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.
A UNESCO policy paper calls on schools and teachers to detect and treat the mental-health problems of refugee pupils. Many of the recommendations are relevant to universities.
Some researchers say winning government permission for work with humans or human tissue is unnecessarily difficult in some Arab countries, slowing them down.
A prominent environmental scientist has relentlessly published and campaigned about the health and environmental effects of depleted uranium used for military purposes in Iraq.
With non-infectious diseases on the rise, scientists and policy makers look for ways of obtaining more reliable data about who’s most at risk.
Students of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry are boycotting classes and exams, even as the government threatens to crack down.
With access to a laboratory that houses mice and rats, a researcher in Oman has created a new biological insight into high blood pressure, a major health issue in the Arab region.
Women are much more likely to die of heart disease after menopause. A researcher in Oman wants to help find out the reason.
Anorexia and other eating disorders in the Middle East need more academic study, medical and media attention, experts say.