(MENAFN - AFP) A father's diet influences the health of his offspring, according to a study published on Tuesday that suggests men, like women, should plan to eat and live healthily in the run-up to conception.
Researchers led by Sarah Kimmins at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, looked at what happened when male lab mice had a diet that was poor in vitamin B9.
(MENAFN - AFP) A radical Pakistani religious scholar known as the "Father of the Taliban" has issued a fatwa urging parents to immunise their children against polio and other fatal diseases, adding that vaccinations comply with Islamic law.
The edict by Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, who heads the hardline Dar-ul-Uloom Haqqania seminary, comes more than a year after the Pakistani ...
(MENAFN - AFP) The Italian economy has emerged from two years of contraction, data showed Tuesday, but economists warned that recovery will remain elusive as resistance grows to further tax hikes and reforms.
The third-biggest economy in the eurozone, Italy stagnated in the third quarter, revised data showed, in an update of an earlier estimate of a 0.1 percent contraction.
(MENAFN - AFP) Growth in China's industrial production slowed in November but retail sales expanded at a faster pace, official figures showed Tuesday, painting a mixed picture of the world's second-largest economy.
Industrial output, which measures production at factories, workshops and mines, rose 10.0 percent in November year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics ...
(MENAFN - AFP) General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker pivots into an era of greater autonomy following the US government's divestment of company shares.
GM announced that company veteran Mary Barra would succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive on January 15.
Barra, 51, currently works as executive vice president ...
(MENAFN - AFP) On the edge of Rawalpindi, Islamabad's scruffy, congested twin city, a grand arched gateway opens to a rather different Pakistan, one of tidy lawns, golf courses and constant, reliable electricity.
Welcome to Bahria Town, where Pakistan's new middle class takes refuge from the Taliban attacks and endless power cuts that plague the rest of the country.