Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 26 July 2016 Artificial sweeteners Canadian scientists have established that using artificial sweeteners during pregnancy can lead to significantly weightier infants. While the food and beverage industry maintains that low-calorie artificial sweeteners are perfectly safe for pregnant women and their children, a study conducted at the University of Manitoba suggests that women who used them on a daily basis give birth to babies who are twice as likely to be overweight by their first birthday than the children of women who avoid these products during pregnancy. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction Diet and nutrition SEE: Cut back on salt, or else... Lifestyle Surgery for early prostate cancer might not save your life Medical Can carrots really make you see in the dark? Lifestyle Your pee can reveal your true age News 6 of the biggest health lies told by celebs From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.