Well-being

Egyptian man grows 'Beard of Bees', hopes to promote apian benefits

Mohamed Hagras, 31, performs the 'Beard of Bee' before the upcoming Egyptian Agricultural Carnival of Beekeeping in his farm at Shebin El Kom city in the province of Al- Al-Monofyia, northeast of Cairo, Egypt November 30, 2016. Picture taken November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
03 Dec 2016
Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen's hormones strapped to his...
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'Exercise is the single best thing you can do': Dr. Andrew Murray


Those used to sedentary lifestyles are better off picking endurance-based activities, such as cycling, Nordic walking, dance or aqua cycling. -Filepix
 

 
21 Nov 2016
On the occasion of the Extreme Medical Expo in Scotland (November 18-21), Relaxnews spoke to one of the event's speakers, Dr. Andrew Murray a medical doctor and endurance runner. Dr. Murray offers his best professional and personal...
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Hormone therapy could help improve bone health in menopausal women

People exercise beside the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok 24 September 2014.
19 Nov 2016
Menopausal women can improve their bone mass and bone structure by undergoing hormone therapy suggests new research published on Thursday.   Taken for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, previous research has already revealed the...
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The biggest cause of stressors in the world

depression
18 Nov 2016
Money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the top three major causes of stress across the world, it has been revealed. According to a 22-country survey from "GfK", money is the main source of stress for 29 per cent of people....
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Why are Egyptian parents silent on their children's mental illness?

17 Nov 2016
Egyptian parents are considered to be very caring to their children; devoting their entire life to make sure they have a good life with a prosperous future. However, while they will rush to the doctors if their child's finger is...
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More evidence that brain training can help fight dementia

Hands on a compute keyboard with screen showing computer code.
16 Nov 2016
Australian researchers have found that computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, although the training is not effective in those who have already been diagnosed with dementia...
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Quitting smoking? Ten common myths debunked

Kicking the smoking habit is easier with a supportive partner. 
12 Nov 2016
Here are 10 common myths about smoking debunked for quitters in need of some extra motivation. Bernard Antoine, a smoking cessation and addiction specialist in Paris, France, helps smokers let go of common beliefs and misconceptions about...
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People are more stressed-out than ever, finds new study; Women especially vulnerable to high-stress

Stress in on the rise, especially for women, according to new research. (SVLUMA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)
 
07 Nov 2016
A new study confirms what you many already suspect -- people are more stressed-out today than they were 25 years ago.   "The data suggest there's been an increase in stress over that time," said psychologist and lead...
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Dinner with TV may be a recipe for less healthy meals

05 Nov 2016
Families that eat dinner with the TV on tend to eat less healthy food and to enjoy the meals less than families who leave the TV off, according to a recent U.S. study.   This was true even for families that were not paying attention...
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At this bookstore, scream your lungs away. (They want you to)

Bab Aldonia bookstore
04 Nov 2016
Bab Aldonia is a little bookstore that's making a lot of noise. Tucked inside this Cairo establishment is a nondescript room called the "Scream Room," where Egyptians -- young or old -- flock to yell away stress.  ...
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