From allergies and asthma to obesity and mood swings, breathing unclean air has very real consequences for children explains TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East.


Across the world, children have been striking school to protest global warming and a polluted environment. In Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium and Australia, among other countries, the citizens of the future have been sounding the alarm on a bleak future, urging government and business leaders to “Be part of the solution, not the pollution,” and warning that “Dinosaurs thought they had time too,” on banners being held up outside parliaments and civic offices.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:39

Beauty food for your skin

With the healthy eating revolution in full swing, most of us try our best to be a part of it. From checking what we eat and the way we live to the products we buy, there has been a considerable change. Products like rice, wheat, cereals, which previously took up most of the space in a grocery cart, have now given way to healthier options like quinoa, chia seeds, flax seed etc. A lot has been said about the benefits of these superfood to our health, how they can prevent various diseases and help us live a longer healthier life. But the benefits of superfoods does not end there. The good news is, that these superfoods are good enough to take care of your skin inside out. Topical application of some superfood can work as well as they do when consumed.

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:15

Your ‘cant-go-home-without’ grocery list

How many times do you find yourself walking through a grocery aisle randomly putting stuff in your trolley, most of which may be unhealthy and unrequired? Grocery shopping is one of those unavoidable chores where you are spoilt for choice and at most times confused with the options available. Therefore not only is it important to prepare a grocery list but also ensure that what goes into it is good for you and your family. But this is not an easy feat.

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What to eat and what not to eat! Food fads change every day leaving you exhausted and confused. When it comes to healthy eating there are a lot of do’s and don’ts, new diets and forbidden foods you crave but abstain from. Don’t eat oily food, don’t cook your food, don’t eat sugar and salt, are some dietary comments commonly heard. So while you focus all your energy on deciding what you should not be eating we suggest you shift to thinking what you should be eating.

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People, these days are becoming increasingly aware of how their eating and lifestyle habits, has a direct effect on their health. They are making a conscious effort towards living a healthier life by making certain dietary changes. Attributing to it high nutritional value, Sprouted Brown Rice has been gaining a lot of importance in the past few years. This variety of Brown Rice, has a sweeter flavor and less chewy texture as compared Brown Rice. Owing to its delicious taste it can be used in a many recipes that you would use your white or brown rice for. Sprouted Brown Rice is loaded with a number of healthy nutrients. It is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories as it does not contain any saturated fat. It is high in fiber, gluten-free and a good source of manganese, phosphorus and Vitamin B6. Eating Sprouted Brown Rice is especially beneficial to women as it controls weight, promotes healthy skin, helps reduce menstrual stress and increases stamina and energy.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 05:26

Ramadan Tips from James Heagney

By James Heagney, D5 Head Coach


Observing a 16 hour fast can at first invoke many difficulties in balancing your daily nutrition and hydration. However, it can be used to your advantage from a body compositional perspective, depending on the food choices you make. Intermittent fasting is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many people around the world looking to reduce body fat. This style of eating fits perfectly into timing’s for Ramadan in the Middle East. The 16 hour fast, 8 hour feeding are the exact guidelines for intermittent fasting.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 07:18

The causes and cures to Acne

By Dr. Uttam Kumar, Specialist – Dermatology at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi


Know what it is?

When some people say acne, what they're really referring to is a few hormonal spots found on their body. But as medically diagnosed, acne is a very common chronic disorder affecting the hair follicles and oil glands of the skin that results in clogged pores and inflammation. Usually these lesions can appear on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. It's ongoing, painful, sometimes embarrassing for the individual and it can be very difficult to get under control.

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Written by: Rikka Mehta, Head of Marketing Communication, Dabur International


It should come as no surprise that smoking is bad for dental health and oral hygiene. Tobacco products contain harmful chemicals that can cause severe damage to health including oral cancers, inflammation of salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth and leukoplakia or white patches inside the mouth. Among the less severe oral problems are gum diseases, accumulation of plaque and tartar, bad breath, slow healing after a tooth extraction or other procedures, and discoloration of teeth. Smokers may also lose their sense of smell and taste.

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By Brandon Bekker, Managing Director at Mimecast, Africa and the Middle East


The internet of things has transformedthe healthcare sector,allowingpractitioners toeasily share information and deliver personalised treatments.Yet many experts in the security industry believe that of all the industries facing serious cyber threats, healthcare is possibly the most at risk.That’s because relatively speaking, healthcare organisations are still behind when it comes to security defences.

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Monday, 18 December 2017 09:24

Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018


Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018.

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