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    Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Healthcare City Authority Sign MoU to Strengthen Partnership

    United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Healthcare City Authority(DHCA).   The MoU was signed at the DHA headquarters by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Jamal Abdulsalam, CEO of DHCA in the presence of senior officials from both sides.   The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, ......read more

    A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize the Way We Walk into Our Homes'

    The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled UAE residents Bassam F., his daughter Maya F, and their cofounder Abdul Aziz E. to create the  innovative concept of the Wellcome ......read more

    AAAASF Supports Day Surgical Centers Pursuing Highest Level of Patient Safety

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020:  Patient safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and is also the top priority for the Health Regulation Sector of Dubai. Beginning in May 2019, the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory for all Day Surgical Centers to achieve international accreditation. AAAASF was named as an approved accreditation agency by the DHA and has been actively supporting centers in Dubai to elevate their practices and comply with accreditation standards.   AAAASF accreditation offers many benefits: • Experienced accreditation staff provide customized one-on-one guidance throughout the process. • Clinical staff and volunteer faculty provide best practices to enhance operations. • Standards based ......read more

    Dabur International Partners With Dubai Sports City (DSC) to Supply Dermoviva Hygiene Range of Products for All Sporting Events

    Dabur will supply sanitizing solutions to DSC to keep their visitors, players and staff safe throughout the year Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2020: As the UAE gears up to host major sporting events, Dubai Sports City (DSC) has signed a hygiene deal with Dabur International in response to Covid-19. As per this year long partnership, DSC will receive Dermoviva range of sanitizers and hand washes from Dabur for one year to cater to the hygiene and sanitization needs of the players and visitors, keeping them safe as they enjoy every game. Dermoviva Sanitizing Stations will be installed in several locations during sporting events for ease of availability. Apart from sanitizers, other hygiene products such as sanitizer gels, sprays and sanitizing wipes will also be provided.  The agreement highlights a movement towards ......read more

    SEHA Encourages the Community to Adopt a Healthy Physical and Mental Lifestye

    • As part of SEHA’s psychological support program designed for the community amidst COVID-19, the network reiterates the need to ignore fake news   • Consultant psychiatrist shares tips to help the community overcome adverse circumstances, become a positive influence, assist senior citizens and benefit from extra time   Abu Dhabi, 20September 2020:  In line with its SEHA’s psychological support program, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network is urging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following a balanced diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising, and sleeping adequately to maintain overall health, including mental wellbeing.   Dr. Anne Elzein Omara, Consultant Psychiatrist, Al ......read more

    DHA Specialist Shares Tips on Preventing Depression During COVID-19 in Patients with Alzheimer's.

    The Seniors’ Happiness Centre’s Alzheimer’s support group to hold awareness event on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s day 2020    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2020:  In light of World Alzheimer’s day, the Director of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Seniors’ Happiness Centre stressed the importance of setting a daily routine for all elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s, during COVID-19 to prevent depression amongst them.  Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, the Director of Seniors’ Happiness Centre said that among the challenges she noticed was that elders with mild cognitive impairment started having early onset of dementia and depression because of the movement and social restrictions imposed due to the pandemic. “Elders with mild cognitive impairment were ......read more

    Latifa Hospital's NICU Receives 1058 Admissions in 2019.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2020: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children revealed that it’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the largest NICU in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, admitted 1058 babies in 2019, compared to 967 in 2018. Out of the 1058 admissions in the NICU, 31 per cent (329) were preterm babies, in addition to almost 10 per cent (96 babies) with low birth weight due to Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Dr Mahmoud Saleh El Halik, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital revealed that in 2019, the NICU received 11 babies below 500 grams; adding that the smallest was 420 grams.  The hospital has an average of 4000 deliveries per year. The NICU has a highly experienced team that provides care and management for extremely ......read more

    Heart Attack Patient Undergoes Rare Lifesaving Procedure Usually Used for Dissolving Kidney Stones

    • A sixty-eight-year-old Indian man undergoes rare life saving procedure after 90% arterial calcified blockage • Intravascular lithotripsy opens the door for some difficult heart cases with a safer device as compared to other artery drilling services in the UAE   United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  A 68-year-old Indian man suffered a severe heart attack on early this September.  After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the doctors discovered a 90% arterial blockage and recommended coronary bypass surgery.  However due to his comorbidities the doctors declined angioplasty as deemed too risky in their opinion.    The patient was transferred to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai where the Cardiology team assess the patient and concluded that he can be managed equally well ......read more

    Euronews Investigates How the UAE is Using Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Education to Combat COVID-19 Related Issues

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th September 2020:  The UAE’s use of Artificial Intelligence has accelerated in the healthcare and education sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews, spoke to leaders in healthcare and education to discover the positives and negatives that AI use has had within these sectors, and what this means for the future in AI tech in the Middle East.  Speaking to Euronews at one of the largest dedicated AI events in the world, AI Everything, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates said: “The issue with the pandemic, is that it's a moving target - it spreads very fast. There's a lot of touch points so you can't really, have people go and sift through all of the data to ......read more

    Medcare Partners with InterSystems to Implement World-Class Healthcare Information System

    Dubai, September 16, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, has signed an agreement with InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, to implement InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system across all its four hospitals and 15 medical centres in Dubai and Sharjah. The implementation reinforces Medcare’s commitment to providing the most advanced healthcare services in the region. Investing in TrakCare offers the solution of a secure, electronic medical record that will give easy, quick and unified access to information about any of its patients to authorized clinicians. Deployed in the cloud, the TrakCare Electronic Medical Record System ......read more

    Mubadala Healthcare Supports Department of Health – Abu Dhabi In Offering Comprehensive Remote Care Program for Patients With Chronic Diseases

    4,351 chronically ill residents were identified as candidates for sustainable care model  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 15 September 2020:   Following on the success of the remote care program launch in partnership with Abu Dhabi Public Health Center and Department of Health to manage COVID-19 patients in home isolation, Mubadala Healthcare providers have collaborated to develop a sustainable remote healthcare program for patients with chronic illnesses who are aged 60 and above.    It has been estimated that there are over 12,000 elderly patients across the emirate of Abu Dhabi who suffer from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses. This segment of the community would benefit from the convenience of the remote program and the safety it offers during the pandemic in the form of ......read more

    A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize the Way We Walk into Our Homes

    The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled UAE residents Bassam F., his daughter Maya F, and their cofounder Abdul Aziz E. to create the  innovative concept of the Wellcome ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Completes First-of-its Kind Study on Incidence and Trends of Seasonal Influenza in the Emirate

    • First-of-its-kind Dubai study on the trends and incidence of seasonal influenza. • Almost 30,000 samples studied. • According to the study, almost half of the total seasonal influenza cases were among students less than ten years of age in Dubai.  • Public health specialists advocate the need to get the seasonal flu vaccine, especially in light of COVID-19 and especially for high-risk individuals.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the results of the 2017 to 2019 study on influenza incidence and trends in Dubai.   The results were discussed during a webinar organized by the authority to discuss seasonal influenza in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Hamid Yahya ......read more

    DHA Reemphasizes Preventive Measures for Students

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September, 2020: Dubai Health Authority discusses the importance of reiterating certain basic precautionary measures to empower school-going children and the need for families to adopt a sanitization routine once children return home from school.     Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says that while school-going kids would have settled into the new normal, it is important to speak with children regularly so that parents can notice if the child has settled in or is experiencing any uneasiness or anxiety.   She also emphasised the importance of health tips that parents should keep reminding their children of regularly.   Do and don’ts at ......read more

    Dr. Ahmed from Burjeel Hospital Shares 8 Tips to Prevent the Flu

    United Arab Emirates,  09 September 2020:  Flu is the most common infectious disease that millions of people worldwide get infected each year. While most of them recover within a week, an unfortunate lose their life to the seasonal flu virus. The flu is a respiratory infection that can affect anyone across any age, causing mild to severe symptoms. The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, fatigue.  According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, the change of season makes it all the more vulnerable for people to catch the flu among many other reasons. Dr.Ahmed says that people come into contact with viruses and bacteria all the time. But during the cold and flu season, catching a cold or the flu occurs more ......read more

    The UAE is Set for 4 Days of Free Fitness

    FITNESS 4 EVERYBODY TO KICK OFF ON 17-20 SEPTEMBER   United Arab Emirates,  September 09, 2020:  The UAE is set for 4 days of free fitness on 17-20 September, as the region’s fitness industry unites in a unique campaign to provide Fitness 4 EveryBody, making fitness more accessible and encouraging UAE residents to make health and wellbeing their top priority in the wake of the pandemic. In the first activation of its kind, the Fitness 4 EveryBody initiative will see more than 20 influential fitness providers offering free access or free classes (online and in-person) at over 60 locations across the UAE for the 4-day event. Organized with the support of Dubai Sports Council, participating fitness providers include Fitness First, GymNation, Gold’s Gym, Fitness 360, MetroFitt, The Platform Studios, ......read more

    SEHA Reopens the Rehabilitation Department at Al Ain Hospital

    • The rehabilitation department provides physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology treatments • Al Ain Hospital has worked tirelessly to implement robust safety measures and processes that keep you and your families protected, maintaining the outstanding standards we are known for.   Abu Dhabi, September 09  2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has reopened the rehabilitation department in Al Ain Hospital, resuming the provision of world class medical care to its patients. The rehabilitation department, which is located in a building separate from the main hospital facility, provides specialized services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.     Sumaya Al Hammadi, Director of the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center, Al ......read more

    Portuguese Tourist Gets New Lease of Life After Cancerous Tumour Removal Procedure in Dubai

    • Procedure was carried out in Rashid Hospital using a minimally-invasive technique.  • Patient was discharged three days after the procedure was performed successfully.  • Patient says she hoped to receive treatment in Dubai after her husband’s life saving cardiac procedure was also performed in Rashid Hospital three years ago.  • The Portuguese couple have been visiting Dubai annually for the last twenty years and have thanked the Emirate’s healthcare system for the provision of high-quality healthcare.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September, 2020:  Maria Madalena, an 80-year-old Portuguese tourist who has been visiting Dubai yearly with her husband and family for the last twenty years, did not expect to get diagnosed with cancer while on ......read more

    UAE Frontline Heroes Office Registers More than 80,000 Frontline Professionals in New Nationwide Support and Recognition Program

    Survey of UAE Frontline Professionals Identifies Top Five Themes for Frontline Hero Support and Recognition Abu Dhabi, 07 September 2020: The Frontline Heroes Office has established a comprehensive national database of over 80,000 frontline professionals and volunteers actively protecting the UAE and its residents in the fight against COVID-19. The new registry is a significant milestone in an initiative to care for and champion those who put themselves on the frontline in service to the people of the UAE.  The registry provides a detailed national picture of all those who serve on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, to not only recognize and champion their commitment to public service but also to support their ongoing well-being through enabling the design and provision of a wide range of targeted support ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Expands Specialized Medical Training Programs

    • The Dubai Medical Specialties Training Program currently offers 14 medical specialities.   • The new training specialities will include acute care, endocrinology and metabolism fellowship among others.    • So far, 432 doctors working in various medical specialties at DHA have graduated from the program in the past years while 415 resident doctors are currently pursuing their specializations.   • The duration of the program varies between four to six years based on the selected speciality    • The program helps ensure the provision of highly specialised medical professionals in the Emirate who serve the health system in Dubai with an aim to provide the community with the highest quality of medical services.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Now Empanelled With All Leading Health Insurance Providers

    •         Family friendly hospital strengthens patient services. Offers faster insurance approvals, stronger telehealth services, medicine delivery and much more. •         The healthcare destination features amenities such as a multi-restaurant food court, coffee shops, therapeutic garden, health club and movie theatre, while a Marhaba Lounge provides premium, personalised fast-track services for patients. •         State-of-the-art 350-bed private hospital has remained COVID-free from the start of the pandemic  United Arab Emirates,  September 08, 2020:  Thumbay University Hospital, Ajman - the family-friendly healthcare destination - has announced that it has begun accepting all major health insurance policies in a move ......read more

    DLD Adopts Artificial Intelligence Technology in the Smart Valuation Process

    - In its first stage, it covers real estate units - Implementing the valuation service within 15 seconds, and raising customer happiness    Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020: As part of its keenness to provide smart services in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and achieve the government's smart transformation strategy, Dubai Land Department announced the completion the first stage of the project that relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process of real estate units.   The first-of-its-kind project relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process for real estate units, in line with DLD’s approach, which regards innovation as a fundamental pillar for making and shaping the future. As a result of this project, DLD would be contributing to improving the quality, ......read more

    DHA Explores Scope of Further Collaborations With Indian Healthcare Institutions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Indian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with global health institutions to foster knowledge-transfer and provide high-quality care to patients.  HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates congratulated and extended his gratitude to the UAE leadership, all ......read more

    RAK Hospital Regularly Tests all 525 Staff for COVID-19

    • Hospital to deploy robots for exhaustive sterilisation of facilities   • No layoffs, salary cuts or decrease in privileges for any staff   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  RAK Hospital has been conducting regular Covid-19 screenings for all 525 of its staff members for several months now, as part of its intensive efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.   The hospital’s extra measures and precautions make it one of the very few healthcare institutions in the country – not just in ensuring the health and safety of its patients – but also putting equal emphasis on the health and wellbeing of all its employees.   Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital, said: “Since the beginning of the pandemic, all members of ......read more

    COVID-19 Drives Rapid Adoption of Technology in Healthcare, Education, and Telecoms Sectors

    • Demand for telemedicine consultations soared during the pandemic, rising 60-fold in the United States alone  • Artificial Intelligence models now commonly used to help doctors finalise diagnosis • UAE shifted over1.2 million students to distance learning within two weeks  • Government investment and incentives needed to develop telecoms infrastructure  • Global standards for ICT sector would dramatically decrease costs    United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  The COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a massive adoption of advanced technologies in the healthcare, education and telecommunications sectors as service providers abruptly switched to online platforms, according to speakers at the at the virtual edition of the Global Manufacturing and ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    24/7 Cold & Flu Clinic by RAK Hospital Screens Over 400 Patients Everyday

    Located outside the main hospital building, the Clinic helps ensure a safe, secure, and infection-free environment for OPD and ER departments June 14, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In line with the UAE’s aim to expand the scope of screenings, the 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic by RAK hospital is conducting over 400 tests every day on average. Moreover, the hospital is conducting further screenings for corporates in Ras Al Khaimah as well as the government institutions. The 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic was set up with the aim to help identify persons at the risk of the virus and ......read more

    Mediclinic Middle East Launches Robotic Programme at Mediclinic City Hospital

    Establishment of Mediclinic City Hospital’s robotic programme is consistent with Government’s innovation agenda and will further strengthen Mediclinic Middle East’s academic partnerships by providing new surgical training opportunities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2020:  Mediclinic Middle East announces that it has implemented Robotic Surgery at Mediclinic City Hospital using the da Vinci Xi HD 4 arm robotic system, one of the most sophisticated laparoscopic surgical technologies available.  This programme will complement and enhance its ......read more

    HPD Announces Preliminary Results of Its Study to Investigate Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes During COVID-19

    Sharjah, June 13, 2020:  The preliminary results of the scientific study conducted last April by the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs Sharjah in cooperation with the University of Sharjah have shown that 39% of smokers decreased their smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic and 29.4% reported that their weight increased during the lockdown, while 32% have increased their food intake. The study aims primarily to investigate the influence of COVID-19 lockdown on dietary behavior, lifestyle changes, and health practices. According to a web-based ......read more

    Blood Drives are Ongoing According to Highest Levels of Safety, says MoHAP

    Dubai, 13 June 2020:  In a statement on the World Blood Donor Day 2020 which takes place on 14 June, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, said that the blood donation campaigns are ongoing in accordance with the best standards approved by international bodies by achieving the highest levels of safety and accuracy in dealing with blood units in order to support the strategic stockpile of blood banks in the country. MoHAP added that all the preventive and precautionary measures have been adopted to fight COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of blood donation and its ......read more

    Pure Health Sets Up MENA Region's Largest Covid Lab in Abu Dhabi to Test 25,000 People Daily

    Abu Dhabi – June 11, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has increased its COVID-19 testing capacity at the specialized laboratory in Abu Dhabi’s Mafraq Hospital, making it the largest testing facility of its kind in the Middle East and Africa region. Equipped with the latest technology in molecular diagnostic apparatus as per international standards, the laboratory plays a key role in the nation’s fight against the spread of the pandemic.   Operating 24 hours on seven days a week and staffed with 120 experienced professionals, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Introduces First-of-its-kind Touchless Elevator Technology to Enable COVID-19-free Environment

    - The new technology has been installed in 53 elevators at Abu Dhabi International Airport - Introduction of new elevator technology a reflection of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of passengers, staff, and visitors - The touchless elevator control panel is designed and manufactured by Meta Touch, a company based at the UAE University Science and Innovation Park   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 June 2020:  In a world first, Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Meta Touch, a ground breaking UAE company, to deploy new touchless ......read more

    Right Health Honours Its Frontline Heroes Recovered From Covid-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:    Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization backed by Foundation Holdings, honoured its Covid-19 warriors who were tested positive while working frontline and recovered from the disease. The chain of clinics had 25 of its healthcare workers tested positive while working for the UAE’s largest Covid screening campaign covering the labour communities.  About 15 Covid-19 recovered employees including one doctor, four nurses and ten staff members from the front desk and other ......read more

    Global Peace Index: Global Peacefulness Falls With Sustained Rise in Civil Unrest in the Last Decade and is Set to Worsen as Economic Impact of COVID-19 Takes Hold

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   Today marks the launch of the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).    Key results   • Civil unrest has doubled since 2011 – 96 countries recorded a violent demonstration in 2019, as citizens protest against a range of issues, from economic hardship and police brutality to political instability. • Although peacefulness has deteriorated in the last decade, militarisation is improving overall, and 100 countries ......read more

    Deloitte Waives ‘Process Robots' Implementation Costs for COVID-19 Critical Processes in GCC Vital Sectors

    Healthcare among vital sectors to benefit from initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:   In response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as businesses prepare to go back to the “new normal”, Deloitte’s Business Process Solutions (BPS) is waiving implementation costs for its Robots as a Service (RaaS) offering to organizations in sectors designated by the UAE government as vital. This cost waiver is targeted to businesses and institutions in the vital sectors, as defined by the UAE government and specifically those with ......read more

    Fine Launches Dedicated Disinfection Service to Support Region's Covid-19 Fight

    Dubai, UAE – 09 June 2020:   Fine Solutions, the corporate arm for Fine Hygienic Holding (Fine), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has launched Fine Disinfection Solutions – a dedicated disinfection service for companies and business navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Fine Disinfection Solutions will harness a broad-spectrum of effective solutions that disinfect premises and surfaces via techniques including spraying and fogging to guarantee maximum efficiency. The ......read more

    Superhero Campaign Sees Remarkable Participation of Talented and Creative Students, Says Diabetes Friends

    Sharjah, June 8, 2020:  The decisive stages the competitions of the “Superhero Campaign”, organized by Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, showed the remarkable increase in the skilled students who take part in the various categories of the contest, something that sparked this year’s competition and consolidated the position of the campaign as a perfect platform for attracting talented and creative students.   Organized in 20 ......read more

    Synctuition Launches Mindfulness App for Free Worldwide as Mental Health Crisis Looms

    With a global mental health crisis on the horizon, Synctuition makes its mindfulness and relaxation app free to 14 countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   With the world on the brink of a mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Synctuition, the most advanced mindfulness, and mind relaxation app backed by well-known scientists and experts, today announces that their platform will be made free to people in 14 countries. The announcement comes as the company reports a surge in demand and usage over the past few months, becoming one of the ......read more

    Will Science Be the New Religion in the Post-pandemic World?

    Join His Excellency Omar Ghobash and journalist Lesley Hazleton in the latest debate in the ‘Literary Conversations Across Borders’ series United Arab Emirates –  08June 2020:  The impact of the pandemic on faith and belief systems will be the subject of a frank discussion between His Excellency Omar Ghobash Assistant Minister, Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in the UAE and  award-wining journalist and author Lesley Hazleton on Saturday 13 June at 21:00 hours UAE. The debate is the third in the Literary Conversations Across Borders series which ......read more

    Dabur Launches Anti-bacterial and Immunity Boosting Honitus Lozenges in the UAE

    • Honitus by Dabur uses five natural ingredients: Real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice, Amla • It is a natural remedy to fight infections and boost immunity     Dubai, UAE; June 8, 2020:  Dabur International, one of the leading companies in natural remedy healthcare, has launched Honitus, a natural herbal lozenge made of real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice and Amla. Honitus provides soothing and effective relief from sore throat and cough without any side effects. Rajul Pasrija, Brand Manager, Honitus said: “As consumers increasingly ......read more

    Disinfectant Launched by Milano is an Effective Way of Keeping Your Premises Disinfected During This Pandemic

    ~It is cost-effective and convenient to make your home, offices, commercial spaces and labor accommodations sterile through these pandemic times~   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Milano, UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electric, water purifier, hardware, furniture fittings, ceramics and tiles brand owned by Danube Group, has joined forces in fight against coronavirus with the launch of a portable disinfection machine that can be used by people themselves to disinfect for spaces across the board including homes, offices, commercial spaces and labor ......read more

    Top 10 Things Patients Consider While Choosing an IVF Facility

    A research was carried out by IVI Fertility experts amongst existing patients, new patients, interested patients, patients of other clinics as well as those who have seen success with IVI Fertility   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th June 2020:  In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is a journey and as with all journeys – it requires a lot of forward planning. It is therefore imperative that the fertility clinic chosen has a good reputation and is accredited by the health ministry.  However, every patient is different and has different needs when it comes to ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Research Confirms No Association Between Certain Chronic-Disease Medications and COVID-19

    New study supports recommendations that patients should continue to take ACE Inhibitors, ARBs commonly prescribed for coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes and hypertension   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020:  Despite recent controversy suggesting that popular medications prescribed to lower blood pressure may increase the risk of infection by the novel coronavirus and lead to more severe outcomes in COVID-19, a retrospective study by Cleveland Clinic has supported the view that there is no foundation to these claims, although the researchers called for ......read more

    UAE Hemophilia Group Supports Arab World Celebrations of International Hemophilia Day Sponsored by Sobi in the Middle East

    19 prominent Hematology professionals from the Arab world meet to raise awareness on blood thinners & discuss ways to prevent Coronavirus in cooperation with the World Federation of Hemophilia   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:  A regional online seminar organized by UAE Hemophilia Group brought together 19 prominent experts and specialists of Hematology. The online event’s main goal was to create awareness on the challenges that affect bleeding disorder patients during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also showcased the solutions that could ......read more

    Increasing Use of Screen-Time Causing Eye Problems in UAE Students

    With distance learning into its third month, the number of students complaining of tired eyes and redness has risen significantly Follow practical steps such as the 20-20-20 rule, blinking often and keeping devices at safe distance to help relax eye muscles, advises doctor at RAK Hospital June 2, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Increasing screen-time due to distance learning has resulted in a significant rise in complaints of eye issues such as redness and tired eyes, especially among children and young adults, says Dr Mohit Jain, Specialist Ophthalmologist at RAK Hospital. ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Analysis Examines Changing Consumer Behaviours in Covid-19 Era

    • Online searches for e-groceries surged 316% y-o-y in April amid an imposed lockdown • UAE residents also sought out distance learning, office furniture and staycation options during time spent at home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 02, 2020:    Restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the UAE have led to significant changes in consumer behaviours in the country, according to new analysis published by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The study, based on Google Trends data, noted that online grocery shopping ......read more

    Dubai International Financial Centre Companies to Benefit from Master Employee Health Insurance Policy

    • DIFC signs MoU with EC3 Brokers Limited to establish a group health scheme for the Centre’s 2,437 registered firms  • First of its kind initiative for a free zone in Dubai/financial centre in the region • The collaboration facilitates the purchase of cost-effective health insurance for registered companies operating from the DIFC  • DIFC aids in the reduction of client costs, whilst providing a framework to facilitate comprehensive insurance cover whilst meeting mandatory requirements     Dubai, UAE, 2 June 2020:  Dubai ......read more

    Philips Foundation and Philips Middle East Join Forces with Lebanese Red Cross to Fight COVID-19

    Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips Middle East, supports the Lebanese Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by strengthening local emergency care facilities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Philips Foundation, which aims to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, together with Philips Middle East today announced to provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross towards the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19. The donated equipment is an answer to the critical need to ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches 50 Bed Critical Care Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah, Dubai

    • The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak • The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah • Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020:  Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman ......read more

    SEHA Develops Cutting Edge Self-sterilization System for Ambulances

    The latest innovation is designed to sterilize ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients, disinfecting the vehicle in 20-30 seconds   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of its ‘Ambulance Sterilization System’. Created specifically for transporting COVID-19 patients, the latest innovation completes the full sterilization of a single ambulance within 20-30 seconds. As part of SEHA’s continuous efforts to deliver world-class healthcare, ......read more

    Telenor, Sony and Ericsson Team to Develop Smart IoT Healthcare Devices

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020:   Ericsson, Sony Network Communications Europe, and Telenor Connexion make it easy to connect people and things with intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency. Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for ......read more

    Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

    By Peter Mohring, Managing Director, Transport, Serco Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:  COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all businesses across the globe, but perhaps one of the most affected are those within the transport industry. No longer can we freely move people across cities, countries and continents due to the travel restrictions put in place to combat the virus. The result is a dramatic decrease in transportation revenue that is causing a range of issues in both the short and long term, from pay decreases and redundancies to ......read more

    Innovating to Fight COVID-19: Four Ways Drones are Contributing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard ......read more

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the ......read more

    DFDC, FDF Hold Joint Webinar on Managing Stress and Anxiety Amid COVID-19

    Sharjah, May 23, 2020: The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”. This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The even falls under ......read more

    Mubadala Supports the Fight Against COVID-19 by Leveraging Its Assets' World-Class Capabilities

    Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at ......read more

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches ‘Our New Earth' Microsite to Coach People to Transition to the ‘new Normal' Living Post Lock-down

    • ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides ......read more

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the ......read more

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure  • In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face ......read more

    Covid-19 Disruption Will Lead to 28 Million Surgeries Cancelled Worldwide

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals. The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.  The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional ......read more

    Pure Health Launches Covid-19 Field Laboratory at Sharjah Expo Centre

    SHARJAH - May 18, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.  In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on ......read more

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 May 2020:  The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) remains committed to quality care and patient safety, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAASF has worked tirelessly to keep facilities up to date with the most current information. AAAASF Executive Director, Thomas S. Terranova said ”We have implemented tools and gathered resources so our accredited facilities can make the best-informed choices possible, as surgery facilities begin to reopen, AAAASF is ready to assist ......read more

    Mohap Hails Family Doctors' Efforts in Countering Covid-19 Crisis

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:  World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family ......read more

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health? These are ......read more

    How to Successfully Navigate the Implications of the Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Covid-19 Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.   As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain  business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their ......read more

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn. Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.     May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the ......read more

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through ......read more

    BSH Middle East FZE Stands in Support with the Dubai Health Authority Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    Siemens refrigerators donated to DHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:    The COVID-19 pandemic has spread viciously through all continents, leaving countries all over the world in a state of emergency. Now, more than ever, societies are called upon to support one another, and global leaders in all industries to play their part in contributing to global health defense. With great impact comes great responsibility, and BSH Home Appliances Group has always led by example with the company’s strong sense of social responsibility and contribution. BSH ......read more

    Medcare Women & Children Hospital Offers Peace of Mind to Families and Mums-to-Be and Continues to Welcome Healthy Babies to Loving Families

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading multi-specialty hospitals dedicated for women and children has over the years rightly earned itself the reputation of being a true haven for women and children care, where they have the reassurance of receiving exceptional health benefits at all times. From the team of excellent clinicians, to its innovative thinking and the state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the hospital prides itself in providing the best to all who pass through its doors ......read more

    Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on IVF Success Rates

    Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director of leading IVF clinics UAE – IVI Fertility explains how a Mediterranean diet can help women optimize their IVF outcomes In spite of the growing popularity of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), the topic of diet and its impact on IVF outcomes hasn’t gained much traction in the world of fertility. However, many studies suggest that a nutrient-rich diet can help in managing issues like ovulation, endometriosis, egg quality and embryo implantation, all of which ultimately influence IVF success rates. “For conception to be ......read more

    CSR UAE Fund & ALFAHIM Group Collaborate to curb the spread of COVID-19

    •Hundreds of safety kits were given to underprivileged families and workers in Abu Dhabi                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi, 12 May 2020: Supporting the UAE’s mission ......read more

    UAE Frontliners Receive 50,000 Liters of Cleaning Products

    DAC disinfectant and Persil laundry detergent delivered to UAE frontliners in hospitals, retail, and delivery services.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    UAE is one of the key markets which received disinfectant and laundry detergent for its workers as part of #SupportFrontliners campaign.  The activity aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use.  A total of 100,000 liters of DAC Disinfectant and Persil laundry products are currently ......read more

    Age is a Key Factor for Relapse of Thyroid Cancer

    Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:  Cancer when undetected, can often spread to other parts in the body, leading to decrease outcomes. One symptom easily overlooked is a sore throat that does not get better. Thyroid swelling/ nodules are very common and affect between 4-8% cases for General Population. All thyroid swelling are not cancer. But the incidence of thyroid cases is increasing. Thyroid a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Thyroid cancer is of ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches 24-hour ‘DRIVE-THRU Pharmacy' Service to Enable Social Distancing in Line with COVID-19 Precautions

    The hospital also allows patients in need of chronic medication to place their orders over the phone   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has launched 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, enabling patients and customers to collect their medication without stepping out of their cars. The move comes as part of the hospital’s series of measures to improve customer convenience and safety, in the wake of the ......read more

    Emirates Post Celebrates Front-Line Workers with Commemorative Souvenir Stamp Sheet

    Part of proceeds to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent in support of COVID-19 relief efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 May 2020:   Emirates Post has issued a distinctive souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate and salute the nation’s valiant front-line force, who are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The souvenir stamp sheet will be available on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae at a retail price of AED 19 and will serve as a permanent reminder of the tremendous efforts of these brave men and women. The ......read more

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