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Mental Retardation: Prevention in Unborn Children

“Verily, We created man from a product of wet earth; then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging; then fashioned We the drop into a clot; then fashioned We the clot into a little lump; then fashioned We the little lump into bones; then clothed the bones with flesh, and then …

Hunter Instinct: Stress in Modern Medicine

Stress is one of those human instinctive survival mechanisms that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. It keeps us on our toes so that we can respond to immediate demands with a quick release of energy, such as when we must brake suddenly to avoid hitting an animal or another car. When our children are …

Near-Death Experiences: An Islamic Perspective

Transcribed by Science Section Staff Is it metaphysics? Is it supernatural? Is it pseudoscience? Is it real? Is it a sum of psychological hallucinations or a physiological disorder or both? Could it fall under the category of the phenomena studied by the field of Parapsychology? All these are questions that are raised just by mentioning …

Liars

How to Spot Professional Liars

Constantly lying can take a toll on our brain health, and even make us more susceptible to pathological lying. A study in Nature Neuroscience in 2016 found habitual lying can desensitize our brains from “feeling bad”. It may even encourage us to tell bigger lies in the future. The researchers found that when we lie for …

Suicidal thoughts

Identification of Individuals with Suicidal Thoughts

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Marcel Just and the University of Pittsburgh’s David Brent have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations in how their brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, the study offers a new approach to assessing …

Mind Death

Study Shows Mind Still Works After Death

{And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, “The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little.”} [Surat Al-Israa 17:85]. Scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life, Dave …

Mental disorders

Religion in Mental Health: Soul Under Pressure

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health and disability amongst adults worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that mental health disorders will represent the world’s largest health problem (Duckworth p.2). Researchers view the spread of urbanization as a major contributory factor to this. Although it does …

Curiosity

Encouraging Healthy Choices by Piquing Curiosity

You might prefer watching TV rather than exercising, or ordering pizza instead of preparing dinner. Psychologists call this a ‘want/should conflict’. People often favor the ‘want’ option, which focuses on the impulsive satisfaction of desire regardless of its impacts, over the ‘should’ option. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used curiosity to influence people to …

Cyber

Spending Eid with Your PC

Hundreds of millions of Muslims all over the world are eagerly awaiting the annual Eid festival, but the reasons for this enthusiasm are as diverse as the people themselves. While many see it as an opportunity to take stock of their activities throughout the year, reflect over their misdeeds and reposition themselves for the coming …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …



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