Health Headlines

New alert sounded in the UAE over eating disorders Eating disorders left undiagnosed and therefore untreated are leading to potentially severe and irreversible health problems


by Leen B Jesmas

The medical fraternity is paying homage to the health workers who lost life due to Ebola. More than 120 health workers who were doing medical service in the Ebola hit areas are the victims of this epidemic. As per the official report of WHO, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died. This include doctors,nurses and other health care workers.There are several factors that lead to high proportion of infected medical staff. They include shortages of personal protective equipment or its improper use, far too few medical staff for such a large outbreak, and the compassion that causes medical staff to work in isolation wards far beyond the number of hours recommended as safe, it is reported. Another alarming part of the whole story is that, in the three hardest­hit countries, only one to two doctors are available to treat 100,000 people, and these doctors are heavily concentrated in urban areas. The death of so much medical professionals prevent other countries to send medical teams to the epidemic areas. The African Union is in their efforts to recruit new staff to meet this emergency situation. Alive pays a big salute to the real Heroes of Medical community,who dedicated their service to fight against an epidemic. 


by Nikhil Raj N.

                                                                     E-cigarette manufacturers are promoting themselves as an alternative for cigarettes & an easy option to quit smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns the E-cigarette users , as the accidental poisoning from the same has risen significantly. E-cigarettes are being more popular among the working class young generation. More than 8000 different flavours, including fruit,candy, alcohol etc are available in market. 466 companies are producing e cigarettes globally. Studies prove that E-cigarettes will make a  person addicted to nicotine and there by to smoking. It exposes the smoker as well as the by-stander more to nicotine. When you stop using it, you may feel   withdrawal  symptoms including feeling irritable, depressed , restless & anixious. E cigrattes may be less harmful than conventional tobacco cigarettes , but never an alternative.

Health Headlines

by Vijayalakshmi V

New alert sounded in the UAE over eating disorders
Eating disorders left undiagnosed and therefore untreated are leading to potentially severe and irreversible health problems, experts have warned.They include stunted growth, abnormally slow heart rate and osteoporosis.

100 given free heart surgery by Burjeel Hospital
A hospital has provided 100 free heart operations, at an average cost of Dh100,000 each, in a scheme dedicated to the memory of the founding President, Sheikh Zayed.Burjeel Hospital has also pledged to provide another 1,000 free cardiac operations over the next five years to patients in need throughout the region and Indian subcontinent.

by Incy Joseph

Fluoride was introduced to public drinking water in the 1940s. Intially it was widely accepted as a great medical innovation and was regarded as safe. Now however,many are realizing fluoride is not what we have been lead to believe. The hard thing is that this fluoride used in water and toothpaste is a toxic waste substance. Any person who drinks fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never be the same person mentally and physically. Dental fluorosis is caused by fluoride exposing to teeth. Those with dental fluorosis can also have too much fluoride in other areas of body as well. Skeletal fluorosis is also common when bones become over fluoridated. Having too much fluoride in body risks to organs and increases the rate of cancer

Look Young With Sunscreen

by Anagha. M. Kumar

Want to look younger? Regular sunscreen usage can diminish wrinkles and protect against skin ageing. Applying sunscreen daily is known to reduce the risk of skin cancer.For the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Australian researchers followed 903 adults younger than 55 for nearly four and a half years. Half of the participants were asked to apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater on their head, neck, arms and hands every morning, and to reapply when necessary. The other half used sunscreen at their discretion. The researchers measured the damage caused to skin by exposure to sun's rays, on the back of each person's left hand at the start and end of the study. Those who used sunscreen daily were 24 per cent less likely to show any increased skin aging. 

Perchlorate An Environmental Toxin

by Bejoy Antony

High levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in the offsprings of some women. The possible harmful side effects of perchlorate in mothers and their children are very high nowadays.The effect of perchlorate,is very crucial on children born to mothers with above average levels of this substance in their system. Babies born to women with the high levels of perchlorate in their body will have below average IQ levels when compared to other children. The thyroid gland, which is needed to help regulate hormone levels in humans is the first part to be affected by Perchlorate. Hypothyroidism in newborns and children can lead to below average intelligence.As Perchlorate is an environmental toxin found every where, the rate of this situation is higly increasing.

Meet The Masters

Raza Siddiqui, the CEO of The Arabian Health Care Group started his carrier with pharmaceutical industry in India. From there he took his first entry in Apollo Hospital. After 4 years he came up with the idea of promoting medical tourism in India. As a step to promote India as a health care destination and to expand the Apollo Group with branches all over the region, he then moved to Dubai in 1999. In 2004, he became the part of Arabian Health care Group, a promising initiative undertaken by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah.AHG is a global health care management excelling at developing hospitals not only in the Middle East, but also in the international health care arena. To be an outstanding global icon in delivering quality health care with superior service, excellence and integrity is the main vision of AHG, says Mr Siddiqui. His experience profile spans three decades and is associated with some of the most prestigious corporate entities and governmental institutions. Enjoy all the aspects of life, but at the same time live a good discipline life is that one important message Mr Siddiqui wants to share with the Medi Biz team.

Baked Omlet

by Anjali J Menon

Cooking spray
2 tbs chopped onion
2 tbs chopped green bell pepper
2 tbs chopped mushrooms
salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 egg whites or a container refrigerated pasteurized
egg white substitute

Grease the loaf pan with cooking spray.
Mix the onion, green bell pepper, and mushrooms and sprinkle them into the pan.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Pour the egg whites into this.
Cook in a microwave oven for 3 minutes on high setting.
Remove and stir the cooked egg white with all the other ingredients.
Cook for 3 more minutes on High.Adjust salt and pepper, and serve it hot.


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