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    ‘Take Water. Give Life'

    MonViso Water announces alliances with upcoming events to support its CSR collaborations  February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE: MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water will have a presence at major events in the UAE as it continues its “Take Water. Give Life” campaign, where for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.  The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 till January 2019, MonViso has donated the equivalent of 334,326 liters via the original donations program designed for Dubai’s hospitality industry by MonViso and Al Jalila Foundation.  MonViso is part of Desert Warrior Challenge, RAK ......read more

    Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

    Holds awareness campaigns to educate community about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2019:  Face painters and magicians visited Dubai Hospital today to meet children with cancer as part of the annual event that aims to bring them joy and cheer. Dubai Hospital and Mediclinic Middle East organised a campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day, which falls on February 15 every year.  Dubai Hospital doctors also held awareness campaigns to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, importance of timely detection and treatment options.  Dr. Maryam Al Rayes, CEO of Dubai Hospital inaugurated the campaign. Dr Hani Humad, Paediatric Oncologist at Dubai Hospital said, “Every year we mark this occasion to raise awareness about ......read more

    Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, - 21 February 2019:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is teaming up with UAE-based breast cancer awareness and screening initiative Pink Caravan to encourage all women and men across Abu Dhabi to get tested.   From 21st of February until 2nd of March, medical staff from Pink Caravan will offer women free advice and screening for breast cancer at a private booth in the Mall. Pink Caravan promotes early breast cancer detection, offering women of all ages free breast cancer screening. They will be sharing the message that the earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.    Visitors will also have a chance to speak to medical experts and learn about the disease, its causes, symptoms and methods of detection.   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi encourages all women to visit the fixed ......read more

    Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

    Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – which is a condition mainly diagnosed in infants. CHD is usually found in infants, however, the population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing and is estimated to grow at a rate of 6 percent per year* in developed countries while in the UAE it is at 3 to 5 percent. “This rare type of congenital heart disease effects approximately 5 out of 1000 infants born with the ......read more

    Mundipharma introduces new BETADINETM Cold Defence to quickly and effectively tackle common colds

    New BETADINETM Cold Defence exhibits antiviral properties1,2 and found to combat symptoms and reduce duration of common cold by 2 day s3,4 February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Millions of people all over the world will be suffering from common cold symptoms after contracting a cold this winter, particularly in the Middle East when the cooler temperatures can catch many people off-guard leaving them prone to bouts of seasonal sickness. The symptoms of a common cold include sneezing, runny nose, headache, and general malaise, with around half of sufferers also experiencing a sore throat and coughing5. Each year children can suffer from up to five colds with two to three colds affecting adults, which results in time off from school or work and considerable discomfort for the patient5. As part of its commitment to tackling some of the ......read more

    Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless

    Dubai, February 17, 2019—Banner Health, a Phoenix, Arizona based healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics in six states, has selected the CommScope Era C-RAN antenna system to deliver strong, consistent mobile coverage in its facilities.  Reliable wireless connectivity can be critical in hospitals, and Banner Health’s IT team wanted a solution that ensured coverage throughout the building. Banner Health had previously leased a distributed antenna system (DAS) but wanted a system that its IT staff could deploy and maintain. Based on the proven success of CommScope’s ION-E®, the all-digital Era runs over standard IT structured cabling infrastructure that is familiar to the IT team, and that can be leveraged for future services such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). It can even share fiber with other ......read more

    Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

    February 14, 2019 - Dubai UAE Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ’s electrical activity is affected.  Cardiac researchers can already record and analyse the heart’s electrical behaviour using optical and electrode mapping, but widespread use of these technologies is limited by a lack of appropriate software.  Computer and cardiovascular experts at the University of Birmingham have worked with counterparts in the UK, Netherlands and Australia to develop ......read more

    How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?

    Research reveals millennials have little experience or knowledge of heart disease   Aetna International survey finds 31% of millennials have no knowledge about heart disease 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check for heart disease 15% of millennials don’t know what is considered a symptom of heart disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 February 2019 – A poll undertaken by leading global health insurance services and health care company, Aetna International, has revealed almost a third (31%) of Millennials in the UAE are unaware of the causes or symptoms for heart disease, when cardiovascular disease is the leading cause for death in the region.    The research conducted through YouGov found that 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check ......read more

    Okadoc helps UAE patients find a doctor and book an appointment online instantly

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Finding the right doctor and scheduling an appointment could never be easier Making an instant booking for a confirmed appointment with the doctor who matches your exact requirements is now a reality for the first time in the UAE. Whether visiting okadoc.com or downloading the Okadoc app for iPhone or Android, people in need of medical care can quickly, simply and seamlessly discover the doctor they need, and make a confirmed appointment, at the time and location they prefer, on a fully automated platform and without any human intervention. Okadoc’s service comes at absolutely no cost to patients. What’s more, patients have all the practical information they need easily accessible at their fingertips, in one screen, to help them instantly make the right choice for them, based on ......read more

    Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition

    Pooja Srivastav awarded ‘Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her efforts to create toxin-free, sustainable body, buildings and structures in the UAE and across the world Rt. Honorable Paul Clark, Past Minister of State for Her Majesty the Queen UK presented the award February 12th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In recognition of her efforts to champion the cause of sustainability goals in the UAE and across the world, Dubai’s first building biologist, and CEO of Shreem International, Pooja Srivastav was awarded the prestigious “Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award”.  Pooja Srivastav is a pioneer in bringing energy solutions to the UAE and is a known electromagnetic radiation expert. She also possesses a deep understanding of Geopathic Stress – a distortion of the earth’s ......read more

    Ideal Weight

    February 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It is really admiring when I see lots of people fit and fab. How do they even do that? How? Don’t they see all these tempting foods, both to the eyes and soul satisfaction? One should have extreme control over them self in the current world to be able to maintain these perfect figures. When we love ourselves the most, we dedicate to ourselves cautiously. Self-care is one of the main reasons for being in good health, shape. With all the accepting yourself, being yourself talk, saying anything about weight has become an offending topic and a very sensitive topic. REALITY Being yourself is nothing wrong, but there is an undeniable truth, accepting and being confident in yourself is the most beautiful charm anybody can accept. but there is reality knocking us, which we just ignore, being ......read more

    Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats

    H Retreats welcomes you to “Wellness Saturday: Reflect, Realign and Redesign” on February 16 at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel      February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE   It’s still the start of the year and an ideal time to reflect on the things that you’re not truly happy with. Could it be your work? Your career? Your home? Your professional relationships? Your personal life? Your lifestyle? Or even your health?    Do you feel your life is a bit stuck with old bad habits that you can’t quite shake off? Do negative patterns seem to repeat themselves time and time again? Or maybe you just need really useful tips on how to get what your heart is really calling for this year?    No matter how big or how small your concerns are, it’s ......read more

    Hospital offers free heart check-up on Valentine's Day

    This February 14th, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of complete cardiac care at RAK Hospital February 11th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Highlighting the matters of heart, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has organised complimentary cardiac check-up at its premises this Valentine’s Day. The camp, open to public and across all ages, will be held from 10am to 4pm on February 14, and will be offering heart screening and consultation by a senior cardiologist, and height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and ECG on doctor’s advice.   “Valentine’s Day is all about emotions and heart talk, but taking care of your heart physically is just as important. At RAK Hospital, we want you to ensure that your heart is fit, and you, in turn, can make sure that of your loved ones’ heart remains ......read more

    Aster doctors rescue 25-day old baby from rare flesh-eating infection

    Combined efforts of doctors and a Good Samaritan helped in saving the life of the baby  Neonatologists and plastic surgeons use innovative way to rescue the infant from superbug   Dubai, February 10, 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India fulfilled yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, this time through its unit Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore-India. Less than a month - old new born who had been infected by a superbug recently, was miraculously saved by the combined effort of the doctors at Aster CMI Hospital and active intervention by a Good Samaritan. Baby girl Rekha (name changed), born in a small town of Jharkhand was suffering from a rare life threatening infection of the skin ......read more

    Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship

    Aetna named one of the main sponsors of the 2019 philanthropic initiative  Dubai Cares’ ‘Walk for Education’ 3km route reflects the distance millions of children walk to school each day in developing countries The 10th anniversary of the Walk for Education is in support of the “Year of Tolerance”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 February 2019: Aetna, the leading health benefits provider, has renewed its support as a key commercial partner of this year’s Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education, having agreed a sponsorship deal.    Held in support of the “Year of Tolerance 2019”, the 10th Walk for Education aims to raise awareness about the importance of providing underprivileged children and young people around the world with access to quality ......read more

    GSK sets to improve antibiotic adherence in the UAE with a new patient-friendly chatbot

    GSK launches Medzy, a new UAE patient-friendly chatbot, aimed at increasing antibiotic adherence  This is in response to a research commissioned by GSK to understand the needs of HCPs and patients on antibiotics and the level of understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which revealed 54 per cent of UAE residents find it difficult to remember to take antibiotics  Three out of ten people believe they should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better rather than finish their course of treatment According to the World Health Organisation, AMR represents one of the biggest current threats to global health and development Dubai, 10 February 2019 —   The science-led global healthcare company GSK launches Medzy, a UAE-focused chatbot, to help patients use antibiotics more responsibly. This is in ......read more

    100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January

    44 Emirati couples and 55 other couples in the UAE were blessed with new-borns at the Hospital  February 9th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah: Setting a record of a kind, hundred babies were born at RAK Hospital’s Mother and Child Department in just the first month of the year 2019. In all, 44 babies were born to Emirati couples and 56 babies to the other UAE residents with one couple blessed with twins.  Commenting on this milestone, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director at RAK Hospital said: “We would like to congratulate all the parents on this happy occasion, and wish the new-borns all the best in life. For RAK Hospital, this is indeed a beautiful start to the year where we have played our part in spreading joy to so many people. The fact that so many couples have trusted us with ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches its Media Campaign as Part of the “With You” Initiative

    Under the Slogan “Dream Small... It adds up” UAE, February 9th,2019: Under the slogan “Dream Small... It adds up”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention launched its media campaign as part of the “With You” Initiative, which started with the aim of encouraging the Emirati society to exercise by adopting a simple healthy life style. Under the campaign, the world’s shortest marathon “the 1 Kilometer Marathon” was organized at Zabeel Park in Dubai attended by Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and the Licensing Sector.   The event included a number of activities such as medical tests for Diabetes, Hypertension and BMI for participants in addition to entertainment for children.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant ......read more

    Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visitors to the Italian pavilion at AEEDC

    Dubai, UAE; February 07, 2019: As AEEDC, the region’s premier event for the dental industry concludes today, the Italian pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, welcomed record number of visitors. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) brought together 26 leading Italian companies that displayed a wide range of solutions such as robotics, laser systems, 3D scanners and 3D printers.  Visitors were introduced to the latest medical imaging software and computer guided surgery procedures for the dental and maxillofacial fields, dental vacuum pumps, orthopaedic prosthetics, dental implants, and new CAD/CAM solutions to improve the quality of the performance and operative efficiency of dental labs. Also, on display were dental whitening solutions and uniforms for ......read more

    Dubai Household Health Survey launched.

    The survey is a comprehensive assessment of health and healthcare in the Emirate of Dubai  It will help DHA tailor its existing policies to meet the healthcare requirements of Dubai’s population in an evidence- based manner.    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 7, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) has undertaken a Dubai Household Health Survey (DHHS).    The DHHS survey, which is taking place in the Emirate for the third time, is the most comprehensive health survey in the Emirate of Dubai. The survey was first conducted in 2009.    HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “The survey is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ......read more

    Making beauty easy

    Dr Maher Al Ahdab shows you 6 easy ways to get and maintain beautiful skin and a healthy appearance.  February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: In this age of social media, good looks are desired more than ever. And it’s not just the women who are looking to improve their appearance – men are becoming more conscious of their looks as well. As desirable as it is to look good, it is also important that a good appearance should be easy to maintain. Dr Maher Al Ahdab gives his top tips for gaining and maintaining a young and healthy appearance.  1 The foundation for looking good is in a healthy body. So, following a healthy diet and giving your body the right nutrition is extremely imperative. A healthy and balanced diet, rich in vitamins is important for the skin. Vitamins B and A, which are found in green ......read more

    A New Concept in Fitness for Dubai with Launch of Max & Aegle

    Unique and innovative wellness destination in Meydan brings unprecedented offering with principles of Macro Health™ Max & Aegle has been purpose-built to offer dynamic health and fitness solutions for the mind, body and soul Facilities include numerous exercise areas across two floors, dedicated fitness studios, outdoor training arena, Olympic size swimming pool, running track and Yoga lawn.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates (6th February 2019): A new and highly innovative concept in health and fitness has been launched in Dubai, which focuses on the principles of ‘Macro Health™’, a term which describes a unique holistic approach to wellness.      Max & Aegle, located in Meydan and developed by Meydan Group is a 500,000 sq. ft purpose-built wellness ......read more

    Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management

    Study conducted with The University of Manchester – UK. MEBO Scar found to improve skin hydration, collagen deposition, and elasticity February 6th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has had a groundbreaking paper published in “Advances of Wound Care Journal”, the Official Publication of the Wound Healing Society. The paper provides fresh insights into the positive effects of Julphar’s ointment, MEBO Scar, in managing scars. MEBO Scar is one of Julphar’s leading products and is made from natural ingredients including sesame, cactus and beeswax, which are thought to improve the appearance of scars.  The study included 45 volunteers, whom were given MEBO Scar as well a widely used anti-scarring ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 Delivers on Its Social Promise as Dubai Progresses Towards Becoming the Most Active City in the World

    Massive 34% increase in participation volumes to hit a record 1,053,100 with 92% completing a minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity Long-term lifestyle changes with DFC positively influencing vital health indicators including frequency of exercise (76%), water consumption (73%) and sleeping patterns (70%) Dubai, United Arab Emirates –4 February 2019:   Impact assessment of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) emphatically confirms the strong and growing resolution of the city to become the most active city in the world – as both residents and visitors embraced the societal movement spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.    The 30-day city-wide Challenge, held between 26 October ......read more

    France at MedLab 2019

    February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC   11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 03, 2019: 11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector's development.    Health innovation goes well beyond medical innovation, particularly because the fields involved, and in particular the in vitro diagnostics industry, are becoming more numerous, diversified and interdependent.   The ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the ......read more

    Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in ......read more

    Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region

    With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.  The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention ......read more

    Concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,   The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018:  Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s ......read more

    Dental Clinic Offers Tips to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene During Ramadan

    Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting    Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018:   An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.   Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral ......read more

    Effectively Regulating Sleep during Ramadan

    May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues. Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease. Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night. Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority forms CEO council

    Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure. The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.  Al Qutami, said: ......read more

    Diabetes Center to organize session on the power of “Brain Parenting”

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely ......read more

    Tips for healthy eating during Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018:   The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.  However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting. Following some simple guidelines can ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Hits Another Milestone

    The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018:  It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East. Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cases in the emirate.  “This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local ......read more

    Experts highlight the need for comprehensive stroke care

    Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018: ......read more

    Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi Join Forces to Advance Scientific Research in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018:  Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE. The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, investigators and nurses.   The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, ......read more

    Sharjah Healthcare City announces the launch of first US$100 million hospital

    Sharjah, UAE; May 22, 2018: Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC) in a press briefing today announced that Abu Dhabi based Ahalia Group has been awarded the permission to set up a US$100 million, 120 bed hospital. This multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square meters  is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city.  Ahalia Group had signed an MoU last year with SHCC, and that has as enabled both the entities to move forward with this major announcement. The hospital will be built in Al Rahmania side of the healthcare ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi. IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients due to the decreased quality of life. Those living in urban areas and industrial nations may be more likely to develop UC and CD. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018: ......read more

    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle. Brain and Gut Bacteria Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain. We actually have more ......read more

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE  More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;    It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization  United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 :  MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing ......read more

    One in Four people over the age of 50 years suffer from foot pain, stiffness or aching feet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018:  Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin. “Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they experience a lot of wear and tear. In fact, it’s estimated that you’ll likely have walked 75,000 miles by the age of 50. As anyone who suffers from painful feet or ankles would know how ......read more

    Manzil Healthcare Services now offer remote monitoring assistance, opening new possibilities in home medical treatment.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:  Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities. Thanks to vast developments in technology and a collaboration with ForaMed, an established provider of innovative and secure health products and remote health solutions, Manzil can now offer much more to its patients.  Manzil began bringing ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes first Emirati Nursing Conference

    UAE, 17 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the first Emirati Nursing Conference at the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah, themed ‘Future Outlook for Nursing in the Age of Technological Development.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector; Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Abbas, Director of the Nursing Department; Ms. Mubaraka Mubarak Ali Ibrahim, Director for Health Information Systems; Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of MOHAP's Training and Development Center; and prominent ......read more

    Shurooq Announces Pioneering Korean Healthcare Project in Sharjah

    Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project Sharjah, 19 May, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah. The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where His Excellency ......read more

    New Online Campaign Aims to Counteract Decline in Blood Donations During Ramadan

    As part of its Hack for Good initiative, Facebook partners this year with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) across 12 countries in MENA including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt Developed by Leo Burnett Beirut, ‘Giving is in your blood’ aims to encourage more people to donate blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:   A new campaign launched today and running across the Middle East and North Africa aims to increase ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Center highlights precautions for diabetics who fast during Ramadan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.   Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A majority of our patients prefer to fast during Ramadan despite having diabetes. While they are aware that they are exempt from fasting as it can have an adverse effect on their health, they are keen ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah offering Free Lifestyle wellness checks and Diet Consultation for Ramadan

    Month-and-a-half long screening camp for UAE residents; offers comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation Take stock of your blood and cholesterol level for smooth transition into Ramadan diet and back to regular meals May 15th, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  In the spirit of Ramadan and in order to counter the abrupt changes in diet and sleep pattern for many people, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center has initiated a month-and-a-half long free lifestyle and diabetes screening and awareness campaign for the UAE residents. The camp, which offers a comprehensive ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses implementation of the new law.

    Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai Health Authority law. The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services ......read more

    Diabetes & Ramadan (DAR) Alliance and Sanofi introduce new integrated digital hub to help patients with diabetes across the world

    13 May 2018, Dubai UAE:   The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the region. “Nowadays, it’s easy to find high quality medical information – they are readily available on the internet and on our mobile devices. However, there remains a significant ......read more

    UAE Ambassador visits Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

    13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE:   UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator. During his visit, H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was welcomed by Mr Chris Rockenbach, General Manager of GOSH’s International and Private Patient service. He then visited Butterfly Ward where he met with family ......read more

    Galderma and Medica Group Host Second Annual GAIN Forum

    Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa   Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network), bringing together 945 dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the Middle East region, Russia, India, Turkey and Africa (MERITA).    Hosted in Dubai, the ......read more

    Tips to Workout whilst you Fast

    Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:  Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping training on track can become difficult, however it doesn’t have to be. Ramadan is definitely not an excuse to stop exercising!    Our bodies are so much more resilient and stronger than ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Launches The Most Luxurious Aesthetics Centre in the Region

    A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures. Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai. Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority. Dubai, 01 May 2018:   The wait is over. Al Zahra Hospital presents Dubai with its first Aesthetics Centre in the heart of Barsha, Dubai. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, patients can now experience a discreet and memorable ......read more

    First of its kind study looks at the unique realities of breast cancer care in the Middle East

    The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time  The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” conference in Dubai, co-sponsored by Roche Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018:  The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) was officially launched today at ......read more

    War on Cancer Takes on Cancer Control in the Middle East with HRH Princess Dina Mired

    President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals. War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups  April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the  global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.   With a booming youth population and ambitious ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital to Honour Year of Zayed with Free Cervical Cancer Vaccines Available for 500 Girls and Boys in UAE

    Chance to Change: 30% of women in the UAE who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer lose their life each year Campaign to highlight how an increase in awareness of available tests and vaccines can help to reduce fatalities of the largely preventable disease   United Arab Emirates, 30 April, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical cancer campaign at Conrad Hotel Dubai. The campaign, which was launched in 2014, has proved highly effective in increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai, with attendees of 282 in ......read more

    Trans Gulf globally recognised for excellence in health and safety by BAM International

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018:  Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International. BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest contracting companies. The award is testament to Trans Gulf and ANGE’s commitment to Health and Safety. This forms part of the extensive sustainability work currently being undertaken. Stuart ......read more

    New study reveals 94% of children in the UAE understand the factors behind healthy living despite rising childhood obesity levels

    A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise 29th April 2018 United Arab Emirates:  A new study, conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global, unveiled today that children in the UAE have impressive knowledge around healthy eating and wellness despite rising childhood ......read more

    Hero With a Happy Heart: Akshay Kumar Leads Happy Heart India Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India receive a healthy one. Launched earlier this month by Akshay himself, the Happy Heart India campaign is a new initiative from the Asian Heart Institute that encourages people to nominate an ......read more

    Dusty Weather Conditions Can Kick-Up-a-Storm in The Form of Allergies

    Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies 26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually triggered by the rise in temperature and dusty warm winds of summer as it leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles. If left untreated, allergies can lead to severe conditions like sinus and ......read more

    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

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