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Islamic Relief Eases Life for Disabled

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 26 Feb 2013

Providing a helping hand to disabled children and their families, an international Muslim relief group is championing a new center in Egypt to help people with disabilities to adapt to life.

"This is a pioneering project that offered free services for children and youth with special needs and their families," Mohamed Al Alfy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Islamic Relief Egypt, said, AME Info website reported Monday, February 25.


1,200 jobs as Abu Dhabi's largest private hospital plans Dh1bn expansion

By Jennifer Bell / 25 Feb 2013

The new Burjeel Hospital in the rapidly growing Mohammed Bin Zayed City will create about 1,200 jobs for medical staff, treating mainly long-stay patients.

It will cost about twice as much as the original 202-bed hospital, which at 56,000-square-metres is Abu Dhabi’s largest private hospital, cost an estimated Dh500 million to build and opened less than a year ago.


US Muslim Doctor Fulfils Islamic Teachings

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 25 Feb 2013

Providing a free medical help for vulnerable and uninsured Americans in South Carolina over the past year, a Muslim doctor is relieved that her dream of putting Islamic Teachings on helping the poor is realized.

“This is the cornerstone of the Islamic society and a constant theme in the Qur’anic teachings,” Dr. Reshma Khan, a gynecologist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, told The Post and Courier on Sunday, February 24.


Turkish hookah tradition

By AFP / 23 Feb 2013

Just like the centuries-old coffee tradition, the nargileh, or water pipe, is a mainstay of Turkish culture but authorities are clamping down on this ancient social ritual that health experts say is as harmful to health as smoking regular cigarettes.

Fans of the water pipe, also known as a hookah or shisha, can no longer get their fix in cafes, bars, and restaurants after a law banning smoking from closed public spaces came into force in January.


Saudi Health Ministry under fire in case of girl and alleged HIV-tainted blood

By Schams Elwazer, Mohammed Jamjoom and Samya Ayish / 21 Feb 2013

The case of a 12-year-old girl who reportedly received a transfusion of HIV-positive blood has sparked outrage across Saudi Arabian society, with angry calls for the health minister to resign.

In this ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, where HIV and AIDS remain taboo subjects and open criticism of government officials is relatively rare, the case of Reham al-Hakami has prompted unprecedented widespread discussion of both issues.


The Greatest Gift – The Human Body

Source: / 21 Feb 2013

Diet plays a very important role in the daily life of a believer. There are many verses in the Noble Qur’ân which draw man’s attention towards his self and which invite him to carefully study his body and soul and the nature of their mutual relationship. By doing so, one will firstly find in it strong evidence of the existence of Allah and that Allah has not created mankind and all other beings of this world without any purpose as mentioned in the Noble Qur’ân:

“Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose.” (3:191)


Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria: World Health Organization

By Reuters / 20 Feb 2013

Typhoid has broken out in an opposition-held region of Syria due to people drinking contaminated water from the Euphrates River, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

An estimated 2,500 people in northeastern Deir al-Zor province are infected with the contagious disease, which causes diarrhea and can be fatal, the United Nations agency said.


Health benefits of Bananas

By / 12 Feb 2013

"And the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand! Amid thorn less lote-trees, and banana-trees (with fruits), one above another. And extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit...” [al-Waq'iah; 56: 27-29]

Modern Science:

Anti Depression properties:

Bananas improve your mode, relax your body, and make you happier.


Eating Colorful Produce May Help Prevent ALS

By Jessica Berman / 5 Feb 2013

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a rare but devastating neuromuscular condition with no known cure which is nearly always fatal.

However, a new study in the Annals of Neurology suggests preventing the paralyzing disease might be as simple as eating a diet of brightly-colored fruits and vegetables. 

ALS is believed to result, in part, from damage to motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. For reasons not fully understood, corrosive oxygen molecules, called free radicals, overwhelm the body's cell maintenance and repair systems, inflicting irreversible damage on the nerve cells, causing progressive, and eventually total, paralysis.


Benefits of Milk

By Zohreh.A / 4 Feb 2013

Health benefits of milk include good bone health, smooth skin, strong immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. The beneficial health nutrients obtained from milk are mandatory for human body and help in prevention of chronic ailments.


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