Day: January 31, 2020

Any Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy Can Affect Baby, Says Study

A new review has revealed that consuming alcohol at any point during pregnancy can lead to poorer brain function in newborns. The study, ‘Evidence of detrimental effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on offspring birth weight and neurodevelopment from a systematic review of quasi experimental studies’ was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers at […]

Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights because of coronavirus outbreak

Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order): AIR CANADA (AC.TO) Air Canada said on Jan. 28 it was cancelling select flights to China. AIR FRANCE (AIRF.PA) Air France said on Jan. 30 it had suspended all scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb. 9. AIR INDIA Air India said it […]

Disney+ has surpassed 28 million subscribers since launch

Disney+ amassed 28.6 million Disney+ subscribers in the first three months since it launched, far exceeding the 20 million estimate that analysts suggested Disney would make by the end of 2020. The company’s earnings report stated there were 26.5 million subscribers by the end of December, but CEO Bob Iger announced on the call that […]

After Soleimani killing, U.S. braced for Iranian drone and missile strikes

When the military carried out President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iran’s top general, some hardened veterans of the decadeslong U.S.-Iran shadow war were troubled. “Gobsmacked,” was the single-word reaction of a former CIA officer who spent a career working against the targeted general, Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian spy master who helped kill hundreds of […]