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Sugary drinks in pregnancy can make infants fat

May 10th, 2016 (0)
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Consumption of soft drinks by to-be-mothers may lead to an increased risk of high body mass index (BMI) leading to being overweight in infants. The findings indicated that daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages, compared with ...

Fitness app HealthifyMe raises $6 mn in funding

May 10th, 2016 (0)
Bengaluru, May 10 (IANS) App-based health and fitness startup HealthifyMe on Tuesday announced receiving $6 million Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures. “With these funds we plan to impact five million users and tie ...

Anti-depressant use in pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

May 10th, 2016 (0)
London, May 10 (IANS) Mothers-to-be please take note! Excessive use of anti-depressants during pregnancy may lengthen the umbilical cord, exposing the foetus to a lack of oxygen and other health problems, new research warns. The findings showed that the prenatal ...

Video game addiction can lead to sleep deprivation

May 10th, 2016 (0)
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Video game addiction can lead to sleep deprivation, thereby putting the players at serious risk of numerous health issues associated with sleep loss such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases, warns a study. “This is an important ...

Malaria vaccine offers durable protection in human trials

May 10th, 2016 (0)
New York, May 10 (IANS) An experimental malaria vaccine has been found to protect a small number of healthy people from infection for more than one year after immunisation, says a study. The vaccine, known as the PfSPZ Vaccine, was ...


May 9th, 2016 (0)
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, media, the mayor and fire chief will visit Fort McMurray to assess damage due to wildfires there. Notley has warned of dramatic images that might upset evacuees. The fires have affected an area of 1,600km. ...

Iran says rebels not respecting ceasefire in Syria

May 9th, 2016 (0)
Tehran, May 9 (IANS) Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday said the recent killing of Iranian military advisers in Syria shows that militants fighting the Syrian government are not committed to the ceasefire. “In recent developments, some of Iranian military advisers ...

Chair refuses to banish Congress members, asks government to bring motion

May 9th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P.J. Kurien on Monday refused to invoke a rule to banish noisy Congress members, but suggested the government can bring in a motion if it wants to ...

Apex court denies relief to Uttarakhand rebel Congress MLAs

May 9th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) While issuing notice on their plea challenging their disqualification, the Supreme Court on Monday gave no relief to nine Congress rebel MLAs seeking to vote during the confidence motion by ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish ...

BJP makes Modi’s degrees public, asks Kejriwal to apologize

May 9th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The BJP on Monday made public the B.A. and M.A. degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought an apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for accusing Modi of lying about his educational qualification. ...