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    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 Conference (SINMAC). Running from September 24th – 26th at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel, the three-day conference is set to host over 1,000 healthcare professionals and will demonstrate the use of artificial intelligence and other innovative ......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 of a deep level of collective knowledge and expertise. Building on SEHA’s heritage and first-class track record for specialist care, SKC will also invest in research and training to further enhance skills and deliver new services to the ......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 Day, doctors at RAK Hospital have devised a workable guideline for UAE residents which they can easily incorporate in their busy routine.  “It’s titled ‘The Rule of 4’, and the idea is to create a walking plan that can ......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 clinics, and holding scientific conferences and workshops, will significantly impact the prevalence of obesity in the UAE.   Moreover, the participants hailed the UAE government's plans and programs tailored to combat obesity. The ......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 sensory skincare ritual, but look truly chic on your bathroom shelves. Available from selected Virgin Megastores; Dubai Marina Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. Also at John Lewis – Dubai Festival City, Be Bar, ......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 heart values, especially artificial heart valves.  However, additional research is needed to fully understand the possible connection between oral health and heart disease since there is no scientifically proven evidence even after one ......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, MoHAP is carrying out a series of events at the shopping malls of Majid Al Futtaim in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah.  The activities of the campaign will be carried out three days every weekend until the end of September. The ......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 healthcare service sector in UAE while also contributing to the global conversation around the future of healthcare.  Speaking on the occasion, Alisha said, “I am truly honored that the UAE government has recognized me as one of the first ......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 foundation, the “Lose to Win” would help the participants to adopt positive changes in their lifestyle by making it an experience full of challenge and determination, thus boosting the functional achievement and excellence among the ......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 discharges in the brain resulting in a temporary disturbance of motor, sensory, or mental function. It most commonly appears in childhood, adolescence or late adulthood, and while it can be hereditary, some cases are caused by head trauma, brain ......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 UAE are more prone to colon cancer and the disease is more prevalent than in previous decades.  A team of expert colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists are leading the two-month-long campaign at Aster Hospital in Al ......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 individuals through all MOHAP’s “Ma’kom” media channels and social media platforms, in a bid to protect them from the commercials and promotional campaigns which attract the people to buy sweetened beverages. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel ......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 outcomes of the “My Health” 7th Regional Conference, organized by the Health Promotion Department, which focused on the theme of nutrition, as a key factor in preventing chronic diseases among children and adolescents. Great Acceptance ......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 treatments   September 3, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Back strength, gait and correct posture are severely compromised in today’s predominantly sedentary lifestyle, and are among the biggest causes of chronic pain and other related ailments, warn ......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 hazard.   Baruch Fertel, M.D., a physician in the emergency department at Cleveland Clinic in the United States, says doctors are seeing more and more instances where people become injured after batteries for e-cigarettes, often referred to as ......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 their children at least two weeks to fully settle into their new routine, after-school activities can be slowly reintroduced during this period,” says Dr Badreyya Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at the DHA. “It is ......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 one can recognize. To a large extent, cosmetic procedures, and plastic surgeons, aim to improve the person’s appearance while still maintaining his/her identity. 2 - Plastic surgery does not leave scars. Any surgical incision in the ......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 Series of Integrated Healthcare H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: “This package of new healthcare services is part of a series of the ......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 anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) of 1,318 women in Modena, Italy, have put the spotlight on the detrimental effects of everyday exposure of air pollution on women, in relation to their capacity to conceive.    “AMH is a substance which ......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 in 6 teaching facilities that offer specializations including but not limited to Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency, Family medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and ......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 doctor and they will get follow-up appointments with the same general physician to ensure continuity of care. Walk-ins will be reserved for urgent cases. This system will help ensure those who need to be seen by the doctor on an urgent basis get ......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 laser teeth whitening treatment. They have an enormous range of treatments from diamond peel, to celebrity facial, to Age recovery treatment, to fitness drip and many more. Some of them have exclusively been developed for this prestigious day, not ......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 independence and help the two million Indians who annually travel to UAE on an average, while connecting the payment network of both countries.  While cross border investment and trade is expected to cross $100 billion by 2020 with many UAE ......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 treatment that has vastly improved his quality of life.  Struggling with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes with limited success, 39-year-old Mohammad Salem Al Mazroui was facing trouble managing his weight and other adverse effects of the condition. ......read more

    IVI Fertility Clinic indicates an increase in family balancing cases this year

    Family balancing cases have gone up by 22 percent from 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 Aug. 2019: The number of couples in the UAE undergoing the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure for family balancing is growing at a steady pace. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the number of family balancing cases handled by them has gone up displaying a notable increase of 22 percent.  “Family balancing allows couples to select the gender of the baby. Sometimes, even those who already have children choose to undergo the required medical procedures to ensure achieving a gender balance in their families. This is done through IVF along with Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), a procedure used to evaluate the chromosomes of the embryo, hence to determine the gender of the embryo prior to implantation. PGT is also ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

    ~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of ......read more

    More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a ......read more

    Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

    RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy ......read more

    Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food ......read more

    Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims

    Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep ......read more

    Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2019:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) chaired today a meeting with the CEO council of the DHA. He said that DHA aims to keep pace with the global developments in the health sector and has adopted a series of ambitious and innovative projects and initiatives to enhance the Emirate’s competitiveness and to ensure Dubai remains an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment. He added that the DHA has all the capabilities needed to succeed in achieving its goals, which are supported ......read more

    Millennials' Naturally Leading the Wellness Journey

    By Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO Dabur International Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   Globally, Millennials are often recognized as the key generation driving the US$4.2 trillion global wellness market . Their thirst for holistic wellbeing is unparalleled when compared to previous generations. In the US alone, the millennial cohort has grown to value health as the second most valued aspect of their lives . Armed with their love for health-centric pursuits and interests like yoga, kombucha, and meditation to name but a few, wellness as a whole has bloomed ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Outstanding Medical Services for the Treatment of Pediatric Digestive Disorders at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children

    Sharjah, July 8, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the success of a national medical team at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to save the life of a Asian girl child and restore her normal growth rate, similar to the children of her age. The girl was suffering from a short bowel syndrome caused by repetitive bowel resections, liver dysfunction, some bacterial infections, and pancreatic insufficiency. Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of MoHAP’s Hospitals Administration, pointed to the high-caliber medical team who received the girl ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Experts Safely Remove a 3.5 kg Fibroid Uterus Laparoscopically

    Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound and MRI scan made it clear that she had multiple fibroids, the largest being 10 centimeters and there were many others measuring 5-6 centimeters which occupied the whole of her ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) implements smart pharmacy systems to improve efficiency

    A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a development strategy that ensures a balance between operations, eliminating complicated routines, and enabling medical staff to serve patients optimally. The smart pharmacy system has dispensed over 1.7 ......read more

    India's Union Budget – Comments from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:    “It is very good to hear that we are striving to become a $ 5 Trillion economy soon. This will place India on the world center stage. However, regarding NRIs and Healthcare sector , there is not much to sing about.  It is good to know that NRIs shall be allowed to take Aadhar Card. This will help them to sort out many issues that they face now for identity and transacting business while in India.” There has been no significant announcements pertaining to healthcare in union budget. While there was hope ......read more

    Indian expat saved from life-long paralysis after severe neck injury

    Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him  July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at RAK Hospital when he suffered a dangerous fall from a construction site where he worked. Ajeet Ram Sudhar, an Indian expat who works for RAK ceramics, fell from about 10 feet, the impact severely ......read more

    Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital

    Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019:  The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.   The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients ......read more

    Pilgrims told to get medical advice before going to Hajj

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.  Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says,  “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines.  Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four weeks prior to travel. Every pilgrim should also visit their family medicine doctor six to four weeks prior to travel, especially if they have chronic diseases such as ......read more

    Introducing VLCC's Eclipse PRP Treatment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust. VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are working with the best of technology, specialists and equipment introducing VLCC Eclipse PRP, the next generation of the popular PRP treatments.  The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known ......read more

    Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala inaugurates Multi-Specialty Aster RV Hospital in Bengaluru

    • Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology • This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:     Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service network in the GCC and the third largest healthcare company in India, is ......read more

    Seha's Kidney Dialysis Services Achieves Milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis, Helping to Improve Patient's Quality of Life

    • (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018 • Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of achieving a new milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA’s network, has successfully completed 60 kidney transplant operations since 2018, 35 of which were ......read more

    DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines

    Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines. The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that was held today at Hyatt Regency, Creek Hotel and was supported by Advention Business Partners and Taylor Wessing.  The CON guidelines will help further bolster the health sector and promote ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen meets CM of Himachal Pradesh in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019 1. Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Honourable Industrial Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Bikram Singh and representative of visiting delegations with the Indian Ambassador to UAE- H.E Mr. Navdeep Suri, Consul General of India to UAE- H.E Mr. Vipul, Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chairman of IBPC and Mr. Nimish Makvana, President of IBPC   2. Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder ......read more

    'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in ......read more

    UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

    Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to Reach 18 Centers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration

    ● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements. ● Epigenetic compensation is when parts ......read more

    RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being. Offered to the most outstanding brands in their ......read more

    Cook Children's guidelines on How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Heat

    Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.  The first and most important tip is to keep your ......read more

    Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda

    Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019:   Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of wintergreen and menthol as its main ingredients, is the first product to be launched under the Pain Relief category from the house of Dabur. Pudin Hara Pearls contain Mint Oils as the main ingredient – ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches “Self-Audit” Initiative for Private Healthcare Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:   Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.  The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation. A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct ......read more

    Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with UpToDate mobile app

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.  With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.  To remain current, CME/CE/CPD ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding Launch ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019:  On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.  As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).   The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, ......read more

    Early Detection of Lung Cancer a Priority, as Doctors Harness Expertise and Technology to Save Lives

    UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:  More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening. Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Underscores that the Approval of the Executive Regulation of Medical Liability Law Would Strengthen Health System and Reduce Medical Errors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level. This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the ......read more

    The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is the Industry Consumers are Most Likely to Pay 20% More for.

    Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings   DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette ......read more

    Long-term visa granted to Dr. Azad Moopen & wife

    Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.  Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the ......read more

    Aster enters healthcare diagnostics business in India with Aster Laboratories

    • Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years. • The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in ......read more

    MBRU and Dr. Wael AlMahmeed Announce the 2nd MBRU-AlMahmeed Award Open to Researchers Worldwide

    • Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.” • The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU • The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development • Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic ......read more

    Give dad a winning smile this Father's Day!

    With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

    A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of ......read more

    Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments in Dubai

    Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media ......read more

    Aster Finance Service Centre - launched across India

    Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.      May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services    1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly ......read more

    Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 11th

    Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light. Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership ......read more

    The benefits of starting your IVF treatment during the Holy month of Ramadan

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases

    To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a ......read more

    Stay healthy, stay beautiful this Ramadan

    Dr Maher gives you valuable tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, even during the difficult days of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  The holy month of Ramadan is an eagerly awaited time as it is a month of spirituality and religious practice. It is also a time for reconnecting with friends and family over shared meals. During the month of Ramadan, our lifestyle and schedule changes to accommodate the requirements of fasting, and this can cause havoc on our skin. Due to the dietary and schedule changes, we need to adjust how we nourish our body to stay healthy. Dr Maher ......read more

    Adequate information about IVF pregnancy is key to a successful conception

    According to medical experts, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a regular conception Abu Dhabi, UAE 25  of April 2019:  For couples who’ve been struggling to conceive for a long time, a successful round of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a major achievement. However, most patients are of the opinion that an IVF pregnancy is different from natural conception, which can lead to complications and challenges as the gestation continues. In the opinion of Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, UAE, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a ......read more

    First batch of Aster Homes handed over to the flood victims in Kerala

    This is a part of the 250 Aster Homes project which was initiated last year. Out of this 75 homes are being built in partnership with Rotary International, to be rebranded as Aster Rotary Homes. Dubai, 25th April - 2019:   The first set of cluster houses, built as a part of Aster Volunteer’s efforts to Re-build Kerala were handed over to the beneficiaries. These were built in association with Rotary Cochin Harbour under the Aster-Rotary Homes project. The keys were handed over by actor Aparna Balamurali at a function held on Wednesday. Eight houses were built at Velankanni ......read more

    Dubai Cares kicks off a 3-year school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children

    The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to benefit around 77,000 children and train 2,400 teachers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 April 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a three-year integrated school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children. The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program, in partnership with Sightsavers, is set to benefit around 77,000 children aged 6-18 years old in four regions across Liberia.   The program is an ......read more

    MBRU Issues Doctors Tolerance Pledge in Presence of UAE Minister of Tolerance

    Signing underlines University’s commitment to fostering diversity, empowerment and unity  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan witnessed an MOU signing with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE -  22 April 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has issued a ‘Doctors Tolerance Pledge’ in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan’s signing of the Pledge was the highlight ......read more

    Keeping fit this summer is fun with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

    Waterfront workouts to the beats of live handpan music on Saturday, 27 April    Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2019:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is hosting an invigorating eighth edition of Core Beats – the immensely popular, free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert – to help kick-start your summer fitness routine.   Held on the beach offering spectacular views, the event has hosted over 2,000 participants so far. Join the event along with your friends to experience high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and immersive yoga to the ......read more

    “Ministry of Health and Prevention” and Pfizer, joint efforts to establish the first NCDs global Excellence centres

    Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates new Geltec manufacturing plant established with an investment of 110 million dirhams

    The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019:  His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and ......read more

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