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    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

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in the health sector in Dubai.  Al Qutami said, “The Dubai Future Accelerators programme is a platform that provides us with an opportunity to explore the use of cutting-edge technology in the healthcare space. At the end of the day, ......read more

    Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha

    Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in the midst of the royal Arabian dessert, Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness buffs of Dubai, and neighbouring emirates, to participate and run for a philanthropic cause.     Located in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), Al Maha’s fabled charm is a nod to the Bedouin way of life and this desert resort epitomises the heritage and culture of the desert environment. Al Maha plays a significant role in achieving ......read more

    Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to MEA region

    EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for nail and skin diseases, to commercialize its consumer healthcare product for the treatment of nail diseases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).   An innovative and rapidly growing company, Moberg Pharma is one of the leading players in the treatment of nail diseases.  Moberg Pharma is promoting its brands in the US and UK as well through distributors across more than 30 countries.   Under the agreement Mundipharma will ......read more

    Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of yoga including a ground-breaking technique called Kaya Kalp, a 90 day programme that encompasses anti-ageing powers as well as pre-natal and post-natal yoga.   Located in Burjuman Business Tower, BTAY’s special evening commenced with an exclusive Meditation session conducted by the Yoga Guru Dr. Bharat Thakur himself. More than 400 yoga practitioners attended the session which was a unique one hour long, intense and deeply healing ......read more

    Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and fitness guru, Emily Skye to inspire the crowds to get active  Vast range of all-inclusive, free events, activities and specilised zones including mass spinning, interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone got participants started on their 30x30 journey Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018:   Dubai’s much-anticipated, month-long celebration of health and fitness got off to an exciting start over ......read more

    Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life

    Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into an ugly life-and-death situation for 48-year-old Frank Wehner, a German tourist who was rushed to RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain. A quick blood and radiological test by the hospital team revealed that the patient had already been suffering from colonic diverticular disease, a condition where small bulges or pockets can develop in the lining of the large intestine and can result in a hole or tear ......read more

    VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing students

    UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational and clinical research methods. The fellowships were announced after the launch of the Moonshot Initiative, a first of its kind program in the region, to support broad-based, sustainable medical research in the UAE. The Initiative was introduced by VPS Healthcare and Abu Dhabi's Al Bayt Mitwahid Association. The Initiative will act as a catalyst to build a world-class clinical research agenda powered by state-of-the-art technology in the ......read more

    IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies

    The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies. The new service will focus on achieving a healthy pregnancy for those expecting.  The specialists at the Fetal Medicine clinic utilise advanced technologies to screen and prevent any complications that may arise in both low and high-risk pregnancies through in-time and accurate diagnosis. “IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic has had a longstanding reputation for working towards achieving a healthy pregnancy. It gives me ......read more

    Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer

    Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International found that 43% of women in the UAE said they have never taken steps to check for breast cancer. The results demonstrate the need to strengthen awareness for women of all ages in the UAE to undertake regular checks and screenings.    The research also identified how the fear of seeking medical help can even contribute to late diagnosis of breast cancer. Almost a third (30%) of women said they were too scared to see a doctor even if ......read more

    Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE

    Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors in the UAE providing Post Cancer Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors in the country through their recovery process by offering three women free breast aesthetic surgeries. After a mastectomy, breast aesthetic surgery can make a woman feel better about how she looks and can renew her self-confidence. The aesthetic surgeries will be performed by Avivo’s renowned team of board-certified plastic ......read more

    Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting from October 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The drive will educate women on the major causes of breast cancer, which are lifestyle related, especially food habits and lack of physical activities. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulations Sector in Dubai Health Authority and was attended by the management and staff of Al Tadawi Medical Centre, Dubai. According to healthcare experts, women are advised to undergo ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the 92km challenge on 14th December. The fourth, 85km Build-Up ride will be held on Friday, 23 November,  at Al Qudra Cycle Path and this will be the last ride before the biggest challenge of the season.   Following the event, cyclists and their friends and family enjoyed the lively cycle village with a number of delicious breakfast treats provided by Spinneys Dubai and fun and energetic activities for everyone to start the Dubai Fitness ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events

    Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of adults and young people in the community, including workshops & seminar training and free- to-attend support groups.     This November, The LightHouse Arabia are offering a wide variety of events. A small selection are as follows:      Relationship Revival Seminar Series   Wednesday, November 21st, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Adults (18+ years)  Topic: Constructive Communication in ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises

    Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to involve people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise every day. Located within the ground floor of the mall, all participating guests can register on the spot with the team stationed at the fitness zone.  The schedule for the free fitness classes are mentioned below:    Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary fitness classes throughout the week and also avail free BMI and body fat-muscle ratio tests for ......read more

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on 26 & 27 October

    Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of sports to explore from Cardio Football on two custom made pitches, and FIFA World Cup Championship Experience to Dragon Boat racing, and holistic wellbeing in its own dedicated zone Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 October 2018: The much-awaited Dubai Fitness Challenge gets off to a roaring start this weekend with an incredible two days of fun activities, team and individual sports, stage acts and a host of events to keep all of Dubai ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 November.    In line with the mission of the Challenge to encourage UAE residents to get active for 30 minutes every day, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting fitness activities at China Court led by experts from Fitness First.    Body mass index checkups: from 26 October to 24 November    Specialists from Fitness First provide free in-body composition analysis to visitors at a dedicated kiosk from 10am to ......read more

    30-year old Doctor delays treatment, takes stroke symptoms lightly

    Recognizing brain stroke signs could be a life saver, stresses Neurologist   Evert minute the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply causes damage to around 2 million neurons. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case predicted every hour in the country Increasing number of people in their 40s are suffering from ischemic strokes; around 7000 people succumb to it annually.   24th October, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: The window to treat brain strokes with clot busting therapy is just four-and-a-half hours, and any delay in recognizing stroke symptoms could lead to severe repercussions, warns Dr Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case ......read more

    Gold's Gym Supports Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 with Free Fitness Classes

    Gold’s gym is delighted to be part of the citywide initiative introduced by His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai and Executive Council for Dubai Government Their support aligns with the company’s mission to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst all UAE citizens Dubai, UAE (October 24, 2018):   Golds Gym is fully supporting the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge 30X30 which will run for a second year, from October 26th to November 24th.     The company which has 24 fitness clubs throughout the Emirates and Oman, will conduct a range of free fitness classes in the, Opening Carnival at Dubai Festival City, Fitness Villages in JLT Park, DIFC, and Kite Beach, as well as on the Closing Carnival at Burj Park. In addition, Gold’s Gym will offer free-to-join ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Hologic Inc announces eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 to empower women's health

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2018:   Hologic Inc., world leaders in innovative medical technology, introduced eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 with a view to strengthen their commitment to deliver life-changing and life-saving diagnostic, detection, surgical and medical aesthetic products.    Hologic’s innovations are inspired by their desire to empower women and help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat their patients with growing capacity, precision and peace of mind.   Hologic’s breast cancer screening and ......read more

    Let's DRYP!

    New Sweat Hub DRYP Opens in Dubai Marina offering Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness Classes plus Raw Food Bar, the DRYP Kitchen  Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  DRYP - it’s quite literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai.  Describing itself as a Sweat Hub, DRYP offers a schedule of Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness classes, all conducted in 40-degree heat and +40 humidity to deliver many amazing benefits for your body, mind and overall wellbeing.  DRYP opens its doors in Orra Building in Dubai Marina on 24th February 2018 and is the latest concept from Dubai ......read more

    RAK Hospital receives the Golden Seal from JCI, USA for the 4th time

    February 6, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Hospital achieved the acclaimed JCI, USA accreditation from Joint Commission International, the world’s largest health-care accrediting agency for the fourth time in a row. Implementing the highest standards of care, RAK Hospital has been able to standardize the patient care processes at all levels alongside upgrading the support services processes whilst providing holistic superlative experience to its patients.  “Now accredited for the 4th time, RAK Hospital was the first hospital in the Northern ......read more

    MEDLAB 2018 at the forefront of raising standard of practice and development of better service for patients across the Middle East

    The Heads of Lab Masterclass was held for the first time at MEDLAB Point of Care Testing Conference is the only such event in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2018 –  Day 2 of MEDLAB 2018 witnessed an interactive agenda full of activities for attendees. The focus of laboratory conferences today included Point of Care Testing (POCT), Haematology and Laboratory Informatics, while the clinical conferences saw the start of the two-day Endocrinology track.   Chaired by Dr. Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, ......read more

    Flu during Pregnancy German Medical Center expert answers

    Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018:  Your approach to life changes when you become pregnant. Everything you do has an impact on your body and your yet-to-be-born baby. This recognition makes catching a flu more complicated. Catching flu during pregnancy is one of the worst nightmares for almost all moms-to-be. If you become sick with flu, you may worry about the infection affecting your unborn baby. And what if you suffer from a high fever, or recurrent diarrhea? Could those symptoms hurt your yet-to-be-born baby?  If not pregnant, you may have taken an over-the-counter pain ......read more

    Piles during Pregnancy: German Medical Center expert advises the right approach

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 05, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, brings medical expertise to the conversation about hemorrhoids, a commonly experienced syndrome in pregnant women.  Providing the right medical attention to pregnant women during sensitive points of their trimesters, German Medical Center provides state-of-the-art technology to effective test, diagnose and treat ailments both prenatal ......read more

    Sharjah's Health Promotion Department reveals its initiatives for the Year of Zayed

    During a press conference held at the Consultative Council of Sharjah headquarters Sharjah, 4th of February 2018:  The Department of Health Promotion at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a press conference at the headquarters of the Consultative Council of Sharjah on Sunday. The Department announced the initiatives that will be organized during the year, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, during the “Year of Zayed.” The initiatives will be organized with the ......read more

    World Cancer Day February 4: Immunotherapy Triggers New Lease on Life For Lung Cancer Patient

    New Drugs Unleash the Patient’s Own Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells, With Fewer Side-Effects Than Chemotherapy Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:  On World Cancer Day 2018, one lung cancer survivor is celebrating almost a year with his cancer in remission, and living life to the full, thanks to a new-generation immunotherapy treatment that avoids many of the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy. It’s one of four innovative treatments that doctors at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancer hospitals, have highlighted as helping patients ......read more

    Can friendship make you live longer?

    Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:  According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realise that diet and exercise are not the only factors.  In the latest episode of Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN International, the programme hears that science is showing our social lives are just as important to living a longer life.   The programme reports from Tiana in Sardinia, Italy, which is home to male residents who are 10 times more likely to reach the age of 100 than ......read more

    Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050

    Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance   1st February, United Arab Emirates:  Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined.  The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising awareness of this critical health ......read more

    Stemming the rising tide of antibiotic resistance: Aetna International's approach to antibiotic stewardship

    Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance 31 January, United Arab Emirates:   Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 ......read more

    Medical Breakthroughs Offer Hope to Children Born With Genetic Blood Diseases

    Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress January 31st 2018, DUBAI:   A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, a leading physician said today during the Arab Health Congress in Dubai. Dr. Rabi Hanna, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and ......read more

    Emitac brings world's best med-tech solutions to DSO's first hospital project - Fakeeh University Hospital

    The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.  DUBAI – January 30, 2018:   Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced turnkey healthcare solutions to its Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH], a state-of-the-art hospital and medical university project being developed at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) integrated free zone Technology ......read more

    Pioneering heart procedure saves Emirati baby's life

    For the first time ever in an Emirati patient, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital utilised a pioneering heart technique to save baby Omar’s life, which non-surgically replaces pulmonary heart valves using a modified stented valve  Omar’s parents have fought for their baby’s survival ever since he was born premature with a rare congenital heart disease: “Omar is the living testimony for life. We are parents and we never quit; we always keep fighting”, says Omar’s mother.  30 January 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Parents of an Emirati ......read more

    Infertility on the rise among UAE in the age group of 20-30

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2018:   Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female ......read more

    The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala enter MoU to enhance health services in the Emirates

    Agreement part of the Ministry’s ambitious plans for enhanced healthcare provision across the Emirates Partnership will draw on Mubadala Healthcare’s expertise across a range of clinical areas through its network of world class healthcare services Jan 30th, 2018 - ABU DHABI (UAE) –   The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore cooperation across eight key healthcare pillars. The agreement will see ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention is first in the world to use AI-based smart app to help patients with multiple sclerosis

    UAE, January 29, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has made a historic achievement by becoming the first institution in the world to use a smart application to help treat chronic or recurrent depression, or multiple depressive disorder, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) for patients over 18 years old. The app was launched to provide social and psychological support to patients. The announcement was done during the Ministry’s participation at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Conference in Dubai currently running until February 1, 2018. Using artificial ......read more

    Fever, a friend or foe?

    Dr. Mfed Mosely, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain explains how fever is often your child’s friend UAE, 29th January, 2018:  It’s 3 am. Your 1-year-old child is upset and crying. And… he is hot. The thermometer reads 38.9 C. You’re nervous. Your child is nervous. Fever can feel like your family’s, well… enemy. Believe it or not, and despite the fear and trepidation often associated with it, fever is often your child’s friend. Fever revs up the body’s immune system and activates ......read more

    World's second largest Dental body launches Gulf Dentex in the Capital

    UAE is world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub with total health expenditure allocation jumping from current USD 23 billion to USD 28 billion by 2021 Gulf Dentex 2018, will be held in October from 22nd to 24th in ADNEC in Abu Dhabi  Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018:  Indian Dental Association (IDA), 2nd largest dental association in the world and Al Fajer Information & Services, the leading UAE-based exhibition and conference organizer held a press conference at Conrad Dubai today (Monday, January 29th 2018) to announce the inaugural edition of Arab International ......read more

    RAK Hospital launches Stem Cell Therapy for treatment of arthritis and other joint problems

    One in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis World renowned American Knee implant designer and patent holder of “Arabic Knee” in the Middle East, Dr. William Hodge joins the hospital to offer the innovative procedure; has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the therapy The revolutionary regenerative therapy, which uses patient’s own stem cells is natural, allows quicker recovery and is far less invasive Particularly useful for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, knee injury, torn cartilage or tendons and rotator ......read more

    Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid launches Dubai Health Authority Online Media Channel.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the DHA online media channel during his tour of the 43rd edition of the Arab Health Congress.  The DHA online media channel known as Sahaa Wa Saada (Health and Happiness) can be downloaded from the app store or google play. The app is called DHA Media and provides users with a wide variety of content such as live coverage of DHA’s conferences and events, prevention tips ......read more

    HD Medical Debuts HD Steth™ Smart Stethoscope At Arab Health

    HD Steth Offers Next-Gen Smart Stethoscope with Integrated EKG  Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  At Arab Health, HD Medical Inc. will debut and demonstrate HD Steth™ a next generation Smart Stethoscope featuring an integrated EKG for instant and accurate cardiac diagnosis. For the first time it is possible to simultaneously capture and visualize heart sounds and EKG waveforms for detecting structural, electrical, mechanical and ischemic cardiac abnormalities. HD Steth transforms the way medicine is practiced at the point of care with real-time Bluetooth transmission of ......read more

    Joint Commission International honors Ministry of Health and Prevention

    UAE, January 28, 2018 - H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) following the accreditation of 213 UAE-based health centers. The accreditation marked another milestone in the UAE’s efforts to become a global leader in line with the UAE National Agenda leading to UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was bestowed on the Minister in recognition of his leadership as the Ministry continues to take strategic steps to apply the highest international standards. Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint ......read more

    Glaucoma Is One of UAE's Most Common Causes of Blindness

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Raising Awareness During Glaucoma Awareness Month   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 28, 2018:   Glaucoma is one of the UAE’s leading causes of blindness, often going unnoticed until it causes loss of vision, and specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are urging residents to get regular testing. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and health organizations are joining together to share information about the condition. Globally, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, with more than 60 million people suffering from the disease ......read more

    Jafza pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector in spotlight at Arab Health 2018

    306 sector companies in freezone with plans to grow the industry Dubai, 27 January 2018:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the MENA region, will be showcasing the growth opportunities it offers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry at the Arab Health 2018 Conference and Exhibition from 29 January to 1 February. Jafza is home to some of the world’s leading healthcare multinationals and is taking part in the region’s largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals highlighting its strengths ......read more

    OMEGA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2018

    Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018:  The second round of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic witnessed the support of the OMEGA brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia for Breast Cancer Awareness Both, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia teed off his second round at the Emirates Golf Club wearing a pink t-shirt in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic (ODDC) on the pleasant morning of January 26th.  As title sponsor of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, OMEGA's commitment and long-standing support for men and women in sport was clearly on ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's primary healthcare centres focus on implementation of telemedicine.

    Diabetic retinopathy check-ups possible without visiting an ophthalmologist. All diabetic clinics across DHA primary healthcare centres have installed digital retinal cameras, images are sent to ophthalmologists in Dubai Hospital via telemedicine. Headache clinics across Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centre use telemedicine and family physicians to coordinate with neurologists from Rashid Hospital. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2018:   In a move to ensure convenience for patients, DHA is focusing on further strengthening its telemedicine ......read more

    93% of Cervical Cancer Cases are Preventable by Regular Screening and HPV Vaccination

    Cervical cancer is the most preventable female cancer, yet is the 7th leading cause of death for females in the UAE. As early detection greatly improves treatment success, National Reference Laboratory encourages the 1.8 million women in the UAE, at risk of developing cervical cancer, to visit their doctor and ensure that screening is part of their routine healthcare. Abu Dhabi, January 24th 2018 –  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Investment Company, is encouraging all females to follow the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), and the Department ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Sharjah's surgeons treat huge 38 centimetre benign tumor to normalize life of patient

    Sharjah, UAE, 23 January, 2018:  54-year-old, Ahmed Falahis has been able to recover and improve quality of life after suffering with a 38 centimetre infectious lesions on his right thigh for over 10 years. He was diagnosed with angiomatosis on his limb which occupied an entire region and extended over multiple layers of skin and subcuits.  The patient suffered with the benign tumour for years which now began to grow very quickly over the past year, this rapid growth projected a high risk of losing the entire lower limb due to infections. The thought of undergoing a surgery ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority announces launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 21018:   The Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum, which will take on 20-21 February, in Dubai.  The forum’s theme is “Reimagining Experience” .World experts will gather for the two-day event to discuss the latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ensure patient protection, patient insurance, ways to enhance patient experience and strategies to create an overall environment that fosters medical tourism. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more

    Foundation Holdings Spearheads Creation of Right Health, UAE's Largest Value Healthcare Organization

    Foundation Holdings has consolidated a transaction to acquire and launch a new organization, Right Health  Services approximately 450,000 patients with over 200 medical and administrative staff Aims to touch over one million lives by 2022 Dubai-UAE: 22 January, 2018 –  Foundation Holdings, a global strategic investment firm focused on building sustainable industry-defining companies in the impactful healthcare, education and consumer sectors, today announced the launch of Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare ......read more

    Diabetes can be asymptomatic, screening is vital

    Learn to recognize early signs of diabetes to avoid complications, warn doctors RAK Hospital’s Blue Ring Challenge screened thousands of people across UAE; several diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, with few apparent signs A RAK taxi driver with dangerous sugar levels at 500 was provided immediate treatment. Symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight gain followed by weight loss, blurry vision, irritability, increased thirst and hunger and frequent urination January 22, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hundreds of residents in the UAE could be suffering from ......read more

    Cerner to highlight thought leadership in health care at Arab Health 2018

    UAE, 21 January 2018– Cerner Middle East and Africa will showcase its leading health care innovations during Arab Health 2018, the latest edition of the largest annual gathering of health care and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. “With many MENA governments currently racing to transform the health care experience for patients and creating more proactive plans for their communities, Arab Health provides an ideal platform for unveiling best ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention secures international accreditation for a network of 16 health centers in Ras Al Khaimah

    UAE, January 20, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its more than 213 health facilities, has been ranked number one in the number of internationally accredited facilities by the Joint Commission International (JCI), once again highlighting its series of achievements and indices geared towards accomplishing the aspirations of the UAE Vision 2021 in order to strengthen its position on the global competitiveness map and take the lead in many international reports and indicators. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) successfully obtained international accreditation for a ......read more

    From Period Taboos to Period Poverty, Twinkle Khanna Takes the Conversation on Menstrual Hygiene Global at the Oxford Union

    Meets youngest nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai Twinkle Khanna discusses education for girls with Oxford student Malala Yousafzai Pad Man becomes the first Indian film to be showcased at The Oxford Union ‘Making a movie a movement’, Pad Man aims to put an end to the social taboo surrounding menstruation   Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018:  Bestselling female Indian author, film producer and woman empowerment champion Twinkle Khanna, joined a canon of esteemed cultural, political and high profile figures as she addressed students at The Oxford ......read more

    Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In association with Austrian ORLH

    Dubai, UAE – January 17, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City. The Congress is held in association with Austrian ORLHead & Neck Society, contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the congress. The congress was inaugurated in the presence of ......read more

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

    1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies  30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants United Arab Emirates;January 17,2018:   130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to have unified immunization records for the Emirate.

    Several other important IT initiatives in the road map in 2018. Revamping the online health facilities and medical professionals licensing system among the initiatives for 2018. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum.   Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said:  “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will ......read more

    Pure Health and Sarstedt sign 3-Year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE'

    Dubai, January 16, 2018:   Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider and the Sarstedt Group Germany announced that the two companies have entered into a 3-year exclusive distribution agreement for the United Arab Emirates. In a unified vision to advance patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through advanced blood collection solutions. The goal is to improve the overall laboratory testing quality and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across the UAE in the field of laboratory testing.  The agreement ensures the UAE ......read more

    Al Qutami inaugurates 2nd edition of Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum took place today.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the forum in presence of senior officials including H.E Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim , Deputy chairman of Police and Public Security.   More than 35 international health experts from 18 countries have come ......read more

    PCOS and Infertility: A rising concern if not diagnosed accurately in the UAE

    Medeor 24x7 International hospital, Al Ain takes a look at why do some doctors tell their patients they have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but others don’t? Dubai, UAE: 14th January, 2018:  There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS ......read more

    Dubai Hospital advocates importance of early detection of kidney disease.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Health Forum announces key speakers.

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

    Pure Health and Immucor Sign 5 Year Distribution Agreement for UAE

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

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

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

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

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

    Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia's Home Healthcare market

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

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