Could grapefruit juice protect against diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- “Grapefruit juice 'could be the key to weight loss’,'' is the misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph. It reports on a study in which mice fed a combination of a high-fat diet and grapefruit juice still put on weight –…

Can deadly infections be cured by Vitamin C?

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SHAFAQNA- After 28 years  teaching and practicing critical care medicine, Dr. Paul Marik knows when a patient is at death’s door. So in January 2016, when 53-year-old Valerie Hobbs came into his intensive care unit with a severe case of…

Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS

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SHAFAQNA- A new study from Rutgers University researchers has found that premature infants are still at a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The greater risk of SIDS in premature infants compared to full-term infants…

Using body noise to improve cancer detection

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SHAFAQNA- Elastography, sometimes referred as seismology of the human body, is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging. It does this by measuring the elasticity of biological tissue to diagnose cancer or liver…

Acetaminophen during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

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SHAFAQNA- Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving…

The science of sunscreen

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SHAFAQNA- When we think of life saving inventions, vaccines, antibiotics and other medical breakthroughs come to mind. Often missing from this list is one of the most common tools for cancer prevention: sunscreen, the amazing lotion that…

New Cancer Drug Could Revolutionize Care

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SHAFAQNA- Instead of treating cancer based on where it originated in the body, a new drug targeting biomarkers may usher in a new age for cancer treatment. Laura Dixon has a long history with cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer…

Diabetes might be controlled Cancer Drug Gleevec

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SHAFAQNA- by MAGGIE FOX Gleevec, the daily pill that turned a killer type of leukemia into a manageable disease, may also help slow the worsening of diabetes, researchers reported Monday. In a follow up to a 2008 study…

10 Healthy Drinks That Won't Make You Thirsty

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SHAFAQNA- Now the month of Ramadan is approaching towards summer season and there are the hours of fasting have also increased. This Ramadan is in mid of summer season. So you may feel more thirsty as there will be increased sweating. During…

Incidence of DKA in Type 1 Diabetes in Children Decreases

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SHAFAQNA- Placing newborns in prospective studies to conduct genetic screenings with follow up may reduce the risk of DKA at diagnosis of type 1. Children, particularly those under the age of 5, are at the highest risk of experiencing Diabetic…

Malaria may weaken the skeleton

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SHAFAQNA- Malaria parasites leave a trail of destruction in an infected person’s body. The microscopic invaders massacre red blood cells, produce harmful chemicals, and sometimes damage the brain. A new mouse study suggests that the parasites…

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age?

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SHAFAQNA- As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet. Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the…

Does Chemotherapy in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients Cause AML and MDS?

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SHAFAQNA-Cancer patients with secondary malignancies have limited access to data regarding the possibility of their myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), or both, being caused by the usage of certain chemotherapeutic…

The health and other benefits of Ramadan fasting

SHAFAQNA - Ramadan is the month in which Allah Almighty opens His doors of mercy, forgiveness and blessings upon Muslims. This month is anxiously awaited by all the Muslims as they perform the duty of fasting in this month. There is a good…

Cancer patients could be spared gruelling chemotherapy after huge breakthrough

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SHAFAQNA- Cancer researchers have made a breakthrough that could see some patients being spared gruelling chemotherapy. Experts at Queen’s University Belfast believe treating bowel tumours could now be “tailored” depending on the…

Stinging Nettles and 6 Proven Health Benefits

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SHAFAQNA-Nettles, or stinging nettles as it is also called, is considered a nuisance weed largely due to the tiny hairs on its stem. These tiny hairs impart a stinging sensation when people make the mistake of trying to bare-handedly yank them…

As Ramadan comes to an end stay healthy

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SHAFAQNA- With only a few days left to go in the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims who observe the fast fall into two broad categories. Some are so used to the rhythms of fasting that it feels almost natural at this point. For others, the final…

A simple guide to healthy eating during Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- The holy month of Ramadhan has finally arrived. From the religious side, the holy month is a chance to reflect on your sins from the past and start doing better things. On the other hand, it is also a chance to make decisions for…

Social media have negative effect on children's mental health, Instagram and Snapchat ranked worst

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SHAFAQNA- Instagram and Snapchat are the social media platforms that have the worst impact on children's mental health, according to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM). The report…

Full-fat dairy products offer health benefits!

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SHAFAQNA- Like many Americans trying to stay healthy, Sarah Stubbs spent most of her life drinking skim or two-percent milk, but she recently switched to full-fat milk after her son was born. "Whole milk lattes, whole just if I'm drinking…

To your family's oral health

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SHAFAQNA- You and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. As a parent, you can work with your children to help them understand why good oral care is important and show them how to do it right.Four steps to a bright smile 1.…

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

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SHAFQNA- New research has found that genetic differences in antibody genes alter individuals' susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease, a forgotten inflammatory heart condition – known as 'RHD' – that is rife in developing countries. Rheumatic…

Cinnamon is an anti-diabetes spice: study says

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SHAFAQNA- The positive effect possess polyphenol antioxidants found in cinnamon. Scientists from the U.S. and Turkey stated that the use of cinnamon can protect the body from obesity, diabetes and insulin deficiency. This was announced…

Signs For Spotting And Treating Mental Health Disorders

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SHAFAQNA- May is mental health awareness month. Although mental illnesses are very widespread and common, many people believe it's not something that will effect them. About 54 million Americans suffer from some type of mental disorder that…

Eating cheese does not raise risk of any disease

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SHAFAQNA- Consuming cheese, milk and yoghurt – even full-fat versions – does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research that challenges the widely held belief that dairy products can damage health. The findings,…

Everything about tea to get most health benefits out of it

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SHAFAQNA- Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew? It’s not the only reason to drink it,…

Scientists Say Smart Bandages Will Enter Clinical Trials Soon [Video]

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SHAFAQNA- A smart bandage is a new form of biomedical device, which can detect how well a wound is healing without unraveling the bandages, will enter into clinical trials next year. Scientists from the Institute of Life Science (ILS) at…

Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Medical research suggests that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in serum helps to protect a person against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is produced by intestinal bacteria, and it is higher with a fiber-rich diet. The…