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Food remedies: easy cures for your daily ailments

By Racha Adib | Al Arabiya | 08 Feb 2014

It's time to start considering food as a lifeline for curing your daily ailments.

Some foods can act like good old natural medicine and help you ward off anything from an aggravating headache to a sleepless night. Stock up your cabinet with these healing foods and be ready for whatever life might throw at you.

Headaches and migraines

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.

The Food Wasting Phenomenon: Are You Aware?

By Raudah Mohd Yunus | 04 Jun 2013
What about the millions of people out there who struggle to put food on the table and others who completely starve?
Some time ago, the 2nd Penang Respiratory Summit brought me to a stylish, aristocratic 5-star hotel in the heart of Malaysia’s second largest city, Georgetown.

Two Saudis invent bone screw from date stones

Source : Arab News | 06 Dec 2012

The European Patent Office (EPO) granted a patent to two Saudis for their invention of a nail ‘screw’ made of natural minerals, including date stones.

The screw is similar in its formation to the structure and composition of bones because it contains carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and minerals.

Gaza’s children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

By Reuters | 29 Nov 2012

The repeated exposure to violence has left many of Gaza’s children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Children, who account for more than half of the 1.7 million people in Gaza, have been back to school, but there is still a long way for them to be back to normal.

These children, who have lived through two wars with Israel, are still coming to terms with what happened during Israel’s week-long bombardment of Gaza.

Saad Hasanat, 13, who lost six of his cousins, said the memory of seeing their bodies still haunts him.

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in children: study

Source : Agencies | 20 Nov 2012

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other children to develop asthma, according to a Danish study.

The results don't prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body's own "friendly" bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt those beneficial bugs.

Diabetes cases hit record and half go undiagnosed

Source : Agencies | 15 Nov 2012

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.

The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said.

Diabetes is often viewed as a western problem, since the vast majority of people have type 2 disease which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise.

Pilgrims advised to avoid midday sun

By Muhammad Rasooldeen | 20 Oct 2012

As hundreds of thousands of Haj pilgrims arrive in the holy city of Makkah for the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Health advised all pilgrims to avoid exposure to midday sun to prevent themselves from heat strokes due to dehydration.

Haj pilgrims get a clean bill of health

By Muhammad Rasooldeen | 13 Oct 2012

The health status of Haj pilgrims is good and there are no epidemic diseases that should worry them, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health.

The Health Ministry also announced yesterday that the coronavirus, a potentially deadly virus recently discovered in Saudi Arabia, poses no danger to the pilgrims.

Stem cell breakthrough opens new medical window

By Ben Hirschler & Kate Kelland | Reuters | 11 Oct 2012

The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of how to reprogram ordinary cells to behave like embryonic stem cells offers a way to skirt around ethical problems with human embryos, but safety concerns make their future use in treating disease uncertain.

While researchers have already applied the scientific breakthroughs of Britain's John Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka to study how diseases develop, making such cells into new treatments will involve a lot more checks.

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