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    WCM-Q's Cornell Stars connects trainee doctors with young patients

    Doha - April 22, 2024: Medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the opportunity to develop their core physicianship skills of communication, interaction, and performing basic clinical examinations for children during the annual Cornell Stars event. A highlight of the WCM-Q calendar, the event is part of the Introductory Clerkship Course, during which third-year students in the WCM-Q medical program attend a clinical orientation week to prepare them for their full-time clinical courses.  The Cornell Stars event allows trainee doctors to examine babies, toddlers, and children up to six years old under the supervision of qualified and experienced pediatricians and family physicians from WCM-Q, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Sidra Medicine. As part of the Cornell Stars course, faculty and staff members ......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

    Patients in Disguise: Saudi's "Mystery Visitor" Program Delivers Results

    From Hospitals to Home care...program runs incognito visits and calls to evaluate services Riyadh: The "Mystery Visitor" program, an initiative launched by Saudi Health, is continuing its efforts to evaluate the performance of healthcare facilities across the country. This initiative is part of the Ministry's ongoing commitment to improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services, promoting transparency and self-regulation, and preventing health risks. Under the program, trained individuals pose as patients to visit and evaluate healthcare facilities. They provide detailed reports on the performance of each facility, which are then used to identify areas for improvement and enhance the overall quality of care. The program's scope encompasses all healthcare facilities and services, including ......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

    Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center partners with Red Crescent to enhance bone marrow transplant accessibility for patients

    Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2024: Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to enhance accessibility to bone marrow transplants for patients in need, providing them with treatment and support via the centre’s dedicated Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant (ADBMT©) Program. Under the partnership, ADSCC will provide medical consultations to patients referred by the medical committee of ERC. In addition, both entities will join efforts in fundraising initiatives aimed at supporting and financing BMT procedures for underprivileged patients. The partnership aims to provide these critical treatments to individuals affected by various blood cancers, blood disorders, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, ensuring they receive the highest standard of care and support throughout their ......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

    Leveraging Telehealth and Empowering Parents Can Help to Bridge Gaps in Autism Care and Improve Outcomes, says Expert Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

    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 globally has ASD. “In recent years, there has been a focus on the role of parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD. Families can be a really powerful resource to help children learn developmentally appropriate skills, enhance their ......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 specialists from within and outside the country. Dr. Wadeia stated that the forum showcased the latest global developments in the field of medical research, key issues related to it, and the increasing role of research in renewing and updating ......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 Healthcare SAAS company. This collaboration aims to enhance healthcare delivery, patient engagement, and support holistic Diabetes care. Diabetes poses a significant global challenge, often arising from family history, unhealthy diets, sedentary ......read more

    Mubadala Acquires KELIX bio to further Advance UAE's Life Sciences Ecosystem and expand its footprint in the sector

    Mubadala supporting UAE's vision to become a global leader in the life sciences sector. The acquisition of KELIX bio will reinforce the UAE's biopharma ecosystem and increase Mubadala's presence regionally and globally. United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2024: – Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), an Abu Dhabi sovereign investor, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KELIX bio, a specialty pharmaceutical business focused on delivering complex generics across emerging markets, to further strengthen the development of the UAE's life sciences ecosystem, position the UAE as a global leader in the life sciences sector and to support the diversification of the economy in the UAE. KELIX bio was incepted in November 2020, and has since, acquired manufacturing businesses in India, Egypt, Malta ......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 Group’s Equity increased to AED 230.04 million as of December 31, 2023 from AED 222.9 million in the previous year. The Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased to AED 0.25 in 2023 from AED 0.15 a year before, reflecting the Group’s ......read more

    Advanced Technology Company (ATC), Ministry of Health Organize Innovative Three-Day Course for Dental Specialists in Kuwait

    Kuwait, Kuwait, 20 March 2024: Advanced Technology Company (ATC), the leading distributor of medical devices in Kuwait, recently organized a three-day course on minimally invasive soft tissue grafting in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s Continuing Dental Education Office (CDEO). The course, which took place from 5-7 March at the Marina Hotel in Kuwait, comes as part of ATC’s wider efforts to elevate the standards of dental care in Kuwait and support professional development in the region. Over 70 periodontists took part in the course, which was led by Dr. Adrian Kasaj, Associate Professor of Periodontology at the University of Mainz, Germany. Kasaj also serves as a Key Opinion Leader for the HuFriedyGroup, a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, whose products are ......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 adverse cardiac events in large-scale clinical studies. The researchers also showed in preclinical studies that 4PY directly triggers vascular inflammation, which damages blood vessels and can lead to atherosclerosis over time. The study, published ......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 all types can use valuable tips and lessons shared to improve their fitness experience. The Grishaeva Legacy: A Blend of Passion and Precision Grishaeva embarked on an athletic journey at a young age, quickly distinguishing herself in ......read more

    WCM-Q Doctors of the Future Conference: Inspiring the Future Generation of Healthcare Leaders

    Doha – March 19, 2024: More than 300 pre-university students with ambitions to pursue careers in medicine attended the two-day Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Doctors of the Future Conference. The annual conference gives pre-university students the opportunity to visit the WCM-Q campus to explore careers in medicine through a wide range of activities. These include a research competition as well as panel discussions on topics related to applying to medical schools, careers in medicine, meetings with current students, alumni and faculty, and discussions about life as a medical student, among many others. The event, previously known as the High School Medical Conference, is open to students, teachers and school counselors from all over Qatar and across the wider region and beyond. This year's edition featured ......read more

    Pharmatrade launches its Logistics Centre in KEZAD

    This new centre will ensure uninterrupted medical supplies to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 March 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and the UAE-based Pharmatrade today announced the opening of Pharmatrade's Abu Dhabi Logistics Centre. Through this new logistics centre, the company plans to ramp up the storage and distribution of its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device range of products to serve the UAE's healthcare sector. The expansion of its business over the last 13 years, since the opening of its Logistics Centre in Dubai Investment Park 1, prompted Pharmatrade, one of the largest companies in the healthcare sector, to invest in a new logistics centre in KEZAD. KEZAD Logistics Park Phase 5 which houses ......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 ingredients sourced from the island's lush botanical garden. The aquatic symphony of Flotation and Immersion takes centre stage as guests begin their therapy by the beach, expertly guided by Baros’s resident yogi. Floating in the lagoon, ......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, but Dr. Saher Arour, a consultant vascular surgeon at Medcare, effectively managed her condition, providing her with a whole new chance at life again. The patient had previously experienced two strokes when she met Dr. Saher Arour at Medcare ......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 the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the ‘Mother of the Nation’, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

    From Wearables to Well-being: New Service in Saudi Arabia Uses Data from Apps for Personalized Health Guidance

    Saudi Arabia's Health Tech Incubator Graduates 1st Startup Batch Riyadh: In a major push for digital health, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister, Abdulaziz Al-Rumaih, unveiled a two-pronged initiative on March 6th. This started with the launching of the Virtual Health Guide Service, which aims to empower citizens with personalized health guidance.  Leveraging data from the "SEHATY" app, "NAFIS" health files, and wearable devices, the service will identify individuals at risk and connect them with virtual specialists for preventive care and disease management programs like weight control, early diabetes detection, and hypertension control. This data-driven approach is expected to improve early detection, increase life expectancy, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all. The second ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services announces Ramadan opening hours for healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Healthcare centres will continue operating with adjusted hours with some continuing to operate 24 hours a day. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 12 March 2024: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has announced updated operating hours for its healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain during the holy month of Ramadan. Health Center Weekdays (Monday – Friday) Saturday Sunday 1st Shift 2nd Shift 1st Shift 2nd Shift Al Dhafra Dental 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am 8pm – 1am 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am Al ......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 a healthy work environment through investments in employee well-being. The Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of top-quality medical, preventive, and therapeutic services tailored for the department's employees and their ......read more

    HE Al Owais: commends spirit of responsibility & dedication of Emirati Doctors, says they set inspiring examples for generations to come

    Dubai March 10th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has paid heartfelt tribute to Emirati doctors, lauding their dedication, expertise, and the compassionate care they provide to the community. In a statement marking Emirati Doctor's Day, Al Owais said: "Under the wise directives of our leadership, we celebrate Emirati Doctor's Day, honouring our medical professionals who consistently demonstrate commitment to excellence, and play a pivotal role in safeguarding the health of our society."  “Today, the entire nation is proud of Emirati doctors' and their remarkable capabilities to deliver superior healthcare services, utilizing their knowledge and skills to serve and ensure the wellbeing of the UAE people,” Al Owais added.  The ......read more

    Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact

    From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact By: Dr Lori Stetz, Chief Medical Officer - Americas, International Health, Cigna Healthcare and a member of the scientific advisory board for TargetCancer Foundation. Cancer's devastating impact is hard to ignore. It has been estimated that one in six deaths globally is now attributable to cancer, making it likely than you or someone close to you will be directly affected at some point in your life. In the World Health Organization's Eastern Mediterranean Region which includes the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, cancer diagnoses are projected to increase from 788,000 in 2022 to 1.57 million by 2045. The WHO notes the increase will be driven by population ......read more

    From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards

    Four wins solidify position as global leader in safe healthcare Riyadh: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) was honored with four awards at the 6th National Saudi Patient Safety Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 5th. The awards were distributed across three categories: Patient Safety : Where KFSH&RC won two awards for its pioneering initiatives in  wound care detecting malnutrition rates in newly admitted Patients. The hospital also won an award for its project on improving antibiotic management. While the daily improvement program won an award in the training category. More than 600 institutions participated in this year's National Patient Safety Award, submitting high-quality projects across its eight categories. It is noteworthy that KFSH&RC has been ranked first in the ......read more

    James Dyson is looking for world-changing ideas as international student design and engineering competition opens for 2024

    The James Dyson Award is open for entries between March 6th - July 17th, offering winners a chance to secure a portion of a global prize fund To date, the Award has supported over 400 young inventors with more than £1million The James Dyson Award, the international student design and engineering competition run by the James Dyson Foundation, today opens for entries, calling for novel inventions that tackle a pressing real-world problem.    Young inventors’ ideas have the potential for global impact   Open to all engineering and design students and recent graduates, the Award seeks ambitious designs that address a global issue, from cancer diagnosis to natural disasters. With global recognition offered to an International Winner and a Sustainability Winner, past winners include an off-road ......read more

    International Women's Day: Five Tips for Aspiring Female Doctors

    By Dr. Sasha Lake, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomy, St. George's University, School of Medicine in the Caribbean. On March 8, International Women's Day will again celebrate the remarkable contributions of women and recognize their achievements. Previously, women were traditionally relegated to subordinate roles in society, including within the medical profession. However, times have changed, and more women are studying and practicing medicine. Pursuing a career in medicine also opens opportunities for leadership positions in the health care field and academic medicine. But women can encounter challenges when trying to attain these leadership positions. Common challenges faced by women include an incorrect perception that they are not effective leaders and won’t be offered leadership positions ......read more

    Ground breaking achievements at Parkinson's Centre of Excellence king's College Hospital London Dubai

    Dubai 5th March 2024 - The Parkinson’s Forum held at Dubai Police Officers Club transcended boundaries of medical excellence and community engagement. Graced by dignitaries Sheikh Faisal Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, this visionary event was orchestrated by the People of Determination Empowerment Council of Dubai Police in association with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE and King’s College Hospital London Dubai. The gathering featured renowned Parkinson’s specialists from the UK and Europe, including Dr. Vinod Metta, Professor Ray Chaudhuri, Dr. Guy Chung-faye, and others. Moderated by Dr. Vinod Metta and Mr. Huzaifa Ibrahim, the forum had over 250 attendees, including patients, families, and community members. Notable figures like Kimberley Pierce, CEO of Kings College Hospital London ......read more

    MoHAP Hosts Innovative Lab to Design National Framework for Health and Wellness

    The National Framework aims to design a world-class Emirati model to promote and ensure the sustainability of health and wellness for the UAE community. Sessions covered 4 themes: lifestyle, quality of physical and psychological life, quality of healthy life in learning and working environments, accessibility, and quality of health services. Setting up 10 teams of experts from various federal, local, academic, and private government entities and involving community members to brainstorm initiatives that define the vision and objectives of the national framework. Dubai, March 4th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized an innovative workshop at the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai to formulate a National Framework for Health and Wellness and support the Ministry’s goal of developing a ......read more

    WCM-Q hosts global symposium on lifestyle medicine

    Doha – March 2, 2024: Over 360 healthcare professionals attended a symposium on lifestyle medicine to discuss the recent advances in lifestyle medicine education, medical practice, and research. Organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the one-day symposium brought together experts from Qatar, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Titled ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing’, the symposium featured speakers and panelists from Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), World Health Organization Regional Office ......read more

    Ahead of World Obesity Day, New Research Confirms Benefits of Weight-loss Surgery for Patients with Diabetes

    CLEVELAND, 29 February, 2024 – A new study is offering hope to individuals with obesity and diabetes, showing that bariatric surgery can help to improve both conditions, even putting diabetes into remission in some cases, according to a bariatric surgeon from global health system Cleveland Clinic who co-authored the study. Ahead of World Obesity Day (March 4), Ali Aminian, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Metabolic and Bariatric Institute, explains that obesity and diabetes go hand in hand – the accumulation of excess body fat can cause and exacerbate type 2 diabetes.  “When we treat obesity effectively, associated conditions such as diabetes, as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, are likely to improve too. Bariatric surgery also results in favorable hormonal changes that can improve ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Awards Excellence: Celebrating Partner Achievements

      Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2024: Cigna Healthcare Middle East, the globally acclaimed health services company, proudly announces the winners of its 5th Annual Middle East Partner Award. Held in Dubai, this event celebrates the outstanding contributions of brokers who have spearheaded transformative healthcare initiatives throughout the Middle East, echoing Cigna Healthcare's commitment to building a healthier future for its people. In assessing partners for these awards, Cigna Healthcare employed a comprehensive evaluation process focused on key areas: business growth, client retention, customized solutions, and performance in GlobalCare and SmartCare services. This thorough approach ensured that those demonstrating the highest levels of innovation, service excellence, and commitment to healthcare advancement in the Middle ......read more

    Saudi Arabia Saves Big with Shorter Hospital Stays: 13,000 Beds Freed Annually

    Annual Health Performance Awards Celebrates Global Winners Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health celebrated Monday the annual Health Performance Awards, at a ceremony held in the capital Riyadh. During his speech at the ceremony, Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel explained that the average length of stay for hospitalized patients has decreased from 6.5 days to 4.5 days, which means saving around 13,000 beds, equivalent to 5 medical cities. He also pointed out that the rate of those served within 4 hours increased from 36% in 2017 to 85% in 2022, with an improvement rate of 137%, while the mortality rate from acute heart attacks decreased to 15%, achieving excellent levels in best practice metrics. Minister Al-Jalajel indicated that the improvement rate in the performance of the Saudi health sector since 2017 has increased by ......read more

    85% of Saudi Patients See a Doctor Within 4 Hours

    Minister of Health: Average Hospital Stay Decreased by 30% Riyadh: Riyadh's 1st  Health Cluster achieved an exceptional accomplishment by winning 7 awards in various categories of the "Health Performance" award in its sixth edition, during the annual ceremony held on Monday under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel. Key Achievements include securing first place in the Critical Care Improvement category for their project enhancing tracheostomy practices in intensive care units. They also secured first place in the Creativity and Innovation category for a project aimed at improving emergency patient satisfaction through combined innovative methods like appointing emergency guides, establishing a call center, and utilizing a novel electronic emergency status dashboard. Finally, they ......read more

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    KFSH&RC Organizes Annual Clinical Trials Conference

    Providing Roadmap in Line with National Priorities October 13th: Set for October 22nd in Riyadh, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) prepares for its annual Clinical Trials Transformation Conference, a two-day event themed "Ecosystem Harmony." The conference aims to refine its infrastructure and unveil a strategic roadmap in harmony with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's national ambitions and priorities in research, development, and innovation. The event aims to establish a unified platform involving regulatory authorities, the medical research ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) Reports Promising Results in PHOMS Clinical Trial for Multiple Sclerosis with Support and Approval of Department of Health Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 12, 2023: Highlighting the efforts of Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) to pioneering research and transforming healthcare, a milestone has been achieved in one of its ongoing clinical trials, the Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for Optimal Management of Multiple Sclerosis (PHOMS) study. The study at ADSCC, a PureHealth subsidiary, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, evaluates the safety and efficacy of using ECP to treat people with multiple sclerosis (MS). As an immunomodulatory therapy used for some cancer treatments, graft-versus-host ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Medical Journal Achieves Global Impact Factor in the Medical Community

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2023: Dubai Health Authority has announced that its peer-reviewed journal, the Dubai Medical Journal, has achieved the 2022 Impact Factor (IF), reflecting the journal's commitment, quality, and continuous exceptional performance in publishing peer-reviewed scientific content. This accomplishment solidifies its position as a strong platform for researchers, scientists, and healthcare professionals in the country to share and disseminate their research in the journal, contributing to the advancement and innovation in this vital field. Dr. Marwan ......read more

    Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai and Dubai Health Authority sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

    • The partnership aims for strategic collaboration to support the Emiratisation of the healthcare sector in Dubai. • Al Mansoori: "There is a strategic necessity to supply the healthcare sector with more specialised Emirati expertise in various fields of the sector." • Al Ketbi: "Broad prospects for employing Emirati cadres in various specialisations."   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 11 Oct 2023: In a significant step towards Emiratisation efforts in Dubai, the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai and the Dubai Health Authority ......read more

    Boston Marathon Champion Des Linden to be First-Ever Recipient of TCSDigital Twin Heart

    Dubai - 10th October, 2023: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT services and business consulting with $27.9 billion in revenue the most recent fiscal year, announced that Des Linden, the celebrated Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympic marathoner, will be the inaugural recipient of a state-of-the- art Digital Twin Heart, designed to optimize athletic performance and advance personalized healthcare.   What is a Digital Twin Heart: A Digital Twin Heart is a real-time, virtual replica of a person’s heart, offering precise data on its function, ......read more

    DHA Organised the "Health Talents" Exhibition to Promote Localisation Policies in the Health Sector

    • The initiative promoted positive interaction between local staff and healthcare institutions.    • The authority is committed to opening employment opportunities for citizens in all fields of healthcare.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2023: The "Health Talents" exhibition, organised by the Dubai Health Authority, concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Center. It received a positive response, with 24 leading healthcare institutions offering more than 100 job vacancies in various health and administrative specialties ......read more

    RAK Hospital Empowers Participants of RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 with Insights on Diabetes Care

    Diabetics are encouraged to have regular HbA1c tests every 3-6 months, annual eye and kidney exams, blood pressure control, frequent foot exams, and weekly self-monitoring of blood sugar Excess sugar in the blood is associated with attention deficit disorder in children (ADHD), dementia in adults, blurred vision, dental cavities, skin ageing, insomnia, and obesity. Neglecting prescribed Diabetes medications can have detrimental effects 10th October 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In an effort to provide comprehensive support and guidance to the participants of the transformative ......read more

    Five Reasons Why Children Should Play Team Sports, According to a Psychologist

    Ahead of World Mental Health Day, expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic says participating in sports teaches life skills and can build self-confidence for the long haul   October 9, 2023, CLEVELAND: The benefits children derive from playing team sports are not limited to better physical health as there are social and emotional gains too, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10). “One of the obvious benefits of sports is increased physical activity, especially in an age of so much ......read more

    Six Hospitals from Aster DM Healthcare's Network Recognised in Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals List for 2023

    Dubai, 5th October, 2023: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider, has announced that six hospitals from its network in India and UAE have been featured in Newsweek's prestigious World's Best Hospitals List for 2023. This recognition reflects Aster's unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch clinical excellence and patient care across its facilities in India and the United Arab Emirates.   Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals List is renowned for recognizing healthcare institutions that meet international standards of quality and ......read more

    Seventh Edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge Invites One and All to Join the Pursuit of an Active Lifestyle

    Registrations open for highly anticipated annual event that motivates people to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity daily for 30 days Dubai to transform into bustling fitness hub from 28 October to 26 November 2023 Challenge features action-packed 30-day calendar of free fitness events, community hubs, classes and activities. Return of flagship events Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai, and Dubai Ride, presented by DP World, as well as the brand-new Dubai Stand-Up Paddle to set stage for biggest ever line-up of events Last edition of the Challenge saw 34,897 cyclists taking ......read more

    71 Children from around the World Receive Life-changing Gene Therapy for Rare Spinal Muscle Disorders at Medcare Women & Children Hospital

    The hospital in Dubai becomes the first private health facility in the GCC offering gene therapy for Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disorder significantly diminishing the patient's quality of life. Dubai – October 04, 2023: Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai has successfully treated 71 children suffering from life-threatening Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disorder affecting the motor neurons, the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement, located in the spinal cord. MWCH has emerged as the private health facility in the GCC to offer ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Signs a MoU with the National Center of Meteorology

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2023: To bolster its public health protection systems and proactive preventive tools, the Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Center of Meteorology.  The MoU focuses on fostering cooperation and partnership between the two entities in the fields of research and studies, as well as the exchange  expertise, data, and innovative ideas that enable the Authority to enhance community health security.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority begins Inspection Visits to Private School Clinics in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has commenced extensive field visits to inspect the health clinics in private schools in Dubai.    The objective of these inspections is to assess the readiness of the clinics and ensure their compliance with the regulations and standards established by the authority.    The visits are carried out in collaboration and coordination with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.    The DHA began these field visits with a team of officials and ......read more

    MoHAP Holds National Workshop to Strengthen Health System Response to Violence

    Dubai September 28th, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has concluded a three-day National Workshop on Strengthening Health System Response to Violence, held in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The workshop, which took place from September 26th to 28th in Dubai, was designed to address national trends and align with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as national legislation and priorities. The event was attended by numerous distinguished figures, including HE Dr. ......read more

    RAK Hospital's DiaBeat Webinar Sheds Light on Integrating Alternative Therapies for Diabetes Management

    Nutraceuticals vital in diabetes care; Magnesium and Chromium recommended for nerve health and insulin management Yoga Therapy provides excellent physical and mental benefits in diabetes management.   27 September 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital, in its unwavering commitment to educate and guide participants of the transformative 3-month-long RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023, recently conducted an insightful DiaBeat webinar. The webinar highlighted the pivotal role of alternative medicine in effectively managing diabetes and its associated complications. Dr. Harkirat Singh ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Employees Receive Expo 2020 Dubai Medal

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 21, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) employees were recognised and honoured with the Expo 2020 Dubai Medal, in implementation of the directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to award Expo 2020 Dubai Medals to individuals who played a key role in the success of the global event hosted by the UAE. A total of 40 employees received certificates of appreciation and medals for their volunteering work, which greatly contributed to the success of Expo 2020 ......read more

    Al Ketbi Inaugurates Mediclinic Creek Harbour Clinic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 September 2023:  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi inaugurated Mediclinic’s new multispecialty clinic located in the heart of the vibrant and iconic Dubai Creek Harbour. The clinic known as ‘Mediclinic Creek Harbour’, is an advanced, modern clinic that provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services for both adults and children in a patient-centric environment. It is staffed by a team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals, all committed to delivering exceptional service to its patients.  Al ......read more

    RAK Hospital's DiaBeat Webinar Emphasizes the Power of Diet in Diabetes Management

    The Diabetes Diet is the Best Eating Plan for everyone; offers an array of health benefits including lowered risk of cardiovascular diseases and specific types of cancer Carbohydrate counting and the Plate Method are recommended for effective meal planning and maintaining a balanced diet. Shedding just 7-10% of your current weight can yield notable improvements in blood glucose control 19 September 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - In a recent DiaBeat webinar conducted by RAK Hospital, Ms. Ruba Elhourani, Senior Dietician, and Head of the Nutritional Department, took centre stage to educate ......read more

    ADIA Lab Symposium on Climate Change and Health Sciences to be held 7-8 November

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2023 – ADIA Lab, the independent Abu Dhabi-based institute dedicated to basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, will host the inaugural ADIA Lab Symposium at ADGM in Abu Dhabi on 7 and 8 November 2023. Members of ADIA Lab’s Advisory Board along with ADIA Lab Fellows and principal researchers will participate in the event, examining how data science, blockchain, high performance computing and AI can be utilised to address key challenges in climate change and health sciences, two of the lab’s focus ......read more

    UAE Health Authorities Launch New Version of Al Hosn App

    • Comprehensive Child Vaccination Records, Now at Your Fingertips • Bridging Technological Innovation and Trust: Al Hosn App, Your Reliable Health Companion   Dubai 12 September 2023:  The UAE health authorities have launched an updated version of "Al Hosn" app, the national digital healthcare platform for vaccinations and more in the UAE. Now empowered with vital features to safeguard the health of younger generations, the upgrade aims to further the goals of the National Immunization Program, highlighting the UAE's ongoing efforts to enhance the ......read more

    RAK Hospital Webinar Unlocks the Power of Exercise in Diabetes Management

    Exercise is akin to medicine in the treatment of diabetes. 30 minutes of exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes by 40% Safety precautions and Exercise protocols for Diabetics were explained during the session Session advised on being vigilant about the warning signs such as extreme fatigue, pain, dizziness, palpitations, fever, chest pain, or irregular heartbeat when performing exercises. Wearing a diabetes identification bracelet is encouraged to ensure prompt medical attention in case of emergencies. 12 September 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE— Exercise is now recognized as a ......read more

    The Frontline Heroes Office Praises the Efforts of First Aid Specialists on World First Aid Day

    Emirati nurse Wadha Musabbeh Al Shamsi says her job consists of many sensitive responsibilities that require quick decision-making when treating patients. Abu Dhabi, 9th September 2023:  To mark the occasion of World First Aid Day, the Frontline Heroes Office praised the efforts of paramedics, doctors, and nurses, and their contribution to helping treat and save the lives of people. First aid is considered one of the most important medical fields, especially within the frontline heroes sector, where the response time is crucial with the professionals responsible for providing ......read more

    Staggering Insights Emerge as RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 Attracts Thousands

    85% of participants exhibited HbA1c levels above 5.7 45% fell into the obese category and 55% overweight  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – September 6, 2023 - The RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 (RAKDC23) has completed its registration phase with an astounding participation of almost 5,000 individuals, firmly cementing its position as the nation's foremost diabetes awareness initiative. RAKDC23, a transformative community health initiative, has unearthed staggering insights as participants enrolled for the competition. Comprehensive health assessments, including BMI, HbA1C levels, and ......read more

    Dubai Hosts the HYROX DXB International Fitness Championship, for the First Time in the Middle East

    The Emirate of Dubai hosted the HYROX DXB International Fitness Championship, for the first time in the Middle East & Africa, with participation of more than 3000 athletes; 15% of them arrived in the Emirate from other countries to join this event.   The Hyrox Championship, the biggest indoor fitness race, took place at Dubai World Trade Center, and it was organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC).    Participants in the Championship competed in several categories; as follows: men’s professionals & women’s professionals / men’s ......read more

    54% of Middle East Respondents Express Concerns About Meeting Medical Needs, Reveals Cigna Healthcare Survey

    • Survey reveals pressing need for employee support amid economic challenges  • 5% Pledge aims to tackle employee concerns and achieve overall individual and business well-being.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2023: Global economic shifts driven by pandemics, food shortages, and inflation have led to unprecedented uncertainty for businesses and their employees. To gain a better understanding of the challenges confronting employers within this new landscape, Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, conducted a comprehensive ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Back-to-School Health Awareness Campaign

    • Community Events: Six health-focused events in shopping malls across the UAE • Virtual Engagements: Lectures tailored for parents at workplaces and educational institutions • Interactive Learning: Introducing the '5210' Interactive Activity Corner for Children • Campaign Duration: Scheduled from August 17 to 31. • Healthy Eating: Guidelines on Preparing Nutritious School Lunch Bags   Dubai August 27th, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a back-to-school health awareness campaign from August 17 to 31 ......read more

    Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi: the World Health Organization Has Answered the Ms Community's Call to Make Ms Treatment Accessible for All

    • The World Health Organization recently added three disease-modifying therapies for Multiple Sclerosis to its Essential Medicines List.  • UAE-based National Multiple Sclerosis Society supported the London-based Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s application with a statement of support from HE Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi. • WHO approval for MS medicine to be added to its Essential Medicines List will result in increased availability and disbursement of therapies across the globe.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 August 2023: Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Al ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 Receives an Overwhelming Response, Enrolling Over 4000 Participants in Just 2 Days

    Walk in Registrations from 18th-20th August at RAK Hospital 17 August 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The eagerly anticipated RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023, now in its second edition, has swiftly garnered momentum as a nationwide endeavor designed to empower the community in managing diabetes biomarkers, particularly HbA1c levels and BMI. Remarkably, the challenge has already welcomed over 4000 participants in a mere span of 48 hours. Commencing on 14th August, the online and virtual registration portals have been set in motion, while physical registrations will take place at the RAK Hospital ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Launches Let's Talk About?' to Promote Open Discussion and Encourage Preventative Treatments

    • New online series authored by Cigna Healthcare clinical team and experts to openly address health issues to help people get diagnoses earlier and redefine healthcare conversations.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2023: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global healthcare services company, has launched an initiative to get people talking more openly about diseases and treatment, with the aim of boosting early diagnosis and promoting healthier lifestyle choices.   A new monthly online thought-leadership series, ‘Let’s Talk ......read more

    Government Experience Exchange Office Meets Patients at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington

    Dubai, UAE: 15 August 2023 - A delegation from the Government Experience Exchange Office visited the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington to understand how the UAE-funded institute is making paediatric surgery more precise, less invasive and pain-free.  The UAE delegation visited children between 5-17 years old who were receiving medical treatment at the center.  They also toured the Children's National Hospital, speaking to administrative, research and medical staff about the institute’s achievements.  Michelle Riley-Brown, ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023: A 3-Month Health Transformation Journey with AED 20,000 in Cash Prizes

    The 12-week challenge invites participants from across the UAE to register and make a positive change in diabetes management   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; 10th August 2023: Following the resounding success of last year's RAK Diabetes Challenge, which demonstrated the potential of lifestyle modifications in remitting diabetes; RAK Hospital is delighted to introduce the highly anticipated RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023. Through this transformative 3-month-long community initiative launched in collaboration with MOHAP- RAK (Ministry of Health and Prevention- Ras Al Khaimah), RAK Hospital aims ......read more

    Burjeel Holdings' H1 2023 Net Profit up 47%; Confirms Debut Interim Dividend of AED 95 Million

    • Revenue of AED 2.2 billion, up 13.9% y-o-y, driven by higher inpatient footfall coupled with expansion in patient yield; Q2 revenue growth accelerated to 16.3% y-o-y delivering AED 1.1 billion. • EBITDA of AED 467 million, up 12.7% y-o-y;  Q2 EBITDA up 12.0% y-o-y to AED 225 million. • Net Profit of AED 225 million up 47.0% y-o-y, attributable to robust topline growth and significantly lower finance costs; Q2 net profit up 51.4% y-o-y to AED 103 million.  • Outpatient footfall and inpatient footfall increased by 11.1% and 20.2%, respectively, primarily ......read more

    Hikma Delivers Strong H1 Preformance and Raises Generics Guidance

    Growth in all three businesses and across all geographies   Middle East, 3 August 2023 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC and its subsidiaries (‘Hikma’ or ‘Group’), the multinational pharmaceutical company, report its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2023.    During the first half of 2023, core group revenue grew 18% to $1.427 billion (compared to H1 2022: $1.213 billion), driven by a strong performance in all three businesses. Core operating profit was up 35% to $401 million, reflecting the H1 weighting of Branded and Generics ......read more

    Community Members Can Now Participate in the DHA's "Health and Happiness" Competition

    The competition reflects the authority's commitment and efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle for community members. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2023: Today, the Dubai Health Authority announced that community members can now register in the "Health and Happiness" competition, which the DHA launched recently. The aim of this competition is to promote and develop community awareness about the importance of adopting healthy patterns to prevent various lifestyle diseases and to encourage exercise, with an ultimate goal of creating a healthier and happier ......read more

    Early Diagnosis and Significant Advances in Treatment Could Reduce High Lung Cancer Death Rate, Says Cleveland Clinic Expert

    Ahead of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, medical oncologist from global health system discusses how breakthroughs are changing the face of lung cancer treatment     Monday, July 31, 2023, Cleveland: With early screening and ongoing advances in treatment options, there is no reason for lung cancer to maintain its reputation as one of the deadliest cancers, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World Lung Cancer Day [August 1].  “This is a very exciting time in the field of lung cancer treatment, says Khaled Hassan, MD ......read more

    Combatting Heat Stroke and Dehydration, RAK Hospital Doctor Provides Vital Health Tips for a Safe Summer

    First Aid protocols specified for immediate management of Heat Stroke Consuming less than 3 liters of water per day can cause dehydration during heat exposure Rapidly transitioning from colder to warmer climates can disrupt the body's heat regulation and potentially lead to Heat Stroke Internal factors like obesity, renal disease, and hypertension increase the risk.   24 July 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As the sweltering heat of summer takes its toll, it is essential to be vigilant and proactive about preventing heat-related illnesses. In particular, the two most concerning ......read more

    How Well Do You Know Your Allergies?

    How Well Do You Know Your Allergies? by Dr. Khalid Shukri, Physician in Functional Medicine & Anti-Aging Medicine at Wellth 20th July 2023: A 4-month-old baby boy with a history of eczema was rushed to the emergency room of the hospital after ingesting a seemingly harmless food: a banana. What was expected to be a delightful introduction to solid foods turned into a terrifying ordeal as the baby experienced an immediate and severe allergic reaction.  Vomiting, hives, and cyanosis quickly set in, causing panic among his caregivers. Fortunately, the medical team swiftly ......read more

    Wellbeing: Self-Care and Its Global Impact

    Wellbeing is key to a healthy, fulfilling, and balanced life. Unfortunately, the stresses and demands of our busy, fast-paced, modern lifestyles can often distract from self-care. But research shows that a lack of well-being can indicate declining health for an entire community. That is why leading lifestyle and wellness companies, such as QNET, support wellbeing by bringing attention to the importance of self-care and its global impact.    What Is Wellbeing? Good health is much more than just the absence of illness. It encompasses all aspects of an individual's life, ......read more

    Life Pharmacy's 1 Million Worth Gifts Campaign Awards Winners Daily and Ignites Excitement

    Dubai: July 11, 2023 – Life Pharmacy, the largest pharmacy network in the UAE, is sparking immense excitement with its highly anticipated "1 Million Worth of Gifts" campaign. This extraordinary initiative highlights Life Pharmacy's unwavering dedication to excellence while rewarding its loyal customers with the chance to win luxury prizes, including the latest iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch 8.  Since the launch of the campaign, the pharmacy chain has seen a remarkable surge in customer participation. Forty winners have been crowned so far, and many more are ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Approved the System of Fitness Centers Classification based on the Number of Stars

    - The classification system includes 17 criterion measures and 82 sub-indicators   Dubai Sports Council approved the criteria and indicators of the fitness center classification system, the first of its kind, which was completed by the Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with international experts in fitness, according to the best international practices in the field of fitness centers and sports medicine, which aim to enhancing professionalism in the fitness industry and raising the quality of services in fitness centers in Dubai.   The classification criteria and special ......read more

    Obesity in Children and Pregnant Women are Key Healthcare Challenges to Address among Residents, say Experts

    Dubai – July 04, 2023: Lifestyle patterns, social preferences and dietary factors have led to a significant rise in the prevalence of obesity among residents, especially in children, say experts. Speaking at a Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference conducted by Life Healthcare Group in Dubai recently, they expressed concerns regarding childhood obesity and its far-reaching effects. Presenting a paper at the conference, Dr. Nasreen Chidhara Pari, Specialist Paediatrics at Life Medical Centre, said, "Childhood obesity has a profound impact on both physical and ......read more

    Yoga for Humanity: Anis Sajan Hosts Spectacular Mass Yoga Event at Danube Sports World

    Dubai, June 23, 2023:  In a remarkable evening dedicated to wellness, Danube Sports World, led by Mr. Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman of Danube Group, hosted an unforgettable event to celebrate International Yoga Day. With a strong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Mr. Sajan organized this transformative gathering, highlighting the significance of embracing wellness and attaining balance in daily lives. The prestigious Danube Sports World, located at Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, provided an ideal setting for over 400 attendees to immerse themselves in the power of yoga. Mr. ......read more

    The Breakfast Yoga Club

    Ultra Brasserie has teamed up with Karma Yoga to bring you a unique and refreshing experience! For just AED 89 per person, enjoy an invigorating one-hour yoga class followed by an unlimited breakfast and beverages every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm.  With a certified instructor leading the class, you'll be guided through a series of poses that will leave you energized and relaxed. Indulge in a hearty breakfast spread after the class.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to nourish your body and soul. We can't wait to see you there! For booking please ......read more

    Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority Inaugurates a New Hospital for NMC Healthcare Group

    The 51-bed capacity hospital extends over an area of 125,000 square feet  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd June 2023: His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated today a new hospital for the NMC Healthcare Group at Dubai Investments Park (DIP), Dubai.  The new 51-bed NMC Specialty Hospital, which spans an area of 125,000 square feet, is an extension of the NMC Royal Hospital, which was commissioned in 2014 with a capacity of 67 beds. The opening ceremony was attended by Omar Al Mesmar, the General Manager of the Dubai ......read more

    Free Screening for Kidney and Gallbladder Stones at RAK Medical Center Al Hamra

    Individuals with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure are more prone to developing stones Symptoms can be confusing thus crucial to seek a doctor’s opinion to prevent complications   21 June 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Kidney and gallbladder stones are common; around 1 in 10 people during their lifetime can be affected by it. To raise awareness about the issue, RAK Medical Center Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah is taking a proactive step towards raising awareness by offering complimentary screenings for these common conditions. This community initiative aims to empower individuals with ......read more

    Successful Beating Heart Surgery at RAK Hospital: A Breakthrough Approach for High-Risk Patients

    Complex procedure performed on a 65-year-old male with long-term diabetes and severe kidney and heart damage The patient suffered a heart attack without presenting typical symptoms 20 June 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah achieved a significant medical breakthrough by successfully performing a coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) on a high-risk patient without the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The innovative approach, conducted while the patient's heart was still beating, proved to be a game-changer for individuals with complex medical ......read more

    Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023: Tips for Living a Full, Active Life with Neuropathy

    Neuropathy is a complex condition with various causes, including genetics and diabetes. With over a hundred distinct inherited neuropathies, it can be challenging to identify the underlying cause, making education and awareness crucial. Thankfully, medical advances and treatment options continue to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.   Neurotropic B vitamins, such as B1, B6, and B12, are crucial for nerve health and regeneration. B1 (thiamine) helps create energy for nerves, B6 aids in transmitting signals in the nervous system, and B12 supports nerve regeneration ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches "Early Detection of Hepatitis C" Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the launch of a three-year Hepatitis C awareness campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention of hepatitis C. This campaign is part of the “EKSHEF” screening initiative  for early detection of some communicable and non-communicable diseases The "Early Detection of Hepatitis C" campaign is a major campaign that contributes to achieving the strategic goal of the Emirate of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to eliminate hepatitis C by ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority issues standards for physiotherapy services in the Emirate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2023:  The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) announced that it has issued the standards for physiotherapy services in the Emirate. The announcement took place during the World Physiotherapy Conference, which recently took place in Dubai.  Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said that the issuance of standards for physiotherapy services is in line with DHA’s strategic vision of  ensuring continuous improvement in the delivery of health services provided by the sector. He thanked Emirates Medical ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches Post-COVID Clinic to Support Long COVID Patients in the Community

    100 Free CT scans and complimentary consultation with Specialist Pulmonologist offered as part of the program  June 8, 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Since the very beginning of the pandemic, RAK Hospital has remained at the forefront of ensuring community well-being; taking numerous initiatives to ensure the health and safety of the population.  Continuing its commitment towards the people of Ras Al Khaimah, in yet another innovative initiative country’s leading healthcare institution launches a Post-Covid Clinic, specifically designed to address the needs of individuals ......read more

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