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For the love of motherhood: The dream account of adopting an orphan in Egypt

A single and independent woman shares an account of her journey for “adoption” and her concerns for the future of her “adopted” son.

INTERVIEW: Upgrading Egypt’s ERs crucial to alleviate ICU pressure

Ramadan could generally be a slower month for elective medical procedures in Egypt. Most Muslim patients prefer to schedule medical appointments and interventions, if possible, before or after the holy month of fasting.

Danish economy gets boost from weight-loss drug maker

The Danish economy grew 1.9 percent last year but would have flatlined without its pharmaceutical industry and the huge success of weight-loss drug maker Novo Nordisk, official data showed.

Pandemic Accord Talks At Loggerheads As Time Ticks Away

The final round of talks on a landmark pandemic accord faces a frantic last push this week, with countries still pulling in different directions on how to handle future global health crises.

NASA touts space research in anti-cancer fight

Experiments in the weightless environment of space have led to "crazy progress" in the fight against cancer, NASA officials said at a recent event highlighting an important and personal initiative of US President Joe Biden.

Kate, Princess of Wales, says she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy

Kate, the Princess of Wales, has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, she said Friday in a stunning announcement that follows weeks of speculation about her health and whereabouts.

Surging nervous system disorders now top cause of illness: Study

Conditions affecting the nervous system -- such as strokes, migraines and dementia -- have surged past heart disease to become the leading cause of ill health worldwide, a major new analysis said.

Man reports no side effects after receiving 217 Covid vaccine shots

A German man who deliberately got vaccinated for Covid-19 a whopping 217 times did not report any side effects from his many jabs, according to researchers studying possibly the "most vaccinated person in history."

Cut-price malaria vaccine to begin Africa rollout from May

The world's biggest vaccine maker will start rolling out a cheap new malaria inoculation in Africa from May, bolstering the fight against one of the most deadly infectious diseases globally.

INTERVIEW: Egypt, Meta collaborate to promote safer online environment, says Meta’s Shaden Khallaf

Meta has recently announced a collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports to promote youth safety online.

Cells from fluid drawn during pregnancy to grow mini lungs and other organs

Scientists have created miniorgans from cells floating in the fluid that surrounds a fetus in the womb – an advance they believe could open up new areas of prenatal medicine.

Marking International Women’s Day: Health stakeholders launch Women's Health Accelerator Programme

Celebrating the upcoming International Women's Day, health stakeholders have launched the second round of the Women's Health Accelerator Programme that empowers female-led innovation in healthcare and focuses on women’s health challenges across the MENAT region.

Silent brain changes precede Alzheimer’s: Researchers have new clues about which come first

Alzheimer’s quietly ravages the brain long before symptoms appear and now scientists have new clues about the dominolike sequence of those changes — a potential window to one day intervene.

Farewell to the People's Doctor: Egyptians mourn Hany El-Nazer

At the age of 74, Dr. Hany El-Nazer, former head of the National Research Centre, passed away after a battle with cancer.

Hope, when nothing else works: Pacemaker for the brain helps a woman with crippling depression

Doctors say the stimulation helps because electricity speaks the brain’s language.

Measles cases rose 79% globally last year: WHO

The World Health Organization voiced alarm on Tuesday (Feb 20) at the rapid spread of measles, with more than 306,000 cases reported worldwide last year - a 79 per cent increase from 2022.

Ancient viruses responsible for our big brains and bodies: Study

The research, published in the journal Cell, examined the origins of myelin, an insulating layer of fatty tissue that forms around nerves and allows electrical impulses to travel faster.

First child cured of rare brain tumour ‘offers real hope’

The Belgian boy is the first child in the world to have been cured of brainstem glioma, a particularly brutal cancer

Researchers start to find clues on the trail of long COVID

Tens of millions of people across the world are thought to suffer from long COVID, but four years after the pandemic was declared this elusive condition still cannot be tested for—let alone treated.

Sir Magdi Yacoub honoured on International Day of Human Fraternity

The renowned Egyptian heart surgeon was selected as one of the recipients of the Zayed Human Fraternity Award, which honours individuals and institutions who work to enhance solidarity, integrity, justice, and optimism locally and internationally.

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