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For most people the daily fast of Ramadan is tough, but for those with eating disorders (EDs) this time of year can have a more sinister allure. “One of the common misconceptions in the Middle East is that EDs are a ‘Western problem’,” says Dina Zalami, a counseling psychologist from Thrive Wellbeing Centre. “While diagnosable eating disorders may have been more present in the West in the past, globalization and social media have given rise...

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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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It’s been a stressful 12 months, so reports of a a 2,000 percent increase in Google searches on headaches should not come as a huge surprise. Headaches affect up to 78 percent of the global population at some point in their lives. Then there’s the 15 percent of people who suffer from the crippling impact of migraines.  According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world, classed by the...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is still a much-misunderstood disorder, despite affecting an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the global population. That figure could be as high as 20 percent in the UAE, according to studies by some doctors who fear that many people don’t come forward because they are embarrassed about discussing the symptoms, which might include a combination of bloating, severe cramps, flatulence and diarrhea. With no clear test for IBS, any diagnosis usually...

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Imagine this scenario: Concerned about Joe Biden’s Middle East policy and the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel decides to get on everyone’s good side and announces that it will vaccinate the entire Palestinian population against Covid-19. Such a decision would be an instant public relations victory. But dream on. While Israel is among leaders in the world in inoculating its population, it has shown no inclination toward...

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We’re hearing buzzwords like digital health tech, biohacking, health optimization and digital health monitoring, but what do they actually mean when it comes to our wellness?  They may sound impenetrable, but essentially they all refer to the many sophisticated ways that are emerging to improve specific aspects of your health that go beyond the usual advice to eat well, exercise and take whatever vitamins your doctor thinks you need.  It can be as simple as...

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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,...