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(MENAFN - AFP) Children breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving as primary school students, according to new research published Tuesday.

Carried out in South Africa, the study assessed more than 1,500 children and found a strong link between how long they were breastfed and signs of behavioral disorders between the ages of seven ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US researchers announced plans Tuesday to conduct a vast study on health risks faced by pregnant women in areas where Zika virus is prevalent, particularly in Latin America.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington and its Brazilian counterpart Fiocruz, "The Zika in Infants and Pregnancy Study" (ZIP) aims to enroll upwards of 10,000 ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Tesla Motors announced a bid Tuesday to acquire SolarCity and position the electric carmaker as a leader across the clean energy sphere.

Under the all-stock deal, Tesla offered SolarCity between $26.50 and $28.50 a share, depending on a volume-weighted five-day average price of Tesla shares.

SolarCity has a market capitalization of $2.1 billion and the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A Qatari investment fund, already owner of the Italian Valentino label, will take over French luxury fashion house Balmain, which has become a favourite of film stars, the advisor for the acquisition announced Tuesday.

"After completing this transaction, Mayhoola for Investments will hold 100 percent of Balmain's capital," Bucephale Finance, specialists in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Swiss company Nestle will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses "severe economic and social challenges" for the continent, the company announced Tuesday.

"We're going to create more than 3,000 internships and apprenticeships in African countries by the end of 2018," said chief executive officer Paul Bulcke ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Air France pilots on Tuesday called off a strike planned for the weekend, averting what would have been the second such stoppage during the Euro football tournament, union officials told AFP.

The development came after the incoming CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean Marc Janaillac, proposed freezing new pay rules opposed by the pilots in exchange for a four-month ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Tuesday it would end use of the most dangerous Takata air-bag inflators, which have been tied to at least 13 deaths and 100 injuries worldwide.

FCA US, the US arm of the Italian automaker, said that it will stop using Takata's non-dessicated ammonium-nitrate inflators in vehicles produced in North America by next week, and in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned Britain Tuesday that voting to leave the EU would be "an act of self-harm" that would endanger everything Europeans had worked together to achieve.

"To turn your backs on your neighbours and retreat into isolation would go against everything that Europe and the UK stand for," Juncker said during an address ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The French government and unions planning another demonstration against labour reforms were at loggerheads Tuesday over how to address security fears following the violence that marred a protest last week.

The unions are demanding permission to march in Paris on Thursday, but the Socialist government -- which has mooted the idea of banning protests while the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US aerospace giant Boeing and Iran Air confirmed Tuesday a tentative deal for the sale of passenger planes, in what could prove a landmark for easing in the difficult US-Iran relationship.

The deal, valued as much as $25 billion, would be the largest between a US business and Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Boeing said it had reached a preliminary ...

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