Health & Environment
Published on 23 March 2009 by Nasser Abdullah Nasser Salah
The Nabak tree has been used both as a fruit-bearing and medicinal plant in Yemen since ancient times. Dotted over Yemen’s various governorates, the blessed tree enjoys villagers’ devoted protection and many families consider the tree to be an indispensable part of their lives.
Published on 22 June 2009 by Alice Hackman
Autism is four times more likely to strike boys than girls, and recent studies suggest that up to one child in 150 can be autistic. A disability that affects normal brain function and impedes the ability to learn from experience, autism can vary in its severity.
Published on 26 April 2010 by Dr. Siva
Kiwi fruits are native to China (“Chinese Gooseberry”). They were unknown to the western world until as late as the 20th century!
Published on 16 April 2009 by Alice Hackman
To help an overburdened government to improve water supply, Yemeni and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been restoring old water structures and experimenting with dew collection to improve the water situation and bring the governorate's inhabitants closer to a brighter future.
Published on 1 December 2008 by Ismail Al-Ghabri
Jambiya craftsmen, concerned authorities and academics this month attended an awareness-raising workshop on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), during which experts urged craftsmen to replace rhinoceros horn with alternative materials in their daggers.
Published on 5 May 2011 by Dr. Siva
Many of us could do with losing some weight, but it’s often easier to come up with excuses instead of getting to work. While you may have genuine and honest reasons for not being able to shed the kilos, there will always be some who need a reality check for their excuses. Read on to know if you are one of them.
Published on 8 November 2010 by Dr. Siva
For women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, following only lung cancer.
Published on 25 April 2011 by Dr. Siva
None of us can predict the moment of death. However, physicians and nurses involved in end-of-life care know that certain symptoms are usually associated with the body's shutting down.
Published on 31 March 2011 by Dr. Siva
It’s hard to say good-bye. But, putting off meaningful conversations is perhaps the number-one source of regret.
Published on 15 November 2010 by Malak Shaher
In the best case scenario water is carried on a donkey’s back, but in most parts of Yemen, it is largely women who take up the burden of climbing up and down mountains to fetch water from springs and deliver it to their houses.