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    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 is a highly specialized conference and exhibition, delving deeply into 3 core areas of men’s physical health, mental health and social well-being and covering various topics including Male Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, ......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 possible because of the joint initiatives of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the launch of a Basmah initiative, ......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 emirates for fertility treatments. The clinic primarily provides IVF consultation, along with the medical management of genetic disorders, such as genetic screening to avoid hereditary diseases.    At least one in four couples in the ......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 the factors responsible for the rising incidence of child obesity in the UAE.    Despite parents’ emphasis on their children’s health, the study observed that several parents may be touched by ‘BMI blindness.’ ......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 Services Sector at the DHA, said: “We are delighted that the Dubai Diabetes Centre is recognized in both categories, which is a remarkable achievement.  Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care includes centres that provide the whole range of ......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 the emirate was 5.2 per woman for nationals - which correlates with the emirate’s goals – and 1.7 for non-national women. A total of 31,887 live births were recorded in Dubai during the same period, making a Crude Birth Rate (CBR) of 12.4 ......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 happier community.” The DHA currently has more than 12,200 employees. In 2017, more than 600 employees joined the 47 year-old organisation and this month 120 new recruits will be the first to participate in the Bedaya programme.  Amna ......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 Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD); and Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General ......read more

    Pure Health organizes a workshop to raise staff awareness about the Federal Pension Law

    Dubai, November 23, 2017:  In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector. The workshop was attended by representatives from Pure Health Headquarters and 110 laboratory members, and it was presented from GPSSA by H.E Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department, who emphasized that GPSSA is keen to cooperate with the private ......read more

    World Anti-Obesity Day: Paediatric experts urge parents to understand the psychological effect of childhood obesity

    23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.    Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed as obese .  The effects of obesity extend to the community and finances of the country and it is currently costing the UAE $6 billion per year .    The psychological effects of obesity are overwhelmingly evident according to ......read more

    Medcare Women and Children Hospital introduces safer technology for treatment of breast lumps in the Middle East

    The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.  The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease) and lumps. In many cases, a lesion is not easily visible or detectable for targeted treatment. Therefore, the key to successful management of these non- detectable lesions is having an accurate location of ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Records Impressive 786,000 Registered Participants in Journey to Become Most Active City in the World

    Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped the sporting ante over the last month, with 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels officially registering to participate. Dubai readily accepted the ‘Challenge’ posed by His Highness to get moving and embrace a ......read more

    Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

    Dubai, November 19, 2017:  Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions. Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare. The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, Head of Global Channels and General Business – MENA at SAP, Mr. Mohamed Khan, Channel Head SAP Global Partner Organization in MENA and                 Mr.  Muhammad Hammad, Account Manager at SAP ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Closes to Resounding Success

    30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017:  The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global first, which launched on 20 October with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on 17-18 ......read more

    Men, get yourself fertility checked this Movember

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues. To highlight the importance, this Movember, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering complimentary fertility screening for men from November 20 to November 30 at its clinic premises.  Infertility in men could be because of a number of reasons. One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically ......read more

    Jawahar Al Qasimi Launches ‘Relay for Life'

    Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985 Sharjah, November 17, 2017:  With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched the region’s first ever Relay for Life at the American University of Sharjah, a 24-hour walkathon aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer.    Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International ......read more

    Myths about Prostate Cancer

    Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017:   Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US.  Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US.  A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer. While Prostate cancer is an extremely serious disease, it is curable and can be medically treated.  However, lack of awareness about this health condition triggers a number of misconceptions.  Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital ......read more

    UAE eHealth Week 2017 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements and Showcased Best Practice in Genomics and Artificial Intelligence for Vision 2021

    [DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 –   The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.   This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.    The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and ......read more

    Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Dhs 1 Diabetes screening for residents

    The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee   Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers. November 15,2017; Dubai,  UAE:  To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Reveals Highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony

    From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017:  Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity by committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days The two action packed days will see everything from dragon boat racing and ninja warriors to sunset yoga on the ......read more

    Emirates Post Group launched awareness campaign on the occasion of World Diabetes Day in all central post offices in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017:  EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017. Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, cholesterol, bone density test, optometry, and general fitness. The campaign will be, also, organized at the UAE central post offices. Obaid AlQatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Emirates Post Group confirmed EPG celebrates World Diabetes ......read more

    High prevalence of diabetes in UAE linked to infertility and miscarriage

    On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, organizes a three-day free screening campaign from 14th to 16th November for fertility-linked diabetes 70 percent of women who have PCOS are insulin resistant Chances of a miscarriage in Diabetic women are between 30 percent and 60 percent. Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications. November 11, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, it increases the likelihood of miscarriage, heightens the risk of birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications. The disease affects both men and women, seriously interfering with their ......read more

    Dubai Heath Authority healthcare facilities received award for moving towards an electronic system.

    Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 :  Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City. Healthcare entities were awarded based their EMRAM score. EMRAM is accepted today worldwide as an international benchmark to stage hospital’s electronic efforts. The model uses a 0-7 stage scale to rate hospitals based on the extent to which they have adopted a paperless, digital system. Stage 7 means the hospital is a digital hospital DHA’s ......read more

    Chronic Conditions Such as Diabetes Can Pose a Greater Risk to Some Business Travellers Than Infectious Disease

    International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day   Dubai, 12 November 2017:   In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. Failing to effectively manage chronic conditions can pose a greater risk to some travelling business executives than infectious diseases.    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that diabetes affects 8.5% of people over the age of 18 worldwide . Today, approximately 415 million adults have diabetes, and by 2040 this number is expected to reach 642 million .    Dr Irene Lai, Medical Director at ......read more

    World-class experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital shed light on pressing childhood conditions in the UAE at Dubai's International Paediatric Medical Congress

    Paediatric experts Dr Nikhil Thapar and Dr Paul Aurora talk to local and international experts about management of childhood constipation in the UAE, and respiratory conditions respectively 11 November 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Today at the International Paediatric Medical Congress, hosted at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) are bringing their expertise in paediatric respiratory conditions and paediatric gastroenterology to the UAE.    Dr Nikhil Thapar, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at GOSH, is discussing the topic of childhood constipation and abdominal pain at the conference. GOSH treats 1,500 children from the Middle East every year and half of Dr Thapar’s patients at GOSH come from the Middle East.    According to ......read more

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    Take a Healthy Living pledge with QNET

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

    Vision-X Vision Plus Award Winners 2017 Announced

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

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

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

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

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

    FoCP Takes ‘Relay for Life' Walkathon on the Road

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

    Ladies get ready to chill & learn all about Egg Freezing

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

    Breast Cancer and Fertility preservation

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

    Dubai Health Authority receives Canadian delegation at Dubai Future Accelerators.

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

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

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

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

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

    Aster Volunteers strikes a chord with the people of determination

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

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

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

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

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

    Oncologists gather in Dubai to discuss breakthroughs in cancer management

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

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

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

    Concerning conditions in children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Timely diagnosis, surgical intervention save mother in critical postnatal situation

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

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

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

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

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

    Five Good Reasons to Say Yes to Dessert

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

    Friends Provident International adds Best Doctors® service to protection plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

    Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day Special session on stress management techniques. August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary education and guidance on important health issues. Celebrating the spirit of Emirati women, the event will provide them hands-on tools to manage their health and fitness regimen.  Free ......read more

    Calm Those Legs cramps for a restful sleep

    Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?   You could be suffering from a neurological disorder called ‘Restless legs syndrome’ or in short RLS. RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during periods ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority highlights the importance of geriatric care.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017:  Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible. Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar, which is the sole centre for the elderly in the emirate, highlighted the concept of healthy ageing and said: “ Presently the percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years, in the UAE is ......read more

    What you need to know before travelling on Eid Holidays

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017:  It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also the perfect time when a lot of people plan the much-awaited long weekend to travel outside the UAE.    After you have decided on the travel destination and planned the travel ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs memorandum of understanding with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an  MoU  with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met ......read more

    Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of ......read more

    UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the ......read more

    High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

    UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

    Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both ......read more

    Patient's life threatened by flu-like symptoms

    Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017:  A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my friend being sick when he was in the car with me. I told him to take some time off so he can feel better.”   Days after this incident, SW, was rushed to the Emergency Department of Burjeel ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to undergo expansion.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of 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 ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

    Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle ......read more

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