Healthy chicken shops to fight obesity

Child obesity is a "ticking time bomb", according to experts, with one in three children overweight by the time they leave primary school. There has been a big focus on how the government can tackle the issue - for example, next month the sugar tax comes into force. But a report from the charity arm of the world-famous Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals shows what can be achieved locally in urban areas. More than half of meals eaten outside the home come from takeaways and one fast food shop in the London Borough of Haringey has launched a range of healthier options including grilled chicken and baked potatoes. Staff at Tasters are trained to encourage young people to choose the new options and

Sea swimming 'increases illness risk'

Swimming in the sea substantially increases the chance of developing stomach bugs, ear aches and other illnesses, researchers have found. The University of Exeter Medical School and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology carried out the study. It concluded, compared to non-sea swimmers, the likelihood of developing an earache increases by 77% and for a gastrointestinal illness rises by 29%. As well as swimming, the risks also apply to water sports, such as surfing. Researchers reviewed 19 studies linking sea bathing to illness from the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway. They analysed results from more than 120,000 people. "In high-income countries like the UK, there is a perceptio

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Yew Tree Pharmacy

Yew Tree Pharmacy, 20 Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4LB.

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