Food & Health



Dhahran farmers’ market a hit with locals

A monthly farmers’ market has been organized in Dhahran by the Society of Advocates and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) to support local and sustainable food production while creating a



Study: Saturated fats tied to falling sperm counts

COPENHAGEN: Saturated fats, like those found in rich cheeses and meats, may do more than weigh men down after a meal — A Danish study also links them to dwindling sperm counts.



McDonald’s gives chicken wings a fly in tests

CANDICE CHOI : AP Food Industry WriterNEW YORK: First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald’s could be adding “Mighty Wings” to its chicken menu.



Depression in the Mideast reaches alarming levels

JEDDAH: Depression is a common mental health disorder, affecting more than 350 million people of all ages worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).



Students awarded for health campaign

The Ministry of Health in Jeddah awarded three students of different Arabic schools for their hard work in spreading awareness on health issues.



Antidepressants not linked to newborns death

WASHINGTON: The use of antidepressants during pregnancy is not linked to a higher overall risk of stillbirth and death in newborns, a study said Tuesday, confounding a l



Golden rules for a healthy you in 2013!

I have just received feedback from doctors across the Gulf on obesity and its effects on health. Obesity is always a sign of health problems to come, many of them acute.



What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

All human tissues and organs need oxygen in order to function. Oxygen is the key element to life and healing. Without oxygen for just a few minutes, the brain tissue dies.



Gather up this winter at Montazah Al-Nakheel

Winter has finally come. In Jeddah, that means people leave their air-conditioned homes en masse to enjoy the temperate evenings that come often accompanied by a cool breeze.



Short, social workouts led 2012 fitness trends

From mud races to sweat parties to CrossFit competitions, workouts turned smarter, shorter and more social in 2012, experts say, as fitness was sweetened with a little help from smart phones and fr

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