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Tobacco crackdown to ensure ‘we no longer see smoking as a part of life’, says Lansley

New legislation comes into force today aimed at cutting down the number of people who smoke. The new law will prevent large shops and supermarkets displaying tobacco products to the public. Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, told the BBC today that the new law was an attempt to reduce the number of young people who smoke,

‘She should be playing with dolls, it’s shocking’: Colombian girl, 10, gives birth to baby daughter

A 10-year-old Colombian girl has sparked outrage after becoming one of the world’s youngest ever mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter. The girl, a member of an indigenous tribe called the Wayuu who are based in the La Guajira Peninsula in the north of the country, was 39 weeks pregnant when she underwent

The million-to-one black and white twins Kian and Remee

One is black and has big brown eyes. The other is a blue-eyed blonde with the palest of skin. They might share the same cheeky smile, but side by side, they could hardly look less alike. Yet remarkably, Kian and Remee are twins, born a minute apart. The pair owe their appearance to a one

Antibiotics fueling rise in childhood asthma

childhood asthma

Antibiotics may increase the risk of children suffering from debilitating asthma. Experts say widely-used antibiotics disrupt intestinal bacteria, which in turn damages youngsters’ immune systems and raises their risk of developing allergic asthma. This is the most common form of asthma and is triggered by irritants such as pollen, dust mites or mould. University of

Lizzie Velasquez Stays Skeletal Despite Nonstop Eating

Lizzie Velasquez Stays Skeletal Despite Nonstop Eating

For many people, the idea of eating whatever you want without gaining weight sounds like a dream. But it’s a life long battle for Lizzie Velasquez, a skeletally thin 21-year-old from Austin, Texas who is unable to put on weight even though she consumes 5,000 to 8,000 calories a day, according to the English paper