Eat Salt Before and After Each Meal

SHAFAQNA- Islam recommends Salt before and after each meal Salt is one of the best foods you can take before and after meals, and the recommendation by the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) is very current and important. It is reported that the Prophet…

Health care providers offer advice on avoiding kidney disease

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SHAFAQNA- A doctor and a registered nutritionist have sought to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of renal disease, and added that residents can stave off the disease by making healthy lifestyle changes. According to general practitioner…

Islamic Prayer Ritual Reduces Back Pain, Increases Joint Elasticity

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SHAFAQNA- The repetitive physical movements of Muslim prayer rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research. The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but…

Pollution Responsible For A Quarter of Deaths of Young Children, says WHO

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SHAFAQNA - Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation the leading causes. The reports found polluted…

PRICES OF CANCER DRUGS SLASHED BY UP TO 86%

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SHAFAQNA- In a major relief for cancer patients, the drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slashed the prices of some cancer drugs by upto 86 per cent. The price of a drug called Iressa, which is manufactured…

8 Incredible Health Reasons You Need to Add Blueberries to Your Cereal

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SHAFAQNA- You could boost your memory ISTOCK/DOLGACHOV“Memory has been touted with blueberries,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN. One long-term study of 16,010 adults age 70 or younger found…

Researchers aim to develop sustained and controllable insulin release system for treatment of diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The prevalence of diabetes has grown around the world over the past three decades. In 2016, the World Health Organization estimated that 422 million people had the disease as the rate of obesity also increased. Aside from proper diet…

Molecule Found that Destroys Cancer Tumors, Leaves Normal Cells Unaffected

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are the first to arrive at a deep understanding of a molecule that destroys cancerous tumors without harming healthy cell tissue. The discovery opens up the potential for highly effective…

Health benefits of a plant-based diet

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SHAFAQNA- A plant-based diet focuses on eating more plants than animal sources. It’s like vegetarianism without the restriction of animal products. Instead, it’s about reducing the volume of those animal foods. Healthy options like…

How to keep your body healthy; Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily

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SHAFAQNA- Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. Researchers say eating 10 portions of fruits and…

The Olive: A Health Giving Plant

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SHAFAQNA- One of the foods to which attention is drawn in the Qur'an is the olive. Research in recent years has revealed that the olive is not just a delicious food but also represents an important source of good health. In addition to the…

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

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SHAFAQNA- Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a report launched…

Genomic Testing to be Harnessed for Precision Medicine in Oncology and Inherited Genetic Disorders

SHAFAQNA - Cancer is among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. According to National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research around 2.5 million people are living with cancer in India with over 7 lakhs new cancer registered…

Less sugar, more wellness

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SHAFAQNA- Falling prey to diabetes not only means being compelled to end your love affair with some of your favourite grubs; the effects are, in fact, graver! Being diabetic also means being vulnerable to a host of other ailments that could…

Cardio in Old Age May Boost Brain Health

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SHAFAQNA- By Traci Pedersen The findings show that older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests — a measure of the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise — performed better on…

Colon Cleansing: Myth vs Science

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SHAFAQNA- Colon detoxification or, occasionally, cleansing is one of those strange alternative drug ideas that hangs around without one single bit of indication supporting it. We're going to look at it with the feathery dinosaur's cynical…

Could NUTELLA give you cancer? Ingredient in popular spread ‘could increase your risk of the disease’

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SHAFAQNA- A KEY ingredient in Nutella could increase a person’s risk of cancer, experts have warned. Palm oil gives the popular hazelnut spread its smooth texture, and boosts its shelf life. But, in May the European Food Standards Agency,…

Scientists discover 23 genes that ‘control how cancer invades the body – raising hopes of a cure’

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SHAFAQNA- SCIENTISTS have identified 23 new genes that could help stop the spread of cancer, they revealed today. The genes could provide a target for new drugs to halt the disease in its tracks. Targeting just one of the genes – known…

Health Risks of Laser Hair Removal

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SHAFAQNA- Written by Yolanda Smith, BPharm Some people who undergo laser hair removal may notice some adverse effects as a result of the procedure. These are usually localized to the area of treatment, such as redness and inflammation…

Starch in bananas, potatoes, grains beneficial for health

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SHAFAQNA- Resistant starch, which occurs naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, may benefit your health by aiding blood sugar control, supporting gut health and enhancing satiety, new research has claimed. The…

Chilli Pepper Compound, Capsaicin, May Be The Answer To Cancer Treatment

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists are continuously looking for ways to treat cancer, and a recent study shows the answer may be found in chilli peppers.  The research shows that capsaicin, a chilli pepper component, causes cancer cells to self-destruct. Chilli…

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer’s, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

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SHAFAQNA- With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn’t…

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of anti-inflammatory drugs

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SHAFAQNA- In a recent study, Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence of advanced colorectal cancer after polyp…

Eat right to beat seasonal ills

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SHAFAQNA- In winter, the body’s immune system tends to go weak, which may attract a host of illnesses. Experts recommend immunity-boosting foods to be included in regular diet as the best way to build resistance against diseases. Certain…

Study Shows Organic Foods Provide Health Benefits

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SHAFAQNA- A study conducted by the European Parliament’s Independent Research Service, titled “Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture,” has concluded that eating organic food improves early development, reduces…

Determining when early breast cancer is aggressive — and when it’s not

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SHAFAQNA- When a woman is diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer, how aggressive should her treatment be? Will the noninvasive cancer become invasive? Or is it a slow-growing variety that will likely never be harmful? Seeking to…

Health Care Spending Mostly Goes To Diabetes, Heart Disease And Back Pain

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SHAFAQNA- It is well known that Americans have the most expensive health care spending in the world as reported earlier. However, as to what diseases Americans spend the most money on is not very clear. A recent study announces that the top…

Diabetes and Obesity: Engaging Health-Promoting Behaviors

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SHAFAQNA- abetes and obesity are major public health priorities that are highly associated with environmental factors and correlated with the availability of open space in neighborhoods and communities. Diabetes and obesity are major public…