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WHO warned against e-cigarette move

WHO warned against e-cigarette move

More than 50 researchers from across the globe have warned the World Health Organization (WHO) against clamping down on e-cigarettes. In an open letter, the scientists from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia said they were deeply concerned that subsuming e-cigarettes under the category of tobacco will do more harm than good. “These products could [&hellip

‘5mn UK kids to face poverty by 2020’

‘5mn UK kids to face poverty by 2020’

Almost five million British children could face a lifetime of poverty by 2020 due to the government’s changes to the country’s welfare system, a new study shows. According to the research, which was commissioned by the Save the Children charity and whose results were released on Wednesday, the number of children living in poverty in [&hellip

Chronic sleep loss increases obesity

Chronic sleep loss increases obesity

Chronic sleep loss during infancy and early childhood could lead to excessive weight in later years, a new research has unraveled. Some 1046 children in Massachusetts were studied with focusing on several factors, according to the study report conducted by the researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). They collected data by doing interviews with [&hellip

Google developing autonomous cars

Google developing autonomous cars

US search engine Google is developing cars which are rendered needless of steering wheels, brakes and gas pedals. Co-founder Sergey Brin told a Southern California tech conference on Tuesday that the company will make 100 prototype self-driving cars. The driver-free vehicles are also fitted with start and stop buttons. It is to be made for [&hellip

Women less stressed out at work

Women less stressed out at work

Women have reported being less stressed out at workplace than home as opposed to men, who have reported being happier at home, a study has found. The study has been carried out by a group of Pennsylvania State University researchers, who measured 122 subjects’ stress levels by both monitoring their cortisol levels and asking them [&hellip

Study targets mobile phone effect

Study targets mobile phone effect

Imperial College London has undertaken the yet-most-comprehensive study into potential effect of wireless technologies, namely mobile phones, on children’s cognitive development. As many as 2,500 11- to 12-year-olds are expected to take part in the research, dubbed the Study of Cognition, Adolescents, and Mobile Phones. It will focus on cognitive functions such as memory and [&hellip

What is Islam’s view on dinosaurs?

What is Islam’s view on dinosaurs?

What is Islam’s view regarding the existence of dinosaurs? The Quran is a book of guidance and everything which supports this goal [of guidance] has been mentioned in this Holy Book. The method used in expressing matters is: focusing on the general aspects and less on the details and particulars, and the reason for that [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 9:36

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 9:36

  Bismillāh May 2, 2014/ Rajab 2, 1435 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 9:36 إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُم Inna  ‘iddatash-shuhūri ‘indallāhi-thnā ‘ashara sharan fī kitābi-llāhi yawma khalaqas-samāwāti wal-ardha minhā arba‘atun hurum Indeed the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah’s [&hellip

Formula of Islamic Unity

Formula of Islamic Unity

Welcome to a special article on the occasion of Unity Week that spans the two dates of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, that is, the 12th and 17th, which Sunnis and Shi’ite Muslims respectively believe to be the birth anniversary of the Messenger of Mercy, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), regarding whom God Almighty says in ayah [&hellip

Status of Women in Imam Khomeini’s View

Status of Women in Imam Khomeini’s View

The history of mankind is filled with many despotisms which were imposed on less fortunate and innocent people by the tyrants and bullies, and in the midst of everything, women, as half of the population of humanity, not only have endured the historical share of tyranny, but they have dealt with the added oppression which [&hellip