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US: Muslim-run free clinics gaining popularity

By: Pakistan Today Source: Pakistan Today Hundreds of Christian hospitals and clinics run across the United States named after Christ and crosses and mercy, but joining them now are about 25 free clinics nationwide run primarily by Muslims. Some of these hospitals and clinics, like the Al-Shifa Clinic in San Bernardino, Calif, or the Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic in Silver Spring, Md, have been around for years and there a few others which have opened within the past year at a time when the Muslim religion is under siege, a report in Washington Post said. According to the American Muslim Health Professionals’ task force on health affordability, these hospitals and clinics, mainly...

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Nike “Pro Hijab” sports line creates online splash

By: Afshan Ahmed Source: The National (UAE) For hijabi athletes, Nike just did it. The sports brand has ticked all the boxes for fitness enthusiasts by announcing its Nike Pro Hijab which will be available in 2018. As of Wednesday morning, amid the online buzz, the garment even launched its own Instagram account. A project that has been in the brand’s creative labs for over a year, the modest wear is a lightweight, breathable, adjustable garment that was unveiled as part of an ongoing campaign that puts a spotlight on Muslim women athletes. But as Nike jumps in to change the rules of the game by making modest sportwear commercial, and therefore more acceptable, it has sparked a healthy...

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Fasting-like diet may reverse diabetes

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers, according to BBC News. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots the body. Experts said the findings were “potentially very exciting” as they could become a new treatment for the disease. The experiments were on mice put on a modified form of the “fasting-mimicking diet”. When people go on it they spend five days on a low calorie, low protein, low...

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