Navigating the world in the dark

Tlind people face lots of challenges coping with daily life. However, despite the challenges, now blind people can read, get educated, browse the internet and have access to [...]


Tens of thousands of pregnant women across South America have been infected with the Zika virus as the outbreak continues to sweep across the Americas. For only the fourth [...]

Global Warming and human health

Global warming is a relatively new phenomenon and often in the headlines. It is regarded as one of the most serious environmental problems of our time and has attracted the [...]

The menace of plastic

We have heard a lot about the harm of using plastic containers and that they can contaminate our food by releasing toxic materials, but most of us do not know why these [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Many years ago in London,  I came across an Egyptian  medical student. While I  was dreading the coming  of the British winter, for Mariam who  came from a country with [...]


The pilgrimage to Makkah has become an all year round activity, with large crowds of believers converging on the holy city every month – thus making the city a perfect [...]

The prison within our own mind

Many people at some point in their lifetime experience a disturbing thought. Winston Churchill was famous for his disturbing urges to leap from balconies as well as his urge [...]

In love with flavoured tobacco?

In an effort to find a pastime that does not conflict with their religious beliefs, Muslim youth are lured into the seemingly innocuous hobby of smoking hookah. Laleh [...]
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