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A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '

A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '

Image copyright Getty Images A third of people in the UK underestimate how many calories they are eating, according to an analysis of Office of National Statistics data. It suggests British men eat more than 3,000 a day while claiming to eat 2,000. And women say they eat about 1,500 while consuming nearly 2,500. The […]

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Religious groups have condemned a bill in Iceland’s parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical reasons. The draft law would impose a six-year prison term on anyone guilty of “removing part or all of the [child’s] sexual organs”, arguing the practice violates the child’s rights. Jewish and Muslim leaders however have […]

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have taken the first steps towards what they say could become a new blood and urine test for autism. Their study tested children with and without the condition and found higher levels of protein damage in those with the disorder. The researchers said the tests could lead ultimately to the […]

Is loneliness affecting your health?

Loneliness, or feeling that you have no one you can really talk to, affects most people at some point and is associated with poorer physical and mental well-being. Now BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind have launched the BBC Loneliness Experiment, an online survey to increase understanding of a major issue facing society today. […]

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat you need to know about bread A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the […]

'I forgot my mum had died'

After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again. Source link

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Image copyright Getty Images The life expectancy gap between England’s richest and poorest neighbourhoods has widened since 2001, a report says. On average, a boy born in one of the most affluent areas will outlive one born in one of the poorest by 8.4 years. That was up from 7.2 years in 2001, the Longevity […]

Organ donations rising across the UK

Organ donations rising across the UK

Image copyright NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT A record 170 organ donations took place across the UK in January, resulting in more than 400 life-saving transplants. The rise in numbers comes as the NHS is running a public consultation into whether England should follow Wales and introduce an opt-out donation scheme. The online consultation has so […]

Taking control

Taking control

Image copyright Getty Images / Sofie Hartley Sofie is 27 and has been suffering with endometriosis since she was a teenager. Now she’s told Newsbeat she wants a total hysterectomy – an operation to remove her womb – to help ease the symptoms of her condition. Lena Dunham – who’s suffered with endometriosis for years […]

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says

Image copyright Getty Images A transgender woman has been able to breastfeed a baby in the first recorded case of its kind, researchers say. The 30-year-old wanted to breastfeed after her pregnant partner said she did not want to do it herself, according to the Transgender Health journal. She was able to breastfeed after taking […]

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