Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Radical Muslims do not attend mosque more than general population

From the book, Who Speaks for Islam?:

When asked why they supported the [9/11] attacks, the radicals [7% of Muslims surveyed] gave political rather than religious reasons. They have a sense of political frustration and feel humiliated and threatened by the West. Those who opposed the attacks often gave religious reasons for doing so.

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You know, like at the office where one can switch a call to many phones.

Some fruit juices block absorption of some drugs

Blocking the transporter reduced drug absorption and neutralized its potential benefits, the researchers said.

So far, grapefruit, orange and apple juices have been shown to lower the absorption of medications including:

  • Etoposide, an anticancer agent.
  • Certain beta blockers (atenolol, celiprolol, talinolol) used to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks.
  • Cyclosporine, a drug taken to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.
  • Certain antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, itraconazole).