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

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

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

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

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

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

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

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

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

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

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

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

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

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

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

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

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in the health sector in Dubai.  Al Qutami said, “The Dubai Future Accelerators programme is a platform that provides us with an opportunity to explore the use of cutting-edge technology in the healthcare space. At the end of the day, ......read more

    Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha

    Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in the midst of the royal Arabian dessert, Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness buffs of Dubai, and neighbouring emirates, to participate and run for a philanthropic cause.     Located in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), Al Maha’s fabled charm is a nod to the Bedouin way of life and this desert resort epitomises the heritage and culture of the desert environment. Al Maha plays a significant role in achieving ......read more

    Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to MEA region

    EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for nail and skin diseases, to commercialize its consumer healthcare product for the treatment of nail diseases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).   An innovative and rapidly growing company, Moberg Pharma is one of the leading players in the treatment of nail diseases.  Moberg Pharma is promoting its brands in the US and UK as well through distributors across more than 30 countries.   Under the agreement Mundipharma will ......read more

    Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of yoga including a ground-breaking technique called Kaya Kalp, a 90 day programme that encompasses anti-ageing powers as well as pre-natal and post-natal yoga.   Located in Burjuman Business Tower, BTAY’s special evening commenced with an exclusive Meditation session conducted by the Yoga Guru Dr. Bharat Thakur himself. More than 400 yoga practitioners attended the session which was a unique one hour long, intense and deeply healing ......read more

    Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and fitness guru, Emily Skye to inspire the crowds to get active  Vast range of all-inclusive, free events, activities and specilised zones including mass spinning, interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone got participants started on their 30x30 journey Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018:   Dubai’s much-anticipated, month-long celebration of health and fitness got off to an exciting start over ......read more

    Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life

    Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into an ugly life-and-death situation for 48-year-old Frank Wehner, a German tourist who was rushed to RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain. A quick blood and radiological test by the hospital team revealed that the patient had already been suffering from colonic diverticular disease, a condition where small bulges or pockets can develop in the lining of the large intestine and can result in a hole or tear ......read more

    VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing students

    UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational and clinical research methods. The fellowships were announced after the launch of the Moonshot Initiative, a first of its kind program in the region, to support broad-based, sustainable medical research in the UAE. The Initiative was introduced by VPS Healthcare and Abu Dhabi's Al Bayt Mitwahid Association. The Initiative will act as a catalyst to build a world-class clinical research agenda powered by state-of-the-art technology in the ......read more

    IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies

    The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies. The new service will focus on achieving a healthy pregnancy for those expecting.  The specialists at the Fetal Medicine clinic utilise advanced technologies to screen and prevent any complications that may arise in both low and high-risk pregnancies through in-time and accurate diagnosis. “IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic has had a longstanding reputation for working towards achieving a healthy pregnancy. It gives me ......read more

    Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer

    Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International found that 43% of women in the UAE said they have never taken steps to check for breast cancer. The results demonstrate the need to strengthen awareness for women of all ages in the UAE to undertake regular checks and screenings.    The research also identified how the fear of seeking medical help can even contribute to late diagnosis of breast cancer. Almost a third (30%) of women said they were too scared to see a doctor even if ......read more

    Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE

    Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors in the UAE providing Post Cancer Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors in the country through their recovery process by offering three women free breast aesthetic surgeries. After a mastectomy, breast aesthetic surgery can make a woman feel better about how she looks and can renew her self-confidence. The aesthetic surgeries will be performed by Avivo’s renowned team of board-certified plastic ......read more

    Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting from October 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The drive will educate women on the major causes of breast cancer, which are lifestyle related, especially food habits and lack of physical activities. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulations Sector in Dubai Health Authority and was attended by the management and staff of Al Tadawi Medical Centre, Dubai. According to healthcare experts, women are advised to undergo ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the 92km challenge on 14th December. The fourth, 85km Build-Up ride will be held on Friday, 23 November,  at Al Qudra Cycle Path and this will be the last ride before the biggest challenge of the season.   Following the event, cyclists and their friends and family enjoyed the lively cycle village with a number of delicious breakfast treats provided by Spinneys Dubai and fun and energetic activities for everyone to start the Dubai Fitness ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events

    Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of adults and young people in the community, including workshops & seminar training and free- to-attend support groups.     This November, The LightHouse Arabia are offering a wide variety of events. A small selection are as follows:      Relationship Revival Seminar Series   Wednesday, November 21st, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Adults (18+ years)  Topic: Constructive Communication in ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises

    Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to involve people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise every day. Located within the ground floor of the mall, all participating guests can register on the spot with the team stationed at the fitness zone.  The schedule for the free fitness classes are mentioned below:    Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary fitness classes throughout the week and also avail free BMI and body fat-muscle ratio tests for ......read more

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on 26 & 27 October

    Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of sports to explore from Cardio Football on two custom made pitches, and FIFA World Cup Championship Experience to Dragon Boat racing, and holistic wellbeing in its own dedicated zone Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 October 2018: The much-awaited Dubai Fitness Challenge gets off to a roaring start this weekend with an incredible two days of fun activities, team and individual sports, stage acts and a host of events to keep all of Dubai ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 November.    In line with the mission of the Challenge to encourage UAE residents to get active for 30 minutes every day, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting fitness activities at China Court led by experts from Fitness First.    Body mass index checkups: from 26 October to 24 November    Specialists from Fitness First provide free in-body composition analysis to visitors at a dedicated kiosk from 10am to ......read more

    30-year old Doctor delays treatment, takes stroke symptoms lightly

    Recognizing brain stroke signs could be a life saver, stresses Neurologist   Evert minute the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply causes damage to around 2 million neurons. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case predicted every hour in the country Increasing number of people in their 40s are suffering from ischemic strokes; around 7000 people succumb to it annually.   24th October, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: The window to treat brain strokes with clot busting therapy is just four-and-a-half hours, and any delay in recognizing stroke symptoms could lead to severe repercussions, warns Dr Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case ......read more

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    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

    Medical ethics concerning women's health to be highlighted at the upcoming Dubai Congress

    Key subjects at the conference: reducing pre-term birth, maternal nutrition, gynecologic cancers, IVF, advances in prenatal diagnosis; role of vitamin D in fertility, innovations in medical abortion, menopause and metabolic syndrome.  More than 800 experts to converge at the 3-day FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa  Over 40 speakers from world over, including the ministers from MENA region  Globally, post-partum hemorrhage accounts for about 35% of all maternal deaths, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality March 22, 2018 Dubai, ......read more

    The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society and Ministry of Health & Prevention launch health awareness campaign about Hepatitis C Virus

    UAE, March 21, 2018 - The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), have launched a hepatitis C awareness campaign under the slogan ‘Ready To Be Hepatitis C Cured’. The campaign was announced during the HCV Majlis held today March 21st, 2018, under the Patronage and attendance of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, MOHAP’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics, and supported by the Dubai Health Authority and Gilead Sciences. The educational campaign aims to raise awareness among ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes meeting for subcommittee of the national indicator of cardiovascular diseases

    UAE, March 21, 2018 - Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector at Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Executive Committee of National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer, the subcommittee of the National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer has successfully conducted a meeting aimed at implementing and following up on its programs and activities for the year 2018. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialized Healthcare Department, along with other ......read more

    Spotlight on technological advancements at the 6th International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Middle East (ICJR ME)

    Dubai, March 20, 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, ICJR Middle East 2018 will hold its sixth edition from March 22 – 24 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.    The sixth edition of ICJR will focus on technological advancements and create inroads towards the next steps in joint reconstruction. This year, ICJR ME 2018 attracts over 1500 delegates including prominent speakers, orthopedic surgeons, trainees, nurses and students from more ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital launches “Screen and Survive” free colorectal cancer screening campaign

      The initiative successfully screened 1315 participants in Dubai and Sharjah detecting 16 positive results since it started in 2015  ‘Screen and Survive’ supports an element of the UAE Vision 2021 in which the country aims to be one of the world's best in providing quality and  sustainable healthcare services Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March, 2018:   Zulekha Healthcare Group launched today its ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign in its third edition in the honourable presence of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of ......read more

    Move follows reports of outbreak of H5 bird flu virus

    Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2018 –   Keeping abreast of trade partners’ health status through their published reports on the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Department of Animal Development & Health at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a temporary ban on live birds from Bulgaria.   The move follows reports of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus in Bulgaria. MOCCAE announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures: Temporarily banned the import of all ......read more

    UAE's first ICU Symposium attracts over 150 of GCCs top healthcare professionals

    CMRC’s ICU Rehab Symposium 2018 sheds light on the importance of Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care  Dubai, 11  March 2018:   The Cambridge ICU Rehab Symposium 2018, organized by Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, UAE’s leading rehabilitation and post-acute care provider, was held at The Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. The symposium, which was attended by over 150 healthcare professionals from the GCC and surrounding regions, was the first of its kind platform in the UAE that covered unique and multidisciplinary approach ......read more

    Sleep deprivation in children can lead to obesity and diabetes

    British Orchard Nursery educate parents on Sleep Therapy for Children Sleep deprivation can result in lack of retention power, hyperactivity and violent outburst, affects concentration and slows down problem solving skills One hour of sleep loss at night can set back cognitive abilities by two years March 11, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Sleeping is a learnt behaviour and parents should begin setting a sleep pattern for toddlers as young as six to eight weeks old for optimum developmental growth, advise experts. Understanding the need for proper sleep among toddlers and children, ......read more

    Sanofi introduces innovative therapy to help address high unmet medical needs of patients with moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis in the UAE

    UAE is among the first countries in the world to introduce the first targeted biologics The incidence of atopic dermatitis has increased by 2- to 3-fold during the past decades in industrialized countries  Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2018 –   Under the patronage of the Emirates Dermatology Society, Sanofi today announced the launch of an innovative therapy, that is seen to significantly help adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD). After receiving a fast-track approval by the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE is one of the first few countries in ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group and Dignity Health USA team up to expand world-class clinical excellence to the UAE

    Telemedicine use to be the key component of the alliance, will bring best affordable care to patients UAE healthcare group’s collaboration with leading US healthcare provider will bring expertise in clinical operations, educational services, and digital innovation March 8th, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Continuing its efforts to bring world-class expertise and clinical care to the doorstep of UAE residents, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) based Arabian Healthcare Group has formed a strategic alliance with Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare providers based in the United ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority doctors raise awareness on women's health to mark International Women's Day 2018.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 7, 2018:  Doctors at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed women’s health issues to mark International Women’s Day, which takes place every year on the 8th of March. Doctors from Dubai Health Authority highlighted that despite massive advances in maternal health; one of the biggest challenge facing women of childbearing age in this region is obesity. Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Many women are now benefitting from massive improvements in care during pregnancy and childbirth introduced in the last ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention issues circular directing all doctors to issue electronic printed medical prescriptions in private medical facilities

    UAE, March 5, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular directing doctors practicing in the UAE private medical facilities to issue an electronic or printed medical prescription instead of handwritten ones within six months from the circular’s issuance date. The move will prevent the error of giving wrong medicines to patients by pharmacists due to illegible handwriting on prescriptions, which could lead to wrong medications being dispensed or incorrect doses recommended and this could in some cases cause serious complications. The circular is addressed to the ......read more

    Medcare Doctors Urge UAE Residents to Recognize the Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    Research finds that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived  46.42% per cent of individuals sleep for seven hours per nighti Studies reveal that 24% of UAE residents suffer from sleep disorders  Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018:  Experts at Medcare are urging individuals to recognise symptoms of sleep disorders and take timely action to avoid negative effects of sleep deprivation on physical and emotional wellbeing.    “Sleep deprivation is a serious concern affecting a great majority of individuals residing in the UAE. Unfortunately, ......read more

    Medical experts gathered to highlight the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the UAE

    In 2017, 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 had type 2 diabetes   and 30% of deaths in UAE  are due to cardiovascular disease   Type 2 Diabetes has a major public health impact due to rapid economic growth, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which are all characteristic to the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 February 2018-   Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently held a symposium in collaboration with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The event, which ......read more

    Local and international experts call for increased genetic research to support the 25 million people living with rare disease in the Middle East

    Arab nationals suffer from one of the highest rates of genetic disease in the world  Rare disease day is marked on the last day of February every year. This year’s theme is ‘Research’  27 February 2018, Dubai, UAE:  This Rare Disease Day, experts are calling for increased research to unlock the answer to rare diseases which will, in turn, help the 25 million patients from the Middle East living with rare disease .   There are more than 6000 known rare diseases, of different prevalence rates, and this number is continuously growing . Most ......read more

    Western Australia Premier's maiden visit to UAE aims at boosting its AED8.4 billion trade relationship

    Premier Mark McGowan of Western Australia will be traveling to UAE, the largest trading partner in the GCC and will be meeting senior government officials in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The visit aims to further enhance the AED8.4 billion trade relationship between the two countries.  “I am pleased to announce the Premier of the largest State in Australia which is also the largest mineral and grain exporter, with three out of four Australian universities in UAE from his State, will be conducting his first visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This visit demonstrates the importance of the UAE ......read more

    Hikma Medical Centre makes a mark at TEDxMIS conference in Bahamas

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 26, 2018:   Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, participated in the TEDxMIS conference that was held recently in Bahamas. The world-renowned independently-organized TED event - TEDxMIS featured the world's leading thinkers and doers in the field of Implant Dentistry. Making the most of this opportunity to present Hikma Medical Center’s world-class capabilities, extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of dentistry, Dr. Anas Aloum, Consultant in Prosthodontics & Aesthetics at Hikma Medical ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches medical examination center for residency in Ibn Battuta Mall in partnership with Nakheel Malls

    UAE, February 24, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in partnership with Nakheel malls, to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. The initiative forms part of the Ministry’s strategy to outsource health screening services to expatriate workers in partnership with the private sector. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant ......read more

    DRYP for Free!

    New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies    Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.     Choose between any of the following classes:    Friday 2nd March 10.30am Hot Yoga ......read more

    The miraculous birth at German Medical Center

    German Medical Center FZ-LLC story of the miraculous birth. German Medical Center FZ-LLC specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center medical professionals reform all vital aspects of your healthcare. German Medical Center FZ-LLC located at Dubai Healthcare City, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Clinic 302 & 404. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center the Dubai-based ......read more

    German Medical Center makes new discoveries in Osteosarcoma in Children

    Dubai, UAE, February 22, 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, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, ......read more

    Don't call, just click for an ambulance

    Innovative mobile App, Tawari, promises rapid medical assistance   SHARJAH, Feb 20 , 2018 –   A new mobile App promises patients with chronic illness reduced waiting time at hospital and easy way to call an ambulance. Developed by a student of Skyline University College Sharjah, the App called ‘Tawari’ is currently on display at the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the UAE Innovation Month being celebrated in Sharjah from February 15-21.   The App is one of the 12 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for February 2018

    UAE, February 11, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of the Visiting Doctors Program, scheduled to take place in February 2018, to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services to Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Khorfakkan Hospital in their various fields of expertise, including pediatric rheumatology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology for children, neonatology and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Eustis, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Ochsner Health Systems - the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention participates in this year's ‘National Career Exhibition' at Expo Center Sharjah

    UAE, February 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) is participating at the 20th edition of the National Career Exhibition, which is taking place from February 7 to February 9, 2018 at the Expo Center Sharjah. The event, an integral part of the UAE government’s initiatives to successfully integrate national manpower into the country’s workforce, is held under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The National Career Exhibition is aimed towards attracting students, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Julphar to help reinforce UAE's medicine supplies during emergencies

    UAE, February 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention and Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Manufacturers recently signed an agreement to reinforce the country’s medicine supplies allotted for emergencies, crises, and disasters in pursuant to Article 4 of the Cabinet Decision No. (39) of 2015. H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing, attended the signing ceremony held at the Ministry's office in ......read more

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