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 officials.
The MoU aims to launch new charitable and social responsibility projects through the cooperation between RAKHH, one of RAK’s most significant hospitality organizations and the Beit Al Khair Society.
Under the MoU, RAK ......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 diet that contains all the food groups, making sure it is colored and varied to avoid losing interest, and also giving your body all the important nutritional elements, such as vitamins and minerals. Below are some tips to help us stay in shape ......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 enormously competitive, as witnessed by the volume of activity on social media, SMS campaigns and other forms of advertising and promotion by hospitals and clinics that we see today,” said Thacker.
“They are advised to take a long hard ......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 healthcare centres (PHC’s) in the Emirate. DHA has the largest number of internationally accredited primary healthcare centres. In addition to the Al Qusais Centre, which is expected to be completed by mid-2019, DHA will also complete construction of ......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 benefits provider Aetna International has released a paper Bespoke health promotion: How personalisation is transforming health, which examines the importance of bringing together health and lifestyle data with advances in genetic profiling and ......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 option for patients with diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will have the rights to promote, market and sell the product to diabetes clinics and patients in the GCC. Julphar will be responsible for all sales, marketing, customer ......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 an influential mark in raising awareness of Autism and who have positively contributed to empowering individuals with Autism and integrating them into society.
In his opening speech, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum ......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 last week at City Walk, Dubai.
Dr Fahad Baslaib, Interventional Cardiologist and CEO of Rashid Hospital said, “We are proud of breaking this record and in turn raising awareness about the importance of regular exercise. ......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 Emirati values and culture into their artwork, and how they envision the future of the UAE. The theme of the exhibition revolves around reliving the past, while keeping an eye on the present and into the future.
The exhibition will feature ......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 UAE.
“There’s been a misconception that only smoking causes lung cancer. However, it is to be noted that in addition to smoking, exposure to radon gas, air pollution and having a family history can increase the chance of lung cancer,” said Dr Humaid ......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 public was invited to receive free cholesterol screenings onsite and view a video broadcast on the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa.
More than 1500 people took part in the free cholesterol screening
Dubai, United ......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 Saturday 8 December at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the stacked duo took to the beach at Warehouse Gym to pump iron and catch some rays.
Cutler and Greene join an all-star cast for ......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 health insurance plans that have a long exclusion list of tests and treatments. Aiming to ensure quality healthcare services accessible to everyone, National Hospital and New National Medical Centre have been organizing various drives throughout the year. ......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 Fertilization (IVF) Conference titled, ‘Latest Advancements in Enhancing Success Rates in ART, Anno – 2018’ brought together some of the foremost researchers to present their findings on key areas pertaining to reproductive ......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 problems at four levels and numbness in his upper limbs. When multiple pain killers failed to provide long-tern relief, Gupta sought medical help at RAK Hospital. Things took a turn for the worse when the patient developed sudden weakness in his left ......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 cancer is the number one cancer killer.
While lung cancer can occur in non-smokers, it remains largely a smoking-related disease. The best way to prevent it is by not smoking (including cigarettes, cigars, and most relevant to Lebanon, Nargileh). ......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 pilot projects at DHA hospitals to see how this technology can be incorporated in Dubai
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “DHA is keen on fostering innovation and implementing the latest technology across its healthcare ......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 MacDonald as the technical adviser and Allen&Overy as the legal and transaction adviser, to help select a suitably qualified private-sector partner.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death across the ......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” category.
SPOTCHECK aims to reach consumers through corporate wellness, occupational health & safety and CSR initiatives.
Dubai, UAE (November 21, 2018) - A UAE-based company has launched an innovative preventative health screening ......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 spectacular views, breathtaking light installations, lively music and an invigorating ambience, the past editions of Core Beats have received an overwhelming response with over 1,500 participants in total so far.
The upcoming edition of the ......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. Gurudev, who was in the UAE on the invitation of the Fujairah government, conducted series of talks and workshops across the UAE, teaching thousands of people the art of de-stressing themselves. The events, held in Fujairah, Sharjah and Dubai left a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018: VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.
Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.
VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more
The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.
As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more
DUBAI – November 15, 2018: Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.
In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018: On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease.
DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.
Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management.
Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.
Choose between any of the following classes:
Friday 2nd March
10.30am Hot Yoga ......read more
German Medical Center FZ-LLC story of the miraculous birth.
German Medical Center FZ-LLC specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center medical professionals reform all vital aspects of your healthcare.
German Medical Center FZ-LLC located at Dubai Healthcare City, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Clinic 302 & 404.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 22, 2018: German Medical Center the Dubai-based ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma.
Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, ......read more
Innovative mobile App, Tawari, promises rapid medical assistance
SHARJAH, Feb 20 , 2018 – A new mobile App promises patients with chronic illness reduced waiting time at hospital and easy way to call an ambulance. Developed by a student of Skyline University College Sharjah, the App called ‘Tawari’ is currently on display at the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the UAE Innovation Month being celebrated in Sharjah from February 15-21.
The App is one of the 12 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage ......read more
On February 28, riders, doctors and volunteers begin a 7-day mission across the UAE
First mobile mammography clinic in the world will offer free breast examinations to UAE citizens and residents through the year
The AED15 million mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and latest technologies to offer breast and cervical cancer tests
Dr Sawsan Al Madhi: The Pink Caravan’s permanent mobile clinic signals a fruition of seven years of breast cancer awareness efforts.
Sharjah, February 19, 2018: The Pink Caravan ......read more
Pure Health will build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for the Riayati program
DUBAI - February 19, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, launched the Riayati Platform, the United Arab Emirates National Unified Medical Records program.
Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider has been mandated to Develop, operate and manage the innovative initiative, the company announced during Medlab 2018. The UAE Ministry of Health and ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner!
Technology ......read more
A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties.
Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves ......read more
UAE, February 17, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued six circulars to the relevant bodies to withdraw a baby food product which could be contaminated with Salmonella according to the request of the manufacturer; The circular also warns against the use of unlicensed addiction remedies and against the use of some cosmetics containing a high concentration of mercury, a herbal formula for weight loss, nutritional supplements that cause high blood pressure and skin whitening products. The Ministry requested the concerned parties to take necessary measures to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, taps into a pool of important information on diabetic health, with diabetes being the most common chronic condition in the UAE.
There are two main kinds of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. More than 90% of all people with diabetes have type 2.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin. Everyone with ......read more
The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work
Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs
75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable
Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.
“We are working in a world ......read more
The 10-week long “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” commences from February 17th and ends on April 28th, with fabulous prizes for the ‘biggest losers’
Winners to get Dhs 500 for each kg lost
Open to all RAK residents over 18 years of age
At least 70 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women aged 15 years and older considered overweight in the UAE
February 13, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Continuing its drive towards a fit and healthy UAE, RAK Hospital, in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the launch of ......read more
13 February 2018, Dubai, UAE: This International Childhood Cancer Day, paediatric haematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionise treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Leukaemia is one of the ten most common malignancies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE, and a major form of paediatric cancer. In the UAE, a ......read more
Dr Saki Santorelli hosts experiential session to demonstrate relevance of gathering oneself purposefully
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “To do our jobs well, to take care of our children, to meet our colleagues, to develop teams at work, and get the job done - all of this requires us to be present. To solve the problems that we have, of course we need to think of the past and the future. But when we are solving a certain problem – it is right now,” said Dr Saki Santorelli, Director of Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts, during the ......read more
Experts highlight the correlation between aggressive hygiene practices and poor gut health, good food and good health
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – As the world population currently increases to 4.3 births every second, adding economic, environmental and social pressure to our planet, and with an unprecedented occurrence of autoimmune diseases and obesity, addressing health and healthcare issues is becoming increasingly critical. This was the key message put forward by Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a pioneer in the field of integrative gastroenterology and the founder of the ......read more
UAE, February 11, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of the Visiting Doctors Program, scheduled to take place in February 2018, to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services to Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Khorfakkan Hospital in their various fields of expertise, including pediatric rheumatology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology for children, neonatology and pediatric ophthalmology.
Dr. Eustis, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Ochsner Health Systems - the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Governments need to identify and integrate sound pathways for encouraging and measuring happiness, said Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People.
Speaking at a session titled ‘Searching the World for Happiness’, Wiking drew attention to some of his work at the Institute. He discussed what he found when travelling and trying to locate the world’s happiest people, exploring ......read more
Gabrielle Kelly urges governments to build on findings to implement happiness programs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – At a societal level it is important to create systems that use positive psychology to enhance wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness, said Gabrielle Kelly, Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her comments came during a session titled ‘Building Wellbeing at Scale’ during the Global Dialogue for Happiness currently underway in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 February 2018: Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female ......read more
UAE, February 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) is participating at the 20th edition of the National Career Exhibition, which is taking place from February 7 to February 9, 2018 at the Expo Center Sharjah. The event, an integral part of the UAE government’s initiatives to successfully integrate national manpower into the country’s workforce, is held under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The National Career Exhibition is aimed towards attracting students, ......read more
UAE, February 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention and Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Manufacturers recently signed an agreement to reinforce the country’s medicine supplies allotted for emergencies, crises, and disasters in pursuant to Article 4 of the Cabinet Decision No. (39) of 2015.
H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing, attended the signing ceremony held at the Ministry's office in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 February 2018 – Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 8th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today engaged in the array of CME accredited conferences. A special emphasis was placed on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Tumour Markers and Clinical Microbiology. Attendees also had the opportunity to join leading companies, including Accelerate Diagnostics and National Reference Laboratory, for their workshops ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2018: Hologic Inc., world leaders in innovative medical technology, introduced eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 with a view to strengthen their commitment to deliver life-changing and life-saving diagnostic, detection, surgical and medical aesthetic products.
Hologic’s innovations are inspired by their desire to empower women and help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat their patients with growing capacity, precision and peace of mind.
Hologic’s breast cancer screening and ......read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP Opens in Dubai Marina offering Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness Classes plus Raw Food Bar, the DRYP Kitchen
Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018: DRYP - it’s quite literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai. Describing itself as a Sweat Hub, DRYP offers a schedule of Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness classes, all conducted in 40-degree heat and +40 humidity to deliver many amazing benefits for your body, mind and overall wellbeing.
DRYP opens its doors in Orra Building in Dubai Marina on 24th February 2018 and is the latest concept from Dubai ......read more
February 6, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Hospital achieved the acclaimed JCI, USA accreditation from Joint Commission International, the world’s largest health-care accrediting agency for the fourth time in a row. Implementing the highest standards of care, RAK Hospital has been able to standardize the patient care processes at all levels alongside upgrading the support services processes whilst providing holistic superlative experience to its patients.
“Now accredited for the 4th time, RAK Hospital was the first hospital in the Northern ......read more
The Heads of Lab Masterclass was held for the first time at MEDLAB
Point of Care Testing Conference is the only such event in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2018 – Day 2 of MEDLAB 2018 witnessed an interactive agenda full of activities for attendees. The focus of laboratory conferences today included Point of Care Testing (POCT), Haematology and Laboratory Informatics, while the clinical conferences saw the start of the two-day Endocrinology track.
Chaired by Dr. Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018: Your approach to life changes when you become pregnant. Everything you do has an impact on your body and your yet-to-be-born baby. This recognition makes catching a flu more complicated. Catching flu during pregnancy is one of the worst nightmares for almost all moms-to-be.
If you become sick with flu, you may worry about the infection affecting your unborn baby. And what if you suffer from a high fever, or recurrent diarrhea? Could those symptoms hurt your yet-to-be-born baby?
If not pregnant, you may have taken an over-the-counter pain ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 05, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, brings medical expertise to the conversation about hemorrhoids, a commonly experienced syndrome in pregnant women.
Providing the right medical attention to pregnant women during sensitive points of their trimesters, German Medical Center provides state-of-the-art technology to effective test, diagnose and treat ailments both prenatal ......read more
During a press conference held at the Consultative Council of Sharjah headquarters
Sharjah, 4th of February 2018: The Department of Health Promotion at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a press conference at the headquarters of the Consultative Council of Sharjah on Sunday. The Department announced the initiatives that will be organized during the year, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, during the “Year of Zayed.” The initiatives will be organized with the ......read more
New Drugs Unleash the Patient’s Own Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells, With Fewer Side-Effects Than Chemotherapy
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: On World Cancer Day 2018, one lung cancer survivor is celebrating almost a year with his cancer in remission, and living life to the full, thanks to a new-generation immunotherapy treatment that avoids many of the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy.
It’s one of four innovative treatments that doctors at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancer hospitals, have highlighted as helping patients ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realise that diet and exercise are not the only factors.
In the latest episode of Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN International, the programme hears that science is showing our social lives are just as important to living a longer life.
The programme reports from Tiana in Sardinia, Italy, which is home to male residents who are 10 times more likely to reach the age of 100 than ......read more
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
1st February, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined. The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising awareness of this critical health ......read more
Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies
Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
31 January, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 ......read more
Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress
January 31st 2018, DUBAI: A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, a leading physician said today during the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.
Dr. Rabi Hanna, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and ......read more
The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.
DUBAI – January 30, 2018: Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced turnkey healthcare solutions to its Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH], a state-of-the-art hospital and medical university project being developed at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) integrated free zone Technology ......read more
For the first time ever in an Emirati patient, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital utilised a pioneering heart technique to save baby Omar’s life, which non-surgically replaces pulmonary heart valves using a modified stented valve
Omar’s parents have fought for their baby’s survival ever since he was born premature with a rare congenital heart disease: “Omar is the living testimony for life. We are parents and we never quit; we always keep fighting”, says Omar’s mother.
30 January 2018, Dubai, UAE: Parents of an Emirati ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2018: Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female ......read more
Agreement part of the Ministry’s ambitious plans for enhanced healthcare provision across the Emirates
Partnership will draw on Mubadala Healthcare’s expertise across a range of clinical areas through its network of world class healthcare services
Jan 30th, 2018 - ABU DHABI (UAE) – The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore cooperation across eight key healthcare pillars.
The agreement will see ......read more
UAE, January 29, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has made a historic achievement by becoming the first institution in the world to use a smart application to help treat chronic or recurrent depression, or multiple depressive disorder, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) for patients over 18 years old. The app was launched to provide social and psychological support to patients. The announcement was done during the Ministry’s participation at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Conference in Dubai currently running until February 1, 2018.
Using artificial ......read more
Dr. Mfed Mosely, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain explains how fever is often your child’s friend
UAE, 29th January, 2018: It’s 3 am. Your 1-year-old child is upset and crying. And… he is hot. The thermometer reads 38.9 C. You’re nervous. Your child is nervous. Fever can feel like your family’s, well… enemy.
Believe it or not, and despite the fear and trepidation often associated with it, fever is often your child’s friend. Fever revs up the body’s immune system and activates ......read more
UAE is world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub with total health expenditure allocation jumping from current USD 23 billion to USD 28 billion by 2021
Gulf Dentex 2018, will be held in October from 22nd to 24th in ADNEC in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Indian Dental Association (IDA), 2nd largest dental association in the world and Al Fajer Information & Services, the leading UAE-based exhibition and conference organizer held a press conference at Conrad Dubai today (Monday, January 29th 2018) to announce the inaugural edition of Arab International ......read more
One in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis
World renowned American Knee implant designer and patent holder of “Arabic Knee” in the Middle East, Dr. William Hodge joins the hospital to offer the innovative procedure; has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the therapy
The revolutionary regenerative therapy, which uses patient’s own stem cells is natural, allows quicker recovery and is far less invasive
Particularly useful for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, knee injury, torn cartilage or tendons and rotator ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the DHA online media channel during his tour of the 43rd edition of the Arab Health Congress.
The DHA online media channel known as Sahaa Wa Saada (Health and Happiness) can be downloaded from the app store or google play. The app is called DHA Media and provides users with a wide variety of content such as live coverage of DHA’s conferences and events, prevention tips ......read more
HD Steth Offers Next-Gen Smart Stethoscope with Integrated EKG
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: At Arab Health, HD Medical Inc. will debut and demonstrate HD Steth™ a next generation Smart Stethoscope featuring an integrated EKG for instant and accurate cardiac diagnosis. For the first time it is possible to simultaneously capture and visualize heart sounds and EKG waveforms for detecting structural, electrical, mechanical and ischemic cardiac abnormalities.
HD Steth transforms the way medicine is practiced at the point of care with real-time Bluetooth transmission of ......read more
UAE, January 28, 2018 - H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) following the accreditation of 213 UAE-based health centers. The accreditation marked another milestone in the UAE’s efforts to become a global leader in line with the UAE National Agenda leading to UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was bestowed on the Minister in recognition of his leadership as the Ministry continues to take strategic steps to apply the highest international standards.
Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Raising Awareness During Glaucoma Awareness Month
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 28, 2018: Glaucoma is one of the UAE’s leading causes of blindness, often going unnoticed until it causes loss of vision, and specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are urging residents to get regular testing.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and health organizations are joining together to share information about the condition. Globally, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, with more than 60 million people suffering from the disease ......read more
306 sector companies in freezone with plans to grow the industry
Dubai, 27 January 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the MENA region, will be showcasing the growth opportunities it offers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry at the Arab Health 2018 Conference and Exhibition from 29 January to 1 February.
Jafza is home to some of the world’s leading healthcare multinationals and is taking part in the region’s largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals highlighting its strengths ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018: The second round of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic witnessed the support of the OMEGA brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia for Breast Cancer Awareness
Both, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia teed off his second round at the Emirates Golf Club wearing a pink t-shirt in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic (ODDC) on the pleasant morning of January 26th.
As title sponsor of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, OMEGA's commitment and long-standing support for men and women in sport was clearly on ......read more
Diabetic retinopathy check-ups possible without visiting an ophthalmologist.
All diabetic clinics across DHA primary healthcare centres have installed digital retinal cameras, images are sent to ophthalmologists in Dubai Hospital via telemedicine.
Headache clinics across Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centre use telemedicine and family physicians to coordinate with neurologists from Rashid Hospital.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2018: In a move to ensure convenience for patients, DHA is focusing on further strengthening its telemedicine ......read more
Cervical cancer is the most preventable female cancer, yet is the 7th leading cause of death for females in the UAE. As early detection greatly improves treatment success, National Reference Laboratory encourages the 1.8 million women in the UAE, at risk of developing cervical cancer, to visit their doctor and ensure that screening is part of their routine healthcare.
Abu Dhabi, January 24th 2018 – National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Investment Company, is encouraging all females to follow the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), and the Department ......read more