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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How to protect new born babies during the monsoons

Ensuring your baby is healthy, happy and safe is paramount throughout the year, but it becomes particularly important during the rains. This is because the monsoons often bring with them the risk of various illnesses. And if you have a new born in your home, protection from health issues becomes even more important as their […]

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Student caught cheating during Class X re-exam

A 17-year-old student was caught cheating during the Class X repeat exam in Thane. The boy, who had failed the board exams in April, was attempting to clear them this time. However, on Friday morning, he allegedly smuggled in his mobile phone into the examination hall at Maharashtra Vidyalaya in Thane, police said. A few […]

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Policy terms can’t be changed during free look period

iStockPhoto What are the important riders that can be bought with a basic term life plan? —Kunal Gupta Common riders available with a term life plan include: accidental death, permanent disability, and critical illness. Critical illness rider with a term plan is recommended. This helps avoid a separate pre-issuance medical check-up for a critical illness […]

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