Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

People exercise beside the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok 24 September 2014.
20 Oct 2014
Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further.   In a study conducted as part of a...

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and chief executive introduces 'Home' a Facebook app suite that integrates with Android during a Facebook press event in Menlo Park, California, 4 April 2013.
20 Oct 2014
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent.   From January, Apple will pay both...

A second language may keep the brain young

Students study Chinese characters at Qunxing international school in Yiwu, Zhejiang province 7 March 2008.
04 Jun 2014
Being able to speak more than one language may help you think more clearly in later life, even if you’ve learned the second language as an adult, according to a new study.   “In previous studies, if bilinguals got dementia...

Stroke risk higher among young adults with insomnia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters are pictured in Geneva April 27, 2009.
09 Apr 2014
People with insomnia may have a higher risk of stroke than their well-rested peers, a new study shows. The link between insomnia and stroke was especially strong in young adults, who were up to eight times more likely to suffer a stroke if...

Chinese woman dies of new bird flu strain

18 Dec 2013
A 73-year-old woman in China has died from a new strain of bird flu, the H10N8 virus, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Wednesday. Xinhua cited unidentified experts as saying that the case in Nanchang, the capital of the landlocked...

Eighty thousand die of heart disease every year: Egyptian Cardiology Society

24 Nov 2013
Dr. Sherif al-Tobgy, head of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology, said that 80,000 patients die in Egypt every year of heart disease, which constitutes 22 percent of the total deaths in the country.   At the first workshop in Egypt...

Health Ministry says Egypt free of coronavirus

Health Minister Maha al-Rabbat
31 Oct 2013
Amr Qandil, head of the Health Ministry’s preventive medicine department, said tests on potential coronavirus cases have all been found negative, declaring Egypt empty of the disease.   However another set of samples will be...

Mental health problems spreading in Sinai: rights group

Locals tour the damage in one of the homes in Mahdeya, Sinai from the military operations. Photos courtesy of Mouna Elzamlout.
10 Oct 2013
President of the Association of Crisis Management in Sinai, Sheikh Salem al-Bayady, said a large number of people in Sinai are suffering from depression and other mental health problems as a result of violence spreading across the restive...

Smoking in Egypt

06 Oct 2013
  Sayyed Awad, 50, was admitted to the intensive care in Mansoura, 130 kilometers away from Cairo, as he was close to having a comma and not able to breathe. After x-rays, he was diagnosed with acute pneumonia.   Awad was a two-...

Sexual weakness rises in Egypt due to political tension

Arish Central Hospital
03 Oct 2013
Dr. Tareq Anis, a professor of andrology and head of the Pan Arab Society of Sexual Medicine, said that the rate of erectile dysfunction among men in Egypt has increased lately due to political tensions in the country.   "Eight...