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    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 choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......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 burns. His cousin, 20-year-old Khayal Mohammed had 30 per cent burns. Both were in a critical condition.    A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the hospital and the Burns unit of the hospital carried out several procedures to ......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 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and ......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 into a way of life instead of something they do on the side. Because this generation harnesses wellbeing methods and products on a daily basis, they’ve collectively expanded the definition of ‘healthy’ to encompass a daily ......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 following the failure to treat her at private hospitals and refusal of other hospitals to undertake her treatment. She explained that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children is considered MoHAP’s sole reference to receive and treat ......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 abdominal cavity. Fibroids are a very common condition for women and can be dangerous if left untreated. They can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the periods become heavier and it may be accompanied by ......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 million prescriptions since 2014.   Dr. Maha Al Ghufli,  Corporate Pharmacy Manager at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), said: “SEHA has a clear strategy focused on quality, employee empowerment and simplifying work ......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 that the allocation for health sector in view of the requirement for funding the Ayushman Bharath , this has not been allocated.  It is good that the focus is in education and I hope that there will be more funding for starting and upgrading ......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 crushing his neck bone. He was rushed to RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah where doctors found that the patient's neck bone was not just badly crushed but the fragments were compressing his spinal cord.  The case called for urgent surgical ......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 have a more relaxed, pain free and fulfilling birthing experience and feel more in control, especially that they can be fully mobile and no need to take pain medications by any route, also the feeling of lightness in weight as water is carrying the ......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 diabetes.” Vaccinations: Al Harmi says,  “The meningococcal vaccine is mandatory for all pilgrims. We also advice pilgrims to take the flu vaccine especially people over 65 years old, children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with cancer or terminal ......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 as the ‘vampire facial’, is a combination of microdermabrasion and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) application that boasts incredible results. PRP is derived from your own blood’s serum, which contains a high level of platelets. These ......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 expanding its footprint by commissioning its second multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in Bangalore called Aster RV Hospital. Located in the heart of the city at JP Nagar 1st Phase, the hospital has been formally inaugurated by the Honourable ......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 successful kidney transplant operations from living donors and 5 from late donors during 2018. Since the start of 2019, there have been 20 surgeries completed.    Dr Mohamed Yahya Al Seiari, Consultant Physician at SKMC who ......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 need-based investments so that there is equilibrium in the sector and to avoid imbalances in supply and demand in health services. The move also aims to provide patients with access to a wide range of medical specialties.  Last year, DHA ......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 Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare with Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, during the IBPC meeting in Dubai    

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    '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 the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......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 the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......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 paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......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, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......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 of the epigenome that usually have one role - i.e. to suppress genes, are co-opted to do a different job - when another part of the epigenome is missing modifications in the packaging material of the DNA influence how much a genetic program is ......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 field, the Superbrands Awards is recognized worldwide as an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence.  Receiving the award, Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital, remarked, “Being recognized as a ......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 children hydrated. Because of the humidity, the body’s temperature will increase higher than normal and it will need more fluids to stay cool. Encourage your kids to drink water all the time and provide them additional refreshing drinks like ......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 – developed to offer quick relief from stomach ailments like acidity, gas and indigestion. The new products are now available in select pharmacies nationwide in the UAE.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray will be available in Kuwait ......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 self-auditing process on their services and utilities, thus taking the corrective measures in accordance with the approved standards. In the meantime, the inspection team will conduct regular visits to those facilities to make sure that the required ......read more

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    How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?

    Research reveals millennials have little experience or knowledge of heart disease   Aetna International survey finds 31% of millennials have no knowledge about heart disease 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check for heart disease 15% of millennials don’t know what is considered a symptom of heart disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 February 2019 – A poll undertaken by leading global health insurance services and health care company, Aetna International, has revealed almost a third (31%) of Millennials in the UAE are unaware ......read more

    Okadoc helps UAE patients find a doctor and book an appointment online instantly

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Finding the right doctor and scheduling an appointment could never be easier Making an instant booking for a confirmed appointment with the doctor who matches your exact requirements is now a reality for the first time in the UAE. Whether visiting okadoc.com or downloading the Okadoc app for iPhone or Android, people in need of medical care can quickly, simply and seamlessly discover the doctor they need, and make a confirmed appointment, at the time and location they prefer, on a fully automated platform and without any human intervention. ......read more

    Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition

    Pooja Srivastav awarded ‘Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her efforts to create toxin-free, sustainable body, buildings and structures in the UAE and across the world Rt. Honorable Paul Clark, Past Minister of State for Her Majesty the Queen UK presented the award February 12th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In recognition of her efforts to champion the cause of sustainability goals in the UAE and across the world, Dubai’s first building biologist, and CEO of Shreem International, Pooja Srivastav was awarded the prestigious “Adam Global Outstanding ......read more

    Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats

    H Retreats welcomes you to “Wellness Saturday: Reflect, Realign and Redesign” on February 16 at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel      February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE   It’s still the start of the year and an ideal time to reflect on the things that you’re not truly happy with. Could it be your work? Your career? Your home? Your professional relationships? Your personal life? Your lifestyle? Or even your health?    Do you feel your life is a bit stuck with old bad habits that you can’t quite shake off? Do ......read more

    Hospital offers free heart check-up on Valentine's Day

    This February 14th, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of complete cardiac care at RAK Hospital February 11th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Highlighting the matters of heart, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has organised complimentary cardiac check-up at its premises this Valentine’s Day. The camp, open to public and across all ages, will be held from 10am to 4pm on February 14, and will be offering heart screening and consultation by a senior cardiologist, and height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and ECG on doctor’s advice.   “Valentine’s ......read more

    Aster doctors rescue 25-day old baby from rare flesh-eating infection

    Combined efforts of doctors and a Good Samaritan helped in saving the life of the baby  Neonatologists and plastic surgeons use innovative way to rescue the infant from superbug   Dubai, February 10, 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India fulfilled yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, this time through its unit Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore-India. Less than a month - old new born who had been infected by a superbug recently, was ......read more

    Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship

    Aetna named one of the main sponsors of the 2019 philanthropic initiative  Dubai Cares’ ‘Walk for Education’ 3km route reflects the distance millions of children walk to school each day in developing countries The 10th anniversary of the Walk for Education is in support of the “Year of Tolerance”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 February 2019: Aetna, the leading health benefits provider, has renewed its support as a key commercial partner of this year’s Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education, having agreed a sponsorship ......read more

    GSK sets to improve antibiotic adherence in the UAE with a new patient-friendly chatbot

    GSK launches Medzy, a new UAE patient-friendly chatbot, aimed at increasing antibiotic adherence  This is in response to a research commissioned by GSK to understand the needs of HCPs and patients on antibiotics and the level of understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which revealed 54 per cent of UAE residents find it difficult to remember to take antibiotics  Three out of ten people believe they should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better rather than finish their course of treatment According to the World Health Organisation, AMR represents one of the ......read more

    100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January

    44 Emirati couples and 55 other couples in the UAE were blessed with new-borns at the Hospital  February 9th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah: Setting a record of a kind, hundred babies were born at RAK Hospital’s Mother and Child Department in just the first month of the year 2019. In all, 44 babies were born to Emirati couples and 56 babies to the other UAE residents with one couple blessed with twins.  Commenting on this milestone, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director at RAK Hospital said: “We would like to congratulate all the parents ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches its Media Campaign as Part of the “With You” Initiative

    Under the Slogan “Dream Small... It adds up” UAE, February 9th,2019: Under the slogan “Dream Small... It adds up”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention launched its media campaign as part of the “With You” Initiative, which started with the aim of encouraging the Emirati society to exercise by adopting a simple healthy life style. Under the campaign, the world’s shortest marathon “the 1 Kilometer Marathon” was organized at Zabeel Park in Dubai attended by Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy ......read more

    Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visitors to the Italian pavilion at AEEDC

    Dubai, UAE; February 07, 2019: As AEEDC, the region’s premier event for the dental industry concludes today, the Italian pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, welcomed record number of visitors. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) brought together 26 leading Italian companies that displayed a wide range of solutions such as robotics, laser systems, 3D scanners and 3D printers.  Visitors were introduced to the latest medical imaging software and computer guided surgery procedures for the dental and maxillofacial ......read more

    Dubai Household Health Survey launched.

    The survey is a comprehensive assessment of health and healthcare in the Emirate of Dubai  It will help DHA tailor its existing policies to meet the healthcare requirements of Dubai’s population in an evidence- based manner.    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 7, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) has undertaken a Dubai Household Health Survey (DHHS).    The DHHS survey, which is taking place in the Emirate for the third time, is the most comprehensive health survey in the ......read more

    Making beauty easy

    Dr Maher Al Ahdab shows you 6 easy ways to get and maintain beautiful skin and a healthy appearance.  February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: In this age of social media, good looks are desired more than ever. And it’s not just the women who are looking to improve their appearance – men are becoming more conscious of their looks as well. As desirable as it is to look good, it is also important that a good appearance should be easy to maintain. Dr Maher Al Ahdab gives his top tips for gaining and maintaining a young and healthy appearance.  1 The foundation for ......read more

    A New Concept in Fitness for Dubai with Launch of Max & Aegle

    Unique and innovative wellness destination in Meydan brings unprecedented offering with principles of Macro Health™ Max & Aegle has been purpose-built to offer dynamic health and fitness solutions for the mind, body and soul Facilities include numerous exercise areas across two floors, dedicated fitness studios, outdoor training arena, Olympic size swimming pool, running track and Yoga lawn.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates (6th February 2019): A new and highly innovative concept in health and fitness has been launched in Dubai, which focuses on the ......read more

    Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management

    Study conducted with The University of Manchester – UK. MEBO Scar found to improve skin hydration, collagen deposition, and elasticity February 6th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has had a groundbreaking paper published in “Advances of Wound Care Journal”, the Official Publication of the Wound Healing Society. The paper provides fresh insights into the positive effects of Julphar’s ointment, MEBO Scar, in managing scars. MEBO Scar is one of Julphar’s leading ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 Delivers on Its Social Promise as Dubai Progresses Towards Becoming the Most Active City in the World

    Massive 34% increase in participation volumes to hit a record 1,053,100 with 92% completing a minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity Long-term lifestyle changes with DFC positively influencing vital health indicators including frequency of exercise (76%), water consumption (73%) and sleeping patterns (70%) Dubai, United Arab Emirates –4 February 2019:   Impact assessment of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) emphatically confirms the strong and growing resolution of the city to become the most active city in the world – as both residents and ......read more

    France at MedLab 2019

    February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC   11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 03, 2019: 11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector's ......read more

    Julphar Launches Nationwide Healthy Living Initiative

    Campaign aims to promote healthy eating and exercise in UAE ‘Support and information key to cutting rates of obesity and diabetes,’ says General Manager February 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has launched a new campaign to promote healthy eating and exercise in the UAE. The “Julphar Healthy Living” campaign is designed to inspire people to improve their overall wellbeing and will include a series of nationwide activities and competitions. The pharmaceutical major is ......read more

    Apollo Hospitals Group showcases first-of-its-kind Proton Cancer Centre at Arab Health 2019 in Dubai

    Advanced facility offers quality & cost-efficient cancer treatment options to patients worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 February 2019: Apollo Hospitals Group took part in the recently concluded Arab Health 2019 in Dubai to put the spotlight on the state-of-the-art services of its groundbreaking Proton Cancer Centre, the first of its kind in South East Asia. During this year’s Arab Health, the largest healthcare event in the MENA region, a team of specialists from Apollo Hospitals was on hand to answer queries from both visitors and fellow exhibitors from across the ......read more

    Omar bin Sultan Al Olama Meets CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Meeting attended by MOHAP Undersecretary and Assistant Undersecretaries Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  On the sidelines of the Arab Health 2019 Exhibition and Congress 2019, His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence met Madeline Bell, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The meeting was attended by Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and assistant undersecretaries. The meeting discussed mutual collaboration, nursing staff training, as well as a number of futuristic ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation hosts UAE's largest walkathon to empower people with arthritis

    More than 700 UAE residents to walk for arthritis this February  31st January 2019, Dubai, UAE:  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF)is challenging people this February with its ‘Walk for Arthritis’ event,  to get moving in an effort to improve the lives of the one in five people in the UAE who live with arthritis. Founding Member of the Foundation, Dr. Humeira Badsha said that the walkathon will help people with and without arthritis to set themselves a physical challenge or even to extend their current exercise regime. “Walk ......read more

    SPOTCHECK partners with CRYO to extend the preventive health assessment service to the consumers

    The partnership will see SPOTCHECK available to consumers for the first time. Spotcheck health kiosk will be now available at CRYO’s flagship location, The Boulevard, Emirates Towers, Dubai.  CRYO will boost its client offering with the 8-minute health assessment and boost client retention  CRYO and SPOTCHECK are complementary partners as both are pioneers of innovation within the health and wellness sector  Dubai, UAE (January 31, 2019):   Dubai-based innovative health and wellness platform, SPOTCHECK, has partnered with global leading cryotherapy ......read more

    Saudi German Hospital Group wins prestigious ‘Healthcare Company of the Year' award at the 2019 Saudi Arabian Business Achievement Awards

    31 January 2019, Dubai - UAE: This year’s Saudi Arabian Business Achievement Awards held in Riyadh on January 29th, saw Saudi German Hospital Group (SGH Group) honoured as Healthcare Company of the Year. The awards, hosted by Arabian Business, recognised business leaders and companies who achieved stellar performance over the course of the last year. Speaking about this prestigious accolade, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Group President of Saudi German Hospital Group, said: “As a proud family-run Saudi business with a legacy spanning over 70 years, including the opening of the first ......read more

    Pioneering 3D Mapping Technique Enables Arrhythmia Cardiac Treatment With Zero Radiation

    Dubai, UAE, 30 January 2019:   With those in the Middle East more at risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation than other parts of the world, Dr Sabine Ernst from Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) conducted a simulated catheter ablation during Arab Health 2019 using 3D mapping which mitigates the requirement for harmful x-ray. The corrective procedure is well known, however the consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist showcased the pioneering 3D mapping technique, which removes the need for radiation, is unique. The procedure was ......read more

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention adopts Artificial Intelligence technology in radiation devices to test medical fitness for residency applications

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that it will utilize Artificial Intelligence technologies in X-ray equipment that are used in medical examinations for residency procedures in the country. This initiative aims to protect members of society from communicable diseases, as well as enhancing the level of healthcare services in order to ensure customer satisfaction. The announcement took place during the Ministry’s participation in the Arab Health 2019 Exhibition and Conference, which is being held during January 28-31 at the Dubai World ......read more

    DHA highlights Smart Home Healthcare Services at Arab Health 2019.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2019:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted its smart home healthcare services at the 44th edition of the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress.   The service is part of the overall home care programme. The move is in line with the Authority’s vision to enhance its home care programme and utilize smart technology in the emirate’s healthcare landscape.    HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “DHA is keen to foster the use of technology in the health sector to better serve patients, ......read more

    Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care performs advanced procedures to tackle growing regional heart and lung disease at Arab Health 2019

    Poor lifestyle choices contribute to diseases pertaining to the heart and lungs Pioneering 3D mapping technology reduces arrhythmia patients’ exposure to radiation Dubai, UAE, 29 January 2019:   In response to the Middle East’s growing number of heart and lung disease cases, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) are showcasing its latest advancements which provide viable options to directly combat these serious diseases at Arab Health 2019. In many cases, diseases of the heart and lungs are caused by poor lifestyle choices ......read more

    At Arab Health 2019, Siemens Healthineers presents its suite of AI-powered tools and systems enabling high-value care

    Dubai World Trade Centre: Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Booth #S1.D10 AI-based digital companions increase productivity and quality in radiology and support personalized and standardized patient management along clinical pathways Remote scanning assistance with Syngo Virtual Cockpit1 makes workforce management in radiology more flexible New MRI portfolio expands the reach of BioMatrix Technology and revolutionizes patient experience with its all-new in-bore infotainment system Innovision2 Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2019:  At this year’s Arab Health (January 28 – 31, 2019) ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches Tawreed AI at Arab Health 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Tawreed Artificial Intelligence (AI) system during his tour of the 44th edition of Arab Health Congress. H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “DHA is proud to become the first Government entity to implement AI in the Purchasing and Contracts process. Introduction of AI is in line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurates Dubai Dental Hospital at Arab Health 2019

    Dubai Dental Hospital is the emirate’s first and largest dental hospital with 63 dental chairs Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, today inaugurated Dubai Dental Hospital, the first and largest dental hospital in Dubai, in presence of Dr Amer Al Zarooni, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Medical,  Dr. Amer Sharif, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Education Sector, and Dr Ramadan Al Blooshi, Chief Executive Officer, ......read more

    RAK Hospital gains excellence in surgical procedures with Hybrid Cervical Spine Surgery

    Procedure offers excellent outcome for cervical spondylosis, herniated or degenerative discs in the neck with reduced post-surgical pain, while achieving both stability and mobility 28th January, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Offering an efficient and highly innovative alternative for spine surgeries, RAK Hospital introduces Hybrid Cervical Spine Surgery which treats multiple levels of disc disease within the neck by utilizing a combination of Artificial Disc Replacement and Spinal Fusion technology. Patients suffering from a combination of herniated and degenerative discs in the ......read more

    Infor Announces E3 as Preferred Healthcare Industry Partner for Middle East & Africa

    Infor & E3 Join Forces for Arab Health 28-31 2019 January - Dubai World Trade Center   Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced the appointment of E3 LLC as its preferred Healthcare industry partner for Infor’s solutions for the Healthcare market in the Middle East & Africa region.  The appointment will offer Infor’s Healthcare customers access to leading industry enterprise solutions along with specialized professional services.   Notably, the E3 team has ......read more

    MOHAP launches “ACTISTE” world's first service for remote diabetes monitoring

    Al Serkal: We strive to be ready for the future and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve the National Agenda Indicators 2021 Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Within the context of its participation at Arab Health 2019 which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre 28 – 31 January, the Ministry of Health and Prevention “MOHAP” announced the launch of “Actiste” service for the management of diabetes. Actiste is the world’s first service for monitoring and treating diabetics remotely. This service comes as part of the Ministry’s keenness ......read more

    MOHAP launches “UAE RADR”- the first-of-its-kind smart App with UPPSALA

    Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais: UAE has achieved the leadership in the adoption of smart transformation in government services in accordance with UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Agenda 2030 for sustainable development of health and wellness. Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  Within the framework of achieving Vision 2021, National Agenda Indicators in health and preventative services, transformation from E-Government to smart government, Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and in order to implement the initiative of strengthening the pharmacovigilance for the safety of society which has ......read more

    MOHAP adopts Artificial Intelligence (AI) in emergency departments to reduce waiting time in emergency departments by using the smart healthcare operation centre “PaCE”

    Dr. Youssif Al-Serkal: the project comes as part of Ministry of Health and Prevention’s programmes to entirely (100%) incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into healthcare services Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention “MOHAP” announced the exploitation of AI technologies to reduce waiting time in emergency departments with a view to managing the operational processes of hospitals by using the smart healthcare operation centre “PaCE”. The announcement comes within the context of a package of innovative projects MOHAP will ......read more

    H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurates new 150 Bed Multi-Specialty Aster Hospital in Al Qusais

    With this new facility, Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in UAE, with 2 Aster Hospitals and 4 Medcare Hospitals. To match the changing requirements of Dubai’s population with mandatory insurance cover, the hospitals will provide tertiary treatments.  Over the last three years, Aster DM Healthcare has invested AED 750 million in UAE and another AED 250 million is envisaged over the next two years. Total estimated investment of AED 1 billion in 5 years in UAE, with 2 new hospitals expected to come up in the next 3 years. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – ......read more

    Proximie signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Health Authority

    Augmented reality healthcare technology company, Proximie, has signed an agreement with the Dubai Health Authority at the culmination of the nine-week Future Accelerators program paving the way for future collaboration.   It shows a commitment, in principle, of the possibilities of future working together after Proximie successfully demonstrated its ability to solve the three challenges set out at the beginning of the project, namely: Improving the quality of life for patients through early and swift healthcare intervention Reducing patient waiting time in emergency ......read more

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention: We are working to support patent programs in cooperation with pharmaceutical companies

    Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, stated that the Ministry is cooperating with pharmaceutical companies to support patent programs and registration of patents at the Ministry of Economy.   HE Dr. Al Amiri pointed out that the Ministry has organized several workshops and meetings last week, which included representatives from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Economy, local factories, economic bodies, and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention participate at Arab Health 2019

    A package of services and technologies based on the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence (AI) and exploring the smart healthcare future. Launch of a world-wide leading projects in partnership with leading companies in health sector. Under the slogan “Crossing Future Limits” 23 projects will be available on the platforms of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and UAE Health Services Corporation Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention “MOHAP” announced its participation at Arab Health 2019 which will take ......read more

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention withdraws Zordyl Mouthwash

    Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to the directors of medical districts, government and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists to withdraw Zordyl Mouthwash, which is manufactured by Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar), due to the harmful impurities it contains. The Ministry revealed that the decision to withdraw the product came after it reviewed the reports received from Saudi Arabia, which stated that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) withdrew this product from the market. The reports ......read more

    Julphar Reinforces Commitment to Quality Following Product Recall

    ‘We follow stringent standards to ensure safety and quality’ says GM Low-dose aspirin tablet recalled due to stability issues January 24, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has issued a statement reinforcing its commitment to quality following the recall of one of its products by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).   Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: We can confirm that low-dose aspirin medicine, Jusprin 81mg, has been recalled by MoHAP ......read more

    Comment on India's 70th Republic Day 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  “On India’s 70th Republic Day, we are not only celebrating our constitution which stood the test of times but reiterating the unity in diversity. This year is especially important as it also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was an NRI. On this momentous occasion we fondly remember our home land, which has given us the basic ingredients and foundation to live our lives to the fullest and achieve our dreams. Looking back, India’s growth has become more stable, diversified and resilient with the economy expected to grow ......read more

    100 Mentors programme hosts DHA Director General

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January, 2019:  The 100 Mentors programme hosted His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority to discuss some key values and traits, which will help the youth of the country achieve success and wellbeing. The session took place at the Dubai Health Forum, which concluded last week. The 100 Mentors is a programme organised by the Emirates Youth Council, it aims to connect the youth with role models in both the private and government industries. Al Qutami said, “The youth have several opportunities to ......read more

    Medical Expertise Federated Under the French Healthcare Brand at Arab Health 2019

    From January 28th to 31st 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre International launch of the brand French Healthcare 110 exhibiting companies on the French pavilion Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  110 French companies will be exhibiting at the largest health show in the Middle East, 30 of them will be in Dubai for the first time. For the 2019 edition of the French pavilion, Business France, the agency supporting the international development of the French economy will launch the French Healthcare brand, an innovative initiative aimed at bringing together French companies, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaima   • Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention.   United Arab Emirates, 23 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The campaign will be run from January 20th to 24th, at Saqr ......read more

    DHA organised a 30-hour health hack at the Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2019:  Young tech-savvy individuals with extensive knowledge of coding are using their expertise to find solutions to better the existing facilities available to support people of determination. The hack is primarily focused on three themes revolving around people of determination. The themes aim to improve the lives of those with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities, using technology as a medium to bring a positive impact in the day-to-day lives of people with determination.  The hack is in line with the Dubai Health ......read more

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each

    First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum discusses importance of Mental Health Strategy

    Highlights progress made since launch of the strategy. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2019:   In 2018, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Mental Health Strategy for the emirate. The strat¬egy known as Happy Lives…..Healthy Community is Dubai’s first comprehensive mental health strategy and is applica¬ble across all public and private health entities in the emirate.    According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signs agreement with Neuron for Saada health programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of Neuron and other senior health officials.  Saada means happiness in Arabic and the ......read more

    Mundipharma set to provide innovative cold treatment for Adults and Children in new markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  Mundipharma, the maker of the BETADINETM range of products, announced expansion of the partnership with Marinomed Biotech to extend their rights for the Carragalose® based Nasal Sprays and Lozenges in additional markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META).  The deal will aim to further extend marketing of Marinomed’s products which have shown to significantly reduce disease duration and reduce relapses and help more adults and children suffering from the symptoms of the disease in additional markets across the META ......read more

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