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Haj app offers information on infectious diseases

Source : Arab news / 02 Oct 2014

The Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone application that provides Haj pilgrims access to important health-related information and resources.

Anees Sindi, deputy commander of the ministry's command and control center, said that the recent cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola have made "travelers nervous."

 

Two thirds of women are overweight, UAE mall study finds

Source : The National / 29 Sep 2014

Almost two thirds of women take no exercise and are overweight, a new health-screening survey suggests.

Nearly a third of women screened were obese, more than a third had a family history of heart disease and half had family members who were diabetic.

 

Health Benefits of Figs or Anjeer

Source : OrganicFacts / 25 Sep 2014

The health benefits of figs or anjeer include treatment of sexual weakness, constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis, and asthma. It also helps in gaining weight after illness.

 

One million children die on first day of life

Source : UN.org / 17 Sep 2014

While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective interventions, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

Saudi Arabia launches Haj health awareness campaign

Source : Arab news / 12 Sep 2014

The Ministry of Health has launched a multimedia awareness campaign to inform Haj pilgrims of the preventive measures that should be taken during their stay in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.

 

7 healthy snacks

By Racha Adib / Al Arabiya / 11 Sep 2014

It’s time we gave snacks a place in our diet. Instead of skipping them altogether and overindulging when your will power runs low, learn to embrace the right snacks that can satisfy your cravings with the minimal calories. Although you may think snacking between meals isn’t good for you, it’s quite the opposite. Snacking can help boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels and keep you from binging.

 

Poor sleep pattern may shrink brain: Study

Source : Presstv / 09 Sep 2014

European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of brain.

Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans.

 

A balanced diet - prescribed in the Quran

Source : Islamiclife.com / 08 Sep 2014

The Qur’an has not restricted itself in merely mentioning the permissible and impermissible foods but goes to the extent of giving useful tips regarding a balanced diet, a diet which contains most if not all the useful ingredients required for the growth, strengthening and repairing of the human body. These ingredients include animal protein, fat, calcium, iron, salts, etc. The most balanced diets consist of meat, fish, fresh milk, cheese and fruit. Both direct and indirect references have been made regarding the afore mentioned.

 

Family Health Checklist For Visiting Mecca

Source : EffectiveIslamicParenting / 04 Sep 2014

Every year over 15 million pilgrims visit the holy city of Mecca Al-Mukarramah. As many as 6 million people travel for the rites of Hajj and Umrah. It is so memorable to see an airport filled with excited elegantly dressed pilgrims who are just about to depart for Mecca and fulfill a lifelong dream. It is  an incredibly special time for both the pilgrims and their family and careful planning is important to ensure a healthy and safe pilgrimage.

 

Vaccination against meningitis mandatory for all Haj pilgrims

Source : Arab news / 03 Sep 2014

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and international Haj pilgrims.

Taking the flu shot is also recommended, in addition to quarantine requirements for foreign pilgrims depending on the country they live in, according to officials.

 
 

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