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Underestimated and Ignored, Growing Ebola Epidemic Requires Unprecedented Global Mobilization

September 15, 2014


Democracy Now, Amy Goodman. The World Health Organization is warning that the number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than relief workers can manage. The organization says that thousands are at risk of contracting the virus in the coming weeks and more medical professionals are urgently needed to help contain the […]

Workers’ Safety, Health and Welfare in Islam: “Those who work for you are your brothers.”

May 1, 2013


“Those who work for you are your brothers.  Allah has made them your assistants.” ——— Bukhari and Tirmidhi. The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “There is reward for kindness to every living thing.” ——— Bukhari and Muslim. The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is […]

Kodi Azari, Persian-American Surgeon, Performs First Western Hand Transplant

April 20, 2011


Margarita, A young mom from California tragically lost her hand in a car accident and has been living with a prosthetic while taking care of her daughter. Dr. Kodi Azari and a team of 20 surgeons and supporting staff was able to successfully complete a 14 1/2-hour transplant surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA […]

Green Tea Provides Protection Against Many Diseases

April 24, 2010

5 Drinking Tea is Healthier than Drinking Water Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers. The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates. Tea not only […]

Female Muslim doctors allowed to wear disposable sleeves for modesty: official guidance

March 30, 2010


By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor, All staff involved in caring for patients should be ‘bare below the elbows’ to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent infections passed around the ward. However female Muslim staff had been concerned about the rule as exposure of their forearms is […]

Abu Dhabi Grants US$ 25 million to Global Malaria Partnership

February 12, 2010

0 FEBRUARY 11, 2010 The Government of Abu Dhabi announced today a grant of US$25 million, over five years, to support the work of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM). Specifically to scale-up malaria control worldwide and contribute to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. The grant from the Government of […]

Corruption and Bribery in Bangladesh: Bribing for Healthcare

November 17, 2009


According to Transparency International, Bangladesh rates as the one of the most corrupt country on earth The Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh treats more than two million patients a year. It claims to offer free medical treatment to the poor, but using a hidden camera, Al Jazeera has discovered that some patients have to […]

Walter Reed Officials Asked: Was Nidal Hassan Psychotic?

November 12, 2009


NPR News Nov 11, 2009 Deeply Troubling, Schizoid Behavior When a group of key officials gathered in the spring of 2008 for their monthly meeting in a Bethesda, Md., office, one of the leading — and most perplexing — items on their agenda was: What should we do about Hasan? Hasan had been a trouble […]

Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009


Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

Fasting (Siyam) Is Good For Your Brain

September 5, 2009


Qur’an: Surah Al Baqara, 2: 184, “For to fast is to do good unto yourselves if you but knew it.” Andrea Useem, Ramadan is in its third week now, and the required dawn-to-dusk fasting often feels like a daily mini–marathon. By late afternoon, hunger and thirst have sucked me dry, leaving me sleepy, slow-minded, […]

CDC Guidelines for Dealing with Swine Flu on University Campuses

September 2, 2009


The following link, Teaching the Quarantined, deals with the academic challenge of providing alternative methods of instruction in the event of an outbreak infecting large numbers of students. The focus is to allow sick students to remain at home or in their dorms without academic penalty. Please click here for  CDC Guidance for Responses […]

CDC Recommendations for businesses and employers with respect to flu season

September 2, 2009


Given the threat of a potential swine flu pandemic,  the CDC recommendations are of special importance for businesses and employers.  Please click here to read them.

Cancer Research Institute Issues Warning About Cell Phone Use and Lists 10 Precautions You Should Take

July 23, 2008


ANALYSIS OF RECENT STUDIES Advice from University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Based on Advice from an International Expert Panel Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk. Sufficient time has not elapsed in order for us to have conclusive data on the biological effects of cell phones and other […]

Must-see Video Clip: 5 Ways To Save Your Life

March 30, 2008


You are at a business lunch, and you start choking. What do you do? Or else someone at the table thinks he/she is having a heart attack. Or you hear someone’s voice starting to slur. How can you tell whether that person is having a stroke and needs immediate medical help? How do you help someone […]

Kudos to Harvard University for Women-only Workouts in Gymn

March 5, 2008


Julia Shearson, Harvard alumna and executive director of the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland), discusses a recent move to allot six hours per week for women-only workouts at one of Harvard’s campus gyms. For those who complain about political correctness on behalf of Muslims, please listen to the video below from […]

Are you having a bad day at the office? If yes, please watch this…

February 19, 2008


Please click here watch the following (funny) video to see what a really bad day at the office looks like.

The link between anxiety and heart attacks

February 16, 2008


 Laura Blue, Time Magazine It’s no secret that men with angry, explosive personalities are at a higher risk of a heart attack. But they’re not alone: Nervous, withdrawn and chronically worried people are courting coronary problems, too, according to a new long-term study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Of 735 American […]

Increase your performance and alertness at work: The power of napping

January 22, 2008


Ready, set, sleep! WebMD offers tips on how to snuggle up for a quick snooze. By Heather Hatfield WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Napping is a proven way to clear out the cobwebs and pave the way for a more productive afternoon — whether it’s Wednesday or the weekend. In fact, in today’s […]

Advice to workaholics who do not go out in the sun enough

January 9, 2008


Workaholics who stay inside too much may have Vitamin D deficiency.  A major new study indicates that people with Vitamin D deficiency could be at a higher risk of  a heart attack or stroke.  Please watch the following clip from ABC News.

Muslim medical students get picky

October 7, 2007


 Sunday Times, London, Oct 7, 2007 Daniel Foggo and Abul Taher SECTION: HOME NEWS; News; Pg. 1 SOME Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs, write Daniel Foggo and Abul Taher. Some trainee doctors say learning […]

Muslim doctors’ group seeks to educate about Islam’s medical care guidelines

August 6, 2007


Susan Hogan/Albach, The Chicago Sun-Times, August 6, News, p. 16 Can a Muslim ever use medicine containing pork products? Terminate a pregnancy? Use fertility drugs? For American Muslims, there isn’t anything like a Catholic magisterium issuing definitive policies. So who decides? “Some patients turn to Muslim doctors; others turn to imams,” said Shiraz Malik of […]

‘The Muslim doctors’ oath rejects all acts of terrorism

July 20, 2007


Dr Abdul Majid Katme, letters GP Magazine, July 20, 2007, p. 18 This is the oath of a Muslim physician: ‘Praise be to Allah, the Teacher, the Unique, Majesty of the heavens, the Exalted, the Glorious, Glory be to Him, the Eternal Being who created the Universe and all the creatures within, and the only […]

Statement from the Association of Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) Regarding UK Terrorism Incidents

July 6, 2007


July 4, 2007 It is with a heavy heart that we read about the affair in the United Kingdom. As we consider these events, we hope to remind ourselves and our peers in the health and the muslim communities of several things: We have faith in the British system of justice and hope and expect […]

Caring for People with Special Needs in Islam

June 14, 2007


by Muhammad Mus`ad Yaqut The civilized world has recently paid attention to people with special needs. This started after it had cast aside corrupt, racist theories calling for neglecting them on the false grounds that people with special needs are not of any benefit to the society. A report issued by the United Nations International […]

The Role Of A Muslim Doctor

April 14, 2007


Dr. Mahmoud Abu – Saud (Edited by Shahid Athar , M. D.) and reprinted here with permission. Disease and Cure “Perfect health” is a wish that humans crave for. They know that they can never attain this state of perfection, if only because they cannot conceive what is “perfect”. Accordingly, they satisfy themselves with a […]

Prohibition of Alcohol and Drugs in Islam

April 3, 2007


The general rule in Islam is that any beverage that get people intoxicated when taken is unlawful, both in small and large quantities, whether it is alcohol, drugs, fermented raisin drink, or something else. In his book Al-Halal wal Haram fil Islam (The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam) Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi states the following: […]

Alcohol: A More Dangerous Drug Than Marijuana And Amphetamine

April 1, 2007


Table 1: Social and economic costs of alcohol abuse for selected countries Country Year Total Cost Estimate % of GDP Australia 1998–1999 A$ 7560.3 million N.A. Canada 1992 $7.52 billion 1.1 Chile N.A. $2.969 billion N.A. Finland 1990 $3.351-5.738 billion N.A. France 1997 115 420.91 FF 1.42 Ireland N.A. €2.4 billion N.A. Italy 2003 €26–66 […]

Listening to Music (during work breaks or for leisure): Fatwa from Sheikh Yusuf Qardawi

February 22, 2007


From [With respect to] music and why it is permissible, here is the clarification for that in the light of fatwa issued by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi: The whole issue of singing is controversial, whether it is with musical accompaniment or not. Some issues succeeded to gain the Muslim scholars’ agreement, while others failed. All scholars […]

Naps Sunnah May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

February 12, 2007


Taking a nap in the afternoon was the practice recommended by the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It appears that the Prophet agreed with this, because scholars of Hadith have been in support of an afternoon nap.   In fact, taking an afternoon nap carries a religious dimension. As Adil Salahi has indicated, […]