Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Introduces Virtual Consultations

In line with the recently announced, ‘Stay Home’ campaign by the UAE, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) has introduced the additional appointment option of virtual consultation appointments for both new and existing patients, to complement their current face to face appointment offering. Launching on the 4th of April, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai’s world class team …

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6 Simple Tips From Fitness First to Manage Your Stress During Stress Awareness Month

Not only can stress have a profound effect on your psychological wellbeing but it can also compromise your physical health. The first step to managing stress is to recognise its effects on your thoughts, feelings and behavior.   Chronic stress, especially when left unaddressed can trigger mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. At the same time, stress can also alter the …

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The Role of Healthcare Technology in Fighting Diabetes

Dubai Science Park (DSP), a science and healthcare-focused business community, hosted the 10th edition of its Advance Health forum to highlight how technology is transforming diabetes treatment and prevention in the UAE. The relentless rise of disruptive technology is transforming healthcare systems around world and the role of health-tech in diabetes diagnosis continues to surge in proportion to this growth.

More Mental Health Specialists Needed to Respond to Growing Demand for Services

More mental health specialists needed to respond to the growing demand for services, Experts at Advance Health Forum State YouGov: Most UAE residents would seek professional help if they or someone they knew was suffering from mental health problems Dubai Science Park MD: “The more we discuss mental health, the more successful we will be in tackling this challenge at an …

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Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the figures are more alarming in the Middle East. The prevalence of obesity in …

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An Apple a Day Does Not Keep the Doctor Away!

It is very important that we understand Eating Disorders (EDs) beyond their diagnostic labels. On one end of the spectrum lies Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa while Binge Eating is on the other extreme end. Yet, there is one common factor between the three diagnoses – CONTROL. Let’s further analyze the Anorexia Nervosa category to get a better understanding of the nitty gritty of self-starvation.

What Your Psychiatrist Forgot to Tell You About Antidepressants

If you are a person who is battling with depression or has previously experienced the dreadfulness of being clinically depressed, you would probably understand how heavy every day feels. Sometimes when things seem gloomy and time runs dry the only outlet is to visit your local psychiatrist. When you get prescribed with your first dosage of antidepressants, you think that this would be the answer to all your questions only to find out the ugly truth. It is obvious that we would all prefer an immediate fix for all our problems but unfortunately, nothing in life works that way.

In fact, being on antidepressants is one of the most painful journeys anyone can go through. Let’s start with the side effects that your doctor never mentions.