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Obesity: A growing problem for England

Obesity: A growing problem for England

Health, Investigations, Specials
Almost two-thirds of adults (64%) in England are overweight or obese, a recent study by the NHS has found. The study also found that almost a third (30%) of children aged 2-15 were overweight or obese, with 17% of them who were obese. Tracy Parker, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation told the Voice of London that the findings paint a “troubling picture of people living in poor health” due to a range of lifestyle factors, including smoking and an unhealthy diet. She said it is “especially concerning that obese children are more likely to be obese adults”, as this, coupled with “spiralling diabetes rates” could lead to “thousands more people suffering heart attacks and strokes in the coming years." Mrs Parker believes that “greater availability of cheap calorie d
People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

Environment, Featured, Health, Specials
“There should be a pause on people having children. That’s a sacrifice that should be made. I wish that families would take a second before deciding to have their own biological children. It is a sacrifice that should be made for the sake of the environment”, Ellen, 29. An investigation by Voice of London has revealed that climate change is becoming a more important factor behind the decision of some people not to have children. Even though the discussion around Global Warming has increased significantly in recent times, the effort we - as human race - are putting to tackle it is mostly inappropriate, as recent studies show. The World Meteorological Organization has recently claimed that “2018 is on course to be the 4th warmest year on record. This would mean that the past four year
Palm oil: The global killer

Palm oil: The global killer

Health, Lifestyle
Doubtlessly, the palm oil demand has surged in recent years. From soap to soup, almost everything in your home contains palm oil. The oil is plant-based, therefore, it’s seen as healthy and vegan but is it actually harmless? Today, with more than 3.5 million Brits identifying themselves as vegans it is clearly seen that vegetable-based lifestyle is more popular than ever. Some claim that palm oil cannot be compatible with the cruelty-free lifestyle, while others think that since it is not an animal product, its use is justified. In The Guardian, George Monbiot defined palm oil plantations as “the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st century.” So, before jumping to conclusions, there are some facts that everyone - vegan or not - needs to know. What is Palm oil? Palm oil
Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Every day is Espresso Day in the UK

Business, Featured, Food, Lifestyle
We're drinking 95 million cups of coffee a day — and there's definitely a catch. It keeps us from tearing out our hair on our morning commutes and can help us live longer. While most of the UK spends today hitting the high streets, a large part of the population will unknowingly be celebrating another unofficial holiday -- National Espresso Day. But given the UK’s apparent love for coffee, every day may as well be declared as National Espresso Day. According to The British Coffee Association, 95 million cups of coffee are consumed by the country each day. Whether it be a flat white, macchiato, or instant grounds, the coffee bean is responsible for the espresso in our drinks and the caffeine in our veins. The demand for coffee is so high that a 2018 report by the Allegra W
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