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Of all the advances in treating lung cancer, the field of personalized medicine is one of the most promising – and vital.  That’s because it helps doctors determine what – if any – “driver mutations” cancer cells may contain. These are alterations in the genetic material that impact cell growth and survival.  Mutations are found in more than 45 percent of patients diagnosed with lung cancer, which is why knowing about them makes all the...

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I’d never heard of the term bruxism until a few months ago, when I found myself waking up with an ache in my jaw and clenching my back teeth during the day. A quick Google search landed me at ‘bruxism’ – a medical (and dental) condition where you grind, gnash or clench your teeth in response to a number of factors including stress and anxiety, an abnormal bite or missing and cooked teeth, or it...

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The UAE’s successful bid to host the 28th Conference of the Parties — COP28 — in 2023 is inspiring hope and confidence that the Government’s pledges on the environment will lead to real and lasting change. The announcement came last week during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, with the UAE’s bid being endorsed by The Asia Pacific Group of nations and receiving real support due to a number of pledges the UAE has made. The...

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For most runners, aside from those intrepid zealots chasing ultra-distances, the marathon represents the pinnacle of their sport. On Friday November 26 2021, the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon returns to give entrants in the UAE capital an opportunity to reach their own milestones by completing 42 kilometers.  It is the third incarnation of the Abu Dhabi Marathon and after a two-year, Covid-enforced wait, the 2021 edition promises a new, faster route that is focused around...

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The UAE is in the midst of a diabetes crisis, but what might be lesser-known is that prediabetes — often the precursor to full-blown type 2 diabetes — is also at critical levels. Research from GluCare Integrated Diabetes Center in Dubai has revealed that around 15 percent of people in the UAE have prediabetes.  That’s around 19 percent of Emiratis and 15 percent of expatriates living with the condition. “One in six people are affected...

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Dr Shoji Shiba has helped some of the world’s biggest companies and governments — Toyota, India — turn their way of doing business around and come back stronger than ever. So how did the business theorist and Professor Emeritus of Japan’s University of Tsukuba create his groundbreaking management theories? The same way he realized he could, and should, open his own mind: by looking at art.  Several pivotal works prompted this inner reckoning. One came...

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Media coverage of COP26 over the last three weeks has been almost relentless and often  confusing. But what does it actually all mean for those of us who live in the Middle East, and particularly, in the UAE? How will the climate crisis affect our daily lives and how might the pledges made as part of the summit’s Glasgow Pact at the summit actually impact our future health and wellness? First, we need to understand...

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This article is published as part of a series marking Movember, a month highlighting men’s health, mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Back in June 2014, a cheery wave from a small hand would change my life for good. The hand belonged to my then two-year-old daughter, and she was waving at me as I was being wheeled into a Dubai hospital for surgery. My op was the culmination of a...

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There’s a positive buzz spreading across the region and beyond about Method By Kat, a program of functional, predominantly bodyweight workout classes for women who want to lose weight, get strong or just feel healthier. We decided to track down Kathryn Diab, the Dubai-based woman behind the brand to find out what it’s all about. The mother-of-six — SIX — looks fresh and energized when we meet and I get the feeling that this is...

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This article is published as a series marking Movember, a month highlighting men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Pete Davidson, a standup comic and regular on the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, may be living it up with Kim Kardashian now, but he has had some very public struggles with mental health. Davidson has been frank about having borderline personality disorder and depression with suicidal thoughts, even in...

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Gracie and Sophie Tyrell had a very personal reason for creating their healthy snack brand Squirrel Sisters with no sugar added. The 2015 launch of their company was directly linked to Sophie’s diagnosis with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a potentially life-threatening heart condition, and her recovery from major heart surgery. Sophie was an active 25-year-old who loved endurance runs and bike rides, trekking mountains in the UK and working hard in her marketing job, until a free health...