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    Shield the Eyes to Avoid Possibly Exposure to Covid 19, Says Eye Specialist

    Doctor provides tips on Eye protection during this pandemic   13th July 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  While facial masks and hand sanitizers are mandatory as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the potentially deadly COVID 19, we shouldn’t be neglecting the eyes as the contagious virus may be transmitted through aerosols to your eye. Studies published in the journal of medical virology found that 1 out of 30 COVID positive patients had eye involvement in China whereas a CNN report suggested that ‘Pink Eye’ may be an early symptom of COVID 19 especially in elderly patients. “Ocular involvement of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 should never be overlooked. In fact conjunctival mucosae are susceptible to respiratory viruses and remain an important point of entry. Indeed, some COVID positive ......read more

    MEDCARE: Meet Dr Jamil Al Jamali, Consultant Plastic Surgery and expert in Aesthetic Dermatology

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2020:   Please meet Dr. Jamil Al Jamali,  a consultant plastic surgery at Medcare who is an expert at a number of advanced reconstructive procedures, such as microsurgery free flaps, head and neck cancer microsurgery, breast reconstructions including DIEP flaps, skin cancer surgeries for sarcomas and melanomas, peripheral nerve surgeries, facial nerve palsy reanimation surgeries, facial wound repair, and burn scar surgeries.    Dr. Jamil Al Jamali has a particular expertise in performing surgeries of the hand, such as congenital hand anomaly correction, acute hand trauma including fingers replantation, fractures fixation, carpal tunnel release, hand burns and treatment of excessive sweating. Maxillofacial surgeries performed by Dr. Al Jamali include cleft lip and palate ......read more

    67 Minutes Will Never Be Enough Empathy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2020:   Mandela Day 2020 will be a day more critically connecting than any we have had. It falls amid a locked down, fearful society who are spending their days dodging the threat of an invisible flu that holds a power well beyond the virus name would suggest. We are living through an economic crisis that leaves our businesses on the edge and our anxiety in constant flux, and there are more hungry mouths and unemployed families than we can reach.  It was Mandela that said that it is our compassion that “binds us together.” He was of course a man who believed in ubuntu. In understanding each other. and in reaching out to those around us in dignity, respect and acceptance. He believed in empathy. This Mandela Day, beyond our actions on the day itself, let’s ......read more

    The Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program from Allurion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2020:  Allurion Technologies, an established leader in the development of innovative, proven, and trusted weight loss experiences, developed the first gastric balloon to lose weight requiring no endoscopy or anesthesia to place or remove it. The balloon is swallowed with a capsule and filled with liquid in a 20 minutes procedure at the doctor's office. The Elipse balloon is designed to help patients always feel full, which helps them to eat less food without the feeling of hunger that accompanies most of the diets. This encourages them to control the amount of food they eat. Mrs. Cynthia Bou Khalil, Nutritional consultant at Allurion Technologies says:”The program includes ongoing support with a dietitian throughout the program to improve eating quality, choose healthy meals ......read more

    Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns.   Concerns for Travel During COVID-19   Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public. Some 58% of those surveyed said that they have avoided air travel, with 33% suggesting that they will avoid travel in future as a continued measure to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19. Travelers identified their top three concerns as ......read more

    FDA Authorizes Marketing of IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the marketing of IQOS, Philip Morris International’s (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP). In doing so, the agency found that an IQOS exposure modification order is appropriate to promote the public health. - Today’s decision demonstrates that IQOS is a fundamentally different tobacco product and a better choice for adults who would otherwise continue smoking - IQOS is the first and only electronic nicotine product to be granted marketing orders through the FDA’s MRTP process - The FDA authorized the marketing of IQOS with the following information: - The IQOS System heats tobacco but does not burn it - This significantly reduces the production of harmful ......read more

    Honeywell Announces Solutions to Help Improve Building Health and Reassure Occupants

    • Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions help building owners comply with new hygiene and social distancing policies and enable business continuity • Honeywell’s #HealthyBuildings Score provides owners with real-time insights based on indoor air quality, safety, security, sanitation and compliance metrics • Honeywell solutions can be tailored to the unique needs of commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, supporting the region’s return to the new normal    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an integrated solutions portfolio to help building owners in the Middle East improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches “Sohbati 2020” Program Remotely

    Sharjah, July 7, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) has recently launched the “Sohbati 2020” Program in collaboration with the University of Sharjah. This year’s edition is being held remotely through a number of training workshops by health education specialists. The program aims to spread health awareness among adolescents and to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles, as well as to qualify them to be ambassadors among their peers in various domains such as health and nutrition. The month-long program consists of 9 nine workshops is targeting male and female adolescents aged from 15 to 25 years. The workshops which will shed light on the widely spread misconceptions among community members, in addition to developing networking ......read more

    EY: 33% of MENA Consumers to Stay Frugal after COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 34% of MENA consumers’ behavior was to ‘save and stockpile’ at the start of the pandemic • 55% of MENA consumers expect normal shopping habits to return in a matter of days or weeks once pandemic is over • 58% of MENA consumers predict the way they shop will change over the next one to two years • COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes to operating models in the retail sector     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 33% of consumers in the MENA region plan to stay frugal with less spending, make deep cuts to their budgets, change the way they shop as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These consumers are also pessimistic and worried about the future.   However, 23% of consumers expect to be back with ......read more

    Commodities: Gold Bulls Risk Delayed Gratification in Q3

    By Ole Hansen Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy will become increasingly apparent during the third quarter. While the Q2 was mostly about putting out fires and preventing a total collapse of the global economy, the repair work now begins in earnest. Since April, the economic impact of months of lockdowns had been painted over by a massive rally in global stock markets. However, support from the Fed (wall of liquidity), TINA (there is no alternative) and FOMO (fear of missing out) has started to show cracks.   The belief that we can and will return to normal within a few quarters will most likely turn out to be wrong, not least considering the often-embarrassing shortfalls in key supplies ......read more

    Nahdi Medical Company Transforms its Financial Management with Infor

    Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to increase the private sector participation in the provision of healthcare services. Saudi Arabia is the Gulf Cooperation ......read more

    Alstom at Forefront of Hygiene & Safety Innovation for Transport & Mobility in a COVID-19 World

    July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     A dedicated team of experts at Alstom has brought together their key expertise and resources across all technical domains, while coordinating with ......read more

    Comprehensive Study of Refugee Children's Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Outcomes Yields Key Insights for Post-COVID-19 Return to School

    ● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade. ● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.     Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020:   Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public schools and found that students being older than expected for the grade in which they were placed was most consistently and strongly associated with developmental and learning difficulties.  As many schools around the world prepare to reopen in 2020 ......read more

    Post Pandemic Investment in Intelligent Automation, Digital, Data Analytics and Cloud Technologies to Increase, Reveals Protiviti Middle East Virtual Forum

    COVID-19 is a sense check and provides an opportunity for businesses to reimagine and start afresh on the journey of digital transformation     Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2020: Over 350 business leaders joined the virtual session on ‘Enterprise and Market Resilience during COVID-19’, hosted by Protiviti Member Firm for the MENA Region. The theme was on the digital response to COVID-19, deliberating upon how automation, technology, cloud and analytics can help organizations overcome the crisis and equip them better post COVID.   At the forum, Jonathan Wyatt, Protiviti’s Global Leader for Digital Transformation, highlighted: “The crisis has revealed the digital maturity of many organizations; the responses from digital thought leaders has been either taking the risk-averse course by pausing ......read more

    Entry Permitted to Abu Dhabi Emirate for Those Receiving a Negative Covid-19 Test Within 48 Hours

    Abu Dhabi 29th June 2020:  Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Police, have announced that entry to Abu Dhabi emirate is permitted for all those who have received a negative Covid-19 test result within the previous 48 hours. Results must be shown via the Alhosn App, or a text message from any hospital, or screening centre in the UAE that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme. The movement of mail and all types of goods is exempted. The public must continue to adhere to all precautionary measures, including wearing masks and practising social distancing inside vehicles. The entry of non-resident workers into the emirate continues to be prohibited. This comes as a result of the continued positive outcomes in ......read more

    Hall of Wellness Awards – Powered by Spa Connectors

      ** New Awards Recognising Exceptional Individuals in the Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Industry Launches 1st July **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Spa Connectors, a global company offering business, training and recruitment solutions to the spa industry, specialising in 5-star hotels, resorts, stand-alone spas and wellness concepts is driving a movement to reward talent in the community on a global scale by launching The Hall of Wellness Awards 2020. Independently as a business, Spa Connectors are passionate about nurturing talent in their own unique ways within spas, salons and wellness facilities worldwide. Now, they aspire to bring them together on a global stage by launching awards where an industry divided by borders will be united in their passion and commitment to their ......read more

    Maternity Care During COVID-19

    Dr. Desislava Markova, a Fetal Medicine Specialist from a prominent IVF clinic Abu Dhabi outlines handy tips for expectant mothers to have a smooth pregnancy during the pandemic  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Pregnancy is a special time for couples – full of excitement and happiness. However, given the current situation, and the increasing restrictions imposed on our lives as the world grapples with this pandemic, expectant mothers can feel anxious and nervous. To ensure pregnant women can sail through this period smoothly, Dr. Desislava Markova, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, outlines some easy tips to help women protect themselves and their soon-to-arrive baby. Have a Plan in Place: Having a plan in place for your birth can help ease feelings of anxiety by ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Discusses the Best Possible Means to Support Young People and Engage Them in the Fight Against COVID-19

     Health Promotion Department organizes youth circle in cooperation with Federal Youth Authority     Sharjah, June 29, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), has hosted a virtual youth circle titled “The role of youth in the fight against COVID-19” to discuss how electronic systems and social media can help combat the spread of Covid-19.   Held through video conference in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority, the online event saw the participation of more than 286 young men and women. The youth circle shed light on the responsibility of young people to maintain community health, their impact on ensuring a successful coexistence with the virus, as well as the extent of the impact that young ......read more

    Smash Summer Fitness Goals with 100 Workout Modes on the HONOR MagicWatch 2

    Intelligent wearable features exciting new activity modes for the health-conscious consumer   Dubai, UAE 30 June 2020 – Global leading technology brand, HONOR, has announced a range of exciting upgrades to the HONOR MagicWatch 2. The perfect companion for summer activity, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 is the next generation of HONOR smartwatches, with its exceptional innovations in design, battery and functionality.    100 Workout Modes to Discover on the HONOR MagicWatch 2  In addition to 15 pre-installed workout modes, HONOR is bolstering its fitness tracking capabilities by adding 85 new customized workout modes automatically detecting six different categories of sports - extreme, leisure, fitness, aquatics, ball games and winter sports . Whether you are into mainstream sports or prefer something ......read more

    Updates to Transfer Pricing in Saudi Arabia

    By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events. Recent news revealed updates on WPS (Wage Protection System) and customs fees, and more recently the Saudi Arabia GAZT (General Authority of Zakat and Tax) issued updated transfer ......read more

    Boost Your Immunity, Maintain pH Levels Through a Balanced Diet

    Balancing the right pH in human body is essential to avoid risk for organ damage that can happen due to excess acidity or alkalinity Imbalanced pH levels could lead to respiratory issues due to too much or too little CO2 in our bodies Avoid processed food, excessive caffeine, sodas, etc, that can build acidity in our body, advises Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo at RAK Hospital Sunday 28th June, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  At a time when boosting our immunity is of paramount importance, UAE residents need to be more careful of their choice of food to maintain the right pH balance as well, suggest doctors at RAK Hospital. Giving advice on the topic, Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo, Health and Lifestyle Coach at RAK Hospital urges residents to opt for foods that ensure the pH level remains normal to avoid any complications in the body ......read more

    Egg Freezing: All You Need to Know

    Dr. Melado, IVF expert at the world-renowned IVF Clinic UAE offers insights into the process Dubai, UAE, 28th June 2020: Increasing fertility awareness and the rising trend of delayed parenthood in women have helped spike the demand for egg freezing over the recent years. “From technologies used to success rates, learning the fundamentals before opting for this procedure is an essential key to achieving the desired results”, emphasized Dr. Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, IVI Fertility Clinic Middle East, which runs clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat in Oman.   “Egg freezing is an advancement in the field of Reproductive Medicine that provides many women with an option to pursue motherhood later in life; whatever their reason be. However, we advise those who are thinking of going this route to ......read more

    Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

    • Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.   As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more

    ALFAHIM Group Honors UAE's Healthcare and Civil Defense Force Offering Added Benefits and Personalized Services

     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   As noble UAE healthcare and civil defense professionals continue to safeguard the community while the country receives global recognition for its robust response to COVID-19, ALFAHIM Group demonstrates their commitment to the UAE by launching a group-wide campaign offering them personalized services and discounts in gratitude and appreciation of their extraordinary efforts.  In an interview with Mr. Ahmed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim – Chairman of ALFAHIM Group, he stated, “Giving back is embedded into our way of working; and, the honorable efforts of the UAE’s healthcare and civil defense community was crucial to our survival as people and as a nation to combat COVID-19. Those admirable and praiseworthy professionals daily risked their safety for ours; ......read more

    DHA Signs MoU with University of Sharjah

    Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and research. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Dr. Humaid Mjol Al Nuaimi, Director General of University of Sharjah signed the MoU on Thursday at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel in medical, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and other health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation in organizing joint health-supporting programmes such as conferences, seminars and events and unifying efforts to spread the culture of innovation in society.  Commenting on the MoU Al Qutami said that the ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    DIAC Webinar Examines Impact of Covid-19 on Arbitration Landscape

    • Discussions focused on practical solutions that can applied to ensue efficiency of dispute resolution.   • Shahin: UAE Arbitration Law provides flexibility for adapting arbitration procedures to meet changing needs of businesses      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2020:    Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently organised a webinar examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the arbitration landscape and practical solutions for ensuring the efficiency ......read more

    SEHA Unveils UAE's First CT Scanning Technology to Diagnose Pneumonia Caused by COVID-19

    Al Ain Hospital has diagnosed close to 3,000 patients with pneumonia brought on by COVID-19 using the latest computerized tomography (CT) scan   Abu Dhabi, 16 June, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of the UAE’s first computerized tomography (CT) scan for diagnosing pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The specialized CT scanner is available in Al Ain Hospital, a SEHA healthcare facility, where 3,000 patients have benefited from the latest innovation. The 16-slice mobile CT scanner ......read more

    COVID-19 Will Permanently Change the Way Wealth Managers Deliver Advice and Serve Clients in the Middle East

    New report says global high net worth (HNW) wealth will decline by $3.1 trillion in 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 15 2020: Covid-19 will fundamentally change the way the Wealth Management industry in the Middle East operates, according to a new report released by Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley.   The report, called Wealth Management: After the Storm, highlights how a ‘golden decade’ of growth for the Wealth Management industry has been drastically disrupted by Covid-19 and has introduced a new reality that will require flexible ......read more

    Dabur Highlights Herbal Remedies for Building Immunity

    Dubai, UAE; June 15, 2020:   The COVID-19 pandemic has now, more than ever, highlighted the importance of building a healthy immune system to fight infections. Dabur International has rolled out an online campaign providing expert tips to boost immunity naturally, while staying at home.  Scientific research has proven that the body’s natural immunity can be boosted through the consumption of herbal supplements which are abundantly found in Dabur’s Chyawanprash. In fact, AYUSH- an organization dedicated to the science of Ayurveda (Government of India), recently ......read more

    Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Announces Limited Time Offer on Laser Vison Correction

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) reveals a limited time offer on refractive vision correction, * valid until July 31st.  If you have a refractive error, such as near-sightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive vision correction could be a good method to correct or improve your vision.  MEHD’s limited time offer for refractive vision correction includes both Laser and Intraocular lenses procedures. This limited time offer covers six different types of laser ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Back-to-work Health and Safety Measures

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   With employees returning to work, both employers and employees play a crucial role to protect themselves and each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.    The Dubai Health Authority’s Public Health Department highlighted measures that employees should adhere to in order to protect themselves, their colleagues and their loved ones.   Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA said, “Employees must adhere to the new normal standards and adapt quickly to ensure they ......read more

    World Security Becomes UAE's First Service Provider to Introduce Smart Helmet for Businesses to Detect COVID-19 Infection

    Hi-Tech headgear is capable of contactless thermal screening of crowds and AI-driven facial recognition for speedy tracking of infected people   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th of June 2020: World Security, the innovative security solutions provider of DP World, UAE Region has unveiled a new Smart Helmet that is designed to make contactless detection of people potentially infected with COVID-19, and help ease the movement of traffic in areas where it operates, while ensuring the highest levels of safety and security. World Security is the first security services provider in ......read more

    24/7 Cold & Flu Clinic by RAK Hospital Screens Over 400 Patients Everyday

    Located outside the main hospital building, the Clinic helps ensure a safe, secure, and infection-free environment for OPD and ER departments June 14, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In line with the UAE’s aim to expand the scope of screenings, the 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic by RAK hospital is conducting over 400 tests every day on average. Moreover, the hospital is conducting further screenings for corporates in Ras Al Khaimah as well as the government institutions. The 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic was set up with the aim to help identify persons at the risk of the virus and ......read more

    Mediclinic Middle East Launches Robotic Programme at Mediclinic City Hospital

    Establishment of Mediclinic City Hospital’s robotic programme is consistent with Government’s innovation agenda and will further strengthen Mediclinic Middle East’s academic partnerships by providing new surgical training opportunities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2020:  Mediclinic Middle East announces that it has implemented Robotic Surgery at Mediclinic City Hospital using the da Vinci Xi HD 4 arm robotic system, one of the most sophisticated laparoscopic surgical technologies available.  This programme will complement and enhance its ......read more

    HPD Announces Preliminary Results of Its Study to Investigate Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes During COVID-19

    Sharjah, June 13, 2020:  The preliminary results of the scientific study conducted last April by the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs Sharjah in cooperation with the University of Sharjah have shown that 39% of smokers decreased their smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic and 29.4% reported that their weight increased during the lockdown, while 32% have increased their food intake. The study aims primarily to investigate the influence of COVID-19 lockdown on dietary behavior, lifestyle changes, and health practices. According to a web-based ......read more

    Blood Drives are Ongoing According to Highest Levels of Safety, says MoHAP

    Dubai, 13 June 2020:  In a statement on the World Blood Donor Day 2020 which takes place on 14 June, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, said that the blood donation campaigns are ongoing in accordance with the best standards approved by international bodies by achieving the highest levels of safety and accuracy in dealing with blood units in order to support the strategic stockpile of blood banks in the country. MoHAP added that all the preventive and precautionary measures have been adopted to fight COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of blood donation and its ......read more

    Pure Health Sets Up MENA Region's Largest Covid Lab in Abu Dhabi to Test 25,000 People Daily

    Abu Dhabi – June 11, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has increased its COVID-19 testing capacity at the specialized laboratory in Abu Dhabi’s Mafraq Hospital, making it the largest testing facility of its kind in the Middle East and Africa region. Equipped with the latest technology in molecular diagnostic apparatus as per international standards, the laboratory plays a key role in the nation’s fight against the spread of the pandemic.   Operating 24 hours on seven days a week and staffed with 120 experienced professionals, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Introduces First-of-its-kind Touchless Elevator Technology to Enable COVID-19-free Environment

    - The new technology has been installed in 53 elevators at Abu Dhabi International Airport - Introduction of new elevator technology a reflection of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of passengers, staff, and visitors - The touchless elevator control panel is designed and manufactured by Meta Touch, a company based at the UAE University Science and Innovation Park   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 June 2020:  In a world first, Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Meta Touch, a ground breaking UAE company, to deploy new touchless ......read more

    Right Health Honours Its Frontline Heroes Recovered From Covid-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:    Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization backed by Foundation Holdings, honoured its Covid-19 warriors who were tested positive while working frontline and recovered from the disease. The chain of clinics had 25 of its healthcare workers tested positive while working for the UAE’s largest Covid screening campaign covering the labour communities.  About 15 Covid-19 recovered employees including one doctor, four nurses and ten staff members from the front desk and other ......read more

    Global Peace Index: Global Peacefulness Falls With Sustained Rise in Civil Unrest in the Last Decade and is Set to Worsen as Economic Impact of COVID-19 Takes Hold

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   Today marks the launch of the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).    Key results   • Civil unrest has doubled since 2011 – 96 countries recorded a violent demonstration in 2019, as citizens protest against a range of issues, from economic hardship and police brutality to political instability. • Although peacefulness has deteriorated in the last decade, militarisation is improving overall, and 100 countries ......read more

    Deloitte Waives ‘Process Robots' Implementation Costs for COVID-19 Critical Processes in GCC Vital Sectors

    Healthcare among vital sectors to benefit from initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:   In response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as businesses prepare to go back to the “new normal”, Deloitte’s Business Process Solutions (BPS) is waiving implementation costs for its Robots as a Service (RaaS) offering to organizations in sectors designated by the UAE government as vital. This cost waiver is targeted to businesses and institutions in the vital sectors, as defined by the UAE government and specifically those with ......read more

    Fine Launches Dedicated Disinfection Service to Support Region's Covid-19 Fight

    Dubai, UAE – 09 June 2020:   Fine Solutions, the corporate arm for Fine Hygienic Holding (Fine), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has launched Fine Disinfection Solutions – a dedicated disinfection service for companies and business navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Fine Disinfection Solutions will harness a broad-spectrum of effective solutions that disinfect premises and surfaces via techniques including spraying and fogging to guarantee maximum efficiency. The ......read more

    Superhero Campaign Sees Remarkable Participation of Talented and Creative Students, Says Diabetes Friends

    Sharjah, June 8, 2020:  The decisive stages the competitions of the “Superhero Campaign”, organized by Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, showed the remarkable increase in the skilled students who take part in the various categories of the contest, something that sparked this year’s competition and consolidated the position of the campaign as a perfect platform for attracting talented and creative students.   Organized in 20 ......read more

    Synctuition Launches Mindfulness App for Free Worldwide as Mental Health Crisis Looms

    With a global mental health crisis on the horizon, Synctuition makes its mindfulness and relaxation app free to 14 countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   With the world on the brink of a mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Synctuition, the most advanced mindfulness, and mind relaxation app backed by well-known scientists and experts, today announces that their platform will be made free to people in 14 countries. The announcement comes as the company reports a surge in demand and usage over the past few months, becoming one of the ......read more

    Will Science Be the New Religion in the Post-pandemic World?

    Join His Excellency Omar Ghobash and journalist Lesley Hazleton in the latest debate in the ‘Literary Conversations Across Borders’ series United Arab Emirates –  08June 2020:  The impact of the pandemic on faith and belief systems will be the subject of a frank discussion between His Excellency Omar Ghobash Assistant Minister, Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in the UAE and  award-wining journalist and author Lesley Hazleton on Saturday 13 June at 21:00 hours UAE. The debate is the third in the Literary Conversations Across Borders series which ......read more

    Dabur Launches Anti-bacterial and Immunity Boosting Honitus Lozenges in the UAE

    • Honitus by Dabur uses five natural ingredients: Real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice, Amla • It is a natural remedy to fight infections and boost immunity     Dubai, UAE; June 8, 2020:  Dabur International, one of the leading companies in natural remedy healthcare, has launched Honitus, a natural herbal lozenge made of real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice and Amla. Honitus provides soothing and effective relief from sore throat and cough without any side effects. Rajul Pasrija, Brand Manager, Honitus said: “As consumers increasingly ......read more

    Disinfectant Launched by Milano is an Effective Way of Keeping Your Premises Disinfected During This Pandemic

    ~It is cost-effective and convenient to make your home, offices, commercial spaces and labor accommodations sterile through these pandemic times~   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Milano, UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electric, water purifier, hardware, furniture fittings, ceramics and tiles brand owned by Danube Group, has joined forces in fight against coronavirus with the launch of a portable disinfection machine that can be used by people themselves to disinfect for spaces across the board including homes, offices, commercial spaces and labor ......read more

    Top 10 Things Patients Consider While Choosing an IVF Facility

    A research was carried out by IVI Fertility experts amongst existing patients, new patients, interested patients, patients of other clinics as well as those who have seen success with IVI Fertility   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th June 2020:  In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is a journey and as with all journeys – it requires a lot of forward planning. It is therefore imperative that the fertility clinic chosen has a good reputation and is accredited by the health ministry.  However, every patient is different and has different needs when it comes to ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Research Confirms No Association Between Certain Chronic-Disease Medications and COVID-19

    New study supports recommendations that patients should continue to take ACE Inhibitors, ARBs commonly prescribed for coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes and hypertension   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020:  Despite recent controversy suggesting that popular medications prescribed to lower blood pressure may increase the risk of infection by the novel coronavirus and lead to more severe outcomes in COVID-19, a retrospective study by Cleveland Clinic has supported the view that there is no foundation to these claims, although the researchers called for ......read more

    UAE Hemophilia Group Supports Arab World Celebrations of International Hemophilia Day Sponsored by Sobi in the Middle East

    19 prominent Hematology professionals from the Arab world meet to raise awareness on blood thinners & discuss ways to prevent Coronavirus in cooperation with the World Federation of Hemophilia   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:  A regional online seminar organized by UAE Hemophilia Group brought together 19 prominent experts and specialists of Hematology. The online event’s main goal was to create awareness on the challenges that affect bleeding disorder patients during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also showcased the solutions that could ......read more

    Increasing Use of Screen-Time Causing Eye Problems in UAE Students

    With distance learning into its third month, the number of students complaining of tired eyes and redness has risen significantly Follow practical steps such as the 20-20-20 rule, blinking often and keeping devices at safe distance to help relax eye muscles, advises doctor at RAK Hospital June 2, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Increasing screen-time due to distance learning has resulted in a significant rise in complaints of eye issues such as redness and tired eyes, especially among children and young adults, says Dr Mohit Jain, Specialist Ophthalmologist at RAK Hospital. ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Analysis Examines Changing Consumer Behaviours in Covid-19 Era

    • Online searches for e-groceries surged 316% y-o-y in April amid an imposed lockdown • UAE residents also sought out distance learning, office furniture and staycation options during time spent at home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 02, 2020:    Restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the UAE have led to significant changes in consumer behaviours in the country, according to new analysis published by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The study, based on Google Trends data, noted that online grocery shopping ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Companies to Benefit from Master Employee Health Insurance Policy

    • DIFC signs MoU with EC3 Brokers Limited to establish a group health scheme for the Centre’s 2,437 registered firms  • First of its kind initiative for a free zone in Dubai/financial centre in the region • The collaboration facilitates the purchase of cost-effective health insurance for registered companies operating from the DIFC  • DIFC aids in the reduction of client costs, whilst providing a framework to facilitate comprehensive insurance cover whilst meeting mandatory requirements     Dubai, UAE, 2 June 2020:  Dubai ......read more

    Philips Foundation and Philips Middle East Join Forces with Lebanese Red Cross to Fight COVID-19

    Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips Middle East, supports the Lebanese Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by strengthening local emergency care facilities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Philips Foundation, which aims to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, together with Philips Middle East today announced to provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross towards the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19. The donated equipment is an answer to the critical need to ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches 50 Bed Critical Care Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah, Dubai

    • The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak • The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah • Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020:  Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman ......read more

    SEHA Develops Cutting Edge Self-sterilization System for Ambulances

    The latest innovation is designed to sterilize ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients, disinfecting the vehicle in 20-30 seconds   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of its ‘Ambulance Sterilization System’. Created specifically for transporting COVID-19 patients, the latest innovation completes the full sterilization of a single ambulance within 20-30 seconds. As part of SEHA’s continuous efforts to deliver world-class healthcare, ......read more

    Telenor, Sony and Ericsson Team to Develop Smart IoT Healthcare Devices

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020:   Ericsson, Sony Network Communications Europe, and Telenor Connexion make it easy to connect people and things with intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency. Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for ......read more

    Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

    By Peter Mohring, Managing Director, Transport, Serco Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:  COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all businesses across the globe, but perhaps one of the most affected are those within the transport industry. No longer can we freely move people across cities, countries and continents due to the travel restrictions put in place to combat the virus. The result is a dramatic decrease in transportation revenue that is causing a range of issues in both the short and long term, from pay decreases and redundancies to ......read more

    Innovating to Fight COVID-19: Four Ways Drones are Contributing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard ......read more

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the ......read more

    DFDC, FDF Hold Joint Webinar on Managing Stress and Anxiety Amid COVID-19

    Sharjah, May 23, 2020: The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”. This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The even falls under ......read more

    Mubadala Supports the Fight Against COVID-19 by Leveraging Its Assets' World-Class Capabilities

    Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at ......read more

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches ‘Our New Earth' Microsite to Coach People to Transition to the ‘new Normal' Living Post Lock-down

    • ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides ......read more

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the ......read more

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure  • In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face ......read more

    Covid-19 Disruption Will Lead to 28 Million Surgeries Cancelled Worldwide

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals. The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.  The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional ......read more

    Pure Health Launches Covid-19 Field Laboratory at Sharjah Expo Centre

    SHARJAH - May 18, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.  In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on ......read more

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 May 2020:  The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) remains committed to quality care and patient safety, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAASF has worked tirelessly to keep facilities up to date with the most current information. AAAASF Executive Director, Thomas S. Terranova said ”We have implemented tools and gathered resources so our accredited facilities can make the best-informed choices possible, as surgery facilities begin to reopen, AAAASF is ready to assist ......read more

    Mohap Hails Family Doctors' Efforts in Countering Covid-19 Crisis

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:  World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family ......read more

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health? These are ......read more

    How to Successfully Navigate the Implications of the Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Covid-19 Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.   As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain  business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their ......read more

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn. Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.     May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the ......read more

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through ......read more

    BSH Middle East FZE Stands in Support with the Dubai Health Authority Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    Siemens refrigerators donated to DHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:    The COVID-19 pandemic has spread viciously through all continents, leaving countries all over the world in a state of emergency. Now, more than ever, societies are called upon to support one another, and global leaders in all industries to play their part in contributing to global health defense. With great impact comes great responsibility, and BSH Home Appliances Group has always led by example with the company’s strong sense of social responsibility and contribution. BSH ......read more

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