According to a population-based study, teens spending more time on smartphone screens can become more nearsighted than those who take breaks. Studies show that non-stop use of screens and smartphones was linked with more myopic refractive errors, especially in cases where there is low outdoor exposure. Therefore, teenagers need to take frequent breaks and lessen […]
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About Dr. Arif Khan
Dr. Arif Khan is a British Board certified Consultant Pediatric Neurologist. He is currently the CEO/Medical Director and Founder of Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center in Dubai and is also an Associate Professor (Adj) at Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai.He is a visiting Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at King's College Hospital Dubai. He is also the Director of Pediatric Neuroscience at Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi.
He founded and developed the first comprehensive children’s neuroscience center in the region called Neuropedia. It has now successfully completed 3 years of service to the regional population and has extensive plans to reach out to Northern Emirates.
Dr. Khan had been working as a Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester and has been the lead clinician for complex epilepsies, vagal nerve stimulation service and ketogenic diet in the region. He also worked as Head of Children’s Services at American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE prior to his current assignments.
He is an avid writer, authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed and public health publications. He has recently authored a book called Pediatrics – A clinical handbook. His professional memberships include fellowship of the royal college of pediatrics and child health, core member of the European pediatric neurology society and member of the British Pediatric Neurology Association.
He has been a lecturer for medical students at the University Hospital of Leicester and has been teaching on the national training courses like pediatric epilepsy training course. He is also an accredited examiner for the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.
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Water is one of the most essential nutrients on the planet. Without water, life, simply, cannot exist. It’s the principal chemical component of our body and, around two-thirds of the human body weight, somewhere between 55% and 75%, is composed of water.
Sleep is essential for physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing as well as for effective immune responses. Getting an adequate amount of sleep protects the body from developing various major diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, curbs stress, depression, anxiety. Good sleep promotes emotional wellness.
The advent of the novel coronavirus on the planet has brought a lot of changes for all of us, especially children. One such drastic change that happened in the lives of children is the concept of virtual learning. Well, before the pandemic, it was merely a concept. As the cases started to increase, the schools […]
Children with Autistic spectrum disorder have poor social skills. They fail to understand facial expressions or emotions in other people. Each child with ASD would need his or her own individualized behavioral program to help them with these differences. Getting your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder on to a Flight could be a nightmare for […]
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder that could result in hyperactivity among the children affected. Practicing preventive measures of COVID 19, like physical distancing and social isolation can lead to unforeseen changes that may worsen the symptoms of ADHD or lead to other mental health conditions like anxiety or depression in […]
There are different reasons why your kid doesn’t follow instructions, from the absence of abilities to do certain errands, to trouble preparing words, to the absence of inspiration. A good mnemonic to remember for this is ‘HASH SUCCEED’, According to Dr. Arif Khan. If you have a child with autism who is not listening to […]
Autism being a development disorder can affect the child’s behaviour and ability to communicate and interact. The unsocial behaviour in autistic children can be the result of sensory processing challenges faced by the kid or lack of communication or both.
In spite of extensive research all over the world, the condition called Epilepsy has not yet been fully understood. However, we have enough evidence to explain its underlying mechanism and rationale for treatment. Over the many years that epilepsy survived, it has evolved into what we now term as a ‘disorder’. Various medical explanations and […]
Epilepsy Treatment Dubai Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and by which the individual has a tendency to have seizures. Children are keen to know why these unpleasant events are occurring. It is advisable to educate them on their condition at the earliest. This will reduce their anxiety and build their confidence. They […]
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