03 Mar 2013
This piece was originally published in Egypt Independent's weekly - See more at: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/world-their-backyard-children-ard-al-lewa-learn-about-differences-through-safarni#sthash.ZXGUUsHC.dpuf
04 Feb 2013
One day, Ne’ma Barbary, 27, woke up to learn that she could no longer control herself when she went to the bathroom. For eight desperate months, while doctors could neither diagnose nor treat her condition, she continued...
20 Jan 2013
You’ve got new workout clothes and a new gym membership, and one day you wake up and get out of bed and make the decision to go to an aerobics/yoga/toning class. You go, you do your best, you feel great. But while it’s a good...
17 Jan 2013
Whether you are a marathon professional or a casual runner, put on your sneakers, roll up your sleeves and hit the road. If you want to join Cairo Runners, all you need to do is brave the early morning cold and take to the capital’s...
14 Jan 2013
It’s stressful handling multiple priorities and trying to fit exercise into your busy schedule. Fortunately, all you may need to do is squeeze in a brisk, half-hour walk daily.
Brisk walking involves moderate-intensity exercise. To...
07 Dec 2012
With low expenditures on public health services and ineffective national health insurance, the poor are trapped between two equally bitter choices: to endure long waiting times at state-owned hospitals and poor health services, or turn to...
28 Nov 2012
Anyone who lives in Cairo is plagued with the dilemma of Thursday night illnesses. Doctors rarely have clinic hours on Thursdays, and it is impossible to find a private doctor on a Friday. Adults may just ride through Friday untilthey can...
05 Nov 2012
Hussein Helal is a popular 27-year-old man. As his building elevator lands on the ground floor, five men rush to the building entrance to prepare to help him begin his day.
To leave his house, a wooden ramp is installed on two levels of...
29 Oct 2012
For the first time in Egypt and the Arab world last Saturday, 40 rowers competed in a race to increase awareness about breast cancer and support those with the disease.
As part of the annual International Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
16 Oct 2012
The day a girl is circumcised is often remembered as her “black day,” according to the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood.
In recent years, there have been fewer “black days” for girls under 18, but...