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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard communities. DJI’s tests with local partners have had drones deployed in four ways: to facilitate communication, disinfect areas, deliver supplies and measure body temperatures. Some of these applications are new, unique ways to deploy drones, ......read more

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the earliest symptoms of Glaucoma is having a cloudy-looking cornea, especially in children. Some of the other warning signs include increased sensitivity to light. For example, patients can start seeing halos around bright lights. Another red flag is having ......read more

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

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

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

    Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at fostering collaboration across diverse enterprises and sectors to protect the community, and to support the UAE government in its COVID-19 response and mitigation.   A joint team was established to identify the requirements and business needs of the ......read more

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment which enables for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds and allowing testing on a wider scale. This break-through will enable ‘Mass-scale screening’, changing the whole dimension of ......read more

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

    • ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides essential guidance for people dependent industries like manufacturing, services, retail and construction. The concept of Our New Earth:  https://youtu.be/8ReOKTHUWfI     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:  ......read more

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the symptoms. Dr. Trilok Chand, Specialist - Respiratory Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi shares recommendation for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy: What are the causes? Narcolepsy can be familial and it runs in families that mean it is ......read more

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure  • In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face continued changes in traffic patterns during uncertain times.   Chafic Traboulsi, Head of Networks at Ericsson Middle East & Africa says: “During these challenging times, service providers are focusing their attention on solving the ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals. The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.  The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional week of disruption to hospital services will be associated with a further 2.4 million cancellations. Led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, researchers collected detailed information from surgeons across 359 hospitals and 71 countries ......read more

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

    SHARJAH - May 18, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.  In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on April 10, 2020 with the specialized laboratory set up by Pure Health at a record time of 48 hours. The facility, aimed at increasing patient capacity amid the Covid-19 outbreak, has raised the nationwide hospital capacity to more than 5,000 beds in ......read more

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

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

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:  World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family doctors teamed up with their fellows on the frontline of defense to provide the necessary health care. His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, pointed ......read more

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health? These are special times and call for extraordinary measures. While we all are taking relevant precautions against COVID-19, it’s equally necessary to build a strong immune system during this time. Taking care of your immunity becomes especially important if ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.   As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain  business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their financial losses. From an insurance perspective, the pandemic has impacted property, casualty, event cancellation, management liability, cyber and credit risk and in this report, Marsh highlights the ways in which businesses can proactively respond to ......read more

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn. Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.     May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the point home, RAK Hospital has organized a Facebook Live session on World Hypertension Day, titled, ‘Manage hypertension in this pandemic’, the session will advise people on different ways to reduce stress levels during these trying ......read more

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through redundancy, salary reductions, illness or separation, to those children who tested positive to Covid-19 and made a full recovery or may still be in hospital today. 

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

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

    Medcare Women & Children Hospital Offers Peace of Mind to Families and Mums-to-Be and Continues to Welcome Healthy Babies to Loving Families

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading multi-specialty hospitals dedicated for women and children has over the years rightly earned itself the reputation of being a true haven for women and children care, where they have the reassurance of receiving exceptional health benefits at all times. From the team of excellent clinicians, to its innovative thinking and the state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the hospital prides itself in providing the best to all who pass through its doors every day.  Never has this peace of mind been so necessary as now during the COVID-19 pandemic when for so many pregnant women, mothers and families, the prospect of having to visit hospital or medical facilities with their loved ones or to give ......read more

    Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on IVF Success Rates

    Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director of leading IVF clinics UAE – IVI Fertility explains how a Mediterranean diet can help women optimize their IVF outcomes In spite of the growing popularity of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), the topic of diet and its impact on IVF outcomes hasn’t gained much traction in the world of fertility. However, many studies suggest that a nutrient-rich diet can help in managing issues like ovulation, endometriosis, egg quality and embryo implantation, all of which ultimately influence IVF success rates. “For conception to be successful, it’s paramount for the eggs and sperm to be in a healthy condition. And the type of food people consume plays a key role in determining their reproductive health,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle ......read more

    CSR UAE Fund & ALFAHIM Group Collaborate to curb the spread of COVID-19

    •Hundreds of safety kits were given to underprivileged families and workers in Abu Dhabi                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi, 12 May 2020: Supporting the UAE’s mission to combat the spread of COVID-19, ALFAHIM Group has joined hands with CSR UAE Fund to distribute hundreds of safety kits to underprivileged families and blue collar workers in Abu Dhabi through the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. Nuha ......read more

    UAE Frontliners Receive 50,000 Liters of Cleaning Products

    DAC disinfectant and Persil laundry detergent delivered to UAE frontliners in hospitals, retail, and delivery services.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    UAE is one of the key markets which received disinfectant and laundry detergent for its workers as part of #SupportFrontliners campaign.  The activity aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use.  A total of 100,000 liters of DAC Disinfectant and Persil laundry products are currently distributed to the staff of select health facilities catering to Covid-19 patients, retail businesses, and delivery services that remain operational in the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain. #SupportFrontliners is a joint initiative by DAC and ......read more

    Age is a Key Factor for Relapse of Thyroid Cancer

    Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:  Cancer when undetected, can often spread to other parts in the body, leading to decrease outcomes. One symptom easily overlooked is a sore throat that does not get better. Thyroid swelling/ nodules are very common and affect between 4-8% cases for General Population. All thyroid swelling are not cancer. But the incidence of thyroid cases is increasing. Thyroid a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Thyroid cancer is of different types but the most common is differentiated thyroid cancer. The majority of patients do very well with a low chance of relapse or death. However, data suggests that age can be a major risk factor for predicting whether differentiated thyroid ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches 24-hour ‘DRIVE-THRU Pharmacy' Service to Enable Social Distancing in Line with COVID-19 Precautions

    The hospital also allows patients in need of chronic medication to place their orders over the phone   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has launched 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, enabling patients and customers to collect their medication without stepping out of their cars. The move comes as part of the hospital’s series of measures to improve customer convenience and safety, in the wake of the social distancing and hygiene regulations mandated by the UAE authorities and WHO due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can drive in and place their orders or present their prescriptions and collect the medications without having to physically ......read more

    Emirates Post Celebrates Front-Line Workers with Commemorative Souvenir Stamp Sheet

    Part of proceeds to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent in support of COVID-19 relief efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 May 2020:   Emirates Post has issued a distinctive souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate and salute the nation’s valiant front-line force, who are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The souvenir stamp sheet will be available on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae at a retail price of AED 19 and will serve as a permanent reminder of the tremendous efforts of these brave men and women. The launch of the souvenir sheet comes in line with the campaign, #ThankYouHeroes, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to pay homage and respect to those defending ......read more

    Western Union Pays Tribute to First Responders & Essential Workers in the UAE

    Western Union provides fee reduction for frontline and essential workers as a part of company’s ongoing efforts to provide essential money transfers and payments services amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 09, 2020:   Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced a 50 percent fee reduction1 for front-line responders and essential workers sending money globally via any of the company's digital channels for the next two weeks. The promotion is a small tribute by the company to these customers for their endless commitment to their local communities and dedication to maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to keep local economies afloat.  More than 65 percent of global citizens working and living ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    FHH Establishes US$1 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund to AID MENA Communities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has set up a US$1 million relief fund to provide aid to MENA region communities it serves. The multi-faceted fund has been set up to benefit those most in need in the region during the current COVID-19 crisis. The relief fund is enabling FHH to expedite the supply of necessary hygienic and sterilised products for senior citizens, as well as proprietary N95-grade ‘Fine Guard’ masks for essentials ......read more

    3D-Printed Protective Visors for NHS Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

    • Jaguar Land Rover starts production of NHS-approved protective visors • The reusable face visors will be manufactured in company’s rapid prototype 3D-printing facility, one of the most advanced in Europe • Initially, company will 3D-print 1,300 visors each week for keyworkers, with aspiration to develop operation for mass production     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Jaguar Land Rover will be turning over its prototype build operations to start production of protective visors for keyworkers, utilising its CAD design ......read more

    BGI Unveils Mobile, Inflatable Biosafety Lab: “Huo-Yan Air Lab” Offers an Effective, Rapid Deployment Solution for COVID-19 Testing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    The ability of a country to quickly implement early screening and detection of COVID-19 cases has proven key to effectively managing the spread of the disease. But the scale and speed of infection has posed serious challenges to many governments. In order to address these challenges BGI, in collaboration with the company Etopia, have jointly designed a mobile, inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory, the Huo-Yan Air Lab, which enables partners to rapidly deploy and implement a professional, in-country diagnostic laboratory solution ......read more

    Ma'an to Direct Contributions to Provide Extra Relief Across the Health Care Sector

    Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 April 2020:  The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme will allocate some of the contributions received so far towards extra relief for Abu Dhabi’s health care sector. The past week has seen businesses and individuals step up their support financially alongside many in-kind contributions for the benefit of Abu Dhabi and aid the current health and economic challenges. The Department of Health has identified the key priority areas that will be of most benefit outside of the usual ......read more

    1 Percent of All New-born Infants Have Some Type of Structural Heart Defect

    Cases from Middle East are complex or second/third-time open heart surgeries or children who come late with extremely damaged hearts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th April 2020:   Studies indicate that about 1 percent of all new-born infants have some type of structural heart defect. In infants, heart failure often presents with breathing trouble, poor feeding, poor growth, excessive sweating or even low blood pressure. At times, heart failure can look like other problems such as colic, pneumonia or other respiratory infections. As such, medical experts at Apollo Hospitals ......read more

    Basundhara Group to Convert Its Convention Centres to 5,000-Bed Hospital to Fight Coronavirus in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh’s largest private sector business group donates Tk100 million (US$11.76 million/Dh43 million) to Bangladesh Government in support of combating the Coronavirus outbreak     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Basundhara Group, the largest diversified industrial conglomerate in Bangladesh, will convert all of its four convention centres located at the International Convention City in Dhaka to a cluster of 5,000-bed hospital to help combat the Coronavirus health crisis. Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Basundhara Group, says, “With ......read more

    Corporate Hygiene Audits by RAK Hospital Helping Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

    • Ensures greater safety measures for workforce as the Disinfection Protocols are implemented  • Desktops, Mobile Phones, Pantry, Dispensers and washrooms identified as common problem areas of infection spread. • Use of medical disinfectant and wipes recommended in reducing the chances • Paperless communication and transactions advised to help stop the spread     5th April 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  The recent initiative by RAK Hospital is helping thousands of employees stay safe as the hospital conducts Hygiene Audits for several Ras ......read more

    Airbus to Produce 3D-Printed Hospital Visors in Fight Against Covid-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.  "One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for ......read more

    Ajman Sewerage Services to Go on Uninterrupted, Customers Urged to Use Online Services to Curb the Spread of Covid-19

    Ajman, UAE - April 01, 2020:    As part of the precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 and under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) is appealing to its customers to use its online services available instead of visiting its customer service centers with immediate effect.   The endorsement, which was issued by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and chairman of ......read more

    Aster Announces Support Package for Kerala to fight COVID-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    In an effort to support the State Government of Kerala in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Aster DM Healthcare is undertaking proactive measures as a responsible healthcare organization with significant presence in the State. The measures were announced by Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare following his conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, who is the leading Kerala’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 crisis.   The measures ......read more

    Fighting Stress, Anxiety or Depression Due to COVID-19? Psychologists to Help People in UAE

    VPS Healthcare and one of India’s leading mental health specialty center, Cadabam’s, join hands to set up an online mental health support system    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   The spike in the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 has induced stress and anxiety among many. In an attempt to help those battling depression, fear panic and other issues, VPS Healthcare has associated with Cadabam’s Group, a renowned psycho-social rehabilitation center in India, to offer online mental health support for all in the UAE. The ......read more

    Tips to Avoid Bone Pain While Working Remotely

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2020:   Since a lot of people are now asked to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to talk to Dr Ahmed Labib regarding applying best practices in home to avoid neck and back pain:   Dr. Ahmed Labib the Consultant Orthopedics and Sports injuries Head Of Department at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai say: "Many people don't have proper office chairs and working for extended periods of time on your bed or hunched over a coffee table is not great for your body and overall health. That means you have to be extra ......read more

    Revolutionary Multi-Purpose and Multi-Use Sterilizer - SterilOx

    **Multi-purpose Sterilizer 99.99% effective against Covid-19 takes the region by storm. Use it on Children’s Toys, any hard or soft surfaces, AC Ducts and so much more!**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Maintaining a clean, healthy and sterile home has never been more prevalent. With the current CoronaVirus outbreak we have to spend the majority of our time indoors with our family, children and pets. During this time it is vitally important to make sure that our living spaces are clean from both a health perspective and to really relax and ......read more

    Meet the Doctor Who Treated Pakistan's First Coronavirus Patient

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Once the threat of the coronavirus epidemic going global was raised Dr Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University, was anticipating a healthcare emergency in Pakistan.  He and his colleagues rapidly assessed preparedness preparations and started coordinating with the provincial and federal governments.  Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient was identified on February 26 – a 22-year-old man who had returned from Iran just a few days ago. Feeling unwell, he came to AKU to ......read more

    Leading IVF Facility in the UAE Takes a Frontline Position to Safeguard Patients

    Clinics and specialized medical facilities in IVF treatments undertake specific measures to combat threats related to Coronavirus  Dubai, UAE, 31st March 2020:  Medical professionals in the UAE have stepped up their game with relentless efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Several healthcare facilities have implemented unique steps at their facilities to align with government’s policies.  “As a responsible IVF brand, it is critical that we collaborate with the government’s policies and mobilize action plans that safeguard patients, staff and ......read more

    Innovation Platform GELLIFY Forays into the Middle East

    On a mission to create a holistic ecosystem in the digital economy, empower innovative B2B tech startups, and provide job opportunities   Dubai, UAE - 31 March 2020:  GELLIFY, a new innovation platform for the business community, opens a hub in Dubai Internet City. Aiming to provide the community of B2B innovators - from investors, startups to corporates - with a unique and integrated approach, the Italian-headquartered company acts as an international technology transfer highway, exchanging startups’ cutting-edge technologies between Europe and the Middle ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah Holds Virtual Meeting to Follow Up on Work Progress Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Sharjah, March 31, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah recently held a virtual meeting to ascertain the smooth functioning of the entire departments and services. The meeting comes as part of the precautionary measure taken by the centre to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers to cope with the government preventive measures amid the outbreak of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19). Headed by His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, the meeting was attended by department heads and managers, where they discussed the general controls of the ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering Provides Safe and Effective Sanitization Services

    Service is approved by Dubai Municipality and other international bodies   Dubai, March 31, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, has announced it has introduced a new service to provide customers with effective sanitizing services for home owners, businesses and public facilities.   The non-toxic and food-safe sanitization service is approved by the Dubai Municipality and other relevant bodies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Boeing and Airbus and is effective for disinfecting surfaces against viruses for up to 30 ......read more

    COVID-19 Data Exchange to Curb the Virus' Propagation and Limit its Economic Impact

    A pro bono initiative accelerating & facilitating the access and the circulation of essential non-personal data between public and private organizations   United Arab Emirates, March 30- 2020:   Under the impulse of the World Health Organization and the European Union stressing the importance of data sharing, Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced launching a COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative. The platform will be available pro bono to a large community of companies and organizations looking to contribute to the resolution of ......read more

    Mental Health and Corona Virus COVID 19 by Dr. Muhammad S. Tahir

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2020:   The recent spread of COVID  19 has brought a lot of uncertainty, unpredictability and unknown fear around the world. The mass spread of the illness and the number of casualties are causing a dreadful feeling of helplessness amongst people everywhere, fearing for their futures.   There are mixed news of hopefulness, light at the end of the tunnel and unknown fear which leaves everything uncertain. Moreover, restriction of movement across borders as well as the seclusion from social interactions, are making people feel ......read more

    Majority of UAE Residents Know How to Contain COVID-19, Confirms Kantar Study

    72 percent recognize that washing hands frequently could help fight the outbreak Survey reveals that a majority of UAE residents are aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads and the ways to stop it     March 30th, 2020, Dubai, UAE:   As the world battles against Coronavirus, a recent study by Kantar, one of the world’s largest research agencies, reveals that majority of UAE residents are well-informed on how to best contain the virus. The study, which took into account both hygiene and social distancing concluded that between 60 ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches Free Tele-Health Consultation Service in the UAE

    • New tele-consultation service allows patients to remotely access medical advice for general ailments from home or office  • People seeking information on COVID-19 can also reach a medical professional through the Aster call center – 04-4400500   Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Aster DM Healthcare has introduced a free tele-consultation service across its Medcare, Aster Hospital and Aster Clinic facilities in the UAE, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments. The leading private healthcare group is one of ......read more

    Leukaemia Affects Individuals Between 20 to 44 Years of Age, With Females Getting Affected More Than the Men

    Four early signs of Leukaemia every woman should know Dubai, UAE 29th March 2020: It has been observed that the incidence of acute leukaemia in the UAE residents is 1.78 per 100,000 people, with 2.31 IR in females and 1.57 IR in males. The commonly affected age group is individuals between 20 to 44 years of age, with females getting affected more than the men.  Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells, specifically the white blood cells. Though exposure to radiation and chemicals are some of the causative factors, more important causes include secondary mutations which cause the ......read more

    Department of Health Abu Dhabi and SEHA Launch Drive-through Screening for Covid-19 at Zayed Sports City

    • The UAE is the fifth country to implement this method of screening, allowing for faster testing and it’s considered as a referral center at SEHA for screening • HE Salem Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” says that SEHA has advanced technologies to detect the emerging corona virus • Testing can be completed in five minutes for a car with four passengers and results will be shared through SMS and on the SEHA app within six hours • Patients will need to book an appointment through Estijaba ......read more

    Leading Fertility Centre Offers Telephonic Consultations to Patients

    The move aims to safeguard patients trying to conceive  Dubai, UAE, 26th March 2020: In the wake of the ongoing Corona crisis, Fertility centers and specialists in the UAE have started offering patients telephonic consultations to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing.  “Considering the current situation, we deem it vital to keep patients safe and secure by controlling the number of visits to the clinic. These are extraordinary times and call for extraoridinary measures. As a responsible IVF facility, we understand how important it is to ......read more

    The Methods That Must Be Followed to Avoid Infection With the Corona Virus COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2020:  Dr. Faisal Dalfi the Specialist Internal Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19: Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based rub.  Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body.  Keep at least 1 meter distance while on the street or in the supermarket. Avoid crowded places and go out of the house, ......read more

    What Are the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Private Healthcare Insurance and Government Funded Public Sectors?

    By Simon Fisher, Executive Vice President – Gulf, ACE Group As the world holds its collective breath over the full human and geographical impact of COVID-19, which is developing on an hourly basis and which remains unclear amidst the uncertainty of exponential transmission rates, one common consideration is to what extent private insurance policies respond to the cost of treatment in countries that adopt a predominantly private healthcare model. Technically, and as a general rule, now that the virus has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Company Hosts First Remote Board Meeting to Discuss Ongoing Efforts to Combat COVID-19

    Dubai, UAE - March 26, 2020:  His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, chaired the company’s first remote board meeting to discuss business continuity and precautionary efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with government directives on social distancing and remote working, the meeting discussed ongoing efforts by the organization to contain the spread of the virus while limiting the level of disruption to services for the people of the UAE. His Excellency concluded the meeting by thanking the Board of Directors for their ......read more

    Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk for Pancreatic Cancer by 1.5 to 2 Times Over the General Population

    The prevalence of this cancer amongst women in UAE is the highest in the world at 10.1 cases per 100,000 population Dubai, United Arab Emirates 26th March 2020:   Newly diagnosed diabetics over the age of 50 years, particularly those who are not overweight have 4 to 7 times the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to general population In the UAE, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 17.3 percent of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more than 1 million people, had type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), placing the country 15th worldwide for ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Partners With Twitter to Provide Health Information on COVID-19

    Campaign will run under the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor    Dubai-UAE: 25 March, 2020:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Twitter have partnered to launch a campaign entitled #AskDXBdoctor to increase the availability of credible health information on COVID-19 on the platform through an open dialogue with the public.  Tomorrow, the authority’s account on Twitter (@DHA_Dubai) will launch the campaign through a Tweet that includes the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor, inviting the public to ask questions to registered   doctors in Dubai in both Arabic ......read more

    DHA Honours Philanthropists for Their Efforts

    Al Qutami: The world is going through a difficult crisis that requires consolidated and collaborative efforts.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has honoured philanthropists who have contributed to promote integrated healthcare and disease prevention to tackle COVID-19.  Al Qutami received the philanthropists at the DHA headquarters today. The list of businesspersons and prominent personalities who contributed towards this cause Included Buti Obaid Al Mulla, Chairman of Al Mulla Group, Abdullah Abdul Karim Al Arif, ......read more

    NYUAD Researchers Develop New Tool for Performing Cancer Liquid Biopsy and Studying Mechanical Properties of Circulating Tumor Cells

    Fast facts: - Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide - when caught in its early stages, before metastasis (which is the growth of a secondary tumor separate to the primary site of cancer), it is known that cancer survival rates are higher - NYUAD researchers have developed a new fluid analyzing platform that allows for  the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which are formed during metastasis  - The new technology, featured in the Nature journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, enables the effective isolation of CTCs from prostate cancer patients’ ......read more

    Medical Education, Healthcare & Research Activities of Thumbay Group Gears-up & Aligns with UAE Government's Precautionary Policies

    “Through a Rational and realistic approach, we support the government & fall in line with the government strategy to defeat the global pandemic,” says Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President.     22nd March, 2020 - Ajman:  The Medical Education, Healthcare & Research activities of Thumbay Group have implemented several steps throughout their entities across the various Emirates, aimed at supporting UAE Government’s initiatives in fighting the Coronavirus crisis. The strategy combines technology utilization, safety precautions, awareness ......read more

    What Parents Need to Know About the Coronavirus

    The latest on COVID-19, including some encouraging news for parents.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020:   I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation.   But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s most important to me and you: our kids.   Fortunately, we have not seen any cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at Cook Children's. The other good news is based on confirmed cases of ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Takes Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    • A range of measure has been put into place by AFZ, including building sanitization programme, and testing of remote working systems • Social distancing efforts assisted with digital platform offering over 150 services to customers and investors    Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 18, 2020):   As part of its efforts to enhance health and safety, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has launched a set of precautionary measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).   These measures include disseminating factual information regarding Covid-19 to ......read more

    MBRU Improves Medical Care Services Through Organ Transplantation

    University’s Transplant Program has registered 11 successful organ operations on 4 children and 7 adults Officials and parents urged people to register for donation through the Hayat initiative Dubai, March 18, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is  committed to improving health in the UAE and beyond; to date MBRU has successfully completed 11 organ transplants, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (AJCH), who all work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and ......read more

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    Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Gives New Lease of Life to a 5 Year Old Girl Suffering from a Congenital Heart Defect

    Jana and her mother with treating surgeon Dr. Yasser Menaissy   Sharjah, UAE, 17 March 2020:   Five year old Jana Akawi, was brought to Zulekha Hospital Sharjah with complaints of recurrent chest infections increasing up to 6-7 times a year. Following an echocardiogram, she was found to have a large Atrial Septal Defect with moderately severe pulmonary hypertension which demanded immediate surgical closure to prevent further progression which could have been life-threatening. An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the ......read more

    Protect Your World with Sanytol - Available at Glambeaute.com

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2020:   Spread of disease is a global problem that threatens our health, so it is important to have good hygiene and maximum precautions for cleaning and disinfection to product the whole family from germs found at home.    Sanytol, available at Glambeaute.com, is committed to helping you keep your homes healthy with effective products for disinfecting and refreshing environments. The range includes simple and effective products that help thousands of homes combat germs, mold and bacteria, caring for your family.    The ......read more

    Community Development Authority in Dubai launches remote work system in response to government's directives

    Initiative aimed at ensuring business continuity & enhancing safety of employees & customers March 16th, 2020 - Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai announced the launch of a remote work policy that allows its employees to perform their official tasks from their residences and ensure the continuity of operations, in view of the ongoing circumstances. The initiative was launched in response to the government's directives to ensure the health and safety of employees, their families, and customers, and to incorporate the best international standards and practices in work ......read more

    Gulf States Record High Incidence of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) in People Under 40 Years of Age

    Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16th March 2020:  Non communicable diseases are having a huge impact on the health and economy of the world. Cancers are rising in incidence and prevalence. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018. Department of Health, Abu Dhabi( DOH) reports that CRC is the second most common cancer and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the ......read more

    Dr. Hussein Nasser Matlik Tips on Cerebral Palsy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2020:   Cerebral palsy is a disorder that causes problems with movement and balance. It is a condition that babies are born with or that develops very early in life, though some children with cerebral palsy may not have noticeable symptoms until they are toddlers. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk.   Dr. Hussein Nasser Matlik, Consultant - Pediatric Neurology and Head of Department at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi : “These conditions are due to abnormalities of the developing fetal or ......read more

    Avivo Group Opens New Wellness Clinic as Dubai Beauty Market Blooms

    **The Al Wasl-based Dermalase Clinic, to be handled by leading beauty and wellness specialists, is part of the expansion plan of the Group that has presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait**   DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 15, March 2020:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare service providers in the GCC, has opened an exclusive beauty-enhancement and wellness clinic in Dubai’s Box Park as Aesthetic services top the list of medical tourism in the emirate. While inaugurating the Dermalase Clinic in Al Wasl, Dubai Health Authority’s ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Signs an MoU with Saudi German Hospital Ajman

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 14, 2020:   Ajman Free Zone signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman with the aim of providing health services to customers, investors, and employees. This step came as part of Ajman Free Zone's efforts to provide services of various levels to customers and investors, to enable them to run their business easily and conveniently. The region not only provided services to facilitate the establishment of businesses, but also extended beyond that with the provision of various services to meet the interests of ......read more

    Emergency Medicine Set for a Surge

    Dubai, UAE 12th March 2020: A hospital often witnesses frantic relatives rushing into an emergency room, holding their unresponsive patient. With shallow breathing, dangerously low blood pressure and oxygen levels, and a high fever, most individuals are of the opinion that the heart of the patient is in jeopardy of stopping if left untreated any longer. Life and death situations like this are a common occurrence in an Emergency Room. And   this specialty plays a vital role in the healthcare system. “Emergency medicine is an extremely important segment of the healthcare ......read more

    Dubai Women's Association Honours Dr. Ahmed Emara Over Work Highlighting Role of Bioenergy in Helping Cure Physical Illnesses

    Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region   Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2020:   Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th Women’s Health Congress in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions to physical wellness and healing in the emirate. Dr. Emara was one of the distinguished lecturers at the Congress ......read more

    Sahara Centre Emphasises Customer Well-Being, Introduces Escalator Handrail UV Sterilizers

    Sharjah, UAE, 10 March 2020:   In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Sahara Centre, a leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, is proud to pioneer the installation of handrail UV sterilizers on its escalators’ handrails. The sterilizers wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on handrails through a process known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).  This comes as part of Sahara Centre’s care for the well-being of its visitors, especially children, by consistently introducing initiatives ......read more

    Impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    March 10, 2019, Dubai, UAE – Vision is often considered to be the most valuable of the senses. The eyes perform the vital function of sight by a complicated physical and chemical process which is prone to disease especially with advancing age.  Due to modern medicine and advances in lifestyle, we are all living longer, and age is a key factor in decreased eye function.  Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. AMD affects the macula, a small, yet extremely important area in the retina responsible for ......read more

    DHA Confirms Travel Procedures in Place for Covid-19

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 10, 2020: While health authorities across the world are asking travelers to postpone their travel plans unless necessary, it is important for those who travel to know the checks and measures in place as well as their responsibility, especially if they have recently traveled to places of widespread coronavirus transmission.   On Thursday, 5 March, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention asked all citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to COVID-19. The Ministry highlighted that if travel is necessary, preventive measures will be taken upon ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Collaboration With British Healthcare Firms.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received today a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates.  Al Qutami discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries and the potential to build on collaboration opportunities.  The two sides discussed ......read more

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