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Amanda Tomlinson

Amanda Tomlinson, Author at LiveHealthy.ae

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The list of where you can hang out with your dog on a day off — or even a day on — is getting longer every day. There’s even an app for that: Flopster, which brings the UAE’s pet-loving community together, tells everyone where dogs and people can hang out together and has some pretty great images of dogs having a great time across the emirates.  Of course there are golden rules to follow when...

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Owning a dog in Dubai is becoming much more social thanks to a growing trend in pet-friendly locations. Restaurants and cafes are increasingly opening their terraces and even doors to friendly canines and their owners. There has been an explosion of dog parks, both indoor and outdoor, and some of the city’s hotels have started welcoming furry friends. Naturally, there has also been an increase in events organized specifically for dogs and their owners.  Social...

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This article is part of #HOWSWEETITISN’T — a series in which livehealthy.ae takes a closer look at how sugar affects our health. When cutting down on refined sugar, it is natural to try to replace that sweet taste with what can be perceived as guilt-free substitutes.  In many ways sugars found in honey, maple syrup and other natural forms can be a healthier alternative, because they also contain nutrients not found in refined table sugar. But they...

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Summer in the UAE is not just uncomfortable. It can be life-threatening for babies and children, who are more sensitive than adults to the effects of heat and humidity, such as heat stroke.  Their small bodies are unable to regulate temperature effectively, making it vital that parents and caregivers limit exposure to excessive heat and learn to recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness.   Dr Eunice Adei, specialist pediatrician at Emirates Hospital Palm Jumeirah, says that...

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When my son was born two years ago, I wanted to protect his delicate fair skin from the sun’s harsh rays, but didn’t want to smother him in sunscreen containing chemicals I knew little about. My priority was, and still is, to limit his sun exposure, and when that isn’t possible, cover his skin and use sunscreen containing minerals, believing it to be more ‘natural’. It turns out my preference for mineral, or physical, sunscreen...