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Eating Dinner Early Helps Fight Body Fat

Eating Dinner Early Helps Fight Body Fat

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don't eat again until breakfast the next morning. "Eating only...

Brain Tumor Characteristics Could Help Predict Survival in People over 70

Brain Tumor Characteristics Could Help Predict Survival in People over 70

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumor, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumor patients over the age of 70. In order to understand which treatments would be most appropriate for different patients, we need to understand what features predict how long patients with the disease survive....

Sunshine Very Important for Mental Health

Sunshine Very Important for Mental Health

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – According to a recent study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. Your day might be filled with irritatingly hot temperatures, thick air pollution and maybe even pockets of rainclouds, but that won't necessarily get you down. If you're able to soak up enough...

Prostate Drug Offers New Relief for Kidney Stone Sufferers

Prostate Drug Offers New Relief for Kidney Stone Sufferers

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Millions of Australians suffering from kidney stones could soon get relief, with researchers discovering a prostrate treatment can also help ease the painful condition. Patients with kidney stones were treated with the drug Tamsulosin in an Emergency Medicine Foundation Australasia (EMF) funded clinical trial run across five Australian hospital emergency...

Researchers Watch in 3-D As Neurons Talk to Each Other in A Living Mouse Brain

Researchers Watch in 3-D As Neurons Talk to Each Other in A Living Mouse Brain

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – No single neuron produces a thought or a behavior; anything the brain accomplishes is a vast collaborative effort between cells. When at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks as they communicate. Researchers led by Rockefeller University's Alipash Vaziri are developing technology that would make it possible to record brain activity as it plays...

Missing Link between Smoking, Inflammation Identified

Missing Link between Smoking, Inflammation Identified

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – It is no secret that using tobacco is bad for you, but what has been a mystery until now is how tobacco causes increased inflammation throughout the body. Now, a team of researchers from the United States and Sweden have learned why. In a new report appearing in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, scientists show that nicotine activates...

Treadmill Running with Heavier Shoes Tied to Slower Race Times

Treadmill Running with Heavier Shoes Tied to Slower Race Times

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – It makes sense that running with heavier shoes on will cause you to exert more energy than running with lighter shoes. That was proven several decades ago. But does using more energy while running with heavier shoes translate into slower running times? That's also a yes, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers from the Department of Integrative Physiology, who...

Deadly Measles Complication More Common than Doctors Thought

Deadly Measles Complication More Common than Doctors Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A deadly complication of the measles, which can occur years after a person is infected with the virus, is more common than researchers previously thought, according to a new study. The complication, called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), is a progressive neurological disorder that involves inflammation in the brain. People with SSPE die, on average,...

NASA Missions Harvest A Passel of 'Pumpkin' Stars

NASA Missions Harvest A Passel of 'Pumpkin' Stars

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers using observations from NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have discovered a batch of rapidly spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the sun. The stars, which spin so fast they've been squashed into pumpkin-like shapes, are thought to be the result of close binary systems where two sun-like stars merge....

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue Identified for 1st Time

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue Identified for 1st Time

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have identified the first known example of fossilized brain tissue in a dinosaur from Sussex. The tissues resemble those seen in modern crocodiles and birds. An unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, has been confirmed as the first example of fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur, Science Daily reported. The...