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    Dubai health facilities rating system underway

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)   The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five pillars which include patient safety, clinical quality, patient happiness, financial and operational indicators.   The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector held a workshop today with the private health sector to discuss the design and implementation of the framework. This is one of the several workshops and feedback cycles conducted with an aim to design a framework with buy-in from hospitals and other healthcare facilities.   Dr ......read more

    50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs

    Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018:  With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg injuries.  While most injuries involve little more than some mild pain and discomfort, some can be really serious. One of the most common injuries footballers experience on a regular basis is a sprained ankle, which occurs when ligaments in the ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated procedure

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:   The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.  The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke while working on his ship.  “One minute I was fine and the next I felt dizzy. I then blacked out and when I woke up, the paramedics were carrying me to the ambulance. I felt trapped in my body because my brain was functioning but I couldn’t move any part of my body including my face.”  Garcia was transported from Dubai Marina to Rashid Hospital on June 16, where the neurology department diagnosed him with basilar ......read more

    Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries

    Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference  80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential  Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases 15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in immunology, CNS, oncology, respiratory and cardiometabolic diseases   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Family-owned pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim presented its latest pipeline updates at a recent event at its global headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany. The company’s R&D strategy and current pipeline has the potential to deliver 15 new medicines for approval by 2025 (probability adjusted). With a high percentage of ......read more

    The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers

    Sharjah – 14 July 2018 :  The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, and to exchange experiences and tips on coping with breastfeeding and motherhood. A delegation from the society organizes 5 to 6 monthly visits to mothers in various maternity wards, where the breastfeeding guides and the volunteers work to help pregnant women and new mothers on their breastfeeding journey, and to educate them on the importance of breastfeeding. The delegation, which works to help around 150-200 mothers of all ......read more

    Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:   With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls some anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan

    UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.  This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. Valsartan is a medicine used for the treatment of hypertension to prevent related cardiovascular complications. According to the Ministry, the circular was released and addressed to all directors of the medical districts, directors of public and private hospitals, ......read more

    Nabadat initiative to provide free heart surgeries to more than 100 Indian children

    The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment. Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to receive free treatment.  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 10, 2018:   More than 100 Indian children will receive a new lease of life due to free heart surgeries that the cardiac team from DHA are performing in Mumbai to treat children with cardiac congenital abnormalities.  The initiative is taking place under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.   Nabadat, which means ......read more

    HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients' Experience

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 –   HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, underwater themed wallpaper and equipment cover that aims to minimize the stress that comes with going into a scan room for critical tests.  “Patients, especially children, fear the concept of visiting hospitals and facing daunting ......read more

    New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two types of multiple sclerosis (MS), progressive and relapsing forms of MS, launches in the UAE

    First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS  First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS    First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to disability  Dubai, 10th July, 2018:   OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), a first of its kind therapy for both relapsing (RMS) and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PPMS), amongst the most disabling forms of MS, is now available in the UAE. Offering renewed hope to patients across the Emirates, the therapy, launched by Roche Pharmaceuticals and approved in August 2017 by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is the first ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention introduces Virtual Reality in rehabilitation of stroke patients

    UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide competitive health services locally and globally. VR rehabilitation technology makes use of virtual world simulation to meet various requirements for effective medical intervention to achieve the best results using the video game controller and ......read more

    Free Hepatitis C screening and treatment now included in the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme.

    The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria. The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late detection of the disease. Joint efforts of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers with an aim to focus on preventive community medicine, led to the culmination of this initiative. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the inclusion of free screening and treatment for Hepatitis C under the basic benefit plan of the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes first in the Middle East to launch state-of-the-art catherization lab

    The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.  Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures. The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East. The cardiology department is the second busiest unit in the hospital after the Emergency and Trauma Centre. Out of the total admissions in the cardiology department, 50 to 60 per cent of the procedures are performed in the cath lab (non-surgical methods).  Of all the coronary angiography procedures performed, today almost 80 per cent are treated in the cath lab as opposed to open-heart surgery. More than 1,900 patients underwent cath procedures at ......read more

    Dubai to host 7th edition of International Genetic Disorders Conference 2018

    There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE. Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases. Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease. Advances in technology to radically reduce new cases and help better manage existing ones. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2, 2018:   Dubai will host the 7th International Genetic Disorders Conference which aims to bring together regional and world experts in the field of genetics to discuss the latest advances in detection and management of genetic diseases.   The conference, organized by the UAE Genetic Diseases Association, will take place on the on 9th and 10th ......read more

    ProVita International Medical Center Treats a Stroke Patient Back to Health

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018:   NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.   Tamer, a 45-year-old Egyptian resident of Abu Dhabi, was admitted to NMC ProVita’s inpatient Multi-Disciplinary Medical Rehabilitation Program in March 2018, after having suffered a brain stroke which resulted in severe weakness in his right upper and lower limbs, swallowing difficulties, pain in his right hip and low spirits. He had become dependent with all activities of daily living and required rigorous physiotherapy amongst other treatments to reverse the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program (CCHD) for Newborns

    UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.  The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which includes providing trained personnel and the required medical devices to 9 hospitals providing delivery services, across 6 emirates, to cover 50 per cent of the population of the country. Early examination of congenital heart defects takes 3 minutes, ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain Signs MoU with Fatima College of Health Sciences

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.  The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform for Emirati students to experience on-the-job training, enhance their clinical skills through programmes benchmarked against international best practices and develop their careers to secure post-graduation employment opportunities to become ......read more

    DHA focuses on expanding reach of telemedicine

    Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018:   More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.  To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with neurologists and psychologists in Rashid Hospital. The telemedicine facility at the headache clinic is for urgent and follow-up cases and so far, 124 number of patients have used this facility.  “Telemedicine provides patients with ......read more

    Philips ranked amongst 25 great places to work for in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).  The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence.  Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion as well as building a workforce of the future. Ozlem Fidanci, Philips CEO Middle East and Turkey said, “We are proud to be recognized as one of the greatest places to work in the UAE. Philips’ goal is to improve the lives of three ......read more

    Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage

    Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.  Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah with complaints of progressive swelling in his head due to the accumulation of excessive fluids in his brain. Moreover, because of deteriorated brain function he had lost the ability to smile, an action that he was able to perform effortlessly ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke. Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of them was suffering from fecal incontinence and the other from chronic constipation.  Dr Labib Al Ozaibi, Consultant Coloproctologist at Rashid Hospital said, “This advanced technique is based on electric stimulation of the sacral nerves ......read more

    Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behavior among school children

    The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 years.    “WASH UP! Girl Talk” program focuses on water practices, safe latrine use, proper hand-washing, personal hygiene, food hygiene behavior and health promotion. It also integrates girls’ empowerment education and ......read more

    Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club

    Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.   Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza, in the presence of:  Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women's Union; Dr. ......read more

    Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays

    DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.   Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other processes that have been implemented to provide patients with high-quality care. Al Qutami highlighted that DHA staff are aware of their humanitarian duties and he thanked the staff for their dedication.    Al Qutami conveyed Eid Al Fitr ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity

    Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive. The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, five of which are related to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs): tackling CVD (Cardiovascular Diseases), diabetes, cancer, obesity and smoking.  According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity is a major cause of NCDs which account for 76% ......read more

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    Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club to host array of exciting activities to mark The Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:  Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government, The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be making its mark at Dubai Festival City’s Al Areesh Club.   Featuring expert fitness instructors, the family-friendly sports and social destination, Al Areesh Club is inviting participants to take part in, Zumba classes as well as Sunset Yoga and Boot Camps at Marsa Plaza Promenade – offering impeccable views of Dubai Creek.   The full ......read more

    NOW organises Breast Cancer Awareness Session at UAE Exchange Global Headquarters

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  Wrapping up the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, organised an awareness session on Breast Cancer for its women employees and guests at UAE Exchange global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.  Dr. Jhuma Lodha, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology from Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, addressed the all-women audience on the need for self-examination, regular medical check-ups and healthy lifestyle. The one-hour session was followed by a 45-minute Zumba class to encourage the ......read more

    Friends Provident International research shows there is still confusion between health and critical illness insurance

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  For the third year running Friends Provident International (FPI) has commissioned YouGov to undertake research into life insurance trends in the UAE.  Overall the research shows that more people in the UAE are taking responsibility for protecting their family’s future.  For example, compared with a year ago, take up of critical illness insurance has increased by one third among the female population, and 24 per cent of the 396 women surveyed claimed to have this cover in place (18 per cent in 2016). The increase in take up of critical ......read more

    Real Yoga for Real People at Voyoga

    ** Community yoga studio offers panoramic views, a wide selection of classes and one of the friendliest places to inhale and excel ** Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:  The journey of Voyoga began two years ago when former British lawyer Victoria Cunningham put her dreams down on paper and started the studio with the vision of creating a space that is welcoming to all, so everyone regardless of ability can enjoy their time at Voyoga.  Voyoga’s state of the art and custom designed studio offers two yoga rooms designed for both Bikram yoga and regular yoga, with floor to ......read more

    Dubai Hosts 3rd Nutrition Conference

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 3nd Dubai Nutrition Conference that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai , UAE Finance Minister and President of the Dubai Health Authority. Al Qutami said that in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President ......read more

    DrFive – A Dubai-Based, Independent Healthcare Ratings Website

    October 26, 2017 - Dubai UAE DrFive – a Dubai-based, independent healthcare ratings website – has re-launched its website on October 25th 2017 after its third year of developments. The culmination of the relaunch is the introduction of the region’s first interactive, searchable map hosting over 13,000 doctors, and 2,000 clinics in Dubai, making the website the biggest network of doctors and clinics in Dubai. They claim to have combined all available public data source on the internet including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Health Authority (DHCC), and Google to ......read more

    What You Need To Know About Strokes

    Please attribute to Dr Khalid Anwar, Consultant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Amana Healthcare Abu Dhabi. Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:  In the UAE, coming a close second after road traffic accidents, stroke is the leading cause of disability. Annually, 7,000 – 8,000 patients in the region are diagnosed with stroke, which roughly equates to one person every hour.  It is widely known that stroke is the leading cause of death in the world. But what is less well known is that it is the second leading cause of long term disability. Stroke in layman terms is a ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds meeting to discuss strategy update.

    Highlights new technologies such as artificial intelligence shall be incorporated in the health sector.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s ongoing roll out of  a series of policies and plans across different specialities in order to meet the objectives of the Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021, is on track, highlighted a top level official at the recent DHA quarterly strategy meeting.   The meeting was organised in partnership with the HCI group.    HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and ......read more

    Signs of a Thyroid Problem? Talk with an expert

    The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, produces hormones essential for metabolism and brain activity. Symptoms of a thyroid problem are often vague, but if you notice any of the following signs persisting, or have more than one, Snowdonia Medical Centre recommend seeing a doctor to request a simple blood test to gauge your hormone levels. 1. Sleep Changes  If you’ve always been a good sleeper but suddenly can’t snooze through the night, it could signal a thyroid problem. An overactive thyroid pumps out certain hormones (triiodothyronine, known as T3, and ......read more

    Emirates Post Group organizes “The Health Day” event at Dubai Karama Central Post Office

    In cooperation with Niron Health Insurance Company Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Emirates Post Group organize, in cooperation with Niron Health Insurance Company, the health insurer for EPG employees, the Health Day event at Dubai Karama Central Post Office, with the participation of  number of medical service providers within Niron group. Niron doctors participating in this voluntary campaign that included raising health awareness and dangers of chronic diseases and the examination of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in addition to the inspection of bones density, eye ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory Achieves New Quality Milestones in Middle East with CAP Accreditations for Two More Laboratories in Network

    Additional NRL laboratories awarded the gold standard for quality accreditation in the laboratory industry National Reference Laboratory becomes the largest laboratory network accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in the Middle East region National Reference Laboratory and College of American Pathologists to organize a laboratory inspectors training program in Abu Dhabi, for the first time in the Middle East  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 October 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, has ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Unveils Partners, Sponsors and Supporters Helping to Make Dubai the Most Active City in the World

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19th October, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council launched the Dubai Fitness Challenge as a step towards making Dubai the most active city in the world, and some of the biggest names in the UAE have stepped up to get involved in what is a world first – getting an entire city moving over the course of 30 days. These major organisations across the public and private sector have signed up as official partners ......read more

    RAK DED launch affordable health insurance to companies in Ras Al Khaimah

    Health insurance coverage starts as low as AED 550 to companies and individuals in Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah – UAE 19 October 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the Emirate called Sehteq. Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance coverage for companies licensed by DED. Sehteq is a state-of-the-art health care platform that combines ‘Insurtech’ and ‘Healthtech’, the latest technologies in the insurance and health industries. “The Sehteq commitment ......read more

    Take a Healthy Living pledge with QNET

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 19 2017:  October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the world.  Prominent direct selling company QNET, through its wide range of wellness products and services, encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle for women everywhere. “We at QNET believe in a fully balanced life — mentally and physically. Through the Absolute Living Campaign, we hope families, women and children everywhere can achieve wholesome happiness from within. QNET is very involved in women’s health and wellness. With supplements like ......read more

    Vision-X Vision Plus Award Winners 2017 Announced

    Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre last night (Wednesday), the Vision-X Vision Plus awards celebrated the latest in design for spectacles, sunglasses, contact lens, and ophthalmology equipment within the Middle Eastern market. The 80-exhibitor strong three day trade event will run until 19 October (Thursday) and is set to return next year from 13-15 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   Vision-X VP Award Winners Category Winner Best New Spectacle Frame (Luxury) Silhouette Pure Art/ ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority undertakes future quality and accreditation initiatives until 2018.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 18, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority will continue its efforts to seek international accreditations and enhance quality management for its health facilities, said a top health official. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA, said: “The DHA understands the value and importance of medical quality management and international healthcare accreditations in order to achieve and maintain excellence in healthcare.  A majority of our facilities have been accredited and reaccredited subsequently.  From now ......read more

    Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General, Dubai Health Authority Officially Opens Vision-x 2017

    Contact lens designers in full force to tap into Middle East Market Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 17, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority today officially opened the Middle East’s largest optical trade show, Vision-X 2017, welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the region and the world. Following an official opening, HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami toured the exhibition halls and met numerous the exhibitors who have gathered in Dubai for the three-day exhibition, running until Thursday 19 ......read more

    FoCP Takes ‘Relay for Life' Walkathon on the Road

    Cancer organisation takes promotional campaign for November 17-18 fund-raising initiative to schools, universities and public places Sharjah, October 16, 2017:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) is taking its 'UAE Relay for Life' walkathon to a series of shows at schools, universities and malls around the UAE. The non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to fighting cancer and supporting patients, is hosting its 24-hour exercise event on November 17-18 at American University of Sharjah (AUS) and has embarked on a roadshow awareness initiative to encourage people to take ......read more

    Ladies get ready to chill & learn all about Egg Freezing

    Freeze the Clock Sunday, 15 October 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Women of all ages can book themselves up for an Eggciting Egg Freezing Event by Bourn Hall Fertility Center Dubai on Oct 24th. You can have fun while learning all about freezing your biological clock, preserving fertility and celebrating the women who can have it all. Ladies can join the fun-filled event for a night of complimentary cocktails and canapés, discover all about the egg freezing process, listen to personal stories of women who choose to freeze their eggs while securing an opportunity to get guidance from medical ......read more

    Breast Cancer and Fertility preservation

    IVI Fertility Middle East helps patients diagnosed with breast cancer as well as the survivors to get pregnant again Dubai, UAE; October 12, 2017:  According to a 2011 report released by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, the top five cancers in females are: breast, leukemia, colorectal, thyroid and uterus.  Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that normally line the ducts and the lobules. Most breast cancer begins in the ducts (ductal), some in the lobules (lobular), and the rest in other breast tissues. Lymph is a clear fluid that has tissue waste products and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority receives Canadian delegation at Dubai Future Accelerators.

    Pilot projects in telemedicine, artificial intelligence, big data etc. planned to take place in Dubai over the next few months. Canadian technology firms to carry out these projects in conjunction with Dubai Health Authority. Exchange of expertise and knowledge in healthcare technology and education discussed. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2017:  Senior officials from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a delegation from Canada at the Dubai Future Accelerators office.   The delegation was led by the honourable Dr Eric Hoskins, Minister of ......read more

    Prime Hospital's ICU team plays significant role in patients' road back to recovery

    UAE, October 11, 2017 -The highly talented and skilled surgeons, physicians and nurses assigned to Prime Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) play an essential and significant role in the move towards nursing back patients to recovery. The doctors and nurses have been lauded for their work in helping patients get better. The hospital has recently cited two patient case studies that demonstrate the effective role played by Prime’s ICU team in rendering service and assistance to their wards. The first is a neuro patient suffering from a debilitating cerebrovascular disease. The ......read more

    World arthritis day: Parents in the UAE should be aware that arthritis can affect children too, urges Paediatric Rheumatologist expert

    11th October 2017, Dubai, UAE:  This World Arthritis Day, Peadiatric Rheumatologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Dr Muthana Al Obaidi, explains that there is a need for increased awareness about arthritis in children in the UAE. Arthritis is a condition mostly known to affect adults but also affects 1 in every 1000 children  and it affects children as young as one year and sometimes even younger.  Arthritis in children is referred to as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Arthritis is an autoimmune disease causing the inflammation of the joints, which presents ......read more

    Aster Volunteers strikes a chord with the people of determination

    Aster DM Healthcare  commits to hire  100 differently-abled people 09th October, Dubai - United Arab Emirates:  With the aim to help and empower differently abled people in the country, Aster Volunteers joined hands with the ‘Dubai Club for People of Determination’ (formally known as Dubai Club for Disabled) for a collaborative initiative called “Al-Amal - The Hope”.  The effort was implemented as part of the giving back initiatives by Aster DM Healthcare to mark their ongoing “Aster@30” anniversary celebrations.  The event ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory (NRL) becomes the first fully-automated referral laboratory in the UAE

    Highly innovative Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) considerably boosts level of service offered by NRL to healthcare providers Significant investment demonstrates NRL’s commitment to implement international best practices and set a new benchmark for quality standards and patient safety Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, has become the first fully-automated referral laboratory in the UAE, enabling NRL to deliver high-quality patient results in the shortest time possible. NRL ......read more

    du Wellness Expert Participates in Townhall Session to Inspire Corporates to Participate in Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib discusses workplace wellness and the path to corporate happiness Dubai, UAE, 7 October, 2017:  Responding to a call by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, du, recently held a special session for corporates at Meydan in Dubai to inspire corporates in the UAE to join the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The initiative is aimed to help Dubai become the most active city in the world. The session was conducted by Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib, ......read more

    Oncologists gather in Dubai to discuss breakthroughs in cancer management

    Dubai - UAE, 5 October 2017:  Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and supported by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the 9th edition of the UAE Cancer Congress in conjunction with the 1st International BRCA forum kicks off today, 5th October at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. The congress was inaugurated by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). He was ......read more

    Snowdonia Medical Centre and Pharmacy Delivers World-Class Healthcare to the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:  In an exciting development for Dubai's evolving healthcare landscape, October 2017 sees the launch of Snowdonia Medical Centre and Pharmacy on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Dubai. In partnership with some prominent local partners, the centre was founded by esteemed healthcare professionals from the United Kingdom in 2016 and has a vision to become “the most respected healthcare provider in the region”. By offering personalised, inclusive and high touch quality healthcare, Snowdonia Medical Centre is poised to deliver the most effective treatment ......read more

    Concerning conditions in children

    Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Orthopedic Issues in Children 3rd October 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. present ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority advises regular screening for early detection of breast cancer.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) experts advocated the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. Dr Moaza Hattawi , General Surgeon at Dubai Hospital and Founder of Pink Ride Hope, said: “Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries, the majority of cases of which are diagnosed in late stages.  If breast cancer is detected early on, the survival rate is more than 98 per cent, however if the disease is detected in the advanced stage, survival is ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum to advance the Pharmacoeconomic environment in the UAE

    Dr. Amin Al Amiri: The Forum serves as a knowledge and scientific platform that reflects the international leadership of the UAE's pharmaceutical economy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 October 2017:  Under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the Minister of Health & Prevention, the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum was organised, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Vice Chairman of the Drug Pricing and Registration Higher Committee. The forum was also attended by H.E. Diab Al-Rashidi, Consul ......read more

    Fight Yourself Fit: Professional MMA Fighter Rafat Shawe Launches New Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes for Adults

    ** New classes launch 14th October 2017 at Bodylines Gym Rose Rayhaan by Rotana SZR  ** Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Muay Thai Kickboxing and martial arts based training offers an intense total-body workout.  Originally a form of self-defence, Muay Thai is often called "the Art of Eight Limbs" because the fighter uses eight points of contact – the hands, feet, elbows and knees.  Now gaining popularity around the world as an exciting and healthy form of exercise and weight management, which also offers self-defence techniques and the means to overcome ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic rules out over 60 embryos transfers in the first half of 2017 to ensure successful pregnancies

    Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can test more than 600 genetic diseases while 46 chromosomes can be tested when Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is performed Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 September, 2017:  Selinah, 31, longed to become a mother but feared it in equal measure. She watched her sister-in-law, Aydah battle Spinal Muscular Dystrophies (SMA) - caused by a single gene disorder and was terrified of passing the same fate onto her children. However, using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) - a ground-breaking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique used at IVI Middle East ......read more

    UAE's new innovative mobile healthcare app bridges gap between patients and doctors

    MyMedicNow is another significant innovation in modern healthcare in the UAE. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28 2017:  The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to reach approximately $181.52 billion by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016. UAE’s mobile health industry is positioned for a robust growth, as suggested by the founders and developers of MyMedicNow, an innovative mobile app which supports the transformation of UAE into a smart country and is inline ......read more

    Rak Medical & Health Sciences University Convocation Ceremony: 28th September & 5th October 2017

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017:  On 28th September & 5th October 2017, 293 of our students from Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and RN-BSN Bridge programs (79 from Medical; 57 from Dental; 55 from Pharmacy (47 - B Pharm; 06 - MS Clinical Pharmacy; 02 - MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and 102 from Nursing (21 - BSN, 64 - RN-BSN, 17 - MSN), are graduating and waiting to receive their Degree Certificates from His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Chancellor of the RAKMHSU. With the support from His Highness, Ministry of ......read more

    Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and Healthpoint Establish an Integrated Thyroid Clinic

    New clinic offers record turn-around time from testing to results Expert team to include endocrinologists and head & neck surgeon Clinic to provide consultations, testing, surgery Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 September, 2017 – Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, and Abu Dhabi’s one-stop-shop for the treatment, prevention, education and research of diabetes, has partnered with its sister facility, Healthpoint, a multi-speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi, to establish a new integrated thyroid clinic. This ......read more

    Vitamin D deficiency a strong factor in failed pregnancies, warn doctors

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai bring happiness in the lives of a young Filipino couple suffering from infertility for six years An increasing number of young couples facing infertility  Almost 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are unexplained, showing no obvious signs of health issues Low vitamin D level, PCOS, among the biggest contributing factors; couples opting for IVF need to be in an optimal state of vitamin D, advises doctors In the UAE, more than 90 percent of residents are vitamin D deficient 24th September, 2017, Dubai UAE:  When 25-year-old ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group receives prestigious ‘Superbrands' status for second consecutive year

    UAE, September 23, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group has been awarded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status for the second year in a row which embodies the pinnacle of excellence in Healthcare Branding within the UAE. The recognition reflects Prime Healthcare Group as a key player in the healthcare sector as well as a leader in its field, capable of offering medical services at the forefront of its competitors. The prestigious status sets Prime Healthcare Group apart from other healthcare companies in the UAE, as a distinct market leader in the healthcare sector.  Dr. Jamil ......read more

    Laurent A. Voivenel - SVP MEA & India For Swiss-Belhotel International-Speaks on Digitalization in Hotels at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai

    Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme. Speaking on whether digitalisation is a disruptor or experience enhancer, Laurent said, “The hotel industry is no doubt being reshaped by the latest innovations and technological advancements. Digitalization is ......read more

    DHA is advising family members to be vigilant to the signs of the Alzheimer's disease

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care Presently there is no one test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, patients need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain whether they have  the disease. ......read more

    Healthpoint first to be awarded US ECRI accreditation for best practice in patient safety

    Biomedical Engineering Department recognized for world-class standards in the safe use of medical equipment UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17 September, 2017:  Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving an accreditation from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). The facility has been recognized for developing and implementing a solid infrastructure, to ensure the highest standards of medical ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation Will Host Its Annual UAE Event to Support People Living with Arthritis

    World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis Dubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th.   Concurrent with this year’s global theme – ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ – the Foundation will host its annual UAE event for families and carers on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the Shangri-la hotel, ......read more

    Timely diagnosis, surgical intervention save mother in critical postnatal situation

    The 24-year old Omani woman was brought to RAK Hospital from home country suffering from severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea Post a complicated laparoscopic surgery at the Hospital, the patient was back on her feet within days Post-delivery abdominal pain, if persistent, could indicate complications and should be addressed quickly, advises doctor    September 12, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Persistent abdominal pain in women in postpartum stage could be a life-threatening sign if not addressed at the earliest, warn doctors at RAK Hospital. Citing the example of ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare bags Gulf Business Awards-2017 for the “Healthcare Company of the Year” category.

    September 11, 2017 – Dubai , United Arab Emirates:   Aster DM Healthcare won the prestigious annual ‘Gulf Business Award 2017’ for the ‘Healthcare Company of the Year’ category. Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO  - Hospital & Clinics in GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, received the Award in a in a dazzling award ceremony held at Fairmont The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 10th September 2017,  in the presence of the region’s  prominent  business leaders and  top executives . The awards instituted by Motivate – ......read more

    Conference to discuss latest trends in diagnosis of cancer using radioactive nuclides.

    Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  The 2nd Emirates International Conference in Radionuclide Therapy and Theransotics  organized by the department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Dubai hospital-Dubai health authority is taking place from September 8 to 10. The conference is the first activity in the Middle East region and will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of cancer diseases using radioactive nuclides. There were participants from GCC countries and 10 other countries in the region including, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, and ......read more

    Five Good Reasons to Say Yes to Dessert

    For many of us, a meal just doesn’t seem complete without a sweet course at the end. And while it’s common to deny ourselves the pleasure because we think dessert will make us put on weight, or it just seems like a naughty indulgence, there’s no arguing that having a pud puts a smile on most of our faces. So, should we go with our instincts and enjoy it? Here are just a few reasons in favour of enjoying a dessert. Chocolate can be healthy A key ingredient for many desserts is chocolate, and if it’s dark chocolate, it could actually be doing you some good. ......read more

    Friends Provident International adds Best Doctors® service to protection plan

    Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  Friends Provident International (FPI) has enhanced its International Protector Middle East plan by adding the Best Doctors® service as a free additional benefit for customers. With effect from 1 September 2017, all new International Protector plans will include this benefit.  Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors is a privately owned, global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. The Best Doctors network includes over 50,000 of the world’s top medical ......read more

    High-level DHA delegation concludes official tour of United States of America.

    Discusses partnership opportunities with major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. Signs strategic MoU’s to foster growth and development of the health sector. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2017:  A high-level DHA delegation headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority recently successfully concluded their official tour of the United States of America. HE Al Qutami and his team met with officials from major innovative, medical solution and information technology ......read more

    Aster distributes 150,000 Salma food packets among famine affected people in Somalia

    As a part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, an “Aster@30” initiative, two containers of halal meals worth about AED 1.5 million were dispatched to Africa. Famine-affected people of Somaliland has received 150,000 packs of “Salma” foods just prior to the Eid Ul Adha celebrations days, contributed by the “Aster Volunteer”, channelized through the Govt of Dubai’s AWQAF & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and their associates Dubai Charity Association and Al Hayat Islamic Foundation in Somaliland.  Employees of Aster DM ......read more

    81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care

    UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old ......read more

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