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    To Support UAE Sustainability Goals, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Decreases Water Usage by 30 Percent

    Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017:   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region.  Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is charged with cutting its reliance on desalination plants. The hospital reduced the amount of domestic water it was using by 30 percent - saving more than four Olympic swimming pools worth of water per month - in the nine months to the end of September 2017. According to a report released today by the hospital’s inhouse sustainability team, monthly water usage within the hospital fell from 28,787 cubic meters in December 2016 to 19,830 ......read more

    Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress

    “Meet the Experts in Men’s Health on the Public Day this Wednesday” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first edition of Men’s Health Congress, focusing exclusively on men’s health, will be held from the 13th to the 15th of December this year, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.  The 3-day Men’s Health Congress is a highly specialized conference and exhibition, delving deeply into 3 core areas of men’s physical health, mental health and social well-being and covering various topics including Male Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Basmah, the Dubai Initiative for treating cancer.

    Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan. All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for screening as per international best practice screening criteria and thus treatment of these three types of cancer. Types of cancers covered are: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. This has been possible because of the joint initiatives of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the launch of a Basmah initiative, ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah welcomes its first-ever fertility clinic

    RAK Hospital and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services to RAK, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah   December 10, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Residents of Ras Al Khaimah will now have access to comprehensive fertility services as Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, a company of Bourn Hall International, and RAK Hospital partner to launch the first fertility clinic in the Emirate. The collaboration ensures top-of-the-line IVF consultancy and intervention at the doorstep of RAK residents, who were earlier travelling to other emirates for fertility treatments. The clinic primarily provides IVF consultation, along with the medical management of genetic disorders, such as genetic screening to avoid hereditary diseases.    At least one in four couples in the ......read more

    BMI Blindness in Childhood Obesity

    87% do not realise that diet is a huge (80%) contributing factor to a healthy BMI Only 15% know that a child’s puppy fat converts into real weight by the ages of 10 to 11 years old   Dubai, 10th December, 2017:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE today announced the results of a study it commissioned to assess awareness levels of parents in the Emirates around child obesity, with a focus on body mass index (BMI)*, their children’s eating habits, as well as their perception of puppy fat. The study is part of an effort to better understand the factors responsible for the rising incidence of child obesity in the UAE.    Despite parents’ emphasis on their children’s health, the study observed that several parents may be touched by ‘BMI blindness.’ ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre recognised by International Diabetes Federation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Diabetes Centre, a multidisciplinary diabetes management facility, was recognised by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as a Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and as a Centre of Education.  IDF comprises of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries, and has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.  The Dubai Diabetes Centre is the first and only such centre recognized within the United Arab Emirates.  Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA, said: “We are delighted that the Dubai Diabetes Centre is recognized in both categories, which is a remarkable achievement.  Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care includes centres that provide the whole range of ......read more

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

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the emirate was 5.2 per woman for nationals - which correlates with the emirate’s goals – and 1.7 for non-national women. A total of 31,887 live births were recorded in Dubai during the same period, making a Crude Birth Rate (CBR) of 12.4 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Bedaya programme for new recruits.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent initiative to help newly joined employees understand the mission, vision and functioning of the Authority so that they can add their creative inputs and help us achieve our vision of a healthier and happier community.” The DHA currently has more than 12,200 employees. In 2017, more than 600 employees joined the 47 year-old organisation and this month 120 new recruits will be the first to participate in the Bedaya programme.  Amna ......read more

    Sheikh Mansoor Leads Star-studded DXB 24hour Walkathon

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

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

    Dubai, November 23, 2017:  In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector. The workshop was attended by representatives from Pure Health Headquarters and 110 laboratory members, and it was presented from GPSSA by H.E Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department, who emphasized that GPSSA is keen to cooperate with the private ......read more

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

    23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.    Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed as obese .  The effects of obesity extend to the community and finances of the country and it is currently costing the UAE $6 billion per year .    The psychological effects of obesity are overwhelmingly evident according to ......read more

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

    The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.  The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease) and lumps. In many cases, a lesion is not easily visible or detectable for targeted treatment. Therefore, the key to successful management of these non- detectable lesions is having an accurate location of ......read more

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

    Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped the sporting ante over the last month, with 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels officially registering to participate. Dubai readily accepted the ‘Challenge’ posed by His Highness to get moving and embrace a ......read more

    Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

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

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Closes to Resounding Success

    30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017:  The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global first, which launched on 20 October with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on 17-18 ......read more

    Men, get yourself fertility checked this Movember

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

    Jawahar Al Qasimi Launches ‘Relay for Life'

    Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985 Sharjah, November 17, 2017:  With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched the region’s first ever Relay for Life at the American University of Sharjah, a 24-hour walkathon aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer.    Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International ......read more

    Myths about Prostate Cancer

    Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017:   Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US.  Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US.  A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer. While Prostate cancer is an extremely serious disease, it is curable and can be medically treated.  However, lack of awareness about this health condition triggers a number of misconceptions.  Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital ......read more

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

    [DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 –   The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.   This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.    The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and ......read more

    Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Dhs 1 Diabetes screening for residents

    The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee   Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers. November 15,2017; Dubai,  UAE:  To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali ......read more

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

    From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017:  Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity by committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days The two action packed days will see everything from dragon boat racing and ninja warriors to sunset yoga on the ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017:  EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017. Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, cholesterol, bone density test, optometry, and general fitness. The campaign will be, also, organized at the UAE central post offices. Obaid AlQatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Emirates Post Group confirmed EPG celebrates World Diabetes ......read more

    High prevalence of diabetes in UAE linked to infertility and miscarriage

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

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

    Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 :  Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City. Healthcare entities were awarded based their EMRAM score. EMRAM is accepted today worldwide as an international benchmark to stage hospital’s electronic efforts. The model uses a 0-7 stage scale to rate hospitals based on the extent to which they have adopted a paperless, digital system. Stage 7 means the hospital is a digital hospital DHA’s ......read more

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

    International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day   Dubai, 12 November 2017:   In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. Failing to effectively manage chronic conditions can pose a greater risk to some travelling business executives than infectious diseases.    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that diabetes affects 8.5% of people over the age of 18 worldwide . Today, approximately 415 million adults have diabetes, and by 2040 this number is expected to reach 642 million .    Dr Irene Lai, Medical Director at ......read more

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    Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

    Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully implements emergency plan

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

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

    Attributed to: Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment   Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) took the following actions: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the ......read more

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

    Authority moving towards a paperless environment in line with its Smart health strategy. By end of this year, all DHA health facilities to have electronic medical records for patients. All DHA patients that visit phase two DHA facilities asked to carry their Emirates ID, Health Card and Health Insurance Card for registration Phase two DHA facilities are: Nad Al Sheba, Al Mankhool, Al Badaa, Al Lusaily, Al Safa and Al Zabeel primary healthcare centres. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2017:  Patients who visit certain DHA health facilities will now find that their medical ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Diabetes Centre begins family counselling services for patients.

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

    RAK Hospital introduces innovative Aqua therapies for faster healing

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

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

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

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

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

    Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala

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

    DHA to raise public health awareness.

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

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

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

    Protect Your Heart as the Temperatures Soar

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

    Health problems that affect people in UAE during the summer

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

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

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

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

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

    Hypertension affecting youth warn doctors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Health Authority launches Information Security Project

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

    How to Survive Living in a Hot Climate

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

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

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

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

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

    Future of IVF technology promises exciting prospects, higher success rates

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

    High-ranking Kuwait Officials visit American Hospital Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

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

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

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

    Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

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

    Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

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

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

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

    Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 July 2017: Sadia, the preferred chicken brand in the region, successfully concluded an awareness campaign tackling the issue of household food wastage, encouraging over 7.6 million people in the region to cook less, while raising awareness about healthy cooking habits.  In conjunction with the campaign, Sadia collaborated with pioneering charity and community organizations across the region to donate nutritious chicken to less fortunate people. In UAE, SADIA partnered with The Youth Council of the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group launches fitness programme across corporates in UAE

    Rabab Al Tajir, the first Emirati woman international and national car rally driver, kicked off the campaign at the press conference The Group’s ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative encourages office workers to be more mobile during office hours 1 hour of physical activity during the day a must to offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle; decreases the risk of associated deaths.  July 10, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has ......read more

    The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

    Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome , a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain. PCOS is often a part of an overall metabolic syndrome that is a combination of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an abnormal lipid profile. Most women with PCOS are often ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop in preparation for the launch of the national health survey project

    UAE, July 6, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop with representatives from the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Dubai Health Authority, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, a number of local statistical centers in the UAE and the sponsor of the survey (IMS Quintiles) as part of its preparation for the launch of the national health survey project. The national health survey aims to collect field information on the health reality in the UAE in order to update the population health database, measure health performance indicators and support ......read more

    Ministry of Health &Prevention hosts meeting of Supreme National Committee for Control of Non-communicable Diseases

    UAE, July 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently hosted the meeting of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Dubai.  Chaired by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases, the meeting was attended by representatives from Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the Ministry of Education, academic institutions, ......read more

    American teacher finds relief from years of pain at RAK Hospital

    The hospital conducted its first artificial cervical disc replacement surgery The patient was suffering from severe wear and tear in the vertebrae and slipped disc, felt excruciating pain and numbness in his upper arm July 5, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Fifty-four-year-old Tracy Anthony, an American national, came to RAK Hospital emergency with excruciating pain and numbness in his right upper arm along with a tingling sensation throughout the arm. He had been suffering from pain in his right shoulder for eight years, but had dismissed it as a sports injury, opting for pain ......read more

    A Guide to Staying Hydrated This Hajj

    Follow these essential tips to stay healthy, safe and strong during the Hajj pilgrimage Dubai, UAE, July 4 2017: As Muslim pilgrims from all over the world get ready to perform Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), it is important that individuals undertaking the religious tour, plan their activities in advance to stay well hydrated at all times. “All pilgrims who undertake Hajj this year should aim to be fit. Keeping active and improving mobility can be easily tackled if the body is well hydrated. Optimal hydration levels may not only benefit general health, but also help pilgrims ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils counterfeit drug detector

    UAE, July 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the state-of-the-art TruScan RM Analyzer, a modern technology used to detect counterfeit or low-quality drugs posing great health threats to the community. The high-tech device is especially helpful to patients suffering from chronic diseases, ED, heart ailment, and cancer, as part of its ongoing commitment to provide universal health coverage and social protection for all individuals. The TruScan RM analyzer also enables drug inspection teams in the country to make informed and timely decisions concerning the release of ......read more

    Male Infertility on the Rise, Suggest IVF Experts

    Changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, rising levels of obesity and consanguinity among other factors are major causes of male infertility Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 29, 2017: A lot of men are eager to experience the feeling of being a father but aren’t blessed with this boon yet. Experts suggest that changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, consanguinity and rising levels of obesity, among other factors are major causes of male infertility.  “2 of 9 men suffer from fertility problems,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Consultant ......read more

    To Worry or Not to Worry?

    Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children 29th June 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention shuts down erring medical and pharmaceutical facilities

    UAE, June 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed several medical and pharmaceutical establishments nationwide for one to four months, depending on their violations, following inspections conducted by the Health Governance Department. The inspections were undertaken to ensure that all health facilities operating in the UAE are compliant with existing health regulations.  Monitoring was also done amidst reports concerning safety violations by a number of health facilities in the country. The violations included poor storage of medicines and other pharmaceutical ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches new Electronic Suggestion scheme Platform “Afkari” to facilitate innovative ideas

    UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best proposed ideas that will lead to the development of its services and to achieve the happiness of its employees and customers. H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE ......read more

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