People unable to work because of obesity, drug or alcohol problems may have their social security payments cut if they do not undergo treatment, UK prime minister David Cameron has threatened. He has asked Professor Dame Carol Black, an adviser to the Department of Health, to carry out a review.
Category - obesity
February 14, 2015
February 18, 2013
January 28, 2013
During the past week, the views of Conservative MP Anna Soubry combined with the Tesco 'horseburgers' scandal to provide a cautionary tale about the food environment of Britain in 2013.
January 3, 2013
Overweight or unhealthy people who fail to attend exercise sessions should have their benefits cut, the Local Government Information Unit proposed. Such a measure, included in a report produced with Westminster Council, would be unjust and do more harm than good.
March 4, 2012
March 26, 2010
Rates of obesity, mental illness and teenage pregnancy in London could plummet if the gap between rich and poor was as small as that in some other countries, new research from The Equality Trust is proposing.