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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.

 

Ebola death toll rises to 1,229 in West Africa: WHO

Source : Presstv / 20 Aug 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations has climbed to 1,229.

The UN health agency said on Tuesday that death toll jumped between August 14 and 16, the period which registered 113 new cases.

 

What are Mideast governments doing to combat Ebola?

By Paul Crompton / Al Arabiya / 18 Aug 2014

As the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus takes its toll in West Africa, killing more than 1,100 people this year, Middle Eastern governments and health authorities are introducing measures to prevent the disease spreading to their shores.

Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been hardest hit by the latest epidemic of Ebola, which the Geneva-based World Health Organization has claimed is the worst outbreak of its kind in four decades.

 
 

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