Life & Style - Health

Woman with rare double uterus expecting babies in both

A 32-year-old woman from Alabama who was born with two uteruses is now pregnant in both.

Heat projected to kill nearly five times more people by 2050

More common droughts will put millions at risk of starving, mosquitoes spreading farther than ever before will take infectious diseases with them, and health systems will struggle to cope with the burden, the researchers warned.

For the first time, spinal implant allows Parkinson's patient to walk again

The medical first was achieved by Swiss researchers who had previously pioneered similar breakthroughs to help paraplegic people walk again.

Egypt launches National Midwifery Strategy to ensure safe childbirth

Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population, in collaboration with UNFPA Egypt, WHO, and UNICEF, launched the country’s National Midwifery Strategy in early November, according to a statement from the ministry.

Egypt's MotherBeing clinic to send sanitary pads to Gaza women

Egypt's MotherBeing, a reproductive and women's health clinic, concluded an initiative to donate 200,000 sanitary pads to women in Gaza.

For the first time, scientists developing new 'vaccine' for cocaine addiction

Scientists in Brazil, the world's second-biggest consumer of cocaine, have announced the development of an innovative new treatment for addiction to the drug and its powerful derivative crack: a vaccine.

INTERVIEW: From Oslo to Gaza through Cairo – A quest for medical help

While waiting in Egypt for the green light to enter Gaza, Norwegian humanitarian medics Erik Fosse and Mads Gilbert spoke to Ahram Online about the Israeli assault has created an unprecedented medical and humanitarian catastrophe.

ME patients: narrative, victories and challenges for people with hidden disabilities in Egypt

Ayman Youssif, the first in Egypt and the Middle East to obtain a PhD in Invisible Disabilities from New York University, discusses recent achievements and aspirations for those with his condition.

Gaza’s limited water supply raises concerns for human health

A lack of clean water in the Gaza Strip, currently under deadly Israeli attacks, is raising major concerns for human health.

INTERVIEW: US astronaut Aisha Bowe shares thoughts on women in space, mental health and inspiration

On her first visit to Egypt, the American scientist and astronaut Aisha Bowe spoke to Ahram Online, sharing her reflections on work-life balance, mental health, and the pursuit of impossible dreams.

Grass vs. turf health hazards debate: What does the science say ?

Which playing surface is safer for athletes: natural grass or artificial turf?

‘Unblocked Movement’: Egypt launches initiative for raising awareness about heart diseases

Egypt launched the “Unblocked Movement” initiative on 1 October in Cairo to encourage patients with cardiovascular diseases to lower bad cholesterol levels and raise awareness about these diseases.

WHO recommends second malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization said Monday that its experts had recommended a second malaria vaccine for children, R21/Matrix-M, developed by Britain's Oxford University.

Brain implants could restore paralyzed patients' arm movements

A paralyzed Swiss man has become the first person to test a new technology that reads his thoughts using AI and then transmits signals through his own nervous system to his arms, hands, and fingers in order to restore movement.

Arab decision-makers support paternal leave, men’s involvement in childcare: UN Women

A new research by UN Women reported that decision-makers in the Arab region are overwhelmingly positive about paternal leave and men’s involvement in childcare.

UK cost-of-living crisis set to increase early deaths: Study

The UK's inflation-fuelled cost-of-living crisis is set to "cut lives short" and "significantly widen the wealth-health gap", according to a study published by open access journal BMJ Public Health on Monday.

Egyptians run to mark World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Day

In a bid to inspire hope among blood cancer patients and promote a healthier lifestyle, a group of Egyptians organized a run to mark World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day, which falls on 22 September.

US Surgeons perform second pig heart transplant, trying to save a dying man

Surgeons have transplanted a pig’s heart into a dying man in a bid to prolong his life – only the second patient to ever undergo such an experimental feat. Two days later, the man was cracking jokes and able to sit in a chair, Maryland doctors said .

Google AI tool predicts danger of genetic mutations

Researchers at Google DeepMind, the tech giant's artificial intelligence arm introduced a tool that predicts whether genetic mutations are likely to cause harm, a breakthrough that could help research into rare diseases.

Pig kidney works a record 2 months in donated body; raises hope for animal-human transplants

Attempts have failed for decades — the human immune system immediately destroyed foreign animal tissue. What’s new: Trying pigs genetically modified so their organs are more humanlike.

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