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    Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to Revolutionize Disease Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

    Dubai, UAE – September 18, 2018: Today, MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic). This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.  •         Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines •         This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization •         New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development •         This work ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare partners with Nigerian University Hospital to provide advanced healthcare solutions

    The partnership will see Aster setting up Centres of Excellence in Nigeria, offering solutions to complex medical issues Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian healthcare sector, the partnership with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will see the Company setting up centres of excellence across specialties and also a Telemedicine unit managed by Aster DM Healthcare’s internationally certified specialists, majority of whom are from Aster’s network of 11 hospitals in India. The announcement came against a wider backdrop of Nigeria scoring poorly among United Nations ......read more

    Innovative Microcoil Procedure in Hybrid Operating Room Shows Promise for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

    Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure. Currently performed at just a handful of medical centers internationally, ‘microcoil localization’ allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in the lungs without damaging additional healthy tissue. “Rather than cutting out an entire lobe, or potentially even an entire lung, we can just take out a small bit of tissue,” said Jason Lempel, M.D., a thoracic radiologist at Cleveland Clinic in the United States. “We’re able to treat patients with early-stage lung cancers quickly and thus ......read more

    The Health Promotion Department chooses the speakers for the 7th edition of the Sehati conference

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  The organizing committee of the Sehati (My Health) conference have chosen the speakers and the program content for the 7th edition of the conference. The conference will be organized by the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah during November 27-29. The committee also decided to organize a youth-run workshop attended by 100 of their peers during the next edition of the conference. The decision came in light of the selection of the youth age group as a target for the activities of this year’s conference. The workshop will review ways to help the youth avoid obesity and to sustain their health in the future. These decisions were made during the fourth meeting held by the organizing committee of the 7th edition of Sehati conference, which recently ......read more

    MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities to be organised on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE, 11th September 2018:  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this year’s theme - ‘Don't Delay, Connect Today', the Foundation will host a number of activities led by arthritic patients including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions and free bone density tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease.  With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five people in the UAE, it is imperative that preventative ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 6, 2018:  In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) policy to continue providing specialized medical care to the population of Dubai, the Authority is hosting visiting doctors who are currently practicing medicine in countries such as America and Belgium. This is an ongoing program and the Authority hosts visiting doctors on a monthly basis to provide consultation to patients in highly specialized and super-specialized medical fields. Visiting doctor- Dubai Hospital: Dr Bruno Dillmans, Bariatric Surgeon from Belgium will be in Dubai Hospital from 22 to 25 September and Dr A. Kurian Joseph, Gynecologist from India will be in Dubai Hospital from 16 to 20 September.  Visiting doctor- Rashid Hospital: Dr Sahni Singh and Dr. Matthew Scot Boyce, Consultant ......read more

    Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

    Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more

    RAK Hospital to commence classes for expectant mothers on nutrition and diet

    Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child  One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced nutrition for expectant mothers and babies, RAK Hospital has announced free Antenatal Classes on the first Thursday of every month, starting from Thursday, 6th September. The interactive monthly sessions, “Nutrition During and After Pregnancy”, will be held between 11am and 11:45am and provide in-depth guidelines on diet programmes best suited for each month of pregnancy to ensure the growth of a healthy foetus. Classes will be held at ......read more

    King's College Hospital London in the UAE opens Marina Medical Centre

    KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai  Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills Dubai, 3rd September, 2018:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first facility with British NHS standards to be located in Dubai Marina. Alongside the new home for KCH, the newly appointed CEO, Christian Schuhmacher, announced KCH’s plans on providing international standards of care and focussing on primary healthcare as frontline care.   The centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and H.E. Ahmed H. Al Tayer, Chairman of King’s ......read more

    FICCI honours Dr. Azad Moopen of Aster DM Healthcare with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award'

    Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.  Under his leadership, Aster DM Healthcare in the last 31 years has become one of the few entities across the globe providing the complete circle of care from primary, secondary, tertiary to quaternary medical care. Starting with a single doctor clinic in Dubai in 1987, when healthcare was still in its primitive stages in the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses back-to-school health tips.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2018:  School premises will be filled with the chatter of children and as the gates open to welcome kids’ back-to-school, there are a few tips that can make the transition from holidays to academic life easier. The DHA’s dedicated school health department recommends that parents should allow children to settle into their new routines over a period of two weeks.  Set bedtimes, even on weekends: “The first thing to focus on is sleep patterns as that affects the child’s attention span and ability to function through the day,” says Dr Badreyya Al Ehremi, Director of Public Health at the DHA. “School children need nine to eleven hours of sleep depending on their age.  Once school starts, it is very important to follow the same sleep pattern ......read more

    The Health Promotion Department organizes a workshop on First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion

    Sharjah - 29 August 2018:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a workshop entitled “First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion.” The event, which is one of the activities organized as part of the 5th edition of the “Health and Tourism 2018” campaign, is being held under the slogan 'Umbrella' and will take place during 1-30 August.  The workshop, which was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, focused on raising awareness on the concept of heat exhaustion, and educating the community on the best health practices that prevent it. The workshop also focused on ways to combat fires, and the appropriate steps that need to be followed in case of disasters. The workshop, which was held on the occasion of ......read more

    73-year old American woman finds cure for a prolonged illness in UAE

    Challenging corrective surgery performed to restore unusual food-pipe disorder  29th August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   After going through two unsuccessful surgeries abroad and suffering for nearly 2 years with excruciating pain in stomach, throat and difficulty swallowing, Bindu F Dukuly, a 73 year old American woman finally found cure at RAK Hospital. The patient had Achalasia cardia, a serious condition caused by the absence of nerves in esophagus. The commonest symptom of achalasia is difficulty in swallowing. Patients get a sensation that swallowed food as well as liquids gets stuck in the chest. This problem invariably progresses and becomes severe. Other symptoms include regurgitation of swallowed food and liquid, chest pain, heartburn, a sensation of fullness or a lump in the throat, hiccups, and weight ......read more

    Philips and Habib Medical Group sign cooperation agreement to launch state-of-the-art integrated solution for sleep disorders

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th August 2018:  Royal Philips ( NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Habib Medical Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement to launch an integrated program for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for sleep disorder patients in Al Habib Medical Group’s hospitals. It is the first agreement of this kind in the Middle East in terms of its program inclusiveness as well as the innovative diagnosis and treatment solutions it provides to enhance the efficiency in hospitals. The partnership will deliver a holistic sleep solution that spans the health continuum within Habib Medical Group’s hospitals.  Philips will provide support in logistics to all sleep disorder units in the Group’s hospitals. Philips will also conduct training to the medical, ......read more

    Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates

    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:  Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. However, if repeated efforts to conceive have led to failure, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) experts suggest further investigations through a variety of tests to increase chances of success. Chromosomal abnormalities with the embryo are one of the major reasons for recurrent implantation failure, resulting in more than two-thirds of all unsuccessful implantations. Parental age is one of the major risk factors for having embryos affected by chromosomal abnormalities. The risk of a failed cycle due to genetic problems with a mother aged above 35 is much higher than a mother in her 20s. However, Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a test that can check an embryo for chromosomal defects beforehand, thus resulting in a ......read more

    Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks

    14 August 2018 – Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.  Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca, Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah between Sunday 19 August and Friday 24 August, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers will have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead.  International SOS top 15 travel advice tips during Hajj: Expect heightened security at transport ......read more

    Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues

    RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event. On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.  14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   To promote the culture of wellness and help people gain a holistic outlook on health, RAK Hospital has collaborated with Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah for a one-of-its kind workshop. The interactive session will address various aspects of health including physical activity, nutrition and stress management while focusing on providing information and solutions to help people be and feel their best.   The event is scheduled for Friday, 17th August at ......read more

    Health Experts at Mundipharma Urge Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia to Prioritise Hygiene to Prevent Spread of Viruses Including Mers

    Mundipharma’s range of BETADINE®  products, including hand cleansers, proven to be effective in preventing spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and other illnesses2-7 13 August 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Haj and Umra pilgrims preparing to travel to Mecca have been advised to make personal health and hygiene a top priority after cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was reported. Between 12 January through 31 May 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 75 laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS_CoV), including twenty-three (23) deaths.1  With thousands of people from the UAE, and millions more from across the world, expected to make the journey to the Kingdom, public health experts at Mundipharma ......read more

    Secondary Infertility: A Confusing & Emotional Ride Affecting Millions of Women

    Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018:   There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight couples suffer from infertility, in fact, according to a recent research, 11 per cent of couples who already have a child go on to experience secondary infertility. That's approximately 4 million families or about half of all infertility cases. “A lot of patients who come to our clinic suffer from secondary infertility. Just like primary infertility, secondary infertility can be equally heart-breaking and requires the same treatment ......read more

    Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis

    Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully. Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.   8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah:   Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the foggiest idea that Optic Neuritis (ON) with positive Anti MOG syndrome is even a disease he would have to deal with. After experiencing repeated attacks of pain around the eyeball with visual loss alternatively in both eyes, Nawzer was referred to Dr. Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, who detected the problem immediately and after a complete examination concluded these attacks were episodes of Optic Neuritis (ON) linked to Anti ......read more

    FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios

    Enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 1st until September 6th Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  Dancing is one of the most positive forms of physical activity. It requires focus, precise technique and attention to detail. It can also offer a myriad of benefits to your body and work as a natural anti-depressant, releasing happiness hormones. However, with so many dance forms out there, it becomes quite the task to decide which one is for you!  So, how do you know which class is the one for you?  For one week only, James & Alex Dance Studios in Dubai Media City will be offering a variety of drop-in classes where you can try as many styles as you want... for free! The studio offers a variety of classes from Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Street Dance, ......read more

    Fitness in DXB to Launch ‘the Pursuit of Happiness' Evening for Yoga and Inspiration

    The FREE event will be hosted on Saturday 11th August at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Dubai, UAE – 7th August 2018:   Following the roaring success of the last Fitness In DXB yoga event, the expert team are inviting residents across the UAE to a free evening of yoga and inspiration on Saturday 11th August, 2018, from 5pm to 9:30pm. Focused on promoting holistic wellness, the special event will be hosted at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre’s Great Ballroom and will be preceded with a motivational talk, starting at 5pm.  The theme for the evening is ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, and guests will be welcomed to join the ‘Inspiration Hour’ with a local guest speaker, followed by yoga class from 6:15pm to 7:15pm in the hotel’s Great Ballroom. The Great ......read more

    ‘Cool their Summer' program reaches out to the public on roads with drinking water

    Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has partnered with ‘Draw a Smile’ social support volunteering organization, for a two-month initiative titled ‘Cool their Summer’. This initiative is being conducted in association with the UAE Food Bank.  The campaign will see the ‘Draw a Smile’ volunteers distributing cold drinking water bottles to people helping them beat the heat during this summer across the UAE.  The ‘Cool their Summer’ campaign, officially launched at the Grand Mosque in Jumeirah recently will run until October 5, 2018. The organisers aim to raise awareness and initiate public participation in providing cold water to everyone including labourers, workers and other needy on the roads during ......read more

    Advanced Treatment to Tackle Orthopaedic Issues in Adults Take Center Stage at Continuing Medical Education (CME) Summit

    Young Adults Under 35 Suffer from Pain in Knee, Ankle, Feet and Shoulder United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 5th August, 2018:  With the rise in high intensity workouts, including CrossFit, heavy weightlifting and metabolic conditioning classes, physical therapists and orthopaedic surgeons have noticed a new demographic of patients - young adults under 35 who suffer from overwhelming pain in knee, ankle, feet and shoulder. The DHA accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) Summit, organised by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), Dubai brought to focus the key factors that cause such pain and also highlighted advanced treatment options to tackle these conditions. “Injuries related to the knee and foot are common with sport players.  These injuries can occur due to lack of conditioning, overtraining, or improper ......read more

    wasl organises a health campaign in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018:   As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and medical consultations done in collaboration with MBRU, Dubai Dental Clinic, and Dubai Bone & Joint Center. The services offered have received a high level of demand from wasl employees.  The strategic partnership between the two parties started earlier this year with wasl’s provision of necessary equipment — computer and physiology labs— to the university in celebration and support of the values of the ‘Year of ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    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 ......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 ......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:  ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group achieves 'Superbrands' status for third year in a row

    UAE, July 4, 2018 - Prime Healthcare Group has revealed being awarded 'Superbrands' status for the third straight year--demonstrating its excellent performance as one of the country's top healthcare companies. The achievement also reflects the company's significant role as a premier provider of medical services. Being recognized for 'Superbrands' status also highlights why Prime Healthcare Group stands apart from other healthcare companies in the UAE--sealing its reputation as a distinct market leader for the industry. Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime ......read more

    Mubadala Healthcare's Healthpoint Launches Integrated Information System and Achieves Top Industry Recognition

    UAE, July 2, 2018 - Mubadala Healthcare and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have collaborated to implement Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) at Mubadala Healthcare’s Healthpoint facility. “We are pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the Middle East to upgrade our health information system with the latest Cerner software,” said Dr. Jose Lopez, CEO, Healthpoint Abu Dhabi. “Our patients will benefit from a seamless experience that starts with their arrival at the check-in desk. The new software will help us access the ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018

    UAE, 27 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of their Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018, highlighting the scheduled visits will be in the following hospitals: Al Kuwait Hospital, Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Saqr Hospital. They will provide their medical services in their key specializations including gastroenterology, gynecology and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh, a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of Bariatric and ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......read more

    Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more

    Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat ......read more

    DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair of heart patients.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions

    Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue. Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.    SKU PRODUCT DESCRIPTION   PRICE (AED)  174870 Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate ......read more

    Four Ministry of Health and Prevention healthcare centres receive international healthcare re-accreditation

    UAE, June 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that four of its primary healthcare centres in Dubai have received the Renewal of JCI Accreditation for the application of standards and specifications in line with global requirements and international best practices. The Al Rashidiya, Al Muhaisnah, Hor Al Anz, and Al Ittihad medical centres received this accreditation renewal for providing high quality healthcare services and management, patient and crew safety and upkeep of infrastructure and facilities, in accordance with internationally established standards, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Global Winner Award' in ‘Idea of the Year' category of Ideas Arabia 2018

    UAE, 5 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) won the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018, which was held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation.’  The event witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the competition. The Ideas Arabia Competition 2018 highlighted the innovations and creations developed by employees and individuals that were implemented by the organizations to achieve quality results ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

    This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with ......read more

    Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.  Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars ......read more

    Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the ......read more

    Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in ......read more

    Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region

    With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.  The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention ......read more

    Concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,   The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018:  Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s ......read more

    Dental Clinic Offers Tips to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene During Ramadan

    Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting    Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018:   An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.   Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral ......read more

    Effectively Regulating Sleep during Ramadan

    May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues. Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease. Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night. Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority forms CEO council

    Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure. The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.  Al Qutami, said: ......read more

    Diabetes Center to organize session on the power of “Brain Parenting”

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely ......read more

    Tips for healthy eating during Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018:   The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.  However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting. Following some simple guidelines can ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Hits Another Milestone

    The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018:  It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East. Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cases in the emirate.  “This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local ......read more

    Experts highlight the need for comprehensive stroke care

    Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018: ......read more

    Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi Join Forces to Advance Scientific Research in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018:  Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE. The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, investigators and nurses.   The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, ......read more

    Sharjah Healthcare City announces the launch of first US$100 million hospital

    Sharjah, UAE; May 22, 2018: Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC) in a press briefing today announced that Abu Dhabi based Ahalia Group has been awarded the permission to set up a US$100 million, 120 bed hospital. This multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square meters  is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city.  Ahalia Group had signed an MoU last year with SHCC, and that has as enabled both the entities to move forward with this major announcement. The hospital will be built in Al Rahmania side of the healthcare ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi. IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients due to the decreased quality of life. Those living in urban areas and industrial nations may be more likely to develop UC and CD. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018: ......read more

    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle. Brain and Gut Bacteria Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain. We actually have more ......read more

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE  More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;    It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization  United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 :  MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing ......read more

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