Would-be moms, beware: Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause facial defects in the babies, a study warns. The findings suggested that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour. Frogs, like other vertebrates, are similar […]

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Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. Heidi Borgeraas from the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Tønsberg, Norway and colleagues examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on body weight, BMI, fat mass, and fat percentage in overweight or obese subjects. Previous research has […]

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Spreadtrum Expects 20 Percent Growth in India Business This Year

Mobile chipset firm Spreadtrum Communicationsexpects 20 percent growth in India business by end of this year on account of increase in demand for smartphones. “We have been growing in India in double digits since 2012-13. It is now second largest mobile phone market. We are expecting 20 percent business growth by end of this year compared […]

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Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 launching in India on Monday It is likely to sport similar specifications to Vivo V7+ It can be expected to go on sale later this month Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has […]

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Moto Z Series Gets Polaroid’s Insta-Share Printer Mod

HIGHLIGHTS Insta-Share Printer Mod is priced at $199.99 The printer Mod can print images directly from a Moto Z device It supports 2×3-inch Polaroid Premium Zink Zero-Ink Paper If there’s something that gives a sharp edge to the Moto Z series, it is its modular design that supports different Moto Mod accessories. And now, Lenovo’s Moto brand […]

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