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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

Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars of Islam:

1. Declaration of faith: There is no deity (divine being) except Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah

2. Salat: Five daily ritual prayers

3. Zakat: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, technological adv... 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

Six ways to reduce loneliness this Christmas—from a psychologist

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 03:11 PM)

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Snowmen, tables groaning with food and families having a wonderful time together—these are the images that probably pop into your head when you think of Christmas.

In reality, feelings of loneliness are amplified for many over Christmas. The parties and socializing in the lead up to the big day are swiftly followed by a lingering emptiness as as offices, schools and shops close for the festive season. It can feel like the whole world is caught up in a universal experience of Christmas that we are excluded from.

It doesn't help that Christmas adverts tap in to our emotions and create an...    Learn More ››








Psychological distress may be causal risk factor for dementia

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 02:51 PM)

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Self-reported psychological distress is likely a causal risk factor for subsequent dementia, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in JAMA Network Open.

Sonja Sulkava, M.D., Ph.D., from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, and colleagues examined the association of psychological distress with dementia. The analysis included 67,688 participants in the National FINRISK Study surveys (1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007) with linked patient data to the Finnish Health Register for dementia and mortality follow-up through 2017.

The researchers found...    Learn More ››








Study links social media, gaming addiction to emotions

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 02:45 PM)

Social media scrolling and gaming can be addictive, but a new study out of the University of Georgia found these two behaviors are particularly habit forming for kids who have trouble regulating their emotions.

The study found that nearly 80% of adolescents from 12 to 17 reported checking social media every day, with TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat being the most popular platforms among adolescents. And 100% of the students surveyed said they had a social media account.

While less common than social media use, internet gaming is on the rise with 86% of the sample reporting experience with...    Learn More ››








Antidepressant use, infection during pregnancy linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:14 PM)

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may combine with inflammation to heighten the risk of lifelong neurodevelopmental changes in babies' brains, such as those linked to autism, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.

A team of UVA neuroscientists found that commonly used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can interact powerfully with inflammation in the mother's body from infections or other sources. In lab mice, this interaction caused harmful changes in the placenta and the decidua—the direct connection between moth...    Learn More ››








Why do people feel lonely at Christmas? Here's what the research says

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:10 PM)

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Christmas is said to be a time for connecting with friends, family and having fun. But it can also be time of loneliness. Indeed, the results of a 2018 survey looking at loneliness during Christmas time in the UK revealed that 17% of people felt more lonely over the festive period.

Loneliness is a subjective emotion, where we feel our social relationships are insufficient, particularly when compared to our peers. Christmas, with its images and expectations of gift-giving, socializing and excess can often be a time when our own relationships or connections are put under the spotlight. This c...    Learn More ››








Seven tips for managing your mental health during the holidays

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:05 PM)

The holidays can be a time for joy and connecting with friends and loved ones, but they can also bring stress and sadness. Angela Drake is a clinical neuropsychologist at UC Davis Health. She has practical advice for navigating the season's emotional challenges and specific tips for taking care of your mental health.

1. Manage holiday expectations

The most common advice Drake gives her patients is to figure out how to manage their expectations. "Often what we are experiencing is a disconnect between our actual situation and what we think it should be," Drake says. During the holidays, th...    Learn More ››








Twin study confirms childhood leukemia starts in the womb and could help guide screening when only one twin is affected

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:00 PM)

By studying rare cases of identical twins with leukemia, scientists have shed new light on the origins of the most common type of childhood cancer—confirming it originates in the womb but that events after birth determine whether or not clinical leukemia develops.

Findings from researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will help clinicians advise parents of twin children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), offering guidance on risk level and screening.

The first-of-its-kind study, which was published in the journal Leukemia, involved seven pairs of twins with "disco...    Learn More ››








Why Does Shingles Lead to Stroke? Scientists Might Have an Answer

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 20, 2022 at 09:34 PM)

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Shingles is a disease that causes a painful rash.

Researchers discover a potential explanation for why those who have had shingles are more likely to suffer a stroke.

According to recent research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, scientists looking into why people who have had shingles are at a higher risk of stroke now believe the answer lies within lipid vesicles called exosomes that transport proteins and genetic information between cells.

The study explores the mechanisms behind the connection between shingles and strokes and was recently published in The Jo...    Learn More ››








New Research: This Activity Can Reduce the Risk of Metastatic Cancer by 72%

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 20, 2022 at 09:22 PM)

The researchers discovered that high-intensity aerobic exercise increased the consumption of glucose reducing the amount of energy available to the tumor.

Exercise defeats cancer by increasing glucose consumption.

According to recent Tel Aviv University research, aerobic exercise can significantly lower the chance of developing metastatic cancer by 72%. The researchers found that high-intensity aerobic exercise increased internal organs’ consumption of glucose (sugar), decreasing the amount of energy available to the tumor.

Professor Carmit Levy from the Department of Human Genetics...    Learn More ››








The AVID college prep program leads to lower substance use, better health behaviors among high school students, UCLA-led research suggests

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 03:40 PM)

The findings suggest that “academic tracking,” the practice of separating high and low performing students into different classes, reinforces risky social networks and behaviors.

New UCLA-led research finds that a college preparatory program for youth experiencing educational inequities that operates in about 13% of U.S public high schools has a positive effect on students’ social networks, psycho-social outcomes, and health behaviors.

The findings, published Dec. 16 in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics, suggests that the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program,...    Learn More ››








Heat Shock Therapy: Why Saunas Are So Good for You

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:23 AM)

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Heat has been used for healing long before saunas were invented. The ancient Greeks and Romans built public baths over hot springs and on manmade fire furnaces. In East Asian history, stones were heated by fire and placed on the body to deliver the healing powers of heat.

Today, scientists understand the mechanism behind the therapeutic benefits of heat immersion. When the body is exposed to temperatures of 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit and above, heat shock proteins are released.

• What are Heat Shock Proteins?

Heat shock proteins are a type of stress protein — molecules that regulate...    Learn More ››








Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Science Reveals Which Diet Is Better for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

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Low-carb diet may help patients with diabetes achieve better weight loss and glucose control compared to a low-fat diet.

Patients achieved better weight loss and glucose control over a 6-month intervention with a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, calorie unrestricted diet compared to a high-carb, low-fat diet. This is according to a randomized controlled trial of more than 100 people with type 2 diabetes. The changes were not sustained 3 months after the intervention, suggesting a need for long-term dietary changes to maintain meaningful health benefits. The findings were published in the Annals ...    Learn More ››








Healthy New Brain Food for Stressed University Students

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:02 AM)

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According to a new research study, eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks improved self-reported mental health indicators in undergraduate university students. It was also protective against the negative effects of academic stress and improved long-term sleep quality.

University life can be incredibly stressful, with 8 out of 10 students reporting regular bouts of stress and 61% seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, or other issues.

A new research study found that eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks in undergraduate university students improved self-reported me...    Learn More ››








What Is the Best Blood Thinner for Minimizing Bleeding Risk?

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 10:49 AM)

Blood thinners are medicines that prevent blood clots from developing.

In a recent study led by University College London (UCL) researchers, a large-scale comparison of direct oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) commonly recommended for irregular heartbeats has revealed the medication with the lowest risk of bleeding.

According to the study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, apixaban, one of the two most popular direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), has the lowest risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and performs similarly to other DOACs in terms of preventing strokes and ...    Learn More ››








Scientists Are One Step Closer to Understanding Sudden Cardiac Death

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 10:37 AM)

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Sudden cardiac arrest is a potentially fatal condition in which your heart suddenly stops beating.

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, a heart disease that particularly affects young athletes, can result in sudden death. The University of Basel has recently genetically modified mice that develop a disease comparable to that found in humans. The team was able to identify previously undiscovered mechanisms and potential treatment targets as a result.

Fans of the soccer team Sevilla FC will never forget the August 2007 game when 22-year-old Antonio Puerta went into cardiac arrest, collapsed on t...    Learn More ››








Surprise Protector of Females’ Brains: Subcutaneous Fat

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 17, 2022 at 10:03 AM)

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According to new research, subcutaneous fat, which is more common in females, is protective against brain inflammation.

Females’ propensity toward subcutaneous fat, which is fat stored under the skin, often in places like their hips, buttocks, and the backs of their arms, is protective against brain inflammation, at least until menopause. This is according to a new study by scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. It is important because brain inflammation can contribute to serious problems such as dementia and stroke.

Males of essentially any age, on the oth...    Learn More ››








Adult children more likely to be estranged from dad than mom

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 04:48 PM)

Estrangement overall is fairly common, national study finds

Adult children are over four times more likely to be estranged from their fathers than their mothers, a new long-term national study found.

The research showed that 6% of adult children in the study reported a period of estrangement from their mothers, compared to 26% who said they were estranged from their fathers.

But for most adult children, the estrangement is only temporary – 81% of estrangements with mothers end, as do 69% of those with fathers.

This study, one of the few that has examined national trends over time...    Learn More ››








Why a healthy lifestyle is not enough to prevent dementia

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 03:46 PM)

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Dementia is on the rise in Germany. In the absence of treatment options, the focus is shifting to preventing dementia. In particular, a healthy lifestyle is considered beneficial for brain health.

A study by the Faculty of Medicine now shows that opportunities for a healthy lifestyle are unequally distributed: being socially disadvantaged is associated with a higher risk of dementia. The current findings have been published in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease.

As the population ages, dementia is on the rise. Currently, about 1.8 million people in Germany suffer from dementia. Population...    Learn More ››








Smoking and obesity found to increase risk of severe COVID-19 by 65% to 81%

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 03:38 PM)

Researchers from the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)'s Faculty of Medicine (CU Medicine), confirmed smoking, obesity and lower socioeconomic position (SEP) likely increase the risk of contracting mild to severe COVID-19, using data from large scale genome-wide association studies.

Other exposures thought to be related to COVID-19 risk, such as glycemic traits, type 2 diabetes, and vitamin D, are likely unrelated. The researchers also found angiotensin-converting enzyme ...    Learn More ››








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  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 05:32 PM)

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Rise Ethiopia በ World Bank የሚደገፍ እና አለምአቀፍ የምርምር ፕሮግራም ሲሆን በትምህርት ጥራት ላይ ያሉ ችግሮችን ለመቅረፍ የተቋቋመ ድርጅት ...    Learn More ››








A Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 10:37 AM)

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With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its multiple health benefits. Now, new research shows that it may also help overcome infertility, making it a non-intrusive and affordable strategy for couples trying to conceive.

Conducted by Monash University, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and the University of South Australia, the review found that the Mediterranean diet can improve fertility, assisted reproductive technology (ART) success, and sperm quality in men.

Specifically, researchers identified that the anti-inflamma...    Learn More ››








Women who take more steps per day may have a lower risk of diabetes

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 10:26 AM)

A new study leverages Fitbit data to show the benefits of an active lifestyle on diabetes risk

Wearable fitness devices offer new insights into the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new analysis of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program data published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, affecting 90% to 95% of people with diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the action of insulin, meaning it cannot use insuli...    Learn More ››








New Study: More Older Adults Should Be Doing This Simple Task

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:28 AM)

Regularly checking blood pressure could play an important role in helping patients live longer and maintain heart and brain health.

Only around half of the individuals with hypertension or conditions linked to blood pressure regularly monitor, but guidelines from healthcare professionals encourage older adults to do so at home more often.

According to a recent survey, only 48% of individuals between the ages of 50 and 80 who use blood pressure medications or have a medical condition that is impacted by hypertension frequently monitor their blood pressure at home or elsewhere.

A somewh...    Learn More ››








5 Ways To Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:21 AM)

The circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is a natural, internal sleep-wake cycle dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock.

The importance of getting enough shut-eye is stressed time and time again as one cornerstone of good health. Adequate sleep has been linked to improved mood, metabolism, concentration, and immunity, among other health benefits. Yet a good night of sleep can feel elusive in our fast-paced, productivity-obsessed culture.

The human sleep-wake cycle is dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock called the circadian rhythm. In addition to making us sleepy at ni...    Learn More ››








Scientists Reveal 3 Keys to Keeping Your Brain Healthy

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:14 AM)

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The three factors provide some of the secrets to maintaining a high quality of life and, ideally, aging healthily.

No surprises, but confirmation that what we think we should do actually does make a difference.
Your brain is really rather amazing. Around 100 billion nerve cells collaborate to keep you nimble and quick-thinking.

However, like with the rest of the body, as you age your brain may not be nearly as sharp. You may need to write things down, miss appointments, or have trouble watching TV without straining to understand the dialogue or action.

Fortunately, you can also exerc...    Learn More ››








New Study Indicates That Watching TV With Your Child Can Benefit Their Cognitive Development

  2 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:03 AM)

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Watching television can be beneficial, according to researchers who are examining how passive screen use affects a young child’s development.

The amount of television shows aimed at infants has grown over the previous 30 years. Screen time among infants (ages 0 to 2) doubled between 1997 and 2014.

Recent research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology investigated the influence of passive screen usage on the cognitive development of a young kid. According to the study, screen exposure—whether from a TV or a mobile device—can be advantageous depending on the circumstances....    Learn More ››








Time To Change What You Wear For Job Interviews

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 02:39 PM)

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What would you think if a CEO showed up for an online job interview wearing a T-shirt? Well, that is precisely what Bill did. He thought casual was hip and his usual work attire. When Bill didn’t get a second interview after conversations with two recruiters, he wondered why. He contacted me for interview coaching, thinking he wasn’t answering the questions effectively.

For our coaching session, I asked him to dress like he would for his interview. When we started on ZOOM, I immediately saw the problem. The image he presented was all wrong for his C-level role. That was an easy fix. Nex...    Learn More ››








How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – 9 Tips To Help You Stay in Shape This Christmas Season

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:51 AM)

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The Christmas holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, food. With so many temptations around every corner, it’s also the time when your healthy lifestyle can go out the window. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to stay in shape while still enjoying all your favorite foods. Here are some tips to help you enjoy this festive season to the fullest without putting on weight.

1. Be well-prepared.

Planning your meals ahead of time makes it much easier to keep your eating habit in check. As the holidays approach, make a list of every party and gathering yo...    Learn More ››








8 Ways to Beat Eyestrain and Revitalize Dry Eyes

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:30 AM)

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If you use a computer for hours a day, there’s a good chance you know what it’s like to have eyestrain or dry eyes. Maybe you experience tension headaches behind your eyes or even get blurred vision. With some tweaks to your routine and simple habits, you can counteract eyestrain and keep your eyes going all day long.

Dry Eye Causes

• Not blinking enough, which we often do when looking at screens
• Your eyelids not fully closing when you sleep
• Side effect of certain medications

Eye Strain Causes

• Brightness of the blue light in screens causes squinting
• Squinti...    Learn More ››








Newly Discovered Virus Similar to COVID Could Infect Humans and Resist Vaccines

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:12 AM)

A virus discovered in a Russian bat that is related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is likely capable of infecting humans and, if it spreads, is resistant to existing vaccines.

A team led by researchers at Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Health discovered spike proteins from the bat virus, known as Khosta-2, that can infect human cells and are resistant to both monoclonal antibodies and serum from SARS-CoV-2 vaccine recipients. Khosta-2 and SARS-CoV-2 are both coronaviruses that belong to the same subclass of coronaviruses known as sarbecov...    Learn More ››








NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Will Soon Enter Earth’s Atmosphere at Nearly 25,000 Mph – What Will Happen Next?

  2 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:07 AM)

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday at 9:39 a.m. PST (12:39 p.m. EST), bringing an end to a several-week-long journey 40,000 miles beyond the moon and back. During its historic mission, Orion reached a record-setting distance of 268,563 miles (432,210 km) from Earth, beating the previous record set by Apollo 13 in 1970. Space buffs can tune into NASA’s live stream with coverage beginning at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST) to witness some extreme physics—what will be the last leg of the historic Artemis I mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center in Fl...    Learn More ››








How Does What We Eat Affect How We Age?

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 12, 2022 at 12:21 PM)

The results of the study highlight the importance of thinking about nutrition holistically.

According to recent research from the Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the answer to a seemingly simple question – how does what we eat impact how we age – is unavoidably complex.

While the majority of analyses had focused on the effects of a single nutrient on a single outcome, a conventional, unidimensional approach to understanding the effects of diet on health and aging no longer gives us the full picture. A healthy diet needs to be thoug...    Learn More ››








Social media found to contribute to increase in cosmetic procedures

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 11:18 AM)

Influencers on social media have contributed to an uptake of people using cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance, research suggests.

Instagram influencers who have had procedures—such as botox, and lip and face fillers—tend to promote the benefits of the enhancements without disclosing the downsides, the study found.

• Face filters

The participants were quizzed about their use of Instagram and face filters—software that manipulates the shape of a face on screen—to inform their decision-making about cosmetic procedures.

The study found all of the participants look...    Learn More ››








Adding yoga to regular exercise improves cardiovascular health and wellbeing

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 10:33 AM)

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A pilot study in patients with hypertension concludes that adding yoga to regular exercise is better than stretch exercises alone, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

A three-month pilot study of patients with hypertension appearing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, demonstrates that adding yoga to a regular exercise training regimen supports cardiovascular health and wellbeing and is more effective than stretching exercises. Incorporation of yoga reduced systolic blood pressure and resting heart rate and improved 10-year cardiovascular r...    Learn More ››








Top 8 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 09:57 AM)

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The great flavor of your favorite beverage may be enough to persuade you to continue drinking it. However, it can’t hurt to recognize that you also benefit from these eight health-inducing perks. Your daily cups of coffee can help you live longer. They might also stave off several severe illnesses and improve your functioning.

• Longevity

Studies show drinking coffee can prolong lifespan. Over 10 years, researchers looked at the connection between coffee consumption and death risk. Scientists considered variables like the participants’ lifestyles, wellness, and coffee consumption.
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Study Shows Brains With More Vitamin D Function Better

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 09:42 AM)

According to a new study from Tufts University, adults who suffered from varying rates of cognitive decline had better cognitive function with higher levels of vitamin D in their brains. People get vitamin D from sun exposure, foods (such as fatty fish), and supplements.

A new study, the first to examine vitamin D levels in brain tissue, may help scientists further understand dementia and its causes.

Worldwide, an estimated 55 million people live with dementia, a number that’s expected to rise as the global population ages. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 6.5 million...    Learn More ››








Why Do We Slow Down When We Are Sick? Scientists Identify the Cells Responsible

  2 months ago (Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 09:35 AM)

A new study has identified the set of neurons that controls sickness behaviors.

New research reveals new information about sickness behaviors.
When we’re feeling under the weather, we tend to eat, drink, and exercise less. We’re not the only ones either; while fighting an infection, the majority of animals lower the same three behaviors.

Recent research has identified the cluster of neurons that drive these responses, known as sickness behaviors. Researchers discovered that a particular population of cells in the brainstem can cause three telltale sickness behaviors in mice by trig...    Learn More ››








Women's menstrual cycles impacted by pandemic lockdowns, research suggests

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 10:40 PM)

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Menstrual Cycle symptoms reported by eumenorrheic participants (n = 559). This Figure represents the percentage of participants reporting symptoms that have increased (purple) and decreased (blue). Credit: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2022).

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Scientists at Nottingham Trent University investigated menstrual cycle characteristics of more than 550 women before and during lockdown.

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in significant disruption to daily life for peop...    Learn More ››








One in ten Australian women report disrespectful or abusive care in childbirth

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 10:31 PM)

Having a baby can be an empowering experience when women are treated with kindness and respect.

However, some women are left feeling traumatized by how they were treated. When women receive disrespectful and abusive care from health providers during pregnancy, labor and birth, or after the baby is born, it's called obstetric violence. This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse, threats or coercion by health providers.

Our study, published December 5 in the journal Violence Against Women, is the first to look at Australian women's experiences of obstetric violence. Of the 8,804 wo...    Learn More ››








When does mental distress become a mental illness?

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 10:10 PM)

Human beings experience a range of emotions, some of which are pleasant, such as joy and happiness, and others that are uncomfortable or even painful, such as anxiety, anger or grief. Often, emotional discomfort or pain is temporary and appropriate to the circumstances. It is natural, and even helpful, to experience anxiety when facing a difficult decision, or grief when a loved one dies.

However, when painful mental states are long-lasting and interfere with our ability to function well in our daily lives and relationships, it can mean we are experiencing a form of mental illness.

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Eating lots of 'ultra-processed' foods could harm your brain

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 09:58 PM)

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Chips, pizza, cookies: Delicious, but a diet full of ultra-processed foods like these may contribute to brain deterioration, researchers report.

Ultra-processed foods have lots of added and unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, salt, fat, artificial colors and preservatives. Examples include frozen meals, soft drinks, hot dogs and cold cuts, fast food, packaged cookies, cakes and salty snacks.

These foods have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Now, scientists in Brazil have tied them to a greater risk of declining brainpower.

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Good Sleep Can Increase Women’s Ambitions

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 09:15 PM)

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On days after a night of bad sleep, women indicated reduced aspirations to achieve higher status at work.

Sleep quality impacts women’s daily intentions to pursue workplace status.

Women may wish to lay down for a full night’s sleep before leaning into work. Research from Washington State University found that the quality of women’s sleep affected their mood and altered their perceptions of career advancement. Men’s aspirations, however, were unaffected by sleep quality.

This conclusion was reached by the researchers after conducting a two-week survey study of 135 American wor...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover That Reduced Activity and High Sugar Consumption Is Worse for Men Than Women

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 08:39 PM)

The study involved short-term exposure to decreased activity and increased sugar intake.

New research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine provides the first evidence in humans that short-term lifestyle changes can disrupt the response to insulin in blood vessels. It is also the first study to demonstrate that men and women respond differently to these changes.

Vascular insulin resistance is a feature of obesity and type 2 diabetes that contributes to vascular disease. Researchers examined vascular insulin resistance in 36 young and healthy men and women by subjecting them ...    Learn More ››








New Study Reveals How Childhood Fears Play Role in Future Anxiety and Depression

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 08:28 PM)

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The study found that people who are more inhibited in early childhood and who do not react normally to prospective rewards as adolescents are more likely to develop depression later in life.

A longitudinal imaging study connects reduced ventral striatum activity to later depression.

A recent imaging study led by a scientist at The University of Texas at Dallas discovered early risk factors linked to children’s temperament as well as a neural process that might predict whether a person would develop depression and anxiety in adolescence and early adulthood.

The study, which was recen...    Learn More ››








Seismic Waves Reveal Surprising New Information About Mars

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 08:13 PM)

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Researchers have observed seismic waves traveling throughout the surface of a planet other than Earth for the first time after two large meteorite impacts on Mars.

Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Marsquake Service have been studying data from the NASA InSight mission’s seismometer on one of our neighboring planets. For over three years, the only seismic waves identified on Mars were those that traveled through the planet’s depths from each quake’s focus or hypocenter. However, the scientists had always hoped for an event that would also cause waves to move throughout the planet’s surf...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover New Permanent Changes Caused by Giving Birth

  2 months ago (Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 08:01 PM)

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The researchers discovered that females who had given birth had lower levels of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

A study of primates reveals permanent changes in bone composition after birth and breastfeeding.

Reproduction permanently alters females’ bones in ways not previously known, a team of anthropologists has found. Its discovery, based on an analysis of a kind of primate known as rhesus monkeys, sheds new light on how giving birth can permanently change the body.

A group of anthropologists has discovered that reproduction permanently changes women’s bones in ways that we...    Learn More ››








Trouble sleeping? You could be at risk of type 2 diabetes

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 02:59 PM)

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As the Christmas season starts to ramp up, University of South Australia researchers are reminding people to prioritise a good night’s sleep as new research shows that a troubled sleep may be associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

In the first study of its kind, researchers found that people who reported trouble sleeping were on average more likely to have indicators of poor cardiometabolic health – inflammatory markers, cholesterol and body weight – which can contribute to type 2 diabetes.

In Australia, almost one million adults have type 2 diabetes. Globally, type 2 di...    Learn More ››








Best Foods to Eat Before Sex

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:26 AM)

• Oysters

These are loaded with zinc, which helps your body make testosterone. That's a hormone that plays a big role in your mood and sex drive. Zinc may also help men make more sperm. It might also help those sperm move better. Not a fan of shellfish? Load up on other foods high in zinc, like beef, pork, fortified cereal, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and yogurt.

• Pomegranates

Throughout history, this fruit has been known as a symbol of fertility and a sex enhancer. Turns out that there’s some truth to these tales. Experts say that drinking pomegranate juice can boost your mood, im...    Learn More ››








11 Ways Alcohol Ages You Faster Than Normal

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:16 AM)

• A Bad Mix

Alcohol is linked to age in lots of ways. You have to be old enough to drink it legally, and once you are, it can age you faster than normal. Heavy drinking can have a direct effect on certain parts of your body and on your mental health as you get older. And it can have some unhealthy indirect effects, as well.

• It Can Dehydrate You

As you get older, you have less water in your body and -- for reasons that aren’t quite clear --you also feel thirsty less often. That makes seniors more likely to be dehydrated. Drinking alcohol can pull more water out of your body and...    Learn More ››








Using Vapes May Increase Risk of Developing Dental Cavities

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:03 AM)

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New research has found that people who use vaping devices have a higher risk of developing cavities.

Researchers say e-cigarettes and similar vaping devices are associated with a higher risk for cavities.

A vaping habit could end up leading to a tarnished smile, and more frequent visits to the dentist.

New research has found that patients who said they used vaping devices were more likely to have a higher risk of developing cavities. With CDC surveys reporting that 9.1 million American adults—and 2 million teenagers—use tobacco-based vaping products, that means a lot of vulnerable...    Learn More ››
















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