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How UAE ensures safety of bottled water

April 8, 2018

Questions continue to be raised around the safety of drinking bottled water, with fears that plastic would be contaminating the water consumed.

Although local experts say that more research is required to confirm the impact of microplastics found in bottled water on the human health, people are generally advised to drink filtered tap water in reusable containers.


UAE mulls ban on import of e-cigarettes

The UAE is working on regulations to stop the illegal import of e-cigarettes, following which people who bring the product to the UAE or order them online will be held accountable, said a senior health official.


Were you sleeping through your anatomy class? Time to wake up!

Snoozing through the anatomy class in school could well have been, or is, the pastime of many.

While it is understandable that many of us are unable to tell the difference between adenoids and amygdala (adenoids are a patch of tissue high up in the throat, just behind the nose.


Dubai school to offer counselling to students of professor held in US over paedophilia

February 13, 2018

An international school in Dubai has announced psychological counselling for students of a teacher, who is accused of soliciting sex with a seven-year-old in Florida, United States.

William Ball, a music teacher at the Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai, (SISD) taught at the school for a single semester from August 2017, according to Beat Sommer, head of school.


5 most common yet ignored men’s health conditions

February 10, 2018

If you feel you have two or more symptoms of any of these conditions, go to a specialist

When writing about the most common men's health issues, these are also the most commonly ignored problems. Many of these conditions are asymptomatic (having no symptoms), or have inconsistent symptoms that may prove hard to monitor. The only way, in this case, to be on top of things is to get specific check-ups done regularly to rule out these 5 leading causes of death for men.

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