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Weight surgery can cut diabetes risk

Weight surgery can cut diabetes risk

A new research has unveiled that weight loss surgery known as bariatric surgery can dramatically avert the risk of type-2 diabetes. Monitoring some 5,000 obese adults revealed an association between weight loss surgery and a drop in type-2 diabetes. The research team recruited two groups of obese adults closely matched for age, sex and BMI, including one group [&hellip

‘Night shifts may dull brain function’

‘Night shifts may dull brain function’

A large-scale study demonstrates that working antisocial hours is strongly associated with brain damage and cognitive malfunction. The study warns that long-term shift work accelerates the aging of the brain and dulls intellectual ability. While the body’s internal clock is designed to be active in the day and asleep at night, working against the body [&hellip

UN urges action on climate change

UN urges action on climate change

The UN panel on climate change has called for action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to keep the impact of global warming at an affordable level. There is an opportunity for the world to keep the current temperature rise below a dangerous level by taking measures to cut carbon emissions by the [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, October 31, 2014/Muharram 6, 1436 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:92 وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّتِي نَقَضَتْ غَزْلَهَا مِنْ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ أَنْكَاثًا Do not be like the one who unravels her yarn, disintegrating it into pieces after [&hellip

‘Harassing Muslims on rise in Canada’

‘Harassing Muslims on rise in Canada’

A Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in Canada says reports of anti-Muslim harassment have risen dramatically in the North American country. The National Council of Canadian Muslims said on Thursday that it has seen a tenfold increase in reports of harassment, including racial slurs on public buses, notes left on car windshields and bullying [&hellip

Importance and Purpose of Azadari

Importance and Purpose of Azadari

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Billionaires ‘doubled’ since 2008 crisis

Billionaires ‘doubled’ since 2008 crisis

London-based charity organization Oxfam says the number of dollar billionaires has doubled worldwide since the financial crisis of 2008. In its recent “Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality” report, Oxfam said that the number of billionaires around the world doubled to 1,645 over the past six years. The report also said that the world’s [&hellip

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

A new report says that gender inequality is on the rise in the United Kingdom, with the gap between men and women widening in workplaces. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report for 2014, the UK has slipped out of the world’s list for the top 20 nations for gender equality. [&hellip

Cancer-fighting stem cells engineered

Cancer-fighting stem cells engineered

Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors. The newly designed way introduces stem cells engineered to produce toxins which are able to kill brain tumors, without succumbing to their effects. As a stem-cell-based therapy for cancer, the newly-developed method does not threaten healthy cells, [&hellip

Y chromosome linked to cancer risk

Y chromosome linked to cancer risk

Swedish researchers have found that male Y chromosome has a potential role in preventing tumors and death risk in men. The study shows that the men who lose the Y chromosome in their blood cells due to an age-related phenomenon have a higher risk of cancer and may have shorter life spans. The findings may explore [&hellip