The art of parenting

The art of parenting

Raising your children is one to the toughest jobs in the world; you are literally on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. Parenthood, while exhausting at times, is a lovely feeling that is worth all the weariness and sleepless nights that come with it. While we might not all have a Mary Poppins or…

Pole fitness, more than just dancing!

Pole fitness, more than just dancing!

Over the past two years, pole fitness has gained popularity among Lebanese women with several gyms opening up such classes. The trend actually gained momentum in the early 2000’s with the World Pole Dance Federation introducing it as a sport for men and women and also organizing annual Pole Dance World cups to promote safe…

10 facts about the heart

10 facts about the heart

The World Health Organization has classified cardiovascular diseases as the number one cause of death worldwide with an estimated 17.5 million fatalities every year, representing 31% of global deaths. The Middle East is no exception to this; in fact, the former ranks high in incidents of heart diseases, which is especially pronounced in the Gulf….

Zika Virus: What, how and why?

Zika Virus: What, how and why?

You probably recently heard about a new virus called the Zika Virus that’s been sweeping through Latin America infecting thousands. The Zika virus is a non-lethal virus spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, yet it is considered extremely dangerous to pregnant woman

This Month in Health and Science

This Month in Health and Science

Year 2015 ended with more and more interesting scientific and health related stories to be told. We have gathered some of the most mind blowing events starting with Bangladesh all the way to Beijing. Here are some of the most important reads for health and science enthusiasts for January 2016.

Winter allergies, do you have them?

Winter allergies, do you have them?

Many people suffer from season allergies including pollen in the spring, insect bites in the summer and other. But what could possibly trigger winter allergies? Before we answer this question, let us understand what allergies are. When you are exposed to a certain allergen

Your quick guide to safer skiing tips

Your quick guide to safer skiing tips

The storm finally arrived and brought along with it a skier’s best friend: Snow. With every season, professional skiers are aware of the importance of taking precautions before, during and even after their ski session. If you are considering taking ski lessons, if you haven’t visited the slopes for a long time or if you…

Cataract: All about your vision

Cataract: All about your vision

Cataract is one of the major causes of vision loss in people aged 40 and more. This condition is characterized by the clouding of the eye’s lens, which is situated right behind the iris and pupil. That being said, as the person grows older, the development of cataract may hinder the entry of light through…

Therapy animals: From pets to healers

Therapy animals: From pets to healers

It is not a coincidence that there is a saying that says: “A dog is a man’s best friend”. Animals have been our companions and friends for many centuries now, and it is just recently that various institutions have been incorporating animal therapy which is the involvement of animals as a form of treatment. Therapy…