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    Pink Caravan Ride Launches Mobile Mammography Clinic to Offer Specialised On-the-spot Screenings

    On February 28, riders, doctors and volunteers begin a 7-day mission across the UAE First mobile mammography clinic in the world will offer free breast examinations to UAE citizens and residents through the year  The AED15 million mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and latest technologies to offer breast and cervical cancer tests Dr Sawsan Al Madhi: The Pink Caravan’s permanent mobile clinic signals a fruition of seven years of breast cancer awareness efforts.   Sharjah, February 19, 2018:  The Pink Caravan Ride’s higher organising committee held a press conference in Sharjah today (Monday) to announce that the eighth edition of the annual pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative will be accompanied by a mobile mammography unit that will offer free, ......read more

    Pure Health to operate National Unified Medical Records program

    Pure Health will build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for the Riayati program DUBAI - February 19, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, launched the Riayati Platform, the United Arab Emirates National Unified Medical Records program.  Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider has been mandated to Develop, operate and manage the innovative initiative, the company announced during Medlab 2018. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Pure Health to build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for managing the Riayati program.  Riayati is part of the UAE Vision 2021, in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Ministry of Health & Prevention issues circulars withdrawing baby food and warning against some drugs, food supplements & cosmetics containing banned pharmaceuticals

    UAE, February 17, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued six circulars to the relevant bodies to withdraw a baby food product which could be contaminated with Salmonella according to the request of the manufacturer;  The circular also warns against the use of unlicensed addiction remedies and against the use of some cosmetics containing a high concentration of mercury, a herbal formula for weight loss, nutritional supplements that cause high blood pressure and skin whitening products. The Ministry requested the concerned parties to take necessary measures to withdraw the products from the market and prevent their circulation and import, if available. These products are not registered with the Drug Department at MOHAP. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WGS 2018: Food at the Core of Future of Wellbeing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Let's DRYP!

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

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

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

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

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

    Flu during Pregnancy German Medical Center expert answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can friendship make you live longer?

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    The Ministry of Health & Prevention continues to provide free health with Al Kheir Clinic

    UAE, August 5, 2017 - In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) launched the Al Kheir Clinic at the Muhaisnah Health Center in Mirdif City Centre. The new clinic was launched I n cooperation with Dar Al-Bar Association and MOHAP Strategic partners  The mobile clinics were inaugurated by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Hussein Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centres and Clinics, MOHAP, in the presence of H.E. Nasser Al Badoor, ......read more

    Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala

    Dubai, August 03, 2017:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare today addressed the media and announced that the Group is launching 2 hospital projects in Kerala located in Kannur and Trivandrum and also evaluating a proposal to set up a Children’s Hospital in Kochi . This will add another 1099 beds. Aster already has 2,480 beds in their four hospitals in Kerala with 4764 employees and is thus one among the largest private sector healthcare player in the state.  Aster MIMS at Kannur and Aster Capital at Thiruvananthapuram are in different ......read more

    DHA to raise public health awareness.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 2, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on public health awareness. Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. It provides customers with a direct platform to communicate with the leaders of the DHA and give their suggestions, feedback or complaints. Ghanim Lootah, Director of Institutional Marketing and Communications ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017' at IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboards Awards

    UAE, August 2, 2017- The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has won the ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017’ award at the 2017 IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboard Awards organized by Infosol, a leading dashboard software provider in California, USA. Over 100 projects from all over the world entered the competition.  This is the first time that a health organization won for two consecutive years. Last year, the Ministry’s Hospital Department grabbed the prestigious ‘Most Valuable Dashboard’ recognition.  H.E. Dr. ......read more

    Protect Your Heart as the Temperatures Soar

    Beware of heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat stroke this summer Dubai, August 1st , 2017: Temperatures soaring well above the 40 degrees mark could give rise to more heart related challenges in the absence of proper care and attention. The human body maintains its internal temperature at around 37°C but as the environment warms-up, the body tends to warm-up as well. Heat-related challenges range from irritating problems such as heat rash to exhaustion and heat strokes.  Dr. Ahmad Fakhri Alhimairi, Non-Invasive Cardiologist, Canadian Specialist Hospital, “People who do ......read more

    Health problems that affect people in UAE during the summer

    Attributed to: Prof. Dr. Elham Abd El Zaher, Consultant - Dermatology and Venereology, Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi   What are the common health problems once faces during summer? How can one treat or avoid it? Dehydration: Dehydration can happen quickly and suddenly during summer, especially with old people and children. Also after a heavy exercise.  To Avoid/ treat:  Drink lots of water to stay hydrated Heat stroke: It is a very serious condition that is characterized by high body temperature, confusion, short rapid breathing, sweating and fast ......read more

    Sanofi and Roche collaborate to introduce ‘My Star' patient Starter Kits for enabling people with diabetes to effectively manage their condition

    Studies indicate a lack of health knowledge about diabetes among populations, which has implications for health behaviors, medication adherence, and treatment outcomes.  Only a small proportion of patients in the region have been found to regularly monitor their blood glucose levels.1 There were over 1 million cases of diabetes in UAE in 2015.  Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2017:  To enable health care providers and patients to effectively manage diabetes, Sanofi, in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, are introducing ‘My Star Starter Kits’ in UAE and the ......read more

    Study reveals that O.R.S Hydration Tablets have greater fluid retention

    The study compared hydrating potential of the drinks as plain water, milk, sports drinks, yoghurt, cola, diet cola, hot tea, iced tea, coffee, orange juice, O.R.S Dubai, UAE, July 31st 2017:  A recent study on how well different types of drinks are retained in the body suggested that drinks that contain a high electrolyte content or high energy content would have greater fluid retention and thus a higher BHI. The study compared hydrating potential of the drinks as plain water, milk, sports drinks, yoghurt, cola, diet cola, hot tea, iced tea, coffee, orange juice, O.R.S. and sparkling ......read more

    Hypertension affecting youth warn doctors

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 31, 2017:  Over the last few years, more younger patients are detected with hypertension, said a top health official. Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure is a silent disease as it usually does not cause any symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, and chronic kidney ......read more

    A leading hospital in Dubai conducts ‘Double Volume Exchange Blood Transfusion' to save life of newborn with Rh Isoimmunization disease

    UAE, July 31, 2017 - Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private multi-specialty hospital, recently announced that it saved the life of a newborn suffering from RH Isoimmunization disease. The baby was successfully delivered 5 weeks earlier than expected date of delivery, on 28 June 2017.  RH incompatibility is a condition that develops when a pregnant woman has RH-negative blood and the baby in her womb has Rh-positive blood. If the mother is Rh-negative, her immune system treats RH-positive fetal cells as if they were a foreign substance. The mother's body makes antibodies ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention completes experimental phase of ‘Mabrouk Mayak' at Al Qassimi Hospital

    UAE, July 30, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the successful completion of the experimental phase of the ‘Mabrouk Mayak’ service which facilitates the completion of all official documents for newborn UAE Nationals. MOHAP launched the service at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah in line with the strategic direction of the UAE Government to raise the level of satisfaction and happiness of customers by improving the services provided to them in all its departments. The initiative falls under the Government Accelerators Program aimed at fast-tracking ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention performs first successful cochlear implant of ‘Help me hear' program

    UAE, July 30, 2017- The ENT Team of Al Qassimi Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), supported by Dr. Hussain Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics MOHAP, has successfully performed cochlear implant surgery for a two-year old Indian girl suffering from hearing loss of sensory nerves since birth. The operation is the first procedure under the Ministry's 'Help me hear' initiative.  According to the Ministry, the electronic device was implanted in the child's inner ear, which will be followed with another procedure to ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Information Security Project

    Al Qatami: DHA to train 10,000 employees in data archiving and best safety and accuracy standards. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) announced today that it  has launched an Information Security project, which is in line with the vision of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with an aim to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security The DHA’s Board identified ......read more

    How to Survive Living in a Hot Climate

    Living in a hot country is often difficult. There are unique challenges associated with extreme heat and most people struggle when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s. Homes and workplaces usually have air-con systems to make life more comfortable for residents, but once you head outside, the heat will hit you like a sledgehammer. Life in Dubai is wonderful for many reasons, but if you are not accustomed to extreme heat – as is often the case for expats moving to the country – here are some tips to help you survive. Water Dehydration occurs quickly in a hot climate. ......read more

    DHA promotes 26 per cent of its employees in last two years

    DHA: Twenty six per cent of employees promoted in the last two years. Staff turnover rate in 2016 reduced to 4 per cent  from 6 per cent in 2015. Amna Al Suwaidi: Various efforts to attract national talent to work across all sectors of DHA Positive response to the scholarship program for national students (medical and science fields) United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 26, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority has promoted 26 percent of its employees in the last two years ......read more

    Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah Organises Art, Health and Sports Workshops

    Daily workshops formulated to develop the life skills of its members   Sharjah, 26 July 2017:  Young ladies in Sharjah have benefited from an array of workshops designed to enhance their life skills the daily workshops organised by Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya) - a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators.   Sajaya has just recently concluded a July’s daily training and entertainment workshops, with a focus on creativity, sports, health, in addition to various workshops.    Formulated for young ......read more

    Future of IVF technology promises exciting prospects, higher success rates

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, celebrates the World IVF Day, and the birthday of Louis Brown, the first IVF baby at Bourn Hall, UK, pioneers of the technology Look forward to affordable, non-invasive IVF procedure, fewer drugs and ovarian freezing, among other innovations Doctors stress on genetic testing, choosing quality labs to strengthen pregnancy success rates The market value of IVF procedures in the UAE will rise to $1.5 billion by 2020 July 25, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  As the IVF technology continues to take great strides into the future, recent research suggests ......read more

    High-ranking Kuwait Officials visit American Hospital Dubai

    UAE, 24 July 2017- American Hospital Dubai (AHD), has received a high-ranking delegation comprising representatives of the Kuwait Medical Committee at Armed Forces who will be visiting the multi-specialty hospital until July 26, 2017. The Kuwait contingent led by Brigadier General Emad Sultan Aman, Colonel Dr. Rashid Fahad Aldowaila, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alasaosi, and Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Mohamed Alghanim. They will meet the hospital’s department heads and observe its world-class medical services and technologies throughout their extensive four-day tour. The ......read more

    UAE residents urged to opt for hydration tablets over energy drinks to beat the summer heat

    New study at the Univeristy of Loughbourgh indicates O.R.S hydration tablets provide superior hydration compared to energy drinks Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2017:  A new landmark study by the University of Loughbourgh suggests that O.R.S Hydration Tablets are a lot more effective than energy drinks and other beverages. The study investigated the effects of 13 different commonly consumed drinks such as iced tea, coffee, cola and orange juice among others on urine output and fluid balance when ingested in a euhydrated state. The aim of the study was to establish a beverage hydration ......read more

    First time in UAE, Lab launches state-of-the-art test to detect early colon cancer

    The Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories partners with Just4Me Genetics LLC to bring German-based Colo Alert to the country Saves time and money while quadrupling the rate of early colon cancer detection  Early detection of colon cancer can increase survival rate up to 90 percent People older than 50 years should be regularly screened for colon cancer   July 23, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In order to provide cutting edge technology in healthcare to the UAE residents and for further prevention of colon cancer, Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories (SMCL) – a part ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention to hire new batch of female nurse scholars

    UAE, July 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that it is hiring seven nursing students who got their  Bachelor’s degrees and completed their four-year studies under the “enhancing the attractiveness of  nursing as a profession  initiative”. Also 17 nurses who were part of the Nursing Bridging Program and another eight from the Master's Program in Nursing will be joining back from their educational leave. Additionally, the Ministry will grant 45 scholarships to qualified female and male secondary students in general and advanced ......read more

    Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

    Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your ......read more

    World Brain Day: Pioneering procedure in London offers hope to UAE children with hydrocephalus

    19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an ......read more

    Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

    Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the ......read more

    Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

    Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical ......read more

    Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Consume O.R.S Tablets to Maintain Hydration at Work

    A Japanese study supports the case for consuming O.R.S Tablets The extreme environmental conditions make heat-related illness the most important health issue facing outdoor workers in the region Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2017: Health experts at Clinova urged thousands of unskilled workers working in the UAE to consume O.R.S Hydration Tablets. The Hydration tablets help to maintain hydration at work during summer. In the UAE, heat increases the risk of dehydration and heat stress for the workers.  Most at risk are those working outdoors performing physically intensive labour and ......read more

    Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 July 2017: Sadia, the preferred chicken brand in the region, successfully concluded an awareness campaign tackling the issue of household food wastage, encouraging over 7.6 million people in the region to cook less, while raising awareness about healthy cooking habits.  In conjunction with the campaign, Sadia collaborated with pioneering charity and community organizations across the region to donate nutritious chicken to less fortunate people. In UAE, SADIA partnered with The Youth Council of the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group launches fitness programme across corporates in UAE

    Rabab Al Tajir, the first Emirati woman international and national car rally driver, kicked off the campaign at the press conference The Group’s ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative encourages office workers to be more mobile during office hours 1 hour of physical activity during the day a must to offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle; decreases the risk of associated deaths.  July 10, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has ......read more

    The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

    Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome , a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain. PCOS is often a part of an overall metabolic syndrome that is a combination of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an abnormal lipid profile. Most women with PCOS are often ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop in preparation for the launch of the national health survey project

    UAE, July 6, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop with representatives from the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Dubai Health Authority, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, a number of local statistical centers in the UAE and the sponsor of the survey (IMS Quintiles) as part of its preparation for the launch of the national health survey project. The national health survey aims to collect field information on the health reality in the UAE in order to update the population health database, measure health performance indicators and support ......read more

    Ministry of Health &Prevention hosts meeting of Supreme National Committee for Control of Non-communicable Diseases

    UAE, July 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently hosted the meeting of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Dubai.  Chaired by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases, the meeting was attended by representatives from Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the Ministry of Education, academic institutions, ......read more

    American teacher finds relief from years of pain at RAK Hospital

    The hospital conducted its first artificial cervical disc replacement surgery The patient was suffering from severe wear and tear in the vertebrae and slipped disc, felt excruciating pain and numbness in his upper arm July 5, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Fifty-four-year-old Tracy Anthony, an American national, came to RAK Hospital emergency with excruciating pain and numbness in his right upper arm along with a tingling sensation throughout the arm. He had been suffering from pain in his right shoulder for eight years, but had dismissed it as a sports injury, opting for pain ......read more

    A Guide to Staying Hydrated This Hajj

    Follow these essential tips to stay healthy, safe and strong during the Hajj pilgrimage Dubai, UAE, July 4 2017: As Muslim pilgrims from all over the world get ready to perform Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), it is important that individuals undertaking the religious tour, plan their activities in advance to stay well hydrated at all times. “All pilgrims who undertake Hajj this year should aim to be fit. Keeping active and improving mobility can be easily tackled if the body is well hydrated. Optimal hydration levels may not only benefit general health, but also help pilgrims ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils counterfeit drug detector

    UAE, July 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the state-of-the-art TruScan RM Analyzer, a modern technology used to detect counterfeit or low-quality drugs posing great health threats to the community. The high-tech device is especially helpful to patients suffering from chronic diseases, ED, heart ailment, and cancer, as part of its ongoing commitment to provide universal health coverage and social protection for all individuals. The TruScan RM analyzer also enables drug inspection teams in the country to make informed and timely decisions concerning the release of ......read more

    Male Infertility on the Rise, Suggest IVF Experts

    Changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, rising levels of obesity and consanguinity among other factors are major causes of male infertility Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 29, 2017: A lot of men are eager to experience the feeling of being a father but aren’t blessed with this boon yet. Experts suggest that changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, consanguinity and rising levels of obesity, among other factors are major causes of male infertility.  “2 of 9 men suffer from fertility problems,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Consultant ......read more

    To Worry or Not to Worry?

    Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children 29th June 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention shuts down erring medical and pharmaceutical facilities

    UAE, June 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed several medical and pharmaceutical establishments nationwide for one to four months, depending on their violations, following inspections conducted by the Health Governance Department. The inspections were undertaken to ensure that all health facilities operating in the UAE are compliant with existing health regulations.  Monitoring was also done amidst reports concerning safety violations by a number of health facilities in the country. The violations included poor storage of medicines and other pharmaceutical ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches new Electronic Suggestion scheme Platform “Afkari” to facilitate innovative ideas

    UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best proposed ideas that will lead to the development of its services and to achieve the happiness of its employees and customers. H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group Digital Transformation powered by Etisalat

    UAE, June 22, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group signed an agreement with Etisalat to provide an end-to-end managed services solution for their entire network infrastructure. The project will provide faster, secure and reliable communication enabling Prime Healthcare Group to improve their business efficiency and enhance their security across its countrywide operations.  Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer said: “In the healthcare business; confidentiality of patient information, timely response and access to the best medical expertise is of utmost significance to build a ......read more

    Prevent Dehydration From Air Travel

    Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Lundbeck to raise mental health awareness

    UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.  Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; and from Lundbeck, Emad Wajih, Regional Manager for the Gulf and the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls pharmaceutical products and medical devices

    UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the local market. The move was in pursuant of Federal Law No. (4) of 1983 concerning pharmaceuticals and related companies and Ministerial Resolution No. (366) of 2010 governing withdrawal, suspension, or ......read more

    Online Salem Medical Fitness System Launched in Dubai

    20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention presented its Healthcare IT Journey at WSIS in Geneva

    UAE, June 19, 2017- Ministry of Health and Prevention participated, as part of the UAE delegation led by TRA, in the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, which is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As part of the program, the UAE delegation visited Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General to brief him about the UAE ICT advancement and vision.    MOHAP represented by Mr. Ali Alajmi, Director, Information Technology Department, and Ms. Mubaraka ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators

    UAE, June 19, 2017 - In adherence with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by its Hospitals Sector, held the second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators. The workshop was held at the JW Marriot Marquis hotel, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for MOHAP’s Hospitals Sector, and Dr. Muna Al Kuwari, Director of Specialized care management and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention opens mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people quit smoking

    UAE, June 19, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently opened a mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people stop smoking in line with the National Tobacco Control Program implemented under the theme ‘I quit and now it is your turn.’ From Al Muhaisnah Health Center, the mobile clinic will move to Mirdif City Center where it will stay until June 22, 2017.  H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, led the opening of the mobile clinic in a ceremony held at Al the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes campaign to celebrate World Blood Donor Day

    UAE, June 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre, commemorated World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘give blood , give now , give often.’ It held a special event to honour regular blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion services which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; Safia Al Shamsi, Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank; and Mona Sulaiman Al Ali, Managing Director of the Sharjah Blood ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds community and charity based initiatives across all its hospitals and medical zones

    UAE, June 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has successfully hosted and organized a series of community and charity based initiatives for both the Holy Month of Ramadan and the commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day--complementing the Ministry's aims of further promoting its core values, which includes social responsibility, enhancing feelings of solidarity and social cohesion, developing the spirit of volunteerism and charity work and introducing joy and pleasure to the hearts of the oppressed. The initiatives were held with the participation of the Ministry's ......read more

    Emirati siblings and Indians share the beat, heart-to-heart

    Dubai, June 17th, 2017: Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India. Hamad and Mohammed’s family – that had earlier lost a child to heart failure - couldn’t thank the Almighty more, not to mention the families of the two Indian heart donors, for bringing happiness back to their home. The two siblings were referred to Gleneagles after they were diagnosed with an ......read more

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