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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

Does Eating Potatoes Increase Your Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease?

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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The study found no association between potato consumption and increased cardiometabolic disease risk.

Recent research demonstrates that overall diet and lifestyle, not specific potato cooking techniques, impact health outcomes related to potato consumption.

Despite being a vegetable full of nutrients, potatoes are often singled out as a food to limit. In fact, some health professionals still advise restricting or avoiding eating potatoes owing to worries that they may raise cardiometabolic risk, despite the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendation to boost fruit and vegetable c...    Learn More ››








New Study Reveals That Men Age Faster Than Women

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 02:39 PM)

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The study found that men are biologically older than women of the same age.

Men currently age faster than women, but the gap is shrinking.
Men are biologically older than women, according to research from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Men smoke more often and have larger bodies, which helps to partially explain the observed sex difference.

Although life expectancy in the Western world increased quickly in the 20th century, women still have a higher life expectancy than males. In Finland, women typically live five more years than men do. The gender gap was largest in the 197...    Learn More ››








Common Type of Clothing Could Be Exposing Millions of Children to Harmful Chemicals

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 02:26 PM)

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The study found toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in all stain-resistant uniforms tested.

According to a recent study conducted by scientists at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and associates from the University of Toronto, the University of Notre Dame, and the Green Science Policy Institute, children who wear stain-resistant school uniforms may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of chemicals.

Approximately one-fourth of children in the United States attend school in uniform, according to a Statista survey. Uniforms are...    Learn More ››








Study: Video Games Can Trigger Potentially Lethal Heart Rhythm Problems

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 02:18 PM)

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A new study suggests that video games are not always a safe alternative to sports.

A recent study published in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society, by Elsevier, found that playing electronic games can trigger cardiac arrhythmias in susceptible children whose predisposition may have been previously unrecognized. The researchers discovered a rare yet distinct pattern in children who lose consciousness while playing electronic (video) games.

“Video games may represe...    Learn More ››








Green Tea and Resveratrol Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques in Lab Tests – With No Side Effects

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 01:57 PM)

Scientists found that green tea catechins and resveratrol, found in red wine and other foods, reduced the formation of plaques in Alzheimer’s-afflicted neural cells in the lab.

Using a 3D neural tissue model, scientists found the compounds diminish amyloid plaques with no side effects.

In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death, affecting more than 6 million Americans. Worse is that its incidence is expected to increase in the coming decades.

It is known that in its most common form, the disease is not genetically based. It is poorly understood, ...    Learn More ››








Job Interviewing Secrets and Strategies to Get Hired

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 06:07 PM)

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The job interviewing process has changed a lot in recent years. If you're heading into an interview hoping to land a new job, it's more important than ever to make sure you have solid answers ready for the difficult questions you'll likely be asked.

The hiring process is moving quickly, with many employers making job offers faster in an attempt to address talent shortages. At the same time, candidates often are interviewing with more than one company simultaneously. With so many unfilled positions, employers know that if the interviewing and vetting process takes too long, candidates will a...    Learn More ››








Children learn more quickly than adults

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 09:32 PM)

If you've ever had the feeling that your elementary school kids were "smarter" than you -- or at least capable of picking up new information and skills faster -- a new study in Current Biology on November 15 suggests you're absolutely right. The new study also offers a reason: kids and adults exhibit differences in a brain messenger known as GABA, which stabilizes newly learned material.

"Our results show that children of elementary school age can learn more items within a given period of time than adults, making learning more efficient in children," said Takeo Watanabe of Brown University....    Learn More ››








Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 09:20 PM)

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A new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.

Breastfed babies are believed to suffer fewer allergic conditions, like eczema and food allergies, than formula-fed babies; yet the reason has not been well understood. Now, a new study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic de...    Learn More ››








Promise of better treatment for diabetes in Greenland after discovery of widespread genetic variant

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 08:31 PM)

An international team of researchers have discovered a new genetic variant that is responsible for close to 7% of all cases of diabetes in Greenland. People with this form of diabetes, caused by the high-impact genetic variant, may require special treatment, which will be possible through improved genetic screening of patients.

Not all diabetes is the same, and it goes well beyond the two main classifications, type 1 and type 2. Monogenic diabetes refers to forms of diabetes caused by single genetic variations. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is the most common clinical subdivis...    Learn More ››








Potential new lead compounds for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 08:24 PM)

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Currently, various classes of drugs are available for the treatment of mental illnesses - such as depression and anxiety disorders. However, although these drugs confer benefits, they are also associated with adverse side-effects. Conseqeuntly, medical researchers continuously thrive to improve the pharmacological properties of therapeutic agents to optimize the benefit-to-side-effect ratio. The research group led by Harald Sitte at the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology of the MedUni Vienna has conducted a study to identify new drugs that could potentially be used for the treatment of neu...    Learn More ››








Study Shows How to Boost Early Intervention for Climate-Related Health Risks

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 08:13 PM)

A new analysis by researchers from 15 institutions evaluates barriers that have hindered the implementation of early warning systems intended to help local health officials predict and proactively respond to outbreaks of climate-related diseases in the Tropics. The researchers use knowledge and tools from the field of implementation science to propose a four-step, science-based framework for overcoming these barriers and enhancing the success of the early warning systems.

Being able to predict where and when extreme weather and other environmental impacts of climate change will increase the...    Learn More ››








Lack of computer access linked to poorer mental health in young people during COVID-19 pandemic

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 06:31 PM)

Cambridge researchers have highlighted how lack of access to a computer was linked to poorer mental health among young people and adolescents during COVID-19 lockdowns.

The team found that the end of 2020 was the time when young people faced the most difficulties and that the mental health of those young people without access to a computer tended to deteriorate to a greater extent than that of their peers who did have access.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on young people’s mental health, with evidence of rising levels of anxiety, depression, and psychological distress....    Learn More ››








Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 06:19 PM)

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 a powerful tool for couples as well, increasing relationship satisfaction and commitment while protecting couples from the corrosive effects of ineffective arguing and financial stress.

Individuals who feel appreciated by their partners have better-functioning relationships that are more resilient to internal and external stressors, both in the...    Learn More ››








Researchers Find High-Fat Diet Can Provoke Pain Sensitivity

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 06:15 PM)

A new study in mice from researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that a short-term exposure to a high-fat diet may be linked to pain sensations even in the absence of a prior injury or a preexisting condition like obesity or diabetes.

The study, published Sept. 1 in the journal Scientific Reports, compared the effects of eight weeks of different diets on two cohorts of mice. One group received normal chow, while the other was fed a high-fat diet in a way that did not precipitate the development of obesity or high blood sugar, both of which are conditions that can result in...    Learn More ››








Your feet should feel as young as you do

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 05:06 PM)

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The feet are often overlooked when it comes to health and fitness. But once they start to hurt, they will quickly remind you of your neglect. Foot fitness can help you avoid disability. It’s never too late to start taking care of your feet. These five strategies will get you off on the right foot.

1. Stretching your feet and ankles regularly may help reduce the incidence of injury as you age. Your footwear should provide appropriate support in the form of comfortable shoes that fit well but aren’t too constrictive.

2. You may want to add over-the-counter cushioning shoe inserts to yo...    Learn More ››








Warning: Popular Vitamin Supplement Causes Cancer Risk and Brain Metastasis

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 03:47 PM)

New research finds that the popular dietary supplement nicotinamide riboside could increase the risk of serious disease, including developing cancer.

University of Missouri researchers made the discovery while using bioluminescent imaging technology to study how nicotinamide riboside supplements work inside the body.

Commercial dietary supplements like nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, were linked to benefits related to cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological health in previous studies. However, new research from the University of Missouri (MU) has found NR could actu...    Learn More ››








Effectively Reducing Stress and Treating Anxiety Disorders Without Antidepressant Drugs

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 03:43 PM)

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction is as effective as an antidepressant drug for treating anxiety disorders.

A guided mindfulness-based stress reduction program was as effective as the use of the gold-standard drug – the common antidepressant drug escitalopram – for patients with anxiety disorders. This is according to the results of a first-of-its-kind, randomized clinical trial led by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

The findings were published on November 9, 2022m, in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. This follows the announcement on October 11, 2022, by the United ...    Learn More ››








Study hints at why older people are more susceptible to the flu

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:44 PM)

Though the COVID-19 pandemic provided a brief respite, influenza virus is back in circulation and, as usual, poses a special danger to people over the age of 65. But why are older people more susceptible to the flu? Research from the University of Michigan Medical School, published in Nature Communications, offers clues.

The study, led by first author Judy Chen, a Ph.D. candidate, senior author Daniel Goldstein, M.D., the Eliza Maria Mosher Collegiate Professor in Internal Medicine and professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and their team investigates why cells called alveolar macrophage...    Learn More ››








A New Way To Lose Weight Could Change Your Metabolism

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:28 PM)

According to new research, protein restriction is effective in combating obesity and diabetes.

According to a study comparing the effects of protein and calorie restriction diets in humans, reducing protein consumption may help control metabolic syndrome and some of its primary symptoms, such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure (hypertension). The study’s findings were recently published in the journal Nutrients.

The term “metabolic syndrome” refers to a group of diseases, including hypertension, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol...    Learn More ››








Stress Can Increase the Risk of Dying From Cancer

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:20 PM)

A recent study found that the wear and tear of chronic stress can increase cancer mortality.

According to Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University researchers, the body’s wear and tear from chronic and lifelong stress may also raise the chance of dying from cancer.

That wear and tear, called allostatic load, refers to the cumulative effects of stress over time. “As a response to external stressors, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol, and then once the stress is over, these levels should go back down,” says Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, an epidemiologist at the ...    Learn More ››








Moderate to Heavy Drinking Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:13 PM)

A new study found that young adults who drink moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol may be more likely to have a stroke.

According to new research, people in their 20s and 30s who drink moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol may be more likely to have a stroke as young adults than people who drink low amounts or no alcohol. The more years people reported moderate or heavy drinking, the more the risk of stroke increased. The study was published in the November 2, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“The rate of stroke among young adult...    Learn More ››








Brain Development: Does Video Gaming Actually Make Kids Smarter?

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:09 PM)

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According to new research, kids who played video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.

Video Gaming May Be Associated With Better Cognitive Performance in Children

Additional research is necessary to parse the potential benefits and harms of video games on the developing brain.

Children who reported playing video games for three hours or more per day performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compare...    Learn More ››








Having trouble sleeping? Try exercise

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 01:52 PM)

The vast majority of people have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, 10 to 20% of the population struggle more than the rest of us and have serious long-term sleep problems.

Many people who struggle with insomnia sooner or later resort to some form of sleeping aid. However, one study of more than 34,000 adults would suggest that some of them should exercise instead.

"We've observed that people who are in better physical condition have a lower risk of taking prescription sleeping pills," says Linda Ernstsen, an associate professor at NTNU's Department of Public Health and Nursing...    Learn More ››








'Phubbing': Snubbing your loved ones for your phone can do more damage than you realize

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 01:02 PM)

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It's pretty normal to walk through a university campus and see students sitting together, yet ignoring each other for their smartphones—but not in Spain. I'm currently visiting the University of Navarra, where each time I pass the open space outside the Institute for Culture and Society, I see the vast majority of students talking to each other without their phones in hand.

As Inés Olza, a linguist from the institute, explains:

"In Spain people like to talk. For them, a conversation is a cooperative process; silence makes them uncomfortable."

This is great news for these students, ...    Learn More ››








First Nations women are 69 times more likely to have a head injury after being assaulted

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 12:56 PM)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 69 times more likely than non-First Nations women to go to hospital with a head injury because of an assault.

But not all First Nations women get the support they need.

Our new study shows how health and support services working in remote areas are not equipped with the tools to identify the potential of a head injury for women who experience violence.

Not only are service workers not asking women about a potential traumatic brain injury, there's a lack of referral options, and often no diagnosis, limiting women's access to services and ...    Learn More ››








Repairing relationships through forgiveness may help people recover from moral injury

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 12:14 PM)

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Though moral injury and post-traumatic stress-related disorders can affect anyone, veterans and military service members are at a higher risk of developing such conditions due to the nature of their service.

"We appreciate that these groups are exposed to higher rates of potentially traumatic events than are civilians," says Lorraine Smith-MacDonald, a post-doctoral fellow with the Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC) in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Finding ways to help people recover from moral wounds is critical. According to a recent article, forgivenes...    Learn More ››








Long-term physical and mental health outcomes after COVID-19 occur in all ages

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 11, 2022 at 12:05 PM)

Following COVID-19 infection, there is significant new onset morbidity in children, adolescents and adults across 13 distinct diagnosis and symptom complexes, according to a new study publishing November 10 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine by Martin Roessler of Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and colleagues.

Studies have established that some people infected with COVID-19 suffer long-term health problems following the acute phase of the disease. However, evidence on post-acute (post-COVID-19) syndrome is still limited, especially for children and adolescents.

In the new...    Learn More ››








Excess Screen Time Linked to Earlier Puberty

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 10:16 PM)

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The study found that exposure to blue light could also alter hormone levels.

According to results from a rat study presented at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, regular exposure to blue light through tablets and smartphones may change hormone levels and raise the risk of early puberty. Longer blue light exposure was linked to early puberty onset in female rats, which also had lower levels of melatonin, higher levels of certain reproductive hormones, and physical changes in their ovaries. Blue-light emitting mobile device use has already been related to...    Learn More ››








250% Increased Risk – A New Study Adds to the List of Risk Factors for Dementia

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 09:52 PM)

Psychotic disorders can increase your risk of dementia by 250%

According to a review of the existing evidence conducted by University College London researchers, people with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia.

The recent systematic review and meta-analysis, which was published in the journal Psychological Medicine, indicated that psychotic disorders may be more closely related to dementia than other mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.

Senior author Dr. Jean Stafford (MRC Un...    Learn More ››








New communications technology: Super-fast optical lasers

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 09:35 PM)

A team of Western Australian researchers have found a way to avoid the need to use radio transmitters in critical communications, using new technology featuring super-fast optical lasers. Radio transmitters, which are still in use, were developed over a century ago.

The researchers, from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), have been working on this project for two years, with their findings published overnight in the internationally respected science journal, Nature Scientific Reports.

Although optical communications have been in use since the 1980’s, govern...    Learn More ››








Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is as Effective as an Antidepressant Drug for Treating Anxiety Disorders

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 09:16 PM)

A guided mindfulness-based stress reduction program was as effective as use of the gold-standard drug — the common antidepressant escitalopram — for patients with anxiety disorders, according to results of a first-of-its-kind, randomized clinical trial led by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

The findings appear in JAMA Psychiatry on November 9, 2022, and follow the October 11, 2022, announcement by the United States Preventive Services Task Force that, for the first time, recommended screening for anxiety disorders due to their high prevalence.

“Our study provid...    Learn More ››








Robots are taking over jobs, but not at the rate you might think says research

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 09:08 PM)

It’s easy to believe that robots are stealing jobs from human workers and drastically disrupting the labor market; after all, you’ve likely heard that chatbots make more efficient customer service representatives and that computer programs are tracking and moving packages without the use of human hands.

But there’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet, says a new study from BYU sociology professor Eric Dahlin. Dahlin’s research found that robots aren’t replacing humans at the rate most people think, but people are prone to severely exaggerate the rate of robot ...    Learn More ››








Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought News

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 08:54 PM)

The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (often referred to as PM2.5,). A recent study involving McGill researchers now suggests that the annual global death toll from outdoor PM2.5 may be significantly higher than previously thought. That’s because the researchers found that mortality risk was increased even at very low levels of outdoor PM2.5, ones which had not previously been recognized as being potentially deadly. These microscopic toxins c...    Learn More ››








Covid vaccination improves effectiveness of cancer treatment

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 04:21 PM)

Patients with nasopharyngeal cancer are often treated with drugs that activate their immune system against the tumor. Until now, it was feared that vaccination against Covid-19 could reduce the success of cancer treatment or cause severe side effects. A recent study by the Universities of Bonn and Shanxi in the People's Republic of China now gives the all-clear in this regard. According to the study, the cancer drugs actually worked better after vaccination with the Chinese vaccine SinoVac than in unvaccinated patients. The results are published as a "Letter to the editor" in the journal Annal...    Learn More ››








Faster and more Efficient Computer Chips Thanks to Germanium

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 03:53 PM)

TU Wien (Vienna) has succeeded in making a new type of material usable for chip technology. This enables faster, more efficient computers and new types of quantum devices.

Our current chip technology is largely based on silicon. Only in very special components a small amount of germanium is added. But there are good reasons to use higher germanium contents in the future: The compound semiconductor silicon-germanium has decisive advantages over today's silicon technology in terms of energy efficiency and achievable clock frequencies.

The main problem here is to establish contacts between ...    Learn More ››








Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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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 jaw to fall open slightly. Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so that there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floo...    Learn More ››








Researchers Have Discovered a Mutation That Significantly Increases Lifespan

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:55 PM)

The study found that faulty RNA processing can result in longer life.

RNA is an important information transmitter in our cells and acts as a blueprint for protein production. When freshly formed RNA is processed, introns are removed to produce mature mRNA coding for protein. This cutting is known as “splicing,” and it is controlled by a complex known as the “spliceosome.”

• Long-lived worms

“We found a gene in worms, called PUF60, that is involved in RNA splicing and regulates life span,” says Max Planck scientist Dr. Wenming Huang who made the discovery.

This gene...    Learn More ››








“Night Owls” Have a Decreased Ability To Burn Fat and an Increased Risk of Heart Disease

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:49 PM)

Could our sleep patterns really affect our risk of disease?

Are you a night owl or an early bird? Our daily routines of activity and sleep might affect our chances of developing illnesses like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A recent study published in the journal Experimental Physiology discovered that wake/sleep cycles modify our body’s preference for energy sources and cause metabolic differences.

According to the study, those who stay up later have a decreased ability to burn fat for energy, which means that fats may accumulate in the body and raise the risk of type 2 diabetes a...    Learn More ››








Popular “Heart-Health” Supplements Found Ineffective at Lowering Cholesterol

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 08, 2022 at 03:11 PM)

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According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, six widely used dietary supplements promoted for improving heart health were not effective at lowering “bad” cholesterol. These supplements included fish oil, turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon.

• Six widely used dietary supplements promoted for improving heart health – including brands of fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, and turmeric – were not effective at lowering “bad” cholesterol more than placebo after 28 days of use.

• However, a common, low-dose cholesterol-lowering medication (a stati...    Learn More ››








Stanford Sleep Medicine Doctor Reveals How To Be a Morning Person

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 08, 2022 at 02:27 PM)

A Stanford sleep medicine doctor insists that anyone can learn how to wake up earlier—and feel good about it.

As an undergraduate student majoring in biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rafael Pelayo worked three jobs to pay his way through school. To accommodate his employers, he took 7 a.m. classes, getting up at 5:30 in the morning and using his commute time to study.

When he was a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. four years later, classes started later in the day. Like most of his peers, Pelayo found that he often pulled all-nighters, ...    Learn More ››








Scientists Discover That the “Love Hormone” Could Actually Heal Your Heart

  3 months ago (Tue, Nov 08, 2022 at 12:51 PM)

Researchers have found that oxytocin, sometimes known as the “love hormone,” may one day help heal damaged hearts after a heart attack.

The neurohormone oxytocin is widely recognized for fostering social connections and producing pleasurable feelings, such as those associated with sex, exercise, or art. However, the hormone has a variety of other functions, such as the regulation of lactation and uterine contractions in females, and the regulation of ejaculation, sperm transport, and testosterone production in males.

Now, scientists from Michigan State University have demonstrated th...    Learn More ››








Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth

  3 months ago (Mon, Nov 07, 2022 at 01:37 PM)

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe. Supermassive versions of these unimaginably dense objects likely reside at the centers of all large galaxies. Stellar-mass black holes—which weigh approximately five to 100 times the mass of the sun—are much more common, with an estimated 100 million in the Milky Way alone.

Only a handful have been confirmed to date, however, and nearly all of these are "active"—meaning they shine brightly in X-rays as they consume material from a nearby stellar companion, unlike dormant black holes which do not.

Astronomers using the Gemini...    Learn More ››








Mars Is Alive!

  3 months ago (Sun, Nov 06, 2022 at 10:15 PM)

Until now, Mars has generally been considered a geologically dead planet. An international team of scientists now reports that seismic signals indicate vulcanism still plays an active role in shaping the Martian surface.

Ever since the NASA InSight Mission deployed the SEIS seismometer on the surface of Mars in 2018, seismologists and geophysicists at ETH Zurich have been listening to the seismic pings of more than 1,300 marsquakes. Again and again, the researchers registered smaller and larger Mars quakes. A detailed analysis of the quakes’ location and spectral character eventually brou...    Learn More ››








How Does Anesthesia Work?

  3 months ago (Sun, Nov 06, 2022 at 10:07 PM)

Anesthesia is a modern miracle with a very long history. Aside from the convenience of not having to feel pain, it allows doctors to perform life-saving surgeries. If you’ve ever had surgery, you may recall being asked to count down from 10 and not being able to get past five or six. That unique mix of drugs administered by a doctor was anesthesia. It not only induces unconsciousness but also prevents movement. Imagine a heart surgeon trying to tinker with your arteries while you were twitching. It’s a recipe for disaster. But how exactly does this medicine work? It’s time to talk about ...    Learn More ››








A New and Improved Diabetes Drug

  3 months ago (Sun, Nov 06, 2022 at 10:00 PM)

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body regulates and uses glucose as fuel.

Tirzepatide, a new diabetes drug administered weekly through injection, helped those with type 2 diabetes meet blood glucose goals 4 to 12 weeks earlier than those receiving conventional diabetic drugs.

The phase 3 SURPASS trials, which were published in 2021, proved that tirzepatide reduces blood sugar and promotes weight reduction better than other type 2 diabetes (T2D) drugs. Now, a new study evaluating the time required to achieve blood glucose goals shows that tirzepatide meets blood su...    Learn More ››








“Unexpected” – Scientists Discover an Anti-Aging Mechanism

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 05, 2022 at 02:32 PM)

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The mechanism delays and, in some cases, prevents the natural aging of immune cells.

The mechanism extends the life of the immune system.
A multinational team headed by University College London scientists has discovered a new mechanism that slows down and maybe even prevents the normal aging of immune cells, one of the nine “hallmarks of aging.”

The discovery in-vitro (cells) and validated in mice was “unexpected,” according to the researchers, who believe harnessing the mechanism might extend the life of the immune system, enabling people to live healthier and longer lives, a...    Learn More ››








How Did the Earth and Moon Form? The Surprising Role of Magnetism

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 05, 2022 at 02:22 PM)

According to a new scientific assessment, a peculiar property of the Earth’s magnetic field could help us to work out how our planet was created 4.5 billion years ago.

How did the Earth and Moon form? There are several major theories, most involving a giant impact. They range from a scenario where the impacting object strikes the newly formed Earth with a glancing blow and then escapes, through to one where the collision is so energetic that both the impactor and the Earth are vaporized.

Now researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of Chicago have analyzed the dynamics...    Learn More ››








Empathizing With Humans – Scientists Have Created a Robot That Can Laugh With You

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 05, 2022 at 10:04 AM)

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To foster empathy in conversation, scientists at Kyoto University developed a shared-laughter AI system that reacts properly to human laughter.

What makes something hilarious has baffled philosophers and scientists since at least the time of inquiring minds like Plato. The Greeks believed that feeling superior at others’ expense was the source of humor. Sigmund Freud, a German psychologist, thought humor was a means to let off pent-up energy. In order to make people laugh, US comedian Robin Williams tapped his anger at the absurd.

No one appears to be able to agree on the answer to the...    Learn More ››








Birth Control Pill Poses a Serious Health Risk to Women With a Common Condition

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 05, 2022 at 09:56 AM)

Combined birth control pill greatly increases the risk of blood clots in obese women.

According to a paper recently published in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology, obese women who use oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestin have a 24-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared to non-obese women who do not use the drugs.

Study author Professor Giuseppe Rosano of the IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy said: “It is well established that both obesity and estrogen-containing contraceptives are risk factors for VTE. Despit...    Learn More ››








How Exercise Protects Against Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

  3 months ago (Sat, Nov 05, 2022 at 09:51 AM)

A special issue of the journal Brain Plasticity explores research on how exercise-induced activation of peripheral systems may improve cognitive function and delay or prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.

A growing body of research shows that exercise can enhance brain function and delay, or even prevent, the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Although the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear, recent research indicates that exercise-induced activation of peripheral systems such as muscle, gut, liver, and adipose tissue may a...    Learn More ››
















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