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Iraq's Mosul Dam faces 'risk of catastrophic failure,' U.S. says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraq's Mosul Dam is facing a "serious and unprecedented risk of catastrophic failure with little warning," the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad warned on Sunday.<p>At the same time, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi played down the threat of a potential breach at the country's largest dam.<p>ISIS militants …

Middle East

US warns of 'tsunami wave' across Iraq if the Mosul Dam collapses

America warns of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths and government helpless to evacuate those in Islamic State-controlled areas<p>Iraq's Mosul Dam faces "unprecedented" risk of a "catastrophic failure" that would unleash a wave of water which could flatten cities and kill hundreds of thousands …

The US is urging Americans to leave Iraq before Mosul dam collapses

Iraqi officials have sought to play down the risk but Washington urged its citizens to make contingency plans now.<p>A U.S. security message cited estimates that Mosul, which is northern Iraq's largest city and under control of Islamic State insurgents, could be inundated by as much as 70 feet (21 …

Iraq's Biggest Dam Is At Risk of Bursting, U.S. Citizens Told to Make Evacuation Plans

The U.S. has warned its citizens in Iraq to prepare evacuation plans, in the event that the country’s largest hydro-electric dam collapses, putting …

A third of children overweight when they leave primary school

Public Health England reveal figures showing child obesity hotspots<p>One in three children are now either overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show.<p>Figures by Public Health England (PHE) revealed a number of hotspots where it has become the norm for an …

Fewer obese children starting school, but third leave overweight

Experts say downward trend is slight, pointing to growing gap between better and worse-off children, and urge government to wake up to obesity figures<p>Fewer obese children are starting in school reception classes in England, according to results from the school measurement programme, but a fifth …

Diabetes

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …

Inside the schools fighting childhood obesity with fitness

From schools on the move in Finland to workout Wednesdays in the US, we explore innovative ways schools are embedding activity into the day<p>Tackling childhood obesity is a global priority, and in many countries schools are playing an increasing role in getting students active. But with a packed …

Teaching

Michelle Obama Combats Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity 'an exploding nightmare', says health expert

World Health Organisation’s commission on childhood obesity finds 41 million under-fives overweight or obese<p>The number of children under five who are overweight or obese has risen to 41 million, from 31 million in 1990, according to figures released by a World Health Organisation commission.<p>The …

Diabetes

Sugar tax needed in war on obesity, WHO says

The World Health Organisations has called for the introduction of a sugar tax, warning that a failure to act will have 'major medical, social and economic consequences'<p>The World Health Organisation has called for the introduction of a "sugar tax" on soft drinks in a major report on childhood …

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

The risk is even higher if the mother was obese before she conceived.<p>(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests.<p>When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism risk for …

Autism

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …