Top incredible health benefits of fasting in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting…

Tissue-engineered human pancreatic cells successfully treat diabetic mice

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published…

New study: Cancer cells thrive in stiff tissue

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SHAFAQNA- Stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells, according to a recent study published in Biomaterials. Scientists studying tumor…

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently…

Older people can grow new neurons, study finds

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SHAFAQNA- Adults well into their 70s can generate hundreds of new neurons a day — just as much as young people — according to a study that disputes previous findings that brain activity slows down as people age. Researchers at…

Healthy foods don't cancel out harm of high salt intake: Experts

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SHAFAQNA- An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggested. According to UPI, Researcher Queenie Chan, said, "Our latest findings show that the adverse relation of salt…

Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

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SHAFAQNA- Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  The research was…

The best exercises to lower arthritis pain

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SHAFAQNA- Arthritis pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, according to the National Health Service (NHS). These are the best exercises to reduce and prevent joint pain and inflammation. Arthritis is a common condition that…

Lung Cancer, a Good Reason Not to Smoke

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SHAFAQNA-By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn. "Cigarette smoking is probably the single most harmful…

Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management

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SHAFAQNA- An interview with Cesar M. Castro, M.D., MGH, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc Please outline the current global cancer challenges. There have been significant inroads in our understanding of what drives cancer development,…

Diabetes Signs May Be Present 20 Years Before Diagnosis

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SHAFAQNA- Risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with subtle elevations of glucose and lipids more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Håkan…

Long distance running good for your knees: Study

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SHAFAQNA- For a certain type of mean-spirited couch potato, the great consolation of seeing a runner dash past, glowing with health and vigor, is knowing that arthritis will get them eventually. Except, according to a major new study,…

Scientists: your phone won't give you cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Good news for the tech junkies out there: Experts agree that cell phones do not cause cancer. At least, not in humans. The National Toxicology Program, which studies all kinds of possible causes for disease, has been conducting…

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's

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SHAFAQNA- Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss for people with Alzheimer's disease, the US researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found. The researchers tracked circadian rhythms in 189 cognitively normal,…

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Cancer Patients

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SHAFAQNA- It’s virtually impossible to go through any health or beauty store without seeing advertisements for the amazing benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is cherished by many health enthusiasts for endless reasons. There are thousands…

No Needles: Contact Lens Could Monitor Glucose for People with Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Many people with diabetes need to prick their finger for a drop of blood up to eight times a day to monitor their glucose levels, an uncomfortable and cumbersome task. It can all add up to tens of thousands of finger pricks over…

'Liquid biopsy' promises early detection for cancer

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers has taken a major step toward one of the hottest goals in cancer research: a blood test that can detect tumors early. Their new test, which examines cancer-related DNA and proteins in the blood, yielded a…

Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family-discovery could fuel new treatments

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SHAFAQNA- A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University…

Diabetes Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Reports

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SHAFAQNA- An approved treatment for diabetes may help people with Alzheimer’s, a study reports. The research, “Neuroprotective effects of a triple GLP-1/GIP/glucagon receptor agonist in the APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s…

Blueberries help cancer treatment

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SHAFAQNA- uffering from cervical cancer? Along with your radiation therapy, start eating blueberries. New research shows consuming blueberry extract while on treatment may have a positive outcome. “Radiation therapy uses high-energy…

Is your child’s school an obesity risk?

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SHAFAQNA- Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing lifelong eating habits and food preferences…

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

Cutting carbs can increase risk of diabetes and other diseases, experts warn

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SHAFAQNA-Australians risk increasing their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer if they cut quality carbohydrates high in cereal fibre from their diets, experts say. A group of leading international and…

Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

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SHAFAQNA- This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new treatment strategy that they believe could increase survival rates for the disease. The…

Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

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SHAFAQNA- According to a recent study from the University of Helsinki, Finland, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight,…

Curing type 1 diabetes by blood stem cells!

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SHAFAQNA- Increasing levels of a certain protein in blood stem cells so that the immune system stops attacking insulin cells in the pancreas could be a way to halt type 1 diabetes, according to a new study reported in Science Translational…

Sensor for the most important human cancer gene

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SHAFAQNA- If it burns in a house smoke detectors alert us hence protecting life. A molecular smoke alert has now been developed by Dresden researchers for the TP53 gene, the most important human cancer gene. The alert goes on if the TP53 gene…

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

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SHAFAQNA- Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumors and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40 percent risk of…