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Don’t stretch it, sleep early to live longer

April 15, 2018

Late to bed and early to rise may actually be killing you slowly, according to a study that says people who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun.

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Secret sodium

Eating salt with food has always been central to our experience. As the ancient Roman statesman Cicero famously said: “Trust no one unless you have eaten much salt with him.”
It is a mineral we use to flavour most of our meals and preserve everything from vegetables to meat — without it life would be pretty bland.

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Health for all is closer than you think in UAE, say experts

Without universal health coverage, people can be forced to pay for the costs of their healthcare, leading to burdens and poverty. 'Universal health coverage: Everyone, everywhere' under the slogan 'Health for All' is the theme for World Health Day (WHD) on April 7.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), without coverage, lives and welfare of millions of people around the world are negatively affected, particularly in low-income countries. 

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Cute bath toys attract deadly microbes

April 8, 2018

That harmless-looking canary yellow rubber duck that is your toddler’s favourite bath time toy could be doing more harm than good, warn Swiss and American researchers.

In fact, new study has suggested that sickness and disease could await your precious baby because of all of the nasty bugs hiding inside the plastic toy.

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Ditch the crash wedding diet

Weddings are among the biggest days of our lives and along with the excitement, love, the beauty of the grand event, it can also come hand in hand with a great deal of stress and pressure; on oneself, on the relationship. These can take a toll on the physical and mental health of those whose day is meant to be the most precious of their lives so far. Friday speaks to health and well-being experts in the UAE on ways to ensure the big day remains healthy and happy all the way from proposal to honeymoon.

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