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Imagine this scenario: Concerned about Joe Biden’s Middle East policy and the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel decides to get on everyone’s good side and announces that it will vaccinate the entire Palestinian population against Covid-19. Such a decision would be an instant public relations victory. But dream on. While Israel is among leaders in the world in inoculating its population, it has shown no inclination toward...

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We’re hearing buzzwords like digital health tech, biohacking, health optimization and digital health monitoring, but what do they actually mean when it comes to our wellness?  They may sound impenetrable, but essentially they all refer to the many sophisticated ways that are emerging to improve specific aspects of your health that go beyond the usual advice to eat well, exercise and take whatever vitamins your doctor thinks you need.  It can be as simple as...

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Colon cancer is both common and preventable and the best way to reduce the risk of getting it is to have a colonoscopy. That’s the thrust of a new colon cancer awareness campaign from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “What we really want for everyone to understand is that colorectal cancer can affect all of us. No one is protected,” explains Dr Ammar Kheir, a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “But the good news is, it...

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The first Covid-19 vaccine to be produced in the Arab region will be called Hayat-Vax – and the assembly line is already rolling out two million doses per month. The joint venture between the UAE, the Chinese firm Sinopharm and the Abu Dhabi-based technology company G42 launched this week, producing the vaccine with its partner Julphar. The KIZAD-based plant will have three filling lines and five automated packaging lines and once it reaches production capacity,...

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It’s not vaccines that save lives, it’s the act of vaccination, and that requires an unprecedented global effort to make sure all countries are covered, not just the richest ones.  The epidemiological and economic imperatives of equitable vaccination distribution marked the opening of the two-day virtual World Immunisation and Logistics Summit organized by the Hope Consortium, the Abu Dhabi-led mass vaccine distribution program.  “The scale of what’s needed in terms of the number of vaccinators,...

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Dr Lamees Abu Hlaiqa is an Emirati physician and executive trainer, public health expert and social media activist. She has her own podcast, Ask a Doctor with Dr Lamees. She is also a board member of the Bahr Cultural Foundation and a member of Livehealthy’s expert panel. In this translated episode of The Livehealthy Podcast (Arabic), Dr Modia Batterjee talks to Dr Lamees about the effect of toxic masculinity on men’s physical and mental health...