Life & Style - Health

INTERVIEW: From Oslo to Gaza through Cairo – A quest for medical help

While waiting in Egypt for the green light to enter Gaza, Norwegian humanitarian medics Erik Fosse and Mads Gilbert spoke to Ahram Online about the Israeli assault has created an unprecedented medical and humanitarian catastrophe.

ME patients: narrative, victories and challenges for people with hidden disabilities in Egypt

Ayman Youssif, the first in Egypt and the Middle East to obtain a PhD in Invisible Disabilities from New York University, discusses recent achievements and aspirations for those with his condition.

Gaza’s limited water supply raises concerns for human health

A lack of clean water in the Gaza Strip, currently under deadly Israeli attacks, is raising major concerns for human health.

INTERVIEW: US astronaut Aisha Bowe shares thoughts on women in space, mental health and inspiration

On her first visit to Egypt, the American scientist and astronaut Aisha Bowe spoke to Ahram Online, sharing her reflections on work-life balance, mental health, and the pursuit of impossible dreams.

Grass vs. turf health hazards debate: What does the science say ?

Which playing surface is safer for athletes: natural grass or artificial turf?

‘Unblocked Movement’: Egypt launches initiative for raising awareness about heart diseases

Egypt launched the “Unblocked Movement” initiative on 1 October in Cairo to encourage patients with cardiovascular diseases to lower bad cholesterol levels and raise awareness about these diseases.

WHO recommends second malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization said Monday that its experts had recommended a second malaria vaccine for children, R21/Matrix-M, developed by Britain's Oxford University.

Brain implants could restore paralyzed patients' arm movements

A paralyzed Swiss man has become the first person to test a new technology that reads his thoughts using AI and then transmits signals through his own nervous system to his arms, hands, and fingers in order to restore movement.

Arab decision-makers support paternal leave, men’s involvement in childcare: UN Women

A new research by UN Women reported that decision-makers in the Arab region are overwhelmingly positive about paternal leave and men’s involvement in childcare.

UK cost-of-living crisis set to increase early deaths: Study

The UK's inflation-fuelled cost-of-living crisis is set to "cut lives short" and "significantly widen the wealth-health gap", according to a study published by open access journal BMJ Public Health on Monday.

Egyptians run to mark World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Day

In a bid to inspire hope among blood cancer patients and promote a healthier lifestyle, a group of Egyptians organized a run to mark World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day, which falls on 22 September.

US Surgeons perform second pig heart transplant, trying to save a dying man

Surgeons have transplanted a pig’s heart into a dying man in a bid to prolong his life – only the second patient to ever undergo such an experimental feat. Two days later, the man was cracking jokes and able to sit in a chair, Maryland doctors said .

Google AI tool predicts danger of genetic mutations

Researchers at Google DeepMind, the tech giant's artificial intelligence arm introduced a tool that predicts whether genetic mutations are likely to cause harm, a breakthrough that could help research into rare diseases.

Pig kidney works a record 2 months in donated body; raises hope for animal-human transplants

Attempts have failed for decades — the human immune system immediately destroyed foreign animal tissue. What’s new: Trying pigs genetically modified so their organs are more humanlike.

Corpses from natural disasters rarely pose health risk: Red Cross, WHO

Victims who have died from trauma, drowning or fire "do not normally harbour organisms that cause disease with common precautions," the agencies said.

Verynile: Cleaning the Nile River in Egypt - 'One Kilo at a Time'

Verynile, the first Egyptian initiative to develop sustainable means to clean the River Nile, is gaining momentum.

The US opposition threatening global HIV/AIDS program that has saved 25 million lives

PEPFAR program is endangered, which officials say has saved 25 million lives in 55 countries from Ukraine to Brazil to Indonesia. That includes the lives of 5.5 million infants born HIV-free.

Human embryos grown sans sperm or egg spark debate

A groundbreaking achievement has been accomplished by scientists in Israel, as they have successfully engineered a replica of a human embryo within a laboratory setting using stem cells, without relying on traditional components like sperm, eggs, or a womb.

WHO: Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record

Bangladesh is experiencing its most severe dengue outbreak on record, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, partly blaming climate change for contributing to the spread of such mosquito-borne diseases.

Pharma Firm, Labs Share Tech For Covid Research Equity: WHO

A global Covid-19 knowledge-sharing platform has secured three new licensing agreements to transfer vaccine technologies, including one with the first private manufacturer to join the initiative, the World Health Organization said.

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