Daily stressors could potentially benefit brain

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New York – Though it is said those experiencing no stress are more likely to experience better daily well-being and fewer chronic health conditions. But they were also more likely to have lower cognitive function, as well. According to researcher David M. Almeida from Penn State, daily stressors could potentially benefit the brain, despite being an inconvenience. He said: “It’s …

Older adults try to help others

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London – Researchers, including Matthew Apps from the University of Birmingham, in a new study, published in Psychological Science have revealed how effortful ‘prosocial’ behaviour — intended to benefit others — changes as people get older. Apps said: “Our results showed very clearly that participants in our older age group were more likely to work harder for others, even though …

Mental, physical health of youth declining

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New York – Youth’s mental and physical health compared to their parents and grandparents when they were of the same age is declining, a new study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, reveals. Researchers said compared to previous generations, members of Generation X and Generation Y showed poorer physical health, higher levels of unhealthy behaviour such as alcohol use …

Face recognition for enhanced phone security

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New York – Researchers have developed a way to strengthen security by adding facial features such as smiles and winks to the mix. D.J. Lee, Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in the US, who has filed a patent on the tech already, said the idea is not to compete with Apple or have the application be all about smartphone …

Wearing mask prevents spread in schools

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New York – A new study, conducted in the US state of Missouri, shows wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and frequent hand-washing keep in-school Covid-19 transmission low. The findings, published in the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, says these measures can curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among students, teachers and staff. …

Lifestyle changes required for fertility

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Toronto – Lifestyle changes in women with obesity and infertility can increase pregnancy rate. The study, presented at ENDO 2021, showed lifestyle intervention, called the Fit-For-Fertility (FFF) programme, is a cost-effective method for women with obesity seeking fertility treatments. Lead researcher Matea Belan from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, said: “Our study shows that the FFF programme can significantly …

Aerobic exercise help in dialysis-related symptoms

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Toronto – A new study finds aerobic exercise can reduce several hemodialysis-related symptoms experienced by patients with kidney failure. They lessen several hemodialysis-related symptoms, including restless leg syndrome, symptoms of depression, muscle cramping, and fatigue. Researcher Clara Bohm, from the University of Manitoba in Canada, said: “We found that as little as 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise two …

S. Korea’s satellite system is operational

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Seoul – South Korea’s next-generation midsized observation satellite successfully entered its target orbit and made first contact with a base station. The 540-kilogram satellite made contact with the Svalbard Satellite Station in Norway around 100 minutes after its launch on Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Yonhap news agency reported. Researchers at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute …

Nasa detects turbulence zones

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Washington – Scientists at Nasa have developed technology to find turbulence zones hundreds of kilometres away. Everything in atmosphere makes sound. Volcanoes rumble, waterfalls crash, and air rushes, but there is more to that sound our ears can perceive. Researchers Qamar Shams and Allan Zuckerwar at Nasa’s Langley Research Centre in Hampton, Virginia, realised that if air traffic controllers or …

Biggest asteroid to pass by Earth this year

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Washington – The largest asteroid to visit Earth in 2021 passed by our planet recently at a speed of about 124,000 kph. Although this speed is faster but there is no threat of a collision with our planet, Nasa has said. Nasa said: “The reason for the asteroid’s unusually speedy close approach is its highly inclined and elongated (or eccentric) …