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Flu season is upon us and if you haven’t got your influenza shot yet, you are in luck. Although immunizations are normally given in October and November, this year Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is one of the outlets giving out flu shots daily through to mid-December. The shots are available from Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm on the ground floor of the hospital. Visitors must present an Emirates ID and insurance card. Now,...

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Livehealthy.ae is shining a spotlight on men’s health in the UAE throughout Movember (that explains the moustache on our social media logo). This article on the steroid-infertility paradox is one of a series of stories on the subject. A growing number of men are using steroids out of social pressure to look good. But they are either unaware of or ignoring how it affects their fertility, experts warn. A study conducted in Denmark and published...

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What do you talk about when you’re with your closest friends? Do you discuss modern philosophy? Grumble about annoying colleagues? The shocking ineptitude of same-day deliveries? Or where you should go for your next group holiday?  We cover a wide spectrum of talking points with our chums, but I can guarantee, you don’t talk in-depth about money – at least not in personal specifics.  Right now, the global economy is on its knees and the...

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Livehealthy.ae is shining a spotlight on men’s health in the UAE throughout November (that explains the mustache on our social media logo). This piece on Omar Nour one of a series of stories on the subject. Triathlon season means a familiar sight will greet competitors in events across the UAE: the beaming smile of Egyptian triathlete Omar Nour. Now retired from professional competition, Nour remains infectiously enthusiastic about both his sport and life in general,...

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If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome – you most probably have a lot of questions about what it is, what causes it and how to treat it. A simple Google search turns up a lot of conflicting and confusing information. Further digging, or finding PCOS health coaches who do a lot of the nitty-gritty work of unraveling and interpreting complex clinical research studies, could provide some relief and direction from a range...

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We are fed a lot of platitudes on positivity. From looking for silver linings to faking it till you make it to rising and shining before dawn breaks, the list is endless. However, motivational fridge magnets don’t carry the same clout as a seasoned wellness expert and successful entrepreneur. So when the JW Marriott Marquis brought a group of industry leaders together for a positivity panel called Gather, livehealthy.ae tagged along. And we came away...

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Palliative care for the terminally ill is still severely limited across the UAE due to inadequate, dated insurance policies and a lack of trained experts to care for the dying, healthcare professionals say. As palliative care is only available in a few hospitals, there is also a shortage of options for advanced pain management, despite an Emirates-wide push to advance healthcare options.  This leaves many end-of-life patients suffering, with pain being one of the most...

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Beyond Meat has shot to fame with its signature ‘bleeding’ meat, and now the vegan brand is popping up at restaurants, grocery stores and food delivery apps throughout the UAE. Here’s where to find some incredible Beyond Meat burgers, plus a few burritos too.  Plant Power Business Bay: Available by delivery only, this happy, healthy venue serves up salads with a side of calorie and macro breakdown. Their Beyond Meat burger comes with cashew chipotle...

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Health and wellness are the main priorities at Absolute Sanctuary, located on Koh Samui island in Thailand. Specializing in fitness, health, lifestyle weight management, they have a variety of programs that will help you achieve whatever goals you want to set. With Moroccan-inspired architecture hidden away in the thick vegetation of the surrounding hills, the property has 38 rooms ranging from superior versions to large suites. Inside Absolute Sanctuary The centerpiece of the resort is...

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Meg Nakagawa-Hoffman knows about mental health challenges: the New York University Abu Dhabi student was diagnosed with depression at the age of 17.  She sought out a psychiatrist and has been on medication ever since. Then her cousin, who suffered from mental health problems, took his own life. And she became determined to put mental health on the map in a productive way. Now 20, the political science and legal studies major – who is originally...

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We’re all trying to do our bit for the environment, right?  Saying no to straws and recycling plastic bottles is all good and well, but is it really possible to make a difference and save the planet? Connect With Nature is hoping to prove this is possible, thanks to a combination of modern technology and the great outdoors.  The new initiative is the brainchild of the Emirates Nature-WWF in collaboration with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi...