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Abu Dhabi is home to an amazing collection of marine life. Dolphins, turtles and even the occasional whale shark can all be spotted around the coastline, and these sightings are always met with immense joy and excitement.  But lately, a less-cuddly sea creature has been congregating in the emirate — one many people have no desire to see. The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) has issued a warning to look out for sea snakes swimming...

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Providing an invigorating burst of fresh air and beautiful views, running or walking the many gorgeous pedestrian-friendly routes of the UAE capital is therapeutic for both the body and soul. The weather has cooled and now our excuse that ‘it’s too hot to exercise outside’ doesn’t have a leg to stand on. So, get ready to skip the gym and check out these picturesque routes instead. Al Maryah Island Head down towards the water from...

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Fiona Rennie — Menopause Doc Dubai on Instagram — is a family medicine doctor at Dubai’s Genesis Healthcare Center in Dubai Science Park. Earlier this month, on The Livehealthy Podcast, she spoke about how women in the UAE are struggling with this transition, in part because the medical profession is so ill-equipped to deal with it, and why research is showing that menopause hormone therapy, aka HRT, is safer and more beneficial than ever. Her...

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I tiptoed through a bootcamp session and slid out of the gym door. As I sat in my car preparing to leave, two energetic girls tapped on the driver side window. Startled, I quickly pushed the gear shift back into park and rolled down the window. They greeted me with nervous giggles then one bravely asked, “Ummm…we wanted to know where’d you get your braids done?” I relaxed and explained that while my hair is...

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Padel is the upbeat, exciting and ultra-trendy new kid of the sporting world. Best described as a cross between tennis and squash, and boasting a legion of celebrity fans, it’s fast, fun, riotous and one of the fastest-growing sports across the globe. Players in the UAE have thoroughly jumped on the craze, with new clubs popping up all the time. Even some tennis courts are being turned into areas to play this cooler-than-cool new racket...

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Arthritis is a broader term covering more than 100 diseases, which come with an assortment of pain, inflammation, swelling, stiffness, redness, warmth, tenderness and joint deformity. One in every five people in the UAE is diagnosed with some form of it.  Arthritis is often referred as the silent disease, as some people might be living with it — and in pain — without even knowing. That’s why creating awareness is crucial, so fewer people with...

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On May 22 this year, 21 of the 172 runners taking part in the Gansu Ultramarathon died from hypothermia and eight others were hospitalized. The race, organized by the local government in Jingtai county in the Chinese province, was a 100km trail run through the high-altitude and exposed mountainous terrain of the Yellow River Stone Forest.  The Chinese government has since banned ultra races, and have held 27 race officials accountable for the deaths that...