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Beat The Sugar Rush

February 11, 2019

17.3 per cent of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 has Type 2 diabetes.

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For this insulin dependent, motherhood is a miracle

December 23, 2018

Being an insulin dependent diabetic with history of two miscarriages, motherhood was nothing short of a miracle for Saxena who had given up hope of going through a second pregnancy.

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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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