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Family & Health

Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Source : Reuters / 20 Aug 2014

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialized tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable.

 

Ebola death toll rises to 1,229 in West Africa: WHO

Source : Presstv / 20 Aug 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations has climbed to 1,229.

The UN health agency said on Tuesday that death toll jumped between August 14 and 16, the period which registered 113 new cases.

 

Overcome Soft Addictions: Habits That Keep Us From Our Goals

Source : Productive Muslim / 16 Aug 2014

We are witnessing a growing trend of addictions to what I would like to call demoralising desires and temporary pleasures.

 

Obesity in KSA kills 20,000 in one year

Source : Arab news / 16 Aug 2014

Around 20,000 people die from obesity-related disease annually, studies have shown.

Experts predict an increase in diabetes in children owing to soaring obesity levels among both minors and adults.

 

Iran bans permanent contraception, birth control ads

Source : RT / 12 Aug 2014

The Iranian parliament has voted to ban all forms of permanent contraception and prohibit the advertisement of birth control. The vote endorses Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's calls to increase the population, local media reported.

The bill was approved by 143 out of 231 members present in parliament, IRNA reported. It prohibits all surgical operations to permanently prevent pregnancy, including vasectomies and female sterilization, unless the surgery is urgently needed due to health risks.

 

West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013

Source : Reuters / 12 Aug 2014

The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to Aug. 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

 

Smoking ban introduced in Saudi Arabia

Source : Arab news / 08 Aug 2014

Saudi Arabia has banned smoking in sports stadiums across the country as part of efforts to encourage its young population to quit the bad habit, which has been costing it billions of riyals in terms of treatment for tobacco-related diseases.

 

GCC takes strict measures to prevent ebola

Source : Saudi Gazette / 04 Aug 2014

Gulf ministries of health have taken all health measures to prevent Ebola virus patients from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and other African countries from entering any Gulf country, said Professor Tawfiq Ahmad Khoja, director-general of the Executive Health Office for Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

 

Ramadan recipes: Pamper yourself with Persian poached pears

As Ramadan draws to a close why not treat yourself with a truly indulgent, special dessert – a poached Persian pear.

Juicy, delicate and aromatic, cooking this delicacy will fill the house with a spiced aroma and leave you dreaming of more!

 

Hunger pangs? Top 7 Ramadan pre-dawn satisfying snacks

Fasting from dawn-to-dusk in Ramadan could leave you exhausted, and as you are what you eat it’s time to get the low down on what foods will give you long-lasting energy.

 
 

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