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

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

    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle. Brain and Gut Bacteria Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain. We actually have more bacteria in our bodies than cells and so bacteria have an immense effect on our bodily functions. Depression, Autism and Parkinson disease have all been linked to gastrointestinal imbalances and problems as well as the sick feeling you get when you are ......read more

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE  More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;    It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization  United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 :  MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing risk of cervical cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region.    The event, attended by experts from across the region highlighted the importance of early detection and regular screening for cervical cancer. The experts also ......read more

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

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018:  Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin. “Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they experience a lot of wear and tear. In fact, it’s estimated that you’ll likely have walked 75,000 miles by the age of 50. As anyone who suffers from painful feet or ankles would know how hard it is to enjoy life when it hurts just to take a step or two. To avoid the discomfort, it is essential to consult a doctor as soon as some distress is experienced,” said Dr. Meda, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Specialising in Foot ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:  Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities. Thanks to vast developments in technology and a collaboration with ForaMed, an established provider of innovative and secure health products and remote health solutions, Manzil can now offer much more to its patients.  Manzil began bringing medical services to the home since 2011 and now can do so without the need of a constantly present clinician. Remote medical services have grown in leaps and bounds, and the effects are now visible in the new types of services offered by ......read more

    Shurooq Announces Pioneering Korean Healthcare Project in Sharjah

    Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project Sharjah, 19 May, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah. The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, as well as several representatives from Shurooq and REI Holding, were given a tour around the Sejong General Hospital, and were introduced to some of the latest and most cutting-edge healthcare technologies, which are slated ......read more

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

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

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.   Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A majority of our patients prefer to fast during Ramadan despite having diabetes. While they are aware that they are exempt from fasting as it can have an adverse effect on their health, they are keen to follow all the rituals of Ramadan. Therefore, we at the DCC provide them with all the information and medical advice necessary to ensure they do not suffer from complications of fasting.”   The centre meets patients individually ......read more

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

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

    Dubai Health Authority discusses implementation of the new law.

    Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai Health Authority law. The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services and products based on international best practices and achieving the sector's objectives according to approved strategic plans. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA addressed top-level executives of the DHA at the ......read more

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

    13 May 2018, Dubai UAE:   The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the region. “Nowadays, it’s easy to find high quality medical information – they are readily available on the internet and on our mobile devices. However, there remains a significant unaddressed needs specific to the one quarter of the world’s population: the Islamic population,” said Dr. Mohamed Hassanein, Chairman of the DAR Alliance. “Launching the new platform, we aim to address these needs for the first time ......read more

    UAE Ambassador visits Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

    13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE:   UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator. During his visit, H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was welcomed by Mr Chris Rockenbach, General Manager of GOSH’s International and Private Patient service. He then visited Butterfly Ward where he met with family members and the lead clinical staff, and toured the facility. GOSH treats 1,500 children from the Middle East every year. Last year, GOSH treated 248 patients from the United Arab Emirates. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui met with Emirati father, Omar ......read more

    Galderma and Medica Group Host Second Annual GAIN Forum

    Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa   Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network), bringing together 945 dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the Middle East region, Russia, India, Turkey and Africa (MERITA).    Hosted in Dubai, the event is a key gathering of thought leaders and experts to present, discuss, share and debate the latest innovations, trends and best practice in Aesthetic treatments for facial contouring, wrinkles, rejuvenation and is instrumental in pushing the ......read more

    Tips to Workout whilst you Fast

    Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:  Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping training on track can become difficult, however it doesn’t have to be. Ramadan is definitely not an excuse to stop exercising!    Our bodies are so much more resilient and stronger than we think, even with prolonged periods of starvation and lack of sustenance. The first few days of Ramadan are always the hardest as our bodies adjust to the new routine. If we are used to drinking stimulants such as tea and coffee on regular days, ......read more

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

    A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures. Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai. Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority. Dubai, 01 May 2018:   The wait is over. Al Zahra Hospital presents Dubai with its first Aesthetics Centre in the heart of Barsha, Dubai. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, patients can now experience a discreet and memorable transformative journey. Inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, Chairman of Al Zahra Hospital, the Centre aims to establish itself as a premier aesthetics destination for residents and visitors alike. The Aesthetics Centre has no equals in the ......read more

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

    The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time  The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” conference in Dubai, co-sponsored by Roche Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018:  The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) was officially launched today at the first ever ‘War on Cancer’ conference organised in the Middle East, co-sponsored by Roche. Conducted by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with country experts, the ‘HIBA’ ......read more

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

    President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals. War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups  April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the  global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.   With a booming youth population and ambitious plans for the future, many Middle Eastern countries have set their sights on progress in the fight against cancer.   HRH Princess Dina Mired, president-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); Nisreen Qatamish, ......read more

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

    Chance to Change: 30% of women in the UAE who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer lose their life each year Campaign to highlight how an increase in awareness of available tests and vaccines can help to reduce fatalities of the largely preventable disease   United Arab Emirates, 30 April, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical cancer campaign at Conrad Hotel Dubai. The campaign, which was launched in 2014, has proved highly effective in increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai, with attendees of 282 in 2014 which has grown exponentially by 249% to 984 attendees during 2017.  A report by HPV Information Centre outlined that at present 1.82 million women in the UAE are at risk of developing cervical cancer, and that every year 93 women are ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018:  Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International. BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest contracting companies. The award is testament to Trans Gulf and ANGE’s commitment to Health and Safety. This forms part of the extensive sustainability work currently being undertaken. Stuart McGregor, General Manager of Trans Gulf, said “Building on an award-winning legacy, we are delighted with this international recognition of our efforts to provide a safe environment for our employees. At Trans Gulf and within ANGE, we seek to ......read more

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

    A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise 29th April 2018 United Arab Emirates:  A new study, conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global, unveiled today that children in the UAE have impressive knowledge around healthy eating and wellness despite rising childhood obesity levels. The study found that 64% of children are aware that 30 minutes is the minimum recommended time to exercise every day. 94% of children are aware that healthy living is about eating a balanced diet inclusive of all food groups, as ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India receive a healthy one. Launched earlier this month by Akshay himself, the Happy Heart India campaign is a new initiative from the Asian Heart Institute that encourages people to nominate an underprivileged child aged 12 or under who they may know and is in need of heart surgery but does not have the means to access a life-saving intervention. As the face of the campaign, Akshay plays a pivotal role in spreading healthy heart habits and ......read more

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

    Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies 26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually triggered by the rise in temperature and dusty warm winds of summer as it leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles. If left untreated, allergies can lead to severe conditions like sinus and asthma. As per reports, one in six people in the UAE suffer from asthma and one in five residents suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. “Allergies occur due to the inflammation of the immune system pathway when encountered by ......read more

    Top Swiss Doctors Shed Light on Cardiovascular Disease Which Kills 17.7 Million Every year

    Prevention key to combating rising number of people with heart conditions Dubai, UAE, 26 April, 2018: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in the UAE, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yet those at risk of suffering from heart problems can easily prevent it through behaviour and lifestyle changes. Top doctors from luxury Swiss clinic, Nescens Clinique de Genolier, have cited a number of preventative methods in order to combat and reduce the risk of CVD in the Middle East. Among the contributing factors to doctors’ concerns has been the increase in the diagnoses of diabetic patients across the region. Dr Henri Sunthorn, a specialist in interventional rhythmology at Nescens Clinique De Genolier said, “The number of diabetic children and adults has had a knock-on effect to other ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more

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

    HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN - Banin Shahine, Resident Nutritionist HOW TO STAY FIT DURING RAMADAN -  Samer Farag, Club General Manager and Personal Trainer Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018:  HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN   With long periods of fasting during Ramadan, it can be easy to make the wrong food choices when breaking fast. Banin Shahine has been the resident nutrition expert at Fitness First for over five years. As someone who has fasted most of her life, she is perfectly placed to provide insightful advice and tips on how best to manage the effects that fasting has on our bodies, and to shine some light on the benefits of this controversial diet revelation.    PREPARATION   As with anything, preparation is key. Fasting may only last for 30-days, however, ......read more

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    81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care

    UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old ......read more

    RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

    Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day Special session on stress management techniques. August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary education and guidance on important health issues. Celebrating the spirit of Emirati women, the event will provide them hands-on tools to manage their health and fitness regimen.  Free ......read more

    Calm Those Legs cramps for a restful sleep

    Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?   You could be suffering from a neurological disorder called ‘Restless legs syndrome’ or in short RLS. RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during periods ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority highlights the importance of geriatric care.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017:  Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible. Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar, which is the sole centre for the elderly in the emirate, highlighted the concept of healthy ageing and said: “ Presently the percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years, in the UAE is ......read more

    What you need to know before travelling on Eid Holidays

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017:  It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also the perfect time when a lot of people plan the much-awaited long weekend to travel outside the UAE.    After you have decided on the travel destination and planned the travel ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs memorandum of understanding with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an  MoU  with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met ......read more

    Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of ......read more

    UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

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    Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

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    High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

    UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

    Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both ......read more

    Patient's life threatened by flu-like symptoms

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    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to undergo expansion.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of 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 ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

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    High-level delegation from Dubai Health Authority visits EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan.

    Aim of the visit is to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical emergency preparations in place for EXPO 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) visited Expo 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical contingency plans in place.   The visit is part of the ongoing medical preparations that Dubai Health Authority will undertake for Expo 2020, which will be hosted in Dubai.   The delegation was led by Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Call Center receives more than 151,000 calls in the first half of 2017.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority's call centre (800 342) received 1,53,783 calls during the first half of 2017. Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations at the Dubai Health Authority said that the callers were from the UAE and abroad. “Thirty seven per cent of the queries were regarding individual and facility licenses, 20 per cent were regarding medical fitness service, 16 per cent were for primary healthcare services, 14 per cent were related to queries about hospital services, four per cent were administrative queries, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully implements emergency plan

    UAE, 14 August 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the successful execution of its emergency plan for disasters and crises during a recent partial power failure at the Al-Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah. During the outage, which was caused by technical failure, power generators were operated automatically and provided electricity in key areas that included the emergency departments, intensive care unit, delivery room and incubators. Some of the patients from the affected departments were also transferred to safe areas in a safe medical manner-- transferring them to other ......read more

    Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of the Philippines

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    Second phase of electronic medical record project goes live across several DHA health facilities.

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    Dubai Health Authority focusses on developing national talent in the health sector.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) felicitated outstanding medical students who are currently pursuing their medical degree and specialization. Upon completion of the training program, they will work with the Authority.  The Authority also felicitated today 141 E¬mirati students who took part in the one-month summer training program at the DHA. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Fostering national talent in the medical sector is a key ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority integrates biomedical equipment to Salama Electronic Medical Records System across DHA hospitals.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is integrating biomedical devices to the Salama Medical Records System in high acuity areas in certain DHA hospitals, said a top health official. Salama is the name of the Authority’s electronic patient medical record project. The DHA-wide project will ensure electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities.  Additionally, it will help provide patients access to their medical record through a patient portal. The project will ensure every patient visiting a DHA ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre begins family counselling services for patients.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 August 2017:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre, the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, has begun family counselling services for its patients.  The move is in line with the Centre’s philosophy to provide multi-disciplinary diabetes management service under one roof. Mohammed Belal Al Shamma, consultant endocrinologist, said: “People with diabetes are recognized as having an increased risk of depression. It is estimated that 20 per cent of diabetics have depression, which can also make diabetes management a ......read more

    RAK Hospital introduces innovative Aqua therapies for faster healing

    Patients with Cardiac, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Athletic, Arthritis and Geriatrics issue to benefit with individualized rehab programs Hydrotherapy to relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness   8th August 2017;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Bringing in innovative concepts and techniques to healthcare, RAK Hospital through its Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation department has now introduced unique aqua therapies as a major rehabilitation technique for people of all ages ranging from ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention calls on holidaymakers to visit Traveler Health Clinics before visiting other countries

    UAE, August 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has reminded travelers that they can avail of health services and medical consultations at the Traveler Health Clinics in the preventive medicine departments of all the emirates throughout the year. These services provided free of charge to all Emiratis and at an affordable price for UAE residents are also available at Al Muhaisna Centre and Etihad Centre. “The Ministry of Health and Prevention believes in the importance of educating travelers about the health risks that they may be exposed to when visiting other countries. ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention continues to provide free health with Al Kheir Clinic

    UAE, August 5, 2017 - In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) launched the Al Kheir Clinic at the Muhaisnah Health Center in Mirdif City Centre. The new clinic was launched I n cooperation with Dar Al-Bar Association and MOHAP Strategic partners  The mobile clinics were inaugurated by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Hussein Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centres and Clinics, MOHAP, in the presence of H.E. Nasser Al Badoor, ......read more

    Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala

    Dubai, August 03, 2017:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare today addressed the media and announced that the Group is launching 2 hospital projects in Kerala located in Kannur and Trivandrum and also evaluating a proposal to set up a Children’s Hospital in Kochi . This will add another 1099 beds. Aster already has 2,480 beds in their four hospitals in Kerala with 4764 employees and is thus one among the largest private sector healthcare player in the state.  Aster MIMS at Kannur and Aster Capital at Thiruvananthapuram are in different ......read more

    DHA to raise public health awareness.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 2, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on public health awareness. Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or complaints. Ghanim Lootah, Director of Institutional Marketing and Communications ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017' at IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboards Awards

    UAE, August 2, 2017- The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has won the ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017’ award at the 2017 IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboard Awards organized by Infosol, a leading dashboard software provider in California, USA. Over 100 projects from all over the world entered the competition.  This is the first time that a health organization won for two consecutive years. Last year, the Ministry’s Hospital Department grabbed the prestigious ‘Most Valuable Dashboard’ recognition.  H.E. Dr. ......read more

    Protect Your Heart as the Temperatures Soar

    Beware of heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat stroke this summer Dubai, August 1st , 2017: Temperatures soaring well above the 40 degrees mark could give rise to more heart related challenges in the absence of proper care and attention. The human body maintains its internal temperature at around 37°C but as the environment warms-up, the body tends to warm-up as well. Heat-related challenges range from irritating problems such as heat rash to exhaustion and heat strokes.  Dr. Ahmad Fakhri Alhimairi, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, Canadian Specialist Hospital, “People who do ......read more

    Health problems that affect people in UAE during the summer

    Attributed to: Prof. Dr. Elham Abd El Zaher, Consultant - Dermatology and Venereology, Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi   What are the common health problems once faces during summer? How can one treat or avoid it? Dehydration: Dehydration can happen quickly and suddenly during summer, especially with old people and children. Also after a heavy exercise.  To Avoid/ treat:  Drink lots of water to stay hydrated Heat stroke: It is a very serious condition that is characterized by high body temperature, confusion, short rapid breathing, sweating and fast ......read more

    Sanofi and Roche collaborate to introduce ‘My Star' patient Starter Kits for enabling people with diabetes to effectively manage their condition

    Studies indicate a lack of health knowledge about diabetes among populations, which has implications for health behaviors, medication adherence, and treatment outcomes.  Only a small proportion of patients in the region have been found to regularly monitor their blood glucose levels.1 There were over 1 million cases of diabetes in UAE in 2015.  Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2017:  To enable health care providers and patients to effectively manage diabetes, Sanofi, in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, are introducing ‘My Star Starter Kits’ in UAE and the ......read more

    Study reveals that O.R.S Hydration Tablets have greater fluid retention

    The study compared hydrating potential of the drinks as plain water, milk, sports drinks, yoghurt, cola, diet cola, hot tea, iced tea, coffee, orange juice, O.R.S Dubai, UAE, July 31st 2017:  A recent study on how well different types of drinks are retained in the body suggested that drinks that contain a high electrolyte content or high energy content would have greater fluid retention and thus a higher BHI. The study compared hydrating potential of the drinks as plain water, milk, sports drinks, yoghurt, cola, diet cola, hot tea, iced tea, coffee, orange juice, O.R.S. and sparkling ......read more

    Hypertension affecting youth warn doctors

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 31, 2017:  Over the last few years, more younger patients are detected with hypertension, said a top health official. Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure is a silent disease as it usually does not cause any symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, and chronic kidney ......read more

    A leading hospital in Dubai conducts ‘Double Volume Exchange Blood Transfusion' to save life of newborn with Rh Isoimmunization disease

    UAE, July 31, 2017 - Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private multi-specialty hospital, recently announced that it saved the life of a newborn suffering from RH Isoimmunization disease. The baby was successfully delivered 5 weeks earlier than expected date of delivery, on 28 June 2017.  RH incompatibility is a condition that develops when a pregnant woman has RH-negative blood and the baby in her womb has Rh-positive blood. If the mother is Rh-negative, her immune system treats RH-positive fetal cells as if they were a foreign substance. The mother's body makes antibodies ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention completes experimental phase of ‘Mabrouk Mayak' at Al Qassimi Hospital

    UAE, July 30, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the successful completion of the experimental phase of the ‘Mabrouk Mayak’ service which facilitates the completion of all official documents for newborn UAE Nationals. MOHAP launched the service at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah in line with the strategic direction of the UAE Government to raise the level of satisfaction and happiness of customers by improving the services provided to them in all its departments. The initiative falls under the Government Accelerators Program aimed at fast-tracking ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention performs first successful cochlear implant of ‘Help me hear' program

    UAE, July 30, 2017- The ENT Team of Al Qassimi Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), supported by Dr. Hussain Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics MOHAP, has successfully performed cochlear implant surgery for a two-year old Indian girl suffering from hearing loss of sensory nerves since birth. The operation is the first procedure under the Ministry's 'Help me hear' initiative.  According to the Ministry, the electronic device was implanted in the child's inner ear, which will be followed with another procedure to ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Information Security Project

    Al Qatami: DHA to train 10,000 employees in data archiving and best safety and accuracy standards. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) announced today that it  has launched an Information Security project, which is in line with the vision of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with an aim to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security The DHA’s Board identified ......read more

    How to Survive Living in a Hot Climate

    Living in a hot country is often difficult. There are unique challenges associated with extreme heat and most people struggle when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s. Homes and workplaces usually have air-con systems to make life more comfortable for residents, but once you head outside, the heat will hit you like a sledgehammer. Life in Dubai is wonderful for many reasons, but if you are not accustomed to extreme heat – as is often the case for expats moving to the country – here are some tips to help you survive. Water Dehydration occurs quickly in a hot climate. ......read more

    DHA promotes 26 per cent of its employees in last two years

    DHA: Twenty six per cent of employees promoted in the last two years. Staff turnover rate in 2016 reduced to 4 per cent  from 6 per cent in 2015. Amna Al Suwaidi: Various efforts to attract national talent to work across all sectors of DHA Positive response to the scholarship program for national students (medical and science fields) United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 26, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority has promoted 26 percent of its employees in the last two years ......read more

    Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah Organises Art, Health and Sports Workshops

    Daily workshops formulated to develop the life skills of its members   Sharjah, 26 July 2017:  Young ladies in Sharjah have benefited from an array of workshops designed to enhance their life skills the daily workshops organised by Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya) - a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators.   Sajaya has just recently concluded a July’s daily training and entertainment workshops, with a focus on creativity, sports, health, in addition to various workshops.    Formulated for young ......read more

    Future of IVF technology promises exciting prospects, higher success rates

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, celebrates the World IVF Day, and the birthday of Louis Brown, the first IVF baby at Bourn Hall, UK, pioneers of the technology Look forward to affordable, non-invasive IVF procedure, fewer drugs and ovarian freezing, among other innovations Doctors stress on genetic testing, choosing quality labs to strengthen pregnancy success rates The market value of IVF procedures in the UAE will rise to $1.5 billion by 2020 July 25, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  As the IVF technology continues to take great strides into the future, recent research suggests ......read more

    High-ranking Kuwait Officials visit American Hospital Dubai

    UAE, 24 July 2017- American Hospital Dubai (AHD), has received a high-ranking delegation comprising representatives of the Kuwait Medical Committee at Armed Forces who will be visiting the multi-specialty hospital until July 26, 2017. The Kuwait contingent led by Brigadier General Emad Sultan Aman, Colonel Dr. Rashid Fahad Aldowaila, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alasaosi, and Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Alghanim. They will meet the hospital’s department heads and observe its world-class medical services and technologies throughout their extensive four-day tour. The ......read more

    UAE residents urged to opt for hydration tablets over energy drinks to beat the summer heat

    New study at the Univeristy of Loughbourgh indicates O.R.S hydration tablets provide superior hydration compared to energy drinks Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2017:  A new landmark study by the University of Loughbourgh suggests that O.R.S Hydration Tablets are a lot more effective than energy drinks and other beverages. The study investigated the effects of 13 different commonly consumed drinks such as iced tea, coffee, cola and orange juice among others on urine output and fluid balance when ingested in a euhydrated state. The aim of the study was to establish a beverage hydration ......read more

    First time in UAE, Lab launches state-of-the-art test to detect early colon cancer

    The Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories partners with Just4Me Genetics LLC to bring German-based Colo Alert to the country Saves time and money while quadrupling the rate of early colon cancer detection  Early detection of colon cancer can increase survival rate up to 90 percent People older than 50 years should be regularly screened for colon cancer   July 23, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In order to provide cutting edge technology in healthcare to the UAE residents and for further prevention of colon cancer, Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories (SMCL) – a part ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention to hire new batch of female nurse scholars

    UAE, July 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that it is hiring seven nursing students who got their  Bachelor’s degrees and completed their four-year studies under the “enhancing the attractiveness of  nursing as a profession  initiative”. Also 17 nurses who were part of the Nursing Bridging Program and another eight from the Master's Program in Nursing will be joining back from their educational leave. Additionally, the Ministry will grant 45 scholarships to qualified female and male secondary students in general and advanced ......read more

    Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

    Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your ......read more

    World Brain Day: Pioneering procedure in London offers hope to UAE children with hydrocephalus

    19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an ......read more

    Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

    Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the ......read more

    Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

    Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical ......read more

    Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Consume O.R.S Tablets to Maintain Hydration at Work

    A Japanese study supports the case for consuming O.R.S Tablets The extreme environmental conditions make heat-related illness the most important health issue facing outdoor workers in the region Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2017: Health experts at Clinova urged thousands of unskilled workers working in the UAE to consume O.R.S Hydration Tablets. The Hydration tablets help to maintain hydration at work during summer. In the UAE, heat increases the risk of dehydration and heat stress for the workers.  Most at risk are those working outdoors performing physically intensive labour and ......read more

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