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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,...

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Many of us have experienced grief in the last year, losing parents, grandparents, children or other relatives or dear friends. Not all the lives that were lost were a direct outcome of the pandemic. Many deaths were a consequence of the pandemic – limitations caused by stringent hospital procedures, for example.  What is truly concerning however, is that our social media feeds have turned into obituary columns, where we seem to appease our lack of human...

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World Water Day has been held on March 22 every year since 1993 and focuses on the importance of fresh water and specifically on how water and climate change are inextricably linked. This global calendar day was launched as a campaign to educate, inspire and drive action for change, showing how sustainable practices will reduce floods, droughts, water scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself. You have no doubt come across the...

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It’s no secret that we are in a health emergency that long pre-dates the current pandemic and directly affects 20 percent of the population: diabetes. With an equal number of pre-diabetics in the UAE, upwards of 40 percent of the UAE population either has, or is at risk of developing, diabetes. And that number is only set to grow. Despite its prevalence, diabetes is largely misunderstood, even by the majority of those who have the...

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good sleeper, or you struggle to get a good night’s rest  it’s important to realize the full potential of your nightly slumber. Five experts across the UAE’s fitness, medical and food fields go further than most to explain how they get good sleep, demonstrating that most sleep problems can be alleviated with a few simple yet sustainable changes to your lifestyle routine. Caffeine is the enemy of sleep Futtaim...

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If eight hours of slumber sounds like a dream to you and counting sheep just doesn’t do the trick, ASMR might be your ticket to a good night’s sleep.  Described as a tingling sensation that starts in the head or neck and travels down the body, this practice uses an assortment of sounds, referred to as ‘triggers.’ These can be anything from talking softly, whispering, tapping or the sound of someone brushing their hair.  The...

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I used to be vehemently opposed to napping. I considered it the ultimate waste of time. Whenever I gave in, I fell into a deep slumber that ruined my mood for the rest of my day. In my second year at university, I even replaced the bed in my dorm room with a futon and folded it up during the day so I wouldn’t be tempted. In my 30s I bought the cutest, most uncomfortable couch...