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The slippery slope of a ‘quick fix’

We live in a world that demands instant gratification; in line with this, there is now a weight loss jab set to hit UK Pharmacy shelves this year. The jab,…

Lidl to remove cartoon characters from packaging: is it enough?

Lidl has announced plans to remove cartoon characters from the packaging of eight own-brand cereals in a bid to encourage healthier breakfasts. The change comes almost two years after the…

Are calorie-conscious candy companies too good to be true?

The increasing focus on healthy eating across the world is hard to ignore. In the US, the prevalence of obesity is increasing every year. As a result, for the past…

Jamie Oliver is right to liken childhood obesity to a war

Taken out of context, this assertion made by Jamie Oliver is at first bewildering, and then slightly ridiculous. ‘Child Obesity’ and ‘Islamic State’ (Isis) are not terms that regularly appear…

Taking steps towards responsibility in the Health Service

A study from Edinburgh Napier University has found that 70 per cent of nurses in Scotland are overweight. Edinburgh Napier’s School of Health & Social Care has ‘prescribed’ pedometers to…