Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to the study.
Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy
Smoking during pregnancy can treble the baby's chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn, and children exposed to smoke from a parent's cigarettes at home are twice as likely to have the deadly illness.
It's thought that passive smoking gradually weakens children's immune systems, making them more susceptible to the illness.
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