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    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 university. Saeed explained, “I was embarking on my final graduation project and felt that I could use my technical skills to develop something that would really make a difference. My sister had been suffering severely from asthma, requiring frequent ......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 Dr Mukesh Nathani, Specialist Cardiologist at the Center just ahead of the World Heart Day. Scheduled for September 22nd and 29thbetween 9am and 5pm the camp will be open to UAE residents across all ages. As a measure of encouragement the Center has ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day

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

    Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors

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

    Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates

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

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

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

    Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues

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

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

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

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

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

    Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis

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

    FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

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

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

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

    One in Four people over the age of 50 years suffer from foot pain, stiffness or aching feet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018:  Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin. “Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they experience a lot of wear and tear. In fact, it’s estimated that you’ll likely have walked 75,000 miles by the age of 50. As anyone who suffers from painful feet or ankles would know how ......read more

    Manzil Healthcare Services now offer remote monitoring assistance, opening new possibilities in home medical treatment.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:  Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities. Thanks to vast developments in technology and a collaboration with ForaMed, an established provider of innovative and secure health products and remote health solutions, Manzil can now offer much more to its patients.  Manzil began bringing ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes first Emirati Nursing Conference

    UAE, 17 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the first Emirati Nursing Conference at the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah, themed ‘Future Outlook for Nursing in the Age of Technological Development.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector; Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Abbas, Director of the Nursing Department; Ms. Mubaraka Mubarak Ali Ibrahim, Director for Health Information Systems; Saqr Al Hemeiri, Director of MOHAP's Training and Development Center; and prominent ......read more

    Shurooq Announces Pioneering Korean Healthcare Project in Sharjah

    Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project Sharjah, 19 May, 2018:  Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah. The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where His Excellency ......read more

    New Online Campaign Aims to Counteract Decline in Blood Donations During Ramadan

    As part of its Hack for Good initiative, Facebook partners this year with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) across 12 countries in MENA including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt Developed by Leo Burnett Beirut, ‘Giving is in your blood’ aims to encourage more people to donate blood during the Holy Month of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:   A new campaign launched today and running across the Middle East and North Africa aims to increase ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Center highlights precautions for diabetics who fast during Ramadan.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.   Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A majority of our patients prefer to fast during Ramadan despite having diabetes. While they are aware that they are exempt from fasting as it can have an adverse effect on their health, they are keen ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah offering Free Lifestyle wellness checks and Diet Consultation for Ramadan

    Month-and-a-half long screening camp for UAE residents; offers comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation Take stock of your blood and cholesterol level for smooth transition into Ramadan diet and back to regular meals May 15th, 2018, Dubai, UAE:  In the spirit of Ramadan and in order to counter the abrupt changes in diet and sleep pattern for many people, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center has initiated a month-and-a-half long free lifestyle and diabetes screening and awareness campaign for the UAE residents. The camp, which offers a comprehensive ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses implementation of the new law.

    Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai Health Authority law. The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services ......read more

    Diabetes & Ramadan (DAR) Alliance and Sanofi introduce new integrated digital hub to help patients with diabetes across the world

    13 May 2018, Dubai UAE:   The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the region. “Nowadays, it’s easy to find high quality medical information – they are readily available on the internet and on our mobile devices. However, there remains a significant ......read more

    UAE Ambassador visits Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

    13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE:   UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator. During his visit, H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was welcomed by Mr Chris Rockenbach, General Manager of GOSH’s International and Private Patient service. He then visited Butterfly Ward where he met with family ......read more

    Galderma and Medica Group Host Second Annual GAIN Forum

    Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa   Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network), bringing together 945 dermatologists and plastic surgeons from across the Middle East region, Russia, India, Turkey and Africa (MERITA).    Hosted in Dubai, the ......read more

    Tips to Workout whilst you Fast

    Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:  Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping training on track can become difficult, however it doesn’t have to be. Ramadan is definitely not an excuse to stop exercising!    Our bodies are so much more resilient and stronger than ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Launches The Most Luxurious Aesthetics Centre in the Region

    A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures. Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai. Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority. Dubai, 01 May 2018:   The wait is over. Al Zahra Hospital presents Dubai with its first Aesthetics Centre in the heart of Barsha, Dubai. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, patients can now experience a discreet and memorable ......read more

    First of its kind study looks at the unique realities of breast cancer care in the Middle East

    The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time  The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” conference in Dubai, co-sponsored by Roche Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 May 2018:  The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) was officially launched today at ......read more

    War on Cancer Takes on Cancer Control in the Middle East with HRH Princess Dina Mired

    President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals. War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups  April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best practices learned from other events in the  global War on Cancer initiative, and evaluate the scale of the problem in the Middle East.   With a booming youth population and ambitious ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital to Honour Year of Zayed with Free Cervical Cancer Vaccines Available for 500 Girls and Boys in UAE

    Chance to Change: 30% of women in the UAE who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer lose their life each year Campaign to highlight how an increase in awareness of available tests and vaccines can help to reduce fatalities of the largely preventable disease   United Arab Emirates, 30 April, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical cancer campaign at Conrad Hotel Dubai. The campaign, which was launched in 2014, has proved highly effective in increasing screenings at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah and Dubai, with attendees of 282 in ......read more

    Trans Gulf globally recognised for excellence in health and safety by BAM International

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018:  Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International. BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest contracting companies. The award is testament to Trans Gulf and ANGE’s commitment to Health and Safety. This forms part of the extensive sustainability work currently being undertaken. Stuart ......read more

    New study reveals 94% of children in the UAE understand the factors behind healthy living despite rising childhood obesity levels

    A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise 29th April 2018 United Arab Emirates:  A new study, conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global, unveiled today that children in the UAE have impressive knowledge around healthy eating and wellness despite rising childhood ......read more

    Hero With a Happy Heart: Akshay Kumar Leads Happy Heart India Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India receive a healthy one. Launched earlier this month by Akshay himself, the Happy Heart India campaign is a new initiative from the Asian Heart Institute that encourages people to nominate an ......read more

    Dusty Weather Conditions Can Kick-Up-a-Storm in The Form of Allergies

    Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies 26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually triggered by the rise in temperature and dusty warm winds of summer as it leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles. If left untreated, allergies can lead to severe conditions like sinus and ......read more

    Top Swiss Doctors Shed Light on Cardiovascular Disease Which Kills 17.7 Million Every year

    Prevention key to combating rising number of people with heart conditions Dubai, UAE, 26 April, 2018: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in the UAE, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yet those at risk of suffering from heart problems can easily prevent it through behaviour and lifestyle changes. Top doctors from luxury Swiss clinic, Nescens Clinique de Genolier, have cited a number of preventative methods in order to combat and reduce the risk of CVD in the Middle East. Among the contributing factors to doctors’ concerns has been the ......read more

    A Face Transplant Operation is a Demonstration of Advanced Surgery and High Technology

    Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the ......read more

    Health & Fitness tips and advice by the experts at Fitness First

    HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN - Banin Shahine, Resident Nutritionist HOW TO STAY FIT DURING RAMADAN -  Samer Farag, Club General Manager and Personal Trainer Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018:  HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN   With long periods of fasting during Ramadan, it can be easy to make the wrong food choices when breaking fast. Banin Shahine has been the resident nutrition expert at Fitness First for over five years. As someone who has fasted most of her life, she is perfectly placed to provide insightful advice and tips on how best to manage the ......read more

    Hospital Celebrates Motherhood; Offers Free Delivery Packages

    In the spirit of the Year of Zayed, Amina Hospital is offering two Emiratis and two expat expectant mothers free Royal delivery packages worth thousands of dirhams Fun-filled Motherhood Carnival on 27th April at Ajman Walk Sheikha Noura Bint Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi inaugurates the campaign  April 23, 2018; Ajman, UAE:Commemorating the year of Zayed and to celebrate the journey to Motherhood, Amina Hospital, a premium tertiary care hospital in Ajman has announced their Motherhood Carnival. The occasion brings together an exciting event, special offers and activities while ......read more

    Poor nutrition is the leading cause of diseases in furry friends

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018:   In today’s fast-paced world, people increasingly suffer from diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis.  While these long-term health conditions are fairly common for humans, it’s only recently been noted that animals, including household pets, are becoming ever more susceptible to chronic diseases similar to those seen in humans. Research indicates that almost half of all cats and dogs are now obese, and that these numbers are expected to rise in coming years as more pets (like humans) live less active lifestyles and ......read more

    NMC ProVita Launches First Internationally Accredited Long-term Care and Rehabilitative Services Program to the Northern Emirates

    United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest private sector healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the market pioneer in post-acute medical and rehabilitative care in the UAE, expands its footprint throughout UAE and becomes the first to offer its gamut of services to the Northern Emirates at Al Zahra Hospital – Sharjah.  The move follows the company’s legacy as a first mover in the long-term care sector, expanding its accredited patient-centric protocols to serve the communities of Sharjah and the ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises invests in worker welfare with Occupational Health & Safety Week

    Government entities and leading experts lead a comprehensive programme of activities to help keep staff safe and well Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018:  Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE's oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, wrapped up comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety activities last week.  The week-long employee engagement initiative, aimed at creating awareness and educating the work force on best practice in occupational health & safety, brought Civil Defense, Dubai Police, the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention joins Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices

    UAE, 19 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented the UAE at the Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices held in Egypt under the theme ‘The Future Begins Today.’ Among the event’s attendees are H.E. Dr. Ahmed Radi, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population; H.E. Dr Ali Hyasat, former Jordanian Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Manea, former Saudi Minister of Health; Dr. Hisham bin Sa'ad Al-Judaei, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Food & Drugs Authority (SFDA); H.E. Dr. Nasser AlQahtani, Director General of the Arab ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention trains private sector hospitals on how to utilize ‘Mawardna system'

    UAE, 19 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has revealed the completion of the final phase of training for the last batch of private sector hospital staff on how to utilize the Mawardna system. The move will allow participants to develop strategic plans-of-action that can be implemented during emergency, crises and disaster operations in the UAE--enhancing emergency preparedness, which is essential in achieving rapid response, recovery and continuity of health services during these situations.  The importance of Mawardna system is that it offers a digital ......read more

    Free Screening and Top Prevention Tips Offered for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public from April 19 to 26 to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April Leading dentists focus on prevention as oral cancer progresses rapidly if undetected Snö Dental experts give their top tips to avoiding Oral Cancer   Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2018: Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month.   In an effort to shed light on the importance of prevention when it comes to oral cancer, the Abu Dhabi based practice is offering the screening from April 19 to ......read more

    The Truth about Slipped Discs in the UAE

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain  finds slipped discs are more common in lower back  and affects twice as many men as women aged 30 to 50 in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18th April, 2018:   The spine consists of multiple bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebra there are protective circular pads called discs that contains a softer gel-like substance. The discs help maintain the back's flexibility and wide range of movement. A slipped disc – known as a prolapsed or herniated disc – occurs when one of the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds Travel Road Exhibition

    UAE, 16 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in cooperation with Dubai National Air Transport Association (Dnata), one of the largest suppliers of combined air services in the world, successfully organized the 9th Travel Road Exhibition. The event, which was participated in by international travel and tourism companies, aimed at providing the best travel, tourism and hotel offers for employees of the Ministry and their families as well, including key services that can suit their needs. The exhibition was held in line with MOHAP's continuing efforts to achieve high ......read more

    Lingual Orthodontic Treatment now a reality at Al Mariffa Medical Center

    United Arab Emirates, April 12, 2018:  Al Mariffa Medical Center, a state of the art multi-disciplinary dental and health care delivery center located in Dubai and Sharjah, is now one of the few certified clinics in the UAE using customized lingual orthodontic treatment and officially using ebrace lingual orthodontic system. ebrace lingual orthodontic system incorporates the latest technology of CAD- CAM, used to effectively treat patients.  The dental facility offers customized lingual orthodontic brackets, which are processed with a complete computerized technology. The ......read more

    Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness

    Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.  In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a ......read more

    ICBA, Dubai Carbon team up for sustainability projects

    Sustainability makes its way into the food, water and energy nexus Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018:  To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects. The collaboration was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer ......read more

    50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A MATERNAL HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH

    Despite progress, thousands of newborns are still dying from a preventable disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D Immunoglobulins to prevent Rh sensitisation, a condition that can occur during pregnancy in Rh negative women and can lead to Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN). Hemolytic Disease is often ......read more

    6000 Fistula surgeries celebrated at the FIGO Regional Congress in Dubai

     FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is restoring the lives of thousands of women April 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE:   “The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is training 52 surgeons to treat obstetric fistula in 19 countries of Africa and Asia through its Fistula Surgery Training Initiative,” says Johan Vos, FIGO’s Chief Executive.  “Collectively these surgeons have performed more than 6,000 fistula repair operations, helping thousands of women in these countries regain their lives from this debilitating condition ......read more

    Women with PCOS have higher chances of developing uterine cancer, say experts

    Early diagnosis of uterine cancer can save women from fertility loss World over, an increasing number of women in reproductive years falling prey to the disease Obese women are 10 times more likely to suffer from endometrial/uterine cancer, other causes include hypertension and diabetes  April 3, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome – a prevalent condition among the women in the UAE – can increasingly put women at risk of uterine cancer, reducing their chances of fertility. Moreover, PCOS is also a significant cause behind ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai's Surgeons treat rare nasal tumour

    Rare case has seen only 120 nasal chondromas reported to date globally Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March, 2018:  43-year-old, Xavier, was treated by Surgeons at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai for a very rare case of chondroma, a benign cartilaginous tumour of the nose. This case is so rare that globally the number of cases of nasal chondroma has not exceeded 120.  The patient was originally diagnosed with a benign tumour arising from the nasal cartilage. After a successful operation, the entire tumour was removed, allowing the patient to regain a normal nasal ......read more

    Fathering a child late in life could lead to genetic disorders in the offspring

    Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018:  Women have always been warned that the older they are, the greater the risk of health problems for them and their babies - but a new study indicates that older fathers can also affect the baby's health. The study explores how children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers. The research explains that faults in the man’s DNA are a key driver for rare childhood diseases such as autism and ......read more

    UAE Climate Leading to High Incidence of Skin Condition

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2018:  Have you ever suffered from itchy dry skin and feel like there is no cure? Then you are not alone. It could be that you are suffering from eczema, a skin condition that it is very common around the globe. The hot and dry conditions of the UAE mean that symptoms can be exacerbated. In general, terms “eczema” and “dermatitis” are used interchangeably. Eczema is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition and is most common in people with a family history of allergic disorders such as ......read more

    RAK Hospital's Biggest Loser Challenge gains momentum as participants shed weight

    One-third of the participants were found to be severely obese, more than 33 percent were obese and 28 percent were mild obese at the time of registration Hospital will be organizing live Yoga classes and diet and exercise demonstrations on March 31st and April 14th Weekly tips and advice by RAK Hospital specialists on a group social networking platforms for further encouragement and guidance Millennials the most overweight generation on record March 28th, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Hundreds of participants across the UAE convert to a healthy lifestyle as the Biggest ......read more

    What to do if you have hemorrhoids

    March 27, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus. When the pressure on these vessels increases, they swell and turn into small lumps. These lumps vary in size and can be formed inside or outside the anus. Hemorrhoids can develop as a result of repeated pressure when defecating. Dr. Dr. Diethart Bayer is a Fellow of the German Society of General Surgery. He has been a participant in the European Society for the treatment of problems of the anus and intestines and coordinator of the German Society for the treatment of varicose ......read more

    Alpen Capital forecasts steady growth for the GCC Healthcare Industry

    Dubai, 26th March, 2018:   Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Healthcare Industry report. The report covers the recent trends, growth drivers, and challenges in the industry, along with Alpen Capital’s outlook until 2022. It also profiles some of the prominent healthcare companies in the region, highlighting their financial and valuation metrics. “GCC healthcare industry continues to offer a wide gamut of investment opportunities. Though traditionally regional governments played an instrumental role in building the sector, shrinking oil revenues have ......read more

    International Knee Surgeons Gather for First of Its Kind Event in UAE Symposium Featuring Live Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries Hosted by Dr Charles H Brown Jr

    This two-day event featuring lectures, workshops and live surgeries is a first for the UAE and underlies the  UAE’s leadership in the field of arthroscopic knee surgery  Surgeons from Russia, China, India, Ukraine, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Norway, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt will attend the symposium at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  The International Knee & Joint Centre, in association with Smith & Nephew, hosted over 100 leading surgeons from across the World for a Knee Arthroscopy ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory is Improving Patient Care and Outcomes in the UAE with Advanced Tuberculosis Testing Technology

      According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis (TB) is among the top 10 causes of death globally   Annually, 3.1 million lives are saved worldwide as a result of early diagnosis and treatment of TB  National Reference Laboratory (NRL) provides a high-quality liquid culture TB testing methodology that supports the accurate and early  diagnosis and treatment of TB NRL’s Center of Excellence for Tuberculosis Testing complies with Biosafety Level 3 laboratory standards and is capable of safely testing for a  variety of infectious diseases, ......read more

    Doctors from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals present innovative medical innovations to UAE's Ministry of Health to help fight and prevent respiratory diseases

    Demonstration led by world leading medics from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals  focusing on new diagnostic techniques 60 million in the Middle East may be at risk of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and other lung diseases Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2018:  With the increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases in the Middle East, doctors from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals (RB&HH), the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung centre, highlighted the latest medical innovations at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention Training and Development ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention steps up efforts to combat Tuberculosis

    UAE, March 24, 2018 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), organized an event in celebration of World Tuberculosis Day, under the slogan ‘We need leaders to create a world free from Tuberculosis.’ The event was held to create awareness about the seriousness of Tuberculosis, to identify its symptoms and ways of transmission. It aimed to highlight the ministry's efforts in implementing the National Tuberculosis Control Program by providing free health care to all TB patients, right from diagnosing the disease, through treatment and follow-up, to full recovery. Awareness ......read more

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