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Atopic dermatitits, or eczema is a distressing and sometimes painful skin disease that affects far more than the skin, and it's becoming more prevalent. Bu understantind of the disease and how to treat it has improved greatly in recent years.

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Angela Bishara started suffering agonizing joint pain and inflammation in her knee shortly after turning 30. Unable to drive, walk properly or stand up for longer than 10 minutes, she turned to the spice turmeric –and it’s primary bioactive substance curcumin – to tackle the symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as Hashimoto’s disease and reactive arthritis.  “I can’t describe the pain, the heaviness, the frustration, the fear of not knowing if I would...

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There are so many layers to depression and it can be an incredibly destabilising period in a person’s life. The common recommendation is to see a mental health professional, but with therapy costing hundreds of dirhams just for one session, that is just not an option for most of the population here in the UAE.  Despite the fact that globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression, according to the World...

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Let’s be honest, sex isn’t something we discuss that openly in the UAE, despite the fact that quite a few of us are doing it. But how have our patterns of intimacy and desire changed during the pandemic? And what, if anything, will be the long-term effects? When Livehealthy conducted a survey of our readers across our social media channels – and spoke to some readers to get personal stories – what we came away...

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With restrictions lifting across the UAE and the reintroduction of live music and events, what does summer have in store for those staying in the country? Over the past year the country has seen limits imposed on gatherings, dining parties and activities because of Covid-19 but with more than 70 percent of the population vaccinated, the country is opening up in the hope of getting back to some sort of normality. So, whether it’s basking...

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From Aarskog-Scott syndrome to Zumbusch psoriasis, generations of clinicians and medical researchers have earned fame, fortune and a kind of immortality through the honor of having the rare disease or disorder they have identified named after them. But when an entire region or country finds itself associated with a deadly infectious disease, the result is more of a curse. Over the years there have been plenty of examples, including the “Spanish flu,” responsible for the...

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I get a stiff neck – and I mean really, really stiff. And quite often. From time to time, that stiffness starts to feel like concrete and a bad tension headache develops, which sits like an unwelcome helmet over most of my head. Nothing touches this pain: not painkillers, movement, massage or drinking lots of water. It can go on for days.  Luckily several years ago a physiotherapist mentioned the possibility of dry needling. Although...