Life & Style - Health

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

Fewer behavior problems for breastfed kids: study

Babies who are breastfed are less likely to grow into children with behavior problems by the time they reach the age of five than those who receive formula

Embedding, a severe type of self-harm

In a new study this week, doctors describe a form of self-injury among teenagers called self-embedding, which involves inserting objects into the skin or muscle

The Zen Conference proves holistic fitness is on the rise in Egypt

The 2nd Zen conference in Egypt sees increasing attention to soul-enriching, healthy lifestyle and fitness techniques, leaving international instructors impressed

Do video games make your kids eat more?

An hour spent playing video games may make teenage boys eat more over the rest of the day, a small study suggests

Albinos murdered or raped

Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and albino girls are being raped because of a belief they offer a cure for AIDS

Family meals might help kids keep a healthy weight

Parents can reduce their kids’ probabilities of being overweight, eating junk food or having eating problems by eating with them at least 3 times per week, according to US researchers

Researchers hope twins unlock AIDS mysteries

A set of identical twin boys are both HIV-positive, but one of them is 5 years behind the other in growth and BYU researchers hope that unlocking the ‘why’ will help advance AIDS research in general

Perimenopause: it can catch you off guard

Everyone knows about menopause, but perimenopause? It comes early, so Ahram Online interviews an expert to help readers master the art of dealing with it efficiently

Do painkillers interfere with antidepressants?

Certain types of antidepressants may not work as well in people that take painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin, suggests a new study

Towards a deeper understanding of PID

Ahram Online sheds a light on primary immunodeficiency, the cause of suffering and anxiety for many parents in Egypt

Smokers who quit have less agressive kidney cancer

Researchers have found that kidney cancer is not only more common among heavy smokers, it also appears to be more aggressive

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked with lower IQ

Babies exposed to pesticides before birth may have significantly lower intelligence scores by age 7 than children who were not exposed

Diet soda doesn't raise diabetes risk: Study

Diet soda and other artificially-sweetened drinks - previously implicated in raising the chance of developing diabetes - are not guilty, suggests a new study from Harvard University

Study: 2 million babies stillborn every year

More than 2 million babies are stillborn every year worldwide and about half could be saved if their mothers had better medical care

Zen Conference is back with a bang, Cairo

With yoga, pilates, and other fitness techniques trending in Egypt, the Zen Conference opens for another successful set of classes on 22 April in Haram, Cairo

Women's hair loss tied to braiding and weaving

Very tight braiding or weaving is linked to hair loss, new research suggests

Vegetarian diet linked to a reduced cataract risk

Studies indicate that certain nutrients in plant foods could be a prominent factor in lowering the high occurrence of cataracts

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