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Deprived areas 'have five times more fast food outlets'

Deprived areas 'have five times more fast food outlets'

Health
Deprived areas such as Blackpool and parts of Manchester and Liverpool have five times more fast food outlets than affluent areas, a survey suggests. The data, from Public Health England (PHE), compared levels of deprivation with numbers of takeaways such as chip shops, burger bars and pizza places. Experts say children exposed to fast food on the way home from school are more likely to eat unhealthily. PHE wants local authorities to refuse applications from new takeaways. One in three children is now overweight or obese by the age of 11.And children from poorer areas are more than twice as likely to be overweight. Adults are also affected, with research in Cambridge indicating people living closest to the largest number of fas...
Navy christens expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington

Navy christens expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington

Business
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has christened U.S. Naval Ship Burlington, its newest Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport.The USNS Burlington was christened in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, with U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and his wife, Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy, as primary sponsors of the ship, and the senator giving the keynote address at the event.Marcelle Leahy said naming the ship after the Vermont city of Burlington was "fitting because Vermonters have long heeded the nation's call to service.""This ship honors Burlington, Vermont, a city that embodies American values and its patriotic, hard working citizens for their support and contributions to our Navy," Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said in a press release."Burlington, like the other ships in the EPF progra...
Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Technology
Astronomers are getting closer to solving one of the universe's biggest mysteries.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are transient radio pulses that emit more energy in a single millisecond than the sun does all day.As many as 10,000 of them are thought to occur every day but so far astronomers have only spotted dozens and have struggled to pin down their origin.Fast radio bursts are extremely powerful but they are also very short, lasting only milliseconds.Making a researcher's task even more difficult, many of them only happen once.One, however, has been observed to repeat itself sporadically, allowing researchers to examine it more closely.FRB 121102 could have come from an extreme environment - "among the most highly-magnetised regions of space ever observed", researchers say in a report contain...
These Are the Healthiest Fast Food Salads to Order

These Are the Healthiest Fast Food Salads to Order

Health
Even our dietitians eat these when they're on the road. This article originally appeared on HelloGiggles.com.For the food-obsessed (and particularly those that seek out healthier fare), traveling can leave you feeling “meh” about mealtimes. We’re talking about the actual act of traveling—via trains, planes, and automobiles—where you’re often grabbing something quick at the airport or train station, or pulling over at a highway rest stop.There are so many choices out there, but finding a fast food meal that’s both delicious and healthy-ish can be a challenge. We were curious and wanted answers—and, of course, we wanted to help you, too. So we honed in on salads, which tend to have a health halo (meaning they seem healthy, but can be stealthily high in calories and
Fast, furious and knickerless: Lisa Appleton flashes everything in race track striptease

Fast, furious and knickerless: Lisa Appleton flashes everything in race track striptease

Entertainment
The Big Brother alum is known for her shameless flesh-flashing antics, but this may just be her most outrageous stunt to date.Showing off her talents, Lisa Appleton attended a car racing track, where she was taught how to change a tire by a Motorsport driver.While most people would wear overalls for such an occasion, the 49-year-old poured her surgically-enhanced assets into a booty-skimming mini dress.Letting her cleavage roam free, the starlet dared to bare all in the sinfully low-cut neckline.BackgridNIPPLES ON FLEEK: Big Brother's Lisa Appleton dared to bare all when she ditched her undiesCheeky Lisa Appleton shows off her figure  Cheeky Lisa Appleton shows off her figure in a pink bikini BACKGRID Lisa Appleton's boobs make great escape in nipple flashing bikini chaos