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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 …


How Are We Fighting Epilepsy?

Over 2.3 million Americans suffer from the effects of seizures and epilepsy. Every year, another 181,000 will also develop the disorder (Epilepsy USA, p.10).


Alcohol Causes Cancer, Even Moderate Consumption

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of several types of cancer, and was responsible for 236 cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand in 2012, according to a new study at the University of Otago.

Love… Glue that Holds the Community Together

Love… Glue that Holds the Community Together

The Prophet (peace be upon him) reminds us that love is the same rule that holds the Ummah together, the larger family of believers, when he said: “The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, their mutual mercy, their mutual affection towards each other is like a single body…”

Animal models serve as the subjects of choice in some experiments, because, in most cases, the same mechanisms work at the molecular level for humans.

Role of Alcohol in Inducing Cancer

We often see the alcohol industry’s enticing advertisements and the media’s hyperbole telling us: “Wine Is Good for You.” What is frequently overlooked is that it may have some good effects, but its bad effects far outweigh the good. In a response to a query about alcohol, the Qur’an says: [They ask you concerning wine …

Religion Might Be Answer to Depression

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, experiencing symptoms that include feelings of emptiness, restlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and loss of interest in most activities. Depression can sometimes be so severe that it compromises one’s ability to function normally. “Any one at any stage of life can …


Muslim Kids and Autism: Help on the Way

Once when five-year-old Gabreel and his family were at a bookstore in the United States, Gabreel pushed a girl. The girl’s angry mother began hitting Gabreel repeatedly and even told Gabreel’s father that his son was wrong to hit her daughter.

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