Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously in the Middle East

Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously in the Middle East

by Marwa Khalifa

“Don’t invalidate people’s struggles because you’ve been through worse. If someone is tired after working for five hours and you worked for seven, it doesn’t mean that they’re not allowed to be tired. It doesn’t mean that they can’t feel what they’re feeling just because you’ve had it worse.” I found this quote on Facebook […]

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

Hajj season has, unfortunately, become synonymous with more than just millions of Muslims from around the world gathering in the holy city of Mecca, in order to perform an annual pilgrimage. Indeed, Hajj season has become synonymous with a large number of death -and sometimes even severe illnesses- that are mainly caused by suffocation, stampedes, […]

These Two Egyptian Brothers Swam Around Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for a Great Cause

These Two Egyptian Brothers Swam Around Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for a Great Cause

  Last weekend, brothers Sherif and Omar Saadawi — of Egyptian-Irish descent — swam around the Palm Jumeirah on Friday morning for four hours for a great cause.   The Saadawis started their journey at 5 am, going against all the odds (and jellyfishes) to raise funds and awareness about diabetes in memory of their […]

Mother of Cancer Survivor Shares the Most Inspirational Message About Their Journey

Mother of Cancer Survivor Shares the Most Inspirational Message About Their Journey

  We all know someone who was young and healthy, yet unfortunately had his life turned upside down in a second after a cancer diagnosis. For a while now, I’ve been coming across posts of a young brave boy called Zein Youssef who has been battling cancer.   Zein has been diagnosed with high-risk stage […]

Egyptian Cancer Survivors Speak up with the Support of NCI, BCFE and Novartis

Egyptian Cancer Survivors Speak up with the Support of NCI, BCFE and Novartis

  In the latest movement supporting cancer survivors, The Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Novartis Pharma organized a hopeful and uplifting two-day event. The survivors got a chance to share their experiences while facing the disease and spread hope among other patients.     The feedback was remarkable. Yasmine, […]

Q&A: Does ‘Taht El Saytara’ Depict Real Life Addiction?

Q&A: Does ‘Taht El Saytara’ Depict Real Life Addiction?

Ramadan TV show Taht El Saytara has managed to creep its way into viewers’ hearts and minds. In less than a week, it became the most talked about show this year. It is an ugly wake-up call that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues in our country. The never-before-seen details of the […]

10 Facts About Ebola You Wanted To Know

10 Facts About Ebola You Wanted To Know

Everyone is talking about Ebola and some people are even freaking out. But does everyone really know the facts? Before you engage in your next Ebola discussion, here are some facts you need to know.   Ebola is a virus   Well, actually, it belongs to a class of RNA viruses called Filoviridae, meaning thread-like […]