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The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims’ Humanity

Source: The Atlantic   In early April, as the first reports of Ebola began to emerge from Western Guinea, I was invited to attend the first meeting of the Kono…

Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Security forces in Liberia’s capital Monrovia have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola. The move set off protests…

Liberia: Ahmadiyya Muslims Present Checks to Fight Ebola

All Africa — The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks, totaling ten thousand British Pounds (£10,000.00) to the government of Liberia to assist in the…

Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

Source: BBC News   The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said. She told a…

‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

Source: BBC News Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented. And in…

The Importance of Eating Together

Source: The Atlantic After my mother passed away and my brother went to study in New Zealand, the first thing that really felt different was the dinner table. My father…

This mother who left her baby on the subway is not some Bad Black Mom. She’s part of a mental-health stigma

theguardian: by Kirsten West Savali — When 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs abandoned her 10-month-old baby girl on a New York City subway platform on 7 July, it was a piercing cry for help…

C-section ‘linked to stillbirth’

Source: BBC News   Women who have c-sections are 14% more likely to have a stillbirth in future than those giving birth naturally, say researchers. And c-sections raised the chance…

Canada’s Health Care System Should Incorporate Alternative Medicine

By Dr. Divi Chandna Health care is something that most of us have opinions about. Having just celebrated Canada Day, there is nothing closer to a proud Canadian’s heart than…

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Fasting For Ramadan

The Huffington Post: During Ramadan, practicing Muslims change their eating habits dramatically. Questioned by Relaxnews, nutritionist Charlotte Debeugny provided her recommendations to religious fasters looking to make the most out…

Eat right: Tips for staying fit during Ramadan

Source: Khaleej Times STAY HYDRATED Keeping hydrated is evidently more challenging in the summer months. Usually, men are required to drink about 2.5 litres of water or 10 cups, whilst…

Balloon surgery stops fatal bleeding at roadside

Source: BBC News   London’s Air Ambulance crew have become the first team in the world to use a balloon device to control catastrophic bleeding at the roadside. They hope…

Ramadan fast can put Muslims with diabetes at risk

Tears ran down the cheeks of an elderly Asian man sitting in his hospital bed during Ramadan last year as he sought reassurance from Muslim chaplain Siddiq Diwan because he…

Diabetes gene ‘raises risk tenfold’

Source: BBC News A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes has been discovered. The gene mutation, found in the population of Greenland, will…

Scrap plan to extend statin use, say doctors

Source: BBC News   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published draft guidance in February calling for their use to be extended to save more lives. It could…

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION MAKES IT OFFICIAL: ‘SELFIE’ A MENTAL DISORDER

The Adobo Chronicles — Chicago, Illinois - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder. This is unwelcome news…

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

The Verge: by Carrie Arnold — Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well…

A wonderful prayer in Urdu

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