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#Obesity

# obesity - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service
# Obesity
# Obesity

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service

Apr 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 17,483 Views 38 Comments

The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.

# obesity - Monday 15 April, 2013

HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country
# Child Obesity
# Child Obesity

HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country

Apr 15th 2013, 9:48 AM 5,359 Views 74 Comments

Calls have been made for the retail sector to remove vending machines from schools and the watershed for the advertisement of high fat foods to be increased to 9pm.

# obesity - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Apr 13th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,499 Views 8 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

# obesity - Monday 18 February, 2013

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising
# Obesity
# Obesity

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising

Feb 18th 2013, 10:24 AM 17,590 Views 41 Comments

The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.

# obesity - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Parents misjudging their children's weight, report shows
# Overweight
# Overweight

Parents misjudging their children's weight, report shows

Feb 12th 2013, 2:51 PM 8,405 Views 24 Comments

An expert from safefood said that assessing children’s body weight should be viewed in the same way as hearing or sight test.

# obesity - Thursday 7 February, 2013

How can Ireland reduce lifestyle-related cancer rates?
# Cancer
# Cancer

How can Ireland reduce lifestyle-related cancer rates?

Feb 7th 2013, 11:33 AM 8,807 Views 72 Comments

A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.

# obesity - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?

Feb 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 345 Views 51 Comments

Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.

# obesity - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?

Jan 17th 2013, 10:11 AM 10,284 Views 113 Comments

A new study shows risk factors for heart disease can be found in Irish children as young as 10, so should schools increase time spent on physical activities?

Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study
# Heart Disease
# Heart Disease

Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study

Jan 17th 2013, 8:11 AM 4,329 Views 13 Comments

The study of children from a Dublin primary school showed that 16 had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while six had high cholesterol.

# obesity - Saturday 12 January, 2013

'Healthy flag' for schools could combat obesity, says TD
# Obesity
# Obesity

'Healthy flag' for schools could combat obesity, says TD

Jan 12th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,686 Views 48 Comments

The flag could be run alongside the Green Flag programme in schools, said Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan.

# obesity - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

Jan 2nd 2013, 12:27 PM 7,411 Views 36 Comments

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

# obesity - Sunday 9 December, 2012

9 dieting gimmicks you should stop wasting money on
# Health
# Health

9 dieting gimmicks you should stop wasting money on

Dec 9th 2012, 12:00 PM 17,910 Views 53 Comments

No, really, put down those toning shoes.

# obesity - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 1st 2012, 5:00 PM 5,209 Views 5 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.

# obesity - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland
# Teenagers
# Teenagers

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Nov 29th 2012, 8:25 AM 33,495 Views 24 Comments

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

# obesity - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year
# Health
# Health

Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year

Nov 28th 2012, 7:34 AM 7,734 Views 67 Comments

Costs include healthcare, loss of productivity and work absenteeism.

# obesity - Monday 19 November, 2012

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Nov 19th 2012, 2:58 PM 9,132 Views 56 Comments

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

# obesity - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Nov 14th 2012, 8:30 PM 3,865 Views 14 Comments

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

# obesity - Monday 12 November, 2012

Obesity time bomb? It has already exploded, says expert
# Obesity
# Obesity

Obesity time bomb? It has already exploded, says expert

Nov 12th 2012, 3:48 PM 11,216 Views 35 Comments

The Obesity Clinic, a new two-part documentary tracking the lives of eight obese patients at a weight management clinic, starts on RTÉ tonight.

# obesity - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries

Oct 30th 2012, 3:36 PM 20,958 Views 77 Comments

Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.

# obesity - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Oct 15th 2012, 8:02 PM 8,344 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer
# Caledonian Life
# Caledonian Life

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Oct 15th 2012, 2:15 PM 9,459 Views 34 Comments

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

# obesity - Friday 12 October, 2012

New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children
# Advertising
# Advertising

New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children

Oct 12th 2012, 12:10 PM 5,039 Views 28 Comments

Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.

# obesity - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?

Oct 4th 2012, 12:06 PM 7,093 Views 44 Comments

A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.

# obesity - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 4,202 Views 10 Comments

The research was undertaken by Marie Curie Fellow Lydia Lynch at Trinity College Dublin, and showed the importance of ‘iNKT’ cells in managing obesity and diabetes.

# obesity - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Jul 28th 2012, 6:00 PM 6,762 Views 11 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

# obesity - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables
# Five A Day
# Five A Day

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables

Jul 24th 2012, 11:59 AM 5,837 Views 14 Comments

A non profit organisation in the US offers €1 dollar per day prescriptions to low income families so they can afford to buy their five a day.

# obesity - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report
# Calorie Counts
# Calorie Counts

Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report

Jul 4th 2012, 12:38 PM 4,317 Views 61 Comments

Dr James Reilly says food businesses have 6 months to introduce scheme on a voluntary basis, or face a compulsory introduction of it.

GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools
# Education
From The42
# Education

GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools

Jul 4th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,587 Views 4 Comments

The GAA players body have launched a Community Camp which they hope will lead to recognition of the importance of sport in society.

# obesity - Monday 2 July, 2012

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 152 Views 31 Comments

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?

# obesity - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: Calorie counts on menus? Not in my restaurant.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Calorie counts on menus? Not in my restaurant.

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:00 PM 83 Views 76 Comments

The suggestion that all restaurants could display calorie counts is farcical – and it won’t help tackle obesity, argues Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne.

# obesity - Thursday 21 June, 2012

# obesity - Monday 18 June, 2012

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'
# Better Shape Up
From The Daily Edge
# Better Shape Up

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'

Jun 18th 2012, 9:48 AM 2,107 Views 1 Comment

77 per cent of police in Rawalpindi are overweight – so the police chief now says waistlines cannot be above 38″.

# obesity - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows
# JUNK FOOD BAN
From The Daily Edge
# JUNK FOOD BAN

Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows

Jun 5th 2012, 6:20 PM 2,692 Views 10 Comments

Disney says it will no longer be sponsored by junk food.

# obesity - Friday 1 June, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.

Jun 1st 2012, 7:00 AM 157 Views 38 Comments

Kids across the country are seeing their parents spending time, energy and money on yo-yo diets and gimmicks. This isn’t good for them, writes Deirdre Cowman.

# obesity - Thursday 31 May, 2012

New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks
# Gulp
# Gulp

New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks

May 31st 2012, 12:55 PM 8,396 Views 66 Comments

NYC’s major Michael Bloomberg says he wants to ban the drinks from restaurants, cinemas and street stalls.

# obesity - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks
# Cancer
# Cancer

Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks

May 29th 2012, 10:07 AM 5,979 Views 8 Comments

A significant portion of the Irish population believe wearing a tight bra, a blow to the breasts and mobile phone usage are cancer risks.

# obesity - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman
# PIZZA SLICE
From The Daily Edge
# PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

May 24th 2012, 8:45 PM 6,901 Views 51 Comments

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# obesity - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

May 2nd 2012, 9:48 AM 2,716 Views 57 Comments

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# obesity - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study
# Obesity
# Obesity

Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study

May 1st 2012, 3:31 PM 5,750 Views 42 Comments

A new study indicates that women who are overweight are more likely to be passed over for jobs, receive smaller salaries and be given more menial tasks within an oragnisation.