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    Young PCR Horse Riders Raise Hope and Inspiration in the UAE Community

    Sharjah, February 4, 2023:  For young equestrians Sheikha Azza Bint Khaled bin Saqr Al Qasimi and Said Mohammad Al Musharakh, the annual Pink Caravan Ride is more than just a leisurely horseback ride - it's a powerful platform to inspire the community, especially the younger generations and raise awareness about the importance of early detection and regular screening to tackle breast cancer. Azza, a determined 12-year-old, has been a part of the annual PCR ride since the tender age of five and continues to use her passion for horse riding to make a positive impact on the UAE community. With her siblings by her side, she proudly set out on the first leg of the Sharjah route on Saturday, inspiring all those around her with her unwavering spirit. And at just 9 years old, Said is already making a name for himself in the ......read more

    Sultan AlQasimi Inaugurates 11th Edition of Pink Caravan Ride

    Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote screening for early detection runs from 4-10 February under the theme “Powered by You” Sharjah, February 4, 2023 His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), which kicked off from Al Heera Beach, Sharjah, on Saturday. Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the annual awareness campaign, organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) under the theme ‘Powered by You’, will travel across the seven emirates between February 4 and 10 offering free screenings and raising awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection to tackle the disease.   The PCR marked the annual awareness ......read more

    11th Pink Caravan Ride Brings Awareness and Early Detection to the Forefront in the UAE

    The annual awareness campaign offers free screenings to men and women across the seven emirates    More than 150 volunteers and 100 equestrians will embark on the nationwide campaign  More than 35 fixed, mobile and Minivan clinics will offer free screenings  Offers clinical, ultrasound, and  mammograms for both women and men   Sharjah, February 3, 2023   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friend of Cancer Patients (FOCP), the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) will kick off its annual weeklong trek across the seven emirates tomorrow (Saturday) to raise awareness on ......read more

    King's College Hospital Joins WeightLoss Solutions Australia to Combat Obesity in UAE

    Dubai – February 03, 2023: King’s College Hospital London – Dubai has inked a partnership agreement with Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) to provide patients in Dubai with access to the latest in weight loss treatments and technologies developed by the Australian organization. The partnership will allow patients to benefit from the expertise of both organizations.  The partnership aims to alleviate the health challenges associated with obesity as recent studies have shown that over 60 per cent of adults in the UAE are either overweight or obese. Experts have estimated that such high rates can be attributed to factors such as unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Further, this has also caused an increased risk of other related health problems such as diabetes, ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Joins Hands with Dar Al Ber Society to Open Endowment and Charity Pharmacy

    • First-of-its-kind access-focused pharmacy will operate in DHCC Building 33 • Abwab Al Khair will enhance patient access to medication for chronic diseases    Dubai, UAE; February 3, 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare freezone, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in DHCC to fund charitable projects.    The agreement, which was signed on the last day of Arab Health, will primarily focus on patient access to medications for chronic diseases, with  the provision of medicine to those in need, and low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by ......read more

    Empower: District Cooling is the most Advantageous Sustainable Cooling Solution for the Health Sector

    220 medical facilities are served by Empower's district cooling services Empower supplies Dubai Healthcare City with 142,000 refrigeration tons Dubai, UAE, 02 Feb 2023: In the context of the ‘Arab Health 2023, the region’s largest exhibition of its kind, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest provider of district cooling services, confirmed that developed countries, including the UAE, realized early on the importance of district cooling in protecting the environment and preserving the health of society, which is one of the most important and prominent factors affecting human health and affected by its practices.  Empower is currently providing district cooling services to 43 large healthcare projects, which together constitute 220 medical facilities, most ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and DIEZ Sign Strategic Partnership to support the Founding of Healthcare Companies

    • New shift in expanding private health sector investments in Dubai • Contributes to enhancing investment opportunities and supporting innovative technological solutions in the sector. • Al Ketbi: We are committed to consolidating partnerships to serve Dubai’s goals and future aspirations • Al Zarooni: ‘UAE at the forefront for attracting investments in healthcare sector’   Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, which seeks to promote cooperation and coordination between the two sides to enhance investment opportunities in Dubai’s healthcare sector, support the formation of healthcare start-ups, and develop innovative technological solutions. This aligns with the ......read more

    UAE Health Authorities Officially Launch National Drug Tracking System Tatmeen

    • 1.2 million drug packages tracked and traced across the UAE.   • 1,760 partners ready to interact with and support the platform.   • The platform being showcased at the Arab Health 2023   Dubai, February 2, 2023:  The UAE health authorities has officially launched the national drug tracking system " Tatmeen", the region’s first platform of its kind to track and trace pharmaceutical products. With this innovative system, the UAE is taking a major step towards ensuring the immunity and security of its medical supply chains. The highly advanced track and trace platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during their participation in Arab Health 2023, taking place ......read more

    PCR's Free Breast Cancer Screenings Rolls Out Across 7 Emirates with Over 30 Medical Clinics

    During the 7-day ride across the UAE FOCP initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public  Sharjah, February 2, 2023 As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride. In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast cancer screenings between January 20th and February 10th, offering the public another opportunity to receive convenient and cost-free testing. The mobile clinics and minivans will be running in conjunction with the pan-emirate ride starting on the ......read more

    RAK Hospital Signs a Clinical Collaboration Agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group India

    Partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services UAE patients to get direct access to Apollo’s expert medical team without travelling outside UAE February 2, 2023 - Dubai, UAE: RAK Hospital, UAE’s premier hospital enters into a clinical collaboration agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest healthcare provider in Afro-Asia. The partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services with the aim to cooperatively advance the field of health utilising the latest medical technology. The post-pandemic period necessitates healthcare providers to collaborate across geographic borders, and such relationships are crucial in light of the escalating disease burden and changing non-communicable disease ......read more

    With Hip Fractures Expected to Double Worldwide by 2050, Cleveland Clinic Expert Recommends 5 Lifestyle Changes for Better Bone Health

     Orthopedic surgeon visiting Arab Health says individuals of all ages can take simple steps now to help protect their bone heath in the future      February 1, 2023, Dubai, UAE: Osteoporotic bone fractures are dangerous and often debilitating, and their incidence is expected to rise significantly as global populations age, according to research. The good news is that there are several simple steps individuals can take at any age to protect their bone health, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, who is visiting Arab Health in Dubai this week. Speaking on the sidelines of the annual event, orthopedic surgeon Mark Schickendantz, MD, cited a recent study presented by researchers from Hong Kong at last year’s American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. Dr. ......read more

    WCM-Q Diabetes Researcher Ranked among World's Best

    Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.  Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.  This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, using a series of objective metrics to judge the number and quality of research papers and the impact factor of the journals in which they have been ......read more

    DHA Extends Service of Birth and Death Certificate Issuance to the Private Sector Hospitals in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2023:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during Arab Health 2023 that it has extended the service of birth and death certificate issuance to private sector hospitals in Dubai. The move is aimed to enhance the convenience of community members and ensure easy utilisation of this service. Previously only a public hospital in Dubai could provide this certificate. However, by the end of 2023, all private sector hospitals in Dubai will also be able to issue these certificates. Presently, this service is available at HMS Mirdif Hospital, Medcare Hospital for Women and Children, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital  and Zulekha hospital.  Customers will receive a physical certificate and they can request for a digital ......read more

    This Year's Pink Caravan Ride is Powered by You!

    Friends of Cancer Patient’s annual pan-UAE ride recognises the efforts made by all who attend in aid of breast cancer awareness and the drive towards defeating the disease through early detection  Sharjah, February 1, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), UAE's annual breast cancer awareness campaign, has announced its theme for 2023's ride: "Powered by You." This theme is a reflection of the power and energy that the Pink Caravan Ride derives from each and every person in the UAE community as it makes strides towards mass awareness while offering free breast cancer screenings in efforts to defeat the disease through early detection. This year's theme “Powered by You” highlights the crucial role of community support in the campaign's yearly success and emphasises that without the ......read more

    Life-saving 3D MRI Fetal Heart Imaging Technology Showcased at Arab Health 2023

    Cutting-edge technologies showcased, include fetal cardiac MRI and 3D imaging of the fetal heart, and in adults the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 January 2023: Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, both part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, had a regional debut of life-saving, cutting-edge cardiac advances to address cardiovascular issues at Arab Health 2023 including 3D fetal cardiac imaging and machine learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique. The event is taking place from January 30 - February 2 2023.  In the Middle East, the prevalence of congenital heart ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights Key Areas of Healthcare Investment until 2025

    • DHA provides an overview of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 • Al Ketbi:  The aim of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is to provide investors with detailed information on key healthcare priority areas and to provide a detailed overview of the health sector so that they can make viable investments. • Al Ketbi: Health investment in areas of need benefits investors, helps create a dynamic and robust health sector, and provides community members and visitors with access to the highest quality of specialised and accessible care.  • Post COVID-19 key areas of focus include: innovation, digital health, medical equipment, mental health, MedTech start-ups, urgent care, long-term care, rehabilitation and home care. • Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is a ready-reckoner for investors to ......read more

    AD Ports Logistics Unveils New Distribution Business Line to Support the Region's Growing Healthcare Market

    New business line will purchase, handle, and supply high-demand healthcare products for hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and retailers in the UAE & GCC   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2023: AD Ports Logistics (ADPL), provider of integrated end-to-end business solutions and a subsidiary of AD Ports Group’s Logistics Cluster, has announced the addition of a new distribution business line that will see the company secure exclusive distribution rights for a range of healthcare products. The new business line targets the GCC’s fast-growing healthcare and life sciences sector, whose market size is projected to increase at a CAGR of 4.9% to AED 365.7 billion (US $99.6 billion) in 2023 from AED 316.6 billion (US $86.2 billion) in 2020.  As a distributor licensed by the UAE Ministry of Health and Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Saudi German Health Participates in Arab Health 2023 to Highlight Achievements and New Projects

    30 January 2023- Saudi German Health (SGH), a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is participating in the Arab Health 2023, in line with its commitment to promoting and raising the standards of the region’s healthcare sector. The annual event, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starts on January 30, 2023 and will run until February 02, 2023. During its participation, SGH highlighted its ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’ and showcased its family tree at the centre of its booth to underline the group’s milestones and family spirit. The group also highlighted several achievements, including the launch of the ‘SGH mobile app,’ which reiterates its commitment to better serving the patients and making healthcare services more accessible. The group ......read more

    Pink Caravan Ride Announces the Official Routes for Pan-Emirate Ride

    Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on the 4th February at at Al Heera Beach Sharjah, January 31, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients society has announced the official routes for the ride, set to commence its 11th edition on February 4th in conjunction with World Cancer Day. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates, with the first day focusing on raising awareness for the most prominent and preventable types of cancer, including breast, skin, colon, prostate, testicular, childhood, and cervical cancer. The ride will begin on February 4th in Sharjah and Ajman, with riders starting at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah, the official opening ceremony at 8:00 AM and the start of the ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Study Reveals Key Sector Trends and Opportunities for Mena Region's Health Industry

    • Healthcare spending in the GCC is forecast to reach USD 99.6 billion in 2023 from USD 86.2 billion in 2020 • DHCC’s total economic contribution to the GDP of Dubai reached AED 2.8 billion in 2021 • Despite pandemic-related restrictions on global travel, Dubai doubled the number of health tourists in 2021 with international visitors spending USD 198 million on healthcare   Dubai- UAE - 30 January 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), today launched a major whitepaper titled ‘Emerging Opportunities In Middle East Healthcare’ which reveals in-depth insights into the regional healthcare sector, with special focus on the GCC.   The study, the latest initiative in DHCA’s mission to contribute to the development of ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is Set to Introduce Innovative Healthcare Solutions at LEAP 2023

    Metaverse, AI, Blockchain, and VR in healthcare are among KFSH&RC’s key focus areas Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – January 30, 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) announces its participation at the second edition of LEAP, Saudi Arabia's most prominent technology event, which is set to convene global innovators and disruptors in Riyadh between February 6-9.  Internationally ranked as Saudi Arabia's number one hospital and a primary supporter of Vision 2030's healthcare transformation goals, KFSH&RC will present trailblazing technologies that will drive the healthcare sector forward under the three main pillars: operational excellence, patient experience, and the quality of care.  Pillar 1: Operational excellence KFSH&RC will present its ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives Accreditation for the Internship and Residency Program from National Institute for Health Specialties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently received an accreditation for the internship and residency program from National Institute for Health Specialties. This is the first-of-its kind accreditation in the UAE in this field.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that medical professionals are the core of the health sector and that the DHA prioritises providing them with continuous learning opportunities that helps them stay up-to-date with the latest in the medical field ,in all aspects, from processes to technologies. He added that accreditations are vital in the health sector as they provide a benchmark to ensure unified standards of care across different health facilitates. Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, Secretary General ......read more

    Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare Partnership Set to Revolutionize Regional Healthcare through Innovative Solutions at Arab Health 2023

    • As Gold Sponsors of iconic event, Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare to showcase AI-powered solutions in diagnostics, digital health, therapeutics, advanced omics, and patient care  • G42 Healthcare also signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Future Health Summit, to be held along the sidelines of Arab Health • Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare experts to focus on the emerging technology trends in healthcare in deliberations and panels    Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2023: Mubadala Health, the integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, and G42 Healthcare, the leading Abu Dhabi-based AI health-tech company, are jointly taking centre stage at Arab Health 2023 in Dubai to showcase their innovative solutions and patient care.    The partnership between the two leading healthcare ......read more

    Aspiring Doctors attend WCM-Q's High School Medical Conference

    Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.  The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines. The one-day event featured professional development workshops on several topics, including steps towards a complete application, reading and writing ......read more

    382 Health Facilities part of Dubai Health Authority's Single Electronic Medical File Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 : Dubai Health Authority recently held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to discuss the progress of the NABIDH initiative and to discuss ways to enhance integration with the health sector in the Emirate. NABIDH, is an ongoing digital transformation project that will ensure one electronic medical file for every patient. Presently, NABIDH has unified to over 7 million medical records and more than 31,000 clinicians and 382 healthcare facilities are part of the initiative. More than 43 medical record systems are also part of the initiative.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted the progress made by this initiative and emphasized that DHA focuses on utilizing the latest healthcare technologies to ensure the provision ......read more

    New Therapies and HPV Vaccines Offer Hope in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer, But Regular Screenings Remain Vital

    As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments       Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular screenings remain a vital tool to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women worldwide and is caused mainly by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the World Health ......read more

    Teenager Cracked Forehead Healed by 3D Surgical Technique

    Saudi teen endured car accident injuries for years without proper medical treatment  Riyadh - January 24, 2023:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City KAMC in Makkah completed On Sunday, December 22 a successful 3-hour surgical intervention using the 3D surgical planning technique to repair deformities and fractures in the forehead bone of a patient who suffered from an old traffic accident injury. Makkah Health cluster said that doctors were able to end the suffering of a Saudi teenager, who was involved in a traffic accident seven years ago that led to a fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket. After conducting clinical and radiological examinations, it was revealed that there was a double fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket, which was not ......read more

    myAster – Region's 1st Integrated Healthcare Platform crosses 352k Downloads since Phase I Launch

    • Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.    • myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store   Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the region’s first integrated healthcare platform providing access to hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies as Aster continues to lead the healthcare ......read more

    Qatari WCM-Q Medical Student Presents Research into Incurable Blood Cancer at Us Health Conference

    Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the event. While mantle cell lymphoma can be treated with a number of drugs and put into remission, it cannot be cured fully because drug resistance ......read more

    Tabuk Surgeons Reconstruct Jaw with 3D Printing

    benign tumor affected the 25-year-old of jaw  Riyadh - January 19, 2023:  A Saudi Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team working at King Fahd Specialist Hospital KFSH in Tabuk (northwestern Saudi Arabia) succeeded in reconstructing the jaw of a 25-year-old patient after losing it for a tumor. The medical team treating the case explained that the patient was suffering from pain and swelling in the jaw and face, and after conducting necessary medical examinations and x-rays, it was found that he had a benign tumor in the lower jaw, and a medical procedure was required to remove bones of the right lower jaw. A 3D design of the jaw was made, and the exact location of the bone pieces was determined using 3D imaging technology and virtual simulation. Successful surgery removed the right lower jaw bones while preserving the ......read more

    Dubai's First Accredited Centre of Excellence in Endometriosis, Emerges at Medcare Women & Children Hospital

    • New centre of excellence in Endometriosis offers renewed hope for fertility and pain management for patients across the UAE & region.  • Medcare Women & Children Hospital successfully treats over 500 endometriosis patients, yearly    Dubai – January 18 2023:  Medcare Women & Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. This accreditation is awarded for meeting the highest global standards of medical care for endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease affecting roughly 10% (per cent) of women and girls who are of reproductive age worldwide. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the ......read more

    Cash Prizes worth AED 50,000 on Grab for Top Winners of RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2023

    RAK Hospital launches the 3rd edition of UAE’s most loved weight loss competition  The 8-week contest starts on 20th January; participants can start registering now via the official event website People encouraged to ‘Lose Big, to Win Big’ and will get educated on life-altering lifestyle habits   16th January 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The Country’s biggest weight loss challenge is back with a bang for the third time, with AED 50,000 worth of cash prizes on offer for the top winners. Continuing the cause of raising awareness on Obesity, the biggest epidemic of modern times, RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention Ras Al Khaimah announced its popular community initiative, the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC) 2023. The 8-week challenge which saw over ......read more

    Wholesome Family Entertainment Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest '23

    Devadaru Ayurveda Medical Centre launched in Dubai Residential Oasis complex. Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest ’23 took place on the 13th and 14th of January at the sprawling Dubai residential Oasis campus in Al Qusais. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Hani Mustafa Al Hamed, Property Manager, Dubai Residential Oasis said that the community-wide celebration featured a variety of on-stage entertainment, games, sports, music, food and clothing stalls. The Family Fest was attended by over 324 families from around 15 nationalities and it was two fun filled days. The main members of the DRO Fest organizing committee included Anil Moopen, Abdul Baree, Sadat Nalakat, Mujeeb M Ismail, Daison Varghese, Siraj Ismail. The event also witnessed the launch of Devadaru Ayurvedic Medical Centre. “Following the success of ......read more

    “Hayat” Enrols more than 10,000 Organ Donors

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ donation as a noble humanitarian act that embodies the highest meaning of giving and gives others renewed hope in life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where organ donation, whether during life or after death, saves ......read more

    Pink Caravan Call on Riders to Saddle up for their 11th pan-UAE Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

    Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote testing for early detection invites all horse riders in the nation to join their procession for a worth cause   Sharjah, January 10, 2022:  The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative — is calling on all horse-riders interested in joining their 11th yearly nation-wide ride, to register for participation. The ride which starts on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day, will travel across all seven emirates, and concludes on February 10th, as they raise awareness for breast cancer. The committee noted that the yearly gathering of the public and communities across the country, along-side the participation of horse-riders all over the nation, ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Successfully Performs a Heart Transplant for the Youngest Patient in the Middle East

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 9, January 2023:  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre's (KFSH&RC) pediatric cardiac surgery team successfully performed consecutive heart transplants on two children within 24 hours in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Before the surgeries, the transplant recipients – an Emirati girl aged less than eight months and a 19-month-old Saudi girl – were in critical condition due to heart failure necessitating the installation of temporary artificial pumps. The girls were also placed in intensive care units while awaiting transplants   The transplants required highly qualified professionals, advanced medical infrastructure, and international logistical support and cooperation.  For the first surgery, KFSH&RC's surgical team ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre achieves ‘Digital Health Most Wired' Recognition by CHIME for the Third Year in a Row

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 4, January 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has once again been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program. KFSH&RC is among the only two healthcare facilities outside the United States to achieve level 9 status for being at the forefront of innovating with healthcare information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and outcomes across the entire organization.     CHIME is an executive organization that enables senior healthcare IT leaders to exchange best practices and promote the effective use of IT to advance healthcare in the communities they serve. For the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program, CHIME conducts an annual ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi supports the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign' to Drive Organ Donation Registration

    • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi installs its first ‘Hayat’ booth to drive organ donor registration in the UAE • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO first to sign up as an organ donor at the booth • To date, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has performed more than 330 life-changing organ transplants    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 3, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, is working with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) to promote the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’, supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ‘Hayat’. Launched by DoH, the campaign seeks to drive organ donation registration and raise awareness of the initiative. The multispecialty hospital has installed the first Hayat booth that will ......read more

    Department of Health – Abu Dhabi: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Remain Available within the Emirate's Healthcare Facilities

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate – 30 December 2022: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate confirmed the continuity of COVID-19 related services in Abu Dhabi. COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR tests remain available in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate including pharmacies and medical centres as well as SEHA's healthcare centres.  This comes after Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced closure of some COVID-19 centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, in its gradual efforts for a return to normal life post-COVID.  The Department remains committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all community members in Abu Dhabi and ensuring that it is providing the necessary healthcare services, as it continues to provide PCR tests and ......read more

    WCM-Q Webinar Series Boosts Population Health

    Doha – December 28, 2022:  Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.  The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms. The series is delivered by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH) and is designed to share expert knowledge on major global health challenges such as the epidemic of ......read more

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    Samsung Enters the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE – 11 November 2022: Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced its participation in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.  Conveniently located in Dubai Media City, Samsung has kick-started a month-long fitness and health activities at the newly introduced SmartThings Home – Dubai space, encouraging both employees and visitors from neighboring areas and the wider Dubai community to participate and complete 30 minutes of ......read more

    Future Healthcare Trends Discussed at IHF's World Hospital Congress in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 10, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the International Hospital Federation’s 45th World Hospital Congress is taking place in Dubai under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare”.   Dubai is hosting the prestigious World Hospital Congress for the second time. Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, chairman of the organising committee of the conference, highlighted that this is the largest ......read more

    IHF World Hospital Congress to Kick Off in Dubai this Week

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2022:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 45th IHF World Hospital Congress, will kick off on November 9 under the theme "Achieving Sustainability and How Should We Look in 2030?". The three-day conference, which Dubai won the bid to host, will be an important platform for senior officials, doctors, experts, and decision-makers from health institutions all over the world to share experiences and develop medical ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority celebrates Flag Day

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted today the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country. DHA raised the UAE flag to show their pride and appreciation to their homeland. The UAE flag was raised at the DHA headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority in presence of senior DHA officials and employees. Al Ketbi on his behalf and on behalf of all DHA employees congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients Collaborate once again to Empower Patients in their Fight against Breast Cancer in the UAE

    • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UAE and accounted for 21.4% of new cancer cases in the country in 2020, according to the Globocan study   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27, October 2022: To drive greater awareness around breast cancer and the impact of infectious diseases on breast cancer patients, Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) held a media roundtable on Wednesday October 26, highlighting breast cancer management once suspecting or being impacted by an infectious virus – understanding the challenges, signs and symptoms posed on both cancer ......read more

    RAK Hospital launches ‘Hospital on Wheels'

    The initiative aims to serve the lower-income community in areas where quality healthcare is inaccessible 27, October 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Enhancing community outreach and ensuring that quality healthcare is delivered to the doorstep of the population, RAK Hospital, in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Northern Emirates, has announced the launch of ‘RAK Hospital on Wheels’.  The sophisticated ‘Mobile Clinic’ with a focus on catering to the dynamic healthcare requirements of the people is equipped with world-class equipment and facilities and ......read more

    Exercise can help Reverse Diabetes

    Make exercise a social activity, perform a ‘Talking Test’ to check if the intensity is right for you RAK Hospital educates Diabetes Challenge 2022 participants on Exercise Protocols during the ‘Diabeat’ Webinar series A typical office worker with a desk job walks less than a Kilometer in a day when the minimum requirement is at least 5-7 Kms Stamina, strength and flexibility should be the components of the exercise regime for diabetics Muscles are essential in the management of diabetes; lower muscle mass can hinder our capacity to clear glucose from the ......read more

    DHA PR: Dubai to host World Hospital Congress next month

    Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai will host the World Hospital Congress in November 2022. More than 1000 participants from 60 countries are expected to attend the conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Health Authority will co-host the 45th International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.  The conference will be held at the Dubai International Convention & ......read more

    Mulk Med Healthcare Unveils Mulk Med Privilege Health Card Combining Comprehensive Health Coverage For UAE Consumers and Tourists

    For the first time in the UAE’s history, tourists will be offered 24/7 healthcare services covering all health-related issues – including consultation, treatment and aftercare – all for a cost-effective medical package of Dh 149!   Dubai, UAE; October 20, 2022: Mulk Med Healthcare – Middle East’s first virtual hospital modelled telehealth ecosystem approved by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) – today announces the launch of the first of its kind Mulk Med Privilege Health Card for ......read more

    1,200 Doctors And Specialists From The UAE Benefit From Studies And Research In Toxicology Through The World Congress Of The International Society On Toxinology (IST)

    The latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites discussed Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2022: As many as 1,200 doctors and specialists from the UAE participated in the sessions of the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi, where they were briefed on the results of studies and research in toxicology presented by experts, specialists and university professors from different countries of the world. In addition, doctors and specialists from the Emirates Health Services Corporation, the Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Pfizer Collaborates with FibriCheck and AlTibbi to Launch the First of Its Kind Atrial Fibrillation Screening Program in the UAE

    • Pfizer takes bigger strides towards a patient-centric approach through delivering first-in-class science for patients with Atrial Fibrillation. • As part of its Atrial Fibrillation awareness campaign, Pfizer announces its strategic partnership with FibriCheck and AlTibbi in UAE. • Pfizer aims to screen 100,000 individuals across the Gulf with this innovative program.   UAE – October 18 2022 – Pfizer is further highlighting its commitment on becoming a more patient-centric company by launching the first of its kind screening program in ......read more

    UAE's First-of-its-kind Drive-through Blood Test Service Launched In Dubai

    Dubai, October 18, 2022: In yet another unprecedented move taken in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Emirate of Dubai has recently seen the launch of the UAE’s first-of-its-kind drive-through blood test service.  The new service will be provided by Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, which has been ISO certified by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), in collaboration with the United Medical Center (UMC) in Dubai. The drive-through blood test comes as part of a package of services delivered by the Dubai Health ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Hosts Dr. Ahmed Emara on the World Mental Health Day

    Dubai, UAE, 17th October 2022: On the World Mental Health Day, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a lecture entitled “The Influence of Thoughts on Accelerating Psychological and Physical Recovery: How Thoughts Impact Physical Wellbeing”, presented by psychologist and bioenergy health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara. The lecture took place in the Library's main theatre and attended. with a large participation of visitors and members. “Over the past five decades, the UAE has attached a great importance to mental health, considering it an integral part of public ......read more

    Aster Pharmacy Enters KSA In Partnership With Al Hokair Holding Group To Set Up 250+ Pharmacies

    Aster Pharmacy, the retail arm of Aster DM Healthcare has entered into a long-term joint venture agreement with Al Hokair Holding Group to setup and operate pharmacies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). UAE, October 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC and India, is expanding its footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Aster Pharmacy division. Aster Pharmacy, the leading pharmacy chain in the UAE, through this partnership, aims to set-up and operate 250+ stores over a period of 5 years and provide ease of access to ......read more

    The 21st World Congress of The International Society On Toxinology (IST) Starts With A Large Participation of Elite Of Scientists and Experts From 37 Countries

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 17, 2022: Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), on Monday, opened the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), in the presence of Mohammed Mousa Al Ameeri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Food Diversity Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.  The Congress is being organised by Amsaal, the first of its kind company in the Middle East, in ......read more

    RAK Hospital Trains Hundreds Of Security Guards As First Responders For Emergency Situations

    UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announces it as a National initiative after the first batch of 100 security personnel receive BLS certified training from RAK Hospital A first-of-a-Kind initiative by the institution aims to save thousands of lives by making First Aid readily available Life Support Training to cover adults, children and infants emergencies 9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die but immediate CPR can double or triple their chances of survival.   October 14, 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With the aim to save maximum number of ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority: Medical Training For Interns Can Be Across Private Or Government Hospitals.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 October, 2022: To foster and promote medical education opportunities, the Dubai Health Authority’s Medical Education and Research Department announced today that medical interns can receive training across government or private hospitals in the Emirate. The move aims to provide a further impetus to the medical education programs that DHA offers medical students. His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said: “People are the most important human resource in the health-care delivery system and we ......read more

    MoHAP Offers Free Medical Tests in Celebration of World Health Day

    MoHAP calls on UAE community to adopt healthy lifestyles to support the health of their hearts The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has joined the world in celebrating the World Heart Day, which falls on September 29 of every year, by organizing an initiative to offer its staff and customers free medical tests. MoHAP emphasized it will spare no effort to increase public awareness about the impact of cardiovascular diseases on quality of life through activities and events that will help restrict the spread of cardiovascular diseases and enhance the outcomes of national health ......read more

    WebOps Global – The World's Leading Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions Provider Launches Its First International Headquarters in the UAE

    WebOps will support healthcare organisations on their digital journey to automate and streamline workflows, improve service levels, lower costs, and optimize supply & inventory management  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22nd September 2022: WebOps Global – a subsidiary of WebOps LLC, USA – the world’s leading healthcare supply chain solutions provider, has launched its first international headquarters in the UAE.  As the healthcare sector in the country witnesses a rising demand amidst rapid digital transformation, infrastructural development, a ......read more

    Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis Without Surgery

    Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2022: Over the past 100 years, significant advancements have been made in spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. These advancements have led to improved fusion rates, lower complication frequency, greater three-dimensional correction of the deformity and more rapid postoperative recovery.  However, spine fusions mean fewer motion segments (less spine motion), which may lead to lower function in high-level physical activity and greater chance for spine ......read more

    MoHAP to Launch National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign

    • The campaign to be launched during press conference on September 26 • The campaign targets most vulnerable groups to influenza complications, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases. • The annual camapgin to run until next December   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will launch the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign at a press conference to be held next week. Themed "Protect yourself...Protect your community", the annual seasonal flu campaign will kick off on September 26; in cooperation with Abu ......read more

    The UAE Reaffirms its Position as a Global Healthcare Hub Following AED2.8 Billion Deals Secured at Arab Health 2022

    · In line with the UAE Government’s initiative of attracting industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Arab Health secured deals worth over AED2.8 billion earlier this year · Exhibitors at the 2023 event will cover the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including medical equipment and devices, disposables, wellness and prevention, and healthcare infrastructure, amongst others  · Informa Markets has confirmed the 2023 edition of the exhibition and congress will take place from 30 ......read more

    Cigna Run and Fitness Kicked Off – Redefining Fun and Fitness in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2022: With health and wellbeing a top priority in the UAE, Cigna Insurance Middle East [CIME] – the leading global health services company – inaugurated its fun-packed fitness events series – Cigna Run and Fitness – on Saturday, 10th September, welcoming 350 participants representing all age groups and people of all abilities.  The flagship fitness event kicked off at Ibn Battuta Mall in Jebel Ali Village with 2.5 kms and 5 kms runs, both timed and untimed, catering to all levels of fitness, High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), ......read more

    Trucheck Now Available Across The UAE, A Remarkably Accurate Test To Detect 70+ Types of Cancer With One Simple Blood Test

    Dubai United Arab Emirates, September 2022: Lifegen, the UAE-based company focusing on providing world-leading cancer detection and management solutions, partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to enable access to Trucheck, a highly accurate blood-based multi-cancer screening test across the UAE region. LifeGen’s partnership with Datar Genetics spans across multiple markets and addresses the serious problem of late cancer diagnosis through the use of the Trucheck blood test, which can detect over 70 cancers. The progressive CE-marked test provides early cancer diagnosis and is able to ......read more

    UAE Takes Part in 3rd G20 Health Working Group

    UAE plays pivotal role in supporting international efforts to prepare for and respond to health emergencies The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has taken part in the 3rd G20 Health Working Group (HWG3) meeting held recently in Indonesia to discuss strengthening global health architecture through expanding global manufacturing and research hubs for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response actions. Led by HE Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of Emirates Health Services, the ministry’s delegation highlighted the importance of promoting solidarity among ......read more

    Add Goodness to Meals by Contributing to Choithrams' Campaign to Support the UN WFP's School Feeding Programme

    More than 6 million meals donated to the Zero Hunger global campaign since its start Dubai, September 01, 2022: In partnership with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dubai’s popular community supermarket Choithrams presents the 2022 edition of Zero Hunger global campaign. Under the theme, “Add Goodness to Meals”, an awareness and fundraising campaign will be rolled out between 1 September and 31 December 2022, and proceeds will go to WFP’s School Feeding Programmes in the Middle East region.  Through its school ......read more

    Dubai Fertility Centre reaccredited with Diamond-level accreditation from Accreditation Canada International ACI

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 23, 2022: The Dubai Fertility Centre was recently reaccredited with a ‘Diamond-level’ accreditation from Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Leadership standards. This is the highest level of recognition from Accreditation Canada. It is awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organisations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practices to improve services. The accreditation makes the centre the first and only government centre in the world to receive this accreditation ......read more

    Around 99% of Cases of Hepatitis C Are Curable, but Early Diagnosis and Aftercare are Vital to Prevent or Address Liver Damage, says Cleveland Clinic Expert

    Advances in medicine are bringing hope to millions of hepatitis patients worldwide, according to hepatologist ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)      27 July, 2022:   Infection with the hepatitis C virus is almost always curable, but given its impact on liver health, it is important to catch it early and to address any liver damage after the infection has been eliminated, says a hepatologist from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28.  Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis ......read more

    Actor Sonu Sood helps Seven-Month-Old Safan Ali rRceive a Liver Transplant at Aster Medcity, Kochi through the Second Chance Initiative

    • The Second Chance initiative was launched by Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood in partnership with Aster Volunteers, CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare to support underprivileged children in need of liver transplant  • Safan Ali is the first child to benefit from the liver transplant programme which would support 50 children in the first phase.  • Children from underprivileged families can seek to undergo the liver transplant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals in Bangalore, and Aster Medcity and Aster MIMS Hospital Calicut in Kerala, India. Families in need can seek ......read more

    MoHAP Reports Significant Growth in Number of Licensed Healthcare Professionals

    • MoHAP: 28,195 licensed health professionals until the end of Q1, 2022 • Applicants meeting all requirements provided for to get their license in one working day • Ministry provides best licensing services to attract talented cadres and enhance the vitality of the health sector   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist Shares Tips on Picking out the Best Sunscreen

    Expert weighs in on sunscreen ingredients, application tips and precautions        18 July, 2022: People who use sunscreen regularly have lower risk of skin cancer and younger-looking skin, but with so many varieties on the market, it is important to choose one that works well, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic.  Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, says that daily use of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher can reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition, individuals can slash their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, ......read more

    180 Kg Man Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Stone in Dubai Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022:  A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years. Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a ......read more

    AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals Raise Awareness at Khorfakkan Hospital

    Dubai - July 07, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and its educational platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU) collaborated with the Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals for a public awareness program about overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary Incontinence at Khorfakkan Hospital. This was the first of many collaborations to promote preventable urological health issues by the AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals following their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the previous week.  The scientific program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the common urological ......read more

    MoHAP Holds Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health

    July 07, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organized a workshop on occupational safety and health to review the best international practices in this field and develop innovative solutions to promote the wellbeing of employees at work. The workshop featured a number of presentations discussing the most common methods for fostering a healthy workplace and reducing occupational injuries. This is in addition to interactive discussions on how to promote a healthy and safe work culture.  The event comes as part of the ministry’s commitment to supporting ......read more

    Rashid Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation undergoes Expansion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2022: Rashid Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PMR) underwent expansion with the support and donation from Seddiqi Holding.  The philanthropic effort led to major expansion of services including a new gym for physical exercises, a rehabilitation section for nervous system injuries, a hydrotherapy pool, an occupational therapy and rehabilitation unit, an upgraded physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and a sports medicine clinic.  Additionally, the department also has a dedicated Retinal Prosthetic ......read more

    What Everyone Should Know About Sun Poisoning Symptoms

    Cleveland Clinic expert explains the condition and gives tips to avoid and treat it    4 July, 2022, CLEVELAND: With travel restrictions easing and many people taking vacation days at this time of year, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is advising individuals to take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun or risking what is commonly referred to as sun poisoning.  Matthew Goldman, MD, a family medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, explains that sun poisoning is a nonscientific term to describe a severe sunburn that often mimics a flu bug or ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Value-Based Healthcare for the Emirate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June, 2022:  The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Health Insurance Corporation, which regulates the health insurance sector in Dubai, has launched the first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the Emirate. The model known as EJADAH is a value-based model rather than volume-based healthcare. At the launch of the event, which was attended by all health providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, DHA’s Director-General H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi said in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more

    RAK Hospital brings the World's most Advanced NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing to UAE

    Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more Home collection is available 24X7 from anywhere in UAE 27 June 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In its endeavor to always bring the latest and the most advanced technologies to the UAE population, RAK Hospital has introduced the latest NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing. Considered the most advanced and detailed technology in the world, it provides an in-depth analysis of a person’s ancestors by locating them not only by country or continent but in a specific geographical location. Ancestry testing can go back from ......read more

    Arab Association of Urology Signs MOU with SAJA Pharmaceuticals to Educate Public on Urology

    Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.  The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the ......read more

    Breakthrough Brain Regeneration Treatment Program from Aviv Clinics Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2022 – A ground-breaking new treatment protocol to help restore brain function in post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients was introduced to Dubai healthcare professionals this week. The announcement was made by Aviv Clinics Dubai, hosting a medical conference under the Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation program of the Dubai Health Authority.  Aviv Clinics provided fully documented evidence of the use of their proprietary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve the cognitive and physical performance of people ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare to Open a 550-Bed Super-Specialty Hospital in Indian State Kerala's Capital City – Trivandrum

    Aster currently provides employment to 8290+ professionals in Kerala including doctors and nurses. With the new hospital in Trivandrum expected to add 2000 jobs, Aster would be providing employment to over 10,000 professionals in the State. • This would be Aster’s 7th Hospital in Kerala and 16th Hospital in India. The 550 bedded hospital will have several centres of excellence fulfilling the needs of a super-specialty hospital in the region.  • Total investment of Rs. 500 crores estimated for the entire project.    Dubai, June 17, 2022: Aster DM ......read more

    Serious Heatstroke Occurs 3.5 Times more Frequently in Overweight and Obese Individuals, Says Expert

    Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that can lead to fatal consequences, knowing first aid and prevention strategies can help prevent the severity Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death   17 June 2021 - Dubai, UAE: Heat Stroke is the most serious type of heat-related illness caused by prolonged exposure to strong heat usually combined with dehydration leading to the failure of the body’s heat control mechanism. During a heat stroke, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It ......read more

    Wellx Partners with Fit on Click to Supercharge Corporate Wellness in the Region

    • Wellx has joined hands with Fit on Click to transform the corporate wellness space by offering hyper-personalized health insurance plans for organizations and individuals • This partnership will reward and incentivize positive behavioral change at the individual as well as corporate level through bespoke corporate wellness programs curated to reduce health insurance premiums     JUNE 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Wellx, the region’s first wellness insurance platform, and Fit On Click, a corporate wellness and sports service provider of UAE ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Electronic Medical Record Initiative to Further Bolster the Health Sector

    So far 8.4 million medical records, 31,800 doctors, and 298 facilities have been integrated into the NABIDH system. Al Ketbi: The authority is committed to the smart transformation of its health system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted that the medical electronic record project for every individual in the Emirate known as ‘Nabidh’, has integrated 8.4 medical records; 31,800 doctors and 298 facilities. The system is linked to the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s  ‘Riayati’ project to ensure a ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Observes ‘World No Tobacco Day', Encourages Smokers to Quit

    • MOHAP urges smokers to quit and confirms that E-cigarette is subjected to tobacco control law • The ministry launched numerous campaigns to raise public awareness about the health risks of tobacco use • The National Health Survey revealed a decline in the prevalence of adult tobacco smoking from 11.1 percent in 2010 to 9.1 percent in 2018   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) joined the global celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, under the slogan “Tobacco. Threat to our environment”, reiterating its commitment to educating and ......read more

    Expert Tips to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

    With studies increasingly highlighting the importance of this nutrient, Cleveland Clinic physician explains when supplementation might be necessary, and offers some cautionary advice      30 May, 2022: Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide and the links between the vitamin and many chronic diseases are increasingly being recognized and studied, but correcting a deficiency is not always as simple as popping a daily supplement or spending time in the sun, says a physician at global health system Cleveland Clinic. Susan Williams, MD, a physician at Cleveland ......read more

    Electronic Medical Record System Updated

    Dubai Health Authority upgrades its electronic patient medical record system known as Salama The project aims to better serve patients and doctors and raise the efficiency of health facilities.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2022:  Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Electronic Medical Record System known as Salama has been updated to ensure that patients visiting DHA hospitals have access to maximum number of healthcare services digitally and to enhance patient experience through the DHA app.  The patient medical record platform is available ......read more

    Supporting Menstrual Hygiene Day

    As women, we know how having (or not having) our period changes our life. We have been educated in schools, with our mothers, friends… and in my case, I have been menstruating long enough to understand what works and what doesn’t work for me. Not all women are this lucky. On the 28th of May, it is Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) Menstruation is a big taboo. Something considered better to hide and never to mention. Well, if it is going to affect the lives of millions of ladies around the globe, if it is going to affect the school attendance rate, their chances to succeed in ......read more

    DHA's Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre Expands and Enhances Services

    Centre equipped with latest technologies and has highly qualified medical expertise to serve the community and medical tourists. The centre will shortly begin providing specialised inpatient services. The recently expanded centre has 36 inpatient beds and can serve 160 outpatients on a daily basis.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24, May 2022:   The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre (DPRC) has undergone further transformation and has extended its scope of service.  The centre will shortly begin to receive inpatients ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Launches ‘Da Vinci Xi' Surgical Robot to Perform Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgeries

    Surgeons successfully performed the first operation using this technology at Dubai Hospital for an Emirati patient suffering from enlarged kidneys  The new technology enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility under various disciplines  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 May, 2022: Dubai Hospital has launched the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries.  Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, CEO of Dubai Hospital highlighted that in line with the vision and mission of the DHA, the hospital ......read more

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