Is Human Personality Traits Responsible for the Addiction to Social Media Networks?

social addictionStudies on alcohol and tobacco addiction have identified certain genetic and neurological factors as responsible for the condition. The Birmingham State University (BSU), New York that has the reputation of exploring the human behavior in response to certain social, economic, and political conditions has explored the leading causes for addiction to social media networks.

BSU identified certain personality traits in human beings; neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness. These personalities clash or interact with each other to create addiction to social media networks. For example, neuroticism is one kind of personality where people experience negative emotions such as stress and anxiety and they are tend to get addicted to social network sites. Conscientiousness is a type of personality that possesses impulse control and the drive to achieve specific goals. They possess little or no likelihood of developing a social network addiction. However, when tested together, there is every possibility of neuroticism overtaking the conscientiousness. This can be explained as, however conscious, self-disciplined and goal oriented an individual; s/he may be stressed and anxious and get addicted to social media networks.

Agreeableness is a human personality where the individuals act friendly, empathetic and helpful and not addicted to social network. Yet, s/he may change their behavior when combined with conscientiousness. A socially responsible and conscious person may use social media for longer hours with a goal or purpose to educate other. At any cost time spent with the social media networks is on raise as per this study.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 13/03/2018 at 11:56

Categories: Addiction Research & Therapy, Depression and Anxiety   Tags:

Can the Scorpion’s Venom Used as a Medicine to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?

scorpion’s VenomRheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own dense mechanism. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints, causing pain, sensitiveness, inflammation and immobility. A team of scientists in the past have identified a potassium channel on cells called fibroblast — like synoviocytes (FLS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, responsible for the development of the disease. The researchers are keen in finding a way to block the channel to stop the cells damaging the joints. A particular element called iberiotoxin, which is capable of blocking the FLS potassium channel and reduce the severity in the rheumatoid arthritis affected rats. Above all, there were no side effects like tremors and incontinence and the joints of the animals turned free and flexible after using iberiotoxin.  Scorpion’s venom component iberiotoxin may play a key role in developing a suitable drug to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in future.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 27/02/2018 at 16:18

Categories: Orthopedics & Rheumatology, Rheumatology: Current Research   Tags: , , , , ,

Together, We Can Win Cancer


People all over the world gathered and pledged loud and clear on the eve of the world cancer that ‘We can Win Cancer’!

The World Cancer Day will be  observed on 4th February Every year and the theme for this year says, ‘We can. I can’. The main objective was to create awareness and reduce the occurrence and deaths due to cancer globally by 2020. Many people joined together around the world to ensure optimal awareness.

The empire state building in USA was lit blue and orange after the colors of Union for International Cancer Control. WHO highlighted that, cancer is no longer a deadly disease as the potential to decrease its burden and improve the quality of life of cancer patients has been increased remarkably. According to Dr Etienne Krug, one of the WHO Director, “Countries can do more to prevent cancer”. Governments are imposing higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco to promote healthy lifestyle. They are also planning to provide easy access of HPV vaccine. This year the focus will be on making cancer a matter of the highest concern among political discussions.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 08/02/2018 at 11:46

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Group Walking rather than a Lonely Practice help Sticking to your Fitness Goals

Group of seniors walking together outside.

Group Walking..

It is easy said than done that you must stick to your routine workout or exercise schedule.  As individuals, we are regularly asked to practice some or the other physical activity. The World Health Organization WHO prescribes 150 minutes of physical activity for the individual everyday in order to stay fit. However, most of us do not stick to the schedules as we feel bored ot lethargic in sticking to it. According to the research, if practiced as a group, it is easy to continue the practice without fail as you are accompanied by your fellow walking group members. As a group, you are get motivated as you compare with the fellow walkers and share information on variety of things. It is this socialization process motivates you to take up this routine. Apart from regular workouts, add greens, protein rich milk, eggs, fruits, nuts and whole grains to reduce calories to hale, healthy and fit.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 05/02/2018 at 08:05

Categories: Biosafety & Health Education, Community Medicine & Health Education, Health & Medical Informatics, Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs, Politics in Occupational Health, Primary Health Care: Open Access, Public Health & Safety, Women's Health, Issues & Care   Tags:

Hop a Little, Jump a Little one…two, three!

Jumping-RopeIt is not just a rhyme meant for kindergarten children. It involves meaningful message for many who is fighting with the global health menace, obesity and excessive body weight. According to recent research findings, the skipping rope is an alternative to high intensity workouts. For many urban dwellers, particularly women, that is unable to cater time for gym and workouts, skipping serve as the best option. The skipping rope, which is cost effective and uncomplicated, would provide complete exercise to all your muscles in significantly less time. It is one of the most effective cardio exercises, which assures the better cardiovascular health. In a comparative mode, skipping is far more improved than jogging. In a 6 week comparative study, a 10 minute jumping session was proved effective than the 30 minutes jogging. It involves all target muscles and burn more calories per minute than rowing and swimming.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 24/01/2018 at 05:15

Categories: Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, Cardiovascular Pharma, Cardiovascular Research, Experimental Cardiology   Tags: , ,

Promising Research could Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Early

alzheimers diseaseAround 50 million people globally have developed Alzheimer’s disease and with the aging of population, several parts of the globe are facing the threat of severe memory loss and the related behavioral symptoms, causing concerns of public health issues across societies. With a simple reading test that the scientists have developed recently, it is possible to detect whether or not a person is at Alzheimer’s risk. Delay in processing written words and sentences are a warning that they may develop Alzheimer’s within the next 3 years to come. A team of researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a device that could map the way the brain responds if the individuals are exposed to words on a computer screen. Those who are late in identifying the words may develop this problem. Although language will be affected only in the later stages of the onset of the disease, the scientists have accidentally noticed that the brain happen to lost the language comprehension abilities. The network of neurons connected with the brain is unable to process information and the individual cells that stop functioning would die eventually, leading to memory loss. It affects the human’s ability to think and analyze facts and figures and cues in the environment they live. A significant portion of the brain will shrink, reducing its volume, called as atrophy and researchers have identified the important proteins and the biomarkers that denote the onset of Alzheimers disease. Personalized medication and support should be identified with a separate strategy to overcome the issue on individual basis.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 22/11/2017 at 06:03

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