Articles (Women)

Postpartum Depression
(Woman and Child)

Are you a new mother and overwhelmed with a mixture of feelings? Do you suddenly cry without a specific reason? Studies show that almost 60-80% of mothers, whether it is their first baby or not, have these feelings.


Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Female Doctor
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school in 1849.


Egyptian Scientist Nashwa El-Bendary
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Meet the Egyptian scientist Nashwa El-Bendary, winner of the ALECSO and L'Oréal-UNESCO awards.

Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820, to a wealthy family who expected her to make a good marriage and live a conventional upper-class woman’s life. Yet, she had another plan that ended up into a long-lasting celebrated legacy.


Margaret Ann Bulkley: The Victor/Victoria of Medicine
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

In the early 17th-century Britain, when no female students were admitted into medical schools, Margaret Ann Bulkley made history as the first female to graduate as a medical doctor from Edinburgh University and became the first British female surgeon, all while disguised as a man.


Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.


Women Physicians of Ancient Egypt
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

No wonder the Ancient Egyptian civilization, being one that allowed its female members to pursue their dreams, is recognized as one of the greatest on Earth.


Sally Ride: A Space Pioneer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

We are all familiar with Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin. However, few of us know about female astronauts, one of whom is Sally Ride, the first female to orbit the Earth.


Samira Moussa; the Unfulfilled Dream
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

We pay humble tribute to Samira Moussa; an outstanding woman and scientist who could have become the first Egyptian Nobel Laureate, had she lived long enough to receive that superior recognition.


Cosmetics between the Past and the Present
(The Past and the Future)

Do you think that cosmetics are a modern invention? You are completely wrong if you thought so; cosmetics are as ancient as history itself!


Skincare Secrets (Part II: In Modern Times)
(Science at Home)

While not everyone is super invested in taking care of their skin, there is at least one moisturizing cream in every household that are especially handy when our skin tends to get dry, especially after washing our hands.


Skincare Secrets (Part I: In Ancient Times)
(Science at Home)

We all heard of Cleopatra bathing in milk to retain her youth, but how else did the Ancient Egyptians take care of their skin?

The New Coronavirus and Pregnant Women
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Are pregnant women more likely to catch COVID-19? What will happen if she does get infected? What will happen to the newborn?

Women Architects: Part Three
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

In 2016, three Muslim females received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in recognition of their outstanding work to enhance the life of Muslim communities around the world.


Women Architects: Part Two
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Often referred to as the “Queen of the Curve”, Zaha Hadid was frequently described in the Press as the world’s top female architect.


Women Architects: Part One
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Female architects have made a profound impact on architecture; they have succeeded in etching their names in the history of architecture.


A Big Screen Reveal of Big Heroes: Temple Grandin
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The media plays a role in sheding light on the lives of scientists and show people what they endured for the sake of their comfort.

All You Need to Know about Anemia
(Health and the Human Body)

Anemia is one of the most common blood diseases that could turn dangerous if neglected.

Baby Sleep Debate
(Woman and Child)

Mother: What do I do when the baby is crying, and I am exhausted?

The Great Baby Sleep Debate (2)
(Woman and Child)

Adding to the confusion of sleep-deprived parents are the contradicting studies supporting both schools of sleep training.


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