Shezlong: First online psychotherapy in MENA stirs controversy

18 Jan 2017
Software engineer Ahmed Abu el-Haz was going through a debilitating phase in his life after an operation. Being the dynamic and vibrant person he is, the surgeon’s instructions hit him hard: bed rest for three months.   He...

This is why you need to start running this year

14 Jan 2017
New research which looked at MRI scans of runners brains suggests that those who run have greater functional connectivity in the brain than those who don’t.   Carried out by researchers from the University of Arizona, the small-...

This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

12 Jan 2017
(CNN)Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now.  Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain...

Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
31 Dec 2016
 Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany.   Having full-...

Five yoga poses for better digestion

Meditation while excercising yoga 
25 Dec 2016
With the season of excess now upon us, the body will have to work extra hard to digest the rich dishes served up during the holiday festivities.   Here are a few yoga poses that can help limit digestive woes as the festive fun begins...

Stress levels tied to happiness and sense of well-being for women

Stress in on the rise, especially for women, according to new research. (SVLUMA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)
20 Dec 2016
French consumer tech firm Withings questioned 3,400 working women living in the US, Francte and Germany about stress, work and well-being and found that physical activity was the most frequently used method to relieve stress, although time...

Sauna bathing could be linked to lower risk of dementia in men

Sauna bathing could be linked to lower risk of dementia in men, AFP


18 Dec 2016
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland has found that frequent sauna bathing may be linked to a reduction in the risk of dementia in men.   The study looked at of 2,315 healthy men, aged 42-60 years who were participating...

Anxiety, irritability may precede depression in high-risk teens

10 Dec 2016
 When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of depression, a recent study suggests....

New study finds yoga beneficial in lowering blood pressure

Meditation while excercising yoga 
10 Dec 2016
Yoga could be beneficial to patients suffering from prehypertension (slightly elevated blood pressure), according to a study presented December 8 at the Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India.   Researchers at the Sir...

Optimistic women may live longer

Elder women dealing with menopause
10 Dec 2016
Women who have a sunny outlook on life may live longer than their peers who take a dimmer view of the world, a recent study suggests.   Researchers analyzed data collected over eight years on about 70,000 women and found that the most...