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Dip in nation's salt consumption

  •  15 Apr, 2014

People eating less salt in their diets has led to a fall in the number of heart disease deaths in England, a study suggests.

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Many don't recognise they are obese

  •  08 Apr, 2014
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Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of early death by failing to recognise they are obese, a report suggests.

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Call for tax hike on cigarettes

  •  12 Mar, 2014
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Anti-smoking campaigners have urged Chancellor George Osborne to increase the tobacco "tax escalator" from 2% to 5% above inflation year-on-year when he announces his Budget next week.

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High protein diet as bad as smoking

  •  05 Mar, 2014
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Middle-aged people who eat a lot of animal protein may be increasing their risk of dying from cancer by as much as those who smoke a packet of cigarettes every day, a new study suggests.

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Data shows fattest towns and cities

  •  06 Feb, 2014
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Cumbria is officially the fattest county in England, according to data collated for the first time.

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ASA bans 'misleading' e-cig advert

  •  05 Feb, 2014
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advertising a brand of electronic cigarettes after concerns were raised over similarities with a major stop smoking campaign.

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Unusual funerals a growing trend

  •  03 Feb, 2014
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An emerging tendency for people to plan ahead for their funeral has sparked a trend towards increasingly unusual ceremonies.

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E-cigarette ban for under-18s

  •  27 Jan, 2014
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It will be illegal for under-18s to buy electronic cigarettes under new legislation proposed by the government.

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Two million eligible for weight ops

  •  22 Jan, 2014
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Over two million adults in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery, say experts, as the obesity epidemic shows no sign of slowing down.

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Warning over UK 'obesity crisis'

  •  14 Jan, 2014
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Experts have warned that a "doomsday scenario" about British obesity rates set out in a report may actually underestimate the scale of crisis.

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