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22 2021 Feb
UAE: Do not disregard precautions after getting COVID-19 vaccine, health officials urges

UAE: Do not disregard precautions after getting COVID-19 vaccine, health officials urges

Abu Dhabi: UAE residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine must still continue to abide by COVID-19 precautions in order to protect themselves as well as other vulnerable community members, top health officials have urged. Measures like mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing ensure that those who get vaccinated do not contract mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. They also ensure that vaccinated people do not contract the virus and pass it on to others who have not yet received the vaccine. “Following precautionary measures … is as important today as it was at the very start of this pandemic. There is still a risk that vaccinated members of the community contract the virus without...

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14 2021 Feb
4 Reasons Why Some People Eat A Lot But Never Get Fat

4 Reasons Why Some People Eat A Lot But Never Get Fat

It is enviable how some people can't seem to gain weight without having to watch their diet, while others constantly struggle with their weight issues despite putting a lot of effort to cut down calories and exercising. This can be boiled down to good genes with a high metabolism, although experts say nutritional and behavioral factors could play a part to stave off the extra pounds. It is crucial to rule out underlying medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism and celiac disease, a severe condition of intolerance towards gluten, if you are constantly underweight despite consuming enough calories. Why some people find it easier to control their weight? Our tendency to gain or maintain w...

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07 2021 Feb
Covid-19 infection may reduce fertility in men, a study.

Covid-19 infection may reduce fertility in men, a study.

Experts welcomed the research, but cautioned that more study was needed before drawing hard and fast conclusions. Covid-19 may damage sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, according to a new study based on experimental evidence. The viral disease — which has swept the globe, claiming nearly 2.2 million lives — can cause increased sperm cell death, inflammation and so-called oxidative stress, researchers reported on Friday in the journal Reproduction. “These findings provide the first direct experimental evidence that the male reproductive system could be targeted and damaged by Covid-19,” the authors concluded. Experts commenting on the research, however, said the capacity of the vi...

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31 2021 Jan
Understanding The Key To Pre-Workout Meals

Understanding The Key To Pre-Workout Meals

Understanding the key to pre-workout meals Good nutrition and timing your meals is everything Few things are worse than working out or competing on an empty stomach, with your mind on food than fitness. Any kind of workout must be combined with a healthy nutrition plan, as what you eat can affect your performance and post-routine rate of recovery. Fueling your body with the right nutrients prior to exercise, therefore, will give you the energy and strength you need to perform better. When it comes to pre-workout meals, carbohydrates are the main component, as they are stored in the muscles and liver as a reserve source of energy called glycogen. They act as a quick source of fuel to our b...

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24 2021 Jan
The 4-Week Plan To Break Supplement Addiction

The 4-Week Plan To Break Supplement Addiction

  Stop relying on supplements to boost your energy and immune system and power up through your diet. Addicted to Supplements? In moderation, vitamins, herbs and supplements can offer powerful health benefits. But it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. If you’re taking too many supplements, follow these simple steps to adjust your supplement intake to a healthy level. How many supplements or vitamins should I be taking? Stay on any supplements or vitamins recommended by a health care professional for any conditions you may have. And, stay on up to about three extra supplements or vitamins which often includes a multivitamin and an omega-3. Week 1: Reduce your excess vitamins o...

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18 2021 Jan
There is a COVID-19 positive person at my workplace, what should I do?

There is a COVID-19 positive person at my workplace, what should I do?

  Dubai Health Authority clarifies how to deal with infections to people at home and work Dubai: What should you do if a person at your home or in the office tests positive for COVID-19? Do you need to get tested? And what are the quarantine regulations? In Dubai, health authorities have issued updated clarifications on the process that needs to be followed by people in the emirate. PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY OFFICES According to Dubai Health Authority, your workplace will track those in contact with any positive case. If you were considered a close contact of the COVID-19 confirmed case, you will be informed by your workplace so that you can start your 10-day quarantine. Even if you wer...

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11 2021 Jan
ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES ANSWERED

ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES ANSWERED

The UAE has rolled out two Covid-19 vaccination campaigns to beat the pandemic. The Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine is available at all medical centers in the UAE, while Dubai’s free vaccination drive sees residents given the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. What are the benefits of getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Getting a Covid-19 vaccine can help protect you by creating an antibody response in your body. Getting vaccinated also might help protect people around you from Covid-19, particularly people at increased risk of severe illness from the virus and its complications. Can I be infected with Covid-19 even after taking the vaccine? No, you cannot get the infection according to the currently avai...

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03 2021 Jan
6 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY FIT AND WARM IN UAE THIS WINTER

6 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY FIT AND WARM IN UAE THIS WINTER

Be sure to incorporate them into your diet this season Winter is here. The much awaited season often leads to unhealthy eating habits. Cold weather, more often than not, intensifies our desire to munch on comfort foods and pushes us towards a more sedentary lifestyle. Winterizing the diet with healthy foods can be fun and tasty without taking in any extra calories and avoiding an extra layer of fat. These foods will also help you fight the cold. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Don't wait for thirst to make you drink water as, during winters, one doesn't really feel like drinking it. Since 70 per cent of our body is water, taking in enough fluids is the basis for keeping our body working at i...

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27 2020 Dec
10 TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

10 TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

10 TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS There’s lots to love about the holiday season. Preparing – and eating – large, elaborate meals and desserts, mingling with the holiday crowds, and spending time with friends and loved ones are just a few of the festivities that make the holidays so great. Of course, the same things that make the holidays so enjoyable can also get in the way of your health. So how do you stay healthy during the holidays? The holiday season doesn’t have to be a vacation from good health. With a little effort and planning you can avoid the health pitfalls. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy during the holidays Drink Plenty of Water It’s important to stay hydrated...

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22 2020 Nov
THINGS TO KNOW POST YOUR COVID19 RECOVERY

THINGS TO KNOW POST YOUR COVID19 RECOVERY

Filed on November 11, 2020 Many healthcare providers are seeing the need to identify and assess various post-covid effects on an individual which could be physical or mental, and addressing these medical needs with appropriate services. Exclusive clinics offer pulmonary-focused, multidisciplinary evaluation and care for patients who have recovered, but are battling mid and long-term persistent effects of the infection. At Zulekha Hospital a complete assessment is done by the pulmonologist to check for any lasting infections causing other ailments and subsequently referred to other specialists for further treatment depending on the diagnosis. For a better understanding two of our experts, Dr...

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