest she had ever been"


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Parents of medical student who died after taking weight loss pills reveal daughter was the 'happiest she had ever been'Leeds University student Sarah Houston, 23, found dead in her bedroom The bulimia sufferer had secretly been taking banned weight loss aidDNP is used as a pesticide and traces of it were discovered in her blood ” class=”blkBorder” /> Games: The medical student plays in the street with local children in Guatamala during a visit in July 2012 Shame: Sarah was a beautiful, bright young woman, but always 'suffered from her image, her mother said On Monday, coroner David Hinchliff told an inquest it was ‘entirely’ responsible for her death last September when she collapsed in her room at the University of Leeds.

Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley granted "quickie" divorce from wife after 57 years of marriage


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Labour's 80-year-old former deputy leader Roy Hattersley is granted a 'quickie' divorce from his wife after 57 years of marriageGiven a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 Couple had not lived together for five yearsGranted because he would now find it intolerable to live with Molly By Jill Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 13 April 2013 Veteran Labour politician Roy Hattersley was given a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 from his wife of 57 years. Baron Hattersley in his full name of Roy Sydney George was granted a decree nisi at London's High Court because of the irretrievable breakdown of his 1956 marriage to wife Edith Mary known as Molly.

"Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet": Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F-word


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'Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet': Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F word0.7% of all English spoken language is swearingMany children learn swear words before the alphabetBad language dates to Romans and Anglo-Saxons By Hugo Gye and David Gardner PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet, according to a new book that examines bad language and its origins. English speakers also use a curse word on average once in every 140 words, roughly the same proportion as the first person plural pronouns such as ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our.’ The surprising preponderance of swearing in everyday language probably explains why the majority of children know at least one obscene word by the age of two, says language expert Dr. Mellissa Mohr, from Stanford University in California.

Protestants "work harder" and their mental wellbeing more affected when out of work


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Protestants 'work harder' and their mental wellbeing is more affected when they are unemployedPeople in Protestant countries feel guilty about time off150,000 people in 82 countries quizzed Findings suggest economic downturn hit Britain harderJoblessness more likely to lead to depression By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 8 April 2013 People in Protestant countries work harder because they feel guiltier about taking time off, a study has found. And while unemployment generally makes all people unhappy, it is twice as likely seriously to affect the mental wellbeing of Protestants as those of other denominations.

South African university apologise for running survey saying white people are "more attractive" than black people


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South African university apologises for running survey saying white people are 'more attractive' than black people University of Cape Town student newspaper Varsity conducted the pollFound that 38% think white people were the most attractiveAfrican people came last with only 8% of the vote Student bodies and human rights activists have criticised the article.

Father delivers his own baby son in hotel bedroom after his wife was turned away from top hospital


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First-time mother turned away from hospital because she was 'not in full labour' gives birth in nearby hotel bathroom University College Hospital midwife tells mother she was not in full labour Couple checked-in to nearby four-star Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel Despite repeated calls to hospital, couple advised it was 'still too early'Father Richard delivers son George Reggie Eades in hotel bathroomParamedics attended to couple and baby after the unusual labour By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 15:28 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 5 April 2013 A first-time mother gave birth to her son in a hotel bathroom aided by just her husband after the couple were turned away from a leading hospital. George Reggie Eades was born into the unusual surroundings after a midwife at University College Hospital, London, told his mother Michelle Booth that she was not in full labour and there was 'nowhere for us to go'

LoFi Fisheye Digicam: Orders flood in for tiny digital camera invented by student Greg Dash


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Orders flooding in for tiny fish-eye digital camera dreamed up by student, 25, who couldn't afford to buy pricey lens Greg Dash, 25, has sold 290 of his miniscule cameras in the first monthAll but wiped out seven years' worth of student debt in just four weeks65 camera is small enough to fit in the palm of its user's hand By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 16:15 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 3 April 2013 Student debt: Greg Dash, 25, said he has taken 290 pre-orders for his 65 cameras in just one month Student and photography buff Greg Dash was inspired to create his own tiny fish-eye camera after finding his budget wouldn't stretch to a pricey new lens.

Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier


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Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 3 April 2013 Putting an organic label on ordinary foods can trick shoppers into believing that they are healthier, taste better and have fewer calories, new research suggests. Known as the 'health halo effect', previous studies have shown that we perceive foods labelled as organic to be healthier. Now, scientists at New York’s Cornell University have found the label can influence much more than health views – perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'.

Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years: Obesity, smoking and drinking to blame


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Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years – and obesity, smoking and drinking are to blame But the rise among women is just 6 per cent, says Cancer Research UKThe biggest rise was seen among people in their 60s and 70sDisease is linked to factors such a lack of fibre and too much red meatSome experts also believe the link with obesity seems to be stronger in men By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 23:23 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42 GMT, 2 April 2013 Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, new figures have revealed. But the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains a mystery, although it is replicated in other countries.