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Ann Marie McQueen, Canadian journalist

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Dr Stephen Grobmyer comes armed with slides bearing a ton of medical information and statistics, and a most reassuring demeanor. If I had to get a breast cancer diagnosis, I might want it to come from him — chair of the oncology unit, professor of surgery and director of breast cancer surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  He’s speaking to dozens of women, alongside his colleague, Dr M Jean Uy-Kroh, chief of physician staff affairs and...

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In 2005, Faisal Al Mosawi’s life changed forever. A promising footballer for Kuwaiti’s Al Salmiya Club, then 20, he was involved in a car accident that left his back broken and his dreams of becoming a professional athlete in tatters.  Since then, Al Mosawi has dedicated his life to showing that physical injuries should not be a barrier to incredible achievements. After first coming to terms with spending his life in a wheelchair, Al Mosawi...

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We spoke to three influential Emirati women, all who participated in the What She Said speaker series at W Abu Dhabi- Yas Island, about the spirit of Emirati Women’s Day. We asked them four important questions about where they are right now, where they want to go, and how they see their lives compared to the way their mothers lived — and what responsibility they have for the women who follow their lead. Captain Salma...

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We are a world in pain — and a lot of it is in our neck. You don’t have to be tied to a computer or a phone all day to feel this, even if most of us are, whether by job or by choice — or both. According to the latest World Digital Report, released in March, the average UAE resident spent seven hours and 24 minutes online every day in 2020. That was slightly...

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There are a growing number of made-in-the-UAE businesses out there, and a lot of them are devoted to catering to people who have decided to give their lifestyles and their diets a healthy overhaul. Choose from our specially curated list of nine new options, including apps that help you track macros and order in to a food waste recycler than will divert your scraps away from landfill, a new range of vitamins and lots of...

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Seva Table is tucked away behind Seva Experience, which is tucked away behind Jumeirah Center.  Yet everyone seems to know about this little “hidden gem”; staff were turning away would-be diners even on a recent weekday lunch. A few things you need to know: Everything in this cafe is plant-based and “free from” gluten, dairy and cane sugar, GMO and plastic. There are numerous nut, garlic and onion-free options too. Everything is made on-site, and...

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I’ve been planning to book a session with Nir Levi, who visits Dubai’s Seva Experience wellness center from his home base in Paris, for years now. Something always got in the way.  But as he would say, I finally went this summer because, well, that’s just when I was meant to go.  He wouldn’t mean that in the woo-woo, spiritual bypassing way of the faux-zen wellness warrior we are all so tired of. I know...

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I get a stiff neck – and I mean really, really stiff. And quite often. From time to time, that stiffness starts to feel like concrete and a bad tension headache develops, which sits like an unwelcome helmet over most of my head. Nothing touches this pain: not painkillers, movement, massage or drinking lots of water. It can go on for days.  Luckily several years ago a physiotherapist mentioned the possibility of dry needling. Although...

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The research is stacked up: owning pets is a clearly a very healthy thing to do. From reducing stress, lowering depression, loneliness, anxiety and cholesterol; boosting serotonin and, in the case of dogs, increasing activity levels — even a longer life span — the benefits are many and well-documented. We know this at Livehealthy, where the entire editorial team are pet-lovers. Meet our menagerie. A black desert cat Ann Marie McQueen, editor I was adamant that...