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    Insomnia causes sugar-laden indulgence and calorie intake, subsequently - The London Sleep Centre Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2017:  Sleep deprivation has already been linked with obesity and while we are still not done blaming lack of physical activity resulting in lack of sleep; Sleep Specialists at The London Sleep Centre Dubai believe that, sleep deprivation can lead to gorging on sugar-laden junk and forbidden calorie-rich food sins. If you are one of those who reach out for ‘pick-me-up’ sugary delights like latte, crisps, biscuits and donuts over healthy food options to keep your day going; then trust us, it is your sleepless nights that’s doing you all the harm. Sleep deprivation may cause overeating by boosting chemicals for appetite as well as those that increase the pleasure of eating sweet or salty high-fat foods. It may help to note that Sleep Deprivation initiates the process of getting obese by more

    Noor Dubai Foundation and DHA launch ‘Through their Eyes,' awareness campaign in Dubai schools.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2017:  Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an awareness campaign in schools known as ‘Through their Eyes,’ to address the often overlooked social and emotional impact that vision problems have on a child. Dubai based child psychologists and the school health team in DHA will work with the Noor Dubai team to reach out to schools. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of the Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “In the spirit of the Year of Giving, the objective of the talks is to promote a more inclusive community for those suffering for any vision disability. We will be targeting primary schools children from grade 4 to 6. This stage of late childhood/ preadolescence has been selected based on expert advice and children will be educated in more

    Patients can now walk home the same day after a hip replacement surgery

    Advanced joint replacement surgical procedures being performed at Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital are significantly reducing hospital stay for patients in the UAE The application of ‘Enhanced recovery after surgery’ (ERAS) protocols are enabling patients to opt for joint replacement procedures with minimal or no hospital stay (out-patient procedure), allowing faster recovery. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2017:  Hip joint damage can disrupt everyday activities like walking and sitting, leaving normally-active people in pain and immobilized. Hip replacement surgery offers hope to many, and now the procedure can be performed in a day, with patients going home the very same day. Mr. Paul Price was admitted to Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital on the morning of 4 December 2016. He was more

    Dubai Industrial Strategy's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Taskforce Begins Work

    Chairing Member of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment sectors to oversee transformation of Dubai into a global platform for innovative industries   Dubai, UAE – January 19, 2017:  In line with the recent directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to accelerate implementation of the Dubai Industrial Strategy in order to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global platform for sustainable businesses, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment taskforce has held a number of meetings and workshops to identify key initiatives that will help drive growth and achieve the objectives of the Dubai Industrial Strategy. A key enabler of Dubai Plan 2021, the strategy aims to establish the foundations of a sustainable more

    Doctors say many are unaware that they have a thyroid disease

    Dubai-UAE: 19 January, 2017:  According to figures released during the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibitionin 2013, around 5% of the population in the UAE suffer from thyroid disease. However, this number is debatable as most sufferers are unaware of the problem. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland in the anterior aspect of the neck that regulates our body’s metabolism, controls the body’s temperature and affects how we burn calories. Complications arise when the thryoid gland is underactive or overactive. “The symptoms of thyroid disease are vague and therefore it usually goes undiagnosed. Those with an underactive thyroid, suffer from a condition known as hypothyroidism. Symptoms such as weight gain and increased fatigue are passed off as the result of a sedentary more

    7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In Joint Meeting with The French ENT Society

    Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE – January 18, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) kick started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City. The Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress is held in collaboration with the French ENT Society contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the Congress. The conference was inaugurated in the presence of H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and a number of senior health more

    Ministry of Health Opens Connected Solar Clinic Donated by Siemens Stiftung

    To enhance healthcare in refugee-populated Mafraq Amman, January 18, 2017:  Deputizing for Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health Dr. Basheer Al Qaseer officially inaugurated the Connected Solar Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health facility enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings, in Mafraq Governorate on Wednesday 18 January, 2017. Donated by Siemens Stiftung – a non-profit foundation established by Siemens AG – and designed and implemented by SOLARKIOSK, the clinic adds to the capacities of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the bordering region to Syria, where medical facilities for residents and Syrian refugees struggle to meet the public’s needs.  The Connected Solar Clinic, based on an award-winning more

    SOLSTEO the leading European manufacturer of first-class industrial EO sterilisers will be attending at Arab Health 2017 from January 30th To February 2nd

    United Arab Emirates  - January 18th 2017:  The knowledge of EO sterilisation process and the focus of SOLSTEO team on innovation make the company a recognised global expert in this field of expertise: SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO/TC 198/WG 1, representing the French mirror committee. “Using innovation to keep one step ahead of the competition” could be SOLSTEO’s motto. This culture of innovation is rooted in the passion for automation shared by all SOLSTEO team members. This year in Arab Health, SOLSTEO will present 2 technological breakthroughs, bringing innovation in the automation of EO sterilisers to guarantee 100% data recording and reporting: EQ-Sim: software programs tested and validated 95% by virtual machines! The commissioning a new production equipment is always a challenge. more

    RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah creating mass awareness on Heart Health

    Campaign entails complimentary heart check and consultation with specialist cardiologist Never ignore even seemingly innocuous symptoms as those could be signs of a potential cardiac disorder, says Dr Nathani Diabetics at a greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke; three-fold greater chance of heart failure, while the risk of transient ischemic attacks is two to six times higher. Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   In order to take charge of one’s cardiac health and to highlight the high-risk relationship between diabetes and cardio vascular diseases, RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, has organised a complimentary heart check at its venue on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The campaign entails free tests including ECG, random blood sugar, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI and consultation with specialist more

    Cocoona Wins Best Aesthetic Clinic Award for 2016

    Prestigious award reinforces growing reputation of Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation Dubai, January 18, 2017:  Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, which specializes in plastic, cosmetic, dental, orthopaedic, weight loss, hair transplant, dermatology and dietary services, has won the Best Aesthetic Clinic award at the prestigious Mother, Baby & Child Awards for 2016, reinforcing its growing reputation and surging market leadership in the aesthetic and cosmetic domain across the region. Dr Sanjay Parashar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Cocoona Centre, received the award at a gala ceremony held at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai in December 2016. Cocoona was adjudged the best aesthetic clinic of the year, and was among 338 nominees across 31 different award categories. The Mother, Baby & more

    Unique Group brings expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers to new healthcare markets

    Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.  The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show in Dubai, where the business will be demonstrating its expertise in quality focused production and client services for the healthcare sector.  The move follows the acquisition in 2015 by Unique Group of Oceanwide SaS, the Netherlands-based market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats. Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unique Medical Technology will serve the healthcare market across Europe, more

    Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre

    Dubai, January 16, 2017:  Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today.  The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at an event held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai today. The initiative aims to celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals, companies and innovations in the healthcare industry. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre was recognised for spreading health awareness in and outside their workplace and making a more

    "HEAR I AM" Survey Reveals 71% of Hearing Loss Patients Reported Better Hearing Following Treatment

    Survey finds 62% of the total respondent pool believe that getting older is the principal cause of hearing loss  Almost two third of parents do not believe that their children's treated hearing loss will affect their long-term development Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and in cooperation with The Emirates Medical Association, ORL, Head & Neck Society, MED-EL Medical Electronics - the leading provider of hearing implants in the Middle East, announced in a media roundtable today the results of the "Hear I am" Study. The survey was formulated to understand behavioral trends towards hearing loss in the UAE, and to raise awareness on the positive social impacts of overcoming hearing loss. The "Hear I am" survey, which was more

    UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among Top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai distinguished as Centre of Excellence by IFSO   Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017:  A multidisciplinary hospital and one of its foremost surgeons have been listed among the very best in the MENA region to achieve accreditation from the leading international bariatric surgery certification as a specialised centre for surgery of obesity and diabetes. Having facilitated more than 400 successful bariatric surgeries, Zulekha Hospital Dubai has been recognised for its surgical weight loss programme and outstanding management of morbidly obese patients by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The IFSO endorses institutions and surgeons as Centres of Excellence (CEO) worldwide to improve the overall quality of management for patients undergoing bariatric and more

    YSY CEMP to Be Unveiled at Arab Health 2017 - Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

    United Arab Emirates- January 16th 2017:  From January 30 to February 2, 2017, French firm YSY MEDICAL will be presenting YSY CEMP, its brand new medical device based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology, recognized particularly for pain relief. YSY CEMP uses innovative technologies such as hi-tech sensors and pulsed electromagnetic field, together with unprecedented and exclusive protocols. Its new post-partum indications and hands-free use ensure optimum quality of care. Through sensors applied to the damaged area, pulsed electromagnetic signals accelerate ion exchange in the plasma membrane while restoring the disrupted electrical membrane potential. This field can penetrate deep into tissue and favors microcirculation. Patients are treated fully clothed and receive immediate, lasting relief. more

    Rashid Hospital saves life of teenager after quad bike accident

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2016:  Timely intervention by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved the life of an 18-year Emirati after he was critically injured in a quad bike accident in the dessert. Ambulance officials brought the patient into Rashid Hospital’s Trauma centre on 7th January at 1:30 am. with polytrauma and massive bleeding. A multispecialty team of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists took immediate action and decided to opt for minimally invasive procedures to save the patient. Dr Ayman Al Sibaie, consultant interventional radiologist at Rashid Hospital said: “The accident had resulted in a severe injury to the patient’s aorta (main blood vessel in the human body), and thus the patient was in an extremely critical condition when he was brought in to the hospital. We more

    LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference

    LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 January, 2016:  LINET Group, Europe’s premier manufacturer of healthcare beds and provider of hospital and nursing home solutions that has just announced its expansion to the MENA region with a new showroom in Dubai, will be taking part at the upcoming 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference. The conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development, will take place at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers from the 12th to the 14th of January. LINET more

    Urgent Need To Develop A Healthcare Insurance Framework To Contain Medical Inflation Across The Region

    Healthcare per capita spending in UAE amongst top 20 world-wide 12 January 2017, Dubai:  Having healthcare insurance become mandatory across the region, and medical pricing and inflation continuing to rise, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and solutions providers must ensure their business models can sustain the significant impact it will have on the healthcare insurance landscape. With 98% of Dubai residents and over 4 million people in the UAE having health insurance, the UAE spends $1,200 per person on healthcare – putting it in the top 20 countries for healthcare spending per capita*. The healthcare spend per person is commendably high in comparison to much of the rest of the world.  With this, UAE needs to take a closer look at the healthcare insurance sector, to improve efficiencies and reduce more

    Dubai Health Authority's smart clinic raises awareness on how to fight obesity.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 12, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held today a smart clinic to discuss how to tackle obesity and get on a healthier track in the New Year. Information was disseminated via the Authority’s Twitter account and through Periscope. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases and experts at the smart clinic focussed on the link between childhood obesity and obesity in adulthood. According to report by the Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Unit, 33 per cent of school children from kindergarten to grade 12 across 176 private schools are either overweight or obese. Of these 14 to 16 per cent are obese.   Dr Waffa Ayesh, Director of Clinical Nutrition at the DHA, said: “ This year, we would like to encourage families to more

    ADFD Contributes AED735 Million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project

    Phase one will ensure a 940 bed, state-of-the-art hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients daily Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant program from the GCC member countries to finance development projects in line with the government of Jordan’s strategic goals.   The grant will fund the first phase of the expansionary works - specifically to construct a state-of-the-art 940-bed hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients more

    Healthpoint Abu Dhabi Achieves Gold Seal of Approval from JCI

    Patients are further assured of quality care and world-class health services  Abu Dhabi, 10 January 2016:  The Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest healthcare accreditor, has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to Healthpoint, the super-specialty destination hospital in Abu Dhabi, for its superior standards in full-cycle healthcare and patient safety. The accreditation is considered the gold standard in global healthcare and recognizes Healthpoint’s commitment to world-class services. Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, joins its sister companies Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in claiming this international accreditation.  The medical staff and physicians at Healthpoint joined efforts to assist the more

    NMC doctor closes multiple holes in the heart of mother-of-two without surgery

    Doctor neatly closed holes with miniature, umbrella-like stents, inserted through leg vein Holes in the heart are traditionally treated with open heart surgery and leave large scars Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  A mother-of-two who was suffering with chronic shortness of breath has been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative new heart procedure. The 38-year-old woman, who did not wish to be named, had been searching for a diagnosis for her breathing troubles for six months when she met with Dr. Sanjay Rajdev, Consultant Interventional Cardiology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi. Dr Rajdev diagnosed with woman with multiple holes in the heart. The condition – whose official medical name is ‘fenestrated atrial septal defect with inter-atrial septal aneurysm’ - is usually treated with heart more

    Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Records 58 Per Cent Increase in Patient Check-ups

    Zulekha Hospitals Dubai and Sharjah welcome more than 2,902 women for medical tests to reduce breast cancer cases in UAE Dubai, UAE, 8 January, 2017:  Zulekha Hospital says its ongoing breast cancer awareness drive is having a growing impact after a record number of female patients registered for X-Ray mammograms and specialist check-ups. A total of 2,902 women have attended medical appointments at Zulekha Hospitals in Sharjah and Dubai since the launch of the ‘Pink It Now’ initiative in October 2016. This represents a 58% increase in consultations from its 2015 campaign.  Launched by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Founding Board Member of Friends for Cancer Patients (FoCP), ‘Pink It Now’ was the latest part of Zulekha Hospitals’ string of CSR initiatives more

    Arab Health Exhibition seeks to bridge the specialist skills gap to improve patient care in the GCC

      Limited regional skills in treatment areas such as oncology and cardiology drives Arab Health to offer local physicians 28 hands-on-training sessions in specialised techniques  More than 900 high-level healthcare professionals have registered to benefit from these niche and practical learning experiences at the region’s largest healthcare exhibition Sessions will focus on using state-of-the-art equipment for specialised treatments in cardiology, neurology, surgery, gastroenterology, urology, oncology and radiology  Dubai, UAE, 08 January 2017:  Recent findings indicate that limited super-specialised care in areas such as oncology and cardiology are driving outbound medical tourism in the GCC . In Dubai alone, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) spent AED 307 million towards overseas treatment for more

    Dubai Health Forum to gather world-renowned experts

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 5, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, will gather world-renowned experts who will speak about the future of medicine. The two-day event will take place at the Grand Hyatt on January 9 and 10 and will commence with a welcome address from His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).   Renowned speakers at the event include His Excellency Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Health and Prevention Minister. Al Qwais, who has been Minister of Health since 2013, also oversaw the transformation of the department, which changed from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of more

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    UAE, 18 January, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of the ‘Help Me Hear’ initiative in a press conference held in conjunction with the Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman AL Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Chairman of the Congress. The campaign was developed to help address the needs of children with hearing loss, under the framework of the Ministry’s initiatives for ‘Year Of Giving 2017.’ H.E. more

    MoorFields Eye Hospital Dubai

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    9th European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update in Abu Dhabi to Highlight Metformin's Break-through Effects in Diabetes-related Cancer Cases

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    More than 1500 registered for Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, has already received 1500 registered delegates. The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai’s journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative healthcare, and will bring together highly respected decision makers, health practitioners, international guest speakers, industry experts, multinational corporates and innovators launching next-generation, more

    Further collaboration between the laboratory and clinicians to bridge the gap towards better holistic patient care in the GCC

    With the laboratory testing market in the GCC expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 6.5%, the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress is to focus on facilitating a closer relationship between caregivers Dubai, UAE. January 03 2017:  MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, has introduced a new focus for its scientific programme for 2017 with updates on laboratory testing and developments in clinical diagnostics. It will review the expanding role of laboratory medicine in patient care in the GCC and will feature the correlation more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts seminar on new medical liability decree

    UAE, 3 January, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Office of Medical Liability, recently organized a seminar to explain the ‘Federal Law No. (4) for the Year 2016 on Medical Liability’ at its Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The conference was attended by doctors and administrators of the Ministry’s affiliated hospitals. The UAE is one of the few countries in the world that has a special independent legislation on medical responsibility. The new legislation embodies medical responsibility within the strategic framework to build more

    RAK Hospital launches clinic for neck and back pain

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    Mild Ovarian Stimulation is a Safer IVF option, say experts in UAE

    Through IVF Lite, Aster IVF & Women Clinic is aiming to make fertility treatments in UAE affordable and less invasive for women. Based on recent research findings that milder ovarian stimulations result in chromosomally normal eggs, IVF Lite involves lower dosage of fertility drugs and retrieval of fewer eggs in each cycle. Onlyivf clinic in UAE offering cost-effective and safer solutions for IVF treatment        Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st November, 2016: IVF Lite or Minimal Stimulation IVF is an advanced and simpler treatment protocol, associated more

    Business France sets the stage for robust French participation at Arab Health 2017

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    Obese People Need Two to Three Times More of Vitamin-D Intake, says Dr. Michael Holick

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    VPS Healthcare donates $ 1 Million to Emirates Red Crescent as part of UAE's Year of Giving

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2016:  VPS Healthcare donates a total of $ 1 Million to the Emirates Red Crescent towards their ongoing campaign for Yemenis.  This comes at a time when we are all set to welcome 2017, the Year of Giving, as declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, handed over the cheque and letter of donation for medicines to Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahi, Secretary General of Emirates Red Crescent.  Speaking at the Red Crescent office, Dr. more

    Doctor advises on measures to avoid injury during physical activity

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    Burjeel Hospital successfully treats patient with advanced stage 3 rectal cancer with a combination of surgery and radio-chemotherapy

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    Overactive sebaceous glands lead to acne

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    More UAE couples in younger age group turning to IVF

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    Dubai Health Authority advocates early intervention of abdominal pain.

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    BinSina offers its customers more value as the winter sets in with a special promotion

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    A local hospital inaugurates new additional private patient rooms and modern intensive-care stroke unit

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    Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen opens first-ever free dental clinic at Al Azraq Camp in Jordan

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    Dubai Hospital saves life of pregnant cardiac patient and her baby.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016:  In a one-of-a-kind surgery, a multidisciplinary team of doctors saved the life of a pregnant woman and her baby after she was admitted to the emergency department of the hospital in a critical condition with a malfunctioning heart valve. A. R. W. a 30-year-old Iraqi pregnant expatriate with a history of rheumatic heart disease was rushed to the hospital at 33 weeks of pregnancy after she complained of breathing difficulties. Dr Obaid Al Jassim, head of cardiothoracic surgery at Dubai Hospital, said: “As soon as she was admitted more

    DHA provides opportunities for employees for online continuing medical education

    DHA reaccredits UpToDate as a source of online continuing medical education. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 19, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority reaccredited UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians can use to make the right point-of-care decisions.  This means that approximately 12000 DHA staff members have online access to this resource and can use it as a means on online continuing medical education. DHA staff can log in and find the latest information on patient education, drug interactions, latest news more

    Former Ethiopian ambassador gets a new life at RAK Hospital

    Airlifted to the hospital from Ethiopia in a semi-comatose state with burst blood vessel in the brain, timely surgical treatment saved the patient’s life The healthcare institution has gained reputation as the preferred medical tourism destination in emergency cases, particularly from African countries Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, December 19, 2016:   When 60-year-old Nagesh Legesse, former Ethiopian ambassador to Australia, was airlifted from his home country to RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, he was in a semi-comatose state. Suffering from Hemorrhagic Stroke – as a more

    Schneider Electric & Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Showcase Comprehensive Hospitality Offering

    Global technology companies demonstrate unified hospitality offering at Dubai Showroom  Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2016:  ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, has announced collaboration with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, whereby the two companies are demonstrating next-generation technology solutions at the Schneider Electric hospitality showroom in Dubai Silicon Oasis for its Gulf customers.  Schneider Electric launched the hospitality showroom at its regional headquarters in Dubai to host customers and more

    Aster DM Healthcare's Founder receives the Indian Innovator Award

    Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2016:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, received the 2016 ‘Indian Innovator Award’ in the healthcare innovation category, during the third annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony, which is organized by Entrepreneur MENA, a franchise of BNC Publishing.  The Award recognizes Dr. Azad Moopen’s tireless efforts to drive excellence in the healthcare sector through Aster DM Healthcare. Founded in 1987, through a single clinic in Bur Dubai, the enterprise today has 296 establishments more

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