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Benefits of Red Fruits

Source : / 12 Apr 2013

Red fruits  have great health benefits. They are known to protect from various health conditions including prevention of cardiovascular diseases and reduction of cancer risks. The color red has long been associated with strength, health and passion. The red group of Fruits are rich in iron and potassium.


20% of high school students have tried drugs

By Habib Toumi / 15 Apr 2013 

Around one fifth of Kuwait’s high school students tried drugs, a study has indicated.

According to the survey of 11,380 public and private school students conducted by the Public Authority for Youth and Sport in Kuwait, 19.6 per cent said that they took drugs for pleasure or due to peer pressure.


Top 10 healthiest foods

By Laura Holland / 1 Apr 2013

Efficiency, as economic theory tells us, is key - and here's a list of the 10 healthiest foods on the planet to get you started. If you begin eating these foods, you can be sure that you are getting efficient nutrition - better health with the least amount of effort.

The list is compiled from a selection of sources from the US and Europe, including nutritionists and dieticians from Medical News Today and Forbes magazine.


15 Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Source: BestHealthMag / 21 Mar 2013

Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity. Apples are also full of a fiber called pectin—a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fiber. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fiber, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefits.


HIV ‘cured’ in baby for first time, could impact Mideast

By Al Arabiya with AFP / 5 Mar 2013

Researchers say they have, for the first time, cured a baby born with HIV - a development that could help improve the treatment of babies infected at birth.

The findings were presented Sunday at the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, the U.S.

The health of the mother largely determines the fate of her child, in fact an overwhelming majority- over 90 percent- of HIV infections in infants are passed on by mothers during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding.


Nicotine May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Jessica Berman / 26 Feb 2013

The first scientific study to look at the role of cigarette smoke in the development of Alzheimer’s disease finds it may trigger or worsen the condition in older people who are at risk for this most common form of senile dementia. 

Alzheimer’s disease is usually a condition of old age.  Experts say people who live long enough - generally into their 70s, 80s and 90s - are at significantly increased risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease, which not only robs people of their memories but also of their mobility. Alzheimer's is incurable and leads eventually to death.


Obesity leads to 20,000 deaths in KSA each year

By Rima Al-Mukhtar / 26 Feb 2013 

At least 20,000 people in Saudi Arabia die every year due to complications from obesity, said endocrinologist Dr. Waleed Albakr.

Albakr, who works at Dammam University, and is promoting an awareness campaign to educate Saudis on the dangers of diabetes. The campaign, “Lose your weight and gain your health,” notes diabetes is often caused by obesity.


Folic Acid in early pregnancy cuts risk of Autism

By Jessica Berman / 20 Feb 2013

Babies born to women who take supplements of the B vitamin folic acid in early pregnancy are significantly less likely to develop autism, a developmental delay characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. The findings of a large Norwegian study reinforce those of other researchers that folic acid supplements are important to a healthy pregnancy.


Six reasons magnesium is an essential supplement for well-being

Source : Natural News / 25 Dec 2012

Magnesium has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved with over 300 metabolic functions within our bodies. Yet, everyone who relies on commercially farmed, depleted topsoil crops is magnesium deficient. Organic crops have considerably more magnesium content than what Big Ag can offer.


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