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    Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and preventing disease

    40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018:  Leading global health and wellness benefits provider Aetna International has released a paper Bespoke health promotion: How personalisation is transforming health, which examines the importance of bringing together health and lifestyle data with advances in genetic profiling and ......read more

    Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

    Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.   The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will have the rights to promote, market and sell the product to diabetes clinics and patients in the GCC. Julphar will be responsible for all sales, marketing, customer ......read more

    Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan.  The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left an influential mark in raising awareness of Autism and who have positively contributed to empowering individuals with Autism and integrating them into society.   In his opening speech, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay

    DHA partners include Nature Valley. Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.    Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China.  The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place last week at City Walk, Dubai.    Dr Fahad Baslaib, Interventional Cardiologist and CEO of Rashid Hospital said, “We are proud of breaking this record and in turn raising awareness about the importance of regular exercise.  ......read more

    Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first anniversary

    Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018:   To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery. Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate Emirati values and culture into their artwork, and how they envision the future of the UAE. The theme of the exhibition revolves around reliving the past, while keeping an eye on the present and into the future.  The exhibition will feature ......read more

    Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE

    There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the UAE.   “There’s been a misconception that only smoking causes lung cancer. However, it is to be noted that in addition to smoking, exposure to radon gas, air pollution and having a family history can increase the chance of lung cancer,” said Dr Humaid ......read more

    Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD) Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD. Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease. The public was invited to receive free cholesterol screenings onsite and view a video broadcast on the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa.   More than 1500 people took part in the free cholesterol screening  Dubai, United ......read more

    No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai

    Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018:   Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday. Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the stacked duo took to the beach at Warehouse Gym to pump iron and catch some rays.  Cutler and Greene join an all-star cast for ......read more

    National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th

    December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE:   National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided. Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31,  this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with health insurance plans that have a long exclusion list of tests and treatments. Aiming to ensure quality healthcare services accessible to everyone, National Hospital and New National Medical Centre have been organizing various drives throughout the year. ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference in Abu Dhabi today (30th November)

    The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference. Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference titled, ‘Latest Advancements in Enhancing Success Rates in ART, Anno – 2018’ brought together some of the foremost researchers to present their findings on key areas pertaining to reproductive ......read more

    Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness

    RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.  Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc problems at four levels and numbness in his upper limbs. When multiple pain killers failed to provide long-tern relief, Gupta sought medical help at RAK Hospital. Things took a turn for the worse when the patient developed sudden weakness in his left ......read more

    Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence

    Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer. While lung cancer can occur in non-smokers, it remains largely a smoking-related disease. The best way to prevent it is by not smoking (including cigarettes, cigars, and most relevant to Lebanon, Nargileh). ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate.  The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies. As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and pilot projects at DHA hospitals to see how this technology can be incorporated in Dubai HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “DHA is keen on fostering innovation and implementing the latest technology across its healthcare ......read more

    PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.

    DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.   The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre.  DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.    DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott MacDonald as the technical adviser and Allen&Overy as the legal and transaction adviser, to help select a suitably qualified private-sector partner.     Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death across the ......read more

    UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health awareness month

    Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.  In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” category.  SPOTCHECK aims to reach consumers through corporate wellness, occupational health & safety and CSR initiatives.  Dubai, UAE (November 21,  2018) -   A UAE-based company has launched an innovative preventative health screening ......read more

    Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats

    Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts  Dubai, 20 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.  Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.   With spectacular views, breathtaking light installations, lively music and an invigorating ambience, the past editions of Core Beats have received an overwhelming response with over 1,500 participants in total so far.  The upcoming edition of the ......read more

    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE

    Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. Gurudev, who was in the UAE on the invitation of the Fujairah government, conducted series of talks and workshops across the UAE, teaching thousands of people the art of de-stressing themselves. The events, held in Fujairah, Sharjah and Dubai left a ......read more

    UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

    The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more

    Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

    DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management. Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one session, letting the music move them down a path to wellness and diabetes management and prevention. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the ......read more

    IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion. Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tailor-made programs comprised numerous workshops in the region to help people cope with trauma of war, loss of lives and possessions and of being ......read more

    Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and awarded two GCC Best Employer Awards through thriving properties Roda Al Bustan and Rod

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ award for his innovative leadership and unwavering efforts, both of which leave behind immensely satisfied guests and inject passion into the hotels teams and employees. The outstanding 5-star hotel boasts 279 ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens to Millennials – happily dance, skip and run their way through the 5k route in their Hero Capes…and what a route it was! In the all-new Super Zone, Color Runners soared to new heights against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline while the ......read more

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    UAE Attempts to Set a Guinness World Record – World Psoriasis Day 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, LEO Pharma in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority is aiming to take psoriasis awareness to a higher level by setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest awareness ribbon”.   Post the World Record attempt H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention will give a speech followed by a Q&A media session with Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, Head of Dermatology Department in the Dubai Health Authority about ......read more

    Begin your Dubai Fitness Challenge journey with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

    R&B music-themed workouts on Saturday, 27 October Dubai, 21 October 2018:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is turning into an adrenaline-charged arena for the fifth edition of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert, on Saturday, 27 October. The immensely popular event is being held to mark the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, which encourages UAE residents get active for 30 minutes every day. Set on the beach offering scenic views, the past four editions of Core Beats have received overwhelming response with more than 1,500 participants in total. The ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Organized a Blood Donation Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre organized a blood donation drive under the slogan of “Save Life, Give Blood” as part of reassuring their commitment towards the community.  The 5 hours campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues and employees from Burjuman Business Tower who had the courage to be a blood donor. Commenting on the event Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager for BurJuman Arjaan and Jumeira Rotana said, “We have ......read more

    Julphar Inks Deal with Silicon Valley Tech Startup inui Health

    UAE Pharma company keen to ‘capitalize on growth opportunities in mobile tech’     October 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Silicon Valley digital technology company, inui Health.   inui Health’s mobile urinalysis platform delivers a cost-effective diagnostics test that provides clinically accurate results, which users can view instantly via an app. The inui diagnostic system measures protein, glucose, leukocytes, nitrites and ......read more

    ICAGE-15 advancing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy skills of the UAE-based Gynecologists

    Dubai, October 20, 2018:   International Consensus Meeting, ICAGE-15, organised by Dr. Rajesh Devassy in cooperation with Dubai London Clinic and Prof. Dr. Rudy Leon De Wilde as a scientific chairperson, was held today in Dubai. Continuously providing live education experiences to the UAE based Gynecologists on minimal-access surgery, this 15th edition of workshop & symposium focused on Hysterectomy procedure, covering Myoma, Endometriosis and Revisiting Indications.  Over 50 attendees participated in depth clinical discussions, theoretical and didactic lectures and have ......read more

    Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October

    Group providing Free Mammography for women across UAE  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  To mark solidarity towards breast cancer patients and survivors and to create awareness on the disease, Avivo Group is organising the “Ribbon of Life Walk” on Friday, October 19th. Open to all, the two-kilometer walk, which will be held between 4pm and 5 pm at Horizon International School, Al Wasl, Dubai, aims to alert public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection to raise survival chances. Onsite registrations can be done ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th

    Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

    All-in-one app rolled out for patient convenience.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA is keen to continue investing in smart technologies to enhance efficiencies, empower patients and further bolster the health management system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Community members will now have access to an all-in-one Dubai Health Authority (DHA) app that will help users access various health services from managing appointments at DHA facilities to checking the application status of their medical fitness test.   The app was displayed at GITEX ......read more

    400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, ......read more

    T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement

    Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital ......read more

    Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘silent killer' Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in the Middle East

    Dubai, October 13, 2018:   A regional coalition led by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) signed a Call to Action to raise awareness about a ‘silent killer’ called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). A sever form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), NASH is already affecting over 10% of the global population with high incidence across the Middle East. The Call for Action was announced on the ......read more

    Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time

    DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment

    Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the ......read more

    Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that ......read more

    DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference ......read more

    Strengthen your “Vagus Nerve” to reduce stress, suggests doctor ahead of World Mental Health Day

    7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing ......read more

    DHA launches world's first comprehensive healthcare change management framework.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are ......read more

    Health Insurance Industry Must Adapt and Innovate Following New Retirement Law, Urges SAICOHEALTH Chief

    Retirement law’s impact on healthcare insurers and providers to come under the spotlight at 4th MENA Insurance Congress Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  At the 4th MENA Health Insurance Congress, major players from across the regional insurance industry will explore and dissect the immediate and long-term implications of the UAE Cabinet’s historic decision to approve a new expatriate retirement law, according to Georges Chidiac, UAE Country Manager and Senior Vice President of SAICOHEALTH. Although the formal Congress agenda was finalized before the new law - which is ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Locks of Hope” in support of cancer patients

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive turnout, and 13 female employees donated locks of hair which will be used to make artificial hair for cancer patients who lost their hair to chemotherapy.  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob ......read more

    Friends Of Cancer Patients and University Hospital Sharjah Step Up Cancer Care in the UAE

    Two parties sign agreement to collaborate and expedite diagnostics and treatment processes  Sharjah, September 27, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to boost the cancer detection, prevention and treatment services they have been offering to the UAE community across its seven emirates.  According to the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed by the ......read more

    Statement of Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi

    “The recent issuance of the Law No. (8) of 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ahead of the World Tourism Day on September 27, further strengthens the Dubai Health Authority’s role in enabling healthcare to significantly contribute towards achieving Dubai’s tourism goals. Resonating with this year’s theme ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation,’ which seeks to establish a more responsible and inclusive tourism sector, the new law will enable us to accelerate the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Nice University Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nice University Hospital.  The Mou was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA  and Charles Guepratte, Chief Executive Officer of Nice University Hospital in the presence of high level officials including Her Excellency Raja Rabia, the Consul General of France in Dubai and Mr. Guillaume Huart, Regional Counselor for Health – Middle East at Embassy of France.  The purpose of the MoU, which is applicable until ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital's ‘pink It Now' Breast Cancer Campaign Reaches 7600 Screenings to Date

    627,000 women are estimated to die from breast cancer in 2018 worldwide  This campaign included the book launch “Twisting Fate”, which depicts the inspiring story of Dr Pamela Munster’s research and experience of breast cancer first-hand Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 September, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital’s ‘Pink It Now’ breast cancer campaign has attracted 7,600 women to attend the free screenings and consultations in its hospitals to-date. The campaign launch was attended by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of ......read more

    Sharjah to Represent UAE at Global Healthy Cities Summit in Belfast

    UAE Showcases Its Pioneering Experience in Who’s Healthy Cities Initiative at Global Forum Being Held in Northern Ireland   Sharjah, UAE, September 25, 2018:  Represented by Sharjah, the UAE will be participating in the International Healthy Cities Conference 2018 being held from October 1 - 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sharjah has been nominated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take part in the Belfast conference following its successful implementation of the WHO’s Healthy City initiative. Represented by Sharjah, UAE is the only Arab country to take ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees. The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training and to provide them with experience across various entities.  The MoU is part of a series of MoU’s that DGHR signed with various private and governmental entities to strengthen and develop ......read more

    Certain Uterine Fibroids May Impact Your Ability to Conceive

    40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018:   Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility ......read more

    Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience

    International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally. Digital transformation and transition to value-based ......read more

    Emirati graduate from CUD invents device to help asthma patients breathe clean air

    Dubai, September 20, 2018:   A graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been honoured by the Supreme Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for inventing an innovative that device that analyses air quality and helps asthma and allergy sufferers avoid contaminated areas.   Inspired by his sister’s struggle with asthma, Saeed Matar Al-Jabri, who is currently studying for a Masters in Information Technology Management and Governance at CUD, came up with the idea while pursuing his undergraduate engineering studies at the ......read more

    Free ECG and consultation with specialist cardiologist for UAE residents ahead of World Heart Day

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, aims to create awareness on heart diseases and to provide a proactive approach to avoid cardiac issues Increasing number of people in their 20s becoming victims to cardiac issues  Spin the “Health Wheel” to win fabulous and exciting prizes from bicycles to weighing scales to free consultations with doctors, dietician and fitness trainer September 19th 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Focusing more on prevention rather than cure, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is offering free ECG and cardiac consultation with ......read more

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

    Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development This work will focus on a wide range of conditions that affect millions, from cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease and asthma Dubai, UAE, ......read more

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

    The partnership will see Aster setting up Centres of Excellence in Nigeria, offering solutions to complex medical issues Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian healthcare sector, the partnership with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will see the Company setting up centres of excellence across specialties and also a Telemedicine unit managed by ......read more

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

    Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure. Currently performed at just a handful of medical centers internationally, ‘microcoil localization’ allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in the lungs without damaging additional healthy tissue. “Rather than cutting out an entire lobe, or potentially even ......read more

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

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

    MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities to be organised on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE, 11th September 2018:  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this year’s theme - ‘Don't Delay, Connect Today', the Foundation will host a number of activities led by arthritic patients including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions and free bone ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Dental Practice Appoints Senior Dentist To The Team As It Gears Up For Expansion

    Snö Dental Clinic has welcomed Dr. Mohamad Mikhael Iskandarani to the team to help with the growing number of patients benefitting from its unique ‘prevention over treatment’ approach Abu Dhabi, September 09, 2018: A leading dental practice has strengthened its senior clinical team to help with its increasing patient numbers since it first opened just under a year ago. Snö Dental Clinic, one of the leading and most advanced dental health care providers in the capital, has welcomed Dr. Mohamad Mikhael Iskandarani, DDS to its team of world-class dental experts. Dr. ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors

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

    Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

    Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of ......read more

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

    Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child  One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced nutrition for expectant mothers and babies, RAK Hospital has announced free Antenatal Classes on the first Thursday of every month, starting from Thursday, 6th September. The interactive monthly ......read more

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

    KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai  Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills Dubai, 3rd September, 2018:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first facility with British NHS standards to be located in Dubai Marina. Alongside the new home for KCH, the newly appointed CEO, Christian Schuhmacher, announced KCH’s plans on providing international ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Dentist Highlights The Importance Of Back To School Check-Ups

    Abu Dhabi, 01 September 2018: An Abu Dhabi dental practice is reminding parents of the importance of a checkup before the kids go back to school as unchecked dental diseases can lead to sleep deprivation, missed school days, and a lack of concentration. Dr Nancy Barbar, Pediatric Dentist at Snö Dental, says the fun and excitement of busy summer holidays can often lead to breaks in routine that can impact on oral hygiene for children and stresses that now is a perfect time to have a full dental exam. Global research by leading *health organisations indicates that dental-related ......read more

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

    Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.  Under his leadership, Aster DM Healthcare in the last 31 years has become one of ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2018:  School premises will be filled with the chatter of children and as the gates open to welcome kids’ back-to-school, there are a few tips that can make the transition from holidays to academic life easier. The DHA’s dedicated school health department recommends that parents should allow children to settle into their new routines over a period of two weeks.  Set bedtimes, even on weekends: “The first thing to focus on is sleep patterns as that affects the child’s attention span and ability to function ......read more

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

    Sharjah - 29 August 2018:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a workshop entitled “First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion.” The event, which is one of the activities organized as part of the 5th edition of the “Health and Tourism 2018” campaign, is being held under the slogan 'Umbrella' and will take place during 1-30 August.  The workshop, which was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, focused on raising awareness on the concept of heat exhaustion, ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates

    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:  Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. However, if repeated efforts to conceive have led to failure, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) experts suggest further investigations through a variety of tests to increase chances of success. Chromosomal abnormalities with the embryo are one of the major reasons for recurrent implantation failure, resulting in more than two-thirds of all unsuccessful implantations. Parental age is one of the major risk factors for having embryos affected by chromosomal abnormalities. The risk of a ......read more

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

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

    Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues

    RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event. On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.  14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   To promote the culture of wellness and help people gain a holistic outlook on health, RAK Hospital has collaborated with Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah for a one-of-its kind workshop. The interactive session will ......read more

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

    Mundipharma’s range of BETADINE®  products, including hand cleansers, proven to be effective in preventing spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and other illnesses2-7 13 August 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Haj and Umra pilgrims preparing to travel to Mecca have been advised to make personal health and hygiene a top priority after cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was reported. Between 12 January through 31 May 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 75 laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East ......read more

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