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Fluid intake lowers bladder cancer risk

Fluid intake lowers bladder cancer risk

  US researchers say men who drink more than 2.5 liters or 10 glasses of low-sugar fluids every day are at a significant lower risk of developing bladder cancer. Jiachen Zhou and colleagues at Brown University evaluated the fluid intake of 48,000 men who took part in a 22-year survey begun in 1986. The participants, [&hellip

Mediterranean diet boosts fertility

Mediterranean diet boosts fertility

  Women who follow a Mediterranean style diet including fruits, vegetables, fish and grains are less likely to experience fertility problems. An increasing number of studies have presented Mediterranean diet as a healthy option for lowering bad cholesterol levels and boosting the good one as well as preventing conditions such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, hypertension, [&hellip

Iran develops venom-based cancer drug

Iran develops venom-based cancer drug

Iranian researchers have successfully developed an anti-cancer medication using the venom of scorpion and snake. The Iranian-made drug, which has been developed after 10 years of research, has showed successful results in laboratory conditions, Fars news agency quoted President of Iran’s Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute Abbas Zare, as saying on Tuesday. The anti-cancer [&hellip

Yoga can help low back pain

Yoga can help low back pain

A new US research says physical yoga practices are as effective as other forms of regular exercise in helping patients suffering from chronic low back pain. Previous studies had suggested that yoga, which includes stretching exercises along with meditative practices, was moderately effective in treating chronic back pain. The new US research which is the [&hellip

Playing outdoors helps kids’ eyesight

Playing outdoors helps kids’ eyesight

    A new study review by researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that spending more time playing outdoors improves children’s vision. Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, is the most common cause of poor eyesight, especially in younger adults. It refers to being able to see well at close range, but not at [&hellip

Fizzy drinks linked to teen violence

Fizzy drinks linked to teen violence

  Researchers have warned that teenagers who regularly consume soda drinks are more likely to be involved in the act of violence or carry a weapon. A new study published in BMJ journal Injury Prevention, claims that fizzy drinks are not only involved in higher rates of health problems such as obesity and tooth decays [&hellip

Some asthma drugs up attacks in kids

Some asthma drugs up attacks in kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says children are more likely to experience rare side effects of long-acting beta-agonist inhalers. Doctors prescribe long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) medications to help some adults and kids relax airway muscles and prevent airway spasms and wheezing during asthma attacks. The latest FDA report, however warns that these drugs may [&hellip

Islah, Genealogy and the Feminist Discourse of History

  Islah, Genealogy and the Feminist Discourse of History One of the distinctive features of Foucault’s thought has been the refusal to separate power from knowledge. The mixing of the social sciences and social practices is seen as one of the greatest dangers that we are facing today (Introduction, p. 7). What Foucault calls the [&hellip

Islam, Iran and the Post colonial Mind

  Female Circumcision, Human Rights and the Myth of Unmediated Individual Choice in the West For over three decades now, there has been quite the uproar over the largely African practice of female circumcision better known under its current epithet as ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM). Understood as a sinister and culturally backward practice in the [&hellip

Flu vaccine may not cause miscarriage

Flu vaccine may not cause miscarriage

    Receiving seasonal flu vaccine during pregnancy builds immunity in both mother and baby without increasing the risk of developing miscarriage. Based on new findings, health experts suggest pregnant women receive flu vaccine shots during pregnancynot only for protecting themselves but also immunizing their baby for the early months after birth. “Pregnant women are [&hellip