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Smoking warning works, if on front of cigarette pack

Source : AFP / 5 Sep 2013

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack, research has found.

Touching on a subject that has stirred controversy in countries where pro- and anti-tobacco lobbies are fighting over smoking controls, investigators looked at data from a large survey among British teenagers.

 

Internet harms teenagers more than it helps

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 03 Sept 2013

Nobody can deny the important role of Internet in our everyday life. People of all ages are using it to find information and entertainment. They also look for financial matters. Teens are no exception.

Obviously Internet is a valuable tool, but is somewhat misused by contemporary society. The main group that has been affected the most by technology in modern time is teenagers.

 

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

By Dina Samaha / 3 Sep 2013

This chicken tagine is simple and perfect for your busy day. Also, the children will love it.

If you like the distinctly Moroccan flavors, try this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and cook.

Enjoy the tagine!

Serve with cooked cous cous or rice.

 

A Vitamin that Could Change Your Life: Folic Acid

By Sehnaz Dogu Ekicikol / 3 Sep 2013

To have a beautiful, healthy baby is the dream of all would-be parents. Nevertheless, dreams do not always come true. Austin was a very healthy boy. He used to sleep and eat nicely. In fact, he was very good and everything was wonderful until he was five months old.

Austin's mother started to worry when she noticed that his eyes had started to cross and he stopped rolling, babbling, and laughing. Later on, he was not able to hold his head up. Austin's mother had him checked by several doctors, and finally he was diagnosed with cerebral folate deficiency. All parents do everything they can to keep their children healthy. The creation of a baby in a mother's womb still remains a wonder not fully explained by scientists. Birth has been a mystery in the life of human beings since the beginning of history.

 

The role of Calcium in human health

By Dr. Mohye el Din / 2 Sep 2013

CA is the most abundant mineral in the human body, it is essential for the development of strong bones and teeth.

About 99% of the body calcium is located in the skeleton, the other 1% is distributed in blood and soft tissues and plays an important part in vital functions as nerve conduction, muscle contraction, blood clotting, membrane permeability and hormonal signaling.

 

WHO cites Turkey as a reference in struggling smoking

Source : World Bulletin / 31 Aug 2013

Turkey, which the World Health Organization (WHO) cites to the world as a reference in the struggle against smoking, will explain to 28 countries how to conduct studies on tobacco control within the scope of a project which will include the contributions of the Turkish ministries of health and finance and the Turkish Green Crescent Association.

 

Study: Children of overweight women die younger

Source : AFP / 29 Aug 2013

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

Researchers in Scotland traced 37,709 children of 28,540 women who gave birth between 1950 and 1976. The children were aged from 34 to 61 at the time of the study published in the online journal bmj.com. Researchers included the data of 6,551 children that had already died prior to the start of the study.

 

Sugar & the Human Body

By Kelly J. Smith / 27 Aug 2013

In the world we live in today, while great efforts are being made to improve human health, diabetes is a problem that is ever on the increase. Although not yet thoroughly understood, there are a few explanations for the increased rate of diabetes:

1. Genes and inheritance

2. Obesity

3. Lack of exercise

 

High rates of obesity in Saudi Arabia behind diabetes and heart disease

By Dr. Maha Hamdan / 27 Aug 2013

Obesity or illness of civilized societies, as some like to call it, is a disease that penetrated mankind and its spread is like a wildfire that is now threatening the entire community. In ancient times it rarely befitted doctors to talk about this disease because it was rare, and even our ancestors did not have a problem that is as severe as we see today because people mostly were slender and did not suffer from obesity or any of its complications (diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol).

 

Health Faculty to Open in Uganda's Islamic Univ.

By Esther Nakkazi / 24 Aug 2013

Shaban Lukooya, the IUIU public relations officer, says the university will make a contribution to fill this deficit and contribute to the advancement of science in Africa.

Although the Muslim health workers' workforce in comparison to other religions is smaller, Lukooya says it is still wanting. For instance, at Mulago, Kampala, -the only national referral hospital in Uganda-, there are very few qualified Muslim health workers, which does not tally with the general Muslim community, said Lukooya.

 
 

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