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In the Livehealthy series, “My work,” we delve into how people deal with job stress. We do this anonymously so people can be totally honest about their experiences without fear of reprisal. For this piece, and to celebrate International Nurses’ Day, a psychiatric nurse at a government hospital in Bahrain recounts her experience to Georgie Bradley. The work day for a nurse is never a straight eight hours. Something always come up, especially when you think...

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There are more ways than ever before to focus on our own health and that of our family, not to mention get some stylish workout gear, smart supplements, eat well and take care of the planet, too. Recapp app With 1,500 users and three tonnes of materials collected, RECAPP, the UAE’s first free recycling service has been building real momentum since it was launched in October 2020 by Veolia Middle East and Agthia Group. RECAPP...

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For many of us, Ramadan extends beyond abstaining from pleasures like food and drink. It’s also a time of giving, a month aimed at mindful practices like Zakat, the Arabic word for purifying or cleansing, which is a top priority for Muslims during this time. What is Zakat? Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It requires Muslims to donate 2.5 percent of their wealth. This should be done once a year, and...

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The World Health Organization has approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, providing international recognition and paving the way to help lower-resource countries vaccinate their populations.The news came at the end of a week in which National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority spokesperson Dr Saif Al Dhaheri told the weekly UAE Government media briefing that almost 70 percent of people over 16 have been vaccinated, to the tune of 10.7 million doses. The UAE also...

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While many enjoy the reflective, spiritual and community aspects that are part of this month, they struggle with moodiness and fatigue, which they attribute to lack of food or water during the day. The truth is that being “moody” and “tired” probably is the result of people experiencing withdrawals from addictive substances, dehydration, poor sleep, lack of exercise and eating poorly at sunset.  The research is conclusive:  fasting, when done right, is healing and restorative...

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Whether it’s a “Zoom boom,” more time on their hands or the increasing availability and accessibility of procedures, the pandemic has created more interest in cosmetic surgery. According to a new study published in the journal Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, when researchers surveyed 130 dermatologists around the world, they found that 85 percent of their patients named Zoom as the inspiration for their cosmetic consultation. Patients citing Zoom for their interest in cosmetic surgery were particularly concerned...

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Training plans don’t always, well, go to plan and with so many of us starting to feel the fatigue of fasting during the Holy Month, the disappointment of missing the mark with your fitness goals or indeed losing your workout mojo can leave you wanting to veto training altogether. The same goes for non-fasters, who had high hopes for workouts galore during reduced office hours, but find themselves exhausted from still working late into the...