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For Women - 5 Essential strategies for Bone Care after 50

Serve up Bone Strength Throughout Life

10 Early warning signs your kidneys aren’t working as well as they should

As important as your kidneys are to your health (including your bone health), symptoms of their malfunction can be quite subtle. Early detection is crucial for preventing permanent kidney damage, so it’s vital to recognize the signs that something is not right with these detoxification organs.

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10 Early warning signs your kidneys aren’t working as well as they should

Why don't obese people like to exercise?

The study challenged a common belief that obese animals do less physical activity, because carrying extra body weight is physically disabling.

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Why don't obese people like to exercise?

Late marriages, career reasons for infertility in UAE?

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has found a rise in infertility rates - the most recent findings reveal the issue is faced by approximately 50 per cent women in the UAE

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Late marriages, career reasons for infertility in UAE?

Why we shouldn't multitask

It's lauded as the secret to efficiency, but doing too many things at the same time means none of them is getting done properly

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Why we shouldn't multitask

10 back-to-school foods to give kids a boost

Even though the lure of fast food and quick meals can be enticing, fuelling kids with healthy foods and a well-rounded diet can be easier than parents think.

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10 back-to-school foods to give kids a boost

Why my diet is not working!

The researchers found that people who followed the restricted, plant-rich diet had a more diverse microbiota.

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Why my diet is not working!

Every hour one person gets a stroke in UAE

Every hour one person in the UAE gets a stroke while Rashid Hospital's stroke unit sees up to 700 patients per year of which 20 percent are Emirati. "Around 40 percent of these patients are younger than 50 years which is a very productive age," said Dr. Preeti Sahota, Consultant Neurologist, at Prime Hospital. Annually, an average of 8,000 to 10,000 people suffer from a stroke in the UAE.

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Every hour one person gets a stroke in UAE

Say no to marriage between relatives

Study finds consanguineous couples major cause of a high rate of infertility in the Gulf region. A newly released study published by IVF Fertility Middle East has revealed that consanguineous couples (those marrying first- or second-degree relatives) are a major cause of high infertility in the Gulf region.

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Say no to marriage between relatives

Breast exam is necessary during pregnancy

Doctors involved with caring for pregnant women should routinely check their patients for breast cancer, a UAE-based doctor said on Wednesday. Pregnancy has not been linked with incidences of breast cancer, Dr. Deina Al Shourbagy, a Specialist Obs / Gynecology at Prime Hospital, only 15 percent of cases of breast cancer in women occurs before the age of 45. However, the difficulties of detecting the disease in expectant women make breast exams are more important during antenatal care. At a reasonably busy hospital in the UAE, there are about 200 to 300 deliveries per month. Which means that there will be on average about one to two cases of gestational breast cancer,” she said.

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Breast exam is necessary during pregnancy

Talking nutrition to teenagers

Teenagers look up to someone who can understand and support them rather than someone who controls them.

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Talking nutrition to teenagers

10 tips to get kids asking for more milk

Renowned for its high levels of calcium and its contribution to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, milk is essential for children to include in their daily diets. It provides them with the needed energy as well as the essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth and development. As children grow, they naturally drink less milk either because they feel more grown up and independent, or start to substitute milk with other less nutritious beverages.

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10 tips to get kids asking for more milk

Unhealthy lifestyle choices

The UAE healthcare system is one of the country’s highest priorities, and rightly so given the increase in lifestyle-related disorders and sedentary habits afflicting its residents. According to United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2016 Revision, the population of the Emirates stood at 9.16 million last year and is forecast to grow to 10.98 million by 2030, which will almost certainly increase demand for health-related services.

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Unhealthy lifestyle choices

Tips on how to deal with work related stress

So what could we do to sustain the holiday feeling and effectively ease our way back, not only to survive but to thrive and be productive?

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Tips on how to deal with work related stress

Digital dementia

Teenagers have become so reliant on digital technology they are no longer able to remember everyday details such as their phone numbers.

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Digital dementia

Stop sticking cotton buds in your ears

Here's Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears

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Stop sticking cotton buds in your ears

Are you buying medicines via social media? Read this

There are many websites that operate legally and offer convenience, privacy, and safeguards for purchasing medicines

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Are you buying medicines via social media? Read this

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in UAE

Over 36 percent of children in the UAE are obese, according to World Health Organization.

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Childhood obesity is a growing problem in UAE

Why shouldn't you skip lunch?

Breakfast might be the Kickstarter for metabolism, but it's the mid-day meal that replenishes your energy levels, improves productivity and keeps you satiated till dinner time.

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Why shouldn't you skip lunch?

Are popular diets more harmful than good?

Popular diets can offer quick weight loss results, but following strict dietary plans that rely solely on a specific food intake or leaving out others isn't always healthy.

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Are popular diets more harmful than good?

Aid in nutrition

Supplements do not make up for a poor diet, but it can boost immunity and fill in a few gaps.

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Aid in nutrition

Gluten-free diet - not just for the intolerant?

With the growing dietary fads that heavily imitate the most popular or "celebrity diets" the gluten-free diet has become a hit in urban societies around the world.

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Gluten-free diet - not just for the intolerant?

Adverse effects of mobile phone use in our society

Due to the negative impact of these devices, it seems they can cause problems, even if they're not being used.

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Adverse effects of mobile phone use in our society

Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize

Lifestyle modification is also an important component of migraine management.

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Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize

Are you taking medicines without doctor's prescription?

With the change in weather in the UAE, Dr. Al Sayed said many winter illnesses could cause the same symptoms, but they might not require the same treatment.

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self medication

Signs You Have Thyroid Problems

If left undiagnosed, hypothyroidism can also lead to depression, slow body processes and forgetfulness.

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Signs You Have Thyroid Problems

Glossary - Sugar production

A compilation of the different types of sugar.

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Sugar Glossary

Holiday health and safety

Overconsumption of sweet, fatty and fried foods on festive occasions often causes heaviness and bloating, doctors say.

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Holiday health and safety

Setting goals for the new year!

Ever wondered why people feel the need to keep New Year’s resolutions? It turns out that this is their way of fitting in, according to Dr. Abeir Ali, a General Practitioner at Prime Hospital.

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Setting goals for the new year!

Are you self-medicating with antibiotics?

Health practitioners said that they are seeing an overall improvement in awareness levels of patients, however, there are many who do not understand that misuse can have side effects.

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Are you self-medicating with antibiotics?

Spicy & salty foods aren’t save anymore!

The regulations will later be extended to all types of bakeries.

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Spicy & salty foods aren't save anymore!

How to lose post pregnancy weight

Overconsumption of sweet, fatty and fried foods on festive occasions often causes heaviness and bloating, doctors say.

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How to lose post pregnancy weight

Why fertility is a weighty issue in UAE

A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered 'overweight' and a BMI over 30 is considered 'obese'.

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Why fertility is a weighty issue in UAE

Reshape your body in 2017

Despite what diets fads would have you believe, one needs to strike a balance of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to sustain a healthy body.

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Reshape your body in 2017

Reading helps in social perception and emotional acumen

In the pages of a book, lie a reader’s great escape — you can be whoever you want to be, go wherever you please. For children dealing with physical or mental ill health, books can be a powerful psychological tool for better health.

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Reading helps in social perception and emotional acumen

No Dinner at Night

We have heard "having an early dinner" could do wonders to your health, and late-night feasts are best avoided. Now, there's corroborated evidence on the matter. Recently, a group of cardiologists at Prime Hospital have come to the conclusion - based on a study of meal timings of more than 700 adults - that having dinner after 7PM in the evening significantly increases your blood pressure, a condition that renders you vulnerable to the risk of a heart attack.

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No Dinner at Night

Reward your child after a tough day

Explorer New stress-free ways to serve nutritious after-school snacks

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Reward your child after a tough day

Know your baby's movements

Most women who experience single episode of reduced movements will go on to deliver a normal baby.

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Know your baby's movements

Let’s open up to mental Health

According to the National Association of Mental Health in the USA, one in five people will have suffered from a mental illness in a given year. Most people with mental illnesses if diagnosed and treated can go ahead to live productive and fulfilling lives. However, in many cases, persons with mental illnesses and their families do not seek proper care for fear of being stigmatized by society. If not given the right help, people with mental illnesses can suffer from problems including social isolation, unemployment, and poverty.

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Let’s open up to mental Health

Heart Attack Indicators

According to Dr. Murali Krishna, Specialist Interventional Cardiology, at Prime Hospital, often people who are affected are not sure what's wrong and wait too long before seeking help. Rather than be sudden and intense, most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain or discomfort, according to Dr. Murali.

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Heart Attack Indicators

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome: Everything you should know

Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can lead to infertility, cancer, obesity, diabetes and more

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Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome: Everything you should know

Is your AC making you sick? Stay healthy with these tips

Are you sneezing too often? Do you have stuffy nose? This could be the attack of seasonal allergy caused by the changing weather in the UAE. While the airborne pollutants like dust and pollen might be making you sick, the unclean Air Conditioner vents of your car and home can be a cause too.

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Is your AC making you sick? Stay healthy with these tips

Find out why you are oversleeping

The oversleeping problem arises if one does not feel well rested even after sleeping for long hours.

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Find out why you are oversleeping

Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health

Now you need not be guilty of indulging in dark chocolates, as compounds found in cocoa may be good for your heart, a study has found. The findings showed that consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardio metabolic health.

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Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health

UAE residents are now living longer

A study reveals top five causes of death in UAE. Women are apparently gaining when it comes to life expectancy as they outlive men by an average of 3.5 years. And the life expectancy of residents in the UAE has risen in the last 10 years, but heart disease remains the main cause of deaths.

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UAE residents are now living longer

How can you turn breast cancer into a curable disease?

Women with harmful mutations have a risk of breast cancer that is about five times the normal risk, and a risk of ovarian cancer that is about 10 to 30 times than normal.

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How can you turn breast cancer into a curable disease?

Awareness is key to beating breast cancer

Education and awareness is key to beating the scourge

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Awareness is key to beating breast cancer

Breast cancer stats

Breast cancer deaths rates have declined from 8.7 per 100,000 women in 2009 to five

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Breast cancer stats

Sleep well or risk getting cancer

Melatonin that is produced during sleep is thought to have antioxidant properties that help prevent cellular damage, and is a relevant anti-cancer signal.

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Sleep well or risk getting cancer

12 ways to support cancer survivors

We speak to experts and breast cancer survivors about what people can do to support loved ones through a difficult time.

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12 ways to support cancer survivors

Gestational diabetes has long-term effects in mother and baby

Pregnant women are instructed to monitor blood sugar levels at home. During delivery, if sugar levels are well-controlled, labour will be induced between 39 and 40 weeks.

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Gestational diabetes has long-term effects in mother and baby

Do you know pneumonia is common in UAE?

Specialists say change in temperature makes the body vulnerable to infections and age major factor in contracting the disease. UAE doctors say that the respiratory condition is of concern and also very common in the UAE.

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Do you know pneumonia is common in UAE?

Check on doctor before getting cosmetic surgery in UAE

Under no circumstances should so-called 'doctors' offering to do treatments in private homes be considered.

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Check on doctor before getting cosmetic surgery in UAE

No excuses. Dinner at right time possible

We have heard "having an early dinner" could do wonders to your health, and late-night feasts are best avoided. Now, there's corroborated evidence on the matter.

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No excuses. Dinner at right time possible

12 health tips you MUST follow for a safe Haj

The Local Authorities have tweeted health tips for Haj pilgrims.

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12 health tips you MUST follow for a safe Haj

Yoga can improve arthritis symptoms and mood

Arthritis can affect not only mobility, but also overall health and well-being, and quality of life.

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Yoga can improve arthritis symptoms and mood

Lack of sun exposure impacting reproduction

Infertility specialist says age not just number when it comes to pregnancy.

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Lack of sun exposure impacting reproduction

Don't let yourself die so young

Main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is smoking and passive smoking.

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Don't let yourself die so young

Diabetic? Don't skip breakfast

Another factor is that fasting until lunch increases the fatty acids in our blood.

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Diabetic? Don't skip breakfast

Are you a heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

Being sedentary increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Are you a heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

Safe fasting with diabetes

People should be careful to avoid low blood sugar and dehydration, particularly for those fasting in warmer climates.

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Safe fasting with diabetes

Is fasting dangerous for pregnant women?

Although Islam allows pregnant women to not fast during Ramadan, many expectant mothers still insist on doing so.

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Is fasting dangerous for pregnant women?

Keep fit during Ramadan

Doctors give tips on what to eat and what not to during the holy month.

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Keep fit during Ramadan

Dietary tips during Ramadan

Diabetic patients need to take extra care during the Holy Month, says Dr Reem Abdulla, Internal Medicine Consultant Endocrinologist at Prime Hospital

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Dietary tips during Ramadan

Physical activity makes people happy

Ridding one’s self of musculoskeletal pain means replacing fear with happiness and loads of physical activity. Prime Hospital, Physiotherapy Section senior therapist said “Of course, we must consult a doctor and a physiotherapist.” “Physical activity makes people happy. Happy people feel less pain,” added.

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Physical activity makes people happy

Health sufferers must consult a doctor about fasting

Patients suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity "have huge risk factors when it comes to fasting.

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Health sufferers must consult a doctor about fasting

Practice proper oral hygiene for aesthetic benefits

Proper dental care means you don't have to hold back that smile

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Practice proper oral hygiene for aesthetic benefits

How to keep your kids’ teeth in good health

Investment in your child’s oral health is one that will pay lifelong dividends. To help your children develop the right mindsets when it comes to oral care, teach them to brush their teeth twice daily with fluoride-rich toothpaste.

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How to keep your kids’ teeth in good health

Ignore diabetes, obesity at your peril

Diabesity is leading to cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the UAE, say doctors

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Ignore diabetes, obesity at your peril

Health and Beauty Tips for Women Over 40

The health and beauty habits you had during our 20s and 30s were fairly simple. You just had to do the basics - wear sunscreen, exercise, and eat healthy foods. During that period of your live, your body was resilient. You could stay up late, have the occasional unhealthy meal, and skip a couple of days at the gym without a problem.

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Health and Beauty Tips for Women Over 40

Eat slowly to feel fuller

Previous studies have found that slow eaters have lower Body Mass Index (BMIs) than those who gobble down their morsels. But the reasons were not well understood.

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Eat slowly to feel fuller

LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE

Standing Hamstring Stretch
Place the heel of your leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Stretching your buttock muscle. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times.

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Heart disease occurs in much younger population in UAE

A heart attack at the age of only 17 was not only a shocking experience for the patient and his family but also for a doctor when he saw the young man being rushed into the emergency unit clutching his chest.

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Heart disease occurs in much younger population in UAE

Kidney Disease & Children - Act early to prevent it. Support WKD by moving your feet!

We are celebrating the 11th edition of World Kidney Day (WKD), a joint initiative organized by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

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Kidney Disease & Children - Act early to prevent it. Support WKD by moving your feet!

Ways and means of increasing happiness

Here are some perhaps more unique strategies to be happier that you can incorporate into your daily lives!

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Working 55 hours or more a week increase the risk of having a stroke by 33 per cent

Working 55 hours or more a week increase the risk of having a stroke by 33 per cent.

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a one third greater risk of stroke compared to a 35-40 hour work week, according to research published recently.

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Working 55 hours or more a week increase the risk of having a stroke by 33 per cent

Walnuts will do a world of good to your health

When people in the study added 56 grams of walnuts they had improvements in blood vessel function and reductions in 'bad' LDL cholesterol.

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Walnuts will do a world of good to your health

Vitamin C May Finally Be Declared an Effective Treatment for Cancer

It sounds wonderful that a deadly disease like cancer may get a novel therapy using Vitamin C but earlier research in this field have proved to be unpleasant. Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid and it is a vital nutrient required in the body's normal development.

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Vitamin C May Finally Be Declared an Effective Treatment for Cancer

Too much exposure to TV can disrupt child’s cognitive growth

Expert at parenting programme says too much exposure to television, computer and digital devices can disrupt a child’s cognitive growth and may delay his/her language skills.

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Too much exposure to TV can disrupt child’s cognitive growth

Glaucoma

Marking the World Glaucoma Awareness Month, the Glaucoma expert at Prime Hospital Dubai is calling for continued and greater awareness of the risk of this disease and highlighting the need for regular screening for older citizens and residents in the UAE to prevent Glaucoma blindness. The World Health Authority estimates that Glaucoma affects around 60 million people globally.

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World Glaucoma Awareness Month 2016

Cervical Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part of the uterus. The uterus (or womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.

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Cervical Cancer

Exercise for better health and sports performance

Due to shorter days, less physical activity, and abundant holiday meals, winter is a time when most adults experience increasing bodyweight and decreasing fitness. The usual reduction in aerobic exercise results in lower functional capacity of the cardiovascular system, and the typical reduction in strength exercise results in both muscle and bone loss. Although those of you who ski or chop wood regularly are exceptions, many residents of colder climates succumb to the human equivalent of hibernation as far as physical activity is concerned during the cold-weather months.

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Exercise for better health and sports performance

Eat right food essentials for lustrous skin

Eat foods high in antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage.

DIG INTO SPROUTS, kiwi, yogurt and other nutritious food items for a radiant skin, says an expert. Here are some of the beauty essentials suggested by our Dermatologist Dr. Naglaa Ramzy:

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Eat right food essentials for lustrous skin

Improve the quality of your sleep

So, what other things can be done, to improve the quality of your sleep and help you relax?

Sleep is the most essential ingredient for a balanced life, and yet many of us have issues with that. Some of us can't sleep on time and some can't wake up. To add to this, the hectic life that we lead makes it more difficult to relax at will. I meet many clients who are struggling to get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep on a daily basis. Of course, we all know what we are supposed to do. Eat regularly, drink lots of water, exercise daily and that will improve sleep. But how many of us actually follow that practice? Not many.

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Improve the quality of your sleep

Know side effects before using ginseng supplement

Ginseng is usually consumed in the form of energy drinks or herbal teas.

If you ever think of trying out ginseng supplements then also go through possible side effects instead of blindly taking them, said health experts.

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Know side effects before using ginseng supplement

Sit straight to avoid back pain

Maintaining good posture key to spine health

Have you been feeling persistent or recurrent pain in the lower back of late? You are not alone. Lower back pain affects one out of 10 people worldwide, causes more disability around the world than any other condition and accounts for a third of all work-related disability, according to a study.

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Sit straight to avoid back pain

Spinach can curb food craving in men

The researchers examined the effect of consuming a single dose of concentrated extract of thylakoids from spinach on satiety, food intake, lipids, and glucose.

A compound found in spinach can slow down fat digestion, leading to reduced hunger and food craving especially in men, a study says. 

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Spinach can curb food craving in men

Saliva test can reveal your memory skills

Your saliva can tell how strong your memory and analytical skills are, a new study shows.

Saliva of healthy individuals contains stress hormone cortisol. People with higher levels of cortisol in the evening were more likely to have a smaller total brain volume and to perform worse on tests of thinking and memory skills, the study found.

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Saliva test can reveal your memory skills

Tackle your allergies at the earliest

Asthma can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

An estimated between 8.6% to 11.8% per cent of the population in the UAE suffer from asthma, according to Dr. Mohamed Rafique, Asst. Medical Director , Head of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Prime Hospital in Dubai based on a Middle-East study done recently in which he participated & was published . (Population prevalence of asthma and its determinants based on European Community Respiratory Health Survey in the United Arab Emirates)

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Tackle your allergies at the earliest

Tips to guard ageing brain against memory loss

Getting some changes in lifestyle to proper sleep, exercise for the brain and body, healthy food habits etc. can protect your brain from Alzheimer's, says study.

The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.

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Tips to guard ageing brain against memory loss

Facts about Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer are Cells in the body normally divide (reproduce) only when new cells are needed.

Sometimes, cells in a part of the body grow and divide out of control, which creates a mass of tissue called a tumor. If the cells that are growing out of control are more normal cells, the tumor is called benign (not cancerous).

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Facts about Breast Cancer

5 health tips for Haj pilgrims

Should take precautions to avoid being infected.

Hajj brings together a huge number of pilgrims from different countries, which can pose a major health concern due to importation and exportation of infectious diseases, and spread of disease between attendees and the local population.

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5 health tips for Haj pilgrims

Dealing with excessive sweating

Most of us have been feeling the heat over the past couple of weeks, and that quite likely means sweating more than usual too.

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Dealing with excessive sweating

Sitting for long: bad; standing for long: equally bad

Prolonged standing is associated with short-term adverse health issues, including reports of fatigue, leg cramps, and backaches, which can affect job performance and cause significant discomfort.

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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people.

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Alzheimer's disease

Excess use of high heels causes osteoarthritis

One should wear heels of one inch maximum and that the duration for which a high heel is worn is directly related to the pain.

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Excess use of high heels causes osteoarthritis

Young opt for early knee replacements

Increasingly, young Indians are going under the knife for joint replacements so that they can maintain active lifestyles rather than wait for their knees to pack up.

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Young opt for early knee replacements

Calcium

You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. Calcium has many important jobs. The body stores more than 99 percent of its calcium in the bones and teeth to help make and keep them strong.

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Calcium

Coffee genes not cause of diabetes, obesity

Danish researchers looked at genes as our genes play a role in how much coffee we drink in the course of a day.

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Coffee genes not cause of diabetes, obesity

Coma

A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment.

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Coma

Diabetes, heart disease together cause early death

Men with three conditions - diabetes, stroke and heart attack (cardiometabolic diseases) - would have 14 years of reduced life expectancy.

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Diabetes, heart disease together cause early death

Forced eating does no good to children

In order to promote the development of normal eating behaviour, it is important for children to decide how much they want to eat.

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Forced eating does no good to children

Hypertension does not mean too much tension

Patients go slow on drugs, resort to stress management due to misunderstanding of the word.

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Hypertension does not mean too much tension

Smartphone use can detect depression

Phones can provide data unobtrusively and with no effort on the part of the user.

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