Well-being

Researchers identify 6 types of obesity for targeted treatment

Obesity
24 Apr 2015
There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more effectively, the researchers suggest, the medical community could recognize these different sub-categories and treat them...
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Teach children how to read food labels and more advice from a nutritionist on raising healthy eaters

Foodstuff prices
22 Apr 2015
Good eating habits could ward off obesity, says Tanda Kidd, an associate professor of human nutrition and extension specialist at Kansas State University who has made kids the focus of much of her research.   What's more, she says...
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Mindfulness therapy as good as medication for chronic depression - study

Meditation while excercising yoga 
22 Apr 2015
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said on Tuesday. Depression is one of the most common forms of mental...
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Adequate sleep tied to women’s sexual function

Sleeping
20 Apr 2015
Sleeping longer one night corresponds with an increase in sexual desire and odds of intercourse the following day for women, according to a new survey-based study. “Aspects of sexual functioning, like desire and arousal, are...
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Forget the martini lunch, sweatworking mixes business with exercise

working out
20 Apr 2015
Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios.  A yoga, barre or spin class has become the new nine...
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Climbing high in the occupied West Bank

A Palestinian girl climbs during a three-day "Wadi Climbing" course on April 15, 2015 in the West Bank village of Yabrud, just north of Ramallah
 
 
 
19 Apr 2015
Gripping tightly with her hands, her feet searching for a foothold, Salwa Khashan edges along a sheer rock face in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, urged on by friends below.   She and her fellow climbers are the first group of...
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Pink Party: Rock your body for a good cause

14 Apr 2015
Roll up your sleeves for a fun-filled day that will get your adrenaline pumping.  The Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) will hold its 6th “Pink Party”, a fitness-fundraising event on Saturday April 18 at Zamalek...
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Smokers to be banned from Austria's cafes

No-smoking sign
10 Apr 2015
After years of heated public debate, Austria's government decided on Friday that it will ban smoking in cafes and restaurants in 2018, having passed a law six years ago that forced eateries to seal off non-smoking areas. The chamber of...
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Risk of Ebola spreading to other countries appears to be falling: WHO

Health workers from Guinea's Red Cross carry the body of a victim of Ebola in Momo Kanédou in Guinea on November 19, 2014.
10 Apr 2015
West Africa's Ebola epidemic still poses a threat to other countries but the risk of it spreading internationally appears to be diminishing as the areas affected shrink, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The U.N. agency...
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Detecting diabetes in children before symptoms appear

‘smart’ syringes 
 
10 Apr 2015
Doctors may be able to detect type 1 diabetes in children before they exhibit any symptoms of the disease, new research from Sweden shows. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that often appears in childhood and is the result of the...
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