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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.


Text Neck syndrome common in the UAE, say doctors

There is a fine line of discipline and balancing out and being strict on cutting down on texting and use of smartphones, said experts in the UAE,

Let's admit it we all like texting under any pretext - work or leisure. It does not matter how long, where and when, as long as it helps us stay connected. We are ready to pay any price and are seldom concerned about the damage it does to our health.


MOHAP recalls anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan

July 12, 2018

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, has issued a circular ordering the recall of some anti-hypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient, Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.


Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

July 4, 2018

“Diabetic nephropathy can occur in around 40 per cent of both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients and progresses from stage 1 to 5,” says Dr John Cherian, Specialist Nephrologist at Aster Clinic (AJMC), Bur Dubai .


Too much screen time, now a growing paediatric issue

June 18, 2018

With schools mostly about to bid goodbye to kids for the summer break, most parents in the UAE must be deliberating on how to reduce their kids' screen time, as most of their time revolves around gadgets.

Even on normal days, most paediatrics complain of parents bringing children to them with symptoms such as headaches, sleep disturbances, delayed language skills and obesity.

So how do you deal with the situation when electronic devices are a crucial part of your life?

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