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Three years ago, the UAE acquired something new: the first and (still) the only online magazine for men and women on health, fitness and wellness, beaming out from the Middle East to the world. Livehealthy covers all things to do with making you feel healthier, happier and just better. The aim is to promote awareness of good habits, encourage moderation or change where necessary and to explore new, emerging methods on how to achieve a...

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As the pandemic took hold and couples were able to spend more time together at home, the assumption was that one thing would lead to another and the result would be a baby boom around now. But the statistics don’t really bear that out. Birth rates have actually fallen for the past year since Covid-19 changed our lives.  According to microtrends.net, the birth rate for the UAE in 2020 actually dropped by 0.88 percent from...

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Atopic dermatitits, or eczema is a distressing and sometimes painful skin disease that affects far more than the skin, and it's becoming more prevalent. Bu understantind of the disease and how to treat it has improved greatly in recent years.

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Angela Bishara started suffering agonizing joint pain and inflammation in her knee shortly after turning 30. Unable to drive, walk properly or stand up for longer than 10 minutes, she turned to the spice turmeric –and it’s primary bioactive substance curcumin – to tackle the symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as Hashimoto’s disease and reactive arthritis.  “I can’t describe the pain, the heaviness, the frustration, the fear of not knowing if I would...

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There are so many layers to depression and it can be an incredibly destabilising period in a person’s life. The common recommendation is to see a mental health professional, but with therapy costing hundreds of dirhams just for one session, that is just not an option for most of the population here in the UAE.  Despite the fact that globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression, according to the World...

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Let’s be honest, sex isn’t something we discuss that openly in the UAE, despite the fact that quite a few of us are doing it. But how have our patterns of intimacy and desire changed during the pandemic? And what, if anything, will be the long-term effects? When Livehealthy conducted a survey of our readers across our social media channels – and spoke to some readers to get personal stories – what we came away...

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So many of us get involved in the great parenting debate over what gender is more challenging to raise that we are in danger of overlooking a more serious issue: what is the best way to bring boys up to be honorable and respectful men? I speak from experience, not only as a mother of two boys (and two girls) but also as a psychologist who has spent decades working with boys and men. While...