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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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Every year since 1970, Earth Day brings together the world’s countries and communities in a bid to highlight how important it is to assist mother nature when it comes to restoring equilibrium among our precious planetary ecosystems. But this year, the need has never been more critical, says Sébastien Chauvin, chief executive of Veolia Middle East. “It is our duty to do whatever we can to reduce water consumption, electricity wastage as well as actively recycle whenever...

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Abu Dhabi residents now have their choice of two Covid-19 vaccines, with news this week that the emirate has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech version. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is free, just like the jab produced by the Chinese company Sinopharm, and is also delivered in two doses. The head of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, told CNBC in the US this month that people will probably need a third dose within six to 12 months of being vaccinated. Doses...

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  This story by Isobel Whitcomb originally appeared in Earther and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.     Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t...

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Rachael Sacerdoti, founder of the 12-week fitness and nutrition program It’s SO Simple, knows this time of year can bring its share of confusing weight-loss myths and messages.  “The key with everything, and in particular during Ramadan, is to pay attention to what your body is telling you,” she says.  To keep things, well, simple, she has two easy-to-follow messages of her own.  Leave tough workouts for later Although working out before eating can be...

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Why not build on the health opportunities that Ramadan provides, and use the Holy Month to build habits that will last the whole year through? Fasting in Ramadan is similar to a consistent practice of intermittent fasting, in which food is consumed within a smaller window of time. During the Holy Month, fasting is done between the Fair and Magrib prayer – roughly 12 hours between dawn and dusk. Fasting is considered to be a natural...

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We searched the Livehealthy archives for the best healthy Ramadan advice and tips: everything from what to eat, to when and how; when to workout and what to do; how to be more sustainable, more mindful and more meditative, and how to clean out your closets – and your mind. Go easy on high-intensity cardio One thing that can happen during Ramadan is that the body can enter a catabolic state. This is when the body...

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In this exclusive piece for Livehealthy, Lebanon’s five-times tennis champion Sandrine Jabra uses the occasion of the International Day of Sport to write about how hope is the key to overcoming pandemic challenges We are constrained with socially distanced rules imposed by the pandemic that are keeping us apart from our beloved ones. Like other industries, the sports world has also been in shock for more than a year and organizations are searching for means to...

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Colon cancer is both common and preventable and the best way to reduce the risk of getting it is to have a colonoscopy. That’s the thrust of a new colon cancer awareness campaign from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “What we really want for everyone to understand is that colorectal cancer can affect all of us. No one is protected,” explains Dr Ammar Kheir, a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “But the good news is, it...

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The first Covid-19 vaccine to be produced in the Arab region will be called Hayat-Vax – and the assembly line is already rolling out two million doses per month. The joint venture between the UAE, the Chinese firm Sinopharm and the Abu Dhabi-based technology company G42 launched this week, producing the vaccine with its partner Julphar. The KIZAD-based plant will have three filling lines and five automated packaging lines and once it reaches production capacity,...