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Sugary drinks in pregnancy can make infants fat

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 no consumption of such beverages, was associated with an increase in infant BMI and a two-fold Full Article

Fitness app HealthifyMe raises $6 mn in funding

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 ...Full Article

Anti-depressant use in pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

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 ...Full Article

Video game addiction can lead to sleep deprivation

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 ...Full Article

Malaria vaccine offers durable protection in human trials

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 ...Full Article

Dubai to host TOIFA in March

Dubai, Feb 4 (IANS) The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), which was first held in 2013 to celebrate Hindi film talent, will host its second edition in Dubai in ...Full Article

When global retailers knocked at India’s fashion doors (2015 in retrospect)

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) India’s burgeoning appetite for foreign brands attracted a string of international brands to establish their presence in the country this year. US apparel retailer GAP, ...Full Article

Philippines beauty crowned Miss Universe 2015 after botch up

Las Vegas, Dec 21 (IANS) Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2015, but only after some stage drama. The ceremony’s host Steve Harvey mistakenly mixed up ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special: Obesity and diabetes increase bone fracture risk

New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Development of obesity and Type-2 diabetes negatively affect bone structure, formation and strength over time, thereby increasing bone fracture risk, says a new study. The ...Full Article

Midweek Health Special:Lung cancer not of men or smokers alone, warn doctors

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lung cancer is no more a smoker’s disease and has moved to the top of this category of life-threatening ailments among Indian males and the ...Full Article