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Glaucoma, an eye disease that manifests as elevation of eye pressure, causing damage to the optic nerve, is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. During National Glaucoma Awareness Month Dr Salman Waqar, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and specialist in adult glaucoma and cataract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, addresses the importance of taking a holistic approach that acknowledges social, spiritual and emotional factors that contribute to the disease.  Why is holistic treatment important?...

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A pandemic won’t stop the UAE from producing new obstacle courses, parkour coaching, silent yoga, or delicious vegan and gluten-free treats. With social distancing, safe delivery and all the precautionary measures taken, here are a range of new things to try.  Trampoline tricks Bounce is giving everyone the chance to learn parkour and trampoline tricks via a new 10-week Ninja Squad program as part of its Freestyle Academy. The program caters to all ages, and...

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I’m yawning as if I haven’t slept in days. I’m struggling to string a sentence together. I can smell gas. I’m desperate for hard boiled eggs and cheese.  And I know what’s coming next.  For me, these and a host of other miserable, mind-boggling sensations and symptoms are the first warning signs of a migraine and the endless days of suffering that will accompany it.  My first migraine struck when I was seven years old....

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Doctors call endometriosis 'the benign cancer' yet this painful condition which affects around one in 10 women was barely known in the UAE a decade ago. Treatment was often radical but awareness has spread rapidly through the Emirates Endometriosis League and the message is that no woman needs live in severe pain.

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Carlos Mendez Esquivel understands what it is to be a yoga skeptic. When his brother came back from college at age 18 expounding the virtues of the practice, he laughed off it off as just a way to meet girls.  Fast forward two decades and Mendez is very much a convert. After going through a period of significant stress and anxiety in his life, his doctor in Mexico recommended he try yoga. That was 11...

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It will still be many months before we see the back of Covid-19, but as various vaccines start to come onstream there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet even as the beginning of the end of the pandemic looms, research from around the world is beginning to pose unsettling questions about where and when it all began and, in the process, offering clues to how the world might better defend itself against...

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If the news of the new mutant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading “like wildfire” in the UK, and the associated sound of borders around the world slamming shut is keeping you awake, you probably shouldn’t visit the website of the Nextstrain project. Viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 mutate all the time – not deliberately or even cunningly, as some apocalyptic recent coverage seems to imply, but as an inevitable accidental byproduct of the often error-strewn process...