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Saudi Arabia bans 50 baby names

Source : Gulf news / 14 Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has banned 50 given names including “foreign” names, names related to royalty and those it considers to be blasphemous.

Saudis will no longer be able to give their children names such as Amir (prince), Linda or Abdul Nabi (Slave of the Prophet) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued the list, according to Saudi news sites.


Tips for Single-Parent Households

Source : Productive Muslim / 04 Mar 2014

1. Stay Married

One of the most important things a father can do to contribute to a productive household is remain married to his wife. Divorce dissolves families and prevents children from living in the most desirable family atmosphere.


Million babies a year die within 24 hours

Source : AFP / 26 Feb 2014

A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.

The report by the British-based organization said 6.6 million children around the world died in 2012 before their fifth birthday, mostly from preventable causes.


Supreme Court gives Muslims right to adopt a child

Source : Times of India / 20 Feb 2014

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal law prohibiting it.

The apex court said on Wednesday that the laws of land has to get primacy over personal law till the country achieves Uniform Civil Code as provided in Article 44 of the Constitution.


Premature infants benefit from adult talk: Study

Source : Presstv / 19 Feb 2014

A new study suggests that talking to premature babies while they are still in the intensive care unit (ICU) might be beneficial to them later on in life.

According to researchers at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, a baby still in the womb listens to its mother’s voice, but a baby born very prematurely is kept in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is dominated with noises from monitors and machines.


Russian adoption ban could expand to countries with legalized child euthanasia

Source : RT / 18 Feb 2014

Lower House MPs have asked the Foreign Ministry to study the recently passed law allowing child euthanasia in Belgium in order to decide if its citizens should be legally banned from adopting Russian kids.

The initiative comes from Deputy Roman Khudyakov of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. The politician told the mass circulation daily Izvestia that he wrote to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asking him to investigate the situation.


Russia bans adoptions by foreign same-sex couples

Source : RT / 15 Feb 2014

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples, as well as by unmarried citizens of countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

The decree was published on the government web portal and came into force on Wednesday.


U.S. abortion rate hits lowest level since 1973: study

Source : Reuters / 05 Feb 2014

The abortion rate in the United States dipped to its lowest since 1973, coinciding with a steep decline in overall pregnancy and birth rates, a study from a nonprofit sexual health organization showed on Sunday.

The rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 in 2011, the latest year studied, which was well below the 1981 peak of 29.3 per 1,000 and the lowest since 1973 when the rate was 16.3 per 1,000, the study from Guttmacher Institute showed.


Cancer deaths rise to 8.2 million

Source : World Bulletin / 13 Dec 2013

The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles.

Cancer deaths were up 8 percent from 7.6 million in a previous survey in 2008 and breast cancer killed 522,000 women last year, up 14 percent in the same period, according to the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).


Chicken Peanut Curry

By Hasnaa Hassan / 31 Oct 2013

Today’s recipe comes from the Thai kitchen. Thai food is definitely the best when made by your own palette, so you can add your touches and enrich the taste of your own dish. In this dish, you might add ingredients like coconut milk or red curry paste.

Try it and you will enjoy the spicy flavor and the fantastic mix of delicious ingredients.


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