Epidemic in the US warns WHO

SHAFAQNA - The deadly Zika virus is set to spread in all countries across the Americas, except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization has warned. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of…

Nano-scaffolds made for converting stem cells into cells

SHAFAQNA - Iranian researchers produced laboratorial samples of scaffolds made of nanofibers which have been designed to produce effective cells from stem cells to cure diseases, INIC reports. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative…

Sleep, Grow, and Remember!

SHAFAQNA- Sleep is seen as a time when we rest. It is thought to have developed in most animals as a way to be safe during the night, instead of wandering in the wilderness where predators can get to them. More than just that, over time it…

Why antibiotics are bad for your health?

SHAFAQNA- The discovery of the antibiotic penicillin in the 1920s made a big impact on human history. Not only did it lead to a cure for bacterial infections that were once deadly, but it also led a big interest in finding new antibiotics.…

What are health benefits of persimmons?

SHAFAQNA- Persimmon is a deep orange, waxy fruit which is similar to a tomato in shape. Persimmons which have dark-colored flesh are always sweet and non-astringent and should be eaten before they become too soft. Varieties with light-colored…

Why We Must Rethink the Way We Care for Seniors

SHAFAQNA- Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. These two programs (including state funding) represent 37 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States. There are more than 54 million Medicare beneficiaries…

We are better at detecting laughter than words

SHAFAQNA- Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) Whether they are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness, humans pay more attention when an emotion is expressed through vocalisations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in…

Common drug for diabetic foot pain isn’t effective, B.C. researchers say

SHAFAQNA- A pain medication that rarely works as promised had a 17-fold increase in prescriptions over a decade, says the latest research from the Therapeutics Initiative at the University of B.C. Its report says only about one in 10 patients…

Understanding Depression

SHAFAQNA- The best treatment to any problem is to prevent it, and this is true for depression too. Some preventative measures include exercise, relaxation techniques to reduce stress, and a healthy diet. All of those methods aid in preventing…

Watch Those Eyes!

SHAFAQNA- Many people feel they do not need to go to the eye doctor if they can see fine. This is a dangerous notion because there are many conditions – such as glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and…

Some Tips on Flu Prevention

SHAFAQNA- The time is coming, as it comes every year, but are we prepared? The present article aims to give you some idea as how to avoid getting or spreading the dreaded flu this flu season. How can we avoid what some believe to be the…

Walking is Great Form of Exercise to Improve Fitness

SHAFAQNA- Walking is great form of exercise that anyone can do to improve their fitness or to lose weight. It does not require any special equipment and is a great low impact and low intensity exercise that even those who are ill or frail can…

10 Tips to keep your bones strong and healthy

SHAFAQNA- Bones play many roles in the body — providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. While it's particularly important to take steps to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence,…

UK Vaccines Documents Reveal 30 Years Of Coverup

SHAFAQNA - Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we now know that vaccines are not a miracle of modern medicine. A doctor successfully retrieved documents about vaccinations, showing that the UK government experts had been covering…

Iranian scientist finds new method for curing cancer

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SHAFAQNA - An Iranian scientist in Australia has found a new method for detecting cancer and curing it even at early stages. Dr Majid Warkiani and his team at NSW University have created a biochip that filters a cancer patient’s blood…

Women health needs neglected after natural disasters, conflicts

SHAFAQNA - The health needs of women are too often neglected in humanitarian response to natural disasters and conflicts around the world, said United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Iran, Dr. Maha El-Adawy, on Tuesday. Dr. …

Asiatic cheetah extinction trend reversed

SHAFAQNA - UN resident coordinator in Iran has said cooperation between Department of Environment and the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project has reversed the extinction trend among Asiatic cheetahs. Gary Lewis who was addressing the…

Cholera outbreak in Iraq spreads to neighboring countries: UNICEF

SHAFAQNA - A severe cholera outbreak in war-torn Iraq has now spread to neighboring Syria, Kuwait, and Bahrain,Reuters reports. The news comes from UNICEF Iraq director, Peter Hawkins, who told media that "Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria have…