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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818541/understanding-threats-to-polio-vaccine-commitment-among-caregivers-in-high-priority-areas-of-afghanistan-a-polling-study
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Gillian K SteelFisher, Robert J Blendon, Sherine Guirguis, William Lodge, Hannah Caporello, Vincent Petit, Michael Coleman, Matthew R Williams, Sardar Mohammad Parwiz, Melissa Corkum, Scott Gardner, Eran N Ben-Porath
BACKGROUND: Eradication of poliovirus from endemic countries relies on vaccination of children with oral polio vaccine (OPV) many times a year until the age of 5 years. We aimed to determine caregivers' commitment to OPV in districts of Afghanistan at high risk for polio transmission and to examine what knowledge, attitudes, or experiences could threaten commitment. METHODS: We designed and analysed a poll using face-to-face interviews among caregivers of children under 5 years of age...
August 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775031/public-awareness-of-halal-and-kosher-slaughter
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Michael Lockerbie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753180/mass-screening-for-celiac-disease-among-school-aged-children-toward-exploring-celiac-iceberg-in-saudi-arabia
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Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini, Riccardo Troncone, Musa Khormi, Muath AlTuraiki, Wahid Alkhamis, Mona Alrajhi, Thana Halal, Mosa Fagih, Sahar Alharbi, Muhammed Salman Bashir, Aziz Elchentoufi
OBJECTIVES: We conducted this mass screening study to determine the prevalence of celiac disease (CD) and characterize the celiac iceberg among Saudi pediatric population in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Over the study period (January 2014 to June 2016), we have conducted a cross-sectional, mass screening, IgA-tissue transglutaminase (TTG-IgA)-based study on 7930 Saudi students from primary and intermediate schools in Riyadh. Students with positive TTG-IgA (> 20 U/L) were called in the hospital to undergo a repeat of TTG-IgA; in those with borderline positive TTG-IgA (20-60 U/L) IgA-endomyseal antibody (EMA-IgA) test was performed...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747818/an-insight-of-meat-industry-in-pakistan-with-special-reference-to-halal-meat-a-comprehensive-review
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Muhammad Sohaib, Faraz Jamil
Livestock is considered central component in agricultural sector of Pakistan, provides employment to more than 8 million families. Meat and meat products holds pivotal significance in meeting dietary requirements serving as major protein source and provide essential vitamins and minerals. Globally, consumer demand is increasing for healthy, hygienic and safe meat and meat products due to growing population, income level and food choices. As, food choices are mainly influenced by region, religion and economic level...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738224/meat-from-cattle-slaughtered-without-stunning-sold-in-the-conventional-market-without-appropriate-labelling-a-case-study-in-italy
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Priscilla D'amico, Nicolò Vitelli, Beniamino Cenci Goga, Daniele Nucera, Francesca Pedonese, Alessandra Guidi, Andrea Armani
In the European Union, slaughter without stunning is allowed for religious slaughter to obtain halal and kosher meat. Especially in the case of Jewish slaughtering, cuts which are not deemed as kosher are sold to regular market without any specific labelling. This survey, conducted in Tuscany in 2016, aimed to quantify the carcasses rejected in relation to the type of religious slaughter. 656 bovines were slaughtered without stunning: 538 (82%) for halal and 118 (18%) for kosher. All carcasses slaughtered by the Islamic procedure (dhabiha) were considered halal, while 77...
July 18, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710157/new-halal-meat-labelling-proposed
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July 15, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608462/progress-and-challenges-associated-with-halal-authentication-of-consumer-packaged-goods
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Premanandh Jagadeesan, Samara Bin Salem
BACKGROUND: Abusive business practices are increasingly evident in consumer packaged goods. Although consumers have the right to protect themselves against such practices, rapid urbanization and industrialization results in greater distance between producers and consumers resulting in serious concerns on the supply chain. The operational complexities surrounding the halal authenticity possess serious challenges on the integrity of the consumer packaged goods. This article attempts to address the progress and challenges associated with halal authentication...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461878/clinical-audit-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Alaa Aldin Abdel Hamid, Almraghy Yousry, Safwat Abd El Radi, Omar Mamdouh Shabaan, Elzahry Mazen, Halal Nabil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors of ectopic pregnancy in cases presented to the Woman's Health Hospital (WHH) in Assuit University, and to perform clinical audit on strategies for management of ectopic pregnancy in the WHH. METHODS: This descriptive hospital based study was conducted at the Woman's Health Hospital (WHH) of Assuit University (Egypt). There were 210 patients who were admitted to the WHH with the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in the period between February 1, 2015 through the end of October 2015...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456853/cultured-meat-in-islamic-perspective
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Mohammad Naqib Hamdan, Mark J Post, Mohd Anuar Ramli, Amin Rukaini Mustafa
Cultured meat is a promising product that is derived through biotechnology that partially circumvents animal physiology, thereby being potentially more sustainable, environmentally friendly and animal friendly than traditional livestock meat. Such a novel technology that can impact many consumers evokes ethical, philosophical and religious discussions. For the Islamic community, the crucial question is whether cultured meat is halal, meaning compliant with Islamic laws. Since the culturing of meat is a new discovery, invention and innovation by scientists that has never been discussed by classical jurists (fuqaha'), an ijtihad by contemporary jurists must look for and provide answers for every technology introduced, whether it comply the requirements of Islamic law or not...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218670/religion-and-animal-welfare-an-islamic-perspective
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REVIEW
Sira Abdul Rahman
Islam is a comprehensive religion guiding the lives of its followers through sets of rules governing the personal, social, and public aspects through the verses of the Holy Qur'an and Hadiths, the compilation of the traditions of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), the two main documents that serve as guidelines. Islam is explicit with regard to using animals for human purposes and there is a rich tradition of the Prophet Mohammad's (pbuh) concern for animals to be found in the Hadith and Sunna. Islam has also laid down rules for humane slaughter...
February 17, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217264/eight-essential-foods-in-iranian-traditional-medicine-and-their-role-in-health-promotion-and-well-being
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REVIEW
Mehrdad Zeinalian, Mehdi Eshaghi, Mahdi Hadian, Homayoun Naji, Sayed Mohammad Masoud Marandi, Sedigheh Asgary
Eight essential foods (EEF) described in Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) have a determinant role to balance human temperament insuring health and well-being. EEF included oral, imaginary, auditory, visual, olfactory, touch, sexual, and familiarity food. Oral foods should be halal, compatible with individual temper, consumed up twice a day, and compatible with different seasons and geographic conditions. Imaginary food consists of the individual thought content which is directly related to mental and physical fitness...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196517/simultaneous-detection-of-bovine-and-porcine-dna-in-pharmaceutical-gelatin-capsules-by-duplex-pcr-assay-for-halal-authentication
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Jafar Nikzad, Soraya Shahhosseini, Maryam Tabarzad, Nastaran Nafissi-Varcheh, Maryam Torshabi
BACKGROUND: In the pharmaceutical industry, hard- and soft-shelled capsules are typically made from gelatin, commonly derived from bovine and porcine sources. To ensure that pharmaceutical products comply with halal regulations in Muslim countries (no porcine products allowed), development of a valid, reliable, quick, and most importantly, cost-effective tests are of utmost importance. METHODS: We developed a species-specific duplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay targeting 149 bp porcine and 271 bp bovine mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to simultaneously detect both porcine and bovine DNA (in one reaction at the same time) in gelatin...
February 14, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088897/multiplex-pcr-as-a-rapid-and-sensitive-method-for-identification-of-meat-species-in-halal-meat-products
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Mahsa Alikord, Javad Keramat, Mahdi Kadivar, Hassan Momtaz, Mohammad Naghi Eshtiaghi, Aziz Homayouni Rad
BACKGROUND: Species identification and authentication in meat products are important subjects for ensuring the health of consumers. The multiplex-PCR amplification and species-specific primer set were used for identification of horse, donkey, pig and other ruminants in raw and processed meat products. METHODS: Oligonucleotid primers were designed for amplification of species-specific mitochondrial DNA sequences of each species and samples were prepared from binary meat mixtures...
January 13, 2017: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088037/assessment-of-the-meat-quality-of-lamb-m-longissimus-thoracis-et-lumborum-and-m-triceps-brachii-following-three-different-halal-slaughter-procedures
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
A S Danso, R I Richardson, R Khalid
A total of fifteen male and fifteen female lambs were allocated to three groups of ten animals and subjected to: traditional Halal slaughter without stunning (TNS); slaughter following electric head-only stunning (EHOS) or; post-cut electric head-only stun (PCEHOS) and their meat quality was determined. Instrumental and sensory analyses were carried out on two muscles; M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) and M. triceps brachii (TB). Additionally, the effects of sex and muscle type were also assessed. No differences were found among slaughter methods for pH, drip loss and shear force...
May 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040164/bacteriocin-like-substances-of-lactobacillus-curvatus-p99-characterization-and-application-in-biodegradable-films-for-control-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-cheese
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Juliana de Lima Marques, Graciele Daiana Funck, Guilherme da Silva Dannenberg, Claudio Eduardo Dos Santos Cruxen, Shanise Lisie Mello El Halal, Alvaro Renato Guerra Dias, Ângela Maria Fiorentini, Wladimir Padilha da Silva
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a biodegradable film, with antimicrobial metabolites produced by Lactobacillus curvatus P99 incorporated, targeting the control of Listeria monocytogenes in sliced "Prato" cheese. Tests were performed to evaluate the spectrum of action of cell-free supernatant (CFS) of P99 against different microorganisms, as well as to detect the minimum inhibitory (MIC) and bactericidal (MBC) concentrations against L. monocytogenes Scott A. The detection of genes that encode for the production of bacteriocins and evaluation of their expression were performed...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979137/acetylated-rice-starches-films-with-different-levels-of-amylose-mechanical-water-vapor-barrier-thermal-and-biodegradability-properties
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Rosana Colussi, Vânia Zanella Pinto, Shanise Lisie Mello El Halal, Bárbara Biduski, Luciana Prietto, Danilo Dufech Castilhos, Elessandra da Rosa Zavareze, Alvaro Renato Guerra Dias
Biodegradable films from native or acetylated starches with different amylose levels were prepared. The films were characterized according to the mechanical, water vapor barrier, thermal, and biodegradability properties. The films from acetylated high amylose starches had higher moisture content and water solubility than the native high amylose starch film. However, the acetylation did not affect acid solubility of the films, regardless of the amylose content. Films made from high and medium amylose rice starches were obtained; however low amylose rice starches, whether native or acetylated, did not form films with desirable characteristics...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979128/molecular-structure-functionality-and-applications-of-oxidized-starches-a-review
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REVIEW
Nathan Levien Vanier, Shanise Lisie Mello El Halal, Alvaro Renato Guerra Dias, Elessandra da Rosa Zavareze
During oxidation, the hydroxyl groups of starch molecules are first oxidized to carbonyl groups, then to carboxyl groups. The contents of the carbonyl and carboxyl groups in a starch molecule therefore indicate the extent of starch oxidation. The mechanisms of starch oxidation with different oxidizing agents, including sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, ozone and sodium periodate, are described in this review. The effects of these oxidizing agents on the molecular, physicochemical, thermal, pasting and morphological properties of starch are described as well...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979125/cellulose-fibers-extracted-from-rice-and-oat-husks-and-their-application-in-hydrogel
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Jean Paulo de Oliveira, Graziella Pinheiro Bruni, Karina Oliveira Lima, Shanise Lisie Mello El Halal, Gabriela Silveira da Rosa, Alvaro Renato Guerra Dias, Elessandra da Rosa Zavareze
The commercial cellulose fibers and cellulose fibers extracted from rice and oat husks were analyzed by chemical composition, morphology, functional groups, crystallinity and thermal properties. The cellulose fibers from rice and oat husks were used to produce hydrogels with poly (vinyl alcohol). The fibers presented different structural, crystallinity, and thermal properties, depending on the cellulose source. The hydrogel from rice cellulose fibers had a network structure with a similar agglomeration sponge, with more homogeneous pores compared to the hydrogel from oat cellulose fibers...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965405/critical-limits-for-the-control-points-for-halal-poultry-slaughter
#19
Intan Azura Shahdan, Joe Mac Regenstein, Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
This study proposes critical limits (CL) for control points for halal slaughter (CPHS). Previously, 6 control points (CP) were determined, and CL for these 6 CPHS are suggested based on: 1) a literature survey for the CL for CP 1 (poultry breeding, rearing, and poultry feed) and CP 2 (welfare of poultry during transportation and lairage); 2) a field survey of slaughter plants in Kuantan (Malaysia) for CP 3 (immobilization), CP 4 (slaughter), CP 5 (time for full bleed-out), and CP 6 (washing and packaging); and 3) controlled experiments to refine the CL for CP 3, 4, and 5...
June 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904427/prevalence-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-enterobacteriaceae-on-hands-of-workers-in-halal-cattle-abattoirs-in-peninsular-malaysia
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Bahri Mohd Tamrin Shamsul, Muhammad Tukur Adamu, Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa, Siti Khairani-Bejo
BACKGROUND: Several occupational diseases of multiple origins are encountered among abattoir workers. Presence of indicator microorganisms (coliforms) on hands of workers can be used a gauge for hygienic practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence of E.coli and enterobacteriaceae among Halal abattoir workers in some government halal abattoirs of Malaysia. A total of one hundred and sixty-five hand swab samples were collected from workers of Halal abattoirs in Malaysia...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
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