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Artificial Light of Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality Health 

Artificial Light of Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality

United States (Tasnim) – Blue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction, suggests new research. There is no doubt we love our digital devices at all hours, including after the sun goes down. Who hasn’t snuggled up with a smart phone, tablet or watched their flat screen TV from the comfort of bed? But a new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Optometry, published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, found that blue light emitted from those devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction. Study Read More

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YPJ Commander Expresses Opposition to Disintegration of Syria Politics 

YPJ Commander Expresses Opposition to Disintegration of Syria

Syria (Tasnim) – Commander of the Kurdish Women`s Protection Units (YPJ) Nasrin Abdullah referred to presence of many ethnic groups in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and said they oppose any move to disintegrate Syria. “We do not consider any action for dividing Syria as correct,” Abdullah, who commands female units in the ongoing operation to recapture Daesh (known as ISIL, ISIS) stronghold in Syria, Raqqa, made the remarks in an interview with Tasnim. She referred to US failed plans in Syria and noted that US tried many ways but was not successful and, accordingly, reviewed its strategy “when it Read More

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Tea Consumption: Epigenetic Changes in Women Health 

Tea Consumption: Epigenetic Changes in Women

World (Tasnim) – Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers showed that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism. It is well known that our environment and lifestyle factors, such as food choices, smoking and exposure to chemicals, can lead to epigenetic changes. In the current study, researchers from Uppsala University in collaboration with research groups around Europe, investigated if coffee and tea consumption may lead to epigenetic changes. Previous studies have suggested that Read More

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Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat Health 

Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat

(Tasnim) – Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter, a research published in the journal Heart found. The associations seemed to be strongest for one weekly serving for women and between 2 and 6 weekly servings for men, the findings suggested. Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course. It is not clear exactly what causes it, but there is currently no cure, and no obvious contenders Read More

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New Appetite Control Mechanism Found in Brain Science and Nature 

New Appetite Control Mechanism Found in Brain

(Tasnim) – Over recent decades, our understanding of hunger has greatly increased, but this new discovery turns things on their head. Up until now, scientists knew that leptin — a hormone released by fatty tissue, reduces appetite, while ghrelin — a hormone released by stomach tissue makes us want to eat more. These hormones, in turn, activate a host of neurons in the brain’s hypothalamus — the body’s energy control center. The discovery of NPGL by Professor Kazuyoshi Ukena of Hiroshima University shows that hunger and energy consumption mechanisms are even more complex than we realized — and that NPGL Read More

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Major Research Project Provides New Clues to Schizophrenia Science and Nature 

Major Research Project Provides New Clues to Schizophrenia

(Tasnim) – Researchers have shown that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain’s immune cells. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia. In the very first results now presented in the prestigious scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers show that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain’s immune cells. Schizophrenia is Read More

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Salt Cave in Qeshm Island: One of the Masterpieces of Creation Beauty 

Salt Cave in Qeshm Island: One of the Masterpieces of Creation

(Tasnim) – Namakdan salt dome is among natural attractions of Qeshm Island, south of Iran, which attracts a lot of tourists every year. Namakdan salt dome is the only salt dome in Qeshm Island which extends from southern promontory of Salakh anticline up to the northwestern promontory of Basaeedou anticline. With a height of 237 meters and length of over 6,000 meters, this natural attraction is considered as the largest salt cave worldwide. Given its interior salt stalactites and crystals, and saltwater flow outside, Namakdan Cave displays eye-catching scenery as every part of this natural attraction offers a unique view. Read More

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Fruits, Vegetables May Help Boost Mental Health Unaimed 

Fruits, Vegetables May Help Boost Mental Health

(Tasnim) – A new research found that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. It is said that you are in the best of health only if you have a healthy body, mind and soul. These three components are essential in bringing a balance to your life and keep you happy and strong. While we commonly pay heed to our physical state of being, our mental health takes a back seat. Call it taboo or what, but must people shy away from discussing their mental state. In today’s times, with alarming rise in cases Read More

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Spinning Spider Silk Now Possible Unaimed 

Spinning Spider Silk Now Possible

(Tasnim) – A team of researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet has developed a method to produce artificial spider silk. The previous attempts to produce artificial spider silk involved harsh chemicals and have resulted in fibers of limited use. But today, scientists report that they can produce kilometer long threads that for the first time resemble real spider silk. The results were published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Spider silk is an attractive material -it is well tolerated when implanted in tissues, it is light-weight but stronger than steel, and it is also biodegradable. Read More

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