Life & Style - Health

Some child hearing loss tied to virus in pregnancy

New study highlights connection to cytomegalovirus

Errors lead surgeons to contemplate suicide

A recent study shows rates of suicidal thoughts among surgeons is double that of the general population

New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease

Two powerful drugs are nearing the US market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C

Health: Antibodies help seriously ill swine flu patients recover

Patients who fell severely ill with the pandemic H1N1 flu responded well when treated with antibodies harvested from survivors of the disease, a study in Hong Kong has found

Sientists closing in on Alzheimer's tests

Two studies may provide tools to focus on biological signs of the disease, in part of attempts to allow its early detection

Walking could lower diabetes risk, study finds

By walk more, you not only burn off calories, but also lessen the chance of becoming diabetic, new report finds

Scientists engineer chickens that do not spread avian flu

British scientists have developed genetically-modified chickens that cannot transmit bird flu

Intimate relationships: A lack of information

Intimate relationships between married couples struggle within a vicious circle of a lack of information

FDA orders lower doses in prescription pain killers

The FDA has ordered the lowering of key ingredients found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage

Sleepless In Cairo

Sleeplessness and insomnia have been associated in our culture with romance, but for those who experienced first-hand the clinical side of the problem, sleep disorders are a serious problem

Chemical tied to hormonal syndrome

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have increased blood levels of the widely used industrial chemical bisphenol A, a small study finds -- raising the question of whether the compound plays some role in the disorder

Optimistic teens show lower depression risk

Teenagers with a sunny outlook on life may be less likely than their more pessimistic peers to develop depression symptoms, a new study suggests

Vaccine cuts risk of shingles: study

Older adults who had the shingles vaccine were half as likely to develop the painful condition than unvaccinated adults in a new study.

Phone chats plus web program help smokers quit

Personalized phone counseling along with web-based guidance makes it easier to quit smoking, suggests a new study

Good news for caffeine lovers

Egyptians cannot give up their caffeine, especially tea which accounts for 88 per cent of their consumption of hot beverages. Ahram Online sheds a light on the pros and cons of tea and coffee drinking

How far does your sneeze and cough go?

Ever wondered how far your sneeze goes? Or if you can stop germs from spreading by cupping your mouth with your hand when you cough?

French sue pharma firm over deadly diabetes drug

Patients sue pharmaceutical company for an allegedly deadly and sickening diabetes drug

Sibling spacing may be tied to autism risk: study

A new study suggests that kids who are born only a year or two after an older sibling might be more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those with a bigger age gap

More girls showing signs of hearing loss

Boys have been more likely than girls to show signs of a particular type of hearing loss, but girls are catching up - and the ubiquity of portable audio players may be to blame, new research suggests

Weight loss not accelerated by fish oil

Fish oil capsules won't help boost weight loss if you're already dieting and exercising, new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows

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