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TikTok is booming in the UAE and if you haven’t already taken a deep dive into it, there are a few things to know before you get started. • There has also been a major growth in fitness, sports and wellness content. In the first half of 2020, there was a 270 percent increase in related content under #fitness hashtag, surpassing 1 billion local views.  • The demographic is getting older, particularly after all those...

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On World Alzheimer’s Day we asked Kim Henderson, a clinical psychologist at the German Neuroscience Center in Dubai to write about the psychological impact of a diagnosis and the years that follow.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of more than 400 types of dementia and the most common. It is a physical disease that affects the brain. The brain has billions of nerve cells that connect and communicate with each other, but with Alzheimer’s, these connections are...

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The UAE government has approved emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine for medical staff working directly with patients. The directive allowing the vaccine to be given to frontline workers even though it is still in phase 3 clinical trials was announced on WAM, the state news agency. At a media briefing on Monday, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that in the six weeks since the vaccine was announced it has been...

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Tom Clarke’s daughter Laura was the eldest of three children. In 2018 she left her mother and two sisters in Dublin to live with her dad in Dubai and study. However after a long struggle with mental health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, and all possible interventions by her family, she took her own life on September 2, 2019 at the age of 23. Tom is speaking about his loss to reach others who may be struggling. This...