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    Geopathic Stress a major stimulus of Cancer, says Dubai based energy expert

    Microwave, cell-phones, routers and other electronic devices contributing to stress. Close contact with nature can optimize health by warding off negative energies.  22nd Oct, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Studies have shown that over 85% of patients who die from cancer had regular exposure to geopathic stress. This stress is actually the distortion of the earth’s natural electromagnetic field. Earth has high voltage lines called ley lines, curry lines and Schumann resonance which are negative and highly electromagnetic in nature causing Geopathic Stress meaning the stress from earth.    A research conducted at Dulwich Health Society, USA, on over 5,000 people with ill health found that 90 percent of people suffering from secondary cancer were affected by earth’s radiations. Similarly, around 95 ......read more

    Heart disease strikes Indian expats younger than ever, reveals a clinical study

    A recent clinical data from doctors at Aster Hospital Dubai confirms the rapid escalation of incidents afflicting younger patients and reminds that prevention should start early before problems develop. DUBAI - October 22, 2018:   A clinical data study of 142 Patients, initiated by Aster Hospitals Dubai, observed that a range of heart diseases strikes the younger generation of Indian expatriates in the UAE. Data analysis across people from multiple ethnicities and age groups of South East Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are most at risk for developing heart diseases in the prime years of their life. In fact, the disease strikes them almost a decade earlier than their Western counterpart. The observational clinical study was conducted on patients from diverse backgrounds ......read more

    The All-new Dubai Fitness App Launches Open Registration for the City to Take the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    Registration for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is now open via the new Dubai Fitness App  Bringing the world of fitness to users’ fingertips, the Dubai Fitness App can monitor daily activity, sync to their fitness trackers, find free city-wide classes, create and join social fitness groups and be a fitness companion for life  Compatible across all devices, the 2018 edition of the Dubai Fitness App is available free on iOS Apple Store and Google Play  Dubai, United Arab Emirates –22 October 2018: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has officially released its latest mobile application to power the initiative for its second consecutive year from 26 October to 24 November 2018 and be a lifestyle enhancer for users beyond the festival as well. In the spirit of being an inclusive city movement towards health ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority employees raise funds to build 100 wells in countries of need

    Community members can contribute towards this initiative. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   In the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, DHA employees will contribute to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need. Community members can also contribute towards this initiative. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Health Fund Department at DHA said, “Through this initiative, we hope to expand on our Founding Father’s philanthropic vision and to celebrate his legacy. We have collaborated with Dar Al Ber Society and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department to build 100 wells in areas where communities suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. The five countries we have selected are India, Sri ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia announce newly formed multidisciplinary Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  This year, the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Day theme was announced as “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. Today, with the youth generation facing constant stressors and challenges such as bullying, academic pressures, wide usage of technology/social media and major mental illnesses like depression and anxiety – all at a time in their life when they are going through so many changes internally and externally, never has the need been greater to understand and focus on young people’s mental health.  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, leads the way in helping to improve mental health in the region. They have just announced their newly formed multidisciplinary Child & Adolescent ......read more

    UAE Attempts to Set a Guinness World Record – World Psoriasis Day 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, LEO Pharma in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority is aiming to take psoriasis awareness to a higher level by setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest awareness ribbon”.   Post the World Record attempt H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention will give a speech followed by a Q&A media session with Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, Head of Dermatology Department in the Dubai Health Authority about the importance of Psoriasis awareness.   All media attendees invited for lunch post the conference.   When: Monday, 29th October 2018 Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club Opposite Arabian ......read more

    Begin your Dubai Fitness Challenge journey with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

    R&B music-themed workouts on Saturday, 27 October Dubai, 21 October 2018:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is turning into an adrenaline-charged arena for the fifth edition of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert, on Saturday, 27 October. The immensely popular event is being held to mark the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, which encourages UAE residents get active for 30 minutes every day. Set on the beach offering scenic views, the past four editions of Core Beats have received overwhelming response with more than 1,500 participants in total. The upcoming concert features energetic beach workouts to the vibrant beats of R&B music, spectacular light installations, lively outdoor ambience, and is guided by a line-up of renowned yogis and fitness instructors. New timings for the sessions are ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Organized a Blood Donation Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre organized a blood donation drive under the slogan of “Save Life, Give Blood” as part of reassuring their commitment towards the community.  The 5 hours campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues and employees from Burjuman Business Tower who had the courage to be a blood donor. Commenting on the event Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager for BurJuman Arjaan and Jumeira Rotana said, “We have been driving the blood donation campaign for several years now; it became part of our culture to support this good deed and thus contributing towards the participation in saving lives of many people”. Camille Saade, General Manager for ......read more

    Julphar Inks Deal with Silicon Valley Tech Startup inui Health

    UAE Pharma company keen to ‘capitalize on growth opportunities in mobile tech’     October 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Silicon Valley digital technology company, inui Health.   inui Health’s mobile urinalysis platform delivers a cost-effective diagnostics test that provides clinically accurate results, which users can view instantly via an app. The inui diagnostic system measures protein, glucose, leukocytes, nitrites and ketones and can be used to monitor general health, kidney function, metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus) and screen for urinary tract infections (UTI).   “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with inui ......read more

    ICAGE-15 advancing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy skills of the UAE-based Gynecologists

    Dubai, October 20, 2018:   International Consensus Meeting, ICAGE-15, organised by Dr. Rajesh Devassy in cooperation with Dubai London Clinic and Prof. Dr. Rudy Leon De Wilde as a scientific chairperson, was held today in Dubai. Continuously providing live education experiences to the UAE based Gynecologists on minimal-access surgery, this 15th edition of workshop & symposium focused on Hysterectomy procedure, covering Myoma, Endometriosis and Revisiting Indications.  Over 50 attendees participated in depth clinical discussions, theoretical and didactic lectures and have observed live laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy, crucial for further development of the skills and quality of minimal access surgery techniques amongst the Gynecologists in the UAE. ICAGE-15 brought to life the first ever live surgery ......read more

    Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October

    Group providing Free Mammography for women across UAE  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  To mark solidarity towards breast cancer patients and survivors and to create awareness on the disease, Avivo Group is organising the “Ribbon of Life Walk” on Friday, October 19th. Open to all, the two-kilometer walk, which will be held between 4pm and 5 pm at Horizon International School, Al Wasl, Dubai, aims to alert public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection to raise survival chances. Onsite registrations can be done at the venue on the day of the walk between 3:00 – 3:45 pm. To further support the cause, Avivo Group is encouraging women across UAE to avail free mammography and breast examination at Group’s facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th

    Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny Tiny.  Those wishing to register can do so at www.raceme.ae/dfc and online registrations is open until November 3rd. The Dubai Festival City Run half marathon will start at 6:30am.  The run is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

    All-in-one app rolled out for patient convenience.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA is keen to continue investing in smart technologies to enhance efficiencies, empower patients and further bolster the health management system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Community members will now have access to an all-in-one Dubai Health Authority (DHA) app that will help users access various health services from managing appointments at DHA facilities to checking the application status of their medical fitness test.   The app was displayed at GITEX 2018. DHA also showcased other smart services in line with its vision to provide smart health services to community members.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted that in line with the vision of ......read more

    400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease, support those who suffer from arthritis, and encourage early diagnosis.  With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five ......read more

    T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement

    Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile, ......read more

    Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘silent killer' Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in the Middle East

    Dubai, October 13, 2018:   A regional coalition led by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) signed a Call to Action to raise awareness about a ‘silent killer’ called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). A sever form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), NASH is already affecting over 10% of the global population with high incidence across the Middle East. The Call for Action was announced on the sidelines of the 3rd International Hepatology Summit (IHS 2018) endorsed by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, accredited by the Dubai Health Authority and supported by Gilead Sciences. This year IHS 2018 has seen over 170 ......read more

    Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time

    DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays and laser treatments for hemorrhoids, thus the patient can go home or to work after 10 to 15 minutes of the treatment.    The JCI is the United States-based highest gold standard for medical facility benchmarking. The JCI ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment

    Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the three-week campaign, nurses from  Mediclinic at Ibn Battuta Mall will advise on the importance of self-screening, with general health checks – including glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring, and body mass index measurement – ......read more

    Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that Capital Health has developed in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. With a strategy to pioneer new healthcare models, patients will be provided with the best quality care possible from Capital Health. As spots are limited, residents can ......read more

    DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference is empowering regulation with innovation and evidence.  The four sub-themes are: Safe Practice and Quality, Innovative Regulation Models, Medical Work Force and Medical Education.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA ......read more

    Strengthen your “Vagus Nerve” to reduce stress, suggests doctor ahead of World Mental Health Day

    7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus nerve is made of both motor and sensory fibers and connects the brain stem to organs and systems, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and female sex organs, as well as linking the neck, ears and tongue to the brain,” explains Dr Adatia, ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “At Aster DM Healthcare, we firmly believe that profit should be a by-product in healthcare. Guided by this philosophy, we have been constantly exploring ways to give back to our society and environment. In ......read more

    DHA launches world's first comprehensive healthcare change management framework.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are at the heart of this framework and DHA officials said that patients will be able to witness noticeable improvements in the quality of health services within a year from today. Factors such as waiting time, appointment systems, empowering patients ......read more

    Health Insurance Industry Must Adapt and Innovate Following New Retirement Law, Urges SAICOHEALTH Chief

    Retirement law’s impact on healthcare insurers and providers to come under the spotlight at 4th MENA Insurance Congress Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  At the 4th MENA Health Insurance Congress, major players from across the regional insurance industry will explore and dissect the immediate and long-term implications of the UAE Cabinet’s historic decision to approve a new expatriate retirement law, according to Georges Chidiac, UAE Country Manager and Senior Vice President of SAICOHEALTH. Although the formal Congress agenda was finalized before the new law - which is expected to provide special residency-visa privileges for expat retirees over 55 years of age for a period of five years - was passed, Chidiac expects the topic to be a popular talking point among industry representatives on the sidelines of various ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Locks of Hope” in support of cancer patients

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive turnout, and 13 female employees donated locks of hair which will be used to make artificial hair for cancer patients who lost their hair to chemotherapy.  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih expressed his pride in this initiative as it helps in giving hope to those whose lives have been turned upside down.  Musabih added:” This campaign is the first of its kind at the government departments level and it aims to ......read more

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    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program (CCHD) for Newborns

    UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.  The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain Signs MoU with Fatima College of Health Sciences

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.  The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform ......read more

    DHA focuses on expanding reach of telemedicine

    Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018:   More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.  To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with ......read more

    Philips ranked amongst 25 great places to work for in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).  The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence.  Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion ......read more

    Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage

    Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.  Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke. Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of ......read more

    Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behavior among school children

    The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 ......read more

    Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club

    Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.   Her ......read more

    Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays

    DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.   Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity

    Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive. The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, ......read more

    Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more

    Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat ......read more

    DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair of heart patients.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions

    Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue. Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.    SKU PRODUCT DESCRIPTION   PRICE (AED)  174870 Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate ......read more

    Four Ministry of Health and Prevention healthcare centres receive international healthcare re-accreditation

    UAE, June 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that four of its primary healthcare centres in Dubai have received the Renewal of JCI Accreditation for the application of standards and specifications in line with global requirements and international best practices. The Al Rashidiya, Al Muhaisnah, Hor Al Anz, and Al Ittihad medical centres received this accreditation renewal for providing high quality healthcare services and management, patient and crew safety and upkeep of infrastructure and facilities, in accordance with internationally established standards, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Global Winner Award' in ‘Idea of the Year' category of Ideas Arabia 2018

    UAE, 5 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) won the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018, which was held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation.’  The event witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the competition. The Ideas Arabia Competition 2018 highlighted the innovations and creations developed by employees and individuals that were implemented by the organizations to achieve quality results ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

    This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with ......read more

    Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.  Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars ......read more

    Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the ......read more

    Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in ......read more

    Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region

    With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.  The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention ......read more

    Concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,   The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018:  Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s ......read more

    Dental Clinic Offers Tips to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene During Ramadan

    Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting    Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018:   An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.   Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral ......read more

    Effectively Regulating Sleep during Ramadan

    May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues. Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease. Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night. Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority forms CEO council

    Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure. The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.  Al Qutami, said: ......read more

    Diabetes Center to organize session on the power of “Brain Parenting”

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely ......read more

    Tips for healthy eating during Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018:   The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.  However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting. Following some simple guidelines can ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Hits Another Milestone

    The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018:  It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East. Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cases in the emirate.  “This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local ......read more

    Experts highlight the need for comprehensive stroke care

    Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018: ......read more

    Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi Join Forces to Advance Scientific Research in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018:  Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE. The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, investigators and nurses.   The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, ......read more

    Sharjah Healthcare City announces the launch of first US$100 million hospital

    Sharjah, UAE; May 22, 2018: Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC) in a press briefing today announced that Abu Dhabi based Ahalia Group has been awarded the permission to set up a US$100 million, 120 bed hospital. This multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square meters  is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city.  Ahalia Group had signed an MoU last year with SHCC, and that has as enabled both the entities to move forward with this major announcement. The hospital will be built in Al Rahmania side of the healthcare ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi. IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients due to the decreased quality of life. Those living in urban areas and industrial nations may be more likely to develop UC and CD. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018: ......read more

    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle. Brain and Gut Bacteria Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain. We actually have more ......read more

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE  More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;    It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization  United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 :  MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing ......read more

    One in Four people over the age of 50 years suffer from foot pain, stiffness or aching feet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018:  Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin. “Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they experience a lot of wear and tear. In fact, it’s estimated that you’ll likely have walked 75,000 miles by the age of 50. As anyone who suffers from painful feet or ankles would know how ......read more

    Manzil Healthcare Services now offer remote monitoring assistance, opening new possibilities in home medical treatment.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:  Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities. Thanks to vast developments in technology and a collaboration with ForaMed, an established provider of innovative and secure health products and remote health solutions, Manzil can now offer much more to its patients.  Manzil began bringing ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes first Emirati Nursing Conference

    UAE, 17 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the first Emirati Nursing Conference at the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah, themed ‘Future Outlook for Nursing in the Age of Technological Development.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector; Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Abbas, Director of the Nursing Department; Ms. Mubaraka Mubarak Ali Ibrahim, Director for Health Information Systems; Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of MOHAP's Training and Development Center; and prominent ......read more

    Shurooq Announces Pioneering Korean Healthcare Project in Sharjah

    Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project Sharjah, 19 May, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah. The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where His Excellency ......read more

    New Online Campaign Aims to Counteract Decline in Blood Donations During Ramadan

    As part of its Hack for Good initiative, Facebook partners this year with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) across 12 countries in MENA including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt Developed by Leo Burnett Beirut, ‘Giving is in your blood’ aims to encourage more people to donate blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:   A new campaign launched today and running across the Middle East and North Africa aims to increase ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Center highlights precautions for diabetics who fast during Ramadan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.   Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A majority of our patients prefer to fast during Ramadan despite having diabetes. While they are aware that they are exempt from fasting as it can have an adverse effect on their health, they are keen ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah offering Free Lifestyle wellness checks and Diet Consultation for Ramadan

    Month-and-a-half long screening camp for UAE residents; offers comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation Take stock of your blood and cholesterol level for smooth transition into Ramadan diet and back to regular meals May 15th, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  In the spirit of Ramadan and in order to counter the abrupt changes in diet and sleep pattern for many people, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center has initiated a month-and-a-half long free lifestyle and diabetes screening and awareness campaign for the UAE residents. The camp, which offers a comprehensive ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses implementation of the new law.

    Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai Health Authority law. The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services ......read more

    Diabetes & Ramadan (DAR) Alliance and Sanofi introduce new integrated digital hub to help patients with diabetes across the world

    13 May 2018, Dubai UAE:   The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the region. “Nowadays, it’s easy to find high quality medical information – they are readily available on the internet and on our mobile devices. However, there remains a significant ......read more

    UAE Ambassador visits Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

    13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE:   UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator. During his visit, H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was welcomed by Mr Chris Rockenbach, General Manager of GOSH’s International and Private Patient service. He then visited Butterfly Ward where he met with family ......read more

    Galderma and Medica Group Host Second Annual GAIN Forum

    Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa   Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network), bringing together 945 dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the Middle East region, Russia, India, Turkey and Africa (MERITA).    Hosted in Dubai, the ......read more

    Tips to Workout whilst you Fast

    Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:  Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping training on track can become difficult, however it doesn’t have to be. Ramadan is definitely not an excuse to stop exercising!    Our bodies are so much more resilient and stronger than ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Launches The Most Luxurious Aesthetics Centre in the Region

    A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures. Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai. Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority. Dubai, 01 May 2018:   The wait is over. Al Zahra Hospital presents Dubai with its first Aesthetics Centre in the heart of Barsha, Dubai. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, patients can now experience a discreet and memorable ......read more

    First of its kind study looks at the unique realities of breast cancer care in the Middle East

    The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time  The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” conference in Dubai, co-sponsored by Roche Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018:  The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) was officially launched today at ......read more

    War on Cancer Takes on Cancer Control in the Middle East with HRH Princess Dina Mired

    President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals. War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups  April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the  global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.   With a booming youth population and ambitious ......read more

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