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16 2020 Nov
Strengthen Your Immune System With 4 Simple Strategies

Strengthen Your Immune System With 4 Simple Strategies

From boosting foods to lifestyle changes to a healthy attitude 1. FOCUS ON FOOD “I believe in the power of immune-boosting foods,” says Dr. Darling. “Choosing whole, unprocessed foods does wonders for overall health.” Dr. Darling recommends these immunity boosters: Garlic: Allicin, a compound in garlic, is well-known for its ability to boost the immune system. The most benefit comes from eating one-half of a raw garlic clove daily. If you can’t stomach raw garlic, the next best thing is to roast it. Prebiotics: Robust gut bacteria protect us against infection. Keep those bacteria healthy with prebiotics that contain fiber, specifically inulin fiber. Excellent sources of prebiotics a...

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10 2020 Nov
Gain Weight Safely During Your Pregnancy

Gain Weight Safely During Your Pregnancy

  Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help your baby get the nutrients they need and grow at a healthy rate. But how many extra calories do you really need? Though you do need some extra calories, it's not necessary to ''eat for two.'' The average pregnant woman needs only about 300 healthy calories more a day than they did before they were pregnant. This will help them gain the right amount of weight during pregnancy. Ask your health care provider how much weight you should gain. A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant should gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women should gain 28 to 40 pounds. And overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 p...

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01 2020 Nov
HOW TO PREVENT STROKE?

HOW TO PREVENT STROKE?

11 STRIKES AGAINST STROKE You can fight stroke on many fronts. A single thrust is good; a many-pronged attack is even better. Here are 11 things you can do to stay stroke-free: 1. Know and control your blood pressure. 2. Don't smoke; stop if you do. 3. Lose weight if needed. 4. Become more active. 5. Identify and manage atrial fibrillation. 6. Be aggressive about treating a transient ischemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke). 7. Treat circulatory problems like peripheral artery disease, sickle cell disease, or severe anemia. 8. Know and control your blood sugar and cholesterol. 9. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. 10. Adopt a healthy diet low in sodium and rich in potassiu...

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26 2020 Oct
7 SIMPLE FOOD SWAPS TO REDUCE CHILDREN'S SUGAR INTAKE

7 SIMPLE FOOD SWAPS TO REDUCE CHILDREN'S SUGAR INTAKE

7 SIMPLE FOOD SWAPS TO REDUCE CHILDREN'S SUGAR INTAKEPublished: October 07, 2020 │ Tabitha Barda Sugar is linked to a host of health problems - here's how to help your child cut down SPICE IT UP WITH CINNAMON: Sprinkle ground cinnamon to snacks or meals for taste. Considered safe for kids from 6 months up, it is a natural spice that is packed with antioxidants and assists in lowering blood glucose levels. Its warming, aromatic flavour also lends a taste that many kids love. WISE UP TO YOGHURT: Yoghurt is packed full of bone- and muscle-building calcium and protein, and it also contains probiotics, which can help with immunity by boosting your child's microbiome, These benefits are can...

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18 2020 Oct
Dubai expert explains: How to handle stress, job insecurities in Covid-19 era

Dubai expert explains: How to handle stress, job insecurities in Covid-19 era

EXPERTS AT THE DHA SHARED SOME ADVICE ON HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS IN THE NEW NORMAL. As the Covid-19 outbreak takes a toll on mental health globally, experts at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) shared some advice on how to cope with stress in the new normal. While the world has now come to terms with the pandemic situation, carrying forward with a healthy state of mind is a priority, the DHA said. Dr. Khawla Ahmed Al Mir, consultant psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital, said: "The initial shock period is over and we are clearly in the adjustment phase. We need to learn to live with the current realities, we need to adapt in order to stay fit mentally." In the current situation, there are s...

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11 2020 Oct
Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress

Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety and Stress

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK? Written by: Lauryn Feil WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY AND STRESS? • STAY INFORMED, BUT SET BOUNDARIES While it is important to stay informed during an outbreak, limiting the amount of time you spend reading or watching the news can help reduce fear and uncertainty. Consider muting news or social media notifications on your phone and set aside a certain amount of time per day to catch up. This will give you time to focus on the things in your life that are going well and that you can control. If you are feeling overwhelmed, find people and resources you can depend on for accurate health information...

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04 2020 Oct
Music Can Help Families in Fight For Normality During Pandemic, Say UAE Psychologists

Music Can Help Families in Fight For Normality During Pandemic, Say UAE Psychologists

Almost all parents in new study say they listen to music together as a familyPublished: September 30, 2020 by Faisal Masudi, Senior ReporterDubai: Music could be “an underutilized tool in the fight for normality” by families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, Dubai-based psychologists have said. Dr. Upasana Gala, founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, said: “Music can improve learning, memory, attention and social behavior in children.” Her comments come as data from global streaming platform Spotify show that families cherish the ability to listen together, whether in the car or while cooking dinner together, for example. The research says 98 per cent of parents say they l...

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20 2020 Sep
10 REASONS WHY GOOD SLEEP IS IMPORTANT

10 REASONS WHY GOOD SLEEP IS IMPORTANT

Written by Joe Leech A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can interfere with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. Here are 10 reasons why good sleep is important. 1. POOR SLEEP IS LINKED TO HIGHER BODY WEIGHT Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain. People with short sleep duration tend to weigh significantly more than those who get adequate sleep. In fact, short sleep duration is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity. In one extensive review study, children and ad...

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13 2020 Sep
DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN A CHILD IS CHOKING

DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN A CHILD IS CHOKING

By: Saman Haziq │ September 12, 2020 Mothers and caregivers should not put their hand inside the baby's mouth.   Choking can be a life-threatening emergency, especially in children younger than three years old, as it blocks respiration and cuts off the oxygen supply to the brain, said doctors. And if it happens, parents and guardians should know what to do.   Dr Sudarshan Shetty, a paediatrician at Burjeel Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi, stressed that mothers and caregivers should not put their hand inside the baby's mouth to try to pull out the obstruction. "They may end up pushing things further inside and cause the baby to choke further." Instead, they must rush the child to a hospit...

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06 2020 Sep
TAKING STEPS TOWARDS BETTER BRAIN HEALTH

TAKING STEPS TOWARDS BETTER BRAIN HEALTH

From diet and exercise and sleep, there are many factors in boosting brain health Published by: Kamakshi Gupta, Dubai Health Authority Like millions of people around the world, you and I probably jotted down our New Year’s resolutions. After more than a month into the New Year, hopefully, we can keep going strong or pick up where we left off. Apparently, tracking your goals is key to staying on top of them. Now, if diet and exercise are on your list, you have ticked off two important aspects for better brain health, says Dr Suhail Al Rukn, Consultant Neurologist at Rashid Hospital. “The link between brain health and exercise is getting clearer with each passing day as more research throws...

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