Back to School Guide

As parents get ready to send their kids back to school after a long summer holiday, making sure kids are being properly nourished with the right kinds of foods can make all the difference in their academic performance and in their overall health and well-being. HEALTH presents an in-depth guide to nutrition for your children… The UAE A growing issueRead more about Back to School Guide[...] Read More

Preparing Kids to Live 100 Healthy Years

Imagine a world where people live for 100 healthy years? While it may sound like a science fiction movie, it soon can become a reality, thanks to the efforts of German science and technology company Merck which has launched a strategy and action plan to prepare GEN100 – the next generation of kids who will be able to liveRead more about Preparing Kids to Live 100 Healthy Years[...] Read More

WHY OUR KIDS NEED TO BE DOING PILATES MORE THAN EVER

With our children’s ever increasing dependency on electronic gadgets, a solution is required to get them up and moving. Meet Malicah Eissa, a Pilates enthusiast trained in STOTT PILATES, who explains how the Junior Pilates program works The Program “The program was designed with the intention of developing body awareness at a young age andRead more about WHY OUR KIDS NEED TO BE DOING PILATES MORE THAN EVER[...] Read More

UNDERSTANDING BABIES

HEALTH meets with Cecile de Scally, the lead midwife, pregnancy and postnatal educator at Malaak Mama & Baby Care, a one-stop shop for all pre and postnatal support services for Mother and Child, who details her unique skill at communicating with babies. Cecile has been a nurse for nearly 30 years, of which 26 yearsRead more about UNDERSTANDING BABIES[...] Read More

The Nanny Chronicles

Recently, there has been a lot of negative news in the media about nannies in the region; both in the mistreatment of the children they are entrusted to care for and the mistreatment of the nannies themselves. HEALTH speaks to Dr. Tara Wyne, Clinical Psychologist who delves deeper into this issue… Growing Dependence Dr. WyneRead more about The Nanny Chronicles[...] Read More

WHY ARE OUR KIDS COMPLAINING OF JOINT PAIN?

From the heavy book bags to the increase in sedentary lifestyles, our kids today are complaining of back and joint pain. To help, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Hashim Zaka provides some practical tips. 1. While sitting in school, the hip, knees, and ankle joint need to be in the 90 degrees position, bottom comfortably tucked atRead more about WHY ARE OUR KIDS COMPLAINING OF JOINT PAIN?[...] Read More

Yes, Your Child is Inheriting Your Genetic Disorders

Genetic disorders are the most common cause of infant mortality in Arab nations. Genetic disorders induce approximately 20 percent of the infant mortality rates in developed countries. Defined According to Dr. Rupali Chopra, Lab Director, IGENOMIX, genetic disorders are caused by abnormalities in the human genes and can be hereditary, i.e. passed down from generationRead more about Yes, Your Child is Inheriting Your Genetic Disorders[...] Read More

Keeping Kids Safe in Style

Gone are the days when parents had to let go of their style mantra and instead, embrace baby products that were just compliant with their kids’ dressing and safety needs. With more and more manufacturers considering options galore to provide fashion statements along with safety, on-trend kids-parenting gears are now a reality. Safety with DesignRead more about Keeping Kids Safe in Style[...] Read More

Violent Images are Doing More Harm to Our Children Than you Know

From seemingly innocent cartoons to supposed children’s movies, the images of violence can actually have long-term effects on our children. HEALTH investigates. The Age According to Psychologist Devika Singh-Mankani, children begin to absorb images of violence from the time they are toddlers, under three years old. Also, children under the age of approximately six yearsRead more about Violent Images are Doing More Harm to Our Children Than you Know[...] Read More

Should Children Bother To Exercise?

One of the most common and frequently asked questions from parents all over the globe is what is the best way to raise their kids to be strong and healthy human beings. Most, if not all the questions relate to them participating in exercise. Therefore, to cover the topic of children and exercise, I willRead more about Should Children Bother To Exercise?[...] Read More