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More and more women are putting off having children, so there comes a time when many of them ask a gynecologist for help. In her practice at Primavera Medical Centre in Dubai, Dr Rosalie Sant, a member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, deals with this issue all the time. We asked her what is going on with our fertility these days – and what we can do to help it along.  Are we leaving it too...

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The Coronavirus swept through the world seemingly overnight, leaving our brains little time to absorb the shock. We know it poses a threat to our health, which causes anxiety. The virus is invisible to the human eye, which increases our fear and feelings of insecurity. When a dangerous outbreak such as Covid-19 occurs, it is normal to experience variations of post-traumatic stress. As a result, you might feel exhausted, irritable, unfocused and have trouble sleeping. Severe...

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Abu Dhabi now has its own means of analysing the genetic code of Covid-19. A team of scientists from several scientific institutions in Abu Dhabi have created a chemical solution which can extract ribonucleic acid, or RNA, from the virus. RNA acts as a messenger for cellular organisms to convey genetic information. Many viruses encode their genetic information using an RNA genome. Extracting RNA from Covid-19 is a key component in testing, as it enables scientists...

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More and more women these days are training like athletes, honing their physiques with daily HIIT sessions — sometimes back-to-back classes — as well as a string of challenges and races combined with spartan nutrition. According to Dr Rosalie Sant, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Primavera Medical Centre in Dubai and a member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, the combination is not a good recipe for getting pregnant.  Are women having trouble conceiving due to rigorous exercise...

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Anyone intending to travel to the UAE by air must present a negative Covid-19 test result before boarding their flight, and they should also expect to be tested again on arriving in the country too. The new regulations come into force on August 1 and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said they apply to all Emirati citizens, residents, tourists and transit passengers arriving at any airport in the UAE “irrespective of the...

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Danae Mercer radiates good health, but there was a time when she disliked her body so much that she was prepared to risk literally killing herself to achieve what she perceived to be perfection.  Thanks to the intervention of concerned and caring friends and teachers at the US university where she was a student, she made a full recovery. But the days of judging her body were far from over. Now she is a lifestyle...

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Researchers at Khalifa University of Science and Technology are leading a global team investigating how the COVID-19 virus, usually found in animals such as bats, has made the jump to humans. This research falls under Khalifa University’s COVID-19 Research and Development Task Force initiative, which includes multidisciplinary researchers from across the world including from the UAE, the US, China, Singapore and Australia. Collaborators from across the Middle East, North America, Europe, South East and North...