Millions of people take multivitamins each day. Some believe it’s a sort of insurance in case their diet is missing some essential nutrients. Others believe it will ward off disease by boosting immunity, improving brain health, or regulating metabolism. It’s easy to see where these ideas come from: ads tout wide-ranging health benefits, even though most offer little or no evidence to back up the claims.
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza A or B viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. It can range from mild to severe. When ill with the flu, people often feel some (or even all) of these flu symptoms:
You wake up tired, but you know that you’ve got something to look forward to. It’s not your morning commute, your day at work or getting the kids to school on time.
It’s your morning cup of coffee. You’re not alone.
Is drinking coffee bad for you?
Some people say their heart feels weird after drinking coffee. They may experience a racing heart, heart palpitations or an increased heart rate. So, does that mean coffee is bad for the heart?
Science has the answer to these questions, and for coffee drinkers, there’s some good news and some bad news.
Strengthening your heart is one of the best things you can do for your health. As you know, exercise is the best way to strengthen your heart. A person who does not exercise is twice as likely to have heart disease as an exerciser. If you have a history of heart disease or are concerned about your heart health, you should develop a regular exercise routine.
We all know that our heart is one of the most sensitive organs of our body. The aorta, which forms an integral and vital part of this organ, is responsible for blood circulation with every heartbeat throughout the body. Many people can face aortic valve diseases, which in return is responsible for poor heart health, leading to fatality if not treated properly. Our team takes a deeper look at the aorta, its importance to your heart and ultimately, health.
A common saying often referred to by people when going through a period of emotional unwellness is “they are suffering from a broken heart”. Although there is truth in the connection between the physical and emotional, how real can this be? We investigate the topic below.
According to MOHAP (Ministry of Health and Prevention), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is a one of the leading cause of deaths in the UAE and worldwide, followed by cancer, road accidents. And more shocking is the statistics pointing to the impact it has on younger generations, with half of heart disease affecting persons 35 years and younger.
The obesity epidemic is a global problem, which is set to increase over time unless the seriousness of this disease is addressed. However, the effects of obesity on the respiratory system are often still underappreciated. Let us examine the impact it has on one of your major organs – your lungs.
Often the news from a doctor to a patient about the necessity of having a pacemaker inserted is met with great fear and trepidation. The small electronic device, that has almost become a standard treatment in heart rhythm irregularities, still fills many with dread at the mention of this procedure. Our team shares some more information that will hopefully alleviate some uncertainty, and support patients in their discussions with their cardiologist.
The sweet treat that both children and adults adore is often label as both sinner and saint. Billions are spent on this delicacy around the world. Many holidays are celebrated with chocolate as a main feature – think Valentine’s Day, Eid, Christmas, Halloween, birthdays and more. As July is the month in which this treat is celebrated by all, we wanted to investigate it to determine its true colors.
Most people suffer from a headache at some point in their life. Some are fleeting and easily dissipate with simple over-the-counter pain relief, whilst others grip you in pain for days and come back regularly. Why is this and what can you do to prevent this? Our team delves into the reasons behind this common occurrence in more detail.