Health & Fitness

Swapping Full Cream Milk with Skimmed not a Good Idea for Fitness: Research

Swapping Full Cream Milk with Skimmed not a Good Idea for Fitness: Research
Dubai, UAE: It has been one of the traditional way to cut those extra pounds to swap full cream milk with skimmed milk but new research reveals this will result other way round. Drinking skimmed milk might be making us fat, experts have warned. They say that reduced fat foods might not be as filling, which could lead consumers to compensate by eating and drinking more. A previous study found that those who drank low fat milk had a higher chance of... 

Food Claiming to be Healthy, Might Not be

Food Claiming to be Healthy, Might Not be
Dubai, UAE: Spend few more minutes while popping those ‘’Healthy Food’’ to your shopping cart. Food that are labeled as sugar-free, fat-free or whole-wheat might not be so. Lately, studies showed that people tend eat more of food that are labeled as healthy food before even knowing the ingredients of it. “Consumer food marketing can be extremely persuasive and the right buzzword on a package can lure a shopper into making an unwise purchase,”... 

Donate Blood for Your Good Health

Donate Blood for Your Good Health
Dubai, UAE: Next time when you donate blood, you be aware that it is for your good too. Donating blood may reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and promote weight loss too. According to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that those aged 43 to 61 had fewer heart attacks and strokes when they donated blood every six months. When you donate blood, you lose 650 calories with every pint you donate... 

Website Monitoring Air Quality Launched in the Capital

Website Monitoring Air Quality Launched in the Capital
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Those with breathing problems in Abu Dhabi can breathe at easy now by avoiding the places that might cause risk to their health. A web portal www.adairquality.ae giving details of dust storm or unhealthy wind has been launched in Abu Dhabi. The website provides real time data on air quality in the emirate. Dust storms can trigger asthmatic attacks if one is not prepared. While asthma is chronic, by properly monitoring and managing... 

Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship: SEHA

Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship: SEHA
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and its Health Facilities are endorsing ‘World No Tobacco Day’ (WNTD), which is observed every year on May 31st. This year, WNTD’s slogan is ‘Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship’. SEHA’s Health Facilities – including Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Mafraq Hospital, Al Rahba Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Tawam Hospital, Corniche Hospital, Al Gharbia hospitals, and the... 

Yoga, Meditation, Prayer, Deep Breathing De-stresses: Study

Yoga, Meditation, Prayer, Deep Breathing De-stresses: Study
Dubai, UAE: Latest study has found that activities that causes a relaxation response – a state of deep rest induced by practices such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing and prayer – produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion. The study from investigators at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess... 

Know Your Health Condition Free of Cost at Dubai Outlet Mall

Know Your Health Condition Free of Cost at Dubai Outlet Mall
Dubai, UAE: The third edition of annual Health and Wellness Festival, which will until May 7, will provide the public with free access to many health screenings and information that will help steer them towards a healthy lifestyle. The festival is held at the Dubai Outlet Mall in association with UAE Ministry of Health (MOH). Every day from 2-10pm, common public are provided benefits of the quality services and free health checkups, interactive group... 

Girls, Go Get Some Vitamin D for Your Health

Girls, Go Get Some Vitamin D for Your Health
Dubai, UAE: A recent study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health revealed that women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D. Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomata, are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Fibroids often result in pain and bleeding in premenopausal women, and are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States. The study... 

Boehringer Ingerlhiem Holds Forum for Awareness of Rising Respiratory Problem in MENA

Boehringer Ingerlhiem Holds Forum for Awareness of Rising Respiratory Problem in MENA
Dubai, UAE: Boehringer Ingerlhiem hosted a two-day forum, on April 5 & 6 in Dubai. The second edition of the forum revolved around respiratory diseases focusing on COPD, highlighting that the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and productive cough that is rapidly increasing in the MENA region. At present, 13 million people in the region suffer from COPD, of which, 1.9% of UAE’s population suffers from COPD. The forum... 

400 Pediatricians Meet-up Tawam Hospital’s Annual International Conference to Discuss Advances of the Field

400 Pediatricians Meet-up Tawam Hospital’s Annual International Conference to Discuss Advances of the Field
Al Ain, UAE: Tawam Hospital, organizer of the region’s largest annual pediatrics conference, gets enrolment of above 400 pediatrics professionals from the Middle East and North Africa to attend its 7th Annual International Pediatric Conference that began today at the Danat Al Ain resort. The three-day conference witnessed celebration of Mother’s Day at the opening ceremony and will close on March 23, 2013. The 7th Annual International Pediatric... 
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