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…

Australia leading Global Hub of Halal Meat With Muslim Population of Over 500,000

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SHAFAQNA - The Halal food market has been rapidly growing in the global food industry. The market is worth over $667 million, around 20 percent of the total global food industry. This number is expected to jump to $2.25 trillion by 2024. Economic…

Islam Religion of Co-existence, Peace says Rector of Pakistani University

SHAFAQNA - He was addressing the participants during concluding ceremony of 27th International Human Resource Development Program for Muslim minority countries organized by Dawah Academy (IIUI) at Allama Iqbal Auditorium in Islamabad. He…

Over 1200 papers submitted to Int’l congress on Shia Islam’s role in development of sciences

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SHAFAQNA - The secretariat of an international congress on the role of Shia Islam in the development of sciences has received more than 1200 papers, an official said. Sheikh Akbar Mahmoudi, the event’s scientific deputy, said that the…

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…

Space mining will produce world’s first trillionaire

SHAFAQNA - The next trillion-dollar industry will be in the mining sector, and the world’s first trillionaire will make his/her fortune by mining in outer space, Goldman Sachs claims. The prediction is echoed by renowned astrophysicist…

Blood Donation Campaign on Birth Anniv. of Imam Hussain in Hannover, Germany

SHAFAQNA - Blood donation campaign was held on birth anniversary of Imam Hussain in Hannover, Germany 20 April 2018. Source - ABNA

Egyptian Expert Urges Adding New Categories to Int’l Quran Contest for Students

SHAFAQNA - An Egyptian Quran expert urged that new categories be included in the future editions of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students. Mohamed Fahmi Abdul Sayyed Asfour, who served as a member of the panel of judges…

‘Islamic Philosophy’ Translated into Thai Language

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the Iranian Cultural Center in Thailand cooperated in translating and publishing the first volume of the book in 1000 copies. It was a part of…

Int’l Quran Contest for University Students Underway in Turkey

SHAFAQNA - An international Quran recitation competition has been organized in Karabuk, Turkey, with the participation of Muslim university students from different countries. According to Sabah newspaper, the preliminary stage of the competition…

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…

Course on Iraqi Style Quran Recitation Underway in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Astan, Seyyed Hani Mousawi, supervisor of the Quranic program, said that the course has been organized in line with a national plan titled “Alawi Support for Iraqi recitation style of the Holy Quran”. The…

83 Countries to Take Part in Iran’s 35th Intl Quran Contest

SHAFAQNA - Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Mohammadi, Head of the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization, told IQNA that representatives of 83 countries have announced their readiness to participate in the contest. He added that four other international…

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…

Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental…

Munich University Archaeologists visit Imam Ali shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Historians and archeologists from the University of Munich visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). They commended the attendance of academic students along with the students of Hawza (religious seminary). This drags the attention…

This Blind Fish Is Giving Scientists a New Perspective on Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The pale, eyeless pink Mexican cavefish is surprisingly chubby for a fish that lives in an environment with a big lack of algae food. Now a team of researchers have figured out how this can be, and it's identical to a mechanism that…

What Were the Three Regrets that Abu Bakr Had When He Was on His Deathbed?

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SHAFAQNA - With WikiShia : Today, the 22th of the month Jumâdâ ath-Thânîya, is the anniversary of the death of Abū Bakr b. Abī Quḥāfa, who after the decease of the prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), with the help of some other companions…

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…

British Muslim Education Futures

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Teachers Association convened its AGM in London this week around the theme of 'Muslim Teachers creating a better future.' Keynote speakers included Professor Salim Al Hassani, President of the Foundation Science Technology…

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…