Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in  Hebron

Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in Hebron

Occupied Jerusalem (ST):  Israeli occupation...

  Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed  war crimes in  Efrin

Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed war crimes in Efrin

Ankara (ST): Member of the Turkish parliament...

Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

Najla Burghul a Syrian dreamer who...

Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

DARAA, (ST)_ More than 40 displaced families,...

Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

HASAKA, RAQQA, (ST)_ At least 2 gunmen ...

Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

MOSCOW, (ST)_Russian Foreign Ministry has...

DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

The Directorate-General of Antiquities and...

  • Syria affirms its legitimate right to defend the   sovereignty of the Syrian territories and  protect its citizens against Israeli attacks by all legitimate means

    Syria affirms its legitimate right to defend the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 18:02
  • An explosive device targets a convoy of the US-led

    An explosive device targets a convoy of the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:29
  • Al-Hasaka:  Running tanks to secure water as  the Turkish occupation continues to stop pumping from Allouk station

    Al-Hasaka: Running tanks to secure water as ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:25
  • Patriarch Ephraim II & world church leaders demand  that Biden cancel  coercive measures imposed on Syria

    Patriarch Ephraim II & world church leaders...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:21
  • SDF militia raids Al-Bseirah city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzour & kidnaps a number of civilians

    SDF militia raids Al-Bseirah city in the...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:17
  • Palestinian PM  denounces the escalation of organized terror by Israeli settlers against Palestinians

    Palestinian PM denounces the escalation of...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 17:11
  •  Life returns to normal to the ancient wool market in the old city of Aleppo

    Life returns to normal to the ancient wool...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 14:10
  •  Turkish regime issues arrest warrants for dozens of judges and public prosecutors

    Turkish regime issues arrest warrants for...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 14:01
  • Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian youngster in  Hebron

    Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 13:56
  • Military source: A family comprising a father, a mother and two children were killed, and four others wounded as a result of the Israeli air aggression on Hama

    Military source: A family comprising a father,...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:09
  • "Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nation’s...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:05
  • A new book highlights  the  magnificence  of  “Shamal” ... an ancient Syrian Aramaic kingdom

    A new book highlights the magnificence of ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 11:00
  •   Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed  war crimes in  Efrin

    Turkish MP: Turkish regime's army committed ...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 09:03
  •  Iranian Minister of Transport: Talks to link railways between Iran and Syria via Iraq reach good stages

    Iranian Minister of Transport: Talks to link...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 08:49
  •  Our air defences confront an Israeli aggression near Hama and down most of the enemy missiles

    Our air defences confront an Israeli...

    Friday, 22 January 2021 08:39
  • Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

    Najla Burghul enters university at over 70

    Friday, 22 January 2021 07:36
  • Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

    Over 40 displaced families return to their home...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:24
  • Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

    Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:17
  • Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed on Syria

    Moscow appeals to EU to lift sanctions imposed...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:14
  • DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of museums in Syria

    DGAM posts promo videos on the contents of...

    Thursday, 21 January 2021 14:22

Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

The second honey festival in Damascus

The second honey festival in Damascus

With the participation of 34 beekeepers from the public and private sectors, the activities of the second Syrian Honey Festival were launched on the grounds of Al-Jalaa S...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the mountains

Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the…

Tartous, (ST)-The quiet village of Bnamra is embraced by  mountains of ancient oak trees, in the midst of a charming nature as freshwater springs burst from its tops which makes the village look like an emerald. According to the village mayor, Muhammad Ahmad Shaheen, Bnamra is within the municipality of  Sheikh Badr in Tartous. It spreads over an area of about two thousand dunums. The village was named so due to its...

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Arab Writers Union holds the first international cartoons exhibition

Arab Writers Union holds the first inter…

With the participation of more than 252 cartoonists  from 52 countries  around the world,  the Arab Writers Union held its first international cartoons exhibition in a new way which  dealt with the role  of international figures who influenced the literary and cultural movement.   The visions of the participating cartoonists' paintings differed in  the technique  of drawing, but what they all had in common was that they they revealed the impact ...

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"Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nation’s wounded plays the hopeful melody of life

"Jareeh Studio”… A group of the nat…

Homs, (ST)- After losing dear parts  of their bodied in the battles of honor they waged against the enemies of life, they did not lose their love of life, rather they insisted in playing the melody of life with the rest of their bodies . The studio is a modest room with simple components located in the Zahra neighborhood of Homs, where the “Jareeh Studio” band members, under the supervision of its young founder Tha'er Balloul, meet to tr...

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Syria renews call for enforcing the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 on occupied Syrian Golan

Syria renews call for enforcing the impl…

Syria has renewed its call on the Security Council to act immediately as to enforce the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 of 1981 and force the Israeli occupation entity to stop its illegal settlement activities and repressive procedures against the people in the occupied Syrian Golan and to withdraw from the entire Golan to the June 4th 1967 line. Resolution 497 (1981) reaffirms that the acquisition of ter...

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A new study showed for the first time that certain nutrients may play an underlying role in short and long sleep duration and that people who report eating a large variety of foods - an indicator of an overall healthy diet - had the healthiest sleep patterns, according to FNA.       

"You are what you eat," the saying goes, but is what you eat playing a role in how much you sleep? Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being. With the increasing prevalence of obesity and its consequences, sleep researchers have begun to explore the factors that predispose individuals to weight gain and ultimately obesity.

 The new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is published online, ahead-of-print in the journal Appetite.

 "Although many of us inherently recognize that there is a relationship between what we eat and how we sleep, there have been very few scientific studies that have explored this connection, especially in a real-world situation," said Michael A. Grandner, PhD, instructor in Psychiatry and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at Penn. " In general, we know that those who report between 7 -- 8 hours of sleep each night are most likely to experience better overall health and well being, so we simply asked the question "Are there differences in the diet of those who report shorter sleep, longer sleep, or standard sleep patterns?" 

To answer this question, the research team analyzed data from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NHANES includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and health-related questions. The sample for the survey is selected to represent the U.S. population of all ages and demographics. For the current study, researchers used the survey question regarding how much sleep each participant reported getting each night to separate the sample into groups of different sleep patterns. Sleep patterns were broken out as "Very Short'' (<5 h per night), ''Short'' (5-6 h per night), ''Standard' (7-8h per night), and ''Long'' (9 h or more per night). 

NHANES participants also sat down with specially trained staff who went over, in great detail, a full day's dietary intake. This included everything from the occasional glass of water to complete, detailed records of every part of each meal. With this data, the Penn research team analyzed whether each group differed from the 7-8 hour "standard" group on any nutrients and total caloric intake. They also looked at these associations after controlling for overall diet, demographics, socioeconomics, physical activity, obesity, and other factors that could have explained this relationship. 

The authors found that total caloric intake varied across groups. Short sleepers consumed the most calories, followed by normal sleepers, followed by very short sleepers, followed by long sleepers. Food variety was highest in normal sleepers, and lowest in very short sleepers. Differences across groups were found for many types of nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

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