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21 January 2013 09:13
Researchers have linked asthma in children and teenagers to fast food
Youngsters could be increasing the risk of asthma and eczema by eating junk food, according to new research. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood revealed children and teenagers who consume more than three portions of fast food each week have a greater risk of severe asthma and eczema.
A 39% increased risk of severe asthma was found among teenagers eating more than three servings of burgers, chips and pizza every week, while a 27% increased risk was discovered among children. Asthma can be particularly troublesome when on holiday as different climates can affect the disease in different ways, it is therefore important to take out specific
asthma travel insurance before jetting off.
Researchers looked at data concerning 319,000 13 and 14 year olds from 51 countries and 181,000 six and seven year olds from 31 different countries. The study was published in the respiratory journal Thorax.
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Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
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Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
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17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.