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    Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and preventing disease

    40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018:  Leading global health and wellness benefits provider Aetna International has released a paper Bespoke health promotion: How personalisation is transforming health, which examines the importance of bringing together health and lifestyle data with advances in genetic profiling and ......read more

    Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

    Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.   The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will have the rights to promote, market and sell the product to diabetes clinics and patients in the GCC. Julphar will be responsible for all sales, marketing, customer ......read more

    Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan.  The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left an influential mark in raising awareness of Autism and who have positively contributed to empowering individuals with Autism and integrating them into society.   In his opening speech, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay

    DHA partners include Nature Valley. Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.    Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China.  The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place last week at City Walk, Dubai.    Dr Fahad Baslaib, Interventional Cardiologist and CEO of Rashid Hospital said, “We are proud of breaking this record and in turn raising awareness about the importance of regular exercise.  ......read more

    Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first anniversary

    Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018:   To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery. Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate Emirati values and culture into their artwork, and how they envision the future of the UAE. The theme of the exhibition revolves around reliving the past, while keeping an eye on the present and into the future.  The exhibition will feature ......read more

    Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE

    There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the UAE.   “There’s been a misconception that only smoking causes lung cancer. However, it is to be noted that in addition to smoking, exposure to radon gas, air pollution and having a family history can increase the chance of lung cancer,” said Dr Humaid ......read more

    Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD) Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD. Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease. The public was invited to receive free cholesterol screenings onsite and view a video broadcast on the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa.   More than 1500 people took part in the free cholesterol screening  Dubai, United ......read more

    No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai

    Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018:   Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday. Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the stacked duo took to the beach at Warehouse Gym to pump iron and catch some rays.  Cutler and Greene join an all-star cast for ......read more

    National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th

    December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE:   National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided. Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31,  this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with health insurance plans that have a long exclusion list of tests and treatments. Aiming to ensure quality healthcare services accessible to everyone, National Hospital and New National Medical Centre have been organizing various drives throughout the year. ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference in Abu Dhabi today (30th November)

    The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference. Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference titled, ‘Latest Advancements in Enhancing Success Rates in ART, Anno – 2018’ brought together some of the foremost researchers to present their findings on key areas pertaining to reproductive ......read more

    Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness

    RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.  Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc problems at four levels and numbness in his upper limbs. When multiple pain killers failed to provide long-tern relief, Gupta sought medical help at RAK Hospital. Things took a turn for the worse when the patient developed sudden weakness in his left ......read more

    Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence

    Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer. While lung cancer can occur in non-smokers, it remains largely a smoking-related disease. The best way to prevent it is by not smoking (including cigarettes, cigars, and most relevant to Lebanon, Nargileh). ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate.  The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies. As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and pilot projects at DHA hospitals to see how this technology can be incorporated in Dubai HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “DHA is keen on fostering innovation and implementing the latest technology across its healthcare ......read more

    PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.

    DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.   The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre.  DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.    DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott MacDonald as the technical adviser and Allen&Overy as the legal and transaction adviser, to help select a suitably qualified private-sector partner.     Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death across the ......read more

    UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health awareness month

    Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.  In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” category.  SPOTCHECK aims to reach consumers through corporate wellness, occupational health & safety and CSR initiatives.  Dubai, UAE (November 21,  2018) -   A UAE-based company has launched an innovative preventative health screening ......read more

    Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats

    Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts  Dubai, 20 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.  Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.   With spectacular views, breathtaking light installations, lively music and an invigorating ambience, the past editions of Core Beats have received an overwhelming response with over 1,500 participants in total so far.  The upcoming edition of the ......read more

    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE

    Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. Gurudev, who was in the UAE on the invitation of the Fujairah government, conducted series of talks and workshops across the UAE, teaching thousands of people the art of de-stressing themselves. The events, held in Fujairah, Sharjah and Dubai left a ......read more

    UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

    The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more

    Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

    DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management. Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one session, letting the music move them down a path to wellness and diabetes management and prevention. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the ......read more

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

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion. Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tailor-made programs comprised numerous workshops in the region to help people cope with trauma of war, loss of lives and possessions and of being ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ award for his innovative leadership and unwavering efforts, both of which leave behind immensely satisfied guests and inject passion into the hotels teams and employees. The outstanding 5-star hotel boasts 279 ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens to Millennials – happily dance, skip and run their way through the 5k route in their Hero Capes…and what a route it was! In the all-new Super Zone, Color Runners soared to new heights against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline while the ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Top Swiss Doctors Shed Light on Cardiovascular Disease Which Kills 17.7 Million Every year

    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

    A Face Transplant Operation is a Demonstration of Advanced Surgery and High Technology

    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

    Health & Fitness tips and advice by the experts at Fitness First

    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

    Hospital Celebrates Motherhood; Offers Free Delivery Packages

    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

    Poor nutrition is the leading cause of diseases in furry friends

    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

    NMC ProVita Launches First Internationally Accredited Long-term Care and Rehabilitative Services Program to the Northern Emirates

    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

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises invests in worker welfare with Occupational Health & Safety Week

    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

    Ministry of Health and Prevention joins Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices

    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

    Ministry of Health and Prevention trains private sector hospitals on how to utilize ‘Mawardna system'

    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

    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 ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds Travel Road Exhibition

    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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    6000 Fistula surgeries celebrated at the FIGO Regional Congress in Dubai

     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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention steps up efforts to combat Tuberculosis

    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

    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, ......read more

    The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society and Ministry of Health & Prevention launch health awareness campaign about Hepatitis C Virus

    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

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes meeting for subcommittee of the national indicator of cardiovascular diseases

    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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority doctors raise awareness on women's health to mark International Women's Day 2018.

    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

    Ministry of Health & Prevention issues circular directing all doctors to issue electronic printed medical prescriptions in private medical facilities

    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

    Medcare Doctors Urge UAE Residents to Recognize the Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    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

    Medical experts gathered to highlight the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the UAE

    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

    Local and international experts call for increased genetic research to support the 25 million people living with rare disease in the Middle East

    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

    Western Australia Premier's maiden visit to UAE aims at boosting its AED8.4 billion trade relationship

    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

    Hikma Medical Centre makes a mark at TEDxMIS conference in Bahamas

    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

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches medical examination center for residency in Ibn Battuta Mall in partnership with Nakheel Malls

    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

    DRYP for Free!

    New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies    Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.     Choose between any of the following classes:    Friday 2nd March 10.30am Hot Yoga ......read more

    The miraculous birth at German Medical Center

    German Medical Center FZ-LLC story of the miraculous birth. German Medical Center FZ-LLC specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center medical professionals reform all vital aspects of your healthcare. German Medical Center FZ-LLC located at Dubai Healthcare City, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Clinic 302 & 404. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center the Dubai-based ......read more

    German Medical Center makes new discoveries in Osteosarcoma in Children

    Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, ......read more

    Don't call, just click for an ambulance

    Innovative mobile App, Tawari, promises rapid medical assistance   SHARJAH, Feb 20 , 2018 –   A new mobile App promises patients with chronic illness reduced waiting time at hospital and easy way to call an ambulance. Developed by a student of Skyline University College Sharjah, the App called ‘Tawari’ is currently on display at the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the UAE Innovation Month being celebrated in Sharjah from February 15-21.   The App is one of the 12 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage ......read more

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