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From helping the elderly shop for food to providing working mothers with creative ideas for their children, people are coming together in unprecedented acts of solidarity during the Covid-19 crisis. With the coronavirus forcing everyone to remain home to avoid increasing transmission, a growing number of silver linings have emerged, revealing the essential goodness at the core of humanity. In Europe, star footballer Lionel Messi donated US$1 million worth of equipment this week to a...

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It’s hard to get away from news about rising cases of Covid-19 patients, related deaths and the shortage of medical supplies, but there are some bits of good news to be found, too. People all over the world are working hard to combat Covid-19 and they’re making some headway; communities and businesses are banding together, and pockets of the world are showing signs that isolation efforts are working.  Book sales are booming Staying at home...

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As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise around the world, it might seem insensitive to talk about the possible upsides of the virus, but upsides there most assuredly are. As companies and individuals follow the advice of their governments to self-isolate and stay away from the office, one of the biggest changes taking place is the sudden and unprecedented uptake of homeworking. We can only hope that, when the threat of Covid-19 has...

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Staying physically strong and mentally agile are a big part of getting through isolation measures needed to flatten the Covid-19 curve. That’s why for the foreseeable future, we will keep updating our list of gyms, fitness studios, yoga centers and trainers posting workouts on a variety of platforms, including free or donation-based sessions available through social media. There are a variety of options available to keep your mind strong too, from online group gatherings to...

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Drinking sufficient water can support immunity, help with circulation, regulate body temperature and serve as an appetite suppressent — all things we can do with more of in these Covid-19 times. In rare cases, however, you can drink too much, causing nausea and headaches, and in extreme circumstances, vomiting and diarrhea.  So what’s the magic number? How much water should we actually be drinking? It’s not an easy answer, and body weight, activity level and...

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We are currently living in a challenging time of fear, uncertainty and panic centered on staying healthy and avoiding the highly infectious Covid-19. One of the best ways to do that (apart from washing your hands and staying indoors) is to ensure your immune system is in peak condition. But how does one go about that?  A balanced diet is key, but it’s not always enough. Sometimes, you may need supplementary vitamins and nutrients. But it is...

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Hearing that the number of UAE residents that have recovered from Covid-19 is rising provides a glimmer of hope in the fight against coronavirus. With global headlines saturated with new infections, rising death tolls, border closures and quarantine enforcements, we all need a little positive pick me up. We have rounded up some real nuggets of optimism that are surfacing about the crisis, so don’t give up hope. Centenarians are surviving Covid-19 Two 103-year-old women...

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The UAE is testing a larger number of people, on a per capita basis, for Covid-19 than anywhere else in the world, new figures have shown. The statistics released Wednesday, March 18, through the state news agency, WAM, reveal that the Emirates is swab testing 13,020 individuals for every million people, more than double Bahrain, which is second on the list at 6,165 people per million.  South Korea (4,831 people per million), China’s Guangdong province...

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As hysteria, fear and panic over Covid-19 have turned so many cities around the world into empty ghost towns, it seems many people have also abandoned common sense and logic. Although the need for caution cannot be overstated to protect the elderly and other vulnerable individuals, experts in the field of mental health are warning the rest of us that we also have a duty to be level-headed – not only to set an example...

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Abu Dhabi is fostering healthcare innovation by giving millions of dirhams in grants each year to international and local pioneers in the fields of science and technology. Launched by the Ministry of Economy and the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi in 2017, the Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP) Summit brings together sustainability experts, startups, influencers, investors and high-level officials from around the world. The TIP Summit also encompasses a high-level awards program, aimed at supporting...

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“I’ve experienced overexercising first hand,” explains Dana, a former gymnast who developed an eating disorder at age 13. “We would get weighed before competitions, so the older girls taught me how to throw up my dinner the night before a competition,” says the 41-year-old yoga teacher, who lives in Dubai. “But when vomiting became difficult, I figured I could purge the calories by running, climbing stairs or using the step machine instead. I would run...