More women reporting excessive...

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Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IBNS): In a disturbing trend being witnessed in the city, an increasing number of women are reporting excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a problem that increases the rate of complications such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth as well as miscarriage.

Hospitals register 40% rise in Asthma attacks
Gurgaon, Feb 27 (IBNS): With the seasonal change and excessive pollution levels, Gurgaon is seeing a rise in the number of asthma attacks. While annually, hospitals are seeing an increase of 10-15% in the cases of asthma attacks, this period of seasonal change affects a 30-40% increase in the number of patients who come to the hospital.
High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats, says study
London, Feb 27 (IBNS): A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health, say...
London, Feb 27 (IBNS): People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.
Child obesity ‘35-40%’ inherited from parents, study finds
London, Feb 26 (IBNS): Around 35-40 per cent of a child’s BMI – how fat or thin they are – is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.
Online media use shows strong genetic influence, says study
London, Feb 26 (IBNS) Online media use such as social networking and gaming could be strongly influenced by our genes, according to a new study by researchers from King’s College London.
Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulth...
London, Feb 26 (IBNS): Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, many children exposed to severe early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early adulthood, according to new King’s College London research.
Canada, U.S. concern with reappearance of Mumps
Toronto, Feb. 24 (IBNS): The outbreak of mumps in young adults in several provinces in Canada had been a cause of great concern to the public health officials, media reports said.
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