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The year 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the toughest years faced by today’s world, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Daily routines and habits have given way to the “new normal.”  It has also made us think more than ever about health and wellbeing, both physical and mental. Luckily, the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 is back from October 30, to give a little boost to those whose health and fitness might have fallen by...

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During the depths of the Covid-19 related lockdowns earlier this year, there was one bright beacon: a drop in global carbon dioxide emissions to levels not seen in almost two decades.  Even as parts of the world are shutting down and travel restrictions seem far from being lifted, the clear skies, roads and shipping lanes that defined the coronavirus pandemic won’t be part of our world forever.  The pandemic forced most people to reexamine how...

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It’s been a weird six months for fitness, with Covid-19 restrictions piling on top of the usual summer heat slump. For many people, exercise has fallen to the bottom of the priority list. And as we all know, the longer we go without a visit to the gym, the harder it is to work up the motivation to get back there. But worry not, help is at hand in the form of Simon Niazi, health...

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Screening and acting quickly is key when it comes to finding out you have breast cancer, according to a 30-year-old woman who noticed a lump earlier this year when she was breastfeeding her third child. By the time she arrived at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the woman had already undergone a screening mammogram and biopsy. Further investigation with genetic counseling found a mutation in BRCA1, a breast cancer-susceptible gene. Women who have BRCA1 or BRCA2...

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Every October the UAE, like many countries in the world, turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). From a blush pink Burj Khalifa to rose-tinted burger buns, approaches to BCAM have become increasingly creative. But just how authentic are the intentions of those companies running breast cancer awareness campaigns?  For more than 30 years, BCAM has been dedicated to turning the spotlight on breast cancer and there has been much to celebrate in that...

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Almost exactly 11 years ago I walked into the office of a professor of oncology at a major London hospital to get the results of a breast biopsy. I felt confident that it could not be bad news; after all, the mammogram I’d had only two months earlier had been clear. Although they tell you to bring someone with you, I had tried (unsuccessfully) to persuade my husband that there was no need for him...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when charities and companies join the fight against the disease and highlight how early screenings can increase a person’s chances of survival by more than 90 percent. Want to do your bit? From yoga classes to brunches, there are plenty of businesses in the UAE ‘thinking pink’ and raising funds. Here’s how you can get involved. Fitness An active lifestyle incorporating regular exercise has been shown to...