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Saudi sisters bravely confront high risk of cancer with prophylactic mastectomy

Friday, 20 October 2017

Three Saudi sisters who are at a very high risk of breast cancer overcame their fears and underwent a prophylactic mastectomy. Reem and Rana Hajar said they and their third sister lived through a certain experience that made them decide to do the operation. In an interview with television program Sayidaty aired by Rotana Khalejia on Thursday, Reem and Rana said their mother suffered from breast cancer twice so a doctor advised them to test for the genetic genes behind the disease. They ...

Fed up of work? 9 signs corporate life isn’t for you

Monday, 16 October 2017

Society tells us life has a set direction. We go to school. Go to university. Find a job in a reputable company. Get promoted. Work our way to the top. And hopefully retire around 65.However, we have entered a new age. An age of entrepreneurship, technology, social media and personal development. An age where education is no longer considered ‘essential’. Where people are going out on their own instead of joining a company.An age where people are focusing on happiness and fulfilment ...

Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol, diesel cars from center

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. Whilst London is rolling out an “ultra low emission zone”, which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to enter the city center from 2020, Oxford’s “Zero Emission Zone” will ban emitting vehicles from entering part of the city center from that date. Since German carmaker ...

British supplier’s tampering of chicken slaughter dates puts consumers at risk

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

If you are visiting Britain in the near future then you may want to stay away from buying raw chicken from supermarkets for the time being. The largest supplier of chicken to the country’s supermarkets has been found to be passing off old meat as fresh and thereby endangering the health of consumers. An undercover investigation by two of UK’s biggest media networks – The Guardian newspaper and ITV News – has thrown up shocking visuals of staff at a chicken processing ...

Better marriages make for healthier hearts: Study

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Monday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling.Researchers got more than 600 men in Britain to rate the “quality” of their marriage at two points in time -- when their child was three, and when they were nine.The men could describe their union as consistently good, consistently bad, improving, or ...

Being a mom is equivalent to 2.5 jobs: How to work hard, relax hard!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The amount of times I’ve looked at my nails and thought: “I’ll paint those in bed tonight” and not found the time is ridiculous.It seems silly but it’s become symbolic about the person I’ve become recently.There were days when I’d spend hours doing things for myself whether it was exercising, socialising or pampering and while these days I manage to find hours to iron clothes, go on nature walks and cook, I can’t find 15 minutes to paint my ...

Canadian doctors help 2,000 commit suicide in a year

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Nearly 2,000 people with incurable diseases were helped to die by a doctor in the first year since Canada legalized medically-assisted suicide, according to a report published Friday.From the time Ottawa passed the legislation in June 2016 to June 30, 2017, 1,982 people ended their lives in this way, according to Health Canada.Most had cancer, the agency said.Extrapolating from the data collected for the first half of 2017, the number of assisted deaths is expected to rise but remain at less ...

In India, 2,000 breast cancer cases are detected every day

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The rate of breast cancer is rising in India with about 2,000 women detected with the disease every day, which makes it between 125,000 and 200,000 every year. According to a Times of India report, around 60 percent of all the breast cancer cases at the hospital belong to either stage 3 or 4. Dr Ajay Mehta, director at the HCG-NCHRI Cancer Centre in Nagpur district of Maharashtra, said that about 60 percent of the patients are from the early age group 40-45 years. Also read: Avoiding food at ...

Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Restaurants and cafes will now have to display calories on the menus of meals provided by them, according to an initiative launched by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). The initiative is being carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Consumer Protection Association, Saudi Press Agency reported. The initiative will be carried out in two stages. In the first stage to be carried out this year, listing calories on menu cards will be optional. But in ...

‘Biological clock’ scientists win 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Monday, 2 October 2017

Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting enough sleep. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms - which adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, ...

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