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Organic Halal Meats Get Muslims Thinking about what it Really Means to eat Religiously

By : Carol Kuruvilla | Huffington Post | 10 Oct 2014

The Prophet Muhammad advised his followers to treat animals with kindness and, if needed, kill them mercifully for food. And he didn’t mince words.

“Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment,” the Prophet reportedly said.

Remembering these instructions, New York farmer Zaid Kurdieh says much of the meat that brands itself as halal, or religiously permissible, is nothing but a sham.

For Kurdieh, if it’s not organic, it’s not halal.

Food remedies: easy cures for your daily ailments

By Racha Adib | Al Arabiya | 08 Feb 2014

It's time to start considering food as a lifeline for curing your daily ailments.

Some foods can act like good old natural medicine and help you ward off anything from an aggravating headache to a sleepless night. Stock up your cabinet with these healing foods and be ready for whatever life might throw at you.

Headaches and migraines

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.

Coughs take longer to clear up than people think: study

Source : Agencies | 15 Jan 2013

Coughs usually take longer to clear up than people think, and the gap between how long people expect then to last and how long it actually takes may drive some patients to the doctor for antibiotics that won't help, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers in the U.S. state of Georgia wrote in the Annals of Family Medicine that survey respondents tended to expect their cough to be gone in about a week, but a review of cough studies shows the hacking takes about three weeks to clear up.

Fructose, Corn Syrup Cause Excess Hunger, Obesity: Study

By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 03 Jan 2013

Two Saudis invent bone screw from date stones

Source : Arab News | 06 Dec 2012

The European Patent Office (EPO) granted a patent to two Saudis for their invention of a nail ‘screw’ made of natural minerals, including date stones.

The screw is similar in its formation to the structure and composition of bones because it contains carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and minerals.

Gaza’s children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

By Reuters | 29 Nov 2012

The repeated exposure to violence has left many of Gaza’s children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Children, who account for more than half of the 1.7 million people in Gaza, have been back to school, but there is still a long way for them to be back to normal.

These children, who have lived through two wars with Israel, are still coming to terms with what happened during Israel’s week-long bombardment of Gaza.

Saad Hasanat, 13, who lost six of his cousins, said the memory of seeing their bodies still haunts him.

The impact of Islamic teachings on women

By Sadaf Farooqi | OnIslam | 23 Nov 2012

The Qur’an is indeed a miracle that has withstood the test of time; not a single letter in it has changed over 14 centuries. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims memorize and preserve it in their hearts. It contains amazing scientific facts confirmed much later after their revelation. Allah, the Exalted, promised to protect and preserve it. He says, “Surely We have revealed the Reminder, and We will most surely be its Guardian.” (Qur’an, 15:9)

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in children: study

Source : Agencies | 20 Nov 2012

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other children to develop asthma, according to a Danish study.

The results don't prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body's own "friendly" bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt those beneficial bugs.

Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Source : Agencies | 15 Nov 2012

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said.

Diabetes is often viewed as a western problem, since the vast majority of people have type 2 disease which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

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