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Addiction

Tips to Cure Your Addictions this Ramadan

Ramadan is a time that many Muslims look forward to. However, the prospect of fasting for a month can also be frightening for some – especially those with addictions.

Circadian Rhythm

Your Circadian Rhythm While Fasting

Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that, “(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (Surat Al Baqarah: 2:185).

Ancient Egyptians

Fasting Bolsters Brain Power

Fasting is an obligation on Muslims every year in the month of Ramadan. It is also highly recommended to fast intermittently throughout the year, such as three days per month in the middle of the lunar month or on the first nine days of the month of Dhul Hijjah.

Thirst Inducing Soft Drinks

Thirst Inducing Soft Drinks

Some of us are already feeling the heat, as we flex our muscles to reach for a soft drink to quench our thirst. However, ice-cold soft drinks actually numb our taste buds to the reality that we are consuming a can or bottle of “liquid candy” containing the equivalence of seven teaspoons of sugar that …

Nitrous Oxide vaccums

Laughing Gas: the Pros and Cons

A middle aged youth sits calmly at a hospital. Except for the mound of rope that binds his hands, there is nothing unusual about the patients awaiting a date with the doctor here.

Athletes, Mind Your Hearts!

Athletes, Mind Your Hearts!

In July 1993, Reggie Lewis, the 27 years old NBA All-Star champion basketball player collapsed suddenly during a Boston Celtics practice game. He suffered from an expected cardiac failure. Korey Stringer of Minnesota Vikings was also 27 when he collapsed in August 2001 during his football training camp as a result of a sudden heart …

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Genetic Anti-inflammatory Switch Turned On During Fasting

A key molecule that keeps gut bacteria in check has been discovered by a team of scientists. The study shows a molecular pathway by which the brain communicates with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to prevent unnecessary activation of the immune system during fasting by strengthening the barrier against gut microbes.

Single Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Breast Cancer

Single Alcoholic Drink Per Day Increases Breast Cancer

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drinks a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). The report also revealed, for the first time, that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases the …

Research Investigates Fasting in Diabetes

Research Investigates Fasting in Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body either resists insulin or doesn’t produce enough of it, affecting sugar metabolism. The number of people affected globally by this type of diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Given that managing the condition is heavily reliant on …

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Even moderate levels of alcohol consumption are associated with an increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and a steeper decline in cognitive skills, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on June 6. Heavy drinking is known to be associated with poor brain health, but few studies have examined the effects of moderate …



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