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Give children 'less sugar and more veg in baby food'

The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted and parents should give their young children more vegetables to stop them developing a sweet tooth, a report from child health experts says.

It warns that even baby food marked "no added sugar" often contains sugars from honey or fruit juice.

Parents should offer bitter flavours too, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health recommends, according to BBC.

This will guard against tooth decay, poor diet and obesity.

The recommendation is one of many included in a report on how to improve the health of children in the UK.

Scientists confirm drinking milk after eating extra spicy foods

It's long been said drinking milk after eating spicy food will help numb the burning sensation in your mouth - and now scientists have confirmed the theory.

Researchers discovered both skimmed and whole milk were the best at soothing the unpleasant sensation in the mouth, according to Daily Mail.

They say casein, the protein in milk, dulls the pain by overpowering capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick.

And if there's no milk around, sugary drinks can also overwhelm capsaicin with a sensation of sweet, according to the experts.

Earl Grey Tea: Health and Benefits.

Earl Grey tea is a flavored tea that is infused with bergamot orange. Flavored teas consist of true tea leaves that are infused or blended with fruit, flowers, herbs or spices. The rind of the bergamot orange is dried and added to black tea leaves to produce Earl Grey tea. Bergamot oil extracted from the rind is also used in certain blends. Black tea leaves are the standard for Earl Grey, but sometimes green tea leaves or oolong tea leaves are used instead.

Bergamot oranges are grown in Calabria, Italy and parts of France. The fruit more closely resembles limes in appearance. The flavor of bergamot oranges is a blend of a variety of citrus fruits. It looks like a cross between an orange and a lime, but taste more like a grapefruit or lemon. The bergamot orange tree is believed to be a hybrid of the orange tree native to Seville and the lemon tree native to Southeast Asia.

Dementia: The drugs that may pose a risk

Some commonly-prescribed drugs for depression, epilepsy and a few other conditions may increase a person's risk of dementia, according to researchers.

The medicines, which belong to a family of drugs called anticholinergics, have already been linked to short-term problems with thinking, according to BBC.

Now a large study of UK patients raises concerns about possible long-term brain side effects.

Experts stress the findings, in JAMA Internal Medicine, external, do not prove there is a direct risk or mean that patients should come off the drugs.

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.

The pioneering study, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to find components which could have a direct effect on 'brown fat' functions, an important part of the human body which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories as energy, according to Science Daily.