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    Free Screening and Top Prevention Tips Offered for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    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 26 and has identified eight top tips to avoid the disease – which is notoriously difficult to detect.   While oral cancer is not a rare disease, it is particularly dangerous because it tends to go unnoticed. The potential for death ......read more

    The Truth about Slipped Discs in the UAE

    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 discs is damaged and presses on the nerves. This can cause back pain and neck pain. When asked to address the causes of a slipped disc, Dr. Sumit Batra, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Al Ain said, “There are a number of ......read more

    Lingual Orthodontic Treatment now a reality at Al Mariffa Medical Center

    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 orthodontic arch wires are bended with the robot to overcome the shortcomings of a standard bracket. The invisible system improves patience comfort while simplifying orthodontic treatment.  Al Mariffa Medical Center strives to use the most ......read more

    Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness

    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 harmonious relationship among employees.  Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more

    ICBA, Dubai Carbon team up for sustainability projects

    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 of DCCE. Through this partnership, both organisations agreed to cooperate in technical research, knowledge sharing, capacity building and project development. The collaboration includes reviewing technical aspects of research projects of mutual ......read more

    50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A MATERNAL HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH

    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 fatal for the fetus or newborn and can cause late miscarriage, stillbirth, early post-natal death and life-long disabilities in surviving babies.  Fifty years ago, the discovery of Anti-D Immunoglobulins was a medical breakthrough that resulted ......read more

    FIGO Dubai Congress to witness launch of the Global Fistula Surgery Training Initiative

    Program to train 52 surgeons, to help thousands of women in 19 countries of Africa and Asia The condition affects two million women in 55 low resource countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia April 8th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:    The upcoming FIGO Congress in Dubai being held from 11th-13th April, will witness the launch of FIGO’s global initiative. “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 which if ......read more

    Women with PCOS have higher chances of developing uterine cancer, say experts

    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 obesity, another major reason for uterine cancer. As per a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute last year, between 1978 and 2013, endometrial cancer diagnoses have increased in 26 of 43 countries, mainly due to increasing ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai's Surgeons treat rare nasal tumour

    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 function.  Ahead of the patient’s hospital admission, the patient had a history of nasal blockages and nasal discharge for a period of six months. Based on CT scans taken of Xavier’s nasal sinuses, it became clear that the patient had a mass ......read more

    Fathering a child late in life could lead to genetic disorders in the offspring

    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 schizophrenia. These figures mean that a child born to 30-year-old parents would, on average, inherit 11 new mutations from the mother, but 45 from the father. Research suggests that a father aged 20 passes, on average, approximately 25 mutations, ......read more

    UAE Climate Leading to High Incidence of Skin Condition

    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 asthma, rhinitis or hay fever, since these conditions are based on genetics. In eczema, skin becomes red, dry, itchy and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed, or crust over – causing extreme discomfort. In more severe cases, the skin ......read more

    RAK Hospital's Biggest Loser Challenge gains momentum as participants shed weight

    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 Loser Challenge initiated by RAK Hospital last month gains further momentum. Now half way in its journey, the 10-week contest has been a huge success, motivating UAE residents to lose weight, backed by constant encouragement and practical guidance ......read more

    What to do if you have hemorrhoids

    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 veins.  German Medical Center is a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients. With an eye toward the emotional ......read more

    Alpen Capital forecasts steady growth for the GCC Healthcare Industry

    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 slowed spending. At the same time, the role of private sector is increasing, encouraged by government incentives, mandatory health insurance and other reforms. Given the changing demographic and epidemiologic structure, mandatory health insurance, and ......read more

    International Knee Surgeons Gather for First of Its Kind Event in UAE Symposium Featuring Live Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries Hosted by Dr Charles H Brown Jr

    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 Live Surgery Symposium at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi. The Symposium, held on 24-25 March, 2018, was led by Dr Charles Brown Jr., MD, Director of the International Knee & Joint Center.  Dr Brown, a member of the prestigious  ACL ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory is Improving Patient Care and Outcomes in the UAE with Advanced Tuberculosis Testing Technology

      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, including SARS Coronavirus and Yellow Fever Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  On the occasion of World Tuberculousis Day (March 24, 2018), National Reference Laboratory, a Mubadala company, is directly ......read more

    Doctors from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals present innovative medical innovations to UAE's Ministry of Health to help fight and prevent respiratory diseases

    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 Centre. The session was led by Dr. Andre Simon, Director of heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist devices, Consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr. Peter George, a consultant ......read more

    Medical ethics concerning women's health to be highlighted at the upcoming Dubai Congress

    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, UAE:  With focus on the ethics and practices concerning women’s physical, mental and reproductive health; the upcoming FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa will raise many poignant issues. Having member societies in 130 ......read more

    Spotlight on technological advancements at the 6th International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Middle East (ICJR ME)

    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 than 50 countries. The event features a three-day conference with seminars, free papers and abstracts on surgical techniques and advanced tips on Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Sports Injuries and Ask the experts sessions; alongside running a Cadaver ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital launches “Screen and Survive” free colorectal cancer screening campaign

      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 Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority. The campaign offers free screenings that are open to the public including residents and visitors from March 12th till April 30th 2018. The campaign aims to support the UAE’s national target of ......read more

    Move follows reports of outbreak of H5 bird flu virus

    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 species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from Bulgaria. Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the region of Dobric, ......read more

    UAE's first ICU Symposium attracts over 150 of GCCs top healthcare professionals

    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 discussions in providing early and comprehensive rehabilitation for critically ill patients.   The event featured keynote lectures and symposia, that shed light on various aspects of ICU clinical care, with emphasis on the rehabilitation of ......read more

    Sleep deprivation in children can lead to obesity and diabetes

    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, the British Orchard Nursery organised a ‘sleep therapy session’ to educate parents on importance of a full night, restful sleep in youngsters. The session highlighted the various ways to inculcate good sleeping habits to help parents ......read more

    Sanofi introduces innovative therapy to help address high unmet medical needs of patients with moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis in the UAE

    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 the world to make the therapy available to patients.    “Launching healthcare innovations in the UAE is high on the agenda of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, and we have taken significant steps in the past years to ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group and Dignity Health USA team up to expand world-class clinical excellence to the UAE

    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 States.Through this collaboration, the Arabian Healthcare Group and its subsidiaries that include flagship RAK Hospital, RAK Medical Centers, RAK Diabetes Centers and several other entities, will provide more advanced medical services in the area of ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Dubai Hospital advocates importance of early detection of kidney disease.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018:   Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital’s nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.  As per 2016 statistics, the hospital performed about 33,000 dialysis sessions for about 250 patients. Of these, diabetics make up 45 to 48 per cent of the total number of patients on dialysis.  In 2017, the hospital performed about 35,337 dialysis sessions for about 260 patients. Of these,  45 to 48 per cent were diabetic.  Dr Amna Khalifa Al Hadari, head of the nephrology ......read more

    Sharjah to host region's only show for visual disability tech

    Sight Me 3 to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from Feb 13-15, 2018 Sharjah, 11 January ,2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah will host the third edition of Sight ME, the region’s only exhibition for visual disability technologies from February 13 to 15, 2018. The first of its kind event for the blind and visually impaired in the region, the exhibition which is organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. “This is very significant event for the entire region and Expo Centre Sharjah is proud to host the third edition of the show, especially since it supports ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Director-General chairs brainstorming meeting, reduction in patient waiting time and patient happiness discussed.

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  A high-level meeting chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed a number of important short and long term measures to reduce patient waiting-time across all DHA facilities.  Al Qutami also highlighted that the patient journey, patient satisfaction and happiness is a top priority.  The meeting was attended top executives from the DHA’s various sectors, hospitals, primary healthcare centres and included members from the innovation and ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to double capacity of labour and delivery suite.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2018: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children will begin expansion of its facilities this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum announces key speakers.

    Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018:  Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Dubai Health Forum in January 2018, said a top health official. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, earlier announced that the forum will be held from January 15-16 featuring over 33 international speakers from 22 countries.  “The forum is in alignment with the goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 and will showcase new technology and innovations ......read more

    Pure Health and Immucor Sign 5 Year Distribution Agreement for UAE

    Dubai, UAE, January 04, 2018:  Pure Health Medical Supplies and Immucor Inc. have signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE. In a unified vision for advanced patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through reagents, scalable automation and data management solutions. The goal is to improve the overall patient experience and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across UAE in the field of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics.  The agreement ensures the UAE gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improved ......read more

    Medical Tubing Shows Its Custom-designed Films and Tubes at Arab Health 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: MEDICAL TUBING is specialised in clean-room thermoplastic extrusion of flexible tubing and flexible plastic sheets used to manufacture medical pouches. MEDICAL TUBING is the only French manufacturer offering medical PVC compounds, tubes and sheets for medical sector players: laboratories and manufacturers of medical devices. Operating in the medical sector for 30 years, MEDICAL TUBING has its own compounding unit thanks to which it is able to offer a wide range of raw materials and medical-grade PVC compounds, including phthalate-free. ......read more

    Labelians (Cml-id Group): a Comprehensive Pre-analytical Offering, From Sampling to Transport

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018:  On February 5-9, 2018, CML-ID will be exhibiting at the France Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. Specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices, consumables, equipment and services, the group will present its comprehensive offering for clinical laboratories. CML-ID's range includes a full pre-analytical offering. CML-ID's pre-analytical solutions address all the factors that might influence sample results prior to analysis. Sampling quality and sample transport are two of the strategic challenges facing ......read more

    Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia's Home Healthcare market

    With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East. Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory ......read more

    Recent study: Dubai's total fertility rate in 2016 at 5.2 for nationals and 1.7 for non-national women

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority carries out needs assessment for eye health and cancer care in the Emirate in 2017.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017:  The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate.  Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough ......read more

    DHA announces healthcare facilities timings during New Year Holiday.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018. Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days. All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid ......read more

    Dialysis Centre to be built in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai. The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited. The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients who are suffering from kidney failure and need dialysis. The centre will also provide state-of-the-art preventive services in the field of ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority

    Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was part of the Shifaa initiative that aims to support health facilities in providing treatment to patients with bad debts.  Disbursed from AMAF’s health endowment that allocated AED ......read more

    Dr. Sanjay Parashar launches the Arabic version of his book “Revealing The Skin I am In”

    Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017:   Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to choose a surgeon or a clinic, given the number of choices. Hence to help people make the right and informed decision, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic ......read more

    France's renowned scientist and technical experts renew their presence at MEDLAB 2018

    17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments 35% of new companies participating for the first time Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 -  17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France's range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the ......read more

    DHA conducts training workshop for private school staff on assisting children with medical conditions.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.  More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.  The training was conducted by school health experts, members from the Noor Dubai Foundation, doctors from Dubai Diabetes Centre, experts from the Mental Health Program, DHA’s public health and ......read more

    Cetaphil celebrates 70 years of healthy skin in Middle East'

    Dubai, 20 December 2017:  Galderma is delighted to announce that 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Cetaphil, their dermatologically formulated skincare range which is clinically proven to strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin ensuring healthy skin. Cetaphil Middle East has proudly hosted an event to commemorate the 70-year success of Cetaphil. The event has taken place in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel on the 13th of December and has been attended by members of the skincare industry, researchers, pharmacists, healthcare professionals and officials from the Ministry of ......read more

    Emirates Dermatology Society And Novartis Launch ‘Skin To Live In' A Groundbreaking Campaign For People Living With Psoriasis

    Dubai, 19 December, 2017 –   The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) and Novartis, launched today ‘Skin To Live In’  -  a groundbreaking campaign bringing hope and inspiration to people living with psoriasis, one of the world’s most prevalent autoimmune skin disorders, and creating greater public awareness.  “Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, autoimmune disease that affects about one adult in 50, or 125 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common autoimmune skin disorders,” said Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, President ......read more

    DHA to implement citywide Emergency and Crisis Management Nerve Centre

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a MoU with Avanza Solutions to implement a citywide Emergency & Crisis Management Nerve Center. The MoU was signed by H.E Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and Waqas Mirza, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer Avanza Solutions. The MoU is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and the Dubai Future Foundation, for ......read more

    French medical expertise back in Dubai on the occasion of Arab health 2018

    1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies  30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants United Arab Emirates;December 18, 2017 -  130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more

    Pure Health awarded the Special Award by Siemens Healthineers Middle East

    Dubai, December 18, 2017:  Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare services company dedicated to Empowering Healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better was recently awarded a special honour by Siemens Healthineers Middle East. The Award was presented by Mr. Kay Zwingenberger Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Africa and Mr. Romain Fournials, Vice President of Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, to Mr.  Adnan Asif, Pure Health’s Chief Operating Officer.  The award comes as a result of the Pure Health’s ......read more

    DHA strategy achievements

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  As the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 completes almost two years of implementation, DHA experts to evaluate its success in improving healthcare services in the emirate and to understand its impact on the overall health sector.   “DHA’s Dubai Health Strategy has 2016-2021 has three key goals”, says Fatima Abbas, Director of Health Policy and Strategy at the DHA. “These are: drive innovation and ensure governance, protect and improve population health and ensure patient happiness by providing world-class health services. These ......read more

    DHA DG discusses private-government partnership at summit

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted the successful experience of the United Arab Emirates in  partnership between the two sectors (government and private),  He highlighted the great role and vision of the UAE leaders in the development of the country. Al Qutami discussed this during the main meeting of 4th Arab Conference on Administrative Reform and Development held at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, recently. The conference took ......read more

    Al Qutami: Dubai has established itself as a main center in the pharmaceutical market in the region.

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, confirmed that Dubai is an essential and influential player in the pharmaceutical sector and that it has established itself as a main Centre for the pharmaceutical sector in the region. Al Qutami said that DHA is focused on further development and strengthening of this vital field of medicine and that the Authority pays significant importance to the development of import, distribution and storage systems of medicines and that it works with local and global ......read more

    Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

    Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018   United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2017:  Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018. Balance it out: The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight ......read more

    Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai Announces New Yoga Sessions

    Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2017: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has launched a brand-new holistic spa that balances body, mind and soul. From 16th December, Soul Wellness & Spa, that offers indulgent bespoke therapies, will introduce new poolside yoga classes each Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 6.45am. Held on the property’s 54th floor terrace, they are priced AED 80 per session. The venue opens daily from 8am to 10pm, while spa treatments start at 9am.  ...read more

    Pump Up Your Energy Level This December with H2GO

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2017:   The festive season has arrived and leaves you with long working days and lengthier nights. The hectic schedule takes a toll on your body and leaves you feeling sluggish and grumpy. What can you do to energise yourself? Enter H2GO, launched by QNET, a prominent Asian direct selling company, to rid you off exhaustion and fatigue, instantly boosting your energy levels, and keeping you charged up for all the fun activities this December.   H2GO is an instant energy booster and contains anti-fatigue tablets that converts plain ......read more

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Health Authority announced 2nd Edition of Dubai Health Forum 2018

    UAE, Dubai - December 13, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum, which will take place on January 15-16, 2018 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. The first edition of the forum in 2017 attracted over 2,200 attendees from 16 countries with over 40 speakers, 4 workshops, 8 panel sessions and 11 health talks over the course of two days. Attendees included high-level speakers ......read more

    Abu Dhabi forum presents advances and innovative solutions in fight against childhood obesity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 13 December 2017 –  The fight against childhood obesity has found strong and determined allies in both public and private sectors globally, and has spurred new approaches aimed at addressing the growing cases of obesity among children throughout the world. Seeking to find new ways to solve childhood obesity, the first Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity Forum, organised by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi in partnership with MEED, has invited local and international experts and advocates who presented the very latest initiatives designed ......read more

    To Support UAE Sustainability Goals, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Decreases Water Usage by 30 Percent

    Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017:   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region.  Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is charged with cutting its reliance on desalination plants. The hospital reduced the amount of domestic water it was using by 30 percent - saving more than four Olympic swimming pools worth of water ......read more

    Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress

    “Meet the Experts in Men’s Health on the Public Day this Wednesday” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first edition of Men’s Health Congress, focusing exclusively on men’s health, will be held from the 13th to the 15th of December this year, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.  The 3-day Men’s Health Congress ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Basmah, the Dubai Initiative for treating cancer.

    Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan. All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for screening as per international best practice screening criteria and thus treatment of these three types of cancer. Types of cancers covered are: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. This has been ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah welcomes its first-ever fertility clinic

    RAK Hospital and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services to RAK, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah   December 10, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Residents of Ras Al Khaimah will now have access to comprehensive fertility services as Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, a company of Bourn Hall International, and RAK Hospital partner to launch the first fertility clinic in the Emirate. The collaboration ensures top-of-the-line IVF consultancy and intervention at the doorstep of RAK residents, who were earlier travelling to other ......read more

    BMI Blindness in Childhood Obesity

    87% do not realise that diet is a huge (80%) contributing factor to a healthy BMI Only 15% know that a child’s puppy fat converts into real weight by the ages of 10 to 11 years old   Dubai, 10th December, 2017:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE today announced the results of a study it commissioned to assess awareness levels of parents in the Emirates around child obesity, with a focus on body mass index (BMI)*, their children’s eating habits, as well as their perception of puppy fat. The study is part of an effort to better understand ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre recognised by International Diabetes Federation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Diabetes Centre, a multidisciplinary diabetes management facility, was recognised by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as a Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and as a Centre of Education.  IDF comprises of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries, and has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.  The Dubai Diabetes Centre is the first and only such centre recognized within the United Arab Emirates.  Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention meets UN team to discuss NCD prevention and control in UAE

    UAE, December 5, 2017- In the framework of strengthening preventive measures and reducing the rate of non-communicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) met with a UN interagency task force for Non communicable diseases to review UAE experiences and discuss national multi sectoral response. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, MOHAP said, the UAE seeks to strengthen international and regional cooperation to support the control of non-communicable diseases, namely (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic ......read more

    Dabur International wins ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award'

    December 2, 2017: Dabur International has bagged the ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ at the 4th GCC Best Employer Brand Awards for exemplifying exceptional human resource (HR) practices, policies, and strategies. Given by the Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group, this year’s Awards recognized leading GCC organizations with authentic employer brand and strong talent management, talent development, and talent innovation structure. The ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ is the latest in a string of accolades bestowed on Dabur International for ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches online system to check medication dosage

    UAE, December 2, 2017- As part of the ongoing ‘Wareed’ project, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that patients can verify the correct medication dosage via the ‘Cerner Millenium’ core application, which links all clinical, operational and administrative data of 15 government hospitals and more than 68 clinics in Dubai and the Northern Emirates into a unified system. H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry will continuously tap advanced health information systems to ensure quality ......read more

    Recent study: Dubai's total fertility rate in 2016 at 5.2 for nationals and 1.7 for non-national women

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in ......read more

    The seasonal influenza...What you need to know

    UAE, November 28, 2017 - As part of its strategy to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care in an innovative and sustainable environment to ensure community wellness, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) assured the community that with starting the influenza season, the recorded cases are among the expected at this time of the year and there is no unexpected increase in the numbers reported at the country level. MOHAP works with local health entities to strengthen national influenza response capacities including diagnostics, antiviral susceptibility monitoring, disease ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Bedaya programme for new recruits.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent initiative to help newly joined employees understand the mission, vision and functioning of the Authority so that they can add their creative inputs and help us achieve our vision of a healthier and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals details of ‘Visiting Doctors Program' for December 2017

    November 26, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2017 will cover Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. The participating doctors specializing in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT),  Pediatric Nephrology,  Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular surgery and Ophthalmology will provide consultation, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients of the ......read more

    Sheikh Mansoor Leads Star-studded DXB 24hour Walkathon

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of this unique community-focused event. Sheikh Mansoor was joined at the 7.30am start by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al ......read more

    Pure Health organizes a workshop to raise staff awareness about the Federal Pension Law

    Dubai, November 23, 2017:  In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector. The workshop was attended by ......read more

    World Anti-Obesity Day: Paediatric experts urge parents to understand the psychological effect of childhood obesity

    23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.    Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed ......read more

    Medcare Women and Children Hospital introduces safer technology for treatment of breast lumps in the Middle East

    The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.  The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Records Impressive 786,000 Registered Participants in Journey to Become Most Active City in the World

    Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped ......read more

    Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

    Dubai, November 19, 2017:  Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions. Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare. The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Closes to Resounding Success

    30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017:  The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of ......read more

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