Gut Bacteria

All you need to know about Helicbacter Pylori (Bacteria in the stomach)

  • What is Helicbacter pylori?

Helicbacter Pylori, commonly known as H.pylori is a bacteria which lives in our stomach. It’s not a rare infection and almost half of the world population is infected with the H.pylori bacteria. Usually the infection occurs in childhood.

  • What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?

Surprisingly, most people with H. pylori infection never experience any signs or symptoms. However, in cases when depictive signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include; (more…)


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Why is Sleep Important During Ramadan

  1. How important is getting enough sleep for our general health?

Sleep is a condition of body and mind which leads to natural periodic suspension of consciousness, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes are closed and the postural muscles are relaxed. In terms of computer language, sleep acts like update and shutdown option for the body. Sleep offers the following health benefits;

  • Improves the memory
  • Increases life expectancy
  • Reduces the incidence of diseases related to inflammation like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis etc.
  • Improves cognition and creativity
  • Improves stamina and fitness
  • Improves the learning of new tasks
  • Improves attention
  • Helps keep a healthy appetite and weight
  • Reduces the level of stress hormones
  • Improves decision making and reaction time specially while doing critical tasks like driving
  • It helps for a better emotional stability and taking care of anxiety and depression



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All you need to know About Hypertension

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension, most commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and even death. The condition is caused when the blood vessels have permanently raised pressure. Each time the heart beats to carry the blood from the heart to various parts of the body, pressure is created by the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels. The higher the pressure the harder the heart has to pump.


Results of the Dubai Health Survey 2016 revealed that 3.5% of the total population of UAE suffer from hypertension with 3.2% being males and 5.1% being females.[1] Acknowledging the alarming rise in the incidence of hypertension UAE, it has become the need of the hour to create awareness about the condition and its devastating health consequences. (more…)


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Can Exposure to Screens Lead to Speech Delay in Toddlers?

How often do you sit with your baby in front of the television or handheld devices so that you can drink that coffee in peace, get your child to eat or even get a few minutes of shut-eye?

It is a full-time job to take care of babies when they are toddlers and the amount of time spent can drive any person to crankiness.

Considering the easy accessibility of entertainment on a screen, they help a ton in keeping your child busy while you finish some other important task.

Dr. Birken’s study, which was revealed at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in 2017, suggests that children under two years can face speech delay if they spend too much time with smartphones, tablets, and other such devices. Many pediatricians in Sharjah often quote Dr. Catherine Birken and her findings. The study involved 894 children whose age fell between six months and two years. For every extra 30 minutes on a screen, as revealed in the study, the risk of expressive speech delay increased by 49%. (more…)


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Tummy Time for Babies Is a Good Practice  

Becoming a parent is a very new and different experience for a couple. Especially when you’re a first-time dad or mom, everything about the baby, from its slightly smooshed head to the fine hair on its body, can feel as exhilarating as strange.

While the baby is still settling in its new life out of the womb, as you may notice, most of their time is spent on their back. They either sleep flat on their backs in a crib, on a bed, or in your lap.

What you may not realize is that infants need to spend a few minutes on their tummy while they are awake, say several Pediatricians in Sharjah. (more…)


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