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AS PE - Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)

US moves to ban trans fats in foods

<b>US food safety officials have taken steps to ban the use of trans fats, saying they are a threat to health.</b><p>Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, are no longer "generally recognised as safe", said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).<p>The regulator said a ban could prevent 7,000 …

Nutrition

Most adults don't exercise enough, research finds

<b>Most adults in England are risking their health by failing to get enough exercise, research suggests.</b><p>A University of Bristol-led study found 80% failed to meet the government target of taking moderate exercise at least 12 times in a four-week period.<p>Better-off and better-educated adults were most …

Chronic Disease

Did the London Olympics boost the nation's health?

<b>The sporting success enjoyed by the likes of Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu this summer has been a sweet reminder of last year's Olympics.</b><p>But while London's bid was based on its ability to run successful Games, the legacy, particularly in raising participation in sport, was important …

Andy Murray

Lewes bonfire celebrations: 14 arrests and 86 people injured

<b>Eighty six people were treated by ambulance crews and 14 people arrested during Lewes' bonfire celebrations.</b><p>Two people were detained for throwing fireworks and 12 were held for public order offences during the event.<p>About 30,000 people watched the six bonfire societies with flaming torches and …

Anti-Social Behaviour

In pictures: Lewes bonfire procession

Emergency Medicine

Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

<b>Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found.</b><p>The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.<p>Physical …

London School of Economics

Pupils breakfasting on energy drinks

<b>One in 20 teenage pupils goes to school on a can of energy drink instead of a good breakfast, a survey suggests.</b><p>A third of UK teenagers eat unhealthy breakfasts such as fry-ups or crisps, the poll of 2,000 youngsters aged between 12 and 18 suggests.<p>Four out of 10 skip breakfast altogether to lose …

Diets

Cycling: London to host 2016 Track World Championships

<b>London has been chosen as the host of the 2016 Track World Championships.</b><p>The capital city's velodrome, where Great Britain picked up nine Olympic medals in 2012, will be the venue for the annual event.<p>"This is another great coup for British sport and a real legacy from London 2012," said Minister …

Match-fixing: Ex-Fifa security chief wants global intelligence body

<b>Football needs a global body to deal with match-fixing because the game is in "crisis", according to Fifa's former head of security Chris Eaton.</b><p>Police in Singapore have arrested 14 people said to be part of a gang involved in global football match-fixing, including the alleged leader.<p>Officials said …

Match Fixing

Women's football: best man for the job?

There's one thing that women and men's football have in common – failure at a major tournament spells the end of the manager's job. That's what England's Hope Powell found out soon after her side finished bottom of their group at the European Championship in Sweden.<p>As Powell adjusts to life away …

Stephen Lee found guilty of snooker match-fixing

<b>Stephen Lee has been found guilty of match-fixing charges in what officials have called "the worst case of snooker corruption we've seen".</b><p>His penalty will be announced on 24 September, with snooker's governing body expected to push for a life ban.<p>Lee, 38, denied the allegations, which concerned …

Match Fixing

The rise of the triathlon holiday

<b>The rise of the triathlon - which combines swimming, cycling and running - has been well-documented. British Triathlon says it's the fastest-growing sport in the UK. But it's not just the events that are on the up. Triathlon holidays are also gaining popularity. Why?</b><p>For some people, the thought of …

Swimming

'Build up slowly' for barefoot runs

<b>Careful readjustment is vital for anyone taking up barefoot running, sports scientists have warned.</b><p>An overview of research was presented at the British Science Festival in Newcastle.<p>Claims that running without footwear might improve technique and result in fewer injuries have led to many runners …

Barefoot Running

London 2012 Olympics 'have boosted UK economy by £9.9bn'

<b>The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, research suggests.</b><p>A report by the government department which promotes UK businesses put new contracts, sales and foreign investment in the last year down to the Games.<p>But the …

London Olympics: row over S Korea 'political celebration'

<b>The International Olympic Committee has told South Korea to bar one of its footballers from the bronze medal ceremony after he held up a political message after the team beat Japan.</b><p>The slogan was said to refer to a long-running dispute about islands which both South Korea and Japan claim.<p>The IOC …

Lord Prescott: Cheap labour could be used at Olympics

<b>Cheap labour could be used to undercut better paid security workers at the Olympics, Lord Prescott has said.</b><p>It follows reports that volunteers from the government's work programme spent part of the night under London Bridge before Sunday's Thames pageant.<p>The firm involved, Close Protection UK, said …

Great Britain

London 2012 Olympics: glory days showed Great Britain at its best

London’s original promise to 'inspire a generation’ sounded grandiose, even glib, and yet the substance of that pledge has been realised this past fortnight in the most stirring, moving fashion.<p>So impeccably constructed were these <b>Olympic</b> Games that Britain is imbued today — to an extent not even …

London Olympics: Coe praises UK 'spirit of generosity'

<b>The "spirit of generosity" demonstrated by British people during the London 2012 Olympics has been hailed by Games chief Lord Coe.</b><p>The public mood was his highlight of the Games, which ended with a musical closing ceremony and the handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.<p>The Olympic flag …

Brazil

London 2012: Olympic missile tenants in terrorist fear

<b>Council tenants have argued a plan to place surface-to-air missiles on their tower block during the Olympics could make them a terrorism target.</b><p>The Ministry of Defence (MoD) rejected the claim, saying missile deployment as part of security measures for the Games was legitimate and …

East London

Hundreds march in Olympics protest in east London

<b>Up to 400 people have marched in Tower Hamlets in east London to protest against what they claim is the "Corporate Olympics".</b><p>The demonstration, organised by Counter Olympics Network, began at Mile End station and ended at Wennington Green.<p>The march was over issues which included free tickets for …

East London

Olympic cauldron represents peace says designer Heatherwick

<b>Designer Thomas Heatherwick has said his Olympic cauldron represents the "coming together in peace" of each of the 204 competing countries.</b><p>His creation, which provided a dazzling finale for Friday's opening ceremony, was unlike any other Olympic cauldron.<p>It was made up of 204 flames in copper …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Olympic female badminton players charged

<b>The Badminton World Federation has charged eight female Olympic doubles players with "not using one's best efforts to win a match".</b><p>Four pairs - two from South Korea, one from China and one from Indonesia - face a disciplinary hearing.<p>Meanwhile, Team GB's gold medal hopes on day five of the Games …

Armed forces on Olympics standby

<b>The UK's armed forces are on standby to provide an additional 3,500 troops to help with security at the 2012 London Olympics, the BBC has learned.</b><p>It comes amid fears that private contractor G4S would not be able to provide enough trained staff in time.<p>The armed forces are already providing some …

What is the legacy of the Paralympic Games?

<b>It's exactly one year since the London 2012 Paralympic Games began. Hopes were high for a positive legacy but a charity today says that disabled people are still waiting.</b><p>Lord Coe's closing speech at London 2012 drew attention to the Paralympic legacy. "I really genuinely think we have had a seismic …

Disability

What will the Olympic legacy for Londoners be?

<b>It was a great London Olympics and it could be an even better Games for Londoners.</b><p>From Team GB's brilliant medal haul, the much-derided transport system coping admirably and the feel-good atmosphere replacing the shameful images of last year's riots, the capital has benefited hugely from hosting …

Boris Johnson