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Mindful Movement May Help Lower Stress, Anxiety

Mindful Movement May Help Lower Stress, Anxiety

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Taking a walk may be a good opportunity to mentally review your to-do list, but using the time to instead be more mindful of your breathing and surroundings may help boost your wellbeing, according to researchers. The researchers found that while students reported being less stressed while they were on their feet and moving, they received an even greater benefit when they...

Martian Dust Storm Covers Entire Planet

Martian Dust Storm Covers Entire Planet

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A giant dust storm has enveloped the entire planet of Mars, with dust clouds reaching up to 40 miles high, NASA announced Wednesday. The dust storm has silenced NASA's solar-powered rover Opportunity since last week, by obscuring the sun. The robot rover has gone to sleep because its solar panels are unable to provide or recharge its batteries.But NASA's...

Toothpaste and Hand Wash Are Causing Antibiotic Resistance

Toothpaste and Hand Wash Are Causing Antibiotic Resistance

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A common ingredient in toothpaste and hand wash could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland research. A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ's Advanced Water Management Centre focused on triclosan, a compound used in more than 2000 personal care products.Dr Guo said while it was well-known the overuse and misuse of...

Neuroscientists Map Brain’s Response to Cold Touch

Neuroscientists Map Brain’s Response to Cold Touch

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. The findings, published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, provide an experimental model that will advance research into conditions like...

New 3D Imaging Analysis Technique Could Lead to Improved Arthritis Treatment

New 3D Imaging Analysis Technique Could Lead to Improved Arthritis Treatment

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge. The technique, which detects tiny changes in arthritic joints, could enable greater understanding of how osteoarthritis develops...

Greater Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Decreasing Risk of Breast Cancer

Greater Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Decreasing Risk of Breast Cancer

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer.Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE, in collaboration with Creighton...

Isfahan to host 35th World Conference on Science Parks

Isfahan to host 35th World Conference on Science Parks

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – The 35th World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation will be held in Iran’s Isfahan during September 2-5.Managed by IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation), the conference will host 500 specialists from 50 different countries. This is the first time that this conference will be held in Iran. Its previous...

Iran plans to eradicate bloodborne Hepatitis B

Iran plans to eradicate bloodborne Hepatitis B

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran is planning to totally eradicate the risk of spreading Hepatitis B via blood transfusion, said Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, head of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization.Vaccinating blood donors against Hepatitis B and promoting individuals born after 1994 – who have received Hapatits B vaccine after birth – are among the main plans of Iran to wipe out...

Allergen in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

Allergen in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a different reason -- a food...

Three Planets Discovered in Entirely New Way

Three Planets Discovered in Entirely New Way

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – We have lots of ways to detect planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. Some planets are close enough that we can see them just by looking at the night sky, while others are only detectable using powerful telescopes. Some we can’t see at all — we only know they exist through indirect evidence. We may see dips in the brightness of a distant star that...