16 Jan 2012
Contrary to popular belief, mosquito season isn't just summertime — you'll have to deal with them in winter, too.
"Mosquitoes do not have hibernation periods," says Dr. Hassan Abou Bakr, professor of biological...
15 Jan 2012
Many accounts of Egypt’s black market organ trade have surfaced over the years when youths with shoddy scars would describe tales of amateur-performed organ transplants, executed for various tragic reasons, though usually revolving...
27 Dec 2011
While there are still many stigmas associated with mental illness in Egypt, psychiatric hospitals have come a long way since the Abbasseya lunatic asylum was established by the British in 1883.
For decades, this infamous institution...
06 Dec 2011
Though HIV has been rapidly sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since 2001, making it one of the two fastest growing epidemics in the region, recent estimates show that there is still “window of opportunity...
31 Oct 2011
In a classroom environment a child may get into trouble for throwing a pencil across the room or barking out a swear word. Irregular motor or mouth movements are often brushed off as an oddity in children.
“The easiest thing in...
17 Oct 2011
Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance workout whose mottos all involve the word “party,” is growing in popularity worldwide and in Cairo. Unlike other fitness fads and celebrity workouts that quickly fade, this trend is still...
17 Oct 2011
A fellowship program recognized and awarded nine Arab women US$20,000 to continue their research as part of an effort to encourage women in scientific pursuits under the slogan "World needs science. Science needs women."
16 Oct 2011
When A. Ahmed’s school doctor told his mother that he was overweight, she felt there was a problem but did not know what to do about it.
Ahmed’s Body Mass Index is above the 95% percentile making him obese. Ahmed, 7, is of the...
11 Oct 2011
Some women experience side effects from certain types of contraception that are not mentioned in the medicine pamphlets, says Nevine Hassanein, M.D. and Ob/Gyn Consultant & Public Health Specialist.
Because of natural hormone changes,...
11 Sep 2011
Ramadan has come and gone. The long, summer days caused a great deal of apprehension for many about their ability to fast. Some searched for valid excuses that would exempt them from fasting, such as sickness or travel. But on the whole...