May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates: In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues.
Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease.
Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night.
Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep disorders.
Medcare doctor, Dr. Hady Jerdak, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine at Medcare Hospital stresses the importance of paying close attention to signs of chronic fatigue. Repeated sleep problems can be the body’s way of hinting at ......read more
Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure.
The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.
Al Qutami, said: “The formation of this council will help us accelerate our plan towards implementing the DHA’s new structure, it will help enhance decision making processes, efficiencies and help improve the overall functioning of the ......read more
Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph
Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions
May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE: With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely and to uncover their fullest potential, brain pathways of young children from 6 to 11 years and the impact of digital technology and its suitable use for today’s children. The workshop will further include assessment tools to gauge how a child ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018: The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.
However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion.
Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting.
Following some simple guidelines can keep these problems at bay and ensure that you celebrate Ramadan on a healthy and safe note, says Dr. Moayed Alhelfi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain and offers the following tips tokeep you healthy and ......read more
The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018: It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East.
Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cases in the emirate.
“This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic.
It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local community who had faith in the brand and entrusted us to help them fight infertility.
Given our volume of IVF professionals and technologies, we are confident to provide greater care and an even greater success rate to our patients in the coming ......read more
Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment
The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization
Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies recently inaugurated its 4th META Stroke Academy in the United Arab Emirates.
The two-day event included over 150 leading neurologists and cardiologists from across the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018: Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE.
The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, investigators and nurses.
The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, supported by sound scientific evidence, ethical principles, and clearly established protocols.
In the highly specialized field of clinical research, gaining adequate knowledge, attaining practical skills and developing the right scientific ......read more
More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi.
IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients due to the decreased quality of life.
Those living in urban areas and industrial nations may be more likely to develop UC and CD.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018: On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.
Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018: Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle.
Brain and Gut Bacteria
Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain.
We actually have more bacteria in our bodies than cells and so bacteria have an immense effect on our bodily functions. Depression, Autism and Parkinson disease have all been linked to gastrointestinal imbalances and problems as well as the sick feeling you get when you are ......read more
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE
More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;
It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization
United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 : MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing risk of cervical cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The event, attended by experts from across the region highlighted the importance of early detection and regular screening for cervical cancer. The experts also ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018: Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin.
“Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they experience a lot of wear and tear.
In fact, it’s estimated that you’ll likely have walked 75,000 miles by the age of 50.
As anyone who suffers from painful feet or ankles would know how hard it is to enjoy life when it hurts just to take a step or two.
To avoid the discomfort, it is essential to consult a doctor as soon as some distress is experienced,” said Dr. Meda, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Specialising in Foot ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018: Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities.
Thanks to vast developments in technology and a collaboration with ForaMed, an established provider of innovative and secure health products and remote health solutions, Manzil can now offer much more to its patients.
Manzil began bringing medical services to the home since 2011 and now can do so without the need of a constantly present clinician.
Remote medical services have grown in leaps and bounds, and the effects are now visible in the new types of services offered by ......read more
Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital
Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project
Sharjah, 19 May, 2018: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah.
The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, as well as several representatives from Shurooq and REI Holding, were given a tour around the Sejong General Hospital, and were introduced to some of the latest and most cutting-edge healthcare technologies, which are slated ......read more
As part of its Hack for Good initiative, Facebook partners this year with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) across 12 countries in MENA including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt
Developed by Leo Burnett Beirut, ‘Giving is in your blood’ aims to encourage more people to donate blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018: A new campaign launched today and running across the Middle East and North Africa aims to increase blood donations throughout Ramadan. The “Giving is in your blood” campaign was created as part of Facebook’s Hack for Good initiative that aims to develop technological solutions to address real social challenges. It is the result of a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018: The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A majority of our patients prefer to fast during Ramadan despite having diabetes.
While they are aware that they are exempt from fasting as it can have an adverse effect on their health, they are keen to follow all the rituals of Ramadan.
Therefore, we at the DCC provide them with all the information and medical advice necessary to ensure they do not suffer from complications of fasting.”
The centre meets patients individually ......read more
Month-and-a-half long screening camp for UAE residents; offers comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation
Take stock of your blood and cholesterol level for smooth transition into Ramadan diet and back to regular meals
May 15th, 2018, Dubai, UAE: In the spirit of Ramadan and in order to counter the abrupt changes in diet and sleep pattern for many people, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center has initiated a month-and-a-half long free lifestyle and diabetes screening and awareness campaign for the UAE residents. The camp, which offers a comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation aims to help people make a smooth transition to a health-friendly Ramadan diet, and then later return to regular meals with least possible discomfort.
Starting now, the screening will run ......read more
Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018: In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai Health Authority law.
The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services and products based on international best practices and achieving the sector's objectives according to approved strategic plans.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA addressed top-level executives of the DHA at the ......read more
13 May 2018, Dubai UAE: The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the region.
“Nowadays, it’s easy to find high quality medical information – they are readily available on the internet and on our mobile devices. However, there remains a significant unaddressed needs specific to the one quarter of the world’s population: the Islamic population,” said Dr. Mohamed Hassanein, Chairman of the DAR Alliance. “Launching the new platform, we aim to address these needs for the first time ......read more
13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE: UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator.
During his visit, H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was welcomed by Mr Chris Rockenbach, General Manager of GOSH’s International and Private Patient service. He then visited Butterfly Ward where he met with family members and the lead clinical staff, and toured the facility. GOSH treats 1,500 children from the Middle East every year. Last year, GOSH treated 248 patients from the United Arab Emirates.
H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui met with Emirati father, Omar ......read more
Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa
Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network), bringing together 945 dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the Middle East region, Russia, India, Turkey and Africa (MERITA).
Hosted in Dubai, the event is a key gathering of thought leaders and experts to present, discuss, share and debate the latest innovations, trends and best practice in Aesthetic treatments for facial contouring, wrinkles, rejuvenation and is instrumental in pushing the ......read more
Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018: Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping training on track can become difficult, however it doesn’t have to be. Ramadan is definitely not an excuse to stop exercising!
Our bodies are so much more resilient and stronger than we think, even with prolonged periods of starvation and lack of sustenance. The first few days of Ramadan are always the hardest as our bodies adjust to the new routine. If we are used to drinking stimulants such as tea and coffee on regular days, ......read more
A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures.
Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai.
Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority.
Dubai, 01 May 2018: The wait is over. Al Zahra Hospital presents Dubai with its first Aesthetics Centre in the heart of Barsha, Dubai. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, patients can now experience a discreet and memorable transformative journey. Inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, Chairman of Al Zahra Hospital, the Centre aims to establish itself as a premier aesthetics destination for residents and visitors alike.
The Aesthetics Centre has no equals in the ......read more
The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time
The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” conference in Dubai, co-sponsored by Roche
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018: The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) was officially launched today at the first ever ‘War on Cancer’ conference organised in the Middle East, co-sponsored by Roche.
Conducted by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with country experts, the ‘HIBA’ ......read more
President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals.
War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups
April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.
With a booming youth population and ambitious plans for the future, many Middle Eastern countries have set their sights on progress in the fight against cancer.
HRH Princess Dina Mired, president-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); Nisreen Qatamish, ......read more
Chance to Change:
30% of women in the UAE who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer lose their life each year
Campaign to highlight how an increase in awareness of available tests and vaccines can help to reduce fatalities of the largely preventable disease
United Arab Emirates, 30 April, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical cancer campaign at Conrad Hotel Dubai. The campaign, which was launched in 2014, has proved highly effective in increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai, with attendees of 282 in 2014 which has grown exponentially by 249% to 984 attendees during 2017.
A report by HPV Information Centre outlined that at present 1.82 million women in the UAE are at risk of developing cervical cancer, and that every year 93 women are ......read more
Sharjah, UAE; May 22, 2018: Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC) in a press briefing today announced that Abu Dhabi based Ahalia Group has been awarded the permission to set up a US$100 million, 120 bed hospital. This multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square meters is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city. Ahalia Group had signed an MoU last year with SHCC, and that has as enabled both the entities to move forward with this major announcement. The hospital will be built in Al Rahmania side of the healthcare ......read more
UAE, 17 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the first Emirati Nursing Conference at the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah, themed ‘Future Outlook for Nursing in the Age of Technological Development.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector; Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Abbas, Director of the Nursing Department; Ms. Mubaraka Mubarak Ali Ibrahim, Director for Health Information Systems; Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of MOHAP's Training and Development Center; and prominent ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018: Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International.
BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest contracting companies.
The award is testament to Trans Gulf and ANGE’s commitment to Health and Safety.
This forms part of the extensive sustainability work currently being undertaken.
Stuart ......read more
A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE
Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise
29th April 2018 United Arab Emirates: A new study, conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global, unveiled today that children in the UAE have impressive knowledge around healthy eating and wellness despite rising childhood ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018: Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India receive a healthy one.
Launched earlier this month by Akshay himself, the Happy Heart India campaign is a new initiative from the Asian Heart Institute that encourages people to nominate an ......read more
Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies
26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually triggered by the rise in temperature and dusty warm winds of summer as it leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles. If left untreated, allergies can lead to severe conditions like sinus and ......read more
Prevention key to combating rising number of people with heart conditions
Dubai, UAE, 26 April, 2018: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in the UAE, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yet those at risk of suffering from heart problems can easily prevent it through behaviour and lifestyle changes.
Top doctors from luxury Swiss clinic, Nescens Clinique de Genolier, have cited a number of preventative methods in order to combat and reduce the risk of CVD in the Middle East.
Among the contributing factors to doctors’ concerns has been the ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation.
Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the ......read more
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN - Banin Shahine, Resident Nutritionist
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING RAMADAN - Samer Farag, Club General Manager and Personal Trainer
Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN
With long periods of fasting during Ramadan, it can be easy to make the wrong food choices when breaking fast. Banin Shahine has been the resident nutrition expert at Fitness First for over five years. As someone who has fasted most of her life, she is perfectly placed to provide insightful advice and tips on how best to manage the ......read more
In the spirit of the Year of Zayed, Amina Hospital is offering two Emiratis and two expat expectant mothers free Royal delivery packages worth thousands of dirhams
Fun-filled Motherhood Carnival on 27th April at Ajman Walk
Sheikha Noura Bint Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi inaugurates the campaign
April 23, 2018; Ajman, UAE:Commemorating the year of Zayed and to celebrate the journey to Motherhood, Amina Hospital, a premium tertiary care hospital in Ajman has announced their Motherhood Carnival. The occasion brings together an exciting event, special offers and activities while ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018: In today’s fast-paced world, people increasingly suffer from diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis. While these long-term health conditions are fairly common for humans, it’s only recently been noted that animals, including household pets, are becoming ever more susceptible to chronic diseases similar to those seen in humans. Research indicates that almost half of all cats and dogs are now obese, and that these numbers are expected to rise in coming years as more pets (like humans) live less active lifestyles and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest private sector healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the market pioneer in post-acute medical and rehabilitative care in the UAE, expands its footprint throughout UAE and becomes the first to offer its gamut of services to the Northern Emirates at Al Zahra Hospital – Sharjah.
The move follows the company’s legacy as a first mover in the long-term care sector, expanding its accredited patient-centric protocols to serve the communities of Sharjah and the ......read more
Government entities and leading experts lead a comprehensive programme of activities to help keep staff safe and well
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE's oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, wrapped up comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety activities last week.
The week-long employee engagement initiative, aimed at creating awareness and educating the work force on best practice in occupational health & safety, brought Civil Defense, Dubai Police, the ......read more
UAE, 19 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented the UAE at the Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices held in Egypt under the theme ‘The Future Begins Today.’ Among the event’s attendees are H.E. Dr. Ahmed Radi, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population; H.E. Dr Ali Hyasat, former Jordanian Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Manea, former Saudi Minister of Health; Dr. Hisham bin Sa'ad Al-Judaei, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Food & Drugs Authority (SFDA); H.E. Dr. Nasser AlQahtani, Director General of the Arab ......read more
UAE, 19 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has revealed the completion of the final phase of training for the last batch of private sector hospital staff on how to utilize the Mawardna system. The move will allow participants to develop strategic plans-of-action that can be implemented during emergency, crises and disaster operations in the UAE--enhancing emergency preparedness, which is essential in achieving rapid response, recovery and continuity of health services during these situations.
The importance of Mawardna system is that it offers a digital ......read more
Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public from April 19 to 26 to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April
Leading dentists focus on prevention as oral cancer progresses rapidly if undetected
Snö Dental experts give their top tips to avoiding Oral Cancer
Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2018: Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
In an effort to shed light on the importance of prevention when it comes to oral cancer, the Abu Dhabi based practice is offering the screening from April 19 to ......read more
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain finds slipped discs are more common in lower back and affects twice as many men as women aged 30 to 50 in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 18th April, 2018: The spine consists of multiple bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebra there are protective circular pads called discs that contains a softer gel-like substance. The discs help maintain the back's flexibility and wide range of movement. A slipped disc – known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – occurs when one of the ......read more
UAE, 16 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in cooperation with Dubai National Air Transport Association (Dnata), one of the largest suppliers of combined air services in the world, successfully organized the 9th Travel Road Exhibition. The event, which was participated in by international travel and tourism companies, aimed at providing the best travel, tourism and hotel offers for employees of the Ministry and their families as well, including key services that can suit their needs. The exhibition was held in line with MOHAP's continuing efforts to achieve high ......read more
United Arab Emirates, April 12, 2018: Al Mariffa Medical Center, a state of the art multi-disciplinary dental and health care delivery center located in Dubai and Sharjah, is now one of the few certified clinics in the UAE using customized lingual orthodontic treatment and officially using ebrace lingual orthodontic system. ebrace lingual orthodontic system incorporates the latest technology of CAD- CAM, used to effectively treat patients.
The dental facility offers customized lingual orthodontic brackets, which are processed with a complete computerized technology.
The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a ......read more
Sustainability makes its way into the food, water and energy nexus
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects.
The collaboration was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer ......read more
Despite progress, thousands of newborns are still dying from a preventable disease
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D Immunoglobulins to prevent Rh sensitisation, a condition that can occur during pregnancy in Rh negative women and can lead to Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN).
Hemolytic Disease is often ......read more
FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is restoring the lives of thousands of women
April 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE: “The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is training 52 surgeons to treat obstetric fistula in 19 countries of Africa and Asia through its Fistula Surgery Training Initiative,” says Johan Vos, FIGO’s Chief Executive. “Collectively these surgeons have performed more than 6,000 fistula repair operations, helping thousands of women in these countries regain their lives from this debilitating condition ......read more
Early diagnosis of uterine cancer can save women from fertility loss
World over, an increasing number of women in reproductive years falling prey to the disease
Obese women are 10 times more likely to suffer from endometrial/uterine cancer, other causes include hypertension and diabetes
April 3, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome – a prevalent condition among the women in the UAE – can increasingly put women at risk of uterine cancer, reducing their chances of fertility.
Moreover, PCOS is also a significant cause behind ......read more
Rare case has seen only 120 nasal chondromas reported to date globally
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March, 2018: 43-year-old, Xavier, was treated by Surgeons at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai for a very rare case of chondroma, a benign cartilaginous tumour of the nose.
This case is so rare that globally the number of cases of nasal chondroma has not exceeded 120.
The patient was originally diagnosed with a benign tumour arising from the nasal cartilage. After a successful operation, the entire tumour was removed, allowing the patient to regain a normal nasal ......read more