The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.
Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.
New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.
Students may not realize the toll that anxiety over studying is taking on their bodies. Fortunately, that pressure can be managed and mitigated.
Researchers are taking a closer look at rivers and lakes that supply drinking water to cities in northern Iraq. They worry that heavy metal concentrations may pose health hazards.
Strokes are an increasingly common health problem in Arab countries. A scientist in Abu Dhabi uses technology and careful observation to better evaluate stroke severity and improve rehabilitation.
Many Egyptian agricultural researchers are reluctant to conduct experiments due to the lack of biosafety standards at laboratories.
Researchers are developing single treatments that could fight a wide variety of disease-causing viruses, many of them prevalent in Arab countries.
An Arab reluctance to discuss sexual orientation and sexuality makes it difficult to study related topics in the Middle East, researchers say. But they’re optimistic about the future as attitudes change.
An increased number of Egyptian doctors are fleeing the country to work abroad, saying they are tired of low salaries, poor facilities and an unsafe working environment.