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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

Traffic Pollution Has Been Associated With an Increased Risk of Dementia

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 10:55 AM)

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Dementia is a general term referring to the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions, which interferes with doing everyday activities.

The meta-analysis reviewed 17 studies studying traffic-related air pollution.

According to a meta-analysis recently published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, higher exposure to a certain type of traffic-related air pollution known as particulate matter may be connected to an increased risk of dementia. Researchers focused on fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, which is made up of airborne pollutants wit...    Learn More ››








Scientific Weight Loss Study: Green Mediterranean Diet Reduces Twice As Much Visceral Fat

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 10:38 AM)

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According to a study in the peer-reviewed medical journal BMC Medicine, the green Mediterranean diet significantly reduces visceral fat. In fact, it reduced visceral fat by twice as much as the regular Mediterranean diet.

The Green Mediterranean diet reduces twice as much visceral fat as the Mediterranean diet.

Reducing visceral fat is the true goal of weight loss.

The green Mediterranean diet (MED) significantly reduces visceral adipose tissue, a type of fat around internal organs that is much more dangerous than the extra “tire” around your waist. The green Mediterranean diet wa...    Learn More ››








Johns Hopkins Researchers Have Identified a Potential New Treatment Target for Sleep Apnea

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 10:31 AM)

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Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder in which breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep.

According to a recent mouse study, the target is an ion channel that has been already shown to impact blood pressure in obese mice.

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists, a recent study with obese mice adds to evidence that specialized channel proteins are potential therapeutic targets for sleep apnea and other unusually slow breathing disorders in obese individuals.

The protein, a cation channel known as TRPM7, is located in carotid bodies, minute sensory ...    Learn More ››








Public health study: Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases in Chinese adults

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:28 PM)

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Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases in Chinese adults.

Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases and kills more than one million adults in China each year from 22 different causes, according to new research published in The Lancet Public Health.

Tobacco smoking is projected to cause one billion deaths worldwide this century, mainly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) such as China. Two thirds of adult men in China smoke; the study, led by researchers from Oxford Population Health, U.K., Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shows that around half of...    Learn More ››








Walking backwards has a surprising number of health benefits

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:23 PM)

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Walking doesn't require any special equipment or gym memberships, and best of all, it's completely free. For most of us, walking is something we do automatically. It doesn't require conscious effort, so many of us fail to remember the benefits of walking for health. But what happens if we stop walking on auto-pilot and start challenging our brains and bodies by walking backwards? Not only does this change of direction demand more of our attention, but it may also bring additional health benefits.

Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Whether you're regularly active or not, even ...    Learn More ››








Fatherhood changes men's brains, according to before-and-after MRI scans

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:13 PM)

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Fathers’ brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood.

The time fathers devote to child care every week has tripled over the past 50 years in the United States. The increase in fathers' involvement in child rearing is even steeper in countries that have expanded paid paternity leave or created incentives for fathers to take leave, such as Germany, Spain, Sweden and Iceland. And a growing body of research finds that children with engaged fathers do better on a range of outcomes, including physical health and cognitive performance.

Despite dads' rising participation in child ...    Learn More ››








Few people are aware of the links between alcohol and cancer risk

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:07 PM)

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Despite conclusive research that shows that all alcoholic beverages, including wine, increase the risk of many types of cancer, Americans demonstrated low awareness of this risk, and some perceived alcohol as having health benefits, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Awareness varied significantly for various types of alcohol, the study showed.

"Alcohol is a leading modifiable risk factor for cancer in the United States and previous research has shown that most Americans don't know this,"...    Learn More ››








Remittances Grow 5% in 2022, Despite Global Headwinds

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 03:16 PM)

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) withstood global headwinds in 2022, growing an estimated 5% to $626 billion. This is sharply lower than the 10.2% increase in 2021, according to the latest World Bank Migration and Development Brief.

Remittances are a vital source of household income for LMICs. They alleviate poverty, improve nutritional outcomes, and are associated with increased birth weight and higher school enrollment rates for children in disadvantaged households. Studies show that remittances help recipient households to build resilience, for example through fina...    Learn More ››








World Athletics publishes Online Abuse Study covering World Athletics Championships Oregon22

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

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• Almost 60% of all abuse targeted female athletes
• One fifth of all abuse was racial
• 60% of all abuse was made on Twitter

In line with its commitment to safeguarding on and off the field of play, World Athletics today (2) publishes findings of a study conducted during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 to identify and address abusive comments sent to athletes via social media.

It is the second study of its kind in athletics following the Online Abuse Study that World Athletics conducted during the Tokyo Olympic Games, which revealed disturbing levels of abuse of athle...    Learn More ››








Sleeping Too Much Linked to a 69% Increased Risk of Dementia

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

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A new study analyzes how sleep duration and timing impact dementia risk.

The time individuals go to bed and how much sleep they get may increase their chance of getting dementia, according to a recent study that was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

During an average follow-up of 3.7 years, 97 individuals in a study of 1,982 older adults in China who were dementia-free at the beginning of the study developed dementia.

The risk of dementia was 69% greater in those who slept for more than 8 hours (compared to 7-8 hours) and twice as high in those who went to b...    Learn More ››








Depression Risk Increases With Hours Worked in Stressful Jobs

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 02:40 PM)

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Longer work weeks were strongly associated with a higher increase in depression symptoms in an “emulated” clinical trial, pushing some first-year resident physicians into the range of moderate to severe depression.

According to a recent study of doctors, the more hours per week someone works in a demanding job, the greater their chance of developing depression is.

Working 90 or more hours a week was associated with changes in depression symptom scores three times larger than the change in depression symptoms among those working 40 to 45 hours a week.

Furthermore, compared to those...    Learn More ››








Psychologists: Dark Personality Traits Make People Susceptible To Fake News

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 02:33 PM)

Wuerzburg psychologists have studied what makes people more susceptible to fake news.

A new study has found a link between dark personality traits and fake news.

Fake news has been the focus of recent research at the Human-Computer-Media Institute at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany. “Some people believe Fake News even when the scientific facts clearly contradict them,” says psychologist Jan Philipp Rudloff. “We wanted to know why this is the case and investigate the role played by our ideas about the nature of knowledge and facts.”

Rudloff c...    Learn More ››








Higher vitamin K intake linked to lower bone fracture risk late in life

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 09:05 PM)

Research has revealed vitamin K1 can help reduce the risk of fractures in older populations -- especially hip fractures.

Breaking bones can be life-changing events -- especially as we age, when hip fractures can become particularly damaging and result in disability, compromised independence and a higher mortality risk.

But research from Edith Cowan University's Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute has revealed there may be something you can do to help reduce your risk of fractures later in life.

In collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the study looked ...    Learn More ››








At Risk for Diabetes? Scientists Recommend Doing This

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 08:03 PM)

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The findings indicate that a low carbohydrate diet could potentially be a useful approach in treating and preventing diabetes.

• A new study recommends cutting carbs.

Although low-carb diets are often recommended for individuals who are being treated for diabetes, there is little proof that cutting down on carbohydrates has any effect on blood sugar levels in those with diabetes or prediabetes who aren’t receiving medication.

Now, a new study from Tulane University suggests that a low-carb diet may help those with unmedicated diabetes, as well as those who are at risk for develop...    Learn More ››








Autism Breakthrough: New Treatment Significantly Improves Social Skills and Brain Function

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 07:57 PM)

The treatment caused neurological changes, including a decrease in inflammation and an increase in functionality, according to the researchers.

A recent Tel Aviv University study found that pressure chamber therapy greatly improved social skills and the condition of the autistic brain. The research was carried out on autism animal models. The researchers discovered changes in the brain, including a decrease in neuroinflammation, which has been linked to autism. Furthermore, the social functioning of the animal models treated in the pressure chamber improved significantly. The success of the...    Learn More ››








New Research Indicates That Mars Was Capable of Supporting Life

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 07:50 PM)

Early Mars might have been a warm version of modern Titan and at least as promising, if not more promising, as a location for the origin of life.

A new study reveals that Mars was born wet, with a dense atmosphere allowing warm-to-hot oceans for millions of years. This discovery was recently published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. To arrive at this conclusion, researchers created the first model of the evolution of the Martian atmosphere, which links the high temperatures associated with Mars’ molten formation to the creation of the first oceans and atmosphere.

Be...    Learn More ››








New Study Finds That Vitamin D Could Help Extend Your Life

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 07:45 PM)

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Vitamin D is a vitamin that your body requires to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

The research linked vitamin D deficiency to premature death.

One in three Australian individuals still have mild, moderate, or severe vitamin D deficiency despite the fact that sunlight is a major source of the vitamin.

Now, a new study from the University of South Australia provides compelling evidence that vitamin D deficiency is linked to early mortality, prompting calls for individuals to follow healthy vitamin D level guidelines.

The research, which was published in the journal Annals of Int...    Learn More ››








Scientists Answer: Are Women Really Better at Remembering Words Than Men?

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 06:47 PM)

Textbooks and popular science books claim that women are superior at finding and remembering words, but is this true?

“Women are better. The female advantage is consistent across time and life span, but it is also relatively small”, says Marco Hirnstein, professor at The University of Bergen, Norway.

Hirnstein is curious about how biological, psychological, and social variables influence sex/gender disparities in cognitive skills, as well as the underlying brain mechanisms.

Will the results finally put an end to bar arguments over who is better?

“So far, the focus has mostly ...    Learn More ››








New Study Reveals a Secret to Becoming More Active

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 03:30 PM)

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The new research indicates that associating with moderately active individuals may encourage sedentary people to become more active.

Recent research reveals that to become less sedentary, you may need an active friend.

A new mathematical model incorporates the influence of social interactions on community exercise patterns, implying that connecting with moderately active individuals may motivate sedentary people to become more active. Ensela Mema of Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and associates recently published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE.

In order to promote healt...    Learn More ››








Scientists Reveal That This Type of Dating Profile Sparks More Attraction

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 01:20 PM)

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The study found that originality in an online dating profile text improves evaluations of personality and attractiveness.

Additionally, owners of “original” profiles are rated as being smarter, funnier, and more likable.
A new study of online dating site users found a correlation between the perceived originality of text in dating profiles and higher perceptions of attractiveness. Tess van der Zanden and colleagues from Tilburg University in the Netherlands recently published their findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE and outlined the characteristics of “original” profiles....    Learn More ››








Drinking Even Low Amounts of Alcohol During Pregnancy Changes Baby’s Brain Structure

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 01:03 PM)

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According to a new study that used fetal MRI imaging, consumption of alcohol even in low to moderate amounts during pregnancy can change the baby’s brain structure and delay brain development.

Drinking alcohol even in low to moderate amounts during pregnancy can change the baby’s brain structure and delay brain development, according to a new MRI study. Next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the results of the study will be presented.

“Fetal MRI is a highly specialized and safe examination method that allows us to make accurate statemen...    Learn More ››








What Not to Say to a Grieving Friend

  2 months ago (Sun, Nov 27, 2022 at 07:33 AM)

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1. Anything that starts with “at least.”

KEY POINTS

• Death and grief make us uncomfortable.

• It's hard to know what to say to a griever, and it can be even harder to know what not to say.

• Being present and bearing witness to your friend's pain is just as important as having the right words.

When I was in high school, the three-year-old sister of a friend of mine died. My friend took a few days off school, which gave me time to obsess about what I’d say to her when she returned. She was my first friend to experience death up close, and I didn’t want to get it wr...    Learn More ››








Antioxidant Flavonols – From Fruit, Tea and Wine – Linked to Slower Memory Decline

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 12:01 PM)

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A new study found that people who eat or drink more foods with antioxidant flavonols may have a slower rate of memory decline as they age.

According to new research, people who eat or drink more foods with antioxidant flavonols, which are found in tea and wine as well as several fruits and vegetables, may have a slower rate of memory decline. The study was published in the November 22, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“It’s exciting that our study shows making specific diet choices may lead to a slower rate of cognitive declin...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover a Link Between Mitochondria and Cancer

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 11:53 AM)

A multi-gene expression signature in tumors is associated with aggressive disease and poor patient outcomes, and it has the potential to become a genetic cancer biomarker.

The human cell’s primary source of energy, the mitochondria plays an important role in the metabolism of cancer cells. In a study recently published in PLOS ONE, researchers from throughout the world, including Dario C. Altieri, M.D., president and chief executive officer, director of the Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center, and Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor at The Wistar Institute, have identified a pa...    Learn More ››








10 Key Questions of Intelligent Computing

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 11:34 AM)

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10 fundamental scientific questions on intelligent computing.

“Can machines think?” In his ground-breaking paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” published in 1950, Alan Turing raised this epoch-making question for the first time. This launched a new field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as people’s insatiable curiosity about computers and intelligence.

A number of difficult issues need to be resolved in order to meet the constantly increasing demand for computing. Computational speed is limited by the traditional von Neumann architecture, computational methods a...    Learn More ››








Most young people’s well-being falls sharply in first years of secondary school

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 11:26 AM)

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Research based on data from 11,000 students charted an across-the-board fall in well-being, regardless of circumstances, between ages 11 and 14.

Most young people in the UK experience a sharp decline in their subjective well-being during their first years at secondary school, regardless of their circumstances or background, new research shows.

Academics from the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester analysed the well-being and self-esteem of more than 11,000 young people from across the UK, using data collected when they were 11, and again when they were 14.

The adolescents’ over...    Learn More ››








Witchcraft beliefs are widespread, highly variable around the world, study finds

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 09:44 AM)

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A newly compiled dataset quantitatively captures witchcraft beliefs in countries around the world, enabling investigation of key factors associated with such beliefs.

Numerous prior studies conducted around the world have documented people's beliefs in witchcraft -- the idea that certain individuals have supernatural abilities to inflict harm. Understanding people's witchcraft beliefs can be important for policymaking and other community engagement efforts. However, due to a lack of data, global-scale statistical analyses of witchcraft beliefs have been lacking.

To deepen understanding o...    Learn More ››








Remarkable Weight Loss – Study Finds New Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:36 PM)

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Compared to a diet that includes meat and dairy, a plant-based diet reduces the amount of harmful dietary advanced glycation end-products.

According to a recent study by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine published in Obesity Science & Practice, eating a plant-based diet decreases inflammatory dietary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) by 79%, compared to a 15% reduction for a diet that contains meat and dairy products. An average weight reduction of 14 pounds and better insulin sensitivity was linked to the drop in AGEs.

“Simply swapping fatty meat ...    Learn More ››








Can Stress Influence Your Appetite? A Johns Hopkins Study Reveals That It’s All in Your Head

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:30 PM)

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New research reveals the relationship between stress, obesity, and appetite.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine investigated whether stress may increase appetite in obese and lean adults in a series of experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a technique for monitoring brain activity across networks in the brain. The results showed that stress affects how the brain responds to food and that both lean and obese people respond to food cues in reward- and cognitive-control-related brain regions.

Data from 29 adults—16 women and 13 men—were evaluated for the s...    Learn More ››








Scientists Reveal That Eating These Foods Can Worsen Menstrual Cramps

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:05 PM)

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Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in processed foods, oil, and sugar have been shown to lower inflammation, a leading contributor to menstrual pain.

Recent research indicates that diets high in meat, oil, sugar, salt, and coffee contribute to menstrual pain.

Few girls seek treatment even though menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) is the most common reason why teenage girls miss school. An analysis of relevant studies indicates that diet may be a key contributor, particularly diets high in meat, oil, sugar, salt, and coffee, which have all been linked to inflammation. The findings were...    Learn More ››








“Hoppy” Health Benefits – Beer Hops Compounds Could Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:00 PM)

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Hops are a key component of beer’s flavor and aroma. According to new research, compounds extracted from hop flowers can, in lab dishes, inhibit the clumping of amyloid beta proteins, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Beer is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world. Hops, the flowers (or seed cones) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, make beer bitter and are a key component of beer’s flavor and aroma. The distinct, bitter taste of the hops used to flavor its many varieties of beer is something some people love and others hate.

Now, scientists have disco...    Learn More ››








Heart Disease: “Good” Cholesterol May Not Be Good for Everyone

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:53 PM)

According to a new study, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “good cholesterol” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk.

Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group.

A study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL...    Learn More ››








Surprising Findings – Does Reducing Screen Time Increase Productivity?

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:44 PM)

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New research suggests that mindful use of smartphones may enhance productivity.

Have you ever been accused (or accused someone else) of spending too much time staring at your phone? It seems that the time might not be entirely squandered after all.

A recent study by Kaveh Abhari of San Diego State University and Isaac Vaghefi of the City University of New York found that monitoring cellphone screen time with the help of existing smartphone applications can improve focused or mindful cellphone usage, which in turn increases perceived productivity and user satisfaction. The study was rece...    Learn More ››








Drinking During Pregnancy Changes Baby’s Brain Structure

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:33 PM)

At A Glance

• Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can change the unborn baby’s brain structure and delay brain development.

• Using fetal MRI, researchers observed structural brain changes in regions related to key functions including language development.

• Significant changes were seen in fetal brains even when the mothers consumed less than one alcoholic beverage per week.

A new MRI study revealed that consumption of alcohol even in low to moderate amounts during pregnancy can change the baby's brain structure and delay brain development. Results of the study will be p...    Learn More ››








COVID-19 vaccine gives substantial protection against reinfection, study finds

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:25 PM)

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Individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from vaccination, gaining 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variant. A new study led by Katrine Finderup Nielsen at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, reports these findings November 22 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

During the recent pandemic, vaccination has been one of the best tools available for curbing the spread of COVID-19. People infected with the virus are known to develop long-lasting natural immunity, but Finderup Nielsen and her team wanted to know w...    Learn More ››








STUDY: ANTIOXIDANT FLAVONOLS LINKED TO SLOWER MEMORY DECLINE

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:23 PM)

FRUITS, VEGETABLES, TEA MAY BE HELPFUL

People who eat or drink more foods with antioxidant flavonols, which are found in several fruits and vegetables as well as tea and wine, may have a slower rate of memory decline, according to a study published in the November 22, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“It’s exciting that our study shows making specific diet choices may lead to a slower rate of cognitive decline,” said study author Thomas M. Holland, MD, MS of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Something as simple...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover New Consequences of Drinking as a Teen – And They Can Last Decades

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

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Alcohol misuse in adolescence is associated with poor health and unhappiness in adulthood.

According to Rutgers and Virginia Commonwealth University-led research, teenagers who abuse alcohol may have more difficulties with drinking issues in their 20s and 30s, have worse health, and feel less satisfied with their lives.

Researchers categorized teenage alcohol abuse based on replies concerning the frequency of intoxication, frequency of alcohol use, and frequency of alcohol issues at ages 16, 17, and 18.8. Their findings were recently published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Expe...    Learn More ››








Wide and Lasting Consequences: Teachers Give Girls Higher Grades Than Boys

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:53 PM)

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The study found that girls were often given better grades than boys, even if they had the same academic competency.

According to a recent study of tens of thousands of students and their teachers, girls are often awarded more favorable grades than males with the same academic abilities.

This prejudice against boys may spell the difference between passing and failing classes like math. The Italian researchers caution that it may also have larger repercussions on matters like college admission, career choice, and income.

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Diabetes Drug Linked to a Decreased Risk of Dementia

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:48 PM)

These drugs may successfully prevent dementia in high-risk individuals with mild or moderate type 2 diabetes.

According to the scientists, it could be worthwhile to prioritize these drugs for future repurposing research.

According to a long-term study recently published in the open-access journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, using the diabetes drug known as glitazones is associated with a 22% lower risk of dementia. Glitazones are often known as thiazolidinediones or TZDs for short and are an older class of type 2 diabetes drugs.

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Is It Safe for Humans To Go Up to Space? ISS Experiments Reveal Risks for Future Space Flights

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:42 PM)

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Astronauts may be exposed to high energy charged particles from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events, as well as secondary protons and neutrons after they leave Earth’s protective atmosphere. Because biomolecules, cells, and tissues have different ionization patterns than terrestrial radiation, the associated biological consequences are poorly understood, and the degree of danger involved is subject to enormous uncertainty.

The study in mouse cells analyzed the impact of space radiation and will help scientists better estimate the safety and dangers of space travel.

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A Potential Cure for Obesity – New Particles Stop the Absorption of Fat and Carbs

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:36 PM)

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Sand presents a possible cure for obesity.

Engineered sand particles might be the next anti-obesity treatment, according to a new study from the University of South Australia, which reveals that porous silica can prevent fats and carbohydrates from being absorbed in the body.

The engineered silica particles are created from purified sand and have a high surface area, allowing them to absorb enormous quantities of digestive enzymes, fats, and sugars in the gastrointestinal tract.

The research, which was supported by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, is the first to confir...    Learn More ››








Strict Parenting May Hardwire Depression Into a Child’s DNA

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:30 PM)

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The researchers found that strict parenting can affect the way the body reads DNA.

The way the body reads the children’s DNA might change as a result of strict parenting. These alterations may become ‘hard-wired’ into the DNA of children who perceive their parents to be harsh, raising their biological risk for depression in adolescence and later life.

She elaborates on her work, “We discovered that perceived harsh parenting, with physical punishment and psychological manipulation, can introduce an additional set of instructions on how a gene is read to become hard-wired into DNA....    Learn More ››








Planting Trees Can Save Lives, Study Shows

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 01:13 PM)

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A 30-year tree planting campaign in Portland, Oregon, allowed researchers to show that the number of trees planted in the street is associated with reductions in mortality, and that the association grows stronger as the trees age and grow.

In the past 30 years, the non-profit organization Friends of Trees planted trees along the streets of Portland, Oregon. Now, a new study shows that each tree planted was associated with significant reductions in non-accidental and cardiovascular mortality (of 20% and 6%, respectively, for trees planted in the preceding 15-30 years). The researchers also e...    Learn More ››








Deprivation in childhood linked to impulsive behaviour in adulthood – research

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 12:38 PM)

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• Researchers found a link between childhood deprivation, impulsive behaviour and addictions later in life

• Behaviours include overeating, taking drugs, smoking cigarettes and gambling

• A second study found adults living in deprived areas displayed similar impulsive traits

Children who have experienced deprivation are more likely to make more impulsive choices than those who don’t and can lead to addictions in later life - research has shown.

‘Trait impulsivity’, the preference for immediate gratification, has been linked to spending more on food, especially unhealth...    Learn More ››








Blinding Eye Disease Strongly Associated With Serious Forms of Cardiovascular Disease

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 10:52 AM)

Mount Sinai study is the first to identify that heart attack, stroke and heart failure are linked to a specific type of age-related macular degeneration.

Patients with a specific form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, are also highly likely to have either underlying heart damage from heart failure and heart attacks, or advanced heart valve disease, or carotid artery disease associated with certain types of strokes, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

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Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 04:01 PM)

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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 expression of gratitude a nice gesture, many people struggle to do it. To find out why, researchers from the University of Texas asked 334 people to write a letter of gratitude to someone who'd done something nice for them and then to guess the recipient's reaction in several categories.

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Giving thanks can make you happier

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:48 PM)

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 professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of year? Research (and common sense) suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving season can actually lift the spirits, and it's built right into the holiday — being grateful.

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

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:24 PM)

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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 than countries with high incomes.

Consumption of ultra-processed foods containing little or no whole foods in their ingredients contributed to 57,000 premature deaths in Brazil in 2019, investigators report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) have gradually been replacing traditional foods and meals mad...    Learn More ››








No, Depressed People Aren’t Just More Realistic

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:17 PM)

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The study undermines the theory that depressed people are more realistic.

The study found that the theory of “depressive realism” is not replicable.

Are unhappy individuals just more realistic in their assessments of how much control they really have over their life, whilst others see the world through rose-colored lenses and falsely believe they have more control than they actually do?

That is the general idea of the “depressive realism” theory, which has been prevalent in science and popular culture for more than forty years.

The issue is that it’s just untrue, accord...    Learn More ››








84% More Successful – Scientists Reveal the Most Effective Treatment for Back Pain

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

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A Goethe University Frankfurt study found that a combined approach works best.

Back pain is a common condition with numerous causes, including poor posture, overexertion, constant stress at work or at home, lack of exercise, and poor posture. For a considerable number of patients, the symptoms are chronic, meaning they last a long period or reoccur repeatedly. However, port and exercise therapy, when done properly, can provide alleviation.

Physiotherapy, as well as strength and stability exercises, are common treatment options. But how can the treatment be as effective as possible? Whic...    Learn More ››
















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