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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.
 
In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the UN health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players.
 
 

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart: study

Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday.
 
A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies, they reported in the medical journal Heart.
 
 

Six ways to get healthy this Ramadan

There are some of us who find ourselves piling on the pounds in Ramadan. Follow these quick tips by nutrition expert Myriam Sakr to stay healthy — and possibly even lose weight — during the Holy Month.
 
Drink water
 
 

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
 
The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.
 
 

Haj app offers information on infectious diseases

Source : Arab news / 02 Oct 2014

The Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone application that provides Haj pilgrims access to important health-related information and resources.

Anees Sindi, deputy commander of the ministry's command and control center, said that the recent cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola have made "travelers nervous."

 

Two thirds of women are overweight, UAE mall study finds

Source : The National / 29 Sep 2014

Almost two thirds of women take no exercise and are overweight, a new health-screening survey suggests.

Nearly a third of women screened were obese, more than a third had a family history of heart disease and half had family members who were diabetic.

 

Health Benefits of Figs or Anjeer

Source : OrganicFacts / 25 Sep 2014

The health benefits of figs or anjeer include treatment of sexual weakness, constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis, and asthma. It also helps in gaining weight after illness.

 

One million children die on first day of life

Source : UN.org / 17 Sep 2014

While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective interventions, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

Saudi Arabia launches Haj health awareness campaign

Source : Arab news / 12 Sep 2014

The Ministry of Health has launched a multimedia awareness campaign to inform Haj pilgrims of the preventive measures that should be taken during their stay in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.

 

7 healthy snacks

By Racha Adib / Al Arabiya / 11 Sep 2014

It’s time we gave snacks a place in our diet. Instead of skipping them altogether and overindulging when your will power runs low, learn to embrace the right snacks that can satisfy your cravings with the minimal calories. Although you may think snacking between meals isn’t good for you, it’s quite the opposite. Snacking can help boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels and keep you from binging.

 
 

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