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Pancreas 'regenerated' through fasting diet

A new U.S. study has found that a major organ - the pancreas - can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet. This could be of potential benefit to those with diabetes.

A fasting diet may slowdown the effects of ageing

A new research paper suggests that a diet that mimics the effects of fasting could slow down the effects of ageing. The data collected so far is based on animal models.

Indians to celebrate Karva Chauth with a twist

Karva Chauth, a one-day festival celebrated in some parts of north India, falls on October 11 this year. Married women fast on this day, and pray for the health and well-being of their husbands.

Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

Konstanz - What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europe's top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them.

Op-Ed: What am I giving up for Lent

London - What will I be giving for Lent, chocolate, beer? Even as an anti-theist I believe I every right to take part in this tradition!

Review: Eat, Fast and Live Longer Special

Most of us would like to live longer and stay healthy as we grow older. Michael Mosley believes he may have found a way to do so.

Jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs in coma

Tyler - Polygamist Warren Jeffs, 55, may be in a medically induced coma just weeks after being sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of two of his underage brides.

Nigerians besiege banks ahead of a Muslim festival Eid el fitr Special

Lagos - Nigerians besieged banks, queuing up for last minute financial transactions ahead of Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays courtesy of Eid el fitr - a Muslim festival - which marks the end of a month-long fasting called Ramadan.

Brand new anti-aging, fitness, and weight-loss research released

New research from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in the United States (Utah) shows that periodic fasting affects your health, your heart, and your hormones, particularly hGH or human growth hormone.

France: Muslim beaten up for not respecting Ramadan ’traditions’

A Muslim man of Senegalese origin was attacked in a Lyon bar by a group of individuals who accused him of not respecting Ramadan fasting traditions. Another incident occurred in Toulouse.

Indian man claims not to have eaten, drank water for 70 years

Ahmedabad - Scientists in India are very interested in Prahlad Jani, an old man who claims to have abstained from food and liquids for 70 years. He claims a goddess feeds him an elixir through a hole in the roof of his mouth.

Fasting Mice Protected From Side Effects Of Chemo

Researchers at the University of Southern California have discovered that making mice fast prior to intensive chemo treatments protected them from the side effects. Could the results make it so humans can survive cancer treatments with the same response?
 

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