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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…

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…

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

SHAFAQNA- According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), lung cancer caused around 25.9 percent of all cancer-related deaths last year and accounted for 13.2 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. But the prognosis…

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,…

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…