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Meat Consumption and the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Michael Greger January 16, 2019 About Michael Follow Michael at @nutrition_facts Not only is Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) a serious problem for the global livestock industry,…

Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

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SHAFAQNA- Specks of calcium in the heart's artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say. According…

Iron deficiency symptoms: This sign in your ear could indicate the condition

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SHAFAQNA- Iron deficiency is when you lack the mineral in your body and this can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Symptoms can develop and lead to complications that can affect the lungs and heart, so recognizing the signs as early as possible…

Do vegetarians live longer? Diet secret to long life

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SHAFAQNA- How to live longer is a question many people want to know the answer to, and simple lifestyle changes have been proven to extend life expectancy. As well as regular exercise, being social and not smoking, eating the right foods…

Six vitamins and minerals to boost your energy levels

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SHAFAQNA- iet and lifestyle habits can go a long way in term son boosting energy. But despite out best efforts to exercise daily, eat right, and sleep well, our busy lifestyles and modern society demand a lot from us. Truth be told,…

Novel shoe insole can help heal diabetic ulcers

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists have developed a shoe insole that could help heal diabetic ulcers -- a condition that often leads patients to lose their toes, foot or leg. Diabetes can lead to ulcers that patients do not feel or notice until…

Cancer gets a sting with new discovery

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SHAFAQNA- Today a paper authored by 44 scientists was published in the scientific journal Nature, reporting a potential new class of immunotherapy drugs to treat some of the most common cancers. The study shows how these molecules work…

Novel diabetes treatment could end daily insulin injections

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SHAFAQNA- A potential medical breakthrough that could put an end to the daily insulin injections endured by people living with diabetes has been unveiled by Dutch scientists. By destroying the mucous membrane in the small intestine and…

Hepatitis C drug lead designed to target virus RNA

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SHAFAQNA- The longstanding goal of designing RNA-targeting drugs has been given a boost thanks to a technique that identifies drug-like small molecules which selectively bind to disease-causing RNA. The US team demonstrated the approach…

Health benefits of hemp seeds

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SHAFAQNA- Many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. The seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a range of health benefits.Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering…

Here’s Exactly What to Expect If You Need Allergy Testing

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SHAFAQNA- If you have allergies, you’re probably familiar with the ways your immune system broadcasts its general lack of chill. Maybe your nose releases a river of snot, your eyes feel maddeningly scratchy, or your skin erupts with hives. Whatever…

Test makes it cheaper to detect cancer

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SHAFAQNA-Scientists are testing a new cancer-detection system that could make it easier and cheaper to arrest one of the leading causes of death in the world and the third leading cause of death in Kenya. In research published in the journal Nature…

New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

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SHAFAQNA- What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you -- or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse. The…

New AI system able to screen for neurological illnesses in seconds

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence method that can identify a range of acute neurological illnesses in CT scans within a few seconds, when time is essential in assessing the life-threatening conditions. Conditions…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offers free health services to orphans

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Medical Complex, affiliated with the Imam al-Redha Charitable Foundation, launched an initiative to provide medical services to orphans in Sayyida Ruqayya Kindergarten, belonging to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Karbala. "This…

Novel Blood Sugar Monitors Taking The Pain, Unpredictability Out Of Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Continuous glucose monitors, or CGMs, have been around for some years. The devices were bulky to wear, had to be calibrated often and had limited ability to track and report blood sugars, reports CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez. Now…

Imam Reza (A.S.) Research Center Successes in CERN International Competition, Switzerland

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SHAFAQNA- The proposal of teenagers from Imam Reza (A.S.) Research Center was accepted by the CERN International Competition in Switzerland as one of the thirty selected teams participating in the competition. According to Astan News, director…

Mutation-counting blood test could predict if cutting-edge immunotherapies can beat a cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Some cancers generate the seeds of their own destruction. Certain random mutations that accumulate in rapidly dividing tumor cells can spur the immune system to attack the cancer. Researchers are now learning that the extent of…

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit

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SHAFAQNA- The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggested a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published in the…

What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

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SHAFAQNA- If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is…

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…

Researchers recommend anti-cancer immunotherapies for treatment of thyroid cancer

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SHAFAQNA- University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers recently completed the largest-ever study of thyroid cancer genetics, mining the data of 583 patient samples of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer and 196 anaplastic thyroid…

Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

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SHAFAQNA- Want to feel better, smarter and healthier? It might be time to get serious about play. TED’s list of talks about the importance of play is a good place to start. It includes nine talks that might persuade you to take…

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…