Archive "Science"

Obesity Could Be Linked to Early Childhood Behavior

Obesity Could Be Linked to Early Childhood Behavior

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - New research has found that it is generally a combination of unhealthy behaviors among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood. Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic.A study led by the University of Waterloo found...

Low Magnesium Levels Make Vitamin D Ineffective

Low Magnesium Levels Make Vitamin D Ineffective

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - There is a caveat to the push for increased Vitamin D: Don't forget magnesium. A review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans."People are taking Vitamin D supplements but...

JCPOA strengthens scientific ties between Tehran, Berlin

JCPOA strengthens scientific ties between Tehran, Berlin

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – Implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), title of Iran’s nuclear deal, has strengthened scientific relations between Tehran and Berlin to a great extent.German Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold made the above remark on Tuesday at the venue of School of Science and Technology of Iran and pointed to the...

Earlier Diabetes Diagnosis Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Earlier Diabetes Diagnosis Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A study published in the journal Diabetologia has found some interesting associations between the age at which a person is diagnosed with diabetes and their risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer-related mortality. As recent studies have pointed out, the rates of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes among young people in the United States have been on the...

Eating Fast May Raise Obesity Risk

Eating Fast May Raise Obesity Risk

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The faster a person eats, the more likely he or she is to be overweight, a new study concludes. Japanese researchers studied 59,717 people who had been given diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes. At periodic checkups over six years, they collected data on obesity and waist circumference, eating and sleep habits, alcohol consumption, the medications they took and whether they...

AEOI experts produce new radio-drug

AEOI experts produce new radio-drug

TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) have produced a new radiopharmaceutical for treatment of liver cancer.The new radiopharmaceutical is named Y-90 Resin Microspheres, which is used in treatment of metastatic liver cancer, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. Currently,...

Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually

Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent study. Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study...

Laureates of 31st Khwarizmi Intl. Award honored

Laureates of 31st Khwarizmi Intl. Award honored

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (Press Shia) – Laureates for the 31st Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) have been honored on Sat. for their remarkable achievements in science and technology during a ceremony attended by President Rouhani.  The ceremony was held at the IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran in the presence of President Rouhani and Minister of Education Mohammad Bathaei, and a number...

31st Khwarizmi Intl. Award kicks off in Tehran

31st Khwarizmi Intl. Award kicks off in Tehran

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (Press Shia) – The 31st Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) has gone underway at IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran in the presence of President Rouhani and a number of Iranian and foreign researchers.The event aims at recognizing outstanding scientific achievements made by researchers,inventors and innovators from all over the world. This year’s edition of the...

Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared with children in the general population. Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive...