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Summer in the UAE is not just uncomfortable. It can be life-threatening for babies and children, who are more sensitive than adults to the effects of heat and humidity, such as heat stroke.  Their small bodies are unable to regulate temperature effectively, making it vital that parents and caregivers limit exposure to excessive heat and learn to recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness.   Dr Eunice Adei, specialist pediatrician at Genesis Healthcare Center in Dubai, says...

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It’s never too late for weight loss and doing so could save you from developing any one of 13 different cancers. That’s the message of a remarkable new piece of research carried out by the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in the US. In a study involving over 30,000 patients, researchers found that obese adults who lost weight thanks to bariatric surgery — put simply, a reduction in the size of their stomachs — had a 32...

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Irina Sharma is a health and wellness specialist and cultivator – and nature lover – who draws on 25 years of experience working in public relations, communications and radio broadcasting in continuing her work. She’s also co-host of the Wellevate Podcast with Dr Nasr Al Jafari and founder of the new LiveWell with Nakheel series, which kicked off in June with an event featuring Dr Harald Stossier, founder of the famous Austrian medical health resort Viva...

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With the summer heat now well and truly soaring in the UAE, you might think it’s time to stop exercising in the great outdoors, and instead head for the gym and the relief of super-cool air conditioning. But did you know that exercising outside in the heat can actually be beneficial? Not only can it increase your blood flow, it can lead to physical gains and psychological benefits such as improving your cardiovascular health. So...

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Monkeypox, a virus transmitted to humans mostly through small rodents (and less commonly monkeys) was first identified in 1970, and infections have typically been confined to the parts of western and central Africa where it is endemic. The disease is usually mild, with symptoms including fever and rashes clearing within a few weeks. This makes the latest outbreak, four-fifths of which is occurring in Europe, surprising and unusual. Since May, cases have climbed significantly, tripling in...

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Statistics about the growing problem of childhood obesity may help us to understand the scope of the problem, but what can parents actually do about it? The rate of childhood obesity was increasing apace in the UAE even before the pandemic changed everything: from 12 percent of children in 2018 to 17.4 percent in 2020, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection. Other studies have shown that about one-third of children...

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If the UAE’s desert plants can grow lush and brilliantly green without water, what could they do for skin? That’s what the team behind the UAE-born, all-natural and organic skincare line De L’Arta wondered. The co-founders – engineer Saeed AlKhoori, soil scientist Lina Yousef and her sister, Sarah, who works on the marketing side – launched the company last year with their first products made from the Tetreana qatarensis plant, aka Tq. A plant that’s...

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Everyone seems to be suffering from anxiety these days, to a certain extent. If it’s not rising and falling Covid cases, geopolitical unrest, supply chain issues and travel woes, polarity, social media or the latest catastrophic headlines, it’s figuring out how to live in a post-pandemic world. Dr Ayat Mekki is an Abu Dhabi-based ThetaHealing practitioner and Neuro-Linguistic programming coach and trainer, can relate. The key to managing anxiety and stress? To focus on what is...

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Luke Coutinho is a holistic lifestyle coach based in India who co-wrote the 2018 book The Dry Fasting Miracle with Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, also known as the Green Sheikh. During an appearance on The Livehealthy Podcast he spoke about the benefits of the practice, how to get started and what to watch out for. Why is dry fasting a miracle? Because a lot of us today are either drinking too much water or...

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When it comes to flashy gyms and upscale yoga studios — even new health food options — Abu Dhabi and Dubai tend to get all the attention. But with well over a million people, Sharjah is bursting with people looking to destress and boost their health and fitness levels by getting active. Here are some of the best places to work on your health and fitness. Gyms Fitness First Popular throughout the Middle East, Fitness...