Asia Life Sciences (ISSN: 01173375) - is an international peer reviewed scientific journal which is devoted to the publication of original research in the Life Sciences and related disciplines. Articles originating from anywhere in the world are most welcome.
ASIA LIFE SCIENCES (ISSN: 01173375) - is an international peer reviewed scientific journal which is devoted to the publication of original research in the Life Sciences and related disciplines. Articles originating from anywhere in the world are most welcome. Azerbaijan Medical Journal
The entire world has fallen to a psychological panic as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and the pandemic has triggered extreme psychological stress, such as fear, anxiety, and depression in people worldwide. More than 80% of all diseases is related to stress, and extreme stress contributes to the onset of various diseases.This study used a one-group pretest-posttest design to investigate the effects of shortened self-foot reflexology on stress and depression in older women. Perceived stress and depression decreased in the experimental group, showing a significant change after shortenedself-foot reflexology. This pilot study confirmed the feasibility of a shortened self-foot reflexology and shed light on the possibility of developing a shortened self-foot reflexology to be applied in communities to reduce perceived stress and depression in older women during the current pandemic situation
The quality of maize grains was markedly affected by critical storage conditions, such as high relative humidity and high temperature. This experiment was performed to estimate quality of maize seeds (Zea mays L.) after ageing during 2020 season. Two-factorial experiment was performed with completely randomized design with three replications, using four maize hybrids (SC10, SC132, TWC360 and TWC368) and four levels of accelerated ageing (non-aged, artificially aged for 2, 4 and 6 days at 45o C temperature and 95% relative humidity). Germination percentage, mean germination time, electrical conductivity, shoot and root lengths, seedling dry weight, seedling vigor index, protein content, oil content, and activity of catalase and peroxidase enzymes were measured. The results showed that, responses of varied parameters to aging periods were significantly different in all traits. When aging time increased, there was a depression in all traits except for mean germination time and electrical conductivity which were increased. In addition, the studied traits were significantly different due to diverse maize hybrids. TWC368 was superior compared with other hybrids in most of the measured traits