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    As part of its strategy to support national cadre and create job opportunities for U.A.E Nationals.

    874 U.A.E National Students are completing their training in "SEHA" Health Care Facilities, including students of health care secondary and universities. Abu Dhabi,21 Oct. 2019:  874 U.A.E National students have completed their training in  Health Care Facilities of Abu Dhabi Health Service Company "SEHA" during this year 2019, from health care student, students who will continue to complete the graduation requirements, secondary schools and universities students who are training during summer vacation.  Emirati students have received their training in SEHA's 13 hospitals and in Ambulatory Health Services in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, by the medical, technical and administrative staff working in SEHA Health Care Facilities, who have great experiences and high international ......read more

    Physicians Stress Importance of ‘Golden Hour' for Stroke Patients

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Stroke Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Need for Urgent Response       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. October 21, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have stressed the importance of the ‘Golden Hour,’ as part of an awareness campaign to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke and act quickly.    When a patient has an ischemic stroke, that is, when a clot blocks blood flow in the brain, they lose an average 1.9 million brain cells each minute that it goes untreated. Providing the patient with rapid treatment helps limit the damage and increases their chances of recovery, which is why emergency physicians refer to the time after a stroke as “the golden hour”.    A 2018 study by Cleveland Clinic in the US ......read more

    In Pictures: Dubai Fitness Challenge Starts Off Strong!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2019:   Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 kicked off in style on Friday, with the entire city rising to the 30x30 Challenge by participating in exciting fitness and wellness activities and events across Dubai. DFC’s flagship locations, the Kite Beach Fitness Village presented by ENOC in association with Etisalat and Meraas and Festival City Mall Fitness Village presented by DEWA in association with Fitbit and Al-Futtaim, both celebrated the start of the fitness extravaganza with vibrant fireworks last evening, while other locations also saw mass participation from Dubai’s residents across different ages, abilities and levels of fitness. Football legend Clarence Seedorf also attended the inaugural day of DFC, surprising and delighting fans as he showed off his football skills ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed calls on the city to be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide fitness movement  DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from 18 October to 16 November – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, urged all of Dubai’s nationals, residents ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenges the City to Be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    • Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide movement – Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)  • DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from October 18 to November 16 – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions • An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 October 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is challenging ......read more

    Dubai's LIFEPharma signs historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada

    The project will see LIFEPharma manufacture 120 million tablets of medicine per year for 10 years Abu Dhabi: 10 October, 2019:  LIFEPharma, a fully integrated pharmaceutical manufacturer, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UAE-headquartered VPS Healthcare, announced a historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada. In a first of its kind agreement, LIFEPharma will manufacture nine products in its state-of-the-art facility in Dubai – which will then be exported for commercialization in Canada – becoming the first UAE company to export generics to the North American market. Under the 10-year contract LIFEPharma will be producing as many as 120 million tablets per year. The products include medications used to treat a certain type of nerve disease, commonly called Lou ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori Undergoes Medical Experiments at Stars City as part of His Scientific Mission

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Carrying on his scientific mission, Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, undergoes a number of medical experiments, including thorough medical tests by specialists in Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) at Stars City in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Hanan AlSuwaidi, the flight surgeon, is following up on the experiments and on Hazzaa’s medical condition.  The studies, which include testing the effects of microgravity and space flights on the human body vital indicators, are conducted for the first time on an Arab astronaut.  HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), said, “Carrying on with the medical studies is an important part of the UAE’s first manned mission to space. ......read more

    Ajman Opens the Largest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay University Hospital features state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems with a 350-bed capacity in the first phase Hospital to offer complimentary consultations across all OPD specialties for the first 15 days of operations Tuesday, 8th October 2019, Ajman, UAE: Thumbay Group has opened its latest academic hospital, Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. The new hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the region, with a capacity of 350 beds in the first phase.With over one hundred consultation clinics and 100 beds dedicated for long term care and rehabilitation, the campus is a one-stop family healthcare destination comprising Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy ......read more

    Alarming rise of breast cancer figures in UAE sees Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi call for women to be aware of early signs

    • One in six women worldwide develop breast cancer. Breast cancer topped the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE in 2018 • Host of activities take place as Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi ‘goes pink’ in support of breast cancer awareness • Bareen International Hospital urges women to self-examine and to see a doctor if they are concerned    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th, October, 2019:   Cancer incidence in the Middle East region including the UAE is on the rise with the number of cases expected to double by 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   In the UAE alone, according to the last figures released by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, there are 4,500 new cases of cancer each year with breast, colorectal and ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins prestigious awards for its CSR efforts

    • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded Aster DM Healthcare with the CSR Label which is the highest level of recognition for CSR in the Middle East • Aster DM Healthcare was presented with the winning award in the healthcare category at the Arabia CSR Awards last night for its CSR and community development initiatives, conducted by The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Network    3 October, Dubai, UAE:  Aster DM Healthcare has been presented with two prestigious awards for its efforts in the area of CSR and community development in the Middle East by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and the Arabia CSR Network, highlighting the organizations ongoing efforts to serve the community.    The healthcare group which is one of the largest in the Middle East and ......read more

    The City Gears Up for 30 Action-packed Days of Fitness and Wellness as Dubai Fitness Challenge Returns to Set New Records for Its Third Straight Year

    • Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to launch edition 3 on 18 October for 30 consecutive days until 16 November 2019, inviting all residents and visitors to commit together as a city to an active lifestyle • With 2 large-scale Fitness Villages, 10 Community Hubs, more than 40 events and over 5,000 classes across Dubai, DFC will transform the city into a gym that supports 30 min of daily activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels  • Featuring global brand icons including Nike, Lululemon and Under Armour, the city’s partners and fitness industry come together to deliver an unprecedented range of activities for the month    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 October 2019:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) – the world’s only citywide fitness movement launched in 2017 by ......read more

    FREE Consultations for Breast Reconstruction Patients After Mastectomy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 01, 2019:   During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital in Dubai Marina is pleased to announce they will be offering a free consultation on breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy.   Making the announcement, Dr Adnan Tahir – Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the clinic stated that breast still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.   “Although there are multiple risk factors involved in developing breast cancer treatments, the standard treatment worldwide still remains early diagnosis and awareness, followed by the possibility of a surgical procedure which includes the removal of either the entire breast (Mastectomy) or part of the breast (Partial ......read more

    Building the Dubai Fitness Community: Dubai Active

    ** The Middle East’s Leading Active Living and Fitness Show Returns This December **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Being healthy and active isn’t just about moving; it’s about educating and challenging ourselves to maintain the healthiest lives that we can possibly live by focusing on our emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you are just starting out on your health and exercise journey or you are a devoted fitness enthusiast, then the Dubai Active really is an event that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. The Middle East’s leading active living show is the biggest celebration of health, fitness and wellness and dedicates itself to being inclusive of all in the region. Returning on 5th-7th December at the prime location of Dubai’s World ......read more

    Al Rahba Hospital opens Long Term Care Unit for Long –stay Patients

    Abu Dhabi, 30 Sep. 2019:  Al Rahba Hospital, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), opened the first phase of the long-term unit; It is the first healthcare facility for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) to be licensed by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi for long-stay patients. The project was divided into two phases, the first phase was activated containing 7 beds for long-term intubated patients and the second phase will include increasing the number of beds and expanding the project in the future. The team consists of ICU consultants, highly experienced nurses, case coordinators, physiotherapists, and rehabilitation therapists, in addition to respiratory therapists, pharmacists, bed managers and other experienced healthcare professionals with clinical experience in health assessment and planning of ......read more

    Child Healthcare Remains Top Agenda in Oman's Health Vision 2050

    Oman’s total healthcare expenditure will amount up to 8-10% of the country’s GDP by the year 2030 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:   The Sultanate of Oman has made tremendous advancements in healthcare sector development during the past 43 years represented by the percentage and speedy reduction in mortality, especially childhood mortality. Thanks to the government’s ‘Best HealthCare for all’ motto, which was commended by the UN.  With a growing total population of around 5 million, Oman’s young population amounts to 13.9% children under 5 years and 33.7% under-15 years. The government’s vision for the future focuses on healthy nutrition, growth monitoring and injury management in children.  As the total population of the country is expected to ......read more

    Asian man survives heart attack thanks to quick surgery

    The 49-year-old patient collapsed while delivering water bottles; five of his arteries were blocked between 70 to 100 percent He was urgently shifted to RAK Hospital where he underwent Rescue Angioplasty on one vessel followed by CABG for four blockages in his arteries  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Ras Al Khaimah: Being at the right place and the right time could be the difference between life and death as proved by the case of Mohammad Siddiqui who suffered a cardiac arrest, and yet survived. The 49-year-old Pakistani expat was on duty delivering water when he suffered chest discomfort and collapsed; luckily for him, he was immediately administered resuscitation and repeated shocks that brought him back to life. A quick ECG also confirmed that he had suffered heart ......read more

    Tough Mudder Announced as Main Event of Dubai Fitness Challenge's Final Weekend

    The Biggest Tough Mudder Celebration Comes to Dubai Festival City this November  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019:  For the first time ever, world-renowned obstacle course challenge Tough Mudder is partnering with Dubai Fitness Challenge and will be the main event of the challenge’s final weekend.  Taking place at Dubai Festival City on 15th November 2019, Tough Mudder is the perfect challenge to set yourself to end the year on a high. In line with Dubai Festival City’s goal of creating a holistic destination that focuses on health and lifestyle events, the Tough Mudder course will make its debut at Dubai Festival City this November, and will be full of best-in-the-industry obstacles and challenges. Tickets are now available at www.toughmudder.ae with a special discount of AED 75 per ......read more

    MoHAP's visiting consultant's office organizes a lecture on the impact of mental disorders on academic achievement of students

    Sharjah, September 29, 2019:  The Visiting Consultants Office (VCO) at the Ministry of Health and Prevention had organized a lecture and a workshop at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah on the impact of mental disorders on the academic achievement of young students. The event targeted medical, administrative, and technical staff at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s VCO, mentioned the importance of benefiting from the visits of experienced doctors and consultants under the Visiting Consultants Program, through holding lectures and awareness workshops in parallel with the provision of health services to patients in hospitals. Al Sharif added that the lecture was on the impact of mental disorders on the academic achievement of students, noting that the lecture is delivered by Dr. Marwan ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is one of the largest hospitals in the UAE, it's equipped with the surgical robot which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures wit

    Abu Dhabi, 29th of Spetmber 2019:  Saed Jaber Al-Kuwaiti, head of operation committee at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, confirm that the launch of the hospital is part of government of Abu Dhabi’s policy which seeks to devlop the health service to a global level, in line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and SEHA vision which aims to advance health care through skills and innovation. His statement came out during a tour organised by SEHA at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City for a group of press and media people to show the hospital sections and advanced facilities. He said SEHA Company introduced the artificial intelligence in several operstions, since IT and AI play a vital role in the development of the health care within SEHA’s facilities. SEHA’s policy focues on providing high quality care centered on patient. This ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Organizes Awareness Campaign to Enhance Awareness about Alzheimer's

    Dubai, September 26, 2019:  On the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day which takes place on September 21, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched an awareness campaign under the theme “Alzheimer's ...... More Than Just Forgetfulness”. The campaign aims at promoting and raising health awareness about the disease and educating patients and the community of the importance of early diagnosis and the development of medical practices in the field of Alzheimer's disease to achieve social and psychological empowerment. The campaign featured number of activities and social events included an educational workshop that was held at Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai and the sponsorship of Lundbeck. The workshop that was presented by the visiting consultants, Dr. Hamad Al-Sinaawi - Consultant ......read more

    Hospital rolls out ‘Employee Wellness Programme' ahead of World Heart Day

    RAK Hospital gives Health Talks on heart health and organises full-day cardiac camps across several corporates  The Hospital will further hold free cardiac screening for general public at its premises on September 29th, from 9am to 4pm   September 25th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the focus on fostering heart-health and to reduce cardiac-related incidences among office-goers, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is running the ‘Employees Wellness Programme’ ahead of World Heart Day on September 29th. The programme includes Health Talks and full-day cardiac camps and consultation with cardiologist in several corporates across the emirate, educating the employees on the causes of heart diseases and preventive measures, besides lifestyle changes to boost heart health. Such awareness drives are ......read more

    10 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Schools

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 25, 2019:   About 50% of schools have poor indoor air quality, which directly contributes to students’ health problems. TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East, offers some top tips for parents and school authorities alike   As students around the country return to schools, they’re coming home with the usual issues. No, not full lunchboxes or torn uniforms, but headaches, sniffles, coughs and respiratory infections, and general complaints of tiredness. Apart from treating these problems, it’s worth noting that they are symptoms of a broader issue: air quality in schools.   Many people are not aware of how poor indoor air in schools can be. Consider this: approximately 50% of all schools have inferior indoor air quality, using US data. ......read more

    Val-YOU 2019: A Vision Board Workshop

    ** Materializing Your Dreams Through Visualization in a 2-part workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, is leading the way in helping improve mental health and wellbeing in the UAE and are hosting Val-YOU, a 2-part vision board workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th to help participants start actioning their goals and living the life they always wanted.    Participants will walk away from this experience with: • A visual expression of their goals and dreams in the form of a vision board • Strategies to live their lives authentically, full of value and purpose • Practical tools to start actioning their ......read more

    Seven Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy for World Heart Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   With World Heart Day (29th September) just around the corner, there’s no better time to look at how you can improve your eating habits and lead a more heart-healthy life.   According to a study released by the School of Health and Environment at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU), approximately 36-37% of deaths in the UAE are caused by cardiovascular diseases. However, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by adopting simple lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthier diet and cutting out alcohol and tobacco.     Banin Shanine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First, has a few tips to help keep your heart healthy:    Portion control: To lead a heart healthy lifestyle, it is important to ......read more

    Ministry of Health does not recommend that patients stop taking medicines containing ranitidine'

    • Ministry suspends the registration, importation and distribution of all medicines containing ranitidine as a precautionary measure • Ministry calls on patients wishing to stop using ranitidine to consult their healthcare professional for replacement  • Ranitidine-containing medicines used to treat and prevent ulcers and acidity in the stomach   Dubai, September 24, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a circular to all health facilities and practitioners, informing them about the precautionary suspension of the registration, importation and distribution of all medicines containing ranitidine.   Yet, the ministry said it will not withdraw these medicines until the acceptable ratio of NDMA is established by international health authorities.  The ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Aster DM Foundation and Joy Arakkal join hands to drive CSR initiatives in Wayanad, Kerala

    • Mr. Joy Arakkal would be donating around 2.5 acres of land in Wayanad on which Aster Volunteers would be constructing Aster Homes for people displaced by the Kerala floods. • He would also donate a fully-equipped Aster Volunteers Mobile Clinic that would provide basic healthcare services to the underserved and remote areas of Wayanad.    24 September, Dubai, UAE:  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Aster DM Foundation, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the leading integrated healthcare service providers in India and ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in healthcare takes centerstage at 8th SEHA International Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Conference in Abu Dhabi

    • Three-day conference to adopt models for standardized coordinated and integrated health care approach  • Focused on improving health outcomes through artificial intelligence, innovative work environment and staff well-being, event aims to transform healthcare set-up and well-being of patients and healthcare providers      Abu Dhabi, September 23 Sep 2019:  The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has announced the 8th edition of the SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) to expand and integrate kidney care

    Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) has today unveiled plans for a world-class kidney care service at SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), previously known as SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) centers – from preventing kidney disease through peritoneal and hemodialysis, to kidney transplantation. This integrated and comprehensive service expands the center’s current offering as part of a long-term strategy to enhance kidney healthcare provision. This move builds on over a decade of delivering cutting edge dialysis services in Abu Dhabi and takes advantage ......read more

    Make ‘The Rule of 4' your walking mantra, advises doctor

    4 Days a week, 4KM for 40 Minutes  Ahead of World Heart Day, doctors at RAK Hospital give easy guidelines on walking to boost heart health Walking can reduce the chances of cardiac events by 30 percent; heart attack survivors can lower the risk of death by up to 71 percent September 19th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Regular walking can offset the chances of cardiac events by as much 30 percent and is an important tool for heart attack survivors significantly reducing the risk of death in immediate years. In order to instill this easy, yet effective habit ahead of World Heart ......read more

    UAE Obesity Masterclass V.2 calls for improving awareness, bolstering the efficiency of healthcare professionals and increasing obesity clinics

    Participants hail the decreasing prevalence of obesity in UAE, dropping to 27.8% up from 37.2% in 2010    Dubai, September 18, 2019   The UAE Obesity Masterclass V.2 has concluded on a high note, stressing the importance of concerted public and private sectors’ efforts to address obesity which is a major concern for healthcare systems world over.    The one-day event concluded that stepping up awareness-raising campaigns, enhancing the knowledge, skills and competence of specialized doctors and healthcare professionals, opening new obesity ......read more

    Go pink for October and help support & raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 18, 2019:  As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October, please see a roundup of pink products that we hope might assist with any pink themed features that you are working on.  If you need any further details at all please do let us know. MOR: Enjoy a whimsical and decadent bath and body range with the Marshmallow collection by MOR. The collection is reminiscent of a botanical garden filled with flirtatious flowers and comes in an assortment of beautiful, fragrant products that will not only take you on a ......read more

    Researchers Examine Link Between Dental and Heart Health

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s ‘Know Your Heart’ Campaign Examines Wide Range of Cardiovascular Challenges  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 17, 2019:  Poor oral health has been considered to be a possible cause of heart disease for more than a century, but the issue is still being examined in the run-up to World Heart Day on September 29.  Over the years, studies have connected gum disease to an increased risk of developing heart disease, since poor oral health increases the risk of bacterial infection in the blood stream which can affect the ......read more

    MoHAP Organizes in Cooperation with Majid Al Futtaim an Awareness Campaign on the Occasion of World Heart Day 2019

    Dubai, 14 September 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is organizing, in cooperation and association with Majid Al Futtaim, the American Heart Association, the Emirati Cardiac Society and Burjeel Hospital, heart-health awareness campaign, which is targeting the women, in particular, and society in general, it aims to raise awareness on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases and the importance of conducting medical checkups on a regular basis. The campaign comes on the sidelines of the World Heart Day which falls on September 29. In this regard, ......read more

    Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare receives 10-year Permanent Residency Gold Card from the UAE government

    Recognized as one of the top Indian business leaders in healthcare in the Middle East, Alisha becomes one of the first Indian female business leaders to receive the long-term residency visa 11th September, Dubai, UAE:  In accordance with UAE government’s recent announcement to grant leading entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals with the long-term visa, Alisha Moopen, newly elected Deputy Managing Director of the Aster DM Healthcare Group has now been awarded the 10-year long term Gold Card visa. It comes as an acknowledgement of her efforts to shape the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches the 11th Edition of “Lose to Win” Program

    Dubai, 9 September 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Health Education & Promotion Department, has recently launched the “Lose to Win” program. The ten-week program aims at stimulating the spirit of challenge among the participants by adopting a healthy diet and engaging in proper physical activities to prevent obesity and overweight. The first phase of the phase is targeting MoHAP employees, while the second phase is dedicated to the employees of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Based on medical and scientific ......read more

    Advanced technology and treatment approach at the forefront of epilepsy treatment across SEHA network in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, September 08, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is at the forefront of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in adults and children, actively advancing patient care in neurology and providing the best possible outcomes for patients. As the fourth most common neurological illness, since 2017, more than 11,700 patients have received the highest-level of medical and surgical care across SEHA network neurology clinics at Tawam Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Mafraq Hospital, and Al Rahba Hospital. Epilepsy is neurological condition marked by abnormal electrical ......read more

    Aster Hospital Qusais offers free colon cancer screening

    Despite being the fourth most common form of cancer across the world, public awareness on colorectal cancer is much lower when compared to other cancers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 04, 2019:   Aster Hospitals Qusais, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has launched a colorectal health awareness campaign with a complimentary preventive screening for colorectal cancer. The campaign targets residents aged above 30 years, as recent studies show that young people, aged below 40 years, in the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches the Awareness Campaign “Beat the Habit…Fight Extra Sugar”Dubai,

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 04, 2019:   As part of Ma’kom” initiative activities, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched yesterday the second phase of the media awareness campaign “Beat the Habit…Fight Extra Sugar” with an aim of raising the awareness of community members about the health risks associated with the overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages or any other sweeteners. The campaign, which will continue from 3 September to 30 November 2019, with a purpose to enhance the interaction with the ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches First Phase of Healthy Schools Program

    Sharjah, Sep 04, 2019:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) announced launching the first phase of the Healthy Schools Program approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). The program launched in collaboration with the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) and the Royal Health Awareness Society, Jordan. the Health Promotion Department is the UAE’s first institution that launches the “Healthy Schools” program in line with WHO’s requirements and standards. Additionally, this program is one of the ......read more

    Hospital to create awareness on correct spine posture, gait and balance

    On the occasion of World Physical Therapy Day In order to highlight the benefits of physical therapy, the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center at RAK Hospital will be open to public on September 8th for onsite tour  • Free screening for back strength and gait analysis during September • Physiotherapy reduces pain, improves strength, balance, coordination and movement to maximize one’s ability to participate in everyday activities, and prevent complications  • Reduces dependency on medicine with focus on alternative healing ......read more

    Burn Injuries Among the Risks of Using Electronic Cigarettes

    Long-term harm from nicotine or chemicals aren’t the only potential dangers from e-cigarettes, with doctors seeing a growing number of injuries from ‘vapes’ that overheat or catch fire.   Monday, September. 2, 2019:  When experts look at whether electronic, or ‘e-cigarettes’, are a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes, the focus is often on the long-term effects of chemicals or the nicotine they release. However, doctors say the devices can also cause severe burns, with a growing body of evidence that they are a fire ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority doctors discuss back-to-school health tips.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 1, 2019:  More than a million school children in the UAE are going back-to-school after the two-month summer break. Doctors at the DHA are providing health tips to make the transition from holidays back to academic life easier and healthier.  “In the first two weeks, getting their sleep routine back on track is of utmost importance as lack of sleep can make your child tired, irritable and sluggish all day. School children need nine to eleven hours of sleep depending on their age. Sleep should be prioritized and parents should give ......read more

    Revealing the truth about plastic surgery

    Dr Maher Alahdab dispels some of the common misconceptions about plastic surgery With cosmetic procedures and surgery gaining popularity around the world, there is a lot of curiosity about the process. However, the downside of this is that there is a lot of false and inaccurate information that is being spread. Dr Maher Alahdab addresses some of the major misconceptions that people have when it comes to cosmetic procedures: 1 - Plastic surgery radically changes the person's features. Popular movies show the hero or villain getting plastic surgery and revealing a new face that no ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Underpins Sharjah Primary Health Care Centers with 7 New Services

    Sharjah, August 29, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by Sharjah Medical District, announced that it has added 7 new services to the list of services provided by the primary health care centers. These services include cervical screening, colon cancer screening, Itmenan service, premarital screening, medical examination for residency, pilgrims’ health service and the inauguration of evening dental clinics. The new services are part of MoHAP’s strategy in terms of providing high-quality healthcare services that meet society needs. A ......read more

    IVI Middle East reacts to ESHRE Research Paper on linking air pollution to female infertility

    Study investigates anti-Mullerian hormone levels of over 1,300 women residing in Modena, Italy      Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29th August 2019: The newest research studying the impact of air pollution on female fertility reaffirms the alarming role of environmental factors in the rising number of infertility cases amongst women worldwide, according to an expert from IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic.  Dr. Laura Melado - Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVI Fertility Middle East, explained that the findings of the latest study, which measured the levels of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) invests in training future doctors

    • SEHA accepts 158 highly qualified medical students for their residency and fellowship programs  • A total of 660 doctors have trained at SEHA facilities since 2010    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE accepts 158 candidates for the 2019-2020 residency and fellowship programs that include 23 residency programs and 9 fellowship sub-programs in 20 specializations, held to the highest international standards.      The programs are held ......read more

    DHA introduces hybrid appointment model across its primary healthcare centres.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 27, 2019:  In a bid to minimize no-show appointments and provide the most efficient appointment management system with minimum patient waiting times, DHA primary healthcare sector has introduced the hybrid appointment model. The model will be applicable across all DHA primary healthcare centres including all dentistry clinics from September 1, this year. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Healthcare Sector said, “The model is a culmination of the walk-in and appointment system. All patients except urgent cases will need an appointment to see a ......read more

    American Aesthetic Medical Center on empowering spree to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

    ~Free skin analysis, prices cut down to half on skincare, laser, fillers Botox and Laser Teeth whitening treatment till 31st August ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   As the nation is all set to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day on 28th August the recently launched American Aesthetic Medical Center located at Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai, is offering a lucrative discount for all the Emirati women’s till the end of this month. The Clinic, will offer free skin analysis and jaw-dropping 50% discount on skincare, laser, fillers, botox and ......read more

    Comments of Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare on the strengthening ties between India and UAE (Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Vi

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   “The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s third visit to UAE is a clear indication of the growing ties and bonds between the two countries, which is being showcased on the global platform. We are hopeful that this will lead to further strategic partnerships being formed in key economic sectors like infrastructure, energy, healthcare, tourism and education and defense that will also encourage FDI from UAE businesses into India. Similarly, the launch of RuPay card in UAE will also boost the financial ......read more

    Emirati patient beats diabetes with controlled management and clinical intervention

    Struggling with uncontrolled blood sugar and weight, the patient found guidance at RAK Hospital to manage the disease successfully.   August 21, 2019:  Ras Al Khaimah: One of the most prevalent chronic diseases across the UAE, diabetes needs to be addressed in a comprehensive manner under medical supervision, requiring consistent management to avoid subsequent complications, warns doctor at RAK Hospital. The advice came in the light of a recent case of an Emirati patient who was able to conquer the condition under controlled dietary habits, exercise regime and appropriate ......read more

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