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Non-Invasive Prenatal Test: The Facts

“Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping…” Once, the possibility to analyze the future development of a growing fetus would have been unimaginable. Birth was a surprise; nothing could be expected, not even life. Today things have changed profoundly. Through technology we have gifted ourselves with the power to prevent a number of birth defects, or simply raise awareness regarding the condition of a future baby. The concerns that haunt a pregnant mother are many: Will the [...]

weight loss

Slim Pickings: Managing Your Weight

“Exercise.” “Eat clean.” “Make sure you burn more calories than you consume.” Does this sound all too familiar? While all the above pieces of advice are spot-on, they often become repetitive, making the process of losing weight - and then maintaining it - seem mechanical, and in some cases, unrealistic. To help you see a more sustainable side of weight loss and management, we’ve put down five tips that one rarely hears but hits the reality spot when going about [...]

Vaccination

Are Childhood Vaccinations Dangerous?

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so what better time to talk about that dreaded subject – infant vaccination. As with everything, there are parents who adhere to the schedule and have their babies inoculated, while another set fear the possibility of side-effects and choose not to vaccinate their children. Here are a few facts and statistics about the subject. To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate According to a study published on Science Direct, individuals who are immune to an infectious disease [...]

telomeres

Telomeres: The Secrets Of Aging

"How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?" - Satchel Paige A mystery that tugs on the curiosity of most people is, how far away they are from that final breath that whisks them off this planet. Is it too early or too late to take that final holiday, which will feed a life-long dream? While most of these questions ought to be left a mystery, what must not be neglected is the discovery by three [...]

Hepatitis

Hepatitis – What You Need To Know

Did you know that the prevalence of Hepatitis in the Arabian Gulf region is only 1%? While this might seem like an appealing fact to most people in the region, the intriguing fact is that in this infinitesimal percentage, the higher prevalence in expatriate populations reflects the prevalence in the countries of origin. What is Hepatitis? The word hepatitis comes from the Ancient Greek word hepar (root word hepat) meaning 'liver', and the Latin itis meaning 'inflammation'. Having hepatitis means you have an injury to the liver with [...]

DNA

DNA Profiling and Banking

Imagine your child - who has barely reached the age where he is able to identify himself properly - has gone missing, or that you have a family history of a fatal disease that you want to act on it before it’s too late. The solution lies in an infinitesimal fragment known as DNA. An individual’s DNA profile, also referred to as ‘genetic fingerprint’ is a permanent means of identification. It paves the way through a person’s biological ties [...]

DNA

A Comprehensive Story of You

Would you like to seek greater knowledge about where you come from - a trace of lineage hundreds of years into the past? If you answered yes to that question, then it’s your lucky day! With the new ancestral testing, it has become easier than ever to trace back your heritage and figure out where your ancestry lies. How Your DNA Works There is only one unique YOU. You are made up of a distinct set of chromosomes that are passed [...]

Too Blessed To Be Stressed? Ask Your Adrenal Glands! 

Stress is a word that is used and overused for an endemic condition that everyone seems to suffer from these days; but what do you actually know about one of the most common forms of stress - Adrenal fatigue? Affecting over 66% of the world population in some way, this condition is often associated with prolonged or intense stress brought on by the tribulations of modern living as well as trauma or illness. Often ignored, Adrenal Stress is the [...]

Keep With The Beat

Heart Disease in the UAE causes 30% of deaths. It shouldn’t have to... Nowadays, it’s no longer infectious diseases than are causing panic, it’s the threat of lifestyle conditions like cardiovascular disease that have been attributed to as the leading cause of death worldwide. Annually, more people die from cardiovascular disease (or CVDs) than they do from any other cause. Known as a group of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels, CVDs range from damage of the heart muscles [...]

InSure® FIT™: The Life-Saving Test

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the UAE and US? While early detection is key to preventing this disease, it is often lack of education, or worse – embarrassment - that leads to many people not seeking help.   About Colorectal Cancer Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called a polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. While some types of polyps can change into cancer over the course of many [...]