Health

Our kids' bodies contaminated with chemicals

Our kids

The subject of chemicals is very long and complicated. I would like you to bear with me and read on to the end of this series of articles. It is important to become aware in order to protect your children and yourself.

Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution

Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on Thursday.

Single mutation threatens gains in fight against malaria

Single mutation threatens gains in fight against malaria

A single mutation in the parasite that causes malaria is responsible for creating a strain of the disease that is resistant to the drug once able to fight it, according to a new study.

Make healthy choices, transform your life

Make healthy choices, transform your life

I have been a fan of Mariam Alirezas articles ever since she began writing for Arab News more than ten years ago. And I am not the only one! In fact, her readers enthusiasm encouraged her to compile the weekly articles into a collection of an easy-to-read book.

How you can be both fit and fat

How you can be both fit and fat

This explosive title 'The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier' keeps all its promises from the very first pages. Right from the introduction, we are told things we have wanted to hear for a long time.

Pesticide found in 97 percent of EU food

Pesticide found in 97 percent of EU food

Pesticide residues were found within legal limits in 97 percent of foods in the European Union, a European Commission agency said in a report on Thursday.

269,000 tons of plastic litter choke world's oceans

269,000 tons of plastic litter choke world

There are plastic shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers, tooth brushes, boots, buckets, deodorant roller balls, umbrella handles, fishing gear, toilet seats and so much more. Plastic pollution is pervasive in Earth's oceans

Spice up your diet to lose weight

Spice up your diet to lose weight

For the longest time ever, herbs and spices have been used to cure unpleasant stomach activities and for cutting down unwanted fats.

3.2 billion people at risk of Malaria, warns WHO

3.2 billion people at risk of Malaria, warns WHO

An estimated 3.2 billion people are at risk of being infected with malaria -- 1.2 billion are at high risk, according World Health Organization's 2014 report

Naranj: A fine dining experience like no other

Naranj: A fine dining experience like no other

You cannot talk about Damascus without mentioning its great food, which is hearty, flavorful and colorful