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While Covid-19 is proving tough for most people, the challenges are heightened in those who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  OCD is a common mental disorder that causes intrusive and distressing recurring thoughts, urges or images. The most common of these “obsessions” include fear of contamination, fear of causing harm and fear of things not being in order or out of control – scenarios that are all too real these days.  “The current pandemic plays on...

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Do you remember the last time you spent this much time at home? I don’t. Normally, my days start off at the office, followed by working with my team on Rab3i, a social inclusive buddying platform we’ve founded, then going to the gym for an hour followed by coffee with my training partners and finally coming back home to unwind with some quality family time and, of course, hanging out with my dog.  I must...

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We’re all trying to stay positive and get through the Covid-19 crisis, but staying indoors and not knowing when it’s going to be over is a challenge. As the UAE starts to open up, we turned to some of the most positive people we know to find out how they have been coping.  Gretta Beckett, global elite tower runner, Dubai I have been injured with a bruised talus bone in my ankle for the last...

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Lockdown, self-isolation, personal protective equipment – the lexicon of Covid-19 is everywhere. With much of the world now in the second month of some kind of restriction, tempers are fraying, but the best part of humanity continues to rise to the surface. Here is more good news from the pandemic. The Together We Are Good campaign by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an is a resounding success. More than 8,000 people have signed up...

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As students continue to adapt to the reality of home schooling in these unprecedented times, experts are offering some recommendations on how to manage their mental health. Concerns were addressed in the recent webinar Health Out Loud x Re:Set Dialogues: Student Life during Covid-19, hosted by Middlesex University Dubai and Re:Set. “Students have been in touch with us regularly,” says Aditi Bhatia, lecturer in psychology and a wellness support group facilitator at the university. “We...

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Like the rest of the world, the UAE is in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis. The skill and good will of its citizens and residents is needed as never before. Volunters.ae is seeking people prepared to offer their skills to help deliver a multitude of services. From medical expertise to listening with a sympathetic ear and reassuring someone in distress to helping the elderly to cope — volunteers.ae would like to hear from you....

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  This story by Jillian Ambrose was originally published by The Guardian, and is republished here as part of the Covering Climate Now partnership to strengthen the media’s focus on the climate crisis.     Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global gross domestic product (GDP) gains of almost US$100 trillion (Dh367 trillion) between now and 2050, according to a report. The International Renewable Energy Agency found that accelerating investment in...

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Are you an Emirati aged between 18 and 40? Would you like to be part of a pioneering study, the first and biggest of its kind in the UAE? Then researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi want to hear from you.  The UAE Healthy Future Study is being conducted by the university’s Public Health Research Center to examine Emirati health and the community’s well-documented problems with prevalent diabetes, heart disease and obesity.  And as...

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There is no better time to set personal fitness goals than during the Holy Month, which is all about setting aside time to reflect, rejuvenate, break old habits and start new ones. Step 1: Decide Ramadan is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and drink, among other pleasures (particularly the guilty ones) but also gathering to celebrate with loved ones. As it’s a time...

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This story is a part of Covering Climate Now’s week of coverage focused on Climate Solutions, to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Covering Climate Now is a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.   Mother Nature is a powerful force, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need a helping hand. The UAE’s prosperity is built on oil but that goes hand in hand with care for the environment...