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…

Thyroid cancer patients with bone metastases have worse survival, study finds

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SHAFAQNA- When cancer metastases, bone unwittingly offers a friendly place for tumor cell growth--only to have its hospitality betrayed by pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression, the need for bone surgery or irradiation, and an increased…

Spice can influence cancer protectors

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SHAFAQNA- By Sola Ogundipe Spices have been used for thousands of years to colour, flavour, add fragrance and preserve foods. They’ve also been dispensed as folk medicines because they contain a multitude of bioactive compounds that are teeming…

Aspirin might reduce risk of dying from cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Study findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) suggest that people who took aspirin regularly had a 7-percent to 11-percent lower risk of dying from cancer, compared to those who…

A study on Autism

SHAFAQNA- Global Markets Direct’s latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Autism – Pipeline Review, H1 2017, provides an overview of the Autism (Central Nervous System) pipeline landscape. Autism, also known as…

High-fibre diet may prevent diabetes and related complications

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SHAFAQNA- Most of us know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for our health. However, people diagnosed with diabetes may avoid fruit due to its high sugar content. New research investigates the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption…

Meningitis outbreak kills 438 in Nigeria, as govt. starts vaccination

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SHAFAQNA - Death toll from suspected cases of meningitis has reached 438 people in Nigeria, as officials kick off a vaccination campaign aimed at controlling the outbreak. According to a statement issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease…

Two-step strategy to fight killer pancreatic cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Australian scientists say a “one-two punch” approach could boost survival chances of people with the deadliest form of cancer. The technique involves “priming” pancreatic tumours by targeting surrounding tissues with a drug…

Bisphenol S Boosts Breast Cancer Cells

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SHAFAQNA- A new study has determined that bisphenol S (BPS), a common substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, may boost breast cancer aggressiveness by acting as a chemical that disrupts the endocrine system. The findings were recently…

Exercise, Psychological Interventions Better for Cancer Fatigue Than Medications

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SHAFAQNA- Psychological interventions and exercise were more effective at improving cancer-related fatigue than certain medications, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Oncology.1 “If a cancer patient is having trouble with…

Daesh executed hundreds of detainees, buried bodies in Mosul mass grave: HRW

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SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Daesh terrorist group has executed possibly hundreds of detainees in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul and buried them in a mass grave that could be the largest one discovered in the country so far. Witnesses…

Cancer / Oncology Biology / Biochemistry Lactate may be key for cancer development

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SHAFAQNA-Lactate may be key for cancer development  Written by Ana Sandoiu Researchers are working hard to understand the mechanism responsible for oncogenesis, the process through which normal cells become cancerous ones. A…

Alzheimer’s disease: brain diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Early in childhood, you begin designing the blueprint for your future mental health. The quality of the food you eat today determines what your brain may or may not be able to do in the future. Your temple’s brain needs fertilizing…

Diabetes raises risk of cancer death in Asians

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SHAFAQNA- Public health experts at New York University’s School of Medicine have found that diabetes increased the risk of cancer death in Asians. Researchers also revealed that Asians with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed…