Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform for Emirati students to experience on-the-job training, enhance their clinical skills through programmes benchmarked against international best practices and develop their careers to secure post-graduation employment opportunities to become ......read more
Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018: More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.
To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with neurologists and psychologists in Rashid Hospital. The telemedicine facility at the headache clinic is for urgent and follow-up cases and so far, 124 number of patients have used this facility.
“Telemedicine provides patients with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).
The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence. Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion as well as building a workforce of the future.
Ozlem Fidanci, Philips CEO Middle East and Turkey said, “We are proud to be recognized as one of the greatest places to work in the UAE. Philips’ goal is to improve the lives of three ......read more
Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities
The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head
June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.
Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah with complaints of progressive swelling in his head due to the accumulation of excessive fluids in his brain. Moreover, because of deteriorated brain function he had lost the ability to smile, an action that he was able to perform effortlessly ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018: Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke.
Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of them was suffering from fecal incontinence and the other from chronic constipation.
Dr Labib Al Ozaibi, Consultant Coloproctologist at Rashid Hospital said, “This advanced technique is based on electric stimulation of the sacral nerves ......read more
The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 years.
“WASH UP! Girl Talk” program focuses on water practices, safe latrine use, proper hand-washing, personal hygiene, food hygiene behavior and health promotion. It also integrates girls’ empowerment education and ......read more
Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018: Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.
Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza, in the presence of: Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women's Union; Dr. ......read more
DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.
Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.
Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other processes that have been implemented to provide patients with high-quality care.
Al Qutami highlighted that DHA staff are aware of their humanitarian duties and he thanked the staff for their dedication.
Al Qutami conveyed Eid Al Fitr ......read more
Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018: Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive.
The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, five of which are related to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs): tackling CVD (Cardiovascular Diseases), diabetes, cancer, obesity and smoking.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity is a major cause of NCDs which account for 76% ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018: Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.
The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.
Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said, “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018: As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid
At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat slowly
Eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads which help to balance the richness of other foods
Focus more on lighter protein dishes i.e. fish and chicken
Drink lots of plain water rather than sweet drinks and sodas as these are loaded with ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018: The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.
The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead to heart failure and death. Most people affected are elderly as MR incidence increases with age.
Dr Fahd Baslaib, Head of Cardiology and CEO of Rashid Hospital, said, “Very few cardiology centres in the world perform this technology. ......read more
Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time
Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue.
Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai decided that an urgent surgical procedure was required to reconstruct the pulp and nail bed in order to rebuild the lost anatomy.
A special surgical procedure called Graft Reposition over the Flap [GRF] was used to reconstruct the amputated finger ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.
Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.
Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate Cooler Red
Igloo 5gal Water Cooler W/cup Dispenser
Rubbermaid Victory 2 Gal Jug
APEX FOOTBALL Beanbag ......read more
This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work.
To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018: Dubai Health Authority held several initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with November 2, 2004, the day Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE, died. Since then, the UAE as a nation has commemorated the legacy of this visionary statesman on this day every year as the Zayed Humanitarian Day.
The commemoration serves as an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018: Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.
Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars they have had. The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is a big one, it takes a lot of courage and consideration and it is important that you feel happy and secure with your choices every step of the way. After taking this decision, many ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018: The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast.
We also hold regular blood donation campaigns.
Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the community for their dedication.”
She said the centre is open from 8 pm to 1 am from Sunday to Thursday during the Holy Month.
“During fasting hours it is not recommended to donate blood but after Iftar it is safe and we encourage ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018: Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE. A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region.
PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in Dubai, in cooperation with the company’s insurance provider AETNA and healthcare group Mediclinic.
Hidenori Matsubara – General Manager, IAQ, Panasonic Eco Solutions (A division of PMMAF), “This is an opportune time for us to hold ......read more
With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.
Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.
The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah.
With the installation of the new diagnostic system, Obaidullah Hospital will now become the central reference location point for all laboratories in Ras Al Khaimah. Pure Health added the ......read more
More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,
The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.
Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018: Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East. Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
In IBD, the normal immune response is overactive in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within the digestive system. This causes inflammation of the GI ......read more
Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting
Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018: An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.
Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral hygiene, but can also lead to more serious issues if not managed correctly.
He revealed how oral care is often neglected in the month of Ramadan due to the change in daily routine and bedtime habits and has warned against this as it can ......read more
May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates: In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues.
Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease.
Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night.
Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep disorders.
Medcare doctor, Dr. Hady Jerdak, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine at Medcare Hospital stresses the importance of paying close attention to signs of chronic fatigue. Repeated sleep problems can be the body’s way of hinting at ......read more
Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure.
The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.
Al Qutami, said: “The formation of this council will help us accelerate our plan towards implementing the DHA’s new structure, it will help enhance decision making processes, efficiencies and help improve the overall functioning of the ......read more
Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph
Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions
May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE: With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely and to uncover their fullest potential, brain pathways of young children from 6 to 11 years and the impact of digital technology and its suitable use for today’s children. The workshop will further include assessment tools to gauge how a child ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018: The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.
However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion.
Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting.
Following some simple guidelines can keep these problems at bay and ensure that you celebrate Ramadan on a healthy and safe note, says Dr. Moayed Alhelfi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain and offers the following tips tokeep you healthy and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018: Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International.
BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest contracting companies.
The award is testament to Trans Gulf and ANGE’s commitment to Health and Safety.
This forms part of the extensive sustainability work currently being undertaken.
Stuart ......read more
A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE
Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise
29th April 2018 United Arab Emirates: A new study, conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global, unveiled today that children in the UAE have impressive knowledge around healthy eating and wellness despite rising childhood ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018: Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India receive a healthy one.
Launched earlier this month by Akshay himself, the Happy Heart India campaign is a new initiative from the Asian Heart Institute that encourages people to nominate an ......read more
Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies
26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually triggered by the rise in temperature and dusty warm winds of summer as it leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles. If left untreated, allergies can lead to severe conditions like sinus and ......read more
Prevention key to combating rising number of people with heart conditions
Dubai, UAE, 26 April, 2018: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in the UAE, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yet those at risk of suffering from heart problems can easily prevent it through behaviour and lifestyle changes.
Top doctors from luxury Swiss clinic, Nescens Clinique de Genolier, have cited a number of preventative methods in order to combat and reduce the risk of CVD in the Middle East.
Among the contributing factors to doctors’ concerns has been the ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation.
Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the ......read more
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN - Banin Shahine, Resident Nutritionist
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING RAMADAN - Samer Farag, Club General Manager and Personal Trainer
Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN
With long periods of fasting during Ramadan, it can be easy to make the wrong food choices when breaking fast. Banin Shahine has been the resident nutrition expert at Fitness First for over five years. As someone who has fasted most of her life, she is perfectly placed to provide insightful advice and tips on how best to manage the ......read more
In the spirit of the Year of Zayed, Amina Hospital is offering two Emiratis and two expat expectant mothers free Royal delivery packages worth thousands of dirhams
Fun-filled Motherhood Carnival on 27th April at Ajman Walk
Sheikha Noura Bint Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi inaugurates the campaign
April 23, 2018; Ajman, UAE:Commemorating the year of Zayed and to celebrate the journey to Motherhood, Amina Hospital, a premium tertiary care hospital in Ajman has announced their Motherhood Carnival. The occasion brings together an exciting event, special offers and activities while ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018: In today’s fast-paced world, people increasingly suffer from diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis. While these long-term health conditions are fairly common for humans, it’s only recently been noted that animals, including household pets, are becoming ever more susceptible to chronic diseases similar to those seen in humans. Research indicates that almost half of all cats and dogs are now obese, and that these numbers are expected to rise in coming years as more pets (like humans) live less active lifestyles and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest private sector healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the market pioneer in post-acute medical and rehabilitative care in the UAE, expands its footprint throughout UAE and becomes the first to offer its gamut of services to the Northern Emirates at Al Zahra Hospital – Sharjah.
The move follows the company’s legacy as a first mover in the long-term care sector, expanding its accredited patient-centric protocols to serve the communities of Sharjah and the ......read more
Government entities and leading experts lead a comprehensive programme of activities to help keep staff safe and well
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE's oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, wrapped up comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety activities last week.
The week-long employee engagement initiative, aimed at creating awareness and educating the work force on best practice in occupational health & safety, brought Civil Defense, Dubai Police, the ......read more
UAE, 19 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented the UAE at the Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices held in Egypt under the theme ‘The Future Begins Today.’ Among the event’s attendees are H.E. Dr. Ahmed Radi, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population; H.E. Dr Ali Hyasat, former Jordanian Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Manea, former Saudi Minister of Health; Dr. Hisham bin Sa'ad Al-Judaei, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Food & Drugs Authority (SFDA); H.E. Dr. Nasser AlQahtani, Director General of the Arab ......read more
UAE, 19 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has revealed the completion of the final phase of training for the last batch of private sector hospital staff on how to utilize the Mawardna system. The move will allow participants to develop strategic plans-of-action that can be implemented during emergency, crises and disaster operations in the UAE--enhancing emergency preparedness, which is essential in achieving rapid response, recovery and continuity of health services during these situations.
The importance of Mawardna system is that it offers a digital ......read more
Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public from April 19 to 26 to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April
Leading dentists focus on prevention as oral cancer progresses rapidly if undetected
Snö Dental experts give their top tips to avoiding Oral Cancer
Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2018: Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
In an effort to shed light on the importance of prevention when it comes to oral cancer, the Abu Dhabi based practice is offering the screening from April 19 to ......read more
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain finds slipped discs are more common in lower back and affects twice as many men as women aged 30 to 50 in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 18th April, 2018: The spine consists of multiple bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebra there are protective circular pads called discs that contains a softer gel-like substance. The discs help maintain the back's flexibility and wide range of movement. A slipped disc – known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – occurs when one of the ......read more
UAE, 16 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in cooperation with Dubai National Air Transport Association (Dnata), one of the largest suppliers of combined air services in the world, successfully organized the 9th Travel Road Exhibition. The event, which was participated in by international travel and tourism companies, aimed at providing the best travel, tourism and hotel offers for employees of the Ministry and their families as well, including key services that can suit their needs. The exhibition was held in line with MOHAP's continuing efforts to achieve high ......read more
United Arab Emirates, April 12, 2018: Al Mariffa Medical Center, a state of the art multi-disciplinary dental and health care delivery center located in Dubai and Sharjah, is now one of the few certified clinics in the UAE using customized lingual orthodontic treatment and officially using ebrace lingual orthodontic system. ebrace lingual orthodontic system incorporates the latest technology of CAD- CAM, used to effectively treat patients.
The dental facility offers customized lingual orthodontic brackets, which are processed with a complete computerized technology.
The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a ......read more
Sustainability makes its way into the food, water and energy nexus
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects.
The collaboration was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer ......read more
Despite progress, thousands of newborns are still dying from a preventable disease
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D Immunoglobulins to prevent Rh sensitisation, a condition that can occur during pregnancy in Rh negative women and can lead to Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN).
Hemolytic Disease is often ......read more
FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is restoring the lives of thousands of women
April 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE: “The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is training 52 surgeons to treat obstetric fistula in 19 countries of Africa and Asia through its Fistula Surgery Training Initiative,” says Johan Vos, FIGO’s Chief Executive. “Collectively these surgeons have performed more than 6,000 fistula repair operations, helping thousands of women in these countries regain their lives from this debilitating condition ......read more
Early diagnosis of uterine cancer can save women from fertility loss
World over, an increasing number of women in reproductive years falling prey to the disease
Obese women are 10 times more likely to suffer from endometrial/uterine cancer, other causes include hypertension and diabetes
April 3, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome – a prevalent condition among the women in the UAE – can increasingly put women at risk of uterine cancer, reducing their chances of fertility.
Moreover, PCOS is also a significant cause behind ......read more
Rare case has seen only 120 nasal chondromas reported to date globally
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March, 2018: 43-year-old, Xavier, was treated by Surgeons at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai for a very rare case of chondroma, a benign cartilaginous tumour of the nose.
This case is so rare that globally the number of cases of nasal chondroma has not exceeded 120.
The patient was originally diagnosed with a benign tumour arising from the nasal cartilage. After a successful operation, the entire tumour was removed, allowing the patient to regain a normal nasal ......read more
Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018: Women have always been warned that the older they are, the greater the risk of health problems for them and their babies - but a new study indicates that older fathers can also affect the baby's health.
The study explores how children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers.
The research explains that faults in the man’s DNA are a key driver for rare childhood diseases such as autism and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2018: Have you ever suffered from itchy dry skin and feel like there is no cure? Then you are not alone.
It could be that you are suffering from eczema, a skin condition that it is very common around the globe.
The hot and dry conditions of the UAE mean that symptoms can be exacerbated.
In general, terms “eczema” and “dermatitis” are used interchangeably.
Eczema is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition and is most common in people with a family history of allergic disorders such as ......read more
One-third of the participants were found to be severely obese, more than 33 percent were obese and 28 percent were mild obese at the time of registration
Hospital will be organizing live Yoga classes and diet and exercise demonstrations on March 31st and April 14th
Weekly tips and advice by RAK Hospital specialists on a group social networking platforms for further encouragement and guidance
Millennials the most overweight generation on record
March 28th, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Hundreds of participants across the UAE convert to a healthy lifestyle as the Biggest ......read more
March 27, 2018 United Arab Emirates: Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus.
When the pressure on these vessels increases, they swell and turn into small lumps.
These lumps vary in size and can be formed inside or outside the anus. Hemorrhoids can develop as a result of repeated pressure when defecating.
Dr. Dr. Diethart Bayer is a Fellow of the German Society of General Surgery.
He has been a participant in the European Society for the treatment of problems of the anus and intestines and coordinator of the German Society for the treatment of varicose ......read more
Dubai, 26th March, 2018: Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Healthcare Industry report. The report covers the recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry, along with Alpen Capital’s outlook until 2022. It also profiles some of the prominent healthcare companies in the region, highlighting their financial and valuation metrics.
“GCC healthcare industry continues to offer a wide gamut of investment opportunities. Though traditionally regional governments played an instrumental role in building the sector, shrinking oil revenues have ......read more
This two-day event featuring lectures, workshops and live surgeries is a first for the UAE and underlies the UAE’s leadership in the field of arthroscopic knee surgery
Surgeons from Russia, China, India, Ukraine, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Norway, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt will attend the symposium at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018: The International Knee & Joint Centre, in association with Smith & Nephew, hosted over 100 leading surgeons from across the World for a Knee Arthroscopy ......read more
According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis (TB) is among the top 10 causes of death globally
Annually, 3.1 million lives are saved worldwide as a result of early diagnosis and treatment of TB
National Reference Laboratory (NRL) provides a high-quality liquid culture TB testing methodology that supports the accurate and early diagnosis and treatment of TB
NRL’s Center of Excellence for Tuberculosis Testing complies with Biosafety Level 3 laboratory standards and is capable of safely testing for a variety of infectious diseases, ......read more
Demonstration led by world leading medics from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals focusing on new diagnostic techniques
60 million in the Middle East may be at risk of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and other lung diseases
Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2018: With the increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases in the Middle East, doctors from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals (RB&HH), the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung centre, highlighted the latest medical innovations at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention Training and Development ......read more
UAE, March 24, 2018 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), organized an event in celebration of World Tuberculosis Day, under the slogan ‘We need leaders to create a world free from Tuberculosis.’ The event was held to create awareness about the seriousness of Tuberculosis, to identify its symptoms and ways of transmission. It aimed to highlight the ministry's efforts in implementing the National Tuberculosis Control Program by providing free health care to all TB patients, right from diagnosing the disease, through treatment and follow-up, to full recovery. Awareness ......read more
Key subjects at the conference: reducing pre-term birth, maternal nutrition, gynecologic cancers, IVF, advances in prenatal diagnosis; role of vitamin D in fertility, innovations in medical abortion, menopause and metabolic syndrome.
More than 800 experts to converge at the 3-day FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa
Over 40 speakers from world over, including the ministers from MENA region
Globally, post-partum hemorrhage accounts for about 35% of all maternal deaths, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality
March 22, 2018 Dubai, ......read more
UAE, March 21, 2018 - The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), have launched a hepatitis C awareness campaign under the slogan ‘Ready To Be Hepatitis C Cured’. The campaign was announced during the HCV Majlis held today March 21st, 2018, under the Patronage and attendance of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, MOHAP’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics, and supported by the Dubai Health Authority and Gilead Sciences.
The educational campaign aims to raise awareness among ......read more
UAE, March 21, 2018 - Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector at Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Executive Committee of National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer, the subcommittee of the National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer has successfully conducted a meeting aimed at implementing and following up on its programs and activities for the year 2018. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialized Healthcare Department, along with other ......read more
Dubai, March 20, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, ICJR Middle East 2018 will hold its sixth edition from March 22 – 24 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.
The sixth edition of ICJR will focus on technological advancements and create inroads towards the next steps in joint reconstruction. This year, ICJR ME 2018 attracts over 1500 delegates including prominent speakers, orthopedic surgeons, trainees, nurses and students from more ......read more
The initiative successfully screened 1315 participants in Dubai and Sharjah detecting 16 positive results since it started in 2015
‘Screen and Survive’ supports an element of the UAE Vision 2021 in which the country aims to be one of the world's best in providing quality and sustainable healthcare services
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group launched today its ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign in its third edition in the honourable presence of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2018 – Keeping abreast of trade partners’ health status through their published reports on the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Department of Animal Development & Health at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a temporary ban on live birds from Bulgaria.
The move follows reports of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus in Bulgaria. MOCCAE announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures:
Temporarily banned the import of all ......read more
CMRC’s ICU Rehab Symposium 2018 sheds light on the importance of Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care
Dubai, 11 March 2018: The Cambridge ICU Rehab Symposium 2018, organized by Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, UAE’s leading rehabilitation and post-acute care provider, was held at The Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. The symposium, which was attended by over 150 healthcare professionals from the GCC and surrounding regions, was the first of its kind platform in the UAE that covered unique and multidisciplinary approach ......read more
British Orchard Nursery educate parents on Sleep Therapy for Children
Sleep deprivation can result in lack of retention power, hyperactivity and violent outburst, affects concentration and slows down problem solving skills
One hour of sleep loss at night can set back cognitive abilities by two years
March 11, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Sleeping is a learnt behaviour and parents should begin setting a sleep pattern for toddlers as young as six to eight weeks old for optimum developmental growth, advise experts. Understanding the need for proper sleep among toddlers and children, ......read more
UAE is among the first countries in the world to introduce the first targeted biologics
The incidence of atopic dermatitis has increased by 2- to 3-fold during the past decades in industrialized countries
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2018 – Under the patronage of the Emirates Dermatology Society, Sanofi today announced the launch of an innovative therapy, that is seen to significantly help adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD). After receiving a fast-track approval by the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE is one of the first few countries in ......read more
Telemedicine use to be the key component of the alliance, will bring best affordable care to patients
UAE healthcare group’s collaboration with leading US healthcare provider will bring expertise in clinical operations, educational services, and digital innovation
March 8th, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Continuing its efforts to bring world-class expertise and clinical care to the doorstep of UAE residents, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) based Arabian Healthcare Group has formed a strategic alliance with Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare providers based in the United ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 7, 2018: Doctors at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed women’s health issues to mark International Women’s Day, which takes place every year on the 8th of March.
Doctors from Dubai Health Authority highlighted that despite massive advances in maternal health; one of the biggest challenge facing women of childbearing age in this region is obesity.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Many women are now benefitting from massive improvements in care during pregnancy and childbirth introduced in the last ......read more
UAE, March 5, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular directing doctors practicing in the UAE private medical facilities to issue an electronic or printed medical prescription instead of handwritten ones within six months from the circular’s issuance date. The move will prevent the error of giving wrong medicines to patients by pharmacists due to illegible handwriting on prescriptions, which could lead to wrong medications being dispensed or incorrect doses recommended and this could in some cases cause serious complications. The circular is addressed to the ......read more
Research finds that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived
46.42% per cent of individuals sleep for seven hours per nighti
Studies reveal that 24% of UAE residents suffer from sleep disorders
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: Experts at Medcare are urging individuals to recognise symptoms of sleep disorders and take timely action to avoid negative effects of sleep deprivation on physical and emotional wellbeing.
“Sleep deprivation is a serious concern affecting a great majority of individuals residing in the UAE. Unfortunately, ......read more
In 2017, 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 had type 2 diabetes and 30% of deaths in UAE are due to cardiovascular disease
Type 2 Diabetes has a major public health impact due to rapid economic growth, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which are all characteristic to the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 February 2018- Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently held a symposium in collaboration with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The event, which ......read more
Arab nationals suffer from one of the highest rates of genetic disease in the world
Rare disease day is marked on the last day of February every year. This year’s theme is ‘Research’
27 February 2018, Dubai, UAE: This Rare Disease Day, experts are calling for increased research to unlock the answer to rare diseases which will, in turn, help the 25 million patients from the Middle East living with rare disease .
There are more than 6000 known rare diseases, of different prevalence rates, and this number is continuously growing . Most ......read more
Premier Mark McGowan of Western Australia will be traveling to UAE, the largest trading partner in the GCC and will be meeting senior government officials in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The visit aims to further enhance the AED8.4 billion trade relationship between the two countries.
“I am pleased to announce the Premier of the largest State in Australia which is also the largest mineral and grain exporter, with three out of four Australian universities in UAE from his State, will be conducting his first visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This visit demonstrates the importance of the UAE ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 26, 2018: Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, participated in the TEDxMIS conference that was held recently in Bahamas. The world-renowned independently-organized TED event - TEDxMIS featured the world's leading thinkers and doers in the field of Implant Dentistry.
Making the most of this opportunity to present Hikma Medical Center’s world-class capabilities, extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of dentistry, Dr. Anas Aloum, Consultant in Prosthodontics & Aesthetics at Hikma Medical ......read more
UAE, February 24, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in partnership with Nakheel malls, to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. The initiative forms part of the Ministry’s strategy to outsource health screening services to expatriate workers in partnership with the private sector.
H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant ......read more