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Would-be moms, breathe easy! Mobile phone use in pregnancy may not affect kids’ brains

Babies born to women who use a mobile phone during pregnancy are unlikely to have any adverse effects on their neurodevelopment skills such as language, communication and motor skills, according to new research which has challenged previous theories. According to researchers, the concern for harm to the foetus caused by radio frequency electromagnetic fields such as those emitted by mobile phones is mainly driven by reports from experimental animal studies with inconsistent results. Researchers found that children born to mobile phone users had an 18% lower risk of low motor…

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Babies Born To Older Moms May Be Smarter, Healthier: Study

The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older mother, researchers said. (Representational image) BERLIN:  Children born to older mothers may be healthier, taller and obtain more education than kids of younger mothers, a new study has claimed. The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older mother, researchers said. The reason is that in industrialised countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting healthier…

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iPhone That Could Solve Louisiana Mom’s Murder Languishes Unused

Almost a year after Brittney Mills was shot dead in the doorway of her Baton Rouge, Louisiana home, the iPhone that might reveal who pulled the trigger languishes on an evidence shelf. Police think the pregnant mother’s smartphone could hold texts or diary entries revealing who killed her. But the data remains cloaked by encryption, guarded by an unknown pass code and unreachable by investigators. The prospect of hidden information tantalizes the victim’s family. In an echo of the better-known cases surrounding iPhones used by a terrorist in San Bernardino,…

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iPhone That Could Solve Louisiana Mom’s Murder Languishes Unused

Almost a year after Brittney Mills was shot dead in the doorway of her Baton Rouge, Louisiana home, the iPhone that might reveal who pulled the trigger languishes on an evidence shelf. Police think the pregnant mother’s smartphone could hold texts or diary entries revealing who killed her. But the data remains cloaked by encryption, guarded by an unknown pass code and unreachable by investigators. The prospect of hidden information tantalizes the victim’s family. In an echo of the better-known cases surrounding iPhones used by a terrorist in San Bernardino,…

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