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India announces ban on e-cigarettes

India's cabinet has announced a ban on the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes, saying they pose a risk to health.

Giving birth two million years ago was ‘relatively easy’

Human childbirth can be a long, painful, drawn-out process, needing assistance and sometimes taking days.

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

Risingbd Desk: Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

Stress in pregnancy makes child personality disorder more likely

Risingbd Desk: The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests.

Vegans, vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

Risingbd Desk: People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests.

Meat-eating plants making a comeback

Risingbd Desk: Endangered carnivorous plants are being reintroduced to parts of England in an attempt to reverse their decline.

Cancer biggest middle-age killer in rich nations

Risingbd Desk: Cancer now causes more deaths among the middle-aged in higher-income countries than cardiovascular disease, a study suggests.

Manicure helping to save endangered bats

Risingbd Desk: One of the world's rarest bats is now confined to a single cave in Western Cuba with less than 750 remaining, according to a population survey.

Big lifestyle changes needed to cut emissions

Risingbd Desk: People must use less transport, eat less red meat and buy fewer clothes if the world is to virtually halt greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the UK government's chief environment scientist has warned.

Fish oil pills no benefit for type 2 diabetes

Risingbd Desk: People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3 fish oil supplements, researchers from the University of East Anglia say.

Microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Risingbd Desk: Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health

Risingbd Desk: People in their mid-30s need to watch their blood pressure to protect brain health in later life, says a study.

Dental surgeons urge schools to go sugar-free

Risingbd Desk: Dental surgeons are calling for the government in England to encourage all schools to go sugar-free in a bid to combat tooth decay.

Older women 'at highest risk of Lyme disease'

Risingbd Desk: Older women are at most risk of contracting Lyme disease, a study suggests - and parts of southern and south-west England are "hotspots".

Human-sized penguin lived in New Zealand

Risingbd Desk: The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand.