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…

The Japanese scientist embraced Islam by Studying the Fig Tree and the Olive Tree

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shafaqna- Prof. Dr. Taha Ibrahim Halifa, a biology professor and former dean at the University of El-Azhar, discovered that a great Japanese scientist in the field of agriculture converted to Islam after discovering great scientific miracles…

Michigan Muslim Student Association Hosts Islam Awareness Week

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SHAFAQNA - In the wake of escalating tension and prejudice throughout the US, Michigan State University’s Muslim Student Association hosted an Islam Awareness Week to promote understanding of the religion to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Anti-Muslim…

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- Introduction The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government,  the Likud party, as well as within the…

The Difference Between God's Will and People's

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SHAFAQNA- In another part of the discussion, the Imam (A.S.) tells us about the difference between the Will of God and the will of humans. Safwan ibn Yahya said, "I asked Abul-Hassan (A.S.), `Tell me about God's Will and the will of His creation.'…

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri calls for unity

SHAFAQNA - A senior Iranian cleric hailed the recent defeat of the ISIS terrorist group and said there is now need for cultural activities to counter the ideology of Takfiris and terrorists. Senior Cleric Calls for Unity, Cultural Work to…

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…

Expanding DNA’s alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

SHAFAQNA- Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using manmade DNA to create a semisynthetic strain of bacteria—and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins, unlike those found in nature. It’s…

93 Countries to Take Part in Int’l Islamic Unity Conference

SHAFAQNA - Secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) said thinkers, religious personalities and political figures from 93 countries will attend the upcoming International Islamic Unity Conference. Speaking…

Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm)

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba TRANSLATOR(S): Jerrmein Abu Shahba Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm) Written by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba Translated by: Jerrmein Abu Shahba This…

Indonesia Aims To Attract More Muslim Visitors In 'Halal' Tourism Push

SHAFAQNA - On Gili Trawangan, an islet off the coast of Indonesia's verdant Lombok island, tanned and pinkish Westerners in bathing suits mingle in the same restaurant as a group of hijab-wearing women from Malaysia on a corporate retreat.…

Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

SHAFAQNA-Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs that are used to treat malaria, but a new review suggests that they may have another purpose: treating cancer.  The research — which reviewed more than 190 studies investigating how…

Hate crimes against American Muslims shows no signs of stopping

SHAFAQNA - Hate crimes against American Muslims have increased since 2011 and may not be stopping anytime soon. In fact, a recent study by Pew Research Center done on new hate crimes statistics from the FBI shows that this is the highest it…

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,…

Arbaeen outside the White House

SHAFAQNA - Some 1,000 followers of Imam Hussain (a.s), grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (saww), gathered outside the White House Nov. 12 for Arbaeen, the day of remembrance marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of the…

Fresh and Fit: 7 worst side effects of eating too much added sugar

SHAFAQNA- By now, we all know that added sugar isn’t good for us. I mention just how bad it is frequently. Yet we all have cravings for sweets from time to time. We can’t prevent that from happening, especially during the holidays. However,…

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…

50 Countries Confirm Participation in Khartoum Int’l Quran Contest

SHAFAQNA - As many as 50 Arab and Muslim countries have announced their readiness to send representatives to the 9th Khartoum International Quran Award. According to the website of Sudan’s Quran Association, the organizer of the contest,…

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha on Wednesday, according to state media, amid an ongoing political crisis. Erdogan also signalled the "readiness"…

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…

Omega-6 Fats May Actually Reduce Diabetes Risk

SHAFAQNA- A new study contradicts earlier research that concluded vegetable oils might be contributing to chronic illness. What’s the best diet to lower diabetes risk? For the past 10 years, research has been giving vegetable oils…

Alzheimer's could affect the whole body

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SHAFAQNA- A new discovery could change the way scientists think about where Alzheimer's disease originates in the body. According to UPI, It has long been believed that Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, begins in…

TYPE 3C DIABETES IS A MUCH BIGGER THREAT THAN DOCTORS WOULD EXPECT (STUDY)

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SHAFAQN- A new report revealed a huge risk existent for many people with diabetes. Apart from type 1 and 2, there is another subtype of the disease, type 3c. However, most of the time, doctors are not able to diagnose it properly, which might…

Mexico's vibrant Muslim community living in the Maya heartland

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SHAFAQNA - A trip to Mexico's indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. In the southern state of Chiapas, home to a lush mountainous landscape, I photographed…

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

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SHAFAQNA- SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could…