Askwala
Header



Welcome to Askwala, your gateway to a world of facts!




  Inform         

THE 4Ps OF MARKETING FOR NEW VENTURES
    Pinned

Once a company decides on its target market, establishes a position within that market, and establishes a brand, it is ready to begin planning the details of its marketing mix. A firm’s marketing mix is the set of controllable, tac... 

Read more ››

Business Idea: Provide a service that stores individuals’ log-in information to important online services like e-mail accounts, social networks, PayPal, and eBay, and deliver them to caretakers in the event of the individual’s death.

Company: Legacy Locker

Business Idea: Provide a service that stores individuals’ log-in information to important online services like e-mail accounts, social networks, PayPal, and eBay, and deliver them to caret... 

Read more ››

New Research Reveals That Couples Who Drink Together Live Longer

A study by the University of Michigan finds that couples who drink alcohol together are likely to live longer, supporting the idea that shared drinking habits can enhance marital satisfaction and longevity.

The couple that drinks together might li... 

Read more ››

New Research Reveals That Couples Who Drink Together Live Longer
Office Productivity Takes a Hit in the Afternoon, Particularly on Fridays

A Texas A&M study shows productivity dips in the afternoon and on Fridays among office workers, advocating for flexible work to boost efficiency and well-being.

An innovative study from the Texas A&M School of Public Health offers objectiv... 

Read more ››

Office Productivity Takes a Hit in the Afternoon, Particularly on Fridays
የነዚህን ሶሥት እንቁዎች አይን ለማብራት እንረባረብ

እናትህ ጀግና ናት!

#Ethiopia | ሦስት አይነ ስውር መንታ ልጆች ያለ አባት እያሳደገች ያለች እናት። ይህቺን ጀግና እናት ተዋወቋት።

ትዕግስት በኮንስትራክሽ... 

Read more ››

የነዚህን ሶሥት እንቁዎች አይን ለማብራት እንረባረብ
Preparing to Raise Debt or Equity Financing

Once a start-up’s financial needs exceed what personal funds, friends and family, and bootstrapping can provide, debt and equity are the two most common sources of funds. The most important thing an entrepreneur must do at this point is determine p... 

Read more ››

Sources of Personal Financing

Typically, the seed money that gets a company off the ground comes from the founders’ own pockets. There are three categories of sources of money in this area: personal funds, friends and family, and bootstrapping.

1. Pe... 

Read more ››

Business Idea: Create a Website and a smartphone app that provides a visual guide to great food and where to find it.

Company: Foodspotting

Business Idea: Create a Website and a smartphone app that provides a visual guide to great food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, users will share where to find their fa... 

Read more ››

Business Idea: Create an online community that links interns (primarily college students) with entrepreneurial start-ups and change-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Company: YouTern

Business Idea: Create an online community that links interns (primarily college students) with entrepreneurial start-ups and change-oriented nonprofit organizations.

Pitch: Int... 

Read more ››

52 Tips for Losing Weight

A Tip a Week

If you add one of these tips a week to your daily routine, in one year you will have developed some very healthy habits!

1. Eliminate one tablespoon of fat a day and you will lose 10 pounds in a ye... 

Read more ››

The Law of Cause and Effect – Everything happens for a reason; there is a cause for every effect.

This is the “Iron Law” of human destiny. This law says that we live in a world governed by law, not chance. It says that everything happens for a reason, whether or not we know what it is. Every effect, success or failure, wealth or poverty, has ... 

Read more ››

Organizing Buying Groups to Cut Costs and Maintain Competitiveness

One challenge that businesses confront is cutting costs in ways that don’t erode their ability to remain competitive. Many cost-cutting techniques, such as scaling back on hiring, lowering marketing expenses, or reducing inventory, may save money b... 

Read more ››

What's In A Business Name?: A Lot Of Trouble If You Aren't Careful

Introduction

While at first glance naming a business may seem like a minor issue, it is an extremely important one. A company’s name is one of the first things people associate with a business, and it is a word or phrase that wi... 

Read more ››

Vesting Ownership in Company Stock: A Sound Strategy for Start-Ups

If you’re not familiar with vesting, the idea is that when a firm is launched, instead of issuing stock outright to the founders, the stock is distributed over a period of time, typically three to four years, as the founder or founders “e... 

Read more ››

99designs: Making Partnering with Freelancers the Essence of Its Disruptive Business Model

Start-ups typically have a variety of design needs including logo design, brochures, stationery, and business cards. Traditionally the most important design work, like a business’s logo, is either done by the business itself or contracted out to a ... 

Read more ››

Thriving in a Crowded Industry by Creating Meaningful Value and Differentiation from Competitors

Firms do well in a crowded industry when two conditions exist: (1) they create meaningful value for customers at a fair price and (2) they effectively differentiate themselves from competitors. In fact, diminishing the impact of thre... 

Read more ››

Shield your brain from decline

Use the SHIELD acronym to remember the lifestyle habits that will help protect your memory and thinking skills.

We are making encouraging progress in finding medications that prevent or even reverse cognitive decline. Until we get there, however, ... 

Read more ››

Business Idea: Provide musicians a platform to reach out to their fan base to financially contribute to upcoming recordings or other musical projects.

Business Idea: Provide musicians a platform to reach out to their fan base to financially contribute to upcoming recordings or other musical projects.

Pitch: Musicians often have creative ideas for recordings or s... 

Read more ››

Finding the Right Business Partner

One thing that becomes clear to many potential business founders, while conducting organizational feasibility analysis, is that they need one or more partners to help launch their business. You might be a Web developer who has a great idea for a Web ... 

Read more ››

ScriptPad: Interesting Idea—But Will Doctors and Pharmacies Sign On?

To ScriptPad founder and CEO Shane Taylor, the problem his company solves is personal. Taylor’s father, who is fighting both heart disease and cancer, takes 26 different medications to fight his illnesses. Any mix-up or error associated with taking... 

Read more ››

Want Help Fine-Tuning a Business Idea? Find a Mentor

Fine-tuning a business idea isn’t easy. While fairly course-grained ideas are rather easy to develop, like creating a cell-phone that’s designed specifically for elderly people, fleshing out the details is where experience helps. This reality put... 

Read more ››

Working Together: How Biotech Firms and Large Drug Companies Bring Pharmaceutical Products to Market

Large firms and smaller entrepreneurial firms play different roles in business and society and can often produce the best results by partnering with each other rather than acting as adversaries. The pharmaceutical industry is an excellent example of ... 

Read more ››

Learning how to meditate

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and it continues to grow in popularity. This mindful practice can help aid anxiety and depression, chronic pain, cancer, bowel diseases, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction and so much more.
... 

Read more ››

Learning how to meditate
PatientsLikeMe: Allowing People with Serious Diseases to Connect with One Another and Exchange Support and Advice

PatientsLikeMe: Allowing People with Serious Diseases to Connect with One Another and Exchange Support and Advice

Web: www.patientslikeme.com

Jamie a... 

Read more ››

How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

How Companies and Organizations Build Credibility and Trust

There are several ways companies and organizations can build credibility and trust. We present eight techniques that are essential in nearly all cases in the following list.

Te... 

Read more ››

Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

In addition, create an online platform for c... 

Read more ››

CREATING A NEW-VENTURE TEAM

Those who launch or found an entrepreneurial venture have an important role to play in shaping the firm’s business concept. Stated even more directly, it is widely known that a well-conceived business plan cannot get off the ground unless a firm ha... 

Read more ››

CREATING A NEW-VENTURE TEAM
Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.

When a business is launched, a form of legal entity must be chosen. Sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are the most common legal entities from which entrepreneurs make a choice. Choosing ... 

Read more ››

Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up

Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up

Web: www.airbnb.com

Introduction

It all st... 

Read more ››

Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up
Components of an effective business model

1. Core strategy (how a firm competes)

2. Strategic resources (how a firm acquires and uses its resources)

3. Partnership network (how a firm structures and nurtures its partnerships)

Read more ››

Six distinct ways of making money online

Six distinct ways of making money online (the way an online company makes money largely defines its business model)

1. Affiliate programs

An affiliate program is a way for online merchants, like 1-800-FLOWERS, ... 

Read more ››

COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

After a firm has gained an understanding of the industry and the target market in which it plans to compete, the next step is to complete a competitor analysis. A competitor analysis is a detailed analysis of a firm’s competition. It helps a firm u... 

Read more ››

Some excellent ways to increase your self-awareness

1. Personal diaries

An excellent way to increase your self-awareness is to keep a diary. In it make a daily note of the important things that happen. Be honest and open with yourself. Be willing to reflect upon your beliefs, thoug... 

Read more ››

Maintaining positive thoughts

• E. G. S. Emotional Guidance System - Your inner guide

It is said that the average human being has approximately 64,000 thoughts per day. Protecting all of your thoughts 24 hours a day can be a full-time job. There is a better way to gauge how ... 

Read more ››

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING IDEAS

In general, entrepreneurs identify more ideas than opportunities because many ideas are typically generated to find the best way to capitalize on an opportunity. Several techniques can be used to stimulate and facilitate the generation of new ideas f... 

Read more ››

The 3 sources of business ideas

1. Observing Trends

The first approach to identifying opportunities is to observe trends and study how they create opportunities for entrepreneurs to pursue. The most important trends to follow are economic trends, social trends, ... 

Read more ››

The 3 sources of business ideas
Success depends on Well Concentrated Efforts

The Successful Lives Are the Concentrated Lives.  

Concentration means success, because you are better able to govern yourself and centralize your mind; you become more in earnest in what you do and this almost invariably improves your chances f... 

Read more ››

Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship

The research found that greater levels of perceived gratitude protect couples from common stressors such as ineffective arguing and financial problems and promote relationship stability.

• The power of “thank you” – Feeling appreciated by ... 

Read more ››

Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship
Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and di... 

Read more ››

Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children
Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

Writing thank-you notes is not just good manners. It can have a strong psychological effect for both the sender and receiver, suggests research published in the September 2018 issue of Psychological Science.

While most people consider showing an ... 

Read more ››

Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
Giving thanks can make you happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from prof... 

Read more ››

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death

A new study found that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with more than 10% of all-cause premature, preventable deaths in Brazil in 2019. This is especially alarming, because Brazilians consume far less of these products t... 

Read more ››

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be... 

Read more ››

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your ... 

Read more ››

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief
Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how m... 

Read more ››

Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander
Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting

Caregivers who consume digital media for relaxation are more likely to engage in negative parenting practices, according to a new multinational study.

The new study led by the University of Waterloo aimed to investigate the relationship between ... 

Read more ››

Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting
Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose Vitamin B6 tablets has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression by new research.

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported ... 

Read more ››

Cyberbullying puts targeted adolescents at risk for suicide, study suggests

Beyond the many stressors that young adolescents face, being a target of cyberbullying is an independent risk factor for suicide -- above and beyond traditional offline bullying, according to a study released Monday.

That's the finding of a new st... 

Read more ››

Preparing to Raise Debt or Equity Financing

  2 months ago (Thu, Apr 18, 2024 at 06:38 PM)

    Pinned
Once a start-up’s financial needs exceed what personal funds, friends and family, and bootstrapping can provide, debt and equity are the two most common sources of funds. The most important thing an entrepreneur must do at this point is determine precisely what the company needs and the most appropriate source to use to obtain those funds. A carefully planned approach to raising money increases a firm’s chance of success and can save an entrepreneur considerable time.

The steps involved in properly preparing to raise debt or equity financing are:

Step 1: Determine precisely h...   Continue reading ››









Stanford Identifies 6 Types of Depression: Could a Brain Scan Reveal the Best Treatment for You?

  6 minutes ago

Researchers at Stanford Medicine have identified six biological subtypes of depression using brain imaging and machine learning, paving the way for precision psychiatry. Results indicate that certain antidepressants and behavioral therapies are more effective for specific subtypes, offering hope for more targeted and effective treatment strategies.

A Stanford Medicine study reveals six subtypes of depression, identified through brain imaging and machine learning. These subtypes exhibit unique brain activity patterns, helping predict which patients will benefit from specific antidep...   Continue reading ››









THE 4Ps OF MARKETING FOR NEW VENTURES

  37 minutes ago

Once a company decides on its target market, establishes a position within that market, and establishes a brand, it is ready to begin planning the details of its marketing mix. A firm’s marketing mix is the set of controllable, tactical marketing tools that it uses to produce the response it wants in the target market. Most marketers organize their marketing mix into four categories: product, price, promotion, and place (or distribution). For an obvious reason, these categories are commonly referred to as the 4Ps.

The way a firm sells and distributes its ...   Continue reading ››









Study Uncovers Hidden Heart Risks Linked to Passive Heat Exposure

  19 hours ago

A controlled experiment with healthy young and older adults, as well as older adults with coronary artery disease, demonstrated that passive heat exposure significantly increases myocardial blood flow in all participants. This exposure led to asymptomatic heat-induced myocardial ischemia in some CAD patients. The findings underscore the need for these individuals to minimize cardiac strain during extreme heat conditions.

A study reveals that heat exposure boosts myocardial blood flow and induces ischemia in some with coronary artery disease, suggesting high-risk individuals should a...   Continue reading ››









New Study Clears Dark Chocolate of Health Risks

  22 hours ago

Image name: Woman-Eating-Chocolate-1-777x518.jpg Image size: 14.89 KB  Download.

A Tulane University study has found that dark chocolate poses no adverse health risks for adults and contains beneficial levels of essential minerals. Testing 155 chocolate samples for 16 metals, researchers discovered that only a few chocolates had concerning cadmium or lead levels, primarily impacting children. Despite some high lead levels in specific chocolates, none posed significant risks. Dark chocolate’s nutritional benefits, including high levels of copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc, may even reduce toxic metal absorption. Geographic analysis revealed that South American ...   Continue reading ››









Exercise: An effective prescription for joint pain

  Yesterday at 12:50 PM

Image name: Exercise_1.jpg Image size: 33.63 KB  Download.

Joint pain can rob you of life's simple pleasures—you may no longer look forward to walking your dog, gardening, or chasing a tennis ball across the court. Even the basics of getting through your day, like getting into the car or carrying laundry to the basement, can become sharp reminders of your limitations.

Keep on moving

It is tempting to avoid the motions that cause you pain. But limiting your movements can weaken muscles and make compound joint trouble worse.

And actually movement— in the form of the right exercises performed properly —can be a long-lastin...   Continue reading ››









Why Your Migraines Get Worse When It’s Hot Outside

  Yesterday at 12:39 PM

Image name: Hot-Sun-Migraine-Headache-777x518.jpg Image size: 14.68 KB  Download.

Rising temperatures are linked to increased migraine occurrences, as shown in a comprehensive study.

A recent study involving multiple research institutions found that increases in temperature significantly raise the likelihood of migraine attacks.

The research highlighted the effectiveness of Fremanezumab, a drug that counters migraines by inhibiting a pain-transmitting protein, showing that it can nullify temperature-related migraine triggers. These findings offer potential for broader migraine relief influenced by weather conditions.

Migraine and Temperatu...   Continue reading ››









Harvard Study Reveals: Planetary Health Diet Can Extend Your Life and Save Earth Too

  2 days ago (Sat, Jun 15, 2024 at 12:46 PM)

A study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health highlights the dual benefits of the Planetary Health Diet (PHD), which not only reduces the risk of premature death by up to 30% but also significantly decreases environmental impacts. The PHD, which advocates for a varied diet of minimally processed plant foods with limited meat and dairy, is shown to lower greenhouse gas emissions, fertilizer needs, and cropland use, demonstrating the deep connection between dietary choices and both human and planetary health.

Adhering to the Planetary Health Diet significantly reduces the risk ...   Continue reading ››









BRANDING

  5 days ago (Wed, Jun 12, 2024 at 12:16 PM)

A brand is the set of attributes—positive or negative—that people associate with a company. These attributes can be positive, such as trustworthy, innovative, dependable, or easy to deal with. Or they can be negative, such as cheap, unreliable, arrogant, or difficult to deal with. The customer loyalty a company creates through its brand is one of its most valuable assets. Lending support to this sentiment, Russell Hanlin, the CEO of Sunkist Growers, said, “An orange is an orange . . . is an orange. Unless . . . that orange happens to be a Sunkist, a name...   Continue reading ››









How Early Peanut Exposure Reduces Allergy Risks by 71%

  5 days ago (Wed, Jun 12, 2024 at 11:21 AM)

Image name: Peeled-Peanuts-777x518.jpg Image size: 25.95 KB  Download.

Early introduction of peanuts in infants leads to a 71% reduction in adolescent peanut allergy risk, a groundbreaking study reveals.

Introducing peanuts into infants’ diets from as early as four months has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing a peanut allergy in adolescence, a long-term study from King’s College London reveals. The study confirms that early and regular peanut consumption lowers the risk of allergy by 71% compared to avoidance.

Feeding children peanuts regularly from infancy to age five reduced the rate of peanut allergy in ...   Continue reading ››









Turning Back Time: Study Links Key Nutrients to Slower Brain Aging

  5 days ago (Wed, Jun 12, 2024 at 10:44 AM)

A novel study highlights the critical role of specific nutrients found in the Mediterranean diet in promoting brain health and slowing cognitive decline, providing a foundation for future nutritional interventions.

Participants whose brains aged more slowly had a nutrient profile that was similar to that of the Mediterranean diet.

Scientists have been extensively researching the brain to promote healthier aging. Although there is considerable knowledge about risk factors that speed up brain aging, there is less understanding of how to prevent cognitive decline.

There ...   Continue reading ››









Business Idea: Provide a service that stores individuals’ log-in information to important online services like e-mail accounts, social networks, PayPal, and eBay, and deliver them to caretakers in the event of the individual’s death.

  6 days ago (Tue, Jun 11, 2024 at 04:57 PM)

Company: Legacy Locker

Business Idea: Provide a service that stores individuals’ log-in information to important online services like e-mail accounts, social networks, PayPal, and eBay, and deliver them to caretakers in the event of the individual’s death.

Pitch: Have you ever wondered what would happen to your online accounts if you unexpectedly died? Although it’s not a pleasant topic to think about, your family members may face a real challenge getting access to your accounts. There have been reports of people having to hire law...   Continue reading ››









Is Perfect Parenting Possible? New Research Says No

  1 week ago (Sun, Jun 09, 2024 at 06:26 PM)

A recent Ohio State University study finds that striving for “perfect” parenting significantly contributes to parental burnout, affecting 57% of surveyed parents and negatively impacting children’s mental health.

A new study links “perfect” parenting expectations to widespread parental burnout and increased mental health issues in children.

Society places an immense amount of pressure on parents to be “perfect,” and in striving to achieve this unrealistic goal, they may experience parental burnout. Parental burnout occurs when the chronic stress and exhaust...   Continue reading ››









4 ways to improve focus and memory

  1 week ago (Sun, Jun 09, 2024 at 06:08 PM)

If you find it harder to focus your attention and absorb information as you age, you're not imagining it. Normal aging leads to gradual changes in many skills associated with thinking and memory. In fact, research shows that memory loss begins as early as age 45.

The slowdown in processing can lead to a bottleneck of information entering your short-term memory, reducing the amount of information that can be acquired and encoded into long-term memory.

The good news is that you can improve focus and attention. Try these four strategies to help you tune out distractions and improve your abi...   Continue reading ››









New Research Reveals That Zinc May Shorten Cold Duration by Two Days – But Is It Worth the Side-Effects?

  1 week ago (Sun, Jun 09, 2024 at 05:26 PM)

Image name: Woman-Common-Cold-777x475.jpg Image size: 13.08 KB  Download.

New research suggests that zinc could shorten common cold symptoms by around two days, but conclusive evidence is lacking, and side effects are a concern. More standardized research is needed to fully understand zinc’s effectiveness.

A recent Cochrane review has discovered that zinc supplementation can reduce the duration of common cold symptoms by approximately two days.

Zinc supplementation could shorten the duration of common cold symptoms by approximately two days, according to a recent Cochrane review. However, the findings are not definitive, and the possible adv...   Continue reading ››









Is “Please” Overrated? New Study Challenges Common Beliefs

  1 week ago (Sun, Jun 09, 2024 at 05:09 PM)

Image name: Young-Girl-Confused-Asking-777x518.jpg Image size: 12.02 KB  Download.

A UCLA study reveals that “please” is often used strategically rather than universally to manage potential refusals, suggesting that real-world politeness depends more on situational context than on rigid language norms.

A UCLA study suggests that using “please” in everyday requests might not be as polite as commonly thought.

A University of California, Los Angeles study finds “please” is used strategically, not universally, to manage expected refusals. Analyzing 17 hours of conversations, researchers discovered “please” in only 7% of requests, mostly to ...   Continue reading ››









Intermittent Fasting May Prevent Liver Cancer, New Research Shows

  1 week ago (Fri, Jun 07, 2024 at 03:11 PM)

Fatty liver disease often leads to chronic liver inflammation and can even result in liver cancer. German researchers found that a 5:2 intermittent fasting schedule in mice can halt this progression, identifying two proteins responsible for the protective effect and noting that an approved drug can partially mimic these benefits.

Drug partially mimics fasting effects.

Fatty liver disease frequently progresses to chronic liver inflammation and may eventually cause liver cancer. Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Tübingen have ...   Continue reading ››









Advantages of water-based exercise

  1 week ago (Fri, Jun 07, 2024 at 08:33 AM)

Image name: water_based_exercise.jpg Image size: 77.19 KB  Download.

Just like land-based exercise, water aerobics and swimming can be effective strategies for improving cardio fitness, building strength, boosting your mood, easing joint pain, sleeping better, and reducing your risk for diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

In addition, water-based exercise offers some advantages you can't get on land:

Gentler on your joints

Your body becomes buoyant in water.

When in the water, your joints experience less impact, making the pool a welcoming environment for anyone with arthritis or joint injuries. Squats that may...   Continue reading ››









Huge amounts of bird-flu virus found in raw milk of infected cows

  1 week ago (Fri, Jun 07, 2024 at 08:20 AM)

Image name: d41586-024-01624-1_27176770.jpg Image size: 81.35 KB  Download.

Milk from cows infected with bird flu contains astronomical numbers of viral particles, which can survive for hours in splattered milk, new data show. The research adds to growing evidence that the act of milking has probably been driving viral transmission among cows, other animals and potentially humans.

That’s a better scenario for public health than transmission through airborne particles, which would be more difficult to contain. “It’s good news it’s probably spreading by the milking process,” says Martin Beer, a virologist at the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health ...   Continue reading ››









Heightened Risks: Stunted Growth Linked to Living at Higher Altitudes

  2 weeks ago (Tue, Jun 04, 2024 at 02:20 PM)

Image name: Short-Child-Measuring-Height-777x518.jpg Image size: 19.84 KB  Download.

Children at higher altitudes in India have a significantly increased risk of stunted growth, influenced by educational and healthcare access factors, underscoring the need for focused nutritional and health interventions.

Children living at 2000+ m above sea level in India are 40% more at risk than those living 1000m below. Children in rural areas seem to be the most vulnerable.

Living at higher altitudes is linked to an increased risk of stunted growth in India, with children living in homes 2000 meters (~6600 feet) or more above sea level 40% more at risk than those li...   Continue reading ››









Do You Add Salt to Your Food? It Could Be Increasing Your Risk of Stomach Cancer by 40%

  2 weeks ago (Tue, Jun 04, 2024 at 02:09 PM)

A recent study has linked frequent addition of salt to food with a significantly higher risk of developing stomach cancer in Europe, a risk similar to that observed in Asian populations with high-salt diets. The study, which controlled for demographic, socioeconomic, and lifestyle factors, found that those who often added salt were 39% more likely to develop stomach cancer compared to those who rarely or never added salt.

Link between salt intake and stomach cancer demonstrated in Western countries for the first time

In many Asian nations where high-salt diets are common...   Continue reading ››









New Research Reveals That Couples Who Drink Together Live Longer

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 02:56 PM)

Image name: Couple-Drinking-Together-Bar-777x518.jpg Image size: 21.22 KB  Download.

A study by the University of Michigan finds that couples who drink alcohol together are likely to live longer, supporting the idea that shared drinking habits can enhance marital satisfaction and longevity.

The couple that drinks together might live longer together, too, says a University of Michigan researcher.

In a recent study published in The Gerontologist, Kira Birditt, a research professor at the U-M Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center, found that couples who are concordant in their drinking behavior (that is, both members drink alcohol) tend to live longer.

...   Continue reading ››









Scientists Discover New Health Benefits of Mangoes

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 02:41 PM)

Image name: Mango-777x505.jpg Image size: 20.8 KB  Download.

Women of childbearing age (WCA) who incorporate mangos into their diets experience a significant improvement in diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The study found that mangos boost the intake of key nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy, such as fiber, folate, and vitamins, while also reducing the consumption of undesirable nutrients like added sugars and saturated fats.

New NHANES study shows that diets containing mangos are linked to improved nutrition and higher Healthy Eatin...   Continue reading ››









10 habits for good health

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 10:22 AM)

These strategies can support your wellness journey.

The foundation of a healthy lifestyle consists of lasting habits like eating right, watching your weight, exercising regularly, managing your mental health, and getting routine medical exams. But even daily, small steps toward these goals also can have a significant impact.

Here are some practices that can help support your ongoing health journey. While you might find it unrealistic to follow them all the time, try to include them in your daily life as much as possible.

1. Do a morning stretch

Stretching before ge...   Continue reading ››









Getting started on the path to better balance

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 10:03 AM)

Image name: The_path_to_better_balance.jpg Image size: 46.54 KB  Download.

Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to hold a steady position or move at will without falling. Static balance helps you stay upright when standing still. Dynamic balance allows you to anticipate and react to changes as you move. Both types of balance work to keep your center of gravity—the point at which body weight is evenly distributed—poised over your base of support.

Whether you're moving or standing still, balance requires interplay among several systems: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), the vestibular system (brain and inne...   Continue reading ››









The Future of Contraception: Scientists Develop Potential Non-Hormonal Birth Control Pill for Men

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 09:54 AM)

Image name: Young-Man-Taking-Pill-777x518.jpg Image size: 12.61 KB  Download.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a promising non-hormonal male contraceptive by targeting a protein, STK33, crucial for sperm functionality. Their study revealed that the new compound, CDD-2807, effectively reduces sperm mobility and numbers in mice without significant side effects, and the contraceptive effect is reversible.

Baylor researchers developed a reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive targeting the sperm-specific protein STK33, showing effectiveness and safety in mice studies.

In the past six decades, the global population has surge...   Continue reading ››









Cambridge Scientists Develop “Third Thumb” That Could Redefine Human Capability

  2 weeks ago (Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 09:44 AM)

Image name: Third-Thumb-Helping-To-Open-a-Bottle-777x867.jpg Image size: 39.18 KB  Download.

Cambridge researchers developed a controllable prosthetic extra thumb that people can quickly learn to use for picking up and manipulating objects. Testing at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition showed that the device is accessible to a wide demographic, with 98% of participants successfully using it within a minute. The study highlights the importance of inclusive design in technology, ensuring accessibility for all users, including marginalized communities.

Researchers at Cambridge have shown that the Third Thumb, a robotic prosthetic, can be quickly mastered by the publi...   Continue reading ››









Boost Your Brain: Scientists Develop New Method To Improve Your Reading Efficiency

  2 weeks ago (Fri, May 31, 2024 at 12:05 PM)

Researchers have developed a training method that improves reading efficiency by training individuals to distinguish between known and unknown words. This method, which enhances word recognition and processing, has shown promising results in studies and will be expanded in future research funded by the German Research Foundation.

Researchers from the University of Cologne and the University of Würzburg have discovered through training studies that individuals can improve their ability to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar words, enhancing reading efficiency. Recognizing words is ...   Continue reading ››









Unlocking Vitamin D’s Hidden Role in Cancer Immunity

  2 weeks ago (Fri, May 31, 2024 at 11:46 AM)

Researchers have demonstrated that vitamin D promotes the growth of a gut bacteria in mice, enhancing their immunity to cancer. Findings suggest that vitamin D-rich diets and genetic enhancements of vitamin D availability can increase immune responses to cancer and immunotherapy effectiveness, although the precise mechanisms involving the gut microbiome remain unclear.

New research links vitamin D with improved cancer immunity in mice through enhancement of specific gut bacteria.

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the U.S....   Continue reading ››









A Junk Food Diet Can Cause Long-Term Damage to Brains

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 30, 2024 at 10:15 AM)

Image name: Hamburger-Unhealthy-Junk-Food-Obesity-777x518.jpg Image size: 20.57 KB  Download.

Research led by USC indicates that a high-fat, sugary diet in adolescence can cause persistent memory impairments, despite later dietary improvements, highlighting a significant, long-term impact on brain function and memory.

USC researchers discovered that rats fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet during their adolescence experienced memory impairment.

A recent study led by USC researchers, which observed rats on a high-fat and sugary diet, suggests that consuming a lot of junk food during teenage years might have long-lasting effects on memory function.

“What we see no...   Continue reading ››









How Innovations Reshape the American Workforce

  3 weeks ago (Thu, May 30, 2024 at 10:08 AM)

The majority of U.S. jobs are in occupations that have emerged since 1940, MIT research finds — telling us much about the ways jobs are created and lost.

In 1900, Orville and Wilbur Wright listed their occupations as “Merchant, bicycle” on the U.S. census form. Three years later, they made their famous first airplane flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So, on the next U.S. census, in 1910, the brothers each called themselves “Inventor, aeroplane.” There weren’t too many of those around at the time, however, and it wasn’t until 1950 that “Airplane designer” became a recog...   Continue reading ››









New Research Suggests That Common HIV Drugs May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

  3 weeks ago (Wed, May 29, 2024 at 09:35 PM)

Recent research indicates that HIV drugs may reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, analyzing data from over 225,000 patients, shows promising results for using reverse transcriptase inhibitors in older, HIV-positive individuals to potentially lower Alzheimer’s occurrence.

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys have discovered positive connections between certain HIV medications and Alzheimer’s disease.

Nearly seven million individuals in the U.S. are currently battling Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and projections suggest this number could rise to almost 13 million b...   Continue reading ››









Why Do Humans Blink So Much? New Research Challenges Traditional Views

  3 weeks ago (Wed, May 29, 2024 at 09:28 PM)

Image name: Blue-Eye-Looking-Up-777x583.jpg Image size: 13.89 KB  Download.

Researchers from the University of Rochester have discovered that blinking does more than keep our eyes moist; it also enhances visual processing by altering the light patterns received by the retina, thereby providing a different kind of visual signal that helps our brain perceive the big picture more effectively. This finding challenges the traditional view of vision, suggesting it involves not just sensory input but also motor activity, similar to other senses.

Researchers discover that blinking is crucial for processing visual information, challenging traditional perspectives on...   Continue reading ››









Revolutionary Relief: Esketamine Reduces Postpartum Depression by 75%

  3 weeks ago (Mon, May 27, 2024 at 10:02 AM)

Image name: Postpartum-Depression-Mother-777x518.jpg Image size: 16.18 KB  Download.

A clinical trial found that administering a single low-dose injection of esketamine immediately after childbirth significantly reduces major depressive episodes in new mothers with prenatal depressive symptoms. The study involved 361 mothers with mild prenatal depression, showing a marked decrease in depression rates among those treated with esketamine compared to a placebo. While the treatment was associated with some short-lived neuropsychiatric adverse effects, the overall results support the use of esketamine in managing postpartum depression in this population.

Researchers sugg...   Continue reading ››









How Talking to Your Baby in a High-Pitched Voice Boosts Their Language Skills

  3 weeks ago (Mon, May 27, 2024 at 09:51 AM)

Image name: Laughing-Infant-Baby-777x583.jpg Image size: 12.32 KB  Download.

Research indicates that early social interactions, characterized by engaging in “parentese,” positively affect infant language development by enhancing brain activity in areas associated with attention. This foundational study underscores the crucial role of adult-baby interactions in fostering early language skills.

The sight of a parent engaging with their baby is universally touching. Speaking in a melodious, high-pitched tone—often called “parentese”—the parent reacts warmly to the baby’s coos and movements, frequently sharing smiles and making eye contact.

These connec...   Continue reading ››









Can $14 a Week Improve Your Heart Health? Surprising Study Results

  3 weeks ago (Mon, May 27, 2024 at 09:44 AM)

Incentive-based interventions, utilizing principles from behavioral economics, significantly increased physical activity among individuals at risk for cardiovascular diseases. This year-long study demonstrated sustained improvements in daily steps and physical activity levels, offering a potent strategy for reducing cardiovascular risks.

Gaining rewards or modest financial incentives motivates individuals to increase their physical activity levels.

Incentives like gaining points or earning small monetary rewards motivated individuals at a high risk for heart disease or s...   Continue reading ››









Mindfulness can help you tame fears and worries

  3 weeks ago (Mon, May 27, 2024 at 09:21 AM)

Image name: Mindfulness_calms_anxieties.jpg Image size: 44.12 KB  Download.

When your day is derailed by fear and worry, you want to try to center your mind and become more anchored in the present moment. Mindfulness techniques can help you do just that. Here are a few techniques to try:

Deep breathing

Breathing is something so natural that we barely think about it. In fact, you breathe about 20,000 times a day without conscious thought. But when you're anxious, your breathing quickens. Purposefully slowing your breaths helps you gain more control over your mental state. The breath, which yogis call "prana," has powerfully calming effects on you...   Continue reading ››









How family economic insecurity can hurt child mental health

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 25, 2024 at 12:40 PM)

Economic difficulty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a cascade of connected problems for some parents – resulting in mental health problems for their children, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that economic insecurity was linked to higher levels of depressive symptoms for parents, which was then associated with poorer relationship quality for the couples. That was linked with more harsh parenting and then to increased internalizing behaviors for their children.

“Pandemic-induced economic hardship had this downstream spillover effect that was ultimately linked negatively...   Continue reading ››









Protecting against cognitive decline

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 25, 2024 at 12:30 PM)

While there's currently no treatment that can prevent or cure dementia, researchers have identified some factors that may help protect you from cognitive decline.

Exercise

Exercise offers an impressive array of health benefits. Not only does staying physically active help your brain, it also helps lower your risk of these conditions:

• Heart disease
• Type 2 diabetes
• High blood pressure
• Colon cancer
• Breast cancer

Exercise also helps relieve insomnia, anxiety, and depression. In addition, it may help ward off cognitive d...   Continue reading ››









Your amazing parathyroid glands

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 25, 2024 at 12:07 PM)

Image name: b216a264-fd62-49be-9b62-ad2b78987bb6.jpg Image size: 50 KB  Download.

These tiny glands are busy with tasks essential to our survival, but most people have never heard of them.

You probably know that you have a thyroid gland. Perhaps you or someone you know has had thyroid tests or a thyroid disorder such as hypothyroidism.

But did you know you also have a parathyroid gland? It's true — in fact, most people have four of them, even though one would suffice.

Where are the parathyroid glands?

From the name, you might assume the role of the parathyroid glands is related to that of the thyroid gland. Well, you'd be wron...   Continue reading ››









The Science of Gossip: Researchers Uncover Surprising Cooperative Benefits

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 25, 2024 at 11:46 AM)

Image name: Two-Women-Gossiping-777x518.jpg Image size: 14.08 KB  Download.

Researchers have created a model to study the impact of gossip on cooperation. They found a mathematical relationship between different forms of gossip, showing how understanding single-source gossip helps understand peer gossip. Their model reveals that sufficient gossip can foster cooperation by improving consensus on reputations. They also noted that biased gossip can affect cooperation positively or negatively. Future research will explore how gossip dynamics interact with altruism and in-group/out-group biases.

Researchers Mari Kawakatsu, Taylor A. Kessinger, and Joshua B. Plot...   Continue reading ››









New Drug Makes Exercise Easier for People With Common Heart Condition

  3 weeks ago (Sat, May 25, 2024 at 11:25 AM)

Aficamten, an investigational drug, was found to improve oxygen usage during exercise for HCM patients in a Phase 3 trial. The study, involving Oregon Health & Science University, suggests it as a promising new treatment option.

OHSU is part of an international clinical trial studying a potential treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

People with a common heart condition demonstrated significantly improved oxygen utilization during exercise after taking an investigational drug, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This finding was al...   Continue reading ››









The Power of an Avocado – Scientists Discover Simple Trick To Improve Diet Quality

  4 weeks ago (Thu, May 23, 2024 at 01:12 PM)

Image name: Sliced-Avocados-777x518.jpg Image size: 26.15 KB  Download.

New research demonstrates that daily consumption of an avocado can lead to better adherence to dietary guidelines, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases. The study highlights the importance of simple dietary changes, like incorporating nutrient-rich avocados, in improving overall diet quality.

Consuming an avocado daily could improve overall diet quality, according to a team led by researchers in Penn State’s Department of Nutritional Sciences. Poor diet quality is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease, and many American adults have poor diet quality and do ...   Continue reading ››









Unlocking the Future of 6G: A New Breakthrough in Terahertz Communication

  4 weeks ago (Thu, May 23, 2024 at 01:05 PM)

Image name: 5G-Smart-City-Concept-777x518.jpg Image size: 18.86 KB  Download.

Tohoku University researchers have developed a tunable filter for terahertz wave signals, facilitating higher transmission rates and improved signal quality. This breakthrough, crucial for the advancement of terahertz applications in communication, medical imaging, and industrial analysis, promises to unlock the full potential of terahertz waves across various fields.

Terahertz frequency electromagnetic waves hold significant promise for advancements in communication, as well as scanning and imaging technologies. However, harnessing their potential is fraught with obstacles. A team from Toh...   Continue reading ››









New Research Indicates That Loneliness Triggers Sugar Cravings in Women

  4 weeks ago (Thu, May 23, 2024 at 12:48 PM)

A UCLA Health study has discovered that lonely women are more inclined to crave high-calorie, sugary foods, demonstrating a link between loneliness, unhealthy eating behaviors, and poor mental health. The research highlights the brain’s role in these correlations and suggests holistic interventions as potential remedies to break the cycle of loneliness and unhealthy eating.

Research indicates that lonely women show heightened brain activity in areas linked to cravings for food.

A recent study by UCLA Health discovered that women who feel lonely show brain activity in a...   Continue reading ››









Scientists Have Discovered RNA That Doesn’t Age in the Brain

  4 weeks ago (Thu, May 23, 2024 at 12:35 PM)

Scientists have found that certain RNA molecules in brain cells, termed long-lived RNAs, can persist throughout an organism’s life, playing a critical role in maintaining genome stability and offering insights into brain aging and potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Neuroscientists at FAU have discovered that certain building blocks in nerve cells can last a lifetime.

Certain RNA molecules in the nerve cells in the brain last a life time without being renewed. Neuroscientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now demons...   Continue reading ››









World-First Study Reveals That There Is up to 100x More Plastic on the Ocean Floor Than the Surface

  4 weeks ago (Wed, May 22, 2024 at 10:25 PM)

A groundbreaking study by CSIRO and the University of Toronto reveals that the ocean floor holds up to 11 million tons of plastic pollution. This research underscores the urgent need to halt the flow of plastic into oceans to protect marine life, highlighting the deep ocean as a significant, permanent repository for plastic waste.

New research conducted by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the University of Toronto in Canada, estimates up to 11 million tons of plastic pollution is sitting on the ocean floor.

Every minute, a garbage truck’s worth of plastic enters the oc...   Continue reading ››









Unlocking Brain Health Through the Science of Nutrition

  4 weeks ago (Wed, May 22, 2024 at 10:10 PM)

A new publication from the Gerontological Society of America details how proper nutrition, particularly the MIND diet, can enhance brain function and mitigate the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly. It stresses the importance of tailoring nutritional discussions to individual goals and the increasing need for supplements with age.

Nutrition plays a critical role in maintaining brain health in older adults, with the MIND diet offering cognitive benefits and personalized dietary discussions enhancing overall wellness.

“Insights & Implications in Gerontology: The Vi...   Continue reading ››









Scientists Uncover New Cognitive Benefits of Video Games

  4 weeks ago (Wed, May 22, 2024 at 09:55 PM)

A study shows regular gamers have enhanced cognitive abilities, like faster reaction times and better memory, compared to non-gamers. Despite criticisms of gaming, these findings indicate potential benefits in professional fields requiring high cognitive performance, without increased cognitive fatigue.

New research reveals that frequent video game players exhibited improved performance in cognitive tasks related to attention and memory.

A new study, published in the British Psychological Society’s British Journal of Psychology, reveals that regular gamers exhibit enha...   Continue reading ››









Job Search Strategies For Tech College Graduates Without A Job

  4 weeks ago (Tue, May 21, 2024 at 09:40 PM)

In all my years as a career counselor, something new is now happening. An unprecedented number of tech and finance majors are graduating without a job. That would have been unheard of before. We still have 2023 college graduates who are unemployed, and high numbers of 2024 tech students who have not been hired.

David was a parent who called looking to help his son. He expressed frustration, saying, “My son has just graduated with a computer science degree. He wants to be a software engineer. That was supposed to be a high-demand field. So, I can’t understand why my son is leaving colleg...   Continue reading ››









What is cognitive reserve?

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 19, 2024 at 02:51 PM)

You can think of cognitive reserve as your brain's ability to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a job done. It reflects how agile your brain is in pulling in skills and capacities to solve problems and cope with challenges. Cognitive reserve is developed by a lifetime of education and curiosity.

The concept of cognitive reserve originated in the late 1980s, when researchers described individuals with no apparent symptoms of dementia who were nonetheless found at autopsy to have brain changes consistent with advanced Alzheimer's disease. These individuals did not show symptoms ...   Continue reading ››















ONLINE E-BOOKS


Online E-books, Textbooks and related materials.


Short-facts

× Chat