DU admissions: Just 10% seats left, popular colleges finalising intake for courses

Admissions to merit-based undergraduate courses under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University closed on Saturday, with admissions approved to almost 90% of the seats. This may have been the last chance for many to get admitted to popular course choices in sought after colleges at DU, as many of them will be closing admissions to these courses. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which 50,000 seats are for merit-based undergraduate courses. Admissions to these seats are based on cutoffs . By Saturday evening, admissions had been…

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Sugar intake in pregnancy ups allergy, asthma risk in baby

High intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and asthma in the baby, a study has found. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied. Researchers from University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK collected data from almost 9,000 mothers who were pregnant in the early 1990s and their offspring. The study, published…

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High Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Linked To Child’s Increased Risk For Asthma And Allergies

The role of maternal diet on a child’s prenatal development is something that is taken seriously by most expecting mothers. Now researchers have found a link between high sugar intake during pregnancy and the child’s increased risk for eventually developing asthma and allergic asthma. Increasing Asthma And Allergy Prevalence It was previously believed that the declining intake in antioxidants is responsible for the increase in the prevalence of atopy and asthma. According to this hypothesis, the lessened intake of antioxidants in Westernized countries has also negatively affected the pulmonary defenses,…

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Experts Link Aspirin Intake With Lowered Risk Of Preeclamsia: Proper Diet May Is Also Crucial

Pregnancy is an extremely crucial phase in a woman’s life. A host of complications can get triggered even on slightest of slip-ups. Proper, well-balanced diet is of the utmost importance along with regular physical exercising and adequate rest. Preeclamsia is a condition wherein a pregnant woman experiences elevated blood pressure late in her pregnancy – usually after 20 weeks or so. Although the condition is known to have no definite cause, experts link it with poor nutrition, high body fat or inadequate blood supply to the uterus. Women who have…

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