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Too many babies overfed, experts fear

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's time to tackle over-eating from birth to make sure children get the best start in life, according to Public Health England. It comes as government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on feeding babies.That report suggests three-quarters of UK babies and toddlers may be eating more calories than they should.The same proportion weighed more than the ideal
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Fish oil for a healthy heart ‘nonsense’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a way simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in
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Five crocodiles in Monmouthshire dangerous animal hotspot

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Where in Wales would you find five crocodiles? Monmouthshire, of course Five crocodiles and ten venomous snakes that are being kept in Monmouthshire make it one of Wales' dangerous animal hotspots.A person in Swansea also keeps a puma for a pet, while there is an elephant in Carmarthenshire.Figures show 306 animals regarded as dangerous are kept privately in Wales, not on reserves or
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Scots watch more broadcast TV than the rest of the UK

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Strictly Come Dancing was the most-watched live TV programme. Actor Joe McFadden went on to win the show. Scots are watching more broadcast TV than the rest of the UK, according to broadcast regulator Ofcom.Last year Scots spent an average of three hours and 46 minutes tuning in to programmes as they were broadcast, 24 minutes more than the UK average.However, viewing is moving
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Water help for communities ‘running dry’ after heatwave

[ad_1] Image caption Farmer Sandy Tulloch's local burn is about a foot lower than normal and his spring is running dry Help is being offered to people on private water supplies whose springs and wells are drying up because of the warm weather. About 4% of Scotland's population is "off-mains" and the Scottish government says there is a growing risk of them running dry.Ministers will make funds available to local
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Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement

[ad_1] An MP who is on maternity leave has accused the government of a breach of trust over a key House of Commons vote on Brexit.Lib Dem Jo Swinson was "paired" with Tory chairman Brandon Lewis so she could be at home with her baby son during the Trade Bill vote.This should mean neither MP votes so their absences cancel each other out.But Mr Lewis did vote with the government
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Silent 999 call ‘myth must be debunked’, review says

[ad_1] Image copyright via Facebook Image caption Karen Catherall made a brief 999 call before her death The "urban myth" that silent 999 calls will bring help must be debunked, a report into a woman's murder has said.Karen Catherall, 45, from Gwernaffield, Flintshire, was strangled by a man she met on the Plenty of Fish dating site in September 2014.A review said she made a 12-second silent call before Darren