Slighter: The Learning Lighter

There are roughly one billion smokers in the World of which 70% think of quitting, 40% actually try to quit but ultimately only 5% succeed. This is mainly because of two reasons: will power is not strong enough to overcome the withdrawal symptoms, and that the solutions presented today such as patches, chewing gums or even hypnosis do not tackle this addiction directly. This is where "Slighter" comes in. At CES 2019, a Lebanese startup…

Mongolian-Lebanese: It’s Time to Tell the Difference

March 21 is celebrated as Mother's Day in Lebanon but it's also World Down Syndrome day. For this sake, the Lebanese Down Syndrome Association released a powerful awareness video to shed light on this cause and raise awareness for better inclusive communities. The video wants people to drop the "Mongolian" term when referring to people with Down syndrome and shows them the difference between a Mongolian or Mongol and a Lebanese with Down syndrome. I…
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Alarming Suicide Numbers in #Lebanon: How You Can Help

9 months ago
According to statistics released by the ISF, the average number of suicide cases throughout the past ten years in Lebanon is 119, with the highest recorded number being 143 in 2017. This means that 1 ...
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Disturbing Images from Msayleh’s Mental Hospital “Al Fanar”

9 months ago
Hayat Jaber Ali Ahmad paid a visit to “Al Fanar”, a mental hospital in the Msayleh area and shared disturbing images and testimonies from the place which has been neglected for over two years now. ...
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What’s Happening Between AUBMC & NSSF?

9 months ago
Earlier today, a friend shared with me a statement by the NSSF that they are no longer working with AUBMC and will no longer cover expenses of NSSF patients there. I have no idea what ...
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#SayNoToShisha: Watch This Brilliant Awareness Video by AUBMC

10 months ago
On World Cancer Day, AUB Medical Center released a video showcasing the dangers of Arguile and prompting people to stop smoking it before it’s too late. They did so by producing a smart stunt where ...
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#FutureReina: Giving an 8-year Old Cancer Patient a Glimpse of Her Future Self

10 months ago
I love this. #FutureReina is a first-of-its-kind campaign launched by the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon using Artificial Intelligence to raise awareness and funds for its no-cost treatment of cancer patients. Using AI, Beirut-based agency ...
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#BreakYourNorm: Support Your Bones Today!

10 months ago
I recently took part in an awareness campaign on Osteoporosis. While I may not be personally concerned with this silent disease, I believe it’s important to know more about it especially that it might affect ...
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Koura Residents Organizing a Protest against Cement Factories on Feb 4

10 months ago
Koura locals are planning a major protest against the cement factories on February 4. This is not the first protest of its kind as they’ve been demanding for years the government to ban cement exports ...
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Hotel Dieu de France becomes a tobacco-free hospital

10 months ago
In a very welcome initiative, Hotel Dieu de France is turning into a tobacco-free hospital starting this January with a new campaign. Smoking was already forbidden inside the hospital but people still smoked on balconies or ...
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