Why Lebanon is the Healthiest Nation in the Arab World

Lebanon ranked 32nd out of 163 countries in Bloomberg's 2017 Global Health Index and the healthiest nation in the Arab World with a health score of 79.55. Just to give you a quick overview of the report, each country in the index is "graded based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks ranging from high blood pressure and tobacco use to malnutrition and the availability of clean water". Italy ranked…

Mental Health now Covered in Lebanese Hospitals

Mental disorders touch 25% of the Lebanese population according to reports and everyone of us is vulnerable to these mental health issues. We've seen plenty of awareness campaigns this year in regards to mental illness like depression, addiction to alcohol or drugs, or schizophrenia. More importantly, we need coverage for mental health and this is what Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani announced last Friday. Eight centers will be created by the ministry, "in addition to teaching…
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(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

1 month ago
Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here’s the [memo]. The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall – AUB (near AUBMC) at 5PM on ...
Health

Why I was Visiting Philip Morris in Switzerland

1 month ago
My recent trip to the Philip Morris International (PMI) Research Center in Neuchâtel in Switzerland might have come as a shock to many. Most of you know I don’t smoke, and that I’m a staunch ...
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A Karaoke To Remember

1 month ago
In order to help people understand what it feels like to have Alzheimer’s, a Karaoke club in Beirut change the lyrics of famous songs. Instead of “I’m loving angels instead” or “Isn’t it ironic don’t ...
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AUB To Become Entirely Smoke-Free by 2019

1 month ago
AUB’s President Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, who is a thoracic/head and neck medical oncologist, has vowed to turn AUB into an entirely smoke-free campus (indoors and outdoors) within 24 months in a long letter published ...
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No Child Should Die of Heart Disease Because of a Lack of Funds

1 month ago
“No Child Should Die of Heart Disease Because of a Lack of Funds” is The Brave Heart Fund’s mission and they’ve just kicked off this powerful TVC to raise awareness on the lack of funds ...
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Donner Sang Compter is Behind The Arabic Blood-Donation Posters

2 months ago
If you’re still wondering who’s behind the Arabic posters captured in several cities around the world asking people to donate blood in #Lebanon, it’s Donner Sang Compter, a Lebanese non-profit NGO that links potential blood ...
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AUBMC Celebrated Valentine Differently This Year

2 months ago
American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) decided to celebrate Valentine differently this year by organizing a small romantic dinner for a couple to thank them for their endless devotion and being a source of ...
Health

#HopeForJose: Two-Year old Jose is Planned to Undergo Surgery Soon

4 months ago
Joseph Gerges is a 2-year old boy who was diagnosed with a Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) due to a mutation in gene SP110 that leads to life-threatening liver fibrosis. The only cure for the ...
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