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    MoHAP Launches the AI-Based First of its Kind Device for Treatment of Diabetic Foot

    Dubai, 26 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently launched the AI-based first of its kind device to evaluate diabetic foot wounds, through a handheld diagnostic tool providing the management of chronic wounds according to the fast track. This was announced as part of MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. MoHAP added: “The new device, which was launched in cooperation with Emitac Healthcare Solutions, is now available at MoHAP’s diabetes clinics in health centers and hospitals. The device helps to accurately evaluate diabetic foot wounds and speed up their healing and recovery rate. This would help achieve better results in terms of treating diabetes and reducing health care costs.” The Ministry ......read more

    Medical device manufacturer TECHNO CONCEPT plans to expand its business in the Middle East region following its participation in the ARAB HEALTH 2020 show in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 2020 - TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage. Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT's business Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the doors of international markets in the neuro-rehabilitation medical devices sector by the unique and revolutionary nature of the technology it employs. Protected by a worldwide patent for which the company obtained exclusive exploitation rights in ......read more

    Aster CMI conducts India's first successful live liver transplant on Jehovah's Witnesses

    Patient suffering from end stage liver disease receives live liver transplant with brother as donor Both patient and donor were Jehovah’s Witnesses Specialized resources arranged to support the surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:     In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India’s first live liver transplant on Jehovah’s Witnesses from Nigeria. The surgery was challenging compared to a normal liver transplant because in order to protect the patient’s religious beliefs, the medical team could not use blood or blood products (Fresh frozen plasma, Cryoprecipitate, Platelets etc). Very few such surgeries have been successfully conducted ......read more

    SEHA TO SHOWCASE ITS SOLUTIONS FOR THE MENA REGION'S BIGGEST HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES

    • The UAE’s largest healthcare provider will be hosting Arab Health as Official Congress Partner   JANUARY 25, 2020 - Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is exhibiting at and hosting Arab Health Conference, as an Official Congress Partner. The company’s representatives will also be speaking on multiple panels to discuss the latest trends within the MENA region’s healthcare sector. Arab Health is the premier medical and healthcare conference in the Middle East for over 45 years, and will be held in the Dubai World Centre from 27th to 30th January, 2020.   Leading executives and clinicians from SEHA will be attending the event, as part of Arab Health’s plenary sessions. This year, Dr. Anwar Salam, Executive Director of the ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches ‘Center for Imaging' with State-of-the-art Imaging Services

    Latest technology to reduce diagnostic time; the Center for Imaging will act as a referral center in the region  To celebrate the launch, the Center for Imaging has announced a month-long50% discount offer on all imaging services   25th January 2020; Ajman, UAE:  Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region, located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, officially launched its ‘Center for Imaging’ today. The Center has cutting-edge technology and advanced equipment and is manned by a highly skilled team of professionals while the imaging services focuses on detecting diseases in their early stages.   Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the event, held in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen - Founder ......read more

    Martial Arts Based Fitness Trends for 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:   As a professional fighter and trainer in martial arts-based fitness, Rafat Shawe is always keeping up to date with the martial arts industry trends to stay ahead of the game. Whilst martial arts may be thousands of years old, in recent years it’s been one of the hottest fitness trends in part due to the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey, but fresh new takes on martial arts training are always on the rise. So, what are we seeing in 2020?     1. Self Defense Many see martial arts as a violent combat sport, forgetting that it began as a way for people to protect themselves.  More and more people are signing up to self-defense classes to protect themselves.  These classes empower and replace fear ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches Mobile App for diabetes

    • Ministry signs MoU with Merck Serono Middle East to enhance public awareness on diabetes • Al Rand: The launch of the app comes in line with the ministry’s strategy to counter diabetes    Dubai, January 22, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a mobile application for diabetes to enhance public awareness on ways of preventing diabetes among the community members and highlight methods of reducing complications caused by diabetes. The Sugar App was launched following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was inked today (Wednesday) with Merck Serono Middle East FZ-Ltd.   The MoU was signed at the Ministry’s headquarters by HE Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Paolo Carli, Head of Middle ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020'

    United Arab Emirates January 23, 2020:    Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.     A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market     The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began the shift towards open innovation in digital health, especially AI and IoT, to add decision-making assistance services to ......read more

    National Committee for International Health Regulations confirms UAE is completely free of Coronavirus

    Dubai, January 23, 2020:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has categorically confirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China (Coronavirus). The National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics stated that the UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter. The committee made this announcement during today’s meeting chaired by the Ministry of Health in the presence of strategic partners including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management ......read more

    Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide

    A new range of EO sterilizers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:    The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 norms. They also contribute to other work groups of experts who share knowledge on EO sterilization process (e.g. parametric release, EO residuals). SOLSTEO delivered to a Dubai factory the largest EO ......read more

    French Healthcare Expertise To Be Introduced At Arab Health 2020

    • 2 French pavilions: Za’beel Hall 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” & Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies • 80 exhibiting companies on the national pavilions   United Arab Emirates- January, 2020 - With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, these companies will unveil their latest innovations designed to tackle today's major challenges.   The sectors with the largest representation on ......read more

    Eolisair, the Middle East leading company in Indoor Air Quality to participate at Arab Health 2020 to target Hospitals & Clinics

     Eolis Air Manager: An Innovative device to support patients suffering from respiratory problems  First appearance as an exhibitor (French pavilion, booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2)   United Arab Emirates; Dubai, January 21, 2020:  EOLISAIR, Middle East leader in indoor air quality treatment (IAQ), will be exhibiting at Arab Health Medical Exhibition Dubai 2020, from January 27th to 30th 2020, on the French pavilion, at booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Center.       With the patient acuity on the rise and many hospitals trying to extend the life of aging facilities through renovations and expansions has made the risk of infection caused by the health care environment, it became an increasing concern for infection control professionals. Studies at the ......read more

    Patients suffering from secondary infertility due to genetic problems give birth to healthy children, says IVI Middle East

    Advancements in reproductive medicine are helping more and more difficult cases start their parenthood journey    UAE, 21st January 2020:   The not-so-talked-about secondary infertility is defined as a situation where couples who have previously experienced pregnancies but are now struggling to conceive naturally again. Both male and female factors play a role and this condition may arise due to various causes. One of these causes, according to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, is genetic problems.  This was the case for two married women, both in their 30s, who sought the intervention of IVI Middle East to have healthy babies. One was 35 years old and the other was 31 years old.  IVI Middle East, who runs state-of-the-art clinics in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in UAE and Muscat in Oman, shared the ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services to Train Medical Students at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi   • MOU includes clinical training at UEMedical’s hospitals and clinics  • Both parties to collaborate on creating residency program in medicine and health sciences    UAE, 20 January 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dhabi, the parent organization of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital ......read more

    Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania®

    Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has announced healthy new recipes at their popular culinary school.  The Mum Mum Culinary School in KidZania®, run by the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.  From sweet potato pancakes made with whole wheat flour and honey to sugar-free banana muffins, the new dishes are delicious, nutritious and fun to make, according to nutritionist Magdalena Scriabine of Mum Mum. Other recipes that kids can try their hand at making include vegetarian tacos, zucchini-choco loaf, smoothie bowls and even some delightful vegan cookies. Seasonal recipes for special occasions such as ......read more

    DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2020:   Medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex, an additive manufacturing healthcare specialist firm, to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital. The newly opened 3D Printing Lab located at the DHA’s Innovation Centre provides medical professionals at DHA with patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis and to improve patient communication.  The workflow starts with patient data acquisition, typically from a CT or MRI scan. This patient data is then brought into medical image segmentation software, which allows the physician to isolate the specific anatomical region of interest. This digital model is then ......read more

    MBRU faculty performs pioneering surgery at Mediclinic to treat rare swallowing disorder

     Dr. Homero Rivas conducts sophisticated POEM procedure to enable Dubai man to eat again         Dubai, January 18, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and The Future, Dr. Homero Rivas, has pioneered a medical first at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, performing a complex Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) surgery to treat a patient with an uncommon swallowing disorder.   The patient, a man in his 30s, was suffering from Achalasia, an atypical condition that affects only three in every 100,000 people where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. The man was unable to swallow food, surviving only on a few liquids.   Dr. Rivas, one of a paucity doctors to have ......read more

    Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision

    Suffering from a dislocation of artificial lens after cataract surgery, the 40-year-old UAE resident underwent a highly challenging surgery at RAK Hospital  The patient could barely read the first letter on the vision chart 16th January, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Addressing a very rare case of spontaneous dislocated Intraocular lens (IOL), RAK Hospital helped a 40-year-old Filipino to regain normal vision through a challenging surgery. Manuel Mason Jr, a UAE resident visited RAK Hospital complaining of poor vision for the past six months. A known case of presenile cataract (occurring in the younger age group), he had earlier undergone cataract surgery for the same eye in Philippines 11 years ago, which were now causing severe complications. “The patient was suffering from what is known as Intraocular Lens ......read more

    Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine

    Experts discuss the latest advancements in pediatric medicine during SEHA’s 14th International Conference.   Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is gearing up to host the 14th edition of its International Pediatric Conference, an annual event that gathers physicians, nurses and technicians from the region, US and UK to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pediatrics and exchange knowledge and expertise.  The two-day conference will begin on Thursday, January 16 and take place at the Rosewood Hotel on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, with delegates from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital in ......read more

    Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility

    IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies  UAE, 13th Jan 2020: Studies have suggested that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm issues such as low count and poor quality are said to be the most frequently seen causes of this condition.  Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has presented an improbable ally that may help the issue. As per the report conducted by the University of Sheffield in the UK, lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, can help boost sperm quality. The findings came after researchers noted a higher proportion of healthy-shaped sperm with motility in those who took lycopene during their ......read more

    Unhealthy diet and lifestyle continue to contribute to rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Middle East, says Apollo Hospitals' specialist

    • Dr. Nambala says multipronged approach needed to address issue  • Technological advancements improve patient care and outcomes    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th January 2020: An unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle continue to play a role in the growing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East region, a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals warned recently.     Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Apollo Hospitals’ Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, noted that ischemic heart disease is now the number one cause of death in the Middle East. Across the entire Eastern Mediterranean region, meantime, around 54 percent of deaths from non-communicable diseases are due to cardiovascular diseases as per the report of the World Health Organisation ......read more

    Diabetes Friends Association Trains Schools Nurses on Innovative Methods to Protect Students from Diabetes

    Sharjah, January 9, 2020: The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, organized, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, a training workshop for the female nurses of schools participating in the “Superhero Program”, one of the Association’s annual initiatives aiming to raise community awareness about diabetes, how to deal with it, and ways of prevention.  Held at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children today “Thursday” In the presence of HE Khawla Al-Haj, Head of the Friends for Diabetes Association and Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association, the workshop presented by Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association and a ......read more

    SHEIKH SHAKHBOUT MEDICAL CITY'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE THE UAE COMMUNITY

    • Patients will be referred directly to the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City starting from Thursday, January 9  • The Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will be closed permanently  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 07, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, SEHA’s latest world-class facility, will begin accepting patients from 7:00am on Thursday, January 9. Simultaneously, the Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will close permanently.  On the same day, the inpatient wards in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City will be activated, marking the full functioning of the UAE’s largest hospital. In partnership with ......read more

    MoHAP, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals Sign MoU to Provide Innovative Medications for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis

    Dubai, 4th January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals to enhance innovation, training, healthcare, and awareness about Autoimmune diseases.  Under this MoU, both sides have agreed to foster cooperation in the field of therapeutic innovations for autoimmune diseases, provide training programs for MoHAP’s medical cadres as per the latest scientific developments, and provide medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis so as to enable them to continue treatment according to their treatment plan. The agreement was signed at MoHAP premises by HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector, and Muhammad Abu Bakr Abdul-Jawad, General Manager, ......read more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare shares his comments on New Year 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   “As we bid adieu to year 2019 and usher in the New Year , there are fresh hopes and high aspirations in the minds of everyone. May God bless everyone with Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2020. For UAE, 2020 will be the most memorable year of EXPO 2020, as this mega event kick starts in October. The EXPO 2020 is expected to give the economy a major boost through various ways and will driving large number of tourists from world over to Dubai. We are now only 10 months away from the launch of the world EXPO, which will not only showcase the country and its achievements on a global stage but will also undoubtedly play a significant role in further boosting the country’s non-oil GDP. We are looking forward to participating in the EXPO through the India Pavilion. ......read more

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    Health Promotion Department: A Well-Prepared and Impressive Programme for Children in the 11th Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

    Iman Rashid Saif: We are keen to strengthen the Emirate of Sharjah’s efforts to raise health awareness among children and their families Sharjah, April 17, 2019:   The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) will take part in the 11th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which is by organized by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the theme “Explore Knowledge”. The event will be held at Sharjah Expo Centre during the period from 17 – 27 April.  The participation of the ......read more

    Move to the rhythm of live handpan music at Golden Mile Galleria's third Run & Flo free fitness event

    Musician Anas Alhalabi will elevate workouts that inspire a better quality of life on Saturday, 20 April Dubai, 17 April 2019:  Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting celebrated percussionist and handpan artist Anas Alhalabi at the third edition of its Run & Flo free fitness event, where participants will feel the benefits of cardio and mobility-based workouts to rhythmic music.  Over 200 people participated in the first two editions of Run & Flo, with another big turnout expected at the next event on 20 April. Warm Up & Run begins at 5pm, followed by ......read more

    World Famous Psychologist Dr Ahmed Emara Brings Bioenergetic Science Courses To Dubai In Hope of Spreading Happiness

    Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  Globally renowned in his field Dr Ahmed Emara will bring Inner Healing and Bioenergy training workshops to Dubai from 18th -21st April 2019. Having completed over 20 similar workshops worldwide for Arab nationalities and famous for his lifelong study of the mind and dedication to finding a more universal, all-encompassing way for people to achieve true happiness. The founder of Emara Foundation- Egypt, Al Naeem Consultation Center - United Arab Emirates and Emara Academy – USA is also known for his guest slots on prestigious television shows, including ......read more

    Yoga- The SuperFAST 30 Days Meltdown.

    An integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is balancing the soul, mind and the body. The coaches over at Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga (BTA) use this mantra to motivate members, keeping in mind personal preference and physical ability. This encouragement and support provided by the coaches allow you to work towards a better version of yourself.   The strenuous and challenging body movements lead to an increase in the body’s flexibility.   There are various programmes and classes offered for different requirements. Recently BTA completed their successful batch of ......read more

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2019

    Translated across six different languages, this year’s campaign expands its reach in the work towards a global asbestos-free future   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2019 –   The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week, (GAAW) April 1-7, 2019.   Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention, with each day featuring educational resources from leading organizations, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted from Red Rice Yeast” Allegedly Claiming to Clean blood vessels is not licensed by MoHAP and Not Reg

    The Ministry is monitoring all misleading rumors triggered by social media platforms in order to safeguard the health of the community   UAE, Dubai, April 10, 2019:   The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the hazards of buying medicines online or relying on its allegations. In this context, the Ministry has strongly warned against the use of a dietary supplement produced from red rice yeast claiming its ability to unclog blood vessels.    The Ministry further underlined that this product is not licensed by MoHAP and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Steps Up its Efforts to Promote Health Services towards Prestigious Competitive Levels Living Up to UAE's Reputation

    Dubai, UAE, April 06, 2019:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention:  The UAE is joining the world countries in celebration of the World Health Day which falls on April 7 every year. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage” under the slogan “Health for All”.  In this regard, the Ministry of Health underlines its commitment to launching the health initiatives, programmes, and projects which consolidate the leading position of our health system, in addition to our integrated and innovative health ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins four Dubai Business Excellence Awards

    Medcare Hospital receives Dubai Quality Award, while Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital presented with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award  Aster Clinic wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, while Aster Pharmacy receives the Dubai Service Excellence Awards under the Health & Wellness  category Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 03, 2019:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 25th ......read more

    Julphar to Support Zimbabwe Healthcare Sector

    Pharma company visits African nation as part of UAE delegation Healthcare system in critical state’ says company’s Director – Africa Region Meetings held with Country’s president and local companies Visit in wake of Cyclone Idai devastation April 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) –   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has pledged its support to the Zimbabwean government to help boost the country’s healthcare sector, days after a devastating tropical storm battered the country. The ......read more

    Mushrif Mall initiates an immersive Autism Awareness campaign

    CSR event hosted to better understand autism and improve awareness of the lives of individuals living with it  April 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi hosted activities to raise awareness of Autism in the UAE on the 2nd of April as part of their annual CSR programme geared to motivate more parents to come forward if they notice anything different in children as early intervention is key for an affected child’s progress. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director, Line Investments & Proprty said, “Children with autism and their families face unique and daunting ......read more

    Medcare launches innovative chatbot platform to engage patients and optimise the healthcare journey

    Medcare has announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region interact with their healthcare provider The virtual health assistants are the first and only chatbots in the region that allow the patient to manage all aspects of their appointments online including booking, rescheduling and cancelling United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April 2019:   Medcare today announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way ......read more

    Make Your mind and body happy

    March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Most people think that all kinds of exercising is just getting fit and muscle building, whereas they lose the key point – this isn’t just a physical issue, but a great mental benefit. The thing is that nowadays in our stressed and speedy lives we need some activity, which helps us both to keep fit and gives positive emotions. Dance lessons in Dubai is the best way to reach these aims. Dance For You offers you a unique experience like no other dance schools, where one can choose from a great range of Ballroom and Latin-American dance classes. ......read more

    Hospital urges youngsters to screen for colon cancer, make lifestyle adjustments

    On the occasion of World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at RAK Hospital urge people to go for early screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle  Recent study on UAE residents found one-fifth of colon cancer cases in patients below the age of 40 26th March, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Despite the fact that colon cancer is potentially preventable by making a few healthy lifestyle adjustments and adopting screening tools, the disease continues to prevail among the top few cancers among the UAE residents. A recent study on colon cancer screening conducted on residents ......read more

    UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening ......read more

    Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

    R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) patient helps raise awareness on kidney disease

    Living-donor kidney transplant patient speaks out about his journey to recovery on World Health Day. SEHA participates in World Kidney Day by offering free consultations and educational events that focus on the burden of kidney disease, disparities and access to healthcare. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 20, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network organized various events across Abu Dhabi to provide a platform for Yousef Al Naqbi, a kidney transplant patient to share his experience with kidney failure. The events helped ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai Inaugurates Open Heart Cardiac Center in the UAE

    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March, 2019:   Following the opening of Zulekha Hospital Dubai’s new facility this year, the healthcare group has announced the addition of an open heart center at the new facility. The Cardiac Center of Excellence now offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honours strategic partners

    Dubai, March 19, 2019:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has honoured ZAJEL, the UAE’s leading provider of courier and parcel delivery services, in recognition of its role as a strategic partner in the health services sector and its continued support for the development of Sheryan, Dubai’s online health licensing system for all healthcare professionals and facilities. Khawla Kabanji, CEO of ZAJEL, expressed her deep appreciation for the recognition for the fastest growing courier company and said it would motivate it ......read more

    Saudi German Hospital to open Dhs 300 million facility in Ajman

    The 200-bed tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility to be the biggest hospital in the emirate, with covered area spanning over 41,062 square meters    March 19th, 2019; Ajman, UAE: Saudi German Hospitals Group – one of the largest private hospital groups in the MENA region – has announced their world class, state-of-the-art, Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman. The tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility will be the biggest hospital in Ajman, designed to cater to the growing population across all northern emirates, while offering ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria sets the stage for next edition of Run & Flo free fitness event

    Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow workouts back by popular demand on Saturday, 23 March    Dubai, 19 March 2019:   Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting the second edition of its free Run & Flo fitness event following a tremendous response to the first session last month.   Over 100 fitness enthusiasts and their friends and families participated in the first Run & Flo last month, guided by triathletes, fitness experts and yoga gurus. The next event is on 23 March, with another session planned for April.     Held on the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is running as scheduled

    Ministry of Health highlights the importance of early detection of diseases   UAE, Dubai, March 17, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has stressed that the National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening initiatives titled ‘Etminan’ (Contentment in Arabic) are running smoothly and perfectly as scheduled.   Being part of the Cabinet approved programmes, the two initiatives aims to reduce the prevalence of cancer and non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast, cervical and colon ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme

    Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal: The Ministry has several national programmes that serve the national indicators of cardiovascular diseases, UAE, Dubai, March 16, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the third phase completion of its initiative, ‘Heart Experts,’ programme, selecting, training and empowering a group of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and local community.   The pilot phase of the programme was completed at the Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha, ......read more

    First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease

    Doctors give a new lease of life to teen through a bone marrow transplant Till now, less than 10 such cases have been successfully transplanted in the world The hospital highlights the need to increase awareness on Immune Deficiency Aster CMI Hospital’s Pediatric Immunology Department recognized as Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID) center of excellence  Dubai, March 14th, 2019 –   Ciara (name changed), a 13-year-old-girl from Mauritius, suffering from rarest of the rare Complement Deficiency genetic disease, C1q deficiency since ......read more

    Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention on Children's Day

    Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Since the early days of founding the Union, the UAE has been very keen to be at the forefront of global countries foreseeing the future and pay utmost attention to children, seeing it a top national priority. This is because children are the builders of the future and the sustainable wealth that will boost the country’s future status.  To that end, the UAE dedicated a national day to celebrate Emirati children and reflect the wise leadership’s keenness to provide children of citizens and residents alike full care and attention within a ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Launches Awareness Campaign to Prevent Onset of Chronic Kidney Disease

    World Kidney Day marks launch of awareness and screening initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March 2019:    Aster Hospitals has launched an awareness and screening initiative to promote prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through education, awareness and early diagnosis. 50 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Through the campaign, Aster Kidney Care will encourage early ......read more

    Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages

    Colon Cancer is a Preventable Disease Yet it Remains One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 13  2019:  Even though cases of colon cancer are on the decline due to increased community awareness and screening using sophisticated technologies, it is still the most common cancer among men in the UAE.  Physicians in the UAE recommend that people should start regularly screening for colon cancer at the age of 40. This advice is for those who do not have a family history of colon cancer, and who have no symptoms. Screening should ......read more

    A New Manufacturing Approach to Optical Transceivers

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The Challenge  Traditionally, to bring down the cost basis of optical transceivers, the industry relied solely on economies of scale to drive supplier volume for all-optical subassembly supply chains. This stands in stark contrast to the multi-$100 billion silicon electronic supply chain which has benefited from shared design methodologies, automated wafer manufacturing, shared packaging approaches and common test infrastructure to deliver unparalleled economies of scale for computing and networking equipment. The optical transceiver ......read more

    Digital healthcare platform Altibbi accelerates operations to meet growing demand for quality healthcare in the Middle East

    Dubai, 11 March 2019:   The MENA region’s first and largest digital health platform Altibbi is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare and improving medical outcomes for those who lack access to quality healthcare providers by managing up to 1,000 consultations a day through its growing network of registered and verified doctors. The company began with the launch of an extensive Arabic medical dictionary to address the lack of health awareness in the Middle East. Today, Altibbi is the preferred choice for remote  healthcare provision in the region. The company has ......read more

    Takeda announces results of pioneering Ulcerative Colitis study

    The pharmaceutical leader conducted an industry-first head-to-head study of two biologic therapies commonly used to treat the illness: vedolizumab and adalimumab Vedolizumab was found to be superior in achieving clinical remission and mucosal healing at week 52 Study focused on patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis   Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:   Global biopharmaceutical company Takeda today announced the results of its pioneering VARSITY study into the effectiveness of two common therapies used to treat Ulcerative Colitis. Shared at ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Hosts the Coordination Meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation

    Through “Hayat” App, organ donors can register online to donate their organs after death A proposal on adding the status “donor” in the Emirates ID   UAE, Dubai March 9, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) hosted in Abu Dhabi the coordination meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation. The meeting was headed by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the   Ministry of Health & Prevention, with the participation of Dr. Ali Al Obaidili, ......read more

    MoHAP Launches a New E-Service Allowing Submission of Complaints Against Private Medical Facilities

    UAE, Dubai, March 07, 2019 The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launching of a new E-service to submit complaints or observations against the private medical facilities, its medical and technical staff, which are dealing with members of the society. The service aims to ensure that healthcare service providers fulfill their role in accordance with global standards, and within the context of MoHAP’s policy in upgrading E-services, with a view to promoting health system quality and innovating smart solutions, besides the commitment to carrying out quality ......read more

    RAK Hospital wins MRM business award for the 2nd time

    The only Hospital in the UAE to receive the honor in 10th cycle of the awards March 6, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: At a prestigious ceremony hosted at Dubai Opera, RAK Hospital was awarded the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business award during the 10th cycle of the awards. The healthcare institution stood tall amongst the winners as being the only hospital in the entire UAE to be recognized at the forum. This is the second time the hospital has won the Business Excellence Award for their outstanding commitment to quality care and innovation. “We are humbled and honored to ......read more

    Feeling Good in Your Own Skin with Surge Body Fitness

    ** Working towards achieving your own personal goals of self-confidence** March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We all associate exercise with weight loss or building muscles, but the mental benefits may far outweigh the physical. In our high-stress society, regular exercise can help us not only de-stress but it can make us feel happy and confident within ourselves and one of the main goals at Surge Body Fitness is to help both men and women feel confident and content in their bodies.  Surge Body Fitness offers an experience like no other, the energizing space is a balance of both ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital offers free colorectal cancer screenings in the UAE

    The ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign aims to drive awareness of the fatal disease and save the lives of the UAE’s citizens through preventative screenings United Arab Emirates, 4 March, 2019:  In the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority, Zulekha Healthcare Group has today launched its fourth annual ‘Screen and Survive’ colorectal cancer (CRC) campaign. The initiative aims to raise the awareness of the disease by offering free preventative screenings to the public between March 4th and May 3rd 2019 in order to ......read more

    3-D Printed Model Helps Save Young Woman From Total Paralysis

    Surgeons Used 3D-Printing to Help Plan Rare Spinal Cord Surgery Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 04, 2019:   A 35-year-old woman has been saved from becoming paralyzed, following swift diagnosis from Healthpoint and a complex tumor removal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, both part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers.   F.K was diagnosed with cervical schwannoma, a slow growing tumor in the lining of the nerves in the spine, which can cause progressive weakness and tingling sensations as it grows and presses on the spinal ......read more

    UAE Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 4th, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    DHA Successfully Saves Patient's Jaw Using 3D Printing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2019:  Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Primary Healthcare Centre and Rashid Hospital have collaborated with 3D printing healthcare startup Sinterex, to save the jaw of a patient who had an aggressive tumour.  The patient, a 17-year-old girl in high school, was admitted to hospital after discovering she had a large, fast growing tumour of the right jaw.  Dr Khaled Ghandour, Maxilofacial Surgeon at DHA, said that the patient was diagnosed with Ossifying Fibroma, a particularly aggressive form of tumour, which meant that the ......read more

    Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the UAE Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 3rd, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    Diabetics Vulnerable to 'Eye Pressure Attack'

    Sudden Attacks of Neovascular Glaucoma Threaten Eyesight Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre are using World Glaucoma Week in March to warn diabetics in the UAE to be careful of sudden attacks of acute glaucoma, which could threaten their vision.  One of the leading causes of blindness in the UAE, glaucoma generally presents without noticeable symptoms and develops over many years until it begins to affect a person’s vision. However, patients with diabetic eye disease are ......read more

    Five habits to adopt in your everyday

    February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We are creatures of habit. Every day, most of us will stick to our morning routines like clockwork: wake up, make coffee, check social media feeds, go to work, etc. Of course, not all habits are created equal, as we form bad habits along with the good. But what if just a few simple steps each day could encourage us to start on the right foot? Research suggests it takes 21 days to establish a new habit through repeat behaviour. With our busy schedules and endless tasks, it is important that our habits are positively impacting our productivity, health, and ......read more

    Patient with a rare Gastric condition is saved by Zulekha Hospital

    SMA syndrome is a rare disease that is often misdiagnosed with only 300 registered cases worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2019:  Zulekha Hospital successfully operated on 27 year-old female Fatimah who suffered from Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) which is a rare gastrointestinal tract disease that causes chronic pain, vomiting, full body weakness and weight loss. Fatimah underwent MRI, CT and X-ray scans and has previously been diagnosed for years with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). However, recently at Zulekha Hospital Fatima discovered that her ......read more

    DHA Director General inaugurates Innovation Centre

    Dubai Health Authority established an Innovation Centre to create an environment for collaboration with the private sector and universities in the field of healthcare innovation  The aim of the Innovation Centre is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement.  The centre will ensure the implementation of the Dubai Innovation and Artificial Strategy that was launched in 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2019:  In line with the UAE vision and Dubai ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Announces Renaming of Al-Baraha Hospital to Al-Kuwait Hospital

    Upon the Directives of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Owais: In recognition of the hospital’s historic role since Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum opened it His Excellency Mohamed Salim Al Olama: In gratitude for the impactful role of the hospital in delivering healthcare services His Excellency Youssif Al Serkal: The hospital has become a value added to the healthcare system UAE, Dubai, 24 February 2019: As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

    Dubai Based Bike Club will ride for the fifth year to raise awareness for Autism in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 February 2019 – Berets MC, a Dubai based bike club will raise awareness for autism with the help of several cause supporters and exhibitors for the fifth year in a row by hosting an Autism Awareness Ride at the Dubai Investment Park on March 15th. This event invites children and teachers from local autism schools, bike riders, and the public to come down to support and have a fun day filled with activities, meet the biker community in the UAE and witness the ride. Entry is free of charge. The event will kick off with the ride including numerous bikers ......read more

    More than 1,000 people from the UAE community participate in the country's largest walkathon to support people with arthritis

    Patients, caretakers, families and friends come together to fight chronic disease 24th February 2019, Dubai, UAE – Over the weekend, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) concluded its ‘Walk for Arthritis’ awareness event, targeted at improving the quality of life for people with arthritis, through exercise and movement. More than thousand people walked 3.5km in Dubai Creek Park and took part in various activities like an open-air fitness session, exercises specially designed for patients with arthritis and more, to show their support for people suffering from this ......read more

    ‘Take Water. Give Life'

    MonViso Water announces alliances with upcoming events to support its CSR collaborations  February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE: MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water will have a presence at major events in the UAE as it continues its “Take Water. Give Life” campaign, where for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.  The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 ......read more

    Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

    Holds awareness campaigns to educate community about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2019:  Face painters and magicians visited Dubai Hospital today to meet children with cancer as part of the annual event that aims to bring them joy and cheer. Dubai Hospital and Mediclinic Middle East organised a campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day, which falls on February 15 every year.  Dubai Hospital doctors also held awareness campaigns to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, importance ......read more

    Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, - 21 February 2019:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is teaming up with UAE-based breast cancer awareness and screening initiative Pink Caravan to encourage all women and men across Abu Dhabi to get tested.   From 21st of February until 2nd of March, medical staff from Pink Caravan will offer women free advice and screening for breast cancer at a private booth in the Mall. Pink Caravan promotes early breast cancer detection, offering women of all ages free breast cancer screening. They will be sharing the message that the earlier cancer is detected, the ......read more

    Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

    Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – which is a condition mainly diagnosed in infants. CHD is usually found in infants, however, the population of adults with congenital heart disease ......read more

    Mundipharma introduces new BETADINETM Cold Defence to quickly and effectively tackle common colds

    New BETADINETM Cold Defence exhibits antiviral properties1,2 and found to combat symptoms and reduce duration of common cold by 2 day s3,4 February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Millions of people all over the world will be suffering from common cold symptoms after contracting a cold this winter, particularly in the Middle East when the cooler temperatures can catch many people off-guard leaving them prone to bouts of seasonal sickness. The symptoms of a common cold include sneezing, runny nose, headache, and general malaise, with around half of sufferers also experiencing a sore throat and ......read more

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