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Health News on April 29, 2012

Mums' stress during early pregnancy can affect newborns' iron status
Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy may put newborns at risk for iron deficiency, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, say researchers. ANI

TV alcohol ad may trigger underage drinking
Exposure to alcohol advertisements in television may persuade minors to take up drinking, researchers have suggested. ANI

Familiarity with TV fast-food ads may up obesity risk
Adolescents and young adults who are familiar with fast-food restaurant advertising on television are more likely to be overweight, according to a new study. ANI

Financial stress may cause heart attack, back pain and migraines
Worrying about money can increase risks of several significant health problems - such as heart attack, ulcers, migraines, back pain etc. - a new study has suggested. ANI

Depressed low-income mums likelier to overfeed infants
Researchers have found that single mothers and those with symptoms of depression are more likely to add cereal to bottles while feeding their babies, which may increase their children's risk of obesity. ANI

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