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Chemo not needed for most early stage breast cancer

October 9, 2018

About 70 per cent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy as part of treatment, US researchers reveal. Before the study, they would be encouraged to undergo at least some doses of chemotherapy to kill any stray cancer cells. Many patients globally will benefit from this new study and spared from the suffering and expense of the chemotherapy.

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Beating breast cancer

In fact, survival rates have been rising steadily over the past decade. “Due to the better diagnosis and staging, the treatment of breast cancer has improved and survival rates for stages 0, 1 and 2 of breast cancer have increased from 80 per cent to 97 per cent,” says Dr Keya Rahul Shivadey, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aster Clinic.

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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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