Plans are underway in Sheffield to discuss a trial for a gastric balloon procedure for obese children. The trial is thought to be the first of its kind in children, previously being used for the treatment of obesity in adults. Obesity experts at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital are now considering (more…)
Purely Nutrition have won a major award from the Royal Society for Public Health, for their innovative and ambitious PhunkyFoods programme. The initiative aims to teach children up to 11 years old about healthy eating, in an attempt to reduce levels of childhood obesity. The Royal Society’s 2011 Health Promotion and Community Well Being Organisation and Partnership Awards have recognised (more…)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans have been used in the research of 82 babies while in the womb, to study levels of fat found in newborn babies. The results show that child obesity begins while a baby is still in the womb, and an overweight mum is more likely to give birth to a fat baby.
Professor Neena Modi led the study, and is the leading expert in (more…)
Recent warnings have emerged stating that computer games can damage children’s brains and can lead to a form of temporary dementia.
This warning has come (more…)
When you think about life insurance, it’s not usually children that spring to mind immediately. But, of course, it is children that will benefit from any form of life insurance and parents need to be more aware of the importance of life insurance than anyone else.
An insurance company in Massachusetts, USA, is currently giving away $50,000 worth of life insurance so that children whose parents work can benefit. Parents can apply for their free life insurance next week, on October 18th and 19th and two events held in New Caney and Humble.
Parents wishing to apply need to first make an appointment via telephone, calling 281-441-3754 and speaking to the ‘Family Promise of Lake Houston’.
Life insurance is something that all parents, especially in the UK, should be considering, if they haven’t already. There are many companies in the UK offering life insurance (sadly not for free, like this offer in the US), but when you think about how your children are to be cared for should the worst happen, it’s something you need to give some serious thought to.
Do you currently have life insurance? Do you know what will happen to your children in the event of your death?
America will introduce the first Sugar Addiction Awareness Day on 30th October 2011, to kick start Halloween. The day is being held to raise awareness of the qualities of sugar, which make it addictive to adults and children, and its impact on obesity levels, in particular childhood obesity. The introduction of the day has received (more…)
David Cameron has said that the government will consider the implementation of a ‘fat tax’ in the United Kingdom. As levels of obesity rise alarmingly, including childhood obesity, the government will have to look at ways to reduce costs to the health service and to also increase life expectancy.
Speaking to 5 News while being interviewed (more…)