Life & Style - Health

Heart disease, No. 1 killer, can sneak up on women

Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss

Can the Internet help you lose weight?

People tend to lose a little more weight with online help than with traditional weight loss programs, according to a new study from Japan

Benefit of mammograms even greater than thought

The longest-running cancer screening study ever conducted has shown that regular mammograms prevent deaths from breast cancer, and the number of lives saved increases over time

Global diabetes epidemic balloons to 350 million

The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980 to 347 million, a far larger number than previously thought

The pros and cons of teeth-whitening procedures

As more Egyptians indulge in teeth-whitening procedures to boost their self confidence, Ahram Online consults the experts about the facts

Obesity and lack of exercise linked to chronic pain

It may not be surprising, but people who exercise at least one hour per week have a lower risk of troublesome back, neck, and shoulder pain

Death toll in E. coli outbreak up to 39

The death toll in Europe's E. coli outbreak rose to 39 on Thursday, as Germany's disease control center reported that one more patient died

Health: Sleep position may affect stillbirth risk

Women who do not sleep on their left side on their last night of pregnancy have double the risk of late stillbirth compared with women who do sleep on their left side

Swine flu starting to show resistance to drugs

A novel variant of swine flu has emerged with a genetic adaptation giving some resistance to Tamiflu and Relenza, the two mainstay drugs used to tackle the disease

Everyone is at risk of repetitive stress injuries

Ahram Online speaks to doctors who warn that even small repetitive movements, sitting still for a prolonged period or a mal-positioned chair or computer screen can cause pain in the joints, tendons and nerves

New melanoma drugs improve chances of survival

Two new drugs using very different scientific approaches can extend survival among patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer

Does work interfere with breastfeeding?

The sooner a new mother goes back to work after giving birth, the less likely she is to breastfeed her baby, according to a U.S. study

Cellphones a 'possible' carcinogen, like coffee

A panel of scientists label cellphones as possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee

Short wait for breast cancer surgery seems safe

Women newly diagnosed with earlier-stage breast cancer can take a few weeks to prepare for surgery without raising the odds that their tumor will progress, a new study suggests

Does aspirin cut deaths? New study clouds picture

Despite a lot of excitement about aspirin, scientists can't seem to agree on whether the drug helps healthy people live longer

Vertex hepatitis C drug OK'd, promising more cures

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease

What to do about ants in your house

Even if scientifically they are beneficial, ants in the house can get annoying so Ahram Online speaks with experts on Egypt’s ants to give you a hint for how to deal with them

Most women don't need vitamin A pills: study

A new study from Bangladesh has experts concluding that most of the world's women don't need vitamin A supplements

Scientists find genetic link to depression

Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some peoples' genes may cause depression -- one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses

  96 97 98 99 100