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Caline Malek, Author at Live Healthy

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Regional experts reacting to the recent, dire report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say the Middle East is more than up to the job of responding to its red alert for humanity.  The report confirmed that human influence has indisputably warmed the climate system, raising global surface temperature. It also confirmed that there is no going back from some changes already affecting the climate system. With contributions from 750 authors, citing...

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One way the UAE has tackled the pandemic is through its Al Hosn app, which  launched on April 26, 2020, and enabled smartphone users to receive their PCR test results. Later on, it was mainly used to allow visitors to enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi. On June 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) approved the “Green Pass” protocol that required UAE residents to use the Al Hosn app to show their...

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The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues its drive to vaccinate residents across the seven emirates, with more than 14.5 million doses administered as of June 21. Among those who are exempt from getting the vaccines are pregnant women, who are advised to apply for an official exemption by visiting an authorized medical center, according to the Abu Dhabi Media Office. One of those who is going to apply for an exemption is...

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As students continue to adapt to the reality of home schooling in these unprecedented times, experts are offering some recommendations on how to manage their mental health. Concerns were addressed in the recent webinar Health Out Loud x Re:Set Dialogues: Student Life during Covid-19, hosted by Middlesex University Dubai and Re:Set. “Students have been in touch with us regularly,” says Aditi Bhatia, lecturer in psychology and a wellness support group facilitator at the university. “We...

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This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story. It’s been less than five years since vertical farming first launched in the UAE but it is already emerging as a viable food security solution for a country that imports most of its fruits and...

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From helping the elderly shop for food to providing working mothers with creative ideas for their children, people are coming together in unprecedented acts of solidarity during the Covid-19 crisis. With the coronavirus forcing everyone to remain home to avoid increasing transmission, a growing number of silver linings have emerged, revealing the essential goodness at the core of humanity. In Europe, star footballer Lionel Messi donated US$1 million worth of equipment this week to a...

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As hysteria, fear and panic over Covid-19 have turned so many cities around the world into empty ghost towns, it seems many people have also abandoned common sense and logic. Although the need for caution cannot be overstated to protect the elderly and other vulnerable individuals, experts in the field of mental health are warning the rest of us that we also have a duty to be level-headed – not only to set an example...

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The UAE is taking workplace wellness to the next level by promoting the WELL Building Standard, which aims to boost employee performance by improving everything from the air they breath to the desks they sit at.  “Currently, companies are looking at wellness strategies, like programs for nutrition, smoking cessation, giving somebody a gym membership and they’re really not working,” said Ann Marie Aguilar, director of European operations at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in...

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This story is part of livehealthy.ae’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 300 news outlets launched to strengthen coverage of the climate story leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit.     Lacertid lizards are adapting to climate change across a wide variety of environments, but they are starting to disappear from cooler regions and won’t be able to cope with rising temperatures forever, according to a new study...