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    Dubai Health Authority Envisions Future of Healthcare for 2030

    Workshop Explores Advanced and Integrated Healthcare System for Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2024: Dubai, today, witnessed an interactive workshop to envision the future of healthcare for 2030, enhancing the emirate's status and increasing its competitiveness in the international healthcare arena. The workshop aimed to meet the growing healthcare needs, providing high-quality services exceeding expectations of Dubai residents, visitors, and health enthusiasts from within and outside the country. The workshop saw a selection of local and international healthcare leaders, decision-makers, planners, policy-makers, and specialists participating, transforming into active and insightful interactive sessions enriched with a comprehensive range of innovative ideas. These ideas focused on elevating the level and ......read more

    Health Tips for Pilgrims During the 2024 Hajj Season

    To ensure their safety and protection, the Dubai Health Authority urges pilgrims to adhere to health practices for disease prevention. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2024: Dubai Health Authority emphasises its utmost concern for the health and safety of Hajj pilgrims and is providing pilgrims with health tips to adhere to before, during, and after performing the Hajj rituals to ensure their well-being and protect them from any health risks during their pilgrimage. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at DHA's Public Health and Protection Department  highlighted the ongoing efforts of the Authority in collaboration with its strategic partners to educate pilgrims and guide them to adhere to recommended health measures, including getting necessary vaccinations at least 15 days before travel to ensure ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Hosts Clinical Exams for Arab Board Specialisations 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2024:  The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) hosted the clinical exams for paediatric, emergency, and family medicine specialisations under the Arab Board of Health Specialisations until May 2024, with the participation of over 120 doctors from within and outside the country. This marks the first nationwide electronic examination system implemented across the Arab world, covering all examination centers. Concurrently, digitally-administered clinical exams took place across Arab countries, involving over 120 doctors from the UAE, GCC countries, and neighboring Arab nations. The exams aimed to evaluate knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours essential for healthcare practice, adhering to international examination standards. Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of DHA’s Health Regulation Sector ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority conducted 615 inspection visits during the first quarter of this year

    Of these inspections, 70% were conducted remotely via the "Rased" smart system for licensing and smart inspection of health facilities. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June, 2024: Dubai Health Authority conducted 615 inspections during the first quarter of this year. Of these inspections, 70% were conducted remotely via the "Rased" smart system for licensing and smart inspection of health facilities. The Rased system, linked to the Sheryan system, enables health inspectors to instantly assess the status, type, classification, licensing, tasks, and compliance of healthcare facilities in line with Dubai Health Authority's approved licensing conditions. Faris Al Mazmi, Director of the Clinical Audit and Control Department at DHA’s Health Regulation Sector emphasised the Authority's support ......read more

    In line with the UAE's determination to provide world-class healthcare services: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan Inaugurates ART Fertility Clinic in Al Ain Cit

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, June 7th, 2024: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that the UAE earned a distinguished reputation on a global scale in the field of healthcare, thanks to the great support and dedication of our wise leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, May God protect him, who always emphasizes the importance of this vital sector and its importance to the UAE's progress and development. His Excellency emphasized that the UAE makes no compromises in its efforts to upgrade this sector constantly, whether by engaging the best medical expertise globally or acquiring the newest equipment and technology for use in public or private hospitals. His Excellency made this statement during his ......read more

    In Partnership with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) , DHA announces the launch of ‘DHA Standards for Regulating Organ Donation and Transplant Services in the Emirate of Du

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 June, 2024: In partnership with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the Dubai Health Authority has announced the launch of a groundbreaking project titled "Health Standards for Organ Donation and Transplantation Services in the Emirate of Dubai." The Dubai Health Authority recently announced the initiation of the project, a collaboration with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). This initiative encompasses a comprehensive set of regulatory health standards developed by the authority as part of its ongoing endeavors to advance all aspects of healthcare services within a cohesive healthcare framework focused on enhancing quality and patient safety. This strategic move is poised to cultivate the growth and enhancement of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Dubai. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and National Training (Jaheziya) Sign MoU to Update and Enhance Emergency and Health Crisis Management System in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 3, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has bolstered its efforts in updating the emergency, crisis, and health disaster management system, the DHA has recently signed a  memorandum of understanding( MoU)  with National Training ( Jaheziya) to prepare and train medical and specialised personnel, enhance their capabilities and efficiency to handle emergencies, disasters, and health crises according to international standards and protocols. The MoU was signed by Dr. Khaled Abdullah Lootah, Public Health Consultant and Director of the Disaster and Crisis Centre at the Dubai Health Authority, and Dr. Adel Al Shamry Al Ajami, CEO of the UAE Readiness and Medical Response Program  and Director-General of the National Training ( Jaheziya) The memorandum outlines expanding cooperation ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center becomes first healthcare institution in UAE to receive FACT Accreditation for Cellular Therapy

    Abu Dhabi-UAE, May 31, 2024: The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) announced today that Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has received the internationally recognized FACT accreditation for its comprehensive cellular therapy program. Under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer Prof. Yendry Ventura, ADSCC is the first healthcare institution in the UAE to be recognized by FACT, positioning the UAE as a leading destination for cutting-edge medical advancements in the region. Out of the 261 centers worldwide accredited by FACT for cellular therapy, ADSCC stands as one of only two centers in the entire Middle East to meet FACT’s rigorous standards. This accomplishment solidifies ADSCC's position as a leader in advanced cellular therapy. The center achieved FACT accreditation ......read more

    HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Inaugurates Medcare's Flagship Royal Speciality Hospital in Dubai

    Introducing a Unique Multi-Sensory Healing Experience, Medcare Royal Speciality Hospital has been dedicated to citizens of the world. Key Highlights: Location: Situated in Al Qusais, just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this 126-bed advanced care facility integrates over 30 specialties under one roof, combining advanced medical care with a multi-sensory healing experience in a luxurious setting. Expert Team: The hospital is bringing in 83 doctors with local and international expertise and is equipped with advanced digital technology for enhanced patient care and management, including AI-enabled diagnostic solutions, remote monitoring and consultation, electronic medical records (EMR) and real-time disease management. Dubai, UAE, 30th May 2024: His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum inaugurated the ......read more

    AIDA recommends use of biologics to treat certain diseases, and AI in dermatological treatments, as well as modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine.

    Abu Dhabi, May 26, 2024: The 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA) has focused on new developments in dermatology, including the use of biologics to treat some intractable diseases, using AI to treat dermatological diseases, and modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine. On its final day, AIDA proposed that the UAE should intensify its collaboration with the public and private sectors, and engage with pharmaceutical companies to develop biologics for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and severe alopecia. This is because the UAE is one of the first countries to provide new and innovative treatments to patients in a more expedient and effective manner, thereby enhancing patient access to essential medicines. It also underscored the ......read more

    AIDA-2024 discusses the uses of AI in medicine and cosmetic surgery

    Team of Kuwaiti newly graduated dermatologists wins the conference’s scientific competition on its 2nd day Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2024: On the second day of the 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA), currently being held in Abu Dhabi, a first-of-its-kind educational medical competition was held in the UAE for newly graduated dermatologists from residency programmes in a number of (GCC) countries. Twelve doctors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait participated in the competition. Each country was represented by three doctors, who were required to answer to a series of medical and histology questions and also general cultural questions. The Kuwaiti team was the winner, with the UAE team in second place. The competition was run by the Scientific Committee and Conference ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and University of Birmingham Dubai sign MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and University of Birmingham Dubai recently signed a MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts. The MoU was signed by HE Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Professor Yusra Mozoughi, Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai, in the presence of officials and experts. The MoU marks a significant step in advancing human resources for health and strategic development initiatives. Fourteen employees graduated from the university's training program, aligning with global best practices in health systems and policy development. The memorandum includes various areas of cooperation, focusing on developing health policies and strategies, implementing advanced mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation, and ......read more

    5 Habits to Improve Your Sexual Health

    Most men believe that a decline in sexual function is a natural part of aging. If you discover discouraging changes in your sensual function, you should not assume they are permanent or inevitable. Your sensual function depends on your overall wellbeing. Also, it depends on the lifestyle choices and decisions you make that impact your health. Your lifestyle choices and decisions play a vital role in your ability to have a robust erection and maintain it. Lasting longer in bed can help boost your sensual pleasure and that of your significant other. At Aneeq, you’ll find helpful ways to boost your sexual stamina and live well in the process. Let’s discover more about these ways. Elevate Your Sexual Stamina Cardiovascular exercises are important. They offer the best way to enhance your sexual health. Sex may increase ......read more

    Cigna Run&Fitness supports People of Determination

    All event proceeds went to Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Activities included 5km, 2.5km walk or run, group spin, yoga, and high intensity interval training. Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2024 - As part of its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles in the UAE, Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, recently hosted their fourth Cigna Run&Fitness event of winter 2023-2024 at Al Forsan Park in Expo City Dubai. The event, designed for all levels of fitness to create a welcoming atmosphere for working out and having fun, also supported the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Cigna Healthcare donated the full registration fee amounting to over 10,000 AED, to support the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association's ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, …. May 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai. The agreement aims to improve healthcare services in private schools in Dubai, raise awareness about the importance of oral health in the school community, and align with government directives and international medical standards. Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, the Director of Public Health Protection Department at  the DHA, and Dr. Yaser Haj Hamed, Chairman and Managing Director of Appolonia and Synergy Dental Group, signed the memorandum. The initiative includes regular dental check-up visits, educational programs for students, faculty, and parents, as well as training programs for medical staff in private schools in ......read more

    Discovering Russian Aromatherapy Massage in Dubai

    Discovering Russian Aromatherapy Massage in Dubai: A Fusion of Relaxation and Culture In the bustling metropolis of Dubai, where cultures blend seamlessly, one can find a treasure trove of wellness practices from around the world. Among these, Russian aromatherapy massage stands out as a unique fusion of soothing techniques and aromatic bliss. This article explores the essence of Russian aromatherapy massage and its growing popularity in the vibrant city of Dubai. The Essence of Russian Aromatherapy Massage: Russian aromatherapy massage is a holistic approach to relaxation and rejuvenation that combines the benefits of traditional Russian massage techniques with the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Rooted in centuries-old Russian healing traditions, this massage therapy aims to promote physical, mental, and ......read more

    Dubai Central Laboratory implements AI-based technology to detect ‘Legionella' bacteria

    Up to 99 per cent accuracy in quantitative detection of bacterial counts Procedure is supported by an integrated technological system operates by the laboratory, which encompasses 5,000 advanced technologies and devices Hind Mahmoud Ahmed: "The technology is extremely precise and prompt, generating results in 48 hours against the standard 14-day processes." “Microbiological analysis laboratories carry out more than 100,000 tests per year” Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2024, Dubai Central Laboratory, affiliated with Dubai Municipality has implemented a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology which is the first in the region to seamlessly detect Legionella pulmonary bacteria, a form of bacteria that causes several acute respiratory infections. The method is both accurate and sustainable in ......read more

    HE Al Olama: Nursing Profession Vital for Health Sector Sustainability, Nurses Essential for National Defence

    Dubai May 11th, 2024: HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) emphasized that the nursing profession plays a vital role in sustaining the health sector and enhancing its competitiveness, providing health and nursing services that adhere to international best practices.  Dr Al Olama noted that the Ministry is committed to leading the transformation of the nursing sector towards a bright and sustainable future. “Significant progress has been made in collaboration with partners to implement the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, which provides a roadmap for developing the profession and promoting high-quality education and training in line with national health priorities. Additionally, the strategy focuses on attracting national talent, essential for ......read more

    Medcare introduces latest medical advancements to over 500 doctors at its Women & Children conference

    Pioneering innovations in integrating medical and surgical perspectives to improve the health of women and children were introduced by Medcare Women and Children Hospital, featured as a specialised hospital in Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 list. Dubai – May 09, 2024: The Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) has conducted an international conference addressing over 500 doctors in the UAE presenting the latest innovations and treatment modalities in women and child care. The one-day conference focused on integrating medical and surgical perspectives to bridge the health gaps in women’s and children’s care. The medical conference featured a lineup of 27 keynote presentations by specialists and consultants, from the areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, foetal medicine, radiology, ......read more

    Dubai's Health Accounts receives international praise

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2024:  Leading international  institutions praised Dubai's healthcare economic approach implemented by the Dubai Health Authority.  Notable entities include OECD, World Bank, and University of Hong Kong. The accolades were in response to Dubai's tenth edition of the report for Health Accounts System for the Emirate of Dubai (HASD), which was released at the end of last year.  The report detailed the strength and dynamism of the healthcare insurance system, its service sustainability, remarkable development, and growth in substantial healthcare spending.  According to the report, healthcare expenditure in the region reached AED21.4 billion in 2022.  Sameh El-Saharty,  Lead Health Policy Specialist, MENA region at The World Bank stated that Dubai was ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Performs Bile Duct Injury Repair Using Robotic Surgery

    Patient making full recovery following innovative robotic-assisted surgical procedure Abu Dhabi, 07 May 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s leading hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, today announced a new milestone in the hospital’s use of definitive surgical repair using robotic surgery; successfully treating a patient suffering from complications related to multiple gallstones and features of acute cholecystitis. The surgery, led by Dr. Salem Al Harthi, consultant and chair of Surgery Department at SSMC, marked another significant achievement in the field of minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted procedures. It also further underscores the hospital's commitment to deliver advanced health care solutions centered around personalized care and ......read more

    St. George's University Spotlights Thalassemia in the MENA Region Ahead of World Thalassemia Day

    Ahead of World Thalassemia Day on May 8, St. George’s University (SGU), School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, is raising awareness about this prevalent genetic blood disorder, as thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders in the MENA region due to a consanguineous marriage tradition in some countries.  What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia, characterized by reduced hemoglobin levels in the blood due to genetic mutations, poses significant challenges for individuals and families. Thalassemia results from genetic mutations affecting the production of hemoglobin, the protein responsible for carrying oxygen in red blood cells. While some individuals may experience no symptoms (thalassemia minor), others face severe complications such as fatigue, anemia, delayed growth, and paleness (thalassemia major). Living ......read more

    Dubai Municipality initiates comprehensive pest control strategies following adverse weather conditions in Dubai

    The Municipality has implemented integrated pest control plans aimed at safeguarding public health Al Karrani: Constant efforts will be made to control the spreading of mosquitoes across Dubai, further enhancing the public health system and ensuring a safe environment. Sterilization campaigns have been focused on 102 water collection sites and over 75,000 water drainage outlets. A total of 511 liters of liquid pesticides and 391 kilograms of eco-friendly solid pesticides have been utilized for pest control purposes. Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2024: Dubai Municipality (DM) has intensified its efforts to control pests that endanger public health through comprehensive strategies and programs. These initiatives include spreading of approved chemical, physical, and biological control methods, with a specific focus on curbing the ......read more

    Ogilvy Introduces Global Health Influence Offering

    New Ogilvy survey shows 7 in 10 people either follow or seek out health content or learn about health/medical issues from social media – and a vast majority of those who engage take some form of action APRIL 30, 2024 — Ogilvy announced a health-first suite of global influencer marketing services designed to bridge the gap between medical expertise and public awareness by providing pharmaceutical, healthcare, and wellness brands access to the burgeoning Influence economy at a specialist level. By embracing influence, brands can establish exceptional relationships with patients and healthcare communities, leading to improved consumer engagement, medical adoption, and brand awareness. Both patient and healthcare provider communities are increasingly relying on social media platforms for health information, with ......read more

    Inside this innovative Indoor Hydroponic Farm in the Maldives

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 29 April 2024: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO proudly boasts one of the Maldives’ only indoor hydroponic farms as part of its ongoing efforts to bolster food security, safeguard the local environment, and nurture sustainable consumption. The innovative farm spans 140 square-metres and accommodates 13 varieties of leafy greens and herbs such as Italian and Thai Basil, Flat Parsley, Lettuce, Endive, Baby Kale, and more – providing organic ingredients for OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s on-site F&B concepts. Each month, 200kg of fresh produce is exported to neighbouring hotels under the Atmosphere Core portfolio including its sister property OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. Hydroponic farms implement cutting-edge technology to provide the optimal controlled environment for plant growth, ......read more

    Medcare Eye Center successfully restores vision for a 27-week-old premature blind infant with severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

    The male infant was born prematurely at 27 weeks via Caesarean section, weighing 900 grams, with the mother having gestational diabetes, a known risk factor for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a common cause of reversible childhood blindness caused by inadequate retinal blood vessel formation in preterm infants. Approximately 32,300 infants worldwide are diagnosed with irreversible vision impairment due to ROP annually, of which approximately 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.  Dubai, April 29, 2024: A newly turned 60-week-old blind baby boy with Stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity, who was delivered prematurely at 27 weeks via an emergency Caesarean section to a mother with gestational diabetes,  had glimmers of hope in his eyes. This ......read more

    A New Blueprint for Health and Vitality at AyurMa: Introducing PraMā at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

    April 26th, 2024,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: AyurMa, the pioneering wellness haven at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, is spreading further ripples of innovation with a newly launched program, PraMā: a comprehensive evidence-based health screening system comprising technology-based diagnostics. All guests staying at Landaa Giraavaru are offered a complimentary AyurMa consultation to gain a preliminary understanding of their unique health profile. For those wishing to go deeper, PraMā draws from in-depth biomarker diagnostics, postural and joint mobility findings, metabolic evaluations, pulse readings, iris diagnosis and more to craft a personalized blueprint for optimal health and wellbeing. PraMā comprises four stages of assessment across a two-hour session at AyurMa. Using the insights ......read more

    Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai unveils 20% expansion, equipped with the latest technology

    Dubai, April 25, 2024: Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, the first international branch of the prestigious 200-year-old Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, is proud to announce the successful completion of a significant expansion project, now enhanced by a ceremonial ribbon cutting. This expansion increases the hospital's capacity by 20% and enhances accessibility to specialised eye care in Dubai and the wider region. On April 23rd, the hospital celebrated this milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by key figures, including Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Mr. Allae Omar Almanini, CFO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA). This event underscored the hospital's commitment to excellence and collaboration with leading health ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Team Successfully Removes 30.5kg Ovarian Tumor

    Patient in full recovery following the operation by SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecology specialists on a tumor of unusual size Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, recently performed a landmark operation by successfully removing a tumor of unusual size. Despite ovarian tumors of this size (30.5kg) being extremely rare, the 1.5-hour operation was skilfully conducted by Dr. Muhieddine Seoud and SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecological (OB-GYN) surgical team. The operation was a resounding success with the tumor removed in one piece and the patient is now making a full recovery. The 63-year-old patient, a limousine driver from the Philippines, was recently admitted to SSMC via its Emergency ......read more

    The Importance of Healthy Eating: A Key to Overall Well-being

    Eating healthily is more than just a trend; it's a fundamental part of maintaining overall health and well-being. This article explores why healthy eating is crucial and how it impacts various aspects of your life, from physical fitness to mental clarity. To stay strong and have enough energy to fulfill your everyday tasks, you have to eat well and keep a balance between carbs, fats, and protein. To learn more about this balance and understand what type of food suits your needs, keep reading this article. Healthy Diet Explained Healthy eating involves choosing a variety of foods that provide the necessary nutrients to maintain your body’s health, energy, and function. This includes controlling a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Foods that are minimally processed, rich in whole grains, and ......read more

    MEDCARE WOMEN & CHILDREN HOSPITAL leads the way in advanced Gene Therapy with 100 successful Spinal Muscular Atrophy Infusions

    Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai emerges as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa region to administer gene therapy infusions to 100 children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Dubai, April 23, 2024: Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai has announced reaching a milestone record of administering 100 gene therapy infusions on children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a debilitating condition that affects voluntary muscle movement of children. Medcare Women & Children Hospital emerged as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa region to administer 100 gene therapy infusions on children with this rare genetic disorder causing the loss of motor ......read more

    Eight-year-old Emirati finds voice for first time after undergoing six-month intensive treatment in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi-UAE. 22 April 2024: A true testament to human perseverance and holistic and tailored medical care, Suhail, an eight-year-old Emirati child with severe speech limitations found his voice for the first time after undergoing a six-month speech therapy programme. The treatment was delivered by Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre in Abu Dhabi, part of the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) network, a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East. Suhail was diagnosed with epilepsy, dysarthria and oral dysphagia at just three years old. Despite five years of therapy, he achieved success with sounds and syllables, leaving him unable to express himself fully and battling with basic, essential tasks such as eating. Suhail’s condition is one that impacts millions worldwide, as epilepsy ......read more

    New study finds triple-negative breast cancer tumors with an increase in immune cells have lower risk of recurrence after surgery – even when not treated with chemotherapy

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new multicenter, international study suggests that people who have early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and high levels of immune cells within their tumors may have a lower risk of recurrence and better survival rates even when not treated with chemotherapy. The study was published today in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). TNBC is a breast cancer subtype that does not respond to drugs that target the estrogen receptor or the HER2 protein. It grows rapidly, is more likely to spread beyond the breast before diagnosis and is more likely to recur than other breast cancers. TNBC represents about 15% of all breast cancers and is more common in younger people and in women of African American, Hispanic and Indian descent. Immune cells, also known as tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or ......read more

    An Athlete's Legacy: Nadezhda Grishaeva's Influence on Fitness Culture

    Nadezhda Grishaeva, former Olympic basketball player turned entrepreneur, has been a driving force in reshaping the landscape of modern sports and fitness. With her invaluable insights, she sheds light on how former athletes play pivotal roles in revolutionizing sports and wellness industries. Her journey exemplifies the diverse career paths available to retired athletes and the significant impact they can make, particularly through ventures like fitness clubs. Career Paths for Retired Athletes Upon retiring from professional sports, athletes often embark on various career paths, leveraging their skills, experience, and networks gained during their athletic careers. According to Grishaeva, some common avenues include: Coaching and Mentorship: Many athletes transition into coaching roles, passing on their expertise to the ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterologist Shares Risk-Reduction and Management Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ahead of World IBS Day

    Expert from global health system cites new research suggesting five lifestyle modifications could be used as a primary prevention strategy for the common gastrointestinal disease April 18, 2024, Cleveland: There are several lifestyle choices that can greatly reduce an individual's risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and these healthy habits can also form part of a holistic approach to managing existing cases of IBS, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World IBS Awareness Day on 19 April. IBS is a common but uncomfortable gastrointestinal disease, characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and abnormal bowel habits.  The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders estimates that 5-10% of the world's population has IBS. According to the ......read more

    RAK Medical Center Al Jazeera Hosts Free Homeopathy Consultation Camp in Celebration of World Homeopathy Day

    Unlocking Holistic Health: Camp to address all acute and chronic issues Individuals allergic to modern medicine, children with underdeveloped immunity, elderly individuals with weakened physiological systems, and pregnant women seeking gentle treatment options can greatly benefit from Homeopathic treatments 17 April 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – Homeopathic treatment is increasingly recognized as an effective method of healing for both acute and chronic conditions worldwide. In commemoration of World Homeopathy Day and to promote holistic health and wellness within the community, RAK Medical Center Al Jazeera is hosting a free two-day Homeopathy Consultation Camp. The camp will take place on Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th, from 6 pm to 8 pm on both days. Patients can avail themselves of consultations for all ......read more

    Indulge in the Exquisite Taste of Camel Milk Desserts at Home with Camelicious

    Dubai, April 2024: Camelicious brings the essence of Emirati cuisine into your home with delightful dessert recipes featuring the richness of camel milk.  Packed with immune-boosting vitamins, essential unsaturated fatty acids, and abundant healthy fats, camel milk offers a remarkable concentration of natural vitamin C and higher calcium content, vital for children's growth and development. Camelicious unveils its latest culinary masterpiece, preparing to tantalize your taste buds with an irresistible treat crafted with precision and passion. These Arabic recipes can be enjoyed throughout the year, from the crisp chill of winter to the scorching heat of summer, these delicacies offer a taste of tradition that transcends seasons. Muhallabia with strawberries Ingredients 50g cornflour 1 litre Camel ......read more

    Philip Morris International Demonstrates Clear Progress Toward Its Purpose as It Releases 2023 Integrated Report

    Report communicates PMI’s progress, including approximately 33 million estimated users of PMI’s smoke-free products, as well as over 40 percent of management positions held by women and 18 factories & 11 markets declared carbon neutral Dubai, UAE – 16 April, 2024 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) released its fifth annual Integrated Report, which outlines the company’s ongoing work to advance toward its 2025 Roadmap goals, with the primary focus on addressing the health impacts of the company’s products. The 2023 Integrated Report highlights PMI’s continued expansion of smoke-free alternatives in markets worldwide, as well as social and environmental programs deployed with and in parallel to these products—including the deployment of responsible marketing and sales ......read more

    MoHAP lights up UAE landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day.

    Dubai April 10th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has lit up several national buildings and iconic landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day, themed "My Health is My Right." Among the illuminated sites were the Dubai Frame, Al Wasl Plaza at Expo City Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Sharjah TV Building, Clock Roundabout in Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah Police Headquarters, among others across the UAE. MoHAP reiterated its commitment to ensuring that everyone has an access to healthcare, aiming to establish a safe and healthy environment for both current and future generations. This will postively reflect on enhancing the overall quality of life in the country and promoting societal well-being, in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership.

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    Cigna Healthcare Organizes Health Checks for Hundreds of Workers.

    Hundreds of workers receive health checkups and advice on health insurance and safety. Cigna Healthcare offers a generous Essential Benefits Plans for blue and pink collared workers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, has announced that it organized a series of health checks and information sessions to support manual and low-paid workers in the UAE. The sessions supported hundreds of blue and pink collared workers in understanding their health insurance benefits, rights, and the importance of health check-ups and health and safety in the workplace. In collaboration with LVL Wellbeing, a prominent workplace well-being platform, Cigna Healthcare spearheaded a comprehensive health initiative, conducting wellness checkups for over 200 participants ......read more

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    Cleveland Clinic Children’s psychologist and her team are investigating effectiveness of training programs that empower families to play a vital role in interventions 1 April, 2024, CLEVELAND: Innovative models of care that leverage telehealth and parent-mediated interventions can play a significant role in increasing access to care and improving the outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April. According to the World Health Organization, around 1 in 100 children ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority concludes Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently concluded the Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024, which witnessed significant engagement and rich discussions on the global challenges facing the field of medical research and specialisation in general, as well as the rapid developments and innovative advancements in the local and global healthcare sector in this field. The event was attended by Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority along with a large group of experts and ......read more

    RAK Hospital Introduces New Diabetes Care Model for Holistic Management

    Utilizing innovative technology and data analytics, the new disease management tool provides 360-degree Diabetes Care support to patients, setting new standards in healthcare delivery. This initiative deploys dedicated health counselors to offer personalized guidance and support to patients. 25 March 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE — RAK Hospital, the leading healthcare institution in the UAE, has embarked on a brand-new journey to transform Diabetes Management by introducing a cutting-edge disease management tool in collaboration with THB, Asia’s foremost Enterprise ......read more

    Response Plus Holding Net Profit surges 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023

    Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic-Led Study Discovers Link between High Levels of Niacin - a Common B Vitamin - and Heart Disease

    Excess niacin fuels inflammation, cardiovascular disease through newly discovered pathway March 21, 2024, Cleveland: Researchers from global health system Cleveland Clinic have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY were strongly associated with development of heart attack, stroke and other ......read more

    Nadezhda Grishaeva's Ultimate Fitness Guide: Tips from Moscow to Dubai

    Unlocking Fitness Secrets with Nadezhda Grishaeva: From Novice to Pro Nadezhda Grishaeva's name causes a resonance in the wellness sphere, which is not often seen. A beacon of inspiration and expertise, Nadezhda has not only dominated the athletic world but also paved the way for enthusiasts at every level. This feature delves deep into her journey, extracting pearls of wisdom that cater to a spectrum of fitness aficionados, from beginners to the recovering, and illuminates the myriad opportunities awaiting them in the dynamic city of Dubai. Her story motivates many, and sports fans of ......read more

    Baros Maldives Launches Exclusive Serenity Healing Therapy: A Journey To Inner Peace And Balance

    Nestled in the heart of the pristine Baros Maldives, Serenity Spa invites guests to embark on a transcendent wellness journey tailored to profoundly rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The skilled Serenity Spa therapists, deeply attuned to the needs of Baros’s guests’ well-being, present a new spa experience designed to transport guests to a realm of serenity and healing. This thoughtfully curated journey begins with a 45-minute immersive water therapy session in the crystalline waters of the Baros lagoon, followed by a 90-minute tranquil healing massage incorporating natural ......read more

    Medcare Hospital Al Safa performs life-saving vascular surgery to restore blood flow to a 72-year-old British expat's brain after a stroke

    The highly competent medical team at Medcare Hospital Al Safa, led by the Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Saher Arour, performed a complex medical procedure saving the patient from any further recurrent  strokes   Dubai – March 18, 2024: Ms. Vivienne Alison Davidson, a 72-year-old UK expat, overcame severe carotid artery stenosis, a condition that caused her to have two recurrent strokes, through a complex surgical intervention carried out at Medcare Hospital Al Safa. Ms. Vivienne was in danger of having recurrent strokes due to her critical medical condition, ......read more

    PureHealth launches Emirati Women Chapter to empower national talent

    Emirati women selected to receive mentorship from inspirational female leaders during initial pilot phase. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 15 March 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched the Emirati Women Chapter (EWC), in association with General Women’s Union. EWC is a mentorship and upskilling initiative dedicated to empowering and inspiring Emirati women on their journey towards personal and professional growth across a range of industries. The initiative’s launch follows PureHealth's 'Remarkable Emirati Women' forum, which, under ......read more

    Dubai Customs Elevates Employee Well-Being with Cutting-Edge Medical Center Unveiling

    Dubai – 11 March 2024: With the goal of ensuring healthcare provision for its employees within the premises, Dubai Customs inaugurated a Medical Center at its headquarters. The opening ceremony, presided over by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busnad, Director General of Dubai Customs, marked the initiation of healthcare services for employees and their families. Attendees included Marwan Haji Nasser, Chairman and CEO of Tadawi Healthcare Group, along with executive directors and department managers from Dubai Customs. This initiative is part of Dubai Customs' dedication to fostering ......read more

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