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The Chronic Flare

More than 20 per cent of the UAE population suffers from some kind of arthritis. The physical pain inflicted by a chronic illness such as arthritis is accentuated when the emotional fear of missing out on life’s beautiful adventures drags itself into the rather melancholy picture. People with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) receive diagnosis late. For instance, fibromyalgia remains undiagnosed in up to three out of four people and diagnosis time averages five years. The key to dealing with [...]

Be alert! Know the facts about Colorectal Cancer

  More than 90% of Colorectal Cancer occurs to people aged 50 and above. According to an article in Gulf News1, "In the UAE, colon cancer in Emirati men occurs at an earlier average age of 47 compared to 50 in the West."  There is said to be more incidence of CRC in men as compared to women. How does it develop? Most commonly begins with a polyp in the innermost layer of the colon or rectum. In some cases the growth [...]