Source : MENAFN Press | 25 Jul 2013
The rising acceptance of halal meat due to its scientific and hygienic slaughtering and processing methods is spicing up the US$ 600 billion global halal meat market impressively.
Studies have shown that halal slaughter protects consumers from many diseases which are not possible in the conventional methods used in many countries.
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.
Source : Agencies | 15 Sep 2012
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than non-smokers, according to a German study that looked at more than two thousand people.
Researchers whose work appeared in the journal Addiction Biology found that of nearly 1,100 smokers surveyed, 17 percent got fewer than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported "disturbed" sleep quality.
By Dr. Heather Hawthorne | ABC News | 12 Sep 2012
Fish Oil May Not Help You Live Longer
Fish oil -- a supplement taken daily by millions of Americans -- may not help you live longer, a new study released today suggests.
The study is the latest piece of research feeding the debate over whether regularly taking omega-3 supplements -- most commonly in the form of fish oil -- helps the heart.
By Elizabeth Weise | USA Today | 05 Sept 2012
Organic products have no significant nutritional advantage over conventional foods, even though consumers can pay more for them, a new study finds.
The findings suggest that a key reason behind why many people buy organic products -- a $28.6 billion market last year -- may not be borne out by the science.
The four-year project began when two doctors wondered what advice they should give their families and patients about whether to buy organic or conventional foods.
Source : Reuters | 30 Jul 2012
Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.
Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes - abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Source : Reuters | 17 May 2012
Older people who reported drinking a few daily cups of coffee were less likely to die over the subsequent 14 years than were those who abstained from the beverage or rarely drank it, according to a U.S. study of 400,000 people.
In particular, coffee was tied to a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, infections, injuries and accidents, the researchers said in a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
By Robin McKie | Guardian.co.uk | 18 Feb 2012
Fasting for regular periods could help protect the brain against degenerative illnesses, according to US scientists.