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    Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks

    14 August 2018 – Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.  Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca, Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah between Sunday 19 August and Friday 24 August, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers will have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead.  International SOS top 15 travel advice tips during Hajj: Expect heightened security at transport ......read more

    Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues

    RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event. On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.  14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   To promote the culture of wellness and help people gain a holistic outlook on health, RAK Hospital has collaborated with Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah for a one-of-its kind workshop. The interactive session will address various aspects of health including physical activity, nutrition and stress management while focusing on providing information and solutions to help people be and feel their best.   The event is scheduled for Friday, 17th August at ......read more

    Health Experts at Mundipharma Urge Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia to Prioritise Hygiene to Prevent Spread of Viruses Including Mers

    Mundipharma’s range of BETADINE®  products, including hand cleansers, proven to be effective in preventing spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and other illnesses2-7 13 August 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Haj and Umra pilgrims preparing to travel to Mecca have been advised to make personal health and hygiene a top priority after cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was reported. Between 12 January through 31 May 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 75 laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS_CoV), including twenty-three (23) deaths.1  With thousands of people from the UAE, and millions more from across the world, expected to make the journey to the Kingdom, public health experts at Mundipharma ......read more

    Secondary Infertility: A Confusing & Emotional Ride Affecting Millions of Women

    Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018:   There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight couples suffer from infertility, in fact, according to a recent research, 11 per cent of couples who already have a child go on to experience secondary infertility. That's approximately 4 million families or about half of all infertility cases. “A lot of patients who come to our clinic suffer from secondary infertility. Just like primary infertility, secondary infertility can be equally heart-breaking and requires the same treatment ......read more

    Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis

    Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully. Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.   8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah:   Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the foggiest idea that Optic Neuritis (ON) with positive Anti MOG syndrome is even a disease he would have to deal with. After experiencing repeated attacks of pain around the eyeball with visual loss alternatively in both eyes, Nawzer was referred to Dr. Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, who detected the problem immediately and after a complete examination concluded these attacks were episodes of Optic Neuritis (ON) linked to Anti ......read more

    FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios

    Enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 1st until September 6th Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  Dancing is one of the most positive forms of physical activity. It requires focus, precise technique and attention to detail. It can also offer a myriad of benefits to your body and work as a natural anti-depressant, releasing happiness hormones. However, with so many dance forms out there, it becomes quite the task to decide which one is for you!  So, how do you know which class is the one for you?  For one week only, James & Alex Dance Studios in Dubai Media City will be offering a variety of drop-in classes where you can try as many styles as you want... for free! The studio offers a variety of classes from Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Street Dance, ......read more

    Fitness in DXB to Launch ‘the Pursuit of Happiness' Evening for Yoga and Inspiration

    The FREE event will be hosted on Saturday 11th August at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Dubai, UAE – 7th August 2018:   Following the roaring success of the last Fitness In DXB yoga event, the expert team are inviting residents across the UAE to a free evening of yoga and inspiration on Saturday 11th August, 2018, from 5pm to 9:30pm. Focused on promoting holistic wellness, the special event will be hosted at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre’s Great Ballroom and will be preceded with a motivational talk, starting at 5pm.  The theme for the evening is ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, and guests will be welcomed to join the ‘Inspiration Hour’ with a local guest speaker, followed by yoga class from 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the hotel’s Great Ballroom. The Great ......read more

    ‘Cool their Summer' program reaches out to the public on roads with drinking water

    Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has partnered with ‘Draw a Smile’ social support volunteering organization, for a two-month initiative titled ‘Cool their Summer’. This initiative is being conducted in association with the UAE Food Bank.  The campaign will see the ‘Draw a Smile’ volunteers distributing cold drinking water bottles to people helping them beat the heat during this summer across the UAE.  The ‘Cool their Summer’ campaign, officially launched at the Grand Mosque in Jumeirah recently will run until October 5, 2018. The organisers aim to raise awareness and initiate public participation in providing cold water to everyone including labourers, workers and other needy on the roads during ......read more

    Advanced Treatment to Tackle Orthopaedic Issues in Adults Take Center Stage at Continuing Medical Education (CME) Summit

    Young Adults Under 35 Suffer from Pain in Knee, Ankle, Feet and Shoulder United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 5th August, 2018:  With the rise in high intensity workouts, including CrossFit, heavy weightlifting and metabolic conditioning classes, physical therapists and orthopaedic surgeons have noticed a new demographic of patients - young adults under 35 who suffer from overwhelming pain in knee, ankle, feet and shoulder. The DHA accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) Summit, organised by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), Dubai brought to focus the key factors that cause such pain and also highlighted advanced treatment options to tackle these conditions. “Injuries related to the knee and foot are common with sport players.  These injuries can occur due to lack of conditioning, overtraining, or improper ......read more

    wasl organises a health campaign in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018:   As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and medical consultations done in collaboration with MBRU, Dubai Dental Clinic, and Dubai Bone & Joint Center. The services offered have received a high level of demand from wasl employees.  The strategic partnership between the two parties started earlier this year with wasl’s provision of necessary equipment — computer and physiology labs— to the university in celebration and support of the values of the ‘Year of ......read more

    Reform Athletica - Best Fitness Classes in Town

    Reform your workout routines Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  Finding a great gym or workout class in Dubai can be quite overwhelming with all of the countless options that are available. With the endless offerings to try, it’s important to opt for a fitness studio that makes you feel comfortable, motivated and has you wanting to go back for more.  Reform Athletica, the fitness boutique studio located in Jumeirah 1, has you covered and prides themselves in offering the best fitness classes in town.  The one-of-a kind fitness studio differentiates itself from other workout options in the mar-ket with a brand philosophy of offering ‘accessible fitness for all’ and focuses on the mainte-nance of fitness at all stages of life as an enjoyable part of a regular workout routine. Their signature classes are ......read more

    Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years of excellence in the UAE

    Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years in United Arab Emirates. Hikma Medical Center located in Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi, August 1, 2018:   Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, is marking 35 years of excellence in dental care this year. As part of the anniversary celebrations, they are sharing the story of The Evolution of Dentistry in the UAE. Award-winning prosthodontist, and CEO of Hikma Medical Center, Dr. Omar Aloum, will share his experiences and stories from his professional journey from when he started, to the present.    Dr. Omar is one of the pioneering professionals in the dental industry in Abu Dhabi. Having been recognized and awarded by the local Cosmetic Dental Association Awards, as well as the MENA ......read more

    Sharjah Social Services Department and Medcare Hospital Sharjah sign agreement to benefit health insurance holders

    Range of Privileges for Health Insurance Card Holders who are affiliated to the Department Dubai, UAE, 30 July 2018:   The Sharjah Social Services Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medcare Hospital Sharjah, to provide Health Insurance Card Holders affiliated to the Department with a range of privileges and deductions on the healthcare services provided by the Hospital.   The agreement was signed by Kholoud Abdullah Al-Ali, Director of Homecare Management at Social Services Department, and Dr. Amira Zoheir, Medical Director at Medcare Hospital Sharjah.  The agreement signed at Medcare Hospital Sharjah stipulates that a deduction of 30 % shall be provided by the Hospital in favor of Health Insurance card holders who are affiliated to the Department for healthcare services and ......read more

    Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club partners with Les Mills

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2018:   Al Areesh Club, the family–friendly sports and social destination located in the heart of Dubai Festival City, has partnered with Les Mills, pioneer leaders of the fitness industry in the Middle East, to bring world class fitness experience to the club.   Les Mills promises to make members of Al Areesh Club fall in love with fitness with its cutting-edge exercises mixed with great music in a group environment. Members of Al Areesh Club can now experience a 55 minutes of intense workout such as; BODY ATTACK - Sports base high intensity cardio workout BODY COMBAT - Mixed martial arts training and BODYBALANCE – mind and body class that showcase TAI CHI, YOGA and PILATES workouts BODYATTACK Sunday  6:30 ......read more

    Swiss Experts Advise Early Check-ups for Men

    Leading specialists caution Middle East patients on importance of preventative health measures Dubai, UAE, 28 July, 2018:   With a significant increase in life expectancy anticipated across the Middle East, leading Swiss medical experts are working to educate men in the region on the importance of preventative medicine and treatment. Professor Jacques Proust, founder of luxury Swiss preventative medical clinic Nescens Clinique de Genolier, has dedicated his life to the science behind ageing and the practice of medical solutions to combat, reduce and reverse the process. “Life-threatening conditions can increase exponentially with age and through the early detection and subsequent treatment to their symptoms we can positively impact the ageing process in men,” said Professor Proust. “Genetic, ......read more

    DHA held a regional workshop on quality management in Nuclear Medicine in cooperation with IAEA.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 July, 2018:   Dubai Hospital recently held a regional workshop on quality management in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  The five-day training and workshop is the first-of-its-kind in the region and is organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre in cooperation with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). More than 40 professionals including doctors, technicians and physicists from UAE and abroad attended the workshop. Batool Al Balooshi, consultant and head of Dubai Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre stressed on the importance of this workshop that  trained participants on practical skills on how to reduce radiation doses to patients and healthcare workers during treatment of both cancerous and ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children undergoes expansion.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2018:  The emergency department and the labour and delivery suite of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, Dubai’s oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital, are currently undergoing expansion to double the hospital’s capacity. By September 2019, the first phase of the emergency department and the expansion of the labour and delivery suite will be complete.  The second phase of the emergency department will be complete by March 2020.  Upon completion, the emergency department will be able to cater to 60,000 patients from the current 30,000 patients. The total cost of the project is Dh 100 million.  HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA inspected the progress of the expansion. He was provided with a detailed overview of the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The FANR delegation was headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and radiation safety. The FANR delegation provided an overview of their projects especially in the medical field. They discussed regulation and licensing requirements regarding ionizing radiation in medicine for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA facilities use low dosage radiation and that radiation safety is a priority for the DHA. He added that the Authority is keen to collaborate on all issues of ......read more

    IVI Fertility Muscat clinic to offer couples FREE First IVF consultation for one full month

    Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, there has been a notable IVF baby boom. The science has helped realize the dream of many couples including those who had completely given up hope. The recognition of this science, world over, is celebrated as the IVF World Day. An international committee monitoring progress in assisted reproduction reported that the global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million. In recognition of the ......read more

    Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.  The new Beauty Care laboratory is the second Henkel lab in Dubai, with the first one being opened in 2013 for the Laundry & Home Care Business Unit. The facility is the latest addition to the global network of 22 major R&D centers.  “At Henkel Beauty Care we are constantly working on perfecting our products and services to accommodate to the specific needs of our customers and consumers across the world. The opening of our first Beauty Care laboratory in the ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services

    DDC to introduce obesity clinic DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.   The estimated number of people with diabetes in 2015 was 415 million and in 2040, it can reach up to 642 million. In the UAE, it is estimated one in five people are diabetic and another one in five are pre-diabetic.   In 2017, the centre treated nearly a thousand new patients. In terms of total patient visits with all the different providers at the centre, including consultant endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, podiatrists, ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE)

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23, 2018:   In a bid to provide free high-cost cardiac surgeries and other humanitarian aid services in the medical field, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE).  The two organisations have a long-standing relationship and the aim of the MoU is to expand cooperation to reach out to individuals and communities in need of medical services.  The MoU will enable the DHA to provide medical treatment to those with financial difficulties and MBRCHE will fund the treatment. The two sides will also continue cooperation for the Nabadat program, which is under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Nabadat, which means heartbeat in Arabic, is ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds summer training program for Emirati students.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began its one-month summer training program for 170 E¬mirati students as part of its efforts to develop national talent in the medical sector. The launch of the program took place in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City. Amna Al Suwaidi, Director of Human Resources at the DHA said, “Fostering national talent in the medical sector is a key strategic objective of the DHA. Summer training has multiple advantages for students; it provides them with valuable experience and exposure to a given field that they otherwise would not have during regular studies. It helps them understand the day-to-day requirements, work culture and skills needed to pursue their ......read more

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities in UAE

    Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018:   With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for cardiovascular services in the UAE, Aster Hospital, Mankhool has opened a state-of-the-art Cath lab that will allow residents to access high quality cardiac services in ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save life of elderly patient by performing first-of-its-kind procedure in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018:  There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is caused by blood clots that travel from the legs to the lungs and block the blood flow to the lungs.  Dr Shibu Bahuleyan, Cardiologist at Rashid Hospital said, “The patient was brought into the emergency department with complaints of drowsiness and weakness. His blood pressure was very low, so we immediately started IV fluids to keep him stable. We also conducted a battery of tests including an ECG and chest ......read more

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    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches online system to check medication dosage

    UAE, December 2, 2017- As part of the ongoing ‘Wareed’ project, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that patients can verify the correct medication dosage via the ‘Cerner Millenium’ core application, which links all clinical, operational and administrative data of 15 government hospitals and more than 68 clinics in Dubai and the Northern Emirates into a unified system. H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry will continuously tap advanced health information systems to ensure quality ......read more

    Recent study: Dubai's total fertility rate in 2016 at 5.2 for nationals and 1.7 for non-national women

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in ......read more

    The seasonal influenza...What you need to know

    UAE, November 28, 2017 - As part of its strategy to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care in an innovative and sustainable environment to ensure community wellness, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) assured the community that with starting the influenza season, the recorded cases are among the expected at this time of the year and there is no unexpected increase in the numbers reported at the country level. MOHAP works with local health entities to strengthen national influenza response capacities including diagnostics, antiviral susceptibility monitoring, disease ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Bedaya programme for new recruits.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent initiative to help newly joined employees understand the mission, vision and functioning of the Authority so that they can add their creative inputs and help us achieve our vision of a healthier and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals details of ‘Visiting Doctors Program' for December 2017

    November 26, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2017 will cover Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. The participating doctors specializing in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT),  Pediatric Nephrology,  Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular surgery and Ophthalmology will provide consultation, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients of the ......read more

    Sheikh Mansoor Leads Star-studded DXB 24hour Walkathon

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of this unique community-focused event. Sheikh Mansoor was joined at the 7.30am start by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al ......read more

    Pure Health organizes a workshop to raise staff awareness about the Federal Pension Law

    Dubai, November 23, 2017:  In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector. The workshop was attended by ......read more

    World Anti-Obesity Day: Paediatric experts urge parents to understand the psychological effect of childhood obesity

    23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.    Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed ......read more

    Medcare Women and Children Hospital introduces safer technology for treatment of breast lumps in the Middle East

    The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.  The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Records Impressive 786,000 Registered Participants in Journey to Become Most Active City in the World

    Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped ......read more

    Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

    Dubai, November 19, 2017:  Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions. Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare. The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Closes to Resounding Success

    30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017:  The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of ......read more

    Men, get yourself fertility checked this Movember

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues. To highlight the importance, this Movember, Bourn Hall Fertility ......read more

    Jawahar Al Qasimi Launches ‘Relay for Life'

    Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985 Sharjah, November 17, 2017:  With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched ......read more

    Myths about Prostate Cancer

    Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017:   Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US.  Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US.  A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer. While Prostate cancer is ......read more

    UAE eHealth Week 2017 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements and Showcased Best Practice in Genomics and Artificial Intelligence for Vision 2021

    [DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 –   The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.   This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.    The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including ......read more

    Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Dhs 1 Diabetes screening for residents

    The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee   Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers. November 15,2017; Dubai,  UAE:  To commemorate World Diabetes Day, ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Reveals Highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony

    From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017:  Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s ......read more

    Emirates Post Group launched awareness campaign on the occasion of World Diabetes Day in all central post offices in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017:  EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017. Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, ......read more

    High prevalence of diabetes in UAE linked to infertility and miscarriage

    On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, organizes a three-day free screening campaign from 14th to 16th November for fertility-linked diabetes 70 percent of women who have PCOS are insulin resistant Chances of a miscarriage in Diabetic women are between 30 percent and 60 percent. Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications. November 11, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Diabetes is one of the main causes behind ......read more

    UAE to introduce device to combat type II diabetes

    UAE, November 13, 2017 - The UAE will be the first country in the world after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to introduce a device to treat high blood sugar type II. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) said that the move comes under the Ministry’s plan to combat the risks associated with diabetes and provide the patients with latest global treatment systems. The UAE is one of the world's leading countries in the field of pharmaceuticals, and has developed innovative drugs ......read more

    Dubai Heath Authority healthcare facilities received award for moving towards an electronic system.

    Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 :  Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City. Healthcare entities were awarded based their EMRAM score. EMRAM is accepted today worldwide as an international ......read more

    Chronic Conditions Such as Diabetes Can Pose a Greater Risk to Some Business Travellers Than Infectious Disease

    International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day   Dubai, 12 November 2017:   In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. Failing to effectively manage chronic conditions can pose a greater risk to some travelling business executives than infectious diseases.    The World Health Organisation (WHO) ......read more

    World-class experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital shed light on pressing childhood conditions in the UAE at Dubai's International Paediatric Medical Congress

    Paediatric experts Dr Nikhil Thapar and Dr Paul Aurora talk to local and international experts about management of childhood constipation in the UAE, and respiratory conditions respectively 11 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Today at the International Paediatric Medical Congress, hosted at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) are bringing their expertise in paediatric respiratory conditions and paediatric gastroenterology to the UAE.    Dr Nikhil Thapar, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at GOSH, is ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention and the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Sanofi reach 22 schools in UAE with the ‘KiDS Program' on diabetes education

    Over 1 year, the KiDS program has enabled close to 160 education sessions reaching over 4600 children, including 54 students with diabetes in schools across UAE, along with training for 22 nurses KiDS aims to foster a supportive school environment for students with type 1 diabetes and increase awareness on healthy lifestyles to prevent Type 2 diabetes An estimated 60,000 children, under 15 years of age, have Type 1 diabetes in the MENA Region1 Type 2 diabetes is also on the rise in children and adolescents, at a rate of 3% annually  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    8 Ways You Can Actively Involve to Defeat Cancer

    Here’s eight ways you can contribute to the first ever ‘UAE Relay for Life’ cancer initiative by Friends of Cancer Patients    Sharjah, 03 November 2017:  So many of us have been affected by cancer, experiencing it from close quarters either in our families or through friends and acquaintances. For most people who have been touched by the torment of this disease, wanting a way to help others going through the same; they want to ‘give’ in as many ways possible to help alleviate the sufferings of those fighting cancer.    Relay ......read more

    American Hospital Dubai launches American Heart Association's Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program to boost cardiac arrest survival

    UAE, November 2, 2017 - The American Hospital Dubai has announced it is going ahead with its plans to implement the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program of the American Heart Association (AHA). With the successful deployment of the system, the hospital will become the first healthcare facility in the Middle East to implement the AHA-branded version of the pioneering training program from the AHA for high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and improved patient outcomes.  CPR may seem to be a basic skill for healthcare providers but research has shown that ......read more

    Dubai Customs organizes an assembly in support of breast cancer

    Dubai – 01 November 2017:  Women’s Committee of Dubai Customs organized an assembly in front of its main headquarters for all its employees to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The function saw the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments, employees and clients.     Musabih pointed out that the awareness activities carried out by Dubai Customs during the month of October in support of breast cancer campaign are part of its commitment towards its social ......read more

    Boecker® to Showcase Public Health Solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing

    Find Boecker® at Gulfood Manufacturing at stand Z6-A29, in Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 October to 2 November, 2017 Boecker® will showcase two decades of expertise in pest management, food safety and biosecurity at the three-day event. Gulfood Manufacturing is the region’s biggest food and beverage processing industry event  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017:  Boecker®, the Middle East’s largest public health company, brings over two decades of experience in pest management, food safety and biosecurity solutions to the annual ......read more

    Landmark Group announces the ninth Beat Diabetes Walk

    Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017:  Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality leisure conglomerate, will host the ninth edition of the Beat Diabetes Walk at the Dubai Creek Park on Friday, November 24, 2017.  The walkathon is an initiative to encourage people to monitor blood glucose levels through regular screening and inspire them to eat healthy and stay active through information driven activities.  Registrations for the ninth annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online at www.beatdiabetes.me from October 26 to November 18, ......read more

    Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club to host array of exciting activities to mark The Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:  Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government, The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be making its mark at Dubai Festival City’s Al Areesh Club.   Featuring expert fitness instructors, the family-friendly sports and social destination, Al Areesh Club is inviting participants to take part in, Zumba classes as well as Sunset Yoga and Boot Camps at Marsa Plaza Promenade – offering impeccable views of Dubai Creek.   The full ......read more

    NOW organises Breast Cancer Awareness Session at UAE Exchange Global Headquarters

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  Wrapping up the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, organised an awareness session on Breast Cancer for its women employees and guests at UAE Exchange global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.  Dr. Jhuma Lodha, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology from Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, addressed the all-women audience on the need for self-examination, regular medical check-ups and healthy lifestyle. The one-hour session was followed by a 45-minute Zumba class to encourage the ......read more

    Friends Provident International research shows there is still confusion between health and critical illness insurance

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  For the third year running Friends Provident International (FPI) has commissioned YouGov to undertake research into life insurance trends in the UAE.  Overall the research shows that more people in the UAE are taking responsibility for protecting their family’s future.  For example, compared with a year ago, take up of critical illness insurance has increased by one third among the female population, and 24 per cent of the 396 women surveyed claimed to have this cover in place (18 per cent in 2016). The increase in take up of critical ......read more

    Real Yoga for Real People at Voyoga

    ** Community yoga studio offers panoramic views, a wide selection of classes and one of the friendliest places to inhale and excel ** Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:  The journey of Voyoga began two years ago when former British lawyer Victoria Cunningham put her dreams down on paper and started the studio with the vision of creating a space that is welcoming to all, so everyone regardless of ability can enjoy their time at Voyoga.  Voyoga’s state of the art and custom designed studio offers two yoga rooms designed for both Bikram yoga and regular yoga, with floor to ......read more

    Dubai Hosts 3rd Nutrition Conference

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 3nd Dubai Nutrition Conference that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai , UAE Finance Minister and President of the Dubai Health Authority. Al Qutami said that in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President ......read more

    DrFive – A Dubai-Based, Independent Healthcare Ratings Website

    October 26, 2017 - Dubai UAE DrFive – a Dubai-based, independent healthcare ratings website – has re-launched its website on October 25th 2017 after its third year of developments. The culmination of the relaunch is the introduction of the region’s first interactive, searchable map hosting over 13,000 doctors, and 2,000 clinics in Dubai, making the website the biggest network of doctors and clinics in Dubai. They claim to have combined all available public data source on the internet including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Health Authority (DHCC), and Google to ......read more

    What You Need To Know About Strokes

    Please attribute to Dr Khalid Anwar, Consultant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Amana Healthcare Abu Dhabi. Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:  In the UAE, coming a close second after road traffic accidents, stroke is the leading cause of disability. Annually, 7,000 – 8,000 patients in the region are diagnosed with stroke, which roughly equates to one person every hour.  It is widely known that stroke is the leading cause of death in the world. But what is less well known is that it is the second leading cause of long term disability. Stroke in layman terms is a ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds meeting to discuss strategy update.

    Highlights new technologies such as artificial intelligence shall be incorporated in the health sector.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s ongoing roll out of  a series of policies and plans across different specialities in order to meet the objectives of the Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021, is on track, highlighted a top level official at the recent DHA quarterly strategy meeting.   The meeting was organised in partnership with the HCI group.    HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and ......read more

    Signs of a Thyroid Problem? Talk with an expert

    The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, produces hormones essential for metabolism and brain activity. Symptoms of a thyroid problem are often vague, but if you notice any of the following signs persisting, or have more than one, Snowdonia Medical Centre recommend seeing a doctor to request a simple blood test to gauge your hormone levels. 1. Sleep Changes  If you’ve always been a good sleeper but suddenly can’t snooze through the night, it could signal a thyroid problem. An overactive thyroid pumps out certain hormones (triiodothyronine, known as T3, and ......read more

    Emirates Post Group organizes “The Health Day” event at Dubai Karama Central Post Office

    In cooperation with Niron Health Insurance Company Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Emirates Post Group organize, in cooperation with Niron Health Insurance Company, the health insurer for EPG employees, the Health Day event at Dubai Karama Central Post Office, with the participation of  number of medical service providers within Niron group. Niron doctors participating in this voluntary campaign that included raising health awareness and dangers of chronic diseases and the examination of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in addition to the inspection of bones density, eye ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory Achieves New Quality Milestones in Middle East with CAP Accreditations for Two More Laboratories in Network

    Additional NRL laboratories awarded the gold standard for quality accreditation in the laboratory industry National Reference Laboratory becomes the largest laboratory network accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in the Middle East region National Reference Laboratory and College of American Pathologists to organize a laboratory inspectors training program in Abu Dhabi, for the first time in the Middle East  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 October 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, has ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Unveils Partners, Sponsors and Supporters Helping to Make Dubai the Most Active City in the World

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19th October, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council launched the Dubai Fitness Challenge as a step towards making Dubai the most active city in the world, and some of the biggest names in the UAE have stepped up to get involved in what is a world first – getting an entire city moving over the course of 30 days. These major organisations across the public and private sector have signed up as official partners ......read more

    RAK DED launch affordable health insurance to companies in Ras Al Khaimah

    Health insurance coverage starts as low as AED 550 to companies and individuals in Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah – UAE 19 October 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the Emirate called Sehteq. Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance coverage for companies licensed by DED. Sehteq is a state-of-the-art health care platform that combines ‘Insurtech’ and ‘Healthtech’, the latest technologies in the insurance and health industries. “The Sehteq commitment ......read more

    Take a Healthy Living pledge with QNET

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 19 2017:  October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the world.  Prominent direct selling company QNET, through its wide range of wellness products and services, encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle for women everywhere. “We at QNET believe in a fully balanced life — mentally and physically. Through the Absolute Living Campaign, we hope families, women and children everywhere can achieve wholesome happiness from within. QNET is very involved in women’s health and wellness. With supplements like ......read more

    Vision-X Vision Plus Award Winners 2017 Announced

    Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre last night (Wednesday), the Vision-X Vision Plus awards celebrated the latest in design for spectacles, sunglasses, contact lens, and ophthalmology equipment within the Middle Eastern market. The 80-exhibitor strong three day trade event will run until 19 October (Thursday) and is set to return next year from 13-15 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   Vision-X VP Award Winners Category Winner Best New Spectacle Frame (Luxury) Silhouette Pure Art/ ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority undertakes future quality and accreditation initiatives until 2018.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 18, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority will continue its efforts to seek international accreditations and enhance quality management for its health facilities, said a top health official. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA, said: “The DHA understands the value and importance of medical quality management and international healthcare accreditations in order to achieve and maintain excellence in healthcare.  A majority of our facilities have been accredited and reaccredited subsequently.  From now ......read more

    Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General, Dubai Health Authority Officially Opens Vision-x 2017

    Contact lens designers in full force to tap into Middle East Market Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 17, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority today officially opened the Middle East’s largest optical trade show, Vision-X 2017, welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the region and the world. Following an official opening, HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami toured the exhibition halls and met numerous the exhibitors who have gathered in Dubai for the three-day exhibition, running until Thursday 19 ......read more

    FoCP Takes ‘Relay for Life' Walkathon on the Road

    Cancer organisation takes promotional campaign for November 17-18 fund-raising initiative to schools, universities and public places Sharjah, October 16, 2017:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) is taking its 'UAE Relay for Life' walkathon to a series of shows at schools, universities and malls around the UAE. The non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to fighting cancer and supporting patients, is hosting its 24-hour exercise event on November 17-18 at American University of Sharjah (AUS) and has embarked on a roadshow awareness initiative to encourage people to take ......read more

    Ladies get ready to chill & learn all about Egg Freezing

    Freeze the Clock Sunday, 15 October 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Women of all ages can book themselves up for an Eggciting Egg Freezing Event by Bourn Hall Fertility Center Dubai on Oct 24th. You can have fun while learning all about freezing your biological clock, preserving fertility and celebrating the women who can have it all. Ladies can join the fun-filled event for a night of complimentary cocktails and canapés, discover all about the egg freezing process, listen to personal stories of women who choose to freeze their eggs while securing an opportunity to get guidance from medical ......read more

    Breast Cancer and Fertility preservation

    IVI Fertility Middle East helps patients diagnosed with breast cancer as well as the survivors to get pregnant again Dubai, UAE; October 12, 2017:  According to a 2011 report released by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, the top five cancers in females are: breast, leukemia, colorectal, thyroid and uterus.  Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that normally line the ducts and the lobules. Most breast cancer begins in the ducts (ductal), some in the lobules (lobular), and the rest in other breast tissues. Lymph is a clear fluid that has tissue waste products and ......read more

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