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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......read more

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

    Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep burns. His cousin, 20-year-old Khayal Mohammed had 30 per cent burns. Both were in a critical condition.    A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the hospital and the Burns unit of the hospital carried out several procedures to ......read more

    Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2019:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) chaired today a meeting with the CEO council of the DHA. He said that DHA aims to keep pace with the global developments in the health sector and has adopted a series of ambitious and innovative projects and initiatives to enhance the Emirate’s competitiveness and to ensure Dubai remains an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment. He added that the DHA has all the capabilities needed to succeed in achieving its goals, which are supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and ......read more

    Millennials' Naturally Leading the Wellness Journey

    By Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO Dabur International Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   Globally, Millennials are often recognized as the key generation driving the US$4.2 trillion global wellness market . Their thirst for holistic wellbeing is unparalleled when compared to previous generations. In the US alone, the millennial cohort has grown to value health as the second most valued aspect of their lives . Armed with their love for health-centric pursuits and interests like yoga, kombucha, and meditation to name but a few, wellness as a whole has bloomed into a way of life instead of something they do on the side. Because this generation harnesses wellbeing methods and products on a daily basis, they’ve collectively expanded the definition of ‘healthy’ to encompass a daily ......read more

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

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

    Zulekha Hospital Experts Safely Remove a 3.5 kg Fibroid Uterus Laparoscopically

    Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound and MRI scan made it clear that she had multiple fibroids, the largest being 10 centimeters and there were many others measuring 5-6 centimeters which occupied the whole of her abdominal cavity. Fibroids are a very common condition for women and can be dangerous if left untreated. They can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the periods become heavier and it may be accompanied by ......read more

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

    A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a development strategy that ensures a balance between operations, eliminating complicated routines, and enabling medical staff to serve patients optimally. The smart pharmacy system has dispensed over 1.7 million prescriptions since 2014.   Dr. Maha Al Ghufli,  Corporate Pharmacy Manager at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), said: “SEHA has a clear strategy focused on quality, employee empowerment and simplifying work ......read more

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

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

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

    Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him  July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at RAK Hospital when he suffered a dangerous fall from a construction site where he worked. Ajeet Ram Sudhar, an Indian expat who works for RAK ceramics, fell from about 10 feet, the impact severely crushing his neck bone. He was rushed to RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah where doctors found that the patient's neck bone was not just badly crushed but the fragments were compressing his spinal cord.  The case called for urgent surgical ......read more

    Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital

    Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019:  The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.   The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients have a more relaxed, pain free and fulfilling birthing experience and feel more in control, especially that they can be fully mobile and no need to take pain medications by any route, also the feeling of lightness in weight as water is carrying the ......read more

    Pilgrims told to get medical advice before going to Hajj

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.  Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says,  “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines.  Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four weeks prior to travel. Every pilgrim should also visit their family medicine doctor six to four weeks prior to travel, especially if they have chronic diseases such as diabetes.” Vaccinations: Al Harmi says,  “The meningococcal vaccine is mandatory for all pilgrims. We also advice pilgrims to take the flu vaccine especially people over 65 years old, children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with cancer or terminal ......read more

    Introducing VLCC's Eclipse PRP Treatment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust. VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are working with the best of technology, specialists and equipment introducing VLCC Eclipse PRP, the next generation of the popular PRP treatments.  The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known as the ‘vampire facial’, is a combination of microdermabrasion and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) application that boasts incredible results. PRP is derived from your own blood’s serum, which contains a high level of platelets. These ......read more

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

    • Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology • This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:     Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service network in the GCC and the third largest healthcare company in India, is expanding its footprint by commissioning its second multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in Bangalore called Aster RV Hospital. Located in the heart of the city at JP Nagar 1st Phase, the hospital has been formally inaugurated by the Honourable ......read more

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

    • (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018 • Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of achieving a new milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA’s network, has successfully completed 60 kidney transplant operations since 2018, 35 of which were successful kidney transplant operations from living donors and 5 from late donors during 2018. Since the start of 2019, there have been 20 surgeries completed.    Dr Mohamed Yahya Al Seiari, Consultant Physician at SKMC who ......read more

    DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines

    Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines. The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that was held today at Hyatt Regency, Creek Hotel and was supported by Advention Business Partners and Taylor Wessing.  The CON guidelines will help further bolster the health sector and promote need-based investments so that there is equilibrium in the sector and to avoid imbalances in supply and demand in health services. The move also aims to provide patients with access to a wide range of medical specialties.  Last year, DHA ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen meets CM of Himachal Pradesh in Dubai

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

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    'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

    Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

    UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

    Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration

    ● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements. ● Epigenetic compensation is when parts of the epigenome that usually have one role - i.e. to suppress genes, are co-opted to do a different job - when another part of the epigenome is missing modifications in the packaging material of the DNA influence how much a genetic program is ......read more

    RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being. Offered to the most outstanding brands in their field, the Superbrands Awards is recognized worldwide as an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence.  Receiving the award, Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital, remarked, “Being recognized as a ......read more

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

    Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.  The first and most important tip is to keep your children hydrated. Because of the humidity, the body’s temperature will increase higher than normal and it will need more fluids to stay cool. Encourage your kids to drink water all the time and provide them additional refreshing drinks like ......read more

    Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds ......read more

    IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a ......read more

    Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and awarded two GCC Best Employer Awards through thriving properties Roda Al Bustan and Rod

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in ......read more

    Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha

    Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in the midst of the royal Arabian dessert, Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness buffs of Dubai, and neighbouring emirates, to participate and run for a philanthropic cause.     Located in the ......read more

    Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to MEA region

    EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for nail and skin diseases, to commercialize its consumer healthcare product for the treatment of nail diseases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).   An innovative and rapidly growing company, ......read more

    Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of yoga including a ground-breaking technique called Kaya Kalp, a 90 day programme that encompasses anti-ageing powers as well as pre-natal and post-natal yoga.   Located in Burjuman Business ......read more

    Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and fitness guru, Emily Skye to inspire the crowds to get active  Vast range of all-inclusive, free events, activities and specilised zones including mass spinning, interactive cycling, yoga on the ......read more

    Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life

    Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into an ugly life-and-death situation for 48-year-old Frank Wehner, a German tourist who was rushed to RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain. A quick blood and ......read more

    VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing students

    UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational and clinical research methods. The fellowships were announced after the launch of the Moonshot Initiative, a first of its kind program in the region, to support broad-based, sustainable medical ......read more

    IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies

    The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies. The new service will focus on achieving a healthy pregnancy for those expecting.  The specialists at the Fetal Medicine clinic utilise advanced technologies to screen and prevent any ......read more

    Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer

    Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International found that 43% of women in the UAE said they have never taken steps to check for breast cancer. The results demonstrate the need to strengthen awareness for women of all ages in the UAE to undertake ......read more

    Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE

    Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors in the UAE providing Post Cancer Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors in the country through their recovery process by offering three women free breast ......read more

    Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting from October 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The drive will educate women on the major causes of breast cancer, which are lifestyle related, especially food habits and lack of physical activities. The ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the 92km challenge on 14th December. The fourth, 85km Build-Up ride will be held on Friday, 23 November,  at Al Qudra Cycle Path and this will be the last ride before the biggest challenge of the ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events

    Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of adults and young people in the community, including workshops & seminar training and free- to-attend support groups.     This November, The LightHouse Arabia are offering a ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises

    Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to involve people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise every day. Located within the ground floor of the mall, all participating guests can register on the spot with the team stationed ......read more

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on 26 & 27 October

    Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of sports to explore from Cardio Football on two custom made pitches, and FIFA World Cup Championship Experience to Dragon Boat racing, and holistic wellbeing in its own dedicated zone Dubai, United ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 November.    In line with the mission of the Challenge to encourage UAE residents to get active for 30 minutes every day, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting fitness activities at China Court led by ......read more

    30-year old Doctor delays treatment, takes stroke symptoms lightly

    Recognizing brain stroke signs could be a life saver, stresses Neurologist   Evert minute the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply causes damage to around 2 million neurons. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case predicted every hour in the country Increasing number of people in their 40s are suffering from ischemic strokes; around 7000 people succumb to it annually.   24th October, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: The window to treat brain strokes with clot busting therapy is just four-and-a-half hours, and ......read more

    Gold's Gym Supports Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 with Free Fitness Classes

    Gold’s gym is delighted to be part of the citywide initiative introduced by His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai and Executive Council for Dubai Government Their support aligns with the company’s mission to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst all UAE citizens Dubai, UAE (October 24, 2018):   Golds Gym is fully supporting the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge 30X30 which will run for a second year, from October 26th to November 24th.     The company which has 24 fitness clubs throughout the Emirates and ......read more

    Mercer expands footprint in fast-growing Middle East region with the official opening of new office in Abu Dhabi

    The expansion also sees extended services offered to clients  across Health, Wealth and Career    Abu Dhabi, October 23, 2018 -   Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced that it has expanded its footprint in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.   Mercer has been established in the Middle East for more than 10 years and offers a wide range of regionally-tailored ......read more

    HP Introduces New Healthcare Devices and Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

    New Clinical Review Displays Optimized for Healthcare Settings   Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:  The healthcare industry is faced with unique challenges when it comes to safety, workflow efficiency, and security. As the four newest additions to the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, the HP Healthcare Edition HC271, HC241, HC271p, and HC241p Clinical Review Displays are optimized for patient rooms, nurses’ stations, medical carts, and other healthcare settings. These displays are designed to deliver safer, smarter and secured features to enhance care ......read more

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

    Microwave, cell-phones, routers and other electronic devices contributing to stress. Close contact with nature can optimize health by warding off negative energies.  22nd Oct, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Studies have shown that over 85% of patients who die from cancer had regular exposure to geopathic stress. This stress is actually the distortion of the earth’s natural electromagnetic field. Earth has high voltage lines called ley lines, curry lines and Schumann resonance which are negative and highly electromagnetic in nature causing Geopathic Stress meaning the ......read more

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

    A recent clinical data from doctors at Aster Hospital Dubai confirms the rapid escalation of incidents afflicting younger patients and reminds that prevention should start early before problems develop. DUBAI - October 22, 2018:   A clinical data study of 142 Patients, initiated by Aster Hospitals Dubai, observed that a range of heart diseases strikes the younger generation of Indian expatriates in the UAE. Data analysis across people from multiple ethnicities and age groups of South East Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are ......read more

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

    Registration for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is now open via the new Dubai Fitness App  Bringing the world of fitness to users’ fingertips, the Dubai Fitness App can monitor daily activity, sync to their fitness trackers, find free city-wide classes, create and join social fitness groups and be a fitness companion for life  Compatible across all devices, the 2018 edition of the Dubai Fitness App is available free on iOS Apple Store and Google Play  Dubai, United Arab Emirates –22 October 2018: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has officially released its ......read more

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

    Community members can contribute towards this initiative. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   In the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, DHA employees will contribute to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need. Community members can also contribute towards this initiative. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Health Fund Department at DHA said, “Through this initiative, we hope to expand on our Founding Father’s philanthropic vision and to celebrate his legacy. We ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  This year, the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Day theme was announced as “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. Today, with the youth generation facing constant stressors and challenges such as bullying, academic pressures, wide usage of technology/social media and major mental illnesses like depression and anxiety – all at a time in their life when they are going through so many changes internally and externally, never has the need been greater to understand and focus on young people’s mental ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, LEO Pharma in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority is aiming to take psoriasis awareness to a higher level by setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest awareness ribbon”.   Post the World Record attempt H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention will give a speech followed by a Q&A media session with Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, Head of Dermatology Department in the Dubai Health Authority about ......read more

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

    R&B music-themed workouts on Saturday, 27 October Dubai, 21 October 2018:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is turning into an adrenaline-charged arena for the fifth edition of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert, on Saturday, 27 October. The immensely popular event is being held to mark the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, which encourages UAE residents get active for 30 minutes every day. Set on the beach offering scenic views, the past four editions of Core Beats have received overwhelming response with more than 1,500 participants in total. The ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre organized a blood donation drive under the slogan of “Save Life, Give Blood” as part of reassuring their commitment towards the community.  The 5 hours campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues and employees from Burjuman Business Tower who had the courage to be a blood donor. Commenting on the event Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager for BurJuman Arjaan and Jumeira Rotana said, “We have ......read more

    Julphar Inks Deal with Silicon Valley Tech Startup inui Health

    UAE Pharma company keen to ‘capitalize on growth opportunities in mobile tech’     October 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Silicon Valley digital technology company, inui Health.   inui Health’s mobile urinalysis platform delivers a cost-effective diagnostics test that provides clinically accurate results, which users can view instantly via an app. The inui diagnostic system measures protein, glucose, leukocytes, nitrites and ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

    Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

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

    400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital ......read more

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

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

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

    DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays ......read more

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

    Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the ......read more

    Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that ......read more

    DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference ......read more

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

    7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are ......read more

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

    Retirement law’s impact on healthcare insurers and providers to come under the spotlight at 4th MENA Insurance Congress Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  At the 4th MENA Health Insurance Congress, major players from across the regional insurance industry will explore and dissect the immediate and long-term implications of the UAE Cabinet’s historic decision to approve a new expatriate retirement law, according to Georges Chidiac, UAE Country Manager and Senior Vice President of SAICOHEALTH. Although the formal Congress agenda was finalized before the new law - which is ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive turnout, and 13 female employees donated locks of hair which will be used to make artificial hair for cancer patients who lost their hair to chemotherapy.  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob ......read more

    Friends Of Cancer Patients and University Hospital Sharjah Step Up Cancer Care in the UAE

    Two parties sign agreement to collaborate and expedite diagnostics and treatment processes  Sharjah, September 27, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to boost the cancer detection, prevention and treatment services they have been offering to the UAE community across its seven emirates.  According to the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed by the ......read more

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