Obesity

2.7 million women screened as part of presidential health initiative: Min.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 - 11:14 GMT

Health Minister Hala Zayed said that nearly 2.7 million women have undergone medical checkups as part of an initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to improve people’s health.

80% of medications in Egypt manufactured locally: minister

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 - 03:20 GMT

Only 20 percent are imported.

T.V. host suspended for ‘humiliating’ obese people; she quits profession as anchor

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 - 09:01 GMT

“Obese people are dead. They are burdens to their families, burdens to the state. Fat people causes eyesore,” Saeed said in her talk show.

Controversial T.V. host Reham Saeed probed for insulting ‘obese women’

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 - 04:58 GMT

“Obese people are dead. They are burdens on their families, burdens on the state. Fat people causes eyesore,” Reham said.

8.7M school students screened for obesity, anemia, dwarfness

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 12:22 GMT

Students who need treatment are referred to one of the 225 clinics affiliated with the Medical Insurance Authority.

School students in Cairo to undergo dwarfism, obesity check-ups

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 07:42 GMT

Egypt's Health Ministry said the second phase of the presidential initiative will start on Wednesday testing school students for dwarfism and obesity.

12M children to be screened for obesity, anemia, dwarfness

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 - 03:47 GMT

Zayed clarified that students who need treatment would be referred to a Health Insurance clinic, to receive a free service.

Sisi expresses concern over weight issues among young Egyptians

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 10:10 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi expressed concerns over the weight of young Egyptians during a Monday World Youth Forum session on “future leaders.”

WHO diseases panel split on soft drink sugar tax to cut obesity

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 - 10:10 GMT

While this was called "discriminatory" and "unproven" by the industry, activists had hoped for a strong endorsement from the panel, which includes heads of states and health ministers.

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 08:08 GMT

Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 - some 800,000 cases.

Obesity tied to serious complications after knee injuries

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - 10:47 GMT

Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people.

Obese children may have more asthma complications

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 12:28 GMT

Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.

Obesity and Cancer

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 04:03 GMT

Overweight and obesity-related cancers have increased up to 40 percent in the U.S.

5 practical tips to get your child eating healthy

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 - 12:29 GMT

More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from obesity and its resulting health issues around the world. Egypt is one of those countries.

Egypt most obese nation, new study reveals

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 - 12:09 GMT

Egyptians adults have the highest obesity rates in the world, according to a new study released by the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Egypt’s heaviest woman loses 30 kg in UAE

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 - 10:43 GMT

Egypt’s heaviest woman Iman Ahmed Abdel-Ati (36) lost between 20 and 30 kg since she arrived to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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