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Nine-year-old schoolgirl dies from flu complication in Dubai

Nine-year-old schoolgirl dies from flu complication in Dubai

The little girl’s funeral was held at the Al Quoz Cemetery, and Ameena is survived by parents and three sisters. A nine-year-old schoolgirl from India met with a tragic death on Tuesday after suffering from flu-related complications for over a week. Ameena Annum Sharaf, a Grade 4 student at GEMS Our Own Indian School in…

Insect repellents ‘encourage more bugs’

Insect repellents ‘encourage more bugs’

INSECT repellents widely used as a defence against mosquitoes could actually lead to an increase in their numbers, new research has revealed. Scientists say sprays and lotions that use picaridin to provide long-lasting protection against mosquitoes, which spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus, can kill their natural predators that feed…

Higher Vitamin D level associated with better exercise capacity

Higher Vitamin D level associated with better exercise capacity

Not just bone health, higher Vitamin D level in blood linked to cardiorespiratory fitness Vitamin D levels in blood are linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study shows that higher levels of vitamin D are…

Greater screen time may lead to increased anxiety and depression, finds study

Greater screen time may lead to increased anxiety and depression, finds study

The more screen time your child has, the more will he or she be prone to anxiety and depression, finds study. More screen time among kids result in anxiety and depression among them © Shutterstock Parents make sure you reduce the screen time for the psychological well-being of your children. A recent study has recommended…

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