Childhood obesity in middle of a 'boom'

THE number of obese children under five has boomed in the past 25 years, rising from 31 million in 1990 to 41 million last year.

A World Health Organisation report released yesterday showed the biggest rise in childhood obesity was in developing countries.

The number of obese or overweight children under five doubled in the developing world from 7.5 million in 1990 to 15.5 million last year and almost half of those children were in Asia.


Mail incinerated as postage truck goes up in flames

Mail incinerated as postage truck goes up in flames

SHOCKING PICS: PARCELS and letters destroyed in semi-trailer fire

Drought affected CQ towns to receive up to 10mm on weekend

Drought affected CQ towns to receive up to 10mm on weekend

SCATTERED storms expected in western towns over weekend

Severe thunderstorms to bring flash flooding

Severe thunderstorms to bring flash flooding

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.

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