Food & Health



Giraffe, flamingo on menu for ancient Romans

ROME: Ancient Romans dined on giraffes, pink flamingos and exotic spices from as far away as Indonesia, according to a new scientific study of excavations in Pompeii near Naples in southern Italy.



Study: Thinking positive helps migraine drug work

WASHINGTON: Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new US study suggests patients’ expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine.



Healthlines: The Quiet Food Revolution

Over the past 10 years we have seen how the fast-food revolution has damaged lives and created health problems all over the world.



Tasty Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan

To many people, Chinese food is the greasy takeout box that you eat late at night at home alone; that perspective however will forever change when you experience Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan.



How to make the brain control obesity (Part 4)

Last week, I was discussing Rule # 4 of Dr Amen’s nutritional recommendations for healthy brain and body. I did not finish discussing it due to tightness of article space.



Meditation offers slight relief from anxiety, study finds

Meditation may help ease anxiety and depression in certain patients, and in some cases the practice may be as effective as taking anti-depressant medications, said a study on Monday.



KSA has high rate of cystic fibrosis

Saudi Arabia has the largest cystic fibrosis population in the Gulf due to consanguineous marriages.



Project for kidney patients soon

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, second deputy premier, will launch a project promoted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Foundation for International Humanitarian Wor



Obesity ballooning in developing world

LONDON: The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a think-tank report said Friday.



Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.

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