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Falling to Cold & Flu Viruses While Fasting

Your nose is stuffy or it is expectantly running, your head is heavy and aching and you know like the back of your hand that you are suffering from a common cold or perhaps that malevolent flu. Your Ramadan is in jeopardy.

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Addiction: Sin or Disease?

Salam Dear Abid, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. What is Addiction? First of all, let us see what addiction is. The experts who have contributed to the site, familydoctor.org write: “Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and your behavior. You have control over your choice to start …

Combating Spiritual Diseases of the Heart

Combating Spiritual Diseases of the Heart

The diseases that can potentially afflict the heart are many. However, among them are a few that we should all be extremely wary of because of the damage they do to the heart and because of their ability to quickly cause the heart to succumb to other diseases.

Endangered Tree: Hope for Prostate Cancer

Endangered Tree: Hope for Prostate Cancer

The interrelationships of man and nature are one of the miracles of Allah. However, in modern times this delicate interrelationship has been threatened many times by the extinction of various species of plants and animals. One of the medicinal species threatened with extinction is the ancient medicinal tree Prunus Africana. This slow-growing evergreen, which is found …

Metabolic Syndrome X: Disease in Disguise

Metabolic Syndrome X: Disease in Disguise

No, Metabolic Syndrome X is not some illness straight from Star Trek or the X Files, or even some virus from an experiment gone wrong. In fact, you may already have the disease and not even know it! That’s because one out of three adults has succumbed to it in countries with a well-fed population! The …

Addressing Autism Gains Momentum in the East

Addressing Autism Gains Momentum in the East

Most people relate autism to Dustin Hoffman’s eponymous portrayal of an autistic savant in the acclaimed Hollywood hit Rain Man. The reality is that autistic savants make up only one percent of the autism spectrum disorder. Experts in the field say that although the movie gives a good characterization of autism, what it shows is …

Light Has Therapy

According to Islamic jurisprudence, water, earth, and the sun are purifying elements. Sunlight can cleanse all impurities provided that nothing intervenes between its rays and the object being purified. This is why the Sunnah suggests that washed clothes be put out to dry in the sun (rather than at night when other influences are at …

Hepatitis: Understanding the Enemy

According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, globally, one in every 12 people is living with hepatitis, and the majority of those infected are unaware of their status. Ironically, despite its higher occurrence rate, not much is known by the general public about this disease when compared with less prevalent diseases such as cancer and AIDS. …

Fighting Diabetes by Studying Fruit Fly

In a research that could be applied to better understand and treat diabetes in human beings, scientists at Stanford University have made a breakthrough in learning the regulatory control of the production of the insulin hormone using the tiny fruit fly. Researchers uncovered sections of DNA, which are responsible for a number of biological processes …

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Will Be 3rd Killer by 2030; Here is Why

In 2005, World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that three million people died worldwide due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and this represented a 5% of all deaths per year globally. Since then, no official annual estimates have been released by the body although experts say the statistics might be gory. Key among the causes …

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