More than 184,000 users have accessed the app in five months
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has launched 6 new features on its SEHA app with the aim of facilitating patient transactions easily and remotely through their smart devices. Some of the new features include pre-employment medical examinations, pre-marital examinations, Weqaya examination, issuing Absher Cards for people of determination and senior citizens, and patient’s invoives.
Bader Al Qubaisi, Acting Group Chief Information Officer at SEHA, said: "We are committed to providing the latest technologies and harnessing them to service our clients across the numerous medical facilities. We are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed ......read more
~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 July 2019: After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of the group.
The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more
Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government.
Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that ......read more
RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues
One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years
Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years
July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” for the UAE residents at the hospital premises. The programme aims to educate and counsel patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), while introducing them to ......read more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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
• 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) 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
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
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
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
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
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
● 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
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
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, 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
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
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, UAE, January 17, 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: January 16th 2019: On February 4-7 2019, LABELIANS will be exhibiting for the 3rd time in the French Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. The teams from LABELIANS will present, at their stand, their full range of pre-analytical, sampling transport, molecular biology, liquid handling products, etc... Plus, in a much- awaited reveal, the FMBIO5 Bioleader® armchair for blood sampling.
Conceived and designed by LABELIANS, the FMBIO5 bioleader® armchair for blood sampling is wide, robust and long-lasting. Its ergonomic upholstery and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019: As part of the CHASTAGNER Group of companies, STERIGERMS manufactures mobile devices which neutralize medical infectious waste on-site (MIW), in a water-free, discharge-free process, requiring nothing more than a 220/230 volts functioning power outlet. Official and exclusive supplier to the French Navy, STERIGERMS devices can be found onboard most of its ships and notably on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French fleet. From January 28-31, 2019, it will be exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year in the French Pavilion at Arab ......read more
Transoral approach aims to achieve scar-free surgery with minimal dissection
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019: Great leaps in medicine and science coupled with breakthrough technological innovations have made the treatment options for thyroid diseases less invasive. In fact, newer treatments like endoscopic thyroidectomy is now being presented as a treatment that is minimally invasive and with lesser complications to deal with.
The minimally invasive surgery leaves minimal scars as it employs the principles of natural orifice transluminal surgery (NOTES) to achieve a scar-free ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates- January 10, 2019: For the fifth year in a row, STEAM France and its French subsidiary S@TIS, with the support of Business France, will be exhibiting at the Arab Health show in Dubai, from January 28-31, 2019.
Subsidiary S@TIS in the limelight
It will be presenting a software suite composed of multiple complementary modules, compliant with the requirements of international standards, and which enable, real-time and paper-free, monitoring of each stage of the sterilization process, from the operating room to the sterile ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 : Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards ......read more
Explore how to find relief, discover balance and live with vitality in 2019 at an interactive wellbeing event taking place on Friday, 25th January
Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019: The New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to being kinder to ourselves.
We all lead such busy lives, where we can overlook simple things that make us happy and more productive. If self-care and being more mindful is one of your goals for the New Year, if you are looking to enhance your wellbeing and live with greater vitality, or if you have a specific area ......read more
DHA to implement mechanisms to accelerate the pace of achieving these objectives.
Continuous evaluation to monitor progress
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2019: Dubai Health Authority(DHA) aims to meet the goals of the Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently announced eight principles for the future success of the nation. He also published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and ......read more
Experts estimate 80% of us will experience back pain at some time in our lives.
Dubai, UAE, 7th January, 2019: Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and Disc Prolapse.
It might be a sharp stab or a dull ache. At some point, 8 out of 10 of us will have back pain. In ......read more
January 02, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: For Emirati couple Hassan Ali and Safeyya Ali Salem, the year 2019 brought their very own special bundle of joy: a beautiful baby girl, who was born in the wee hours of the New Year, at 3:00 am, at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Weighing around 3.2 kgs, the baby is the first child of the young couple.
Another baby girl, weighing 2.85 kgs was born to Egyptian parents, Hani Ahmed and Safiya Abbas Morsy at the Hospital on New Year.
Congratulating the happy parents on this occasion, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2018 – 42-year-old John Dingo Demadura Rojas, a resident of Dubai was biking in a mountainous area when he had an accidental fall and injured his left clavicle.
In severe pain John was rushed to another hospital where he was advised to undergo an open surgery to restore the shoulder function. However, he approached Zulekha Hospital Sharjah for a second opinion and was keen on an alternative to the open procedure. The diagnosis revealed a grade 3 (complete) dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle – left shoulder. ......read more
Sharjah - 30 December 2018: Hundreds of people from all age groups participated in the “One Hour Walk 2” event, which was organized on Saturday by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. The event, which was organized in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, took place at the Sharjah Police Desert Park.
The event included the participation of a large number of students from schools and universities, as well as government and private institutions in Sharjah. The event was also attended by HE Major ......read more
Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health
All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process
All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients
We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements.
Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry ......read more
Sharjah – 27 December 2018: The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, will organize the “One Hour Walk 2” exercise event, which will be held on Saturday at the Sharjah Police Desert Park.
The event, which will begin at 4 pm in support of Arthritis patients, is part of the promotional campaign for the association’s 7th Annual Marathon. The marathon, which is organized annually by the association at the end of February, includes thousands of ......read more
MBRU is setting up massive genomic infrastructure to conduct large-scale whole genome sequencing
Dubai, December 27, 2018: A first for the United Arab Emirates, a whole genome-sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was conducted at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), as part of a collaborative research with the Autism Program at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (Al Jalila Children’s), in Dubai Healthcare City.
As humans our genome, which is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in ......read more
Dr Manoj Menon receives top accolade at Smart Health Dubai Awards for “Spotcheck”, judged by leading lights in global Health Technology Sector
Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018: The co-founder of Spotcheck, a technology driven health and wellness services provider, which offers an 8 minutes non-invasive health screening and a digital platform, has been awarded as one of the top 50 leaders in the healthcare sector in the region. Dr Manoj Menon was given the award at the Smart Health Dubai conference, a platform held in Dubai once a year which brings together ......read more
New drugs to be made available locally for first time
License and technology transfer agreement completed with Dutch company PharmaMatch BV
High cholesterol one of major factors in rise of cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease UAE’s biggest killer
December 26, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has completed a deal with leading Dutch company, PharmaMatch BV, to launch a novel combination for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, which is currently unavailable in the UAE ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018: In an endeavour to support development of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Oman, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Muscat– has organised a series of programmes for the medical community, in association with the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OSOG). The clinical team will participate in a number of workshops starting in December 2018 until February 2019 in four different cities in Oman – Sohar, Salalah, Muscat and Sur.
The first session entitled ‘Fertility Assessment in Omani Women’ will be held in Sohar on 20th ......read more
December 23, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.
The company reported Q3 year-to-date sales of AED 719 million and a net loss of AED 29m. Following the temporary suspension on the export of Julphar’s products to Saudi Arabia, the company’s management has worked extensively with Health Authorities to address their recommendations and implement corrective measures.
Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: “Q3 ......read more
By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox
Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018: Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to you for answers, but keeping your business running smoothly while also trying to grow is no easy task.
But keeping stress low and profits high doesn’t have to mean adding items to ......read more
Forearm fractures are responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures in children
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th December 2018: In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a bone. Broken bones or fractures are common in childhood, with up to 40 percent of girls and as many as 50 percent of boys experiencing a fracture. In the UAE, there are several paediatric fractures ......read more
The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints.
The insurance will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.
Authority revisits several DHA initiatives undertaken in 2018 to mark the Year of Zayed.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health ......read more
Varicoceles can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2018: Infertility has traditionally been linked as a woman’s issue. However, failure to conceive can also be due to fertility issues in male partners. Studies suggest that a male related factors accounts for approximately 40percent of all infertility cases. While there are several reasons that can affect a man’s fertility, varicocele is also a very common condition today.
Varicocele is an unusual enlargement of the veins that drain the deoxygenated blood ......read more
Health insurance really matters to expatriate workers in the UAE
In the UAE, 45% of expatriate (expat) workers, and a similar number of their dependents, visit doctors, clinics or hospitals at least four times a year.
Some 65% of expat workers in the UAE would be prepared to sacrifice 1-5% of their annual salary for better medical coverage. The remaining 35% would be prepared to make a greater sacrifice.
The importance of medical insurance to expat employees is roughly the same as the importance of life insurance, education allowance and housing allowance combined.
Dubai, 19 ......read more
Dubai, UAE (December 19, 2018): Gold’s Gym is taking fitness solutions to another level in the UAE with an ambitious refurbishment of its Reef Mall Club in Dubai which will transform the popular gym into a standard bearer for the fitness industry.
Slated for completion by early 2019, the major re-development project will see the gym facility fitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The gym will also house a separate ladies-only facility.
The wide range of amenities on offer will include an indoor running track, a cycling studio, a ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2018: RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), represented by its chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beit Al Khair Society, represented by HE Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society.
The signing was also attended by Mr. Yannis Anagnostakis, CEO of RAKHH, Mr. Saeed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Deputy General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society, and a group of directors from both parties along with a number of RAK’s community and senior ......read more
Ms. May Al Joudeh, Clinical Dietician, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018: 1. What are the best recommendations to maintain your ideal weight after losing the extra pounds?
Maintaining an ideal weight is not easy, yet it is not as hard as it seems. It is important to keep an ideal weight because it reflects an overall healthy body and protects you against diseases on the long term. The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight is to balance the calories we consume with our workout. Balancing calories means following a healthy ......read more
Fines and medical license suspensions could put some out of business says law firm
Dubai, UAE, 18 December, 2018: UAE hospitals and clinics have been warned to do a thorough check-up of the new law which protects consumers from healthcare scams before using social media to stand out in the increasingly competitive market.
Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA Law Firm, believes some healthcare establishments could be forced out of business through not paying proper attention to the Federal National Council law passed in October.
“The healthcare industry has become ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2018: Keeping pace with the growing population and the need to enhance specialised care, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has undertaken major expansion plans in areas of need to provide high-quality medical services to the population and visitors.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA recently inspected the progress of some of the under construction projects at the DHA.
Al Qusais Primary Health Centre:
The new Al Qusais Centre will add to the network of 14 DHA primary ......read more
40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death.
Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors.
Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen.
Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018: Leading global health and wellness ......read more
Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas
‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM
December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.
The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018: Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan. The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left ......read more
DHA partners include Nature Valley.
Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.
Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China. The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place ......read more
Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018: To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery.
Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate ......read more
There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the ......read more
Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD)
Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD.
Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease.
The ......read more
Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show
Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018: Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday.
Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and ......read more
December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided.
Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31, this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with ......read more
The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference.
Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro ......read more
RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine
November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.
Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.
The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate. The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies.
As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and ......read more
DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.
The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre. DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott ......read more
Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.
In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” ......read more
Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts
Dubai, 20 November 2018: Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.
Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.
With ......read more
Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day
On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment
Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government
November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. ......read more