Why are allergies on the rise in the UAE?

Allergies are a global problem, as around the world children are far more likely than ever, compared to adults, to develop allergies to certain foods and specific environmental elements. This is particularly true in the UAE at the moment, as dust storms and unstable weather conditions have increased cases of asthma and other respiratory illnesses.  …

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Free breast cancer screenings are available at mobile clinics across four emirates

Free screenings for breast cancer are now available through Pink Caravan mobile clinics across the UAE. The complimentary screenings are offered throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) and its partners organize the annual initiative with the support of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), Adnoc, …

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10 tips to survive the summer heat in Dubai

Dubai is known for its hot weather all year round, but did you know that temperatures can go up to 50°C (122°F) during summers and the air humidity sometimes reaches up to 90%. July and August are Dubai’s hottest months, and the summer heat is gruesome and occasionally hazardous to health. Therefore, if you are …

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How to get free infant vaccinations as an expat in the UAE

The UAE’s National Immunization Program has played a significant role in the country’s world-class public health services. Since the program’s early introduction in 1980, the UAE has witnessed a substantial decline in the spread of infectious diseases. Diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella have dropped dramatically, and the country has remained polio-free since 2004. …

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Ramadan 2022: Where to iftar in Dubai

This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on April 2 and end on May 1, during which local hotels and restaurants will offer various iftars – an evening meal that breaks the long day of fasting with family and friends. Whether you are fasting or not, iftar is a wonderful culinary experience …

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How tuberculosis will affect your UAE visa application

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten killer diseases worldwide, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the disease. As a reminder, TB is a disease caused by germs (bacteria) that are spread from person to person through the air. TB will typically affect the lungs but can go on to affect other parts …

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Common chronic diseases and cancers in Dubai and the UAE

SARS-CoV-2 has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind since the start of the pandemic. Regardless of where you live, you’ve probably started to think about your health more than ever before. While the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a cause for concern, there are other health issues we should also be focusing on. Claiming three …

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How practicing yoga can reduce your health insurance cost in the UAE

When looking across the sea of fitness options available in the market, one particular form of exercise stands out from the rest. With a history going back several millennia and records pointing to India as its origin, yoga is universally accepted as the go-to fitness option to improve health and wellbeing. With its proven benefits …

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