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Make the most of a full moon and join the fight against HPV

This week we find out where to make the most of May’s lunar activity, and who’s ramping up Dubai’s fight against HPV

Eclipses have been described by a Dubai psychic as ‘the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to affect change’. On Thursday May 9, astrologists will apparently be paying attention to an annual solar eclipse in Taurus, and a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on Saturday May 25. If you believe in the power of the universe, Illuminations Well-Being Centre in JLT’s calendar might interest you, with attunement workshops, freedom from fear seminars and law of attraction meditations running the week following the lunar eclipse.

In medical news, Dubai’s Mediclinic City Hospital is embarking on a new drive with Dubai’s Ministry of Health to get women in the city vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which is believed to be one of the leading causes of cervical cancer, present in 99 percent of cases. The latest figures show that around 2.2 percent of the UAE’s female residents suffer from HPV, putting them at risk. An average 50 to 55 women are diagnosed in the country every year. Doctors recommend women over the age of 18 are screened at least once every two years – if you haven’t been checked recently, or ever, tests can be booked at the hospital (04 435 9999). Have a healthy, happy week, wherever you find yourself. Namaste.

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