Life & Style - Health

Scientists decipher genetic code of strawberies and chocolate

Teams of scientists have cracked the genetic codes of the wild strawberry and a certain type of cacao used to make fine chocolate, work that should help breeders develop better varieties of more mainstream crops

Beating Headaches with Food

The problem of headaches and migraines affects people around the globe. One of the latest approaches tackles the connection between the gut and the brain

Save Their Eyes

In our society we underestimate the importance of early and regular eye examination to detect problems before they accumulate. The ideal age to start annual checkups is around six years old

No siblings could mean a happier child

Thinking of having a second son or daughter? Drop the idea! No siblings could mean a happier child

Phobias: Conquer your fear

Have you ever had a fear that kept you from living life fully? Perhaps this fear has stopped you from having MORE fun or experiencing GREATER success. Yes? Then you’re not alone

Study links cellphones to child misbehavior

Researchers studying the health effects of cellphones say they have found evidence that when pregnant women use them regularly, their children are more likely to have behavioral problems

Oxford study finds daily aspirin cuts many cancer risks

Taking low doses of aspirin can reduce the risk of many kinds of cancer, scientists said on Tuesday, and the evidence is strong enough to suggest people over 40 should take it daily as protection

Married men are nicer, better behaved – study

Men tend to behave better when they're married -- both because marriage likely helps improve their behaviour, and nicer men are more likely to be married in the first place, according to a U.S. study

Poor Egyptians seek better life with plastic surgery

Working-class Egyptians are getting botox, breast implants and tummy tucks in the hopes that the cosmetic surgery once reserved for a wealthy elite will boost their own marriage and job prospects

Painkiller Tylenol recalled

Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it is recalling 9 million more bottles of its Tylenol painkiller because they do not adequately warn customers about the presence of trace amounts of alcohol used in the product flavorings.

Studies show how skin cancer evades promising drug

U.S. researchers have uncovered several ways in which melanoma can outsmart a promising experimental cancer pill called PLX4032, a finding that could lead to new drugs to keep the deadly skin cancer at bay,

Mom's heartburn meds not tied to birth defects

A nationwide study from Denmark finds pregnant women have little reason to be concerned about birth defects when taking omeprazole and similar heartburn drugs

Breast cancer: Be one step ahead

According to recent studies published by the National Cancer Institute in Egypt, breast cancer prevalence, as well as awareness, is on the rise.

California aims to remove toxins in products

It's almost unthinkable now that environmentalists and manufacturers once stood together as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill making California the first state to regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products.

The word is alopecia, the nightmare of hair loss

A lovely head of hair it's not just about looks; Among other things, it tells a lot about your personality, lifestyle and personal hygiene. If thinning hair is irritating for men, it's catastrophic for women.

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