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Your primary care doctor is ultimately the person you trust with your health and wellbeing, the professional you can turn to when you or a family member are in physical pain and is likely to be your first port of call if you’re suffering with mental health issues. So, why is it that some of us take longer to choose our dinner than we do to pick the right doctor?  It might be easier to...

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Growing up in Saudi Arabia, Dr Dina Al-Tayeb always loved sports. Her mother encouraged her passion, despite the severe restrictions her country imposed on women taking part in sport. The dentist and mother-of-three tells the Livehealthy Arabic Podcast how she beat the odds and how, after more than 15 years of steady hard work, she became the first Saudi woman to complete the notoriously grueling Ironman Triathlon. The triathlon combines a 2.4-mile (3.8km) swim, a 112-mile (180km)...

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It’s been well over a year since Covid-19 began dominating headlines worldwide, and unfortunately that still remains true today.  In the UAE, the vaccination programme is proving successful with the Emirates moving up to 8th place in Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience Ranking, which ranks the countries in terms of how effectively they are handling the pandemic. What these rankings – and indeed daily case figures – don’t reveal is how many people are still suffering from...

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We all have disagreements in our lives, whether with colleagues, with spouses, with children, with parents and everyone else we come across. But how do these disagreements affect our mental health? How should we be handling them for the best outcome? And how can we learn from people who think in different ways? Dr Haseeb Rohilla, specialist psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai, has some insight, plus top tips for resolving disagreements in the healthiest...

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The number of people living with eating disorders is on the increase both in the UAE and worldwide, making World Eating Disorders Action Day (June 2) more important than ever.  One organization that’s working to raise awareness in the region, while supporting those living with a variety of eating disorders, is the Middle East Eating Disorders Association (MEEDA). The not-for-profit association was founded in Lebanon in 2009 by clinical psychologist Dr Jeremy Alford who wanted...