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    Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed

    …and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more

    ‘First Aid Training' for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia

    A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties. Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018   Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves or their workforce.   With working hours increasingly becoming lost to mental health crises, the importance of recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of such amongst colleagues and staff is greater than ......read more

    Dealing with Diabetes: What German Medical Center's doctors say about the incurable disease

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 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, taps into a pool of important information on diabetic health, with diabetes being the most common chronic condition in the UAE. There are two main kinds of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. More than 90% of all people with diabetes have type 2.  Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin. Everyone with type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body does not use insulin properly. People with type 2 diabetes usually have a family history of this condition and are most ......read more

    Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focused on Augmented Humanity and not Augmented Reality

    The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work  Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs 75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable  Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes  Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.    “We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we forget to recharge ourselves but not our phones, where we take better care of our devices than ourselves, a world where we are losing sleep and our ......read more

    RAK Hospital launches the biggest weight-loss challenge in association with MoHAP, RAK

    The 10-week long “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” commences from February 17th and ends on April 28th, with fabulous prizes for the ‘biggest losers’ Winners to get Dhs 500 for each kg lost Open to all RAK residents over 18 years of age At least 70 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women aged 15 years and older considered overweight in the UAE February 13, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Continuing its drive towards a fit and healthy UAE, RAK Hospital, in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the launch of the “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” in the emirate. Open to all RAK residents over the age of 18, the 10-week challenge will commence from February 17th and end on April 28th, 2018, with fabulous prizes for winners who will lose the ......read more

    Ground-breaking cellular therapy set to revolutionise treatment for children with leukaemia

    13 February 2018, Dubai, UAE:   This International Childhood Cancer Day, paediatric haematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionise treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).  Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.  Leukaemia is one of the ten most common malignancies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE, and a major form of paediatric cancer. In the UAE, a recent study found a high rate of ALL (32%) among males.  According to Professor Vora, childhood leukaemia outcomes have improved in the past four decades, with 90% of children with ALL surviving. These improvements in outcomes have also ......read more

    WGS 2018: Mindfulness Is an Awareness of the Here and Now, Emphasizes Stress Management Expert

    Dr Saki Santorelli hosts experiential session to demonstrate relevance of gathering oneself purposefully Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “To do our jobs well, to take care of our children, to meet our colleagues, to develop teams at work, and get the job done - all of this requires us to be present. To solve the problems that we have, of course we need to think of the past and the future. But when we are solving a certain problem – it is right now,” said Dr Saki Santorelli, Director of Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts, during the opening session on day two of the World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018) in Dubai. During his session titled ‘Mind-full or Mindful’, Dr Santorelli pointed out that more than three decades of study have shown how mindfulness can ......read more

    WGS 2018: Food at the Core of Future of Wellbeing

    Experts highlight the correlation between aggressive hygiene practices and poor gut health, good food and good health Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   As the world population currently increases to 4.3 births every second, adding economic, environmental and social pressure to our planet, and with an unprecedented occurrence of autoimmune diseases and obesity, addressing health and healthcare issues is becoming increasingly critical. This was the key message put forward by Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a pioneer in the field of integrative gastroenterology and the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, on day two of World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.  During her session, entitled ‘The Microbiome: Bidding Farewell to Medication’, Dr. Chutkan explained how, following the huge shift ......read more

    Global Dialogue for Happiness: Bestselling Author Advises Governments to Integrate Pathways that Promote and Measure Happiness

    Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Governments need to identify and integrate sound pathways for encouraging and measuring happiness, said Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. Speaking at a session titled ‘Searching the World for Happiness’, Wiking drew attention to some of his work at the Institute. He discussed what he found when travelling and trying to locate the world’s happiest people, exploring three key questions: How do we learn from the happiest people in the world? How do we spread happiness? And how do we turn citizens into changemakers? Highlighting how people can feel gratitude towards the government, Wiking said: “Many people ......read more

    WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness: Australian Expert Underlines Importance of Creating Systems that Enhance Wellbeing

    Gabrielle Kelly urges governments to build on findings to implement happiness programs  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   At a societal level it is important to create systems that use positive psychology to enhance wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness, said Gabrielle Kelly, Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her comments came during a session titled ‘Building Wellbeing at Scale’ during the Global Dialogue for Happiness currently underway in Dubai.   Kelly said the lessons from the wellbeing program in her home state offers a benchmark for governments worldwide. “We’re building a state of wellbeing in South Australia,” she said. “Let’s do it together and pool ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 February 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 infertility cases amongst Emirati couples from this age group. Recent research by IVI Middle East counsellors also brings to light that the largest number of infertility cases are from the age group of 35-40 in the region; with the younger age group ......read more

    MEDLAB 2018 provides a platform for the interaction between clinical and laboratory path in the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 February 2018 –   Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 8th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today engaged in the array of CME accredited conferences. A special emphasis was placed on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Tumour Markers and Clinical Microbiology. Attendees also had the opportunity to join leading companies, including Accelerate Diagnostics and National Reference Laboratory, for their workshops to hear first-hand about the latest medical laboratory innovations. Clinical conferences continued to address today’s key healthcare issues. Cardiovascular disease has been the centre of attention in the healthcare sector for several years ......read more

    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 interventional products are at the forefront of advancing breast health to detect more cancers earlier.   At Arab Health 2018, Hologic presented the following 8 innovations: The 3Dimensions™ system -  the fastest, highest ......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 based health and fitness entrepreneur and “serial health nagger” Natasha Rudatsenko (formally known as Natasha Stephenson) who has previously launched a number of award winning businesses including Muncherie Organic Foods and RAWR ......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 Emirates to achieve JCI, USA accreditation in 2007; I am delighted that we have successfully maintained the golden seal throughout 10 years of our operation. The re-accreditation proves yet again that our standards of patient care and clinical practice ......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, the POCT conference is the only Point of Care event in the Middle East that brings together international and regional speakers to provide a global consensus of the key challenges and best practices for all POCT users. Attendees had the opportunity to ......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 killer, nasal decongestant, or a cough syrup, but now you might wonder: Is it safe? Could any of these medications cause problems for your yet-to-be-born baby? Find out what risks the flu poses to you and your baby and how can you safely get treated ......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 and perinatal. Specializing in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center’s ......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 participation of the related health promoting Associations that promote health awareness and provide support and treatment for patients. The press conference was attended by HE Khawla Al Mulla, Chairperson of the Sharjah Consultative Council ......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 conquer cancer. By traditional measures, Bill Smith’s treatment for stage 4 lung cancer was an extraordinary success. With a typical life expectancy upon diagnosis of just one year, Bill had survived five long years later, despite the ......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 the rest of Italy. CNN hears that studies are being undertaken in the UK and Italy that examine whether socialising, relationships and avoiding loneliness are directly connected to an increase in life expectancy.   According to Doctor Gianni ......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 challenge as well as promoting effective, value-based care solutions. These effective strategies are outlined in the new whitepaper Antibiotic resistance: Toward better stewardship of a precious medical resource. Click here for the full ......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 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 ......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 bone marrow transplantation at Cleveland Clinic in the United States, says significant changes in treatment are likely in the next five to ten years, including advances in bone marrow transplant techniques, gene therapies, and improved ......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 Park.   Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH] is the first hospital project in the DSO region aimed to cater to the family healthcare and patient-centered requirements of the growing community of residents in the region and its neighboring ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    The Whats & Whens: To Stay Fit During Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being. “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no ......read more

    Prevention and education are the key to managing genetic disorders, says Dr Mariam Matar

    UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.  “We strongly believe that prevention is the key to ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer to protect UAE society from chronic diseases

    UAE, June 13, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently signed an agreement with Pfizer-Gulf to raise local community awareness on infectious diseases and highlight the role of preventive measures and vaccinations in building a sustainable and healthy environment according to local and international policies and legislations.  In the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, the agreement was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes life skills workshop for employees

    UAE, June 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Health Centers and Clinics Department, organized a training workshop on life skills, under the theme ‘Education and Training for the Prevention of Psychological and Physical Risks.’ The workshop was held at the Sharjah Training and development Center, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Laila Al Jasmi, Deputy Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, in addition to a number of employees from the same department, the Human Resources Department, and the Customer Service Centre. ......read more

    Century Financial Brokers launches Health, Wealth & Happiness initiative

    The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme  Dubai, June 12, 2017:  Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’. Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella Contaminated Chocolate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland. Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), ......read more

    Endometriosis - a silent sickness

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017:  Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention & Sanofi sign MoU

    UAE, June 7, 2017- Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention in UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi to initiate comprehensive measures for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.  H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector and Public Health, and Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair and General Manager, Gulf Countries, Sanofi, signed the MoU at ......read more

    Hundreds of RAK Cabbies Get Iftaar Packages and Free Neck and Back Assessments

    Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted. June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention partners with Jafza to develop pharmaceutical sector

    UAE, June 7, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.  The Memorandum was signed at Jafza head office by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under Secretary of Public Health and Licensing Policy at the Ministry of Health and Protection and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO Jafza and Senior Vice President and General Manager of DP World, UAE Region. Senior Ministry and Jafza officials were also present. Under the agreement, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention successfully screens 453 women as part of its free breast cancer screening campaign

    UAE, June 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) announced that it has successfully examined 453 women of all nationalities, since the launch of its free breast cancer screening campaign. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about the importance of detecting cancer in its early stages. It is scheduled to continue until 15 June, and supports the wise leadership’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving. Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, head of the Early Breast Cancer Screening Campaign Team, noted that the campaign successfully oversaw the screening of 241 women in ......read more

    Improve Diabetes Management Through Better Patient Education, Say Physicians at the Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit

      The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century.  The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no exception, with four countries among the top 10 globally in terms of prevalence in this region.  As part of its commitment to diabetes management ......read more

    Birth Defect Detected at Age 58; British Woman Undergoes Surgery in Dubai and Walks within 24 Hours

      A 58 year old female British patient* had struggled with mobility for more than five decades and was experiencing severe pain and restricted movement for the past year Doctors at Aster Hospital, Mankhool diagnosed a dislocated hip, a birth defect that had gone undetected at all the life-cycle stages  when such a condition is likely to be diagnosed A total hip replacement surgery by a team of Aster experts saw the patient walking within 24 hours of the surgery.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June, 2017: A 58 year old British woman successfully underwent ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention issues circular to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg drug with batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca

    UAE, June 6, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) 200mg tablet, also manufactured by AstraZeneca. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and ......read more

    Cerner Middle East & Africa strengthens client alignment with the appointment of new leadership roles

    UAE, June 6, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the appointment of two additional general managers to strengthen its client engagement model in the Middle East. Adrian Dey has been appointed as the new general manager for Qatar, and Michael Schelper, chief operating officer in the Middle East & Africa, will take on the additional role of general manager for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait. The move comes at a time when Cerner Middle East & Africa has established a strong presence in the region and is working with client organizations to support a focus ......read more

    Al Baraha Hospital provides 217 employees with free medical examination

    UAE, June 5, 2017- Al Baraha Hospital organized and event to celebrate World Hypertension Day, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure at an early stage. The event was also organized in adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, to achieve the vision of Al Baraha Hospital and the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), to provide the UAE with distinguished health services, according to the highest international standards, while working to combat and raise awareness ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention signs an agreement with the Friends of Cancer Society to strengthen the National Breast Cancer Registry

    June 4, 2017: The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Statistics and Research Center, signed a service level agreement with the Friends of Cancer Patients Society in Sharjah and its Pink Convoy initiative, to strengthen institutional cooperation in research and statistics, to develop the UAE’s National Cancer Registry. The agreement was signed at the Ministry’s head office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAPS’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar, Chairman of the Board of ......read more

    Sublime Home Healthcare underlines the benefits of a personalized at-home healthcare service

    The Dubai-based healthcare solutions provider addresses patients’ needs from the comfort of their own homes  Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Studies indicate that the comfort and familiar surroundings of a patient’s own home can maximize the healing process, reduce recovery times and increase overall wellbeing. As Dubai’s population continues to grow, so has the demand for a professional at-home healthcare service which addresses the changing needs of the community, from post-operative and palliative care, to maternity care to elderly assistance.  Fully ......read more

    Al Baraha Hospital and Drydocks World provide free medical consultations for employees

    UAE, June 1, 2017 -  In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by Al Baraha Hospital, organized a free medical consultation for workers, employees and their families. The free consultation was organized in cooperation with Drydocks world, and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups and introduce the community to the services offered by Al Baraha Hospital.  Dr. Ahmed Al-Khadim, Director of Al-Baraha Hospital, noted that the consultations were organized in adherence with ......read more

    A Dubai Resident Receives the Region's First Ever Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May, 2017: Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Arab Health, a unique international collaboration sees fruition this Ramadan as a Dubai resident receives the region’s first ever fully 3D printed prosthetic leg. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “ In line with the vision His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of future ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention and Roche Pharmaceutical Company agree to strengthen UAE's strategic drug stockpile

    UAE, May 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Roche Pharmaceutical Company to strengthen the UAE’s strategic drug stockpile, by adding 76 categories of drugs to aid in severe cases and emergency situations.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MOHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Abdulrahman Sabra, General Manager at Roche Pharmaceutical Middle East FZCO – UAE. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention was ......read more

    New Medcare Clinic in Bin Sougat to serve the diverse healthcare needs of local communities

    The clinic will offer specialty medical care services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, Pediatric, Physiotherapist, X-ray and Dermatology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017:  In the presence of Mr. Hamad Ahmed Hamad Bin Suqat Al Falasi, Chairman of Bin Sougat group, Medcare, the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art clinic in Bin Sougat. The facility is in close proximity to Al Rashidiya Area, Garhoud, Khawaneej, Al Tawwar and Nid al Shaba, and aims to serve the healthcare needs of the Emirati ......read more

    Cerner Masouliya to Develop Local Talent in Middle East

    UAE, May 29, 2017- To develop local talent in the region and support nationalization programs throughout the Middle East, Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the launch of the Cerner Masouliya (meaning “responsibility” in Arabic) program.  This program is designed to provide nationals in the region with knowledge in health care and information technology, as well as to develop skills to help their respective health care organizations transform the medical system in their countries.  Masouliya is aligned with the initiatives of multiple governments in ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins first place for its Heroes of Health smart application

    UAE, May 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) Department of Health Education and Promotion, won first place in the ‘Best Community Sport Initiative’ competition, for its smart application, ‘Heroes of Health.’ The competition was organized by the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare. Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of Health ......read more

    Experts urge the society to build a conducive and inclusive environment for patients on World MS Day

    Around 43% of people with MS had stopped working within three years of diagnosis. This figure rose to 70% after ten years.  The overall MS (Multiple Sclerosis) prevalence in the Arabian Gulf region is 31-55 MS cases per 100,000 in the whole population.  The prevalence rate of MS in UAE is 54.77 per 100,000 in the whole population, with the mean age of onset at 26.6 years.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017:  Marking World MS Day observed on 31 May every year, renowned experts in UAE have come together to garner the support of medical associations, government and the ......read more

    Is Your Child Passively Smoking?

      Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.  Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke; at least 250 are known to cause disease. They can be breathed in by anyone near a smoker. Some of these chemicals are: Tar, which has many chemicals in it some of which cause cancer, ......read more

    ‘Prime Hospital' is first private hospital in Dubai to receive US ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery' certification

    UAE, May 28, 2017- Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, SRC, headed the team that conducted the inspection of Prime Hospital. The ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ program is a ......read more

    Prevent Yourself From Vehicular Heat Strokes This Ramadan

    V-Kool helps protect against dehydration by welcoming Dubai summer on a safer note Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, May 2017: Being under the sun or even indirect sun for long periods of time requires one’s body to work hard to keep itself cool, so the first rule in protecting yourself from dehydration this Ramadan is preventing heat exposure. However, what are the possibilities of being affected by heat when one is already under shade in their vehicle? With temperatures expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius this summer and Ramadan, vehicular heat strokes can easily be ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention holds third workshop on unified patient record database

    UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention hosted the third workshop on unified patient record database, in the presence of coordinating committee members from concerned health authorities and government bodies such as Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City, Emirates Identity Authority, and Purehealth. H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Support Services Sector, led the opening of the workshop to emphasize the importance of the unified database project. H.E. said that coordination and integrated support from all ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Swiss company Novartis to ensure sufficient medical supplies during emergencies

    UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with Novartis Middle East to enhance the country’s health security and ensure sufficient medical supplies during emergency cases, including 41 pharmaceutical products and other life-saving medicines.  The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Mohamed Ezzeddine, Regional Director - Gulf Region, ......read more

    3M Healthcare Sponsors the Spanish Soccer School in Support of UAE Youth Sport

    Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai  According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training  3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer School Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2017:  3M Healthcare Business today announced that it is sponsoring the Spanish Soccer School, where Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid player, is director. In doing so, ......read more

    “Aster Emergency App” - Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

    Shall help revolutionize emergency care,  saving thousands of lives with immediate availability  of emergency responders during the Golden Hour , through leveraging technology and training.  As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people  President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” ......read more

    In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people with special needs as the determined ones

    Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon  Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017:  Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need. The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention announces continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative

    UAE, May 23, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative—running until June 15, 2017. The campaign, which was launched last May 21, 2017, has already screened a total of 131 females of different nationalities. The initiative is aimed towards increasing more awareness on the importance of early detection and the move to drive in a reduction of breast cancer mortality rates. The first two days of the program was held at Festival City and will move to the Mall of the Emirates from May 24 to May 25, 2017. ......read more

    ‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan

    The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice. The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes ......read more

    Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries. In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer for medical inventory

    UAE, May 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Pfizer for a strategic inventory of medicines at the Ministry. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MOHAP. The agreement were signed by Dr.Abdul Karim Al Zarouni, Director of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Center represented the ministry, Pfizer was represented by Tarek Youssef, Regional President in Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Al-Olama said that Pfizer has been MOHAP’s strategic partner for 40 years and ......read more

    #Alwaysonthemove Anytime of the Month

      A recent ‘Always® on the Move Study’* shows that 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying special occasions, the new Always Nassijaf Moutawar means that you don’t have to. Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017- A girl’s monthly cycle may feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and when it is that time of the month, exercise and going out with friends may go on hold. Always®, the leading feminine care brand discovered that half of girls actually minimize their movement during the menstruation cycle. Girls restrict their ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention receives delegation from Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation

    May 21, 2017: Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) Public Health Policy and Licensing, received a high-level delegation from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation led by Dr. Faissal A.M. Shaheen, Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Dr. Shaheen was accompanied by Hassan Abdullah Al Khanani, Administrative Coordination, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. The meeting also witnessed the attendance of Dr. Amer Ahmed Sharif, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA)- Education Sector, and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on counseling & mental health

    UAE, May 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Hospitals Sector, organized a workshop focused on counseling and mental health at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The workshop was attended by Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialized Healthcare Department, in addition to a number of general practitioners and nurses working in outpatient clinics in hospitals and primary healthcare centers. The session aimed to raise awareness about psychiatric patients and how to deal with them, while highlighting the behavioral characteristics of ......read more

    Suhoor and Iftar Food: To Eat or Not to Eat

      Eating Habits to Follow During Ramadan Ramadan is just a few days away and while the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we maintain our energy levels and avoid the unhealthy food temptations that come with the month.  “In Ramadan our diets are radically altered, as we eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset). As such both these meals form an essential part of fasting. While it’s a good idea to consume low Glycaemic Index (GI) items, both Suhoor and Iftar should be well-balanced and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches free breast cancer screening campaign for women of all nationalities

    UAE, May 20, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a free-of-charge early breast cancer screening campaign for all UAE women citizens and residents starting May 21, 2017 to increase the overall survival rate of people with the disease. Mobile clinics equipped with mammography technology will be deployed in several shopping centers in the Northern Emirates, where a dedicated platform will also be set-up to receive applications and reach out to larger number of women.  The campaign is within the framework of the move to declare 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ ......read more

    Lift of Fertility Treatment Cap Serves as a Fresh Hope for Childless Couples in the UAE

    Thiqa policy holders to avail 3 FREE IVF cycles. No co-payment needed! Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 May 2017:A big decision on fertility treatments for Thiqa policy holders has come as a huge relief for couples unable to conceive naturally.Changes inAbu Dhabi  health schemes have facilitated the removal of a cap on infertility treatments set last year. The cap was announced in June 2016, effective from 1st July 2016 limiting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at private centres forThiqa insurance holders in Abu Dhabi from three cycles to one cycle and that too with a 20% ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Family Doctor Day

    UAE, May 18, 2017-The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) represented by its Health Centres and Clinics Sector recently organized an event to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at the Ministry’s office in Dubai. The event was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, Dr. Ayesha Suhail, Director of the Primary Healthcare Department, and Dr. Haifa Fares, Director of the Family Medicine Residency program. The ......read more

    Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators holds second meeting

    UAE, May 18, 2017 - As part of its responsibility to monitor the implementation of the National Health Agenda 2021 and its progress, the Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently held its second meeting in the presence of the local regulatory health authorities. Members of the Executive Group aim to address medical malpractices cases in the country and increase the number of local health facilities with international ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention commemorates ‘World No Tobacco Day'

    UAE, May 17, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention unveiled a campaign to mark ‘World NO Tobacco Day’ which is being celebrated under the theme ‘Tobacco - A Threat to Development’ this year. The launch was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Clinics and Centers; Dr. Wedad Al Medor, Head of the National Tobacco Control Committee; a number of department heads; physicians and technicians working in the field of Tobacco Control; and the sponsoring company. Dr. Al Rand ......read more

    RAK Hospital to hold health camp ahead of Ramadan

    Patients suffering from chronic ailments will be advised on best possible ways to manage their health while fasting The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age of 40 and suffering from chest pain, high BP, diabetes or diabetic foot pain May 17, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  With a change in diet plan and sleeping pattern during the holy month of Ramadan, patients suffering from chronic ailments need special care. In order to help people take stock of their health ahead of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has organised diabetes, heart and foot assessment at their premises on ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues licenses to 45 new private healthcare facilities during the first 4 months of 2017

    UAE, May 17, 2017 - Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and Vice Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, stated that 45 new private healthcare facilities – including 42 multi-disciplinary medical centers and three clinics – have been issued licenses since the beginning of 2017. He said that the increasing number of healthcare facilities reflects the transparency and speed of the procedures followed by the Ministry, encouraging the private sector to invest as a ......read more

    Look No Further and Take a Step Today to Start Your Journey to a New You.

    Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their appearance, however, over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of people opting for makeovers with the help of medical science and technology to enhance their appearance and thus improve ......read more

    Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) to Sponsor Treatment for Emirati Couples

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre. The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.  Proud parents who conceived with the help of fertility treatments they received at the Centre got together to celebrate this day with their children. The Authority organized several activities for the children including ......read more

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