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Obesity in childhood

Obesity in childhood

children, Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Fitness, Food, Health, Medical, NHS, Obesity, Sport, youth
The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.   Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).  Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.  Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Breaking News, International, Sports
The unanimous decision will exclude the country from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup. Russia’s anthem and flag will not be permitted at sporting competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), stated: “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.” However, athletes can participate under a neutral flag if cleared by anti-doping authorities. The decision follows after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was confirmed in breach of tampering with laboratory data. They were forced to hand over the investigation to Wada
Russia’s four year global sporting ban “not enough” according to WADA Vice President Linda Helleland

Russia’s four year global sporting ban “not enough” according to WADA Vice President Linda Helleland

Breaking News, Sport
This morning, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) imposed a four year ban on Russia that will prevent the country from participating in all global sporting events including 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Russian athletes unaffected by the doping scandal wanting to compete during the ban will be able to do so under a neutral flag. The 2020 European Championships are excluded from the ban, meaning that Russia, who will host matches in St. Petersburg, will be allowed to compete. The long awaited decision comes after the agency officials were permitted entry into a Moscow laboratory and discovered evidence of result manipulation. Russia has 21 days to appeal the ruling via the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is expected to do so. Speaking o...
Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Breaking News, Health, Medical, Sport, Sports, tragedy
An Article by Benedict Steininger. Amora Afobe, two-year-old daughter of football star Benik afobe passed away surrounded by her family, following a series of complications and an “unexpected infection” on Friday. Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe released a statement, describing that both him and his family are left “devastated and heartbroken”, resulting the recent death of daughter Amora. Following an infection encountered on Friday, both parents brought Amora to a nearby hospital. The toddler past away after serious complications faced. Although the statement explains, that the doctors tried absolutely everything to save Amora’s life, her death still raises questions of the nature of complications and infection. How serious can infections be in today’s world for tod
Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Entertainment, London, Media, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Sport
After Manchester City's Raheem Sterling highlighted headlines by the Mailonline as examples of racist rhetoric, many media commentators have come out to support the young footballer's accusations. On Saturday Chelsea Football Club made a public statement that they were investigating reports into alleged racial abuse against Raheem Sterling by Chelsea fans watching the weekend’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. A video circulating online after the game appeared to show one fan in the Matthew Harding Stand shouting racist slurs in the direction of Sterling as he went to collect the ball. In response to the abuse, Sterling released a statement accusing some sections of the media of helping to ‘fuel racism’ with their portrayal of young black footballers. In
Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

Sport, Sports, Uncategorized
West Brom Manager Tony Pulis has been fired following his sides' heavy 4-0 defeat by Chelsea over the weekend. The Baggies have won just twice in their last 21 league games, causing the club to plunge even closer to the relegation zone. Club Chairman John Williams stated: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club.” "We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing. We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony's contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours."   #Pulis now sacked from #WestBromwichAlbion, its been coming. After all football is a
Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Fitness, Gender, Health, Sport
Alice* is a senior lecturer in a very traditional career. She has been in the academia for ten years now, but since 2015 she is also performing as Zumba instructor. According to several researches and the campaign #ThisGirlCan, Zumba is an excellent exercise for people’s body and mind. Still, Alice does not want to disclose her hobby as she fears being taken less seriously in her work environment. It's Tuesday evening and Alice arrives in London wearing a formal office outfit. She just got off from the train that brings her to the city after a long commute. Alice has to change clothes quickly, she has a Zumba class to teach in half an hour. “It’s always nice to come when you have a Zumba class in the evening”. Alice did her PhD in London, got a full time job and then a position as
Cyclists’ safety first: intelligent bike helmets warn of accidents

Cyclists’ safety first: intelligent bike helmets warn of accidents

Health, News, Sport, Tech
Twelve cyclists crash with motor vehicles in London each day, a new study reveals. Can smart bike helmets as developed by Volvo help to keep cyclists safe?  Reporter: Danae Diz Sub-editor: Hussein Abdel Fattah   A new helmet for cyclists, revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, is designed to make cycling a much more safer experience. The helmet spots imminent crashes through a sensor, which informs the cyclist when they are in the blind spot of a car, prompting them to move aside to avoid a collision. 50% of the cyclist deaths in London happen because of car driver's blind spots, a new major study by insurer Aviva has revealed. The prototype was designed and developed by car maker Volvo and works with a popular fitness monitoring app tha