There’s a lot to commemorate this month in health news! Healthy & Happy highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Osteoporosis Day (20 October) and World Vegetarian Day (1 October) while Anesthesiologist Dr Feras Hamati tackles the epidemic of excess – he describes how he prepares a patient who’s obese for surgery (World Obesity Day is on 11 October).
Also in health features, Sheela Sheth unpacks the health, beauty and culinary benefits of cockscomb. Pharmacist Ruba Al Far investigates hidden carcinogens with a roundup of what to limit to reduce cancer risk and enjoy a better quality of life.
Our experts inspire us to live our best lives yet from learning the five skills of emotional intelligence (International Consultant and Trainer Dr Tareq Rasheed) to dealing with perfectionism when it gets in the way of our emotional health and wellbeing (Clinical Psychologist Haneen Mas’oud) and rescuing a sexless marriage (Relationships and Couples Therapist Mariam Hakim).
Fashion and Beauty Blogger Rama Zoughali gets us winter-ready with fashionable statement coats while Rola Hamdan ensures our hands and feet are healthy and pretty for the cooler season.
Photographer Anastasia Casey specialises in portrait photography that captures generations of families. This month, she shares her expert tips, encouraging us to document our family history with professional photographs beyond weddings and graduations.