Thursday, April 21, 2011

Can a mother's pregnancy diet influence her child's future weight?

Adding to the evidence that your baby's health may be influenced by the nine month's it spends in the womb, a new study finds that a pregnant mother's diet may be associated with her child's risk of obesity.
A team of researchers from Australia, Singapore, and the U.K found that mothers who had diets low in carbodydrates during the pregnancy bore children who showed certain changes to their DNA. The researchers then tied those genetic changes to body fat at age 6 and 9.

Courtesy: Time

NSE looks to telecoms, oil, agric to deepen stock market

Oscar Onyeama, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said he will work to ensure more presence of the telecom, agric and oil sectors on the exchange as part of strategies to make the market world-class.
None of the multinational telecom operators namely MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat are listed on the NSE, a situation which some say remains a big minus for the market and the economy. The telecom industry is today the third largest non-oil contributor to Nigeria's GDPbehind agric and trade.

Nigeria’s broadband device market hits N245 billion - GSMA

Nigeria's broadband device market has reached an astonishing N245 billion , the Global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA), a global association representing the interest of mobile telecom operators, has said.

Telcos add 12.08m new lines as Nigeria’s mobile subscription hits 120.96m

Contrary to predictions that the on-going SIM registration exercise will slow growth in subscription, latest figures from the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, indicate that telecom operators added 12.083m new lines to grow total mobile subscription in the country to 120,969,740 lines.
Nigeria's total connected GSM lines now stands at 108,564,834 while connected CDMA lines stands at 12,404,906 lines. The NCC figures show that the GSM companies namely MTN, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat and Mtel, continues to be the drivers of growth in the sector.
The total number of active mobile lines in the country grew from 88,804,952 in January 2011 to 89,568,668 in February.
In October last year, MTN announced the lost of 4.7 per cent of its subscriber base to the SIM registration exercise in South Africa. The pan-African giant with headquarters in Johannesburg has been tactful in carrying out the registration exercise in Nigeria, its biggest and most lucrative market.