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‘I won’t apologise for being bald’

The shock of being diagnosed with alopecia left Victoria Short, 25, grieving for her hair, but she has learnt to hold her head up high, she tells Christine Fieldhouse Victoria Short had golden-brown, glossy locks, and when she lost a patch of hair on top of...

Is food ruining your life?

Been gorging on crisps? It’s likely you’re gripped by anxiety. Love fizzy drinks? You could be experiencing mood swings. Victoria Tipper speaks with Christine Fieldhouse about the foods that bring you down.   Who hasn’t tucked into a cheese-laden pizza or a cheeseburger and fries with soda,...

Going gluten-free in the UAE

Forget about Atkins, and ditch the caveman regime, the new trend to be overheard at the watercooler is going gluten-free. But is it a diet, way of life or simply a fad?...

Five ailments and how you can fast with them

Dr Fuad Alsaraj, Specialist Endocrinologist, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, says, “I do not advise patients with type 1 diabetes to fast. Type 2 patients on medication or with diabetic complications such as heart, renal, neuropathy and ocular diseases can fast — but must see their doctors...

Are you drinking yourself fat?

When we’re trying to lose weight, we’re diligent about tallying up the number of calories and the amount of fat in the food we eat, but many of us forget to add on our intake from the drinks we have....

’Tis the season to be healthy

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

How to boost your memory

We’ve all walked into a room and forgotten what we went in there for, or have shaken our heads in disbelief when we realised we’d missed our father’s birthday or a parents’ evening at our children’s school....

The breast cancer diet

While the statistics surrounding breast cancer – one in 12 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime and more than 1.7 million are diagnosed globally each year – are shocking enough to make most of us lose our appetites...