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    Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed

    …and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more

    ‘First Aid Training' for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia

    A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties. Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018   Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves or their workforce.   With working hours increasingly becoming lost to mental health crises, the importance of recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of such amongst colleagues and staff is greater than ......read more

    Dealing with Diabetes: What German Medical Center's doctors say about the incurable disease

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, taps into a pool of important information on diabetic health, with diabetes being the most common chronic condition in the UAE. There are two main kinds of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. More than 90% of all people with diabetes have type 2.  Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin. Everyone with type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body does not use insulin properly. People with type 2 diabetes usually have a family history of this condition and are most ......read more

    Arianna Huffington calls for a Third Women's Revolution to redesign a world focused on Augmented Humanity and not Augmented Reality

    The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work  Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs 75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable  Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes  Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.    “We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we forget to recharge ourselves but not our phones, where we take better care of our devices than ourselves, a world where we are losing sleep and our ......read more

    RAK Hospital launches the biggest weight-loss challenge in association with MoHAP, RAK

    The 10-week long “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” commences from February 17th and ends on April 28th, with fabulous prizes for the ‘biggest losers’ Winners to get Dhs 500 for each kg lost Open to all RAK residents over 18 years of age At least 70 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women aged 15 years and older considered overweight in the UAE February 13, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Continuing its drive towards a fit and healthy UAE, RAK Hospital, in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the launch of the “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” in the emirate. Open to all RAK residents over the age of 18, the 10-week challenge will commence from February 17th and end on April 28th, 2018, with fabulous prizes for winners who will lose the ......read more

    Ground-breaking cellular therapy set to revolutionise treatment for children with leukaemia

    13 February 2018, Dubai, UAE:   This International Childhood Cancer Day, paediatric haematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionise treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).  Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.  Leukaemia is one of the ten most common malignancies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE, and a major form of paediatric cancer. In the UAE, a recent study found a high rate of ALL (32%) among males.  According to Professor Vora, childhood leukaemia outcomes have improved in the past four decades, with 90% of children with ALL surviving. These improvements in outcomes have also ......read more

    WGS 2018: Mindfulness Is an Awareness of the Here and Now, Emphasizes Stress Management Expert

    Dr Saki Santorelli hosts experiential session to demonstrate relevance of gathering oneself purposefully Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “To do our jobs well, to take care of our children, to meet our colleagues, to develop teams at work, and get the job done - all of this requires us to be present. To solve the problems that we have, of course we need to think of the past and the future. But when we are solving a certain problem – it is right now,” said Dr Saki Santorelli, Director of Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts, during the opening session on day two of the World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018) in Dubai. During his session titled ‘Mind-full or Mindful’, Dr Santorelli pointed out that more than three decades of study have shown how mindfulness can ......read more

    WGS 2018: Food at the Core of Future of Wellbeing

    Experts highlight the correlation between aggressive hygiene practices and poor gut health, good food and good health Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   As the world population currently increases to 4.3 births every second, adding economic, environmental and social pressure to our planet, and with an unprecedented occurrence of autoimmune diseases and obesity, addressing health and healthcare issues is becoming increasingly critical. This was the key message put forward by Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a pioneer in the field of integrative gastroenterology and the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, on day two of World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.  During her session, entitled ‘The Microbiome: Bidding Farewell to Medication’, Dr. Chutkan explained how, following the huge shift ......read more

    Global Dialogue for Happiness: Bestselling Author Advises Governments to Integrate Pathways that Promote and Measure Happiness

    Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Governments need to identify and integrate sound pathways for encouraging and measuring happiness, said Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. Speaking at a session titled ‘Searching the World for Happiness’, Wiking drew attention to some of his work at the Institute. He discussed what he found when travelling and trying to locate the world’s happiest people, exploring three key questions: How do we learn from the happiest people in the world? How do we spread happiness? And how do we turn citizens into changemakers? Highlighting how people can feel gratitude towards the government, Wiking said: “Many people ......read more

    WGS 2018 Global Dialogue for Happiness: Australian Expert Underlines Importance of Creating Systems that Enhance Wellbeing

    Gabrielle Kelly urges governments to build on findings to implement happiness programs  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   At a societal level it is important to create systems that use positive psychology to enhance wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness, said Gabrielle Kelly, Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her comments came during a session titled ‘Building Wellbeing at Scale’ during the Global Dialogue for Happiness currently underway in Dubai.   Kelly said the lessons from the wellbeing program in her home state offers a benchmark for governments worldwide. “We’re building a state of wellbeing in South Australia,” she said. “Let’s do it together and pool ......read more

    Infertility on the rise among UAE in the age group of 20-30'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 February 2018:  Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female infertility cases amongst Emirati couples from this age group. Recent research by IVI Middle East counsellors also brings to light that the largest number of infertility cases are from the age group of 35-40 in the region; with the younger age group ......read more

    MEDLAB 2018 provides a platform for the interaction between clinical and laboratory path in the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 February 2018 –   Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 8th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today engaged in the array of CME accredited conferences. A special emphasis was placed on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Tumour Markers and Clinical Microbiology. Attendees also had the opportunity to join leading companies, including Accelerate Diagnostics and National Reference Laboratory, for their workshops to hear first-hand about the latest medical laboratory innovations. Clinical conferences continued to address today’s key healthcare issues. Cardiovascular disease has been the centre of attention in the healthcare sector for several years ......read more

    Hologic Inc announces eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 to empower women's health

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2018:   Hologic Inc., world leaders in innovative medical technology, introduced eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 with a view to strengthen their commitment to deliver life-changing and life-saving diagnostic, detection, surgical and medical aesthetic products.    Hologic’s innovations are inspired by their desire to empower women and help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat their patients with growing capacity, precision and peace of mind.   Hologic’s breast cancer screening and interventional products are at the forefront of advancing breast health to detect more cancers earlier.   At Arab Health 2018, Hologic presented the following 8 innovations: The 3Dimensions™ system -  the fastest, highest ......read more

    Let's DRYP!

    New Sweat Hub DRYP Opens in Dubai Marina offering Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness Classes plus Raw Food Bar, the DRYP Kitchen  Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  DRYP - it’s quite literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai.  Describing itself as a Sweat Hub, DRYP offers a schedule of Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness classes, all conducted in 40-degree heat and +40 humidity to deliver many amazing benefits for your body, mind and overall wellbeing.  DRYP opens its doors in Orra Building in Dubai Marina on 24th February 2018 and is the latest concept from Dubai based health and fitness entrepreneur and “serial health nagger” Natasha Rudatsenko (formally known as Natasha Stephenson) who has previously launched a number of award winning businesses including Muncherie Organic Foods and RAWR ......read more

    RAK Hospital receives the Golden Seal from JCI, USA for the 4th time

    February 6, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Hospital achieved the acclaimed JCI, USA accreditation from Joint Commission International, the world’s largest health-care accrediting agency for the fourth time in a row. Implementing the highest standards of care, RAK Hospital has been able to standardize the patient care processes at all levels alongside upgrading the support services processes whilst providing holistic superlative experience to its patients.  “Now accredited for the 4th time, RAK Hospital was the first hospital in the Northern Emirates to achieve JCI, USA accreditation in 2007; I am delighted that we have successfully maintained the golden seal throughout 10 years of our operation. The re-accreditation proves yet again that our standards of patient care and clinical practice ......read more

    MEDLAB 2018 at the forefront of raising standard of practice and development of better service for patients across the Middle East

    The Heads of Lab Masterclass was held for the first time at MEDLAB Point of Care Testing Conference is the only such event in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2018 –  Day 2 of MEDLAB 2018 witnessed an interactive agenda full of activities for attendees. The focus of laboratory conferences today included Point of Care Testing (POCT), Haematology and Laboratory Informatics, while the clinical conferences saw the start of the two-day Endocrinology track.   Chaired by Dr. Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, the POCT conference is the only Point of Care event in the Middle East that brings together international and regional speakers to provide a global consensus of the key challenges and best practices for all POCT users. Attendees had the opportunity to ......read more

    Flu during Pregnancy German Medical Center expert answers

    Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018:  Your approach to life changes when you become pregnant. Everything you do has an impact on your body and your yet-to-be-born baby. This recognition makes catching a flu more complicated. Catching flu during pregnancy is one of the worst nightmares for almost all moms-to-be. If you become sick with flu, you may worry about the infection affecting your unborn baby. And what if you suffer from a high fever, or recurrent diarrhea? Could those symptoms hurt your yet-to-be-born baby?  If not pregnant, you may have taken an over-the-counter pain killer, nasal decongestant, or a cough syrup, but now you might wonder: Is it safe? Could any of these medications cause problems for your yet-to-be-born baby? Find out what risks the flu poses to you and your baby and how can you safely get treated ......read more

    Piles during Pregnancy: German Medical Center expert advises the right approach

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 05, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, brings medical expertise to the conversation about hemorrhoids, a commonly experienced syndrome in pregnant women.  Providing the right medical attention to pregnant women during sensitive points of their trimesters, German Medical Center provides state-of-the-art technology to effective test, diagnose and treat ailments both prenatal and perinatal. Specializing in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center’s ......read more

    Sharjah's Health Promotion Department reveals its initiatives for the Year of Zayed

    During a press conference held at the Consultative Council of Sharjah headquarters Sharjah, 4th of February 2018:  The Department of Health Promotion at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a press conference at the headquarters of the Consultative Council of Sharjah on Sunday. The Department announced the initiatives that will be organized during the year, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, during the “Year of Zayed.” The initiatives will be organized with the participation of the related health promoting Associations that promote health awareness and provide support and treatment for patients. The press conference was attended by HE Khawla Al Mulla, Chairperson of the Sharjah Consultative Council ......read more

    World Cancer Day February 4: Immunotherapy Triggers New Lease on Life For Lung Cancer Patient

    New Drugs Unleash the Patient’s Own Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells, With Fewer Side-Effects Than Chemotherapy Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:  On World Cancer Day 2018, one lung cancer survivor is celebrating almost a year with his cancer in remission, and living life to the full, thanks to a new-generation immunotherapy treatment that avoids many of the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy. It’s one of four innovative treatments that doctors at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancer hospitals, have highlighted as helping patients conquer cancer. By traditional measures, Bill Smith’s treatment for stage 4 lung cancer was an extraordinary success. With a typical life expectancy upon diagnosis of just one year, Bill had survived five long years later, despite the ......read more

    Can friendship make you live longer?

    Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:  According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realise that diet and exercise are not the only factors.  In the latest episode of Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN International, the programme hears that science is showing our social lives are just as important to living a longer life.   The programme reports from Tiana in Sardinia, Italy, which is home to male residents who are 10 times more likely to reach the age of 100 than the rest of Italy. CNN hears that studies are being undertaken in the UK and Italy that examine whether socialising, relationships and avoiding loneliness are directly connected to an increase in life expectancy.   According to Doctor Gianni ......read more

    Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050

    Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance   1st February, United Arab Emirates:  Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined.  The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising awareness of this critical health challenge as well as promoting effective, value-based care solutions. These effective strategies are outlined in the new whitepaper Antibiotic resistance: Toward better stewardship of a precious medical resource. Click here for the full ......read more

    Stemming the rising tide of antibiotic resistance: Aetna International's approach to antibiotic stewardship

    Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance 31 January, United Arab Emirates:   Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined.  The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising ......read more

    Medical Breakthroughs Offer Hope to Children Born With Genetic Blood Diseases

    Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress January 31st 2018, DUBAI:   A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, a leading physician said today during the Arab Health Congress in Dubai. Dr. Rabi Hanna, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and bone marrow transplantation at Cleveland Clinic in the United States, says significant changes in treatment are likely in the next five to ten years, including advances in bone marrow transplant techniques, gene therapies, and improved ......read more

    Emitac brings world's best med-tech solutions to DSO's first hospital project - Fakeeh University Hospital

    The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.  DUBAI – January 30, 2018:   Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced turnkey healthcare solutions to its Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH], a state-of-the-art hospital and medical university project being developed at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) integrated free zone Technology Park.   Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH] is the first hospital project in the DSO region aimed to cater to the family healthcare and patient-centered requirements of the growing community of residents in the region and its neighboring ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In association with Austrian ORLH

    Dubai, UAE – January 17, 2018:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City. The Congress is held in association with Austrian ORLHead & Neck Society, contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the congress. The congress was inaugurated in the presence of ......read more

    French medical expertise back in Dubai on the occasion of Arab health 2018'

    1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies  30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants United Arab Emirates;January 17,2018:   130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to have unified immunization records for the Emirate.

    Several other important IT initiatives in the road map in 2018. Revamping the online health facilities and medical professionals licensing system among the initiatives for 2018. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum.   Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said:  “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will ......read more

    Pure Health and Sarstedt sign 3-Year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE'

    Dubai, January 16, 2018:   Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider and the Sarstedt Group Germany announced that the two companies have entered into a 3-year exclusive distribution agreement for the United Arab Emirates. In a unified vision to advance patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through advanced blood collection solutions. The goal is to improve the overall laboratory testing quality and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across the UAE in the field of laboratory testing.  The agreement ensures the UAE ......read more

    Al Qutami inaugurates 2nd edition of Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum took place today.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the forum in presence of senior officials including H.E Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim , Deputy chairman of Police and Public Security.   More than 35 international health experts from 18 countries have come ......read more

    PCOS and Infertility: A rising concern if not diagnosed accurately in the UAE

    Medeor 24x7 International hospital, Al Ain takes a look at why do some doctors tell their patients they have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but others don’t? Dubai, UAE: 14th January, 2018:  There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS ......read more

    Dubai Hospital advocates importance of early detection of kidney disease.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018:   Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital’s nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.  As per 2016 statistics, the hospital performed about 33,000 dialysis sessions for about 250 patients. Of these, diabetics make up 45 to 48 per cent of the total number of patients on dialysis.  In 2017, the hospital performed about 35,337 dialysis sessions for about 260 patients. Of these,  45 to 48 per cent were diabetic.  Dr Amna Khalifa Al Hadari, head of the nephrology ......read more

    Sharjah to host region's only show for visual disability tech

    Sight Me 3 to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from Feb 13-15, 2018 Sharjah, 11 January ,2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah will host the third edition of Sight ME, the region’s only exhibition for visual disability technologies from February 13 to 15, 2018. The first of its kind event for the blind and visually impaired in the region, the exhibition which is organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. “This is very significant event for the entire region and Expo Centre Sharjah is proud to host the third edition of the show, especially since it supports ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Director-General chairs brainstorming meeting, reduction in patient waiting time and patient happiness discussed.

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  A high-level meeting chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed a number of important short and long term measures to reduce patient waiting-time across all DHA facilities.  Al Qutami also highlighted that the patient journey, patient satisfaction and happiness is a top priority.  The meeting was attended top executives from the DHA’s various sectors, hospitals, primary healthcare centres and included members from the innovation and ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to double capacity of labour and delivery suite.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2018: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children will begin expansion of its facilities this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum announces key speakers.

    Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018:  Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Dubai Health Forum in January 2018, said a top health official. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, earlier announced that the forum will be held from January 15-16 featuring over 33 international speakers from 22 countries.  “The forum is in alignment with the goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 and will showcase new technology and innovations ......read more

    Pure Health and Immucor Sign 5 Year Distribution Agreement for UAE

    Dubai, UAE, January 04, 2018:  Pure Health Medical Supplies and Immucor Inc. have signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE. In a unified vision for advanced patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through reagents, scalable automation and data management solutions. The goal is to improve the overall patient experience and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across UAE in the field of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics.  The agreement ensures the UAE gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improved ......read more

    Medical Tubing Shows Its Custom-designed Films and Tubes at Arab Health 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: MEDICAL TUBING is specialised in clean-room thermoplastic extrusion of flexible tubing and flexible plastic sheets used to manufacture medical pouches. MEDICAL TUBING is the only French manufacturer offering medical PVC compounds, tubes and sheets for medical sector players: laboratories and manufacturers of medical devices. Operating in the medical sector for 30 years, MEDICAL TUBING has its own compounding unit thanks to which it is able to offer a wide range of raw materials and medical-grade PVC compounds, including phthalate-free. ......read more

    Labelians (Cml-id Group): a Comprehensive Pre-analytical Offering, From Sampling to Transport

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018:  On February 5-9, 2018, CML-ID will be exhibiting at the France Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. Specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices, consumables, equipment and services, the group will present its comprehensive offering for clinical laboratories. CML-ID's range includes a full pre-analytical offering. CML-ID's pre-analytical solutions address all the factors that might influence sample results prior to analysis. Sampling quality and sample transport are two of the strategic challenges facing ......read more

    Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia's Home Healthcare market

    With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East. Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory ......read more

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

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority carries out needs assessment for eye health and cancer care in the Emirate in 2017.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017:  The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate.  Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough ......read more

    DHA announces healthcare facilities timings during New Year Holiday.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018. Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days. All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid ......read more

    Dialysis Centre to be built in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai. The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited. The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients who are suffering from kidney failure and need dialysis. The centre will also provide state-of-the-art preventive services in the field of ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority

    Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was part of the Shifaa initiative that aims to support health facilities in providing treatment to patients with bad debts.  Disbursed from AMAF’s health endowment that allocated AED ......read more

    Dr. Sanjay Parashar launches the Arabic version of his book “Revealing The Skin I am In”

    Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017:   Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to choose a surgeon or a clinic, given the number of choices. Hence to help people make the right and informed decision, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic ......read more

    France's renowned scientist and technical experts renew their presence at MEDLAB 2018

    17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments 35% of new companies participating for the first time Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 -  17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France's range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the ......read more

    DHA conducts training workshop for private school staff on assisting children with medical conditions.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.  More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.  The training was conducted by school health experts, members from the Noor Dubai Foundation, doctors from Dubai Diabetes Centre, experts from the Mental Health Program, DHA’s public health and ......read more

    Cetaphil celebrates 70 years of healthy skin in Middle East'

    Dubai, 20 December 2017:  Galderma is delighted to announce that 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Cetaphil, their dermatologically formulated skincare range which is clinically proven to strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin ensuring healthy skin. Cetaphil Middle East has proudly hosted an event to commemorate the 70-year success of Cetaphil. The event has taken place in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel on the 13th of December and has been attended by members of the skincare industry, researchers, pharmacists, healthcare professionals and officials from the Ministry of ......read more

    Emirates Dermatology Society And Novartis Launch ‘Skin To Live In' A Groundbreaking Campaign For People Living With Psoriasis

    Dubai, 19 December, 2017 –   The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) and Novartis, launched today ‘Skin To Live In’  -  a groundbreaking campaign bringing hope and inspiration to people living with psoriasis, one of the world’s most prevalent autoimmune skin disorders, and creating greater public awareness.  “Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, autoimmune disease that affects about one adult in 50, or 125 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common autoimmune skin disorders,” said Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, President ......read more

    DHA to implement citywide Emergency and Crisis Management Nerve Centre

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a MoU with Avanza Solutions to implement a citywide Emergency & Crisis Management Nerve Center. The MoU was signed by H.E Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and Waqas Mirza, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer Avanza Solutions. The MoU is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and the Dubai Future Foundation, for ......read more

    French medical expertise back in Dubai on the occasion of Arab health 2018

    1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies  30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants United Arab Emirates;December 18, 2017 -  130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more

    Pure Health awarded the Special Award by Siemens Healthineers Middle East

    Dubai, December 18, 2017:  Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare services company dedicated to Empowering Healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better was recently awarded a special honour by Siemens Healthineers Middle East. The Award was presented by Mr. Kay Zwingenberger Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Africa and Mr. Romain Fournials, Vice President of Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, to Mr.  Adnan Asif, Pure Health’s Chief Operating Officer.  The award comes as a result of the Pure Health’s ......read more

    DHA strategy achievements

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  As the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 completes almost two years of implementation, DHA experts to evaluate its success in improving healthcare services in the emirate and to understand its impact on the overall health sector.   “DHA’s Dubai Health Strategy has 2016-2021 has three key goals”, says Fatima Abbas, Director of Health Policy and Strategy at the DHA. “These are: drive innovation and ensure governance, protect and improve population health and ensure patient happiness by providing world-class health services. These ......read more

    DHA DG discusses private-government partnership at summit

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted the successful experience of the United Arab Emirates in  partnership between the two sectors (government and private),  He highlighted the great role and vision of the UAE leaders in the development of the country. Al Qutami discussed this during the main meeting of 4th Arab Conference on Administrative Reform and Development held at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, recently. The conference took ......read more

    Al Qutami: Dubai has established itself as a main center in the pharmaceutical market in the region.

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, confirmed that Dubai is an essential and influential player in the pharmaceutical sector and that it has established itself as a main Centre for the pharmaceutical sector in the region. Al Qutami said that DHA is focused on further development and strengthening of this vital field of medicine and that the Authority pays significant importance to the development of import, distribution and storage systems of medicines and that it works with local and global ......read more

    Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

    Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018   United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2017:  Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018. Balance it out: The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight ......read more

    Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai Announces New Yoga Sessions

    Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2017: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has launched a brand-new holistic spa that balances body, mind and soul. From 16th December, Soul Wellness & Spa, that offers indulgent bespoke therapies, will introduce new poolside yoga classes each Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 6.45am. Held on the property’s 54th floor terrace, they are priced AED 80 per session. The venue opens daily from 8am to 10pm, while spa treatments start at 9am.  ...read more

    Pump Up Your Energy Level This December with H2GO

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2017:   The festive season has arrived and leaves you with long working days and lengthier nights. The hectic schedule takes a toll on your body and leaves you feeling sluggish and grumpy. What can you do to energise yourself? Enter H2GO, launched by QNET, a prominent Asian direct selling company, to rid you off exhaustion and fatigue, instantly boosting your energy levels, and keeping you charged up for all the fun activities this December.   H2GO is an instant energy booster and contains anti-fatigue tablets that converts plain ......read more

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Health Authority announced 2nd Edition of Dubai Health Forum 2018

    UAE, Dubai - December 13, 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum, which will take place on January 15-16, 2018 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. The first edition of the forum in 2017 attracted over 2,200 attendees from 16 countries with over 40 speakers, 4 workshops, 8 panel sessions and 11 health talks over the course of two days. Attendees included high-level speakers ......read more

    Abu Dhabi forum presents advances and innovative solutions in fight against childhood obesity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 13 December 2017 –  The fight against childhood obesity has found strong and determined allies in both public and private sectors globally, and has spurred new approaches aimed at addressing the growing cases of obesity among children throughout the world. Seeking to find new ways to solve childhood obesity, the first Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity Forum, organised by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi in partnership with MEED, has invited local and international experts and advocates who presented the very latest initiatives designed ......read more

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

    Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017:   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region.  Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is charged with cutting its reliance on desalination plants. The hospital reduced the amount of domestic water it was using by 30 percent - saving more than four Olympic swimming pools worth of water ......read more

    Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress

    “Meet the Experts in Men’s Health on the Public Day this Wednesday” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first edition of Men’s Health Congress, focusing exclusively on men’s health, will be held from the 13th to the 15th of December this year, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.  The 3-day Men’s Health Congress ......read more

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

    Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan. All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for screening as per international best practice screening criteria and thus treatment of these three types of cancer. Types of cancers covered are: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. This has been ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah welcomes its first-ever fertility clinic

    RAK Hospital and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services to RAK, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah   December 10, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Residents of Ras Al Khaimah will now have access to comprehensive fertility services as Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, a company of Bourn Hall International, and RAK Hospital partner to launch the first fertility clinic in the Emirate. The collaboration ensures top-of-the-line IVF consultancy and intervention at the doorstep of RAK residents, who were earlier travelling to other ......read more

    BMI Blindness in Childhood Obesity

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

    Dubai Diabetes Centre recognised by International Diabetes Federation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Diabetes Centre, a multidisciplinary diabetes management facility, was recognised by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as a Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and as a Centre of Education.  IDF comprises of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries, and has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.  The Dubai Diabetes Centre is the first and only such centre recognized within the United Arab Emirates.  Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention meets UN team to discuss NCD prevention and control in UAE

    UAE, December 5, 2017- In the framework of strengthening preventive measures and reducing the rate of non-communicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) met with a UN interagency task force for Non communicable diseases to review UAE experiences and discuss national multi sectoral response. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, MOHAP said, the UAE seeks to strengthen international and regional cooperation to support the control of non-communicable diseases, namely (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic ......read more

    Dabur International wins ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award'

    December 2, 2017: Dabur International has bagged the ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ at the 4th GCC Best Employer Brand Awards for exemplifying exceptional human resource (HR) practices, policies, and strategies. Given by the Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group, this year’s Awards recognized leading GCC organizations with authentic employer brand and strong talent management, talent development, and talent innovation structure. The ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ is the latest in a string of accolades bestowed on Dabur International for ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches online system to check medication dosage

    UAE, December 2, 2017- As part of the ongoing ‘Wareed’ project, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that patients can verify the correct medication dosage via the ‘Cerner Millenium’ core application, which links all clinical, operational and administrative data of 15 government hospitals and more than 68 clinics in Dubai and the Northern Emirates into a unified system. H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry will continuously tap advanced health information systems to ensure quality ......read more

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

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase  Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017:  The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate.  According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in ......read more

    The seasonal influenza...What you need to know

    UAE, November 28, 2017 - As part of its strategy to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care in an innovative and sustainable environment to ensure community wellness, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) assured the community that with starting the influenza season, the recorded cases are among the expected at this time of the year and there is no unexpected increase in the numbers reported at the country level. MOHAP works with local health entities to strengthen national influenza response capacities including diagnostics, antiviral susceptibility monitoring, disease ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Bedaya programme for new recruits.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent initiative to help newly joined employees understand the mission, vision and functioning of the Authority so that they can add their creative inputs and help us achieve our vision of a healthier and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals details of ‘Visiting Doctors Program' for December 2017

    November 26, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2017 will cover Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. The participating doctors specializing in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT),  Pediatric Nephrology,  Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular surgery and Ophthalmology will provide consultation, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients of the ......read more

    Sheikh Mansoor Leads Star-studded DXB 24hour Walkathon

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

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