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Last Updated Sunday February 18 2018 12:48 PM IST

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Gardening can make old people stay more healthy

The findings showed that older women who spend more than three hours on household chores a day and got less or more than seven hours of sleep a night, were less likely to be in good health.

Epilepsy drug in pregnancy ups oral cleft risk in baby: study

Women taking a common anti-epileptic drug during early pregnancy may have a greater chance of giving birth to a baby with an oral cleft, warns a new study. "Our results suggest that the increased risk of oral clefts is most pronounced in women taking higher doses of topiramate to treat epilepsy,"

Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

The study may be helpful to measure blood glucose early in pregnancy in all pregnant women to help determine which individuals are at greater risk for having a baby with a heart defect.

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes

The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea - the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods.

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