Monthly Archives: February 2010

Part I: The kickboxing stretch

In order to improve flexibility, keep from getting injured and lessen the effects of post-workout soreness, the pre-workout stretch is essential. Amr Shinawy guides his class at Samia Allouba though a kickboxing workout–with a stretch and warm-up in the beginning …

The magic of laser hair reduction

The demand for laser hair removal is increasing rapidly. Some people are afraid to do it, as they think lasers may damage their skin. Others prefer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) as a more affordable option, especially when they are told …

In the name of beauty

Having studied in Canada for four years, coming back to Egypt was quite a shock in several different respects. One of the most striking however, was the prevalence of plastic surgery among people I know who are my age–in their …

Bionanotechnology: From sci-fi to medical reality

Imagine an assembly of intelligent, tiny specks patrolling the inside of your body for the first sign of anything unusual. Unfriendly bacteria, dormant viruses, hardened arteries, suspiciously multiplying cells, faulty DNA–all are zapped or cleared away with precision and care …