Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention

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SHAFAQNA- People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may…

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,…

A Beautiful Heart

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SHAFAQNA-The more hurt and pain you have gone through in life, the stronger and more beautiful your heart will be..... One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole…

THE NEIGHBOUR

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SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Jawad ‘Ameli, a great Mujtahid, was having his dinner when someone knocked at his door. A servant from his master, Ayatullah Sayyid Mahdi Bahrul-‘Uloom appeared and said, “Your master has asked you to see…

UK poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than rich, study shows

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SHAFAQNA- The poorest groups in society are dying almost a decade earlier than the richest, new research shows, prompting concern that welfare cuts and a rising cost of living are leaving the most vulnerable ‘out of the collective gain’. The…

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…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

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…

Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: While we are waiting for Christmas to come, it seems impossible to ignore Halloween in the meantime. It is full of fun and excitement which is why it is so popular among many people around the world. But, have you ever…

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…

Syria’s War for Peace

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SHAFAQNA- There is a great deal of discussion about saving civilian lives in Syria, as there should be. Missing from the discussion, however, is the most important point. If Western policymakers were genuinely concerned about saving civilians,…

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…

9/11 Truth: The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven

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SHAFAQNA- [originally published by Global Research in September 2009] At 5:21 in the afternoon of 9/11, almost seven hours after the Twin Towers had come down, Building 7 of the World Trade Center also came down. The collapse of this building…

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…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

Halal Travel in Madrid

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SHAFAQNA- Esmadrid: Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday, business trip or a city break. It has plenty of Muslim-friendly services that take into consideration their necessities regarding food and other actions that are not allowed…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

It Takes 581 Years to Get All the World’s Muslims to Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - This year for the hajj, the annual five-day pilgrimage that Muslims from around the world make to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, at least 1.7 million foreign pilgrims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. By…

Indian Traditional Islamic Wedding

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SHAFAQNA - Cultural India : Islam is one of the prominent religions in the world with over 1.6 billion zealous followers of the religion. Wedding is an integral part of Islamic culture and are mandated by the Holy Quran as one of the primary…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Breast Milk Increases IQ

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SHAFAQNA-“The breast-fed infant’s intelligence quotient rate is eight units higher than infants fed by infant formula,” infant specialist said. According to Astan News, Reza Saeedi, on the sidelines of the scientific conference “Breastfeeding”…

The Xi’an Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: The Xi’an mosque is located near the Drum Tower – on 30 Huajue Lane of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. It is one of the oldest standing Mosques in China, built around 700 AD. It was further expanded during…

A closer look into the contemporary history of Azerbaijan

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SHAFAQNA- OZY | By: DAN PELESCHUK: The brief but inclusive Azerbaijan Democratic Republic shows that innovation can come from where it’s least expected. The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven…

Why Indian Muslims are silent in the face of BJP’s aggressive Hindutva?

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SHAFAQNA- The Print | By: Hilal Ahmed: While Muslim disregard for Modi is in line with national sentiment, Babri Masjid has lost its provocative essence, surveys showed. Why don’t Indian Muslims react to aggressive Hindutva politics?…

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…