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INTERVIEW - World Asthma Day: Shedding light on severe chest inflammation
Ahram Online marks World Asthma day by talking to a leading expert in Egypt, Dr. Adel Khattab
INTERVIEW: Google Assistant responds to queries about mental health in Arabic
Google Assistant has launched a new service that will respond to queries in Arabic about emotional wellbeing and coping mechanisms. Ahram Online probes into the new initiative
J&J COVID-19 vaccine under EU review over blood clots
Johnson & Johnson said it was aware of the rare reports of blood clots in individuals given its COVID-19 vaccine, and was working with regulators to assess the data and provide relevant information
The magic of anise
Anise has long held pride of place as a savoury spice as well as a powerful antidote in cultures from Egypt to Greece, Italy and beyond
Three people in Norway treated for 'unusual symptoms' after AstraZeneca COVID shots
Three health workers in Norway who had recently received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are being treated in hospital for bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets
Scream, not swab: Dutch inventor hopes he discovered new COVID test
A Dutch inventor has come up with what he hopes could be a potentially faster and easier method to screen for coronavirus infection
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Going spicy, going organic: The essence of herbs in Ramadan from the heart of El-Muez Street
In Ramadan, the appetite for spices is high, but the clients frequenting the traditional stores are not just there to dress up their meals
A rediscovered forgotten species brews promise for coffee's future
Scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades
Cairo hosts first Dates and Natural Products Festival
More than 55 exhibitors from all over Egypt are showing their products at the festival
INTERVIEW: Two sisters fame Egyptian vegan cuisine in a Las Vegas restaurant
In less than a year, POTs earned the 67th place on the list of Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in the US in 2019
Fotografiska: Traditional Swedish dishes going green
Meet the authentic combination of history and culinary delights in Sweden
Caffè e gelato – á l'Italienne
The Week of Italian Cuisine in Egypt has started and is determined to take the lexicon beyond mere pasta
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INTERVIEW: Farida Temraz, dress designer of Pharaohs' Golden Parade, is in spotlight anew
Egyptian fashion designer talks about designs that stole light at the historic Parade pharaohs
Cairo furniture and style exhibitions: Bringing old things anew
Two recent fairs of furniture and home décor showed that the mix and match of styles is an increasingly popular trend
INTERVIEW: Egyptian designer Rania Elkalla finds her calling in nutshells
The designer uses biodegradable materials to promote environmental sustainability
Tips to remove deodorant stains
Some deodorants can create hard-to-erase stains, white marks made up of antiperspirant particles that contain salts and ...
INTERVIEW: Greek miniature artist Andreas Rousounelis on his inspiration, the importance of art
Rousounelis describes his art style as hyperrealism, and his inspiration comes from Greek architecture, mostly Cyclades architecture
Renowned Egyptian hairdresser Mohamed El-Sagheer dies at 84 from coronavirus
El-Sagheer was best known for revolutionising the salon industry
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No link seen between COVID-19 and aspirin or ibuprofen
Earlier reports had suggested such a link
Neuropsychiatric symptoms persist in COVID-19 survivors
Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in COVID-19 survivors, a large new analysis confirms
COVID-19 patients face risk of new heart failure
Doctors found patients with no history of heart failure who developed new cases during their hospitalization
Third-trimester vaccination appears safe
Third-trimester Pfizer or Moderna vaccination appears safe in early data
New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition
Scientists at a leading global grains research institute expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets
Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months; lung transplant can save some COVID-19 survivors
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus
Arthritis drug reduces potency of first vaccine dose
Even after two doses, a small subset of patients failed to mount an antibody response
Immune response may explain rare clots after AstraZeneca vaccine
Researchers may have found an explanation for the rare but serious blood clots reported among some people who received AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
Octopus research yields insight into the evolution of sleep
The octopus is an extraordinary creature - and not only because of its eight limbs, three hearts, blue blood, ink squirting, camouflage capacity and the tragic fact that it dies after mating
WHO says COVID-19 probably passed from bats to humans through another animal: AP
A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that the virus was probably transmitted from bats to humans through another animal, and that a lab leak was “extremely unlikely” as a cause, the Associated Press reported
Pfizer begins early-stage study of oral COVID-19 drug
fizer Inc has started an early-stage trial of an oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy that could be prescribed to patients at the first sign of infection, the company said on Tuesday
Coronavirus variants deadlier, more contagious; some may thwart vaccines
Antibodies induced by the Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccines are dramatically less effective at neutralizing some of the most worrying coronavirus variants, a new study suggests
mRNA vaccines spur lymph nodes for longer-term protection; COVID-19 test accuracy may vary by time of day
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus
'Peak twins?' Scientists say IVF means more being born now than ever before
More twins are being born now than ever before, largely due to rising use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproduction techniques, the first global study of human twinning has found
Covid vaccine side effects may affect mammograms
Mammograms should be done either before the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or four-to-six weeks after the second dose
COVID-19 heart problems may persist for months
An average of two months after COVID patients left the hospital, they showed some sort of heart issue in 48% of the patients, including heart attacks, heart muscle inflammation or inadequate blood flow
Bone marrow cells travel to brain in some COVID-19 patients
This explains some of the neurological problems associated with the disease
Inhaled asthma drug limits COVID illness
Researchers noticed that patients with chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, who are often prescribed inhaled steroids, were not needing to be hospitalized for COVID-19 as often as expected
US CDC issues some new recommendations about COVID masks
When wearing a mask for protection, opt for two...
Does the world need new COVID vaccines? 'Jury is out', Oxford's Pollard says
Dowe need new set of vaccines for ht different variants of the novel coronavirus? Scientists are working on new ones so there is no reason for alarm, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group said
COVID-19 also attacks the pancreas
The findings may help explain why blood sugar problems develop in many COVID-19 patients, and why there have been reports of diabetes developing as a result of the virus
'Good' cholesterol tied to lower risk of COVID-19
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19
One Corona vaccine dose may be enough for those previously infected
One vaccine dose might be enough for COVID-19 survivors
Some lingering COVID issues seen in children; patients' antibodies attack multiple virus targets
"Long COVID", antibody treatments and effect of COVID-19 on the kidney were the focus of researches published recently
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