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CAIRO, August 18, 2018 (MENA) - Marwa Tamer, a 7-year-old girl, has undergone a successful surgery in line with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to treat the child at the state's expense.

After a precise surgery performed on the girl at Nasser Institute Hospital in Cairo by a highly qualified medical team, the child's medical condition is stable and she is currently receiving the necessary medical care following the operation.

In a statement, Ministry of Health said that the minister contacted the mother of the child who was transported by an ambulance from her house in El Bagour township, Monufia governorate to Nasser Institute Hospital in Cairo.

The mother of the child appealed to the president to intervene to treat her disabled daughter who needed an urgent surgery to fix her neck vertebrae, which was damaged due to pressure on spinal cord.

 

 

 

CAIRO, August 18, 2018 (MENA) - Egyptian Health Ministry has performed surgeries for 7,606 patients, out of 12,127 on waiting lists, as part of a national initiative.

The initiative kicked off on July 18 upon directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

It covers nine specializations including Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, tumors and kidney and liver transplant.

CAIRO, August 18, 2018 (MENA) – Egyptian Prime Minster Mustafa Madbouli received Saturday a report from Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on the role of university hospitals in cutting short the waiting list of the patients who need surgeries.

The report stated that the university hospitals had performed 3714 surgeries in different specialties from July 6 to August 15, 2018.

Working hours were extended for all the medics at Ain Shams, Cairo, Mansoura, Zagazig, and Assuit university hospitals to include weekends in order to treat additional cases, it elaborated.

Madbouli said the country made the health and education services a top priority in its working plan, highlighting the coordination between the government and other bodies concerned in these sectors to put an end to the waiting lists of patients who need surgeries according to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives.

CAIRO, August 15, 2018 (MENA) - Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli underlined that upgrading health and educational services come at the top of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's agenda.

He made the remarks while chairing a ministerial committee on the national project for all-out health insurance.

The ministers of military production, investment, planning, higher education, finance, local development, health and communications attended the meeting.

Madbouli said the comprehensive health insurance project is one of the most important national projects, noting that the ministerial committee will be closely following up the project and removing any obstacles facing it.

Health Minister Hala Zayed said members of the three authorities to be in charge of the project were already selected.

Madbouli gave directives to swiftly secure temporary premises for the three authorities until moving to their permanent premises in the new Administrative Capital.

He underlined the importance of civil societies' contribution to securing good health services in line with President Sisi's directives.

By Amina Abdul Salam

Excessive sweating causes a real problem for many men and women, according to the nature of the body and the foods that are eaten.

Many studies show the best way to avoid excessive sweating is to have a balanced diet and drink a lot of water to maintain good control of the body’s temperature.

Dr Ahmed el-Ghundi, Consultant in Nutrition, recommends an intake of whole grains, low-fat milk, almonds, green tea, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. This is the key to maintaining the body’s balance and avoiding excessive sweating.

"There are foods,” he says, “ that make us sweat immediately after ingestion.”This happens for different reasons. Some foods temporarily increase the rate of metabolism, leading to the burning of more calories. Some other foods make you feel warm.

It is also important to note that sweating will not lead to weight loss. Eating too many foods that make you sweat will not cause fat loss.”
Dr el-Guundi pointed out that sweating occurs after eating or while eating, because of hot drinks and spicy food, which lead to a boost in the internal temperature.

He said that spicy food and hot drinks may cause sweating at night before bed time. For example, caffeine stimulates the sweat glands and onion and garlic and food rich in spices as well as dairy products contribute to sweating as well as a bad smell. But obviously, sweating is a normal function of the organism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Amina Abdul Salam

It is difficult to enjoy strong, healthy teeth if there is a lack of calcium in the body. A calcium shortage causes much damage, but this is preceded by some warning symptoms.

Dr Amr Bahaa Eddin, Consultant in Teeth Implant, stresses the importance of calcium to tooth health. Some clues as to tooth health show up on the teeth when some become dark, and others are light in colour.

He says that in cases when there is a general lack of calcium, the whole body feels lazy and tired. He recommends that if a person notices these symptoms, he should consult a dentist immediately for an examination and blood, calcium, vitamin D and bone density tests as well as an X ray of the teeth to know the areas which suffer from lack of calcium.

He stresses that keeping teeth healthy and preventing decay due to lack of calcium requires exposure to the sun’s rays at specific times: early in the morning and after 4pm, to activate vitamin D in the body which is responsible for the absorption of calcium.

He also urges an intake of food rich in vitamin D and calcium, such as milk and yoghurt, as well as food rich in omega-3, such as tuna, and broccoli.

A regular follow-up with the dentist is also advisable, especially if the person notices any change in the colours of his or her teeth. In addition, blood, calcium and vitamin D tests should be carried out.

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