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Summer in UAE: How staying indoors all day is damaging our health

August 6, 2018

One would think that with UAE’s endless sunshine, few residents would succumb to the debilitating health problems of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in summer.

However, the soaring summer temperatures mostly force residents to stay indoors for months at a time, depriving them of critical exposure to sun and fresh air which can lead to a host of health maladies.

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Ginger root and its impact on management of back pain

Ginger is a versatile spice that has various medicinal properties. Dr Awaq Varun Mittal, specialist orthopaedic surgeon at Aster Clinic, Barsha, says, ‘Ginger has various anti-inflammatory elements that help reduce joint pains, inflammation and swelling. Ginger root is known to reduce stiffness in knee and joints, treatment of various forms of arthritis.’

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Why a skincare regime for men is vital in the UAE

August 1, 2018

Free radicals, retinol deficiency, hydrating masks, body scrubs and polishes, exfoliating this, rejuvenating that – the daily topics of conversation between my ex-wife and her ­mother used to cause my eyes to glaze over, with mild depression setting in. They’d spend hours deliberating over tiny pots of very expensive goo that promised to turn back the visible signs of ageing – understandable, because they used to run a cosmetics retail business, but terminally dull nonetheless for a man more interested in petrol than amino peptides.

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Dangers of using ear buds

July 31, 2018

Ears are self-cleaning, every time we move our jaw, the ear wax is moved to outside the ear.

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Eat less, stay light and enjoy summer

July 15, 2018

As temperatures soar to almost 50 degree Celsius, many of us are either gearing up to travel or take a staycation, therefore it's important we look after ourselves to enjoy these relaxing summer months.

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