NASA needs your help in finding new ninth planet

NASA needs your help in finding new ninth planet

New York [USA], Feb. 17 : NASA has called on the world to help it in the search for the new ninth planet, as anyone from a kindergartener to a 95-year-old, can participate in their new project to find the not-yet-discovered celestial body.

To let anyone participate in this search project of ninth planet, the Zooniverse space projects site has launched a NASA-funded venture, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, reports CNN.

"There are really low barriers to entry," Dr. Laura Trouille of Zooniverse.

Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery

Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery

Before undergoing hip replacements, knee replacements or hernia repairs, do not let depression or anxiety take a toll on your health, as a study finds, a patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery.

The findings indicated, appeared in the British Journal of Surgery, indicated that the patients with moderate anxiety or depression also had a 1.20-times greater likelihood of being re-admitted for a wound complication and had longer durations of hospital stay on average.

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Study shows links between physical attractiveness and higher salaries

Study shows links between physical attractiveness and higher salaries

As a saying, "beauty is skin deep" sounds fair, but in the real world where money is top priority, physical attractiveness might have a lot more prominence than just inner beauty.

A study finds that healthier, more intelligent people have superior personality traits are preferred more for taking fatter pay checks home than those who are aesthetically compromised.

The study appeared in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology.

If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrong

If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrong

We never decide first and then react in a situation, we react according to the present state of mind!

A study has found that emotions are not innately programmed in our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.

The research appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team observed, "the brain mechanisms that give rise to conscious emotional feelings are not fundamentally different from those that give rise to perceptual conscious experiences."

Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume a healthy dose of vitamin D supplements during winters, as a study finds that taking them may protect you from acute respiratory infections and flu.

The study, published in The BMJ, suggests that taking vitamin D - also known as the sunshine vitamin - may have benefits beyond bone and muscle health and protects against acute respiratory infections.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D supplementation cut the proportion of participants experiencing at least one acute respiratory tract infection by 12 percent, reports the Mirror.

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Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messages

Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messages

Want to help your husband quit smoking? This might come in handy.

US researchers have suggested that rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, as persuasive messages can influence their smoking attitudes.

The study appeared in Communication Research Reports.

Advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and the same emotional tactic could be just as effective in encouraging healthy behaviours, argue Ali Hussain, and Maria Lapinski from Michigan State University.

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Verizon reportedly wants big chunk off Yahoo price tag

Verizon reportedly wants big chunk off Yahoo price tag

Verizon-Yahoo deal is being renegotiated as the telecommunications giant wants a big chunk off the price tag for the struggling web company, according to emerging reports.

Citing anonymous sources, multiple news outlets reported that Verizon wants a big price cut of $250 to $350 million from the original $4.8 billion price it offered for acquiring Yahoo.

Mitochondria size matters in keeping blood sugar level stable

Mitochondria size matters in keeping blood sugar level stable

A study finds that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells, may play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels.

The study appeared in the journal Cell Metabolism.

"Low blood sugar can be as dangerous as high blood sugar," said senior author Sabrina Diano.

"We've found that changes in the size of mitochondria -- small intracellular organelles responsible for energy production -- in certain cells in the brain, could be key to maintaining the blood sugar within a safe range," Diano added.

Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Good news for women using hormones to manage their menopause symptoms, as a study shows that regular exercise can not only help in reducing weight but also control the bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes.

Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that with regular exercise, postmenopausal women achieved modest and significant reductions in their weight, body mass index and hot flashes were also effectively managed.

The study was published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

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