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    Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

    Holds awareness campaigns to educate community about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2019:  Face painters and magicians visited Dubai Hospital today to meet children with cancer as part of the annual event that aims to bring them joy and cheer. Dubai Hospital and Mediclinic Middle East organised a campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day, which falls on February 15 every year.  Dubai Hospital doctors also held awareness campaigns to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, importance of timely detection and treatment options.  Dr. Maryam Al Rayes, CEO of Dubai Hospital inaugurated the campaign. Dr Hani Humad, Paediatric Oncologist at Dubai Hospital said, “Every year we mark this occasion to raise awareness about ......read more

    Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, - 21 February 2019:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is teaming up with UAE-based breast cancer awareness and screening initiative Pink Caravan to encourage all women and men across Abu Dhabi to get tested.   From 21st of February until 2nd of March, medical staff from Pink Caravan will offer women free advice and screening for breast cancer at a private booth in the Mall. Pink Caravan promotes early breast cancer detection, offering women of all ages free breast cancer screening. They will be sharing the message that the earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.    Visitors will also have a chance to speak to medical experts and learn about the disease, its causes, symptoms and methods of detection.   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi encourages all women to visit the fixed ......read more

    Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

    Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – which is a condition mainly diagnosed in infants. CHD is usually found in infants, however, the population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing and is estimated to grow at a rate of 6 percent per year* in developed countries while in the UAE it is at 3 to 5 percent. “This rare type of congenital heart disease effects approximately 5 out of 1000 infants born with the ......read more

    Mundipharma introduces new BETADINETM Cold Defence to quickly and effectively tackle common colds

    New BETADINETM Cold Defence exhibits antiviral properties1,2 and found to combat symptoms and reduce duration of common cold by 2 day s3,4 February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Millions of people all over the world will be suffering from common cold symptoms after contracting a cold this winter, particularly in the Middle East when the cooler temperatures can catch many people off-guard leaving them prone to bouts of seasonal sickness. The symptoms of a common cold include sneezing, runny nose, headache, and general malaise, with around half of sufferers also experiencing a sore throat and coughing5. Each year children can suffer from up to five colds with two to three colds affecting adults, which results in time off from school or work and considerable discomfort for the patient5. As part of its commitment to tackling some of the ......read more

    Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless

    Dubai, February 17, 2019—Banner Health, a Phoenix, Arizona based healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics in six states, has selected the CommScope Era C-RAN antenna system to deliver strong, consistent mobile coverage in its facilities.  Reliable wireless connectivity can be critical in hospitals, and Banner Health’s IT team wanted a solution that ensured coverage throughout the building. Banner Health had previously leased a distributed antenna system (DAS) but wanted a system that its IT staff could deploy and maintain. Based on the proven success of CommScope’s ION-E®, the all-digital Era runs over standard IT structured cabling infrastructure that is familiar to the IT team, and that can be leveraged for future services such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). It can even share fiber with other ......read more

    Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

    February 14, 2019 - Dubai UAE Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ’s electrical activity is affected.  Cardiac researchers can already record and analyse the heart’s electrical behaviour using optical and electrode mapping, but widespread use of these technologies is limited by a lack of appropriate software.  Computer and cardiovascular experts at the University of Birmingham have worked with counterparts in the UK, Netherlands and Australia to develop ......read more

    How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?

    Research reveals millennials have little experience or knowledge of heart disease   Aetna International survey finds 31% of millennials have no knowledge about heart disease 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check for heart disease 15% of millennials don’t know what is considered a symptom of heart disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 February 2019 – A poll undertaken by leading global health insurance services and health care company, Aetna International, has revealed almost a third (31%) of Millennials in the UAE are unaware of the causes or symptoms for heart disease, when cardiovascular disease is the leading cause for death in the region.    The research conducted through YouGov found that 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check ......read more

    Okadoc helps UAE patients find a doctor and book an appointment online instantly

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Finding the right doctor and scheduling an appointment could never be easier Making an instant booking for a confirmed appointment with the doctor who matches your exact requirements is now a reality for the first time in the UAE. Whether visiting okadoc.com or downloading the Okadoc app for iPhone or Android, people in need of medical care can quickly, simply and seamlessly discover the doctor they need, and make a confirmed appointment, at the time and location they prefer, on a fully automated platform and without any human intervention. Okadoc’s service comes at absolutely no cost to patients. What’s more, patients have all the practical information they need easily accessible at their fingertips, in one screen, to help them instantly make the right choice for them, based on ......read more

    Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition

    Pooja Srivastav awarded ‘Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her efforts to create toxin-free, sustainable body, buildings and structures in the UAE and across the world Rt. Honorable Paul Clark, Past Minister of State for Her Majesty the Queen UK presented the award February 12th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In recognition of her efforts to champion the cause of sustainability goals in the UAE and across the world, Dubai’s first building biologist, and CEO of Shreem International, Pooja Srivastav was awarded the prestigious “Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award”.  Pooja Srivastav is a pioneer in bringing energy solutions to the UAE and is a known electromagnetic radiation expert. She also possesses a deep understanding of Geopathic Stress – a distortion of the earth’s ......read more

    Ideal Weight

    February 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It is really admiring when I see lots of people fit and fab. How do they even do that? How? Don’t they see all these tempting foods, both to the eyes and soul satisfaction? One should have extreme control over them self in the current world to be able to maintain these perfect figures. When we love ourselves the most, we dedicate to ourselves cautiously. Self-care is one of the main reasons for being in good health, shape. With all the accepting yourself, being yourself talk, saying anything about weight has become an offending topic and a very sensitive topic. REALITY Being yourself is nothing wrong, but there is an undeniable truth, accepting and being confident in yourself is the most beautiful charm anybody can accept. but there is reality knocking us, which we just ignore, being ......read more

    Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats

    H Retreats welcomes you to “Wellness Saturday: Reflect, Realign and Redesign” on February 16 at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel      February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE   It’s still the start of the year and an ideal time to reflect on the things that you’re not truly happy with. Could it be your work? Your career? Your home? Your professional relationships? Your personal life? Your lifestyle? Or even your health?    Do you feel your life is a bit stuck with old bad habits that you can’t quite shake off? Do negative patterns seem to repeat themselves time and time again? Or maybe you just need really useful tips on how to get what your heart is really calling for this year?    No matter how big or how small your concerns are, it’s ......read more

    Hospital offers free heart check-up on Valentine's Day

    This February 14th, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of complete cardiac care at RAK Hospital February 11th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Highlighting the matters of heart, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has organised complimentary cardiac check-up at its premises this Valentine’s Day. The camp, open to public and across all ages, will be held from 10am to 4pm on February 14, and will be offering heart screening and consultation by a senior cardiologist, and height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and ECG on doctor’s advice.   “Valentine’s Day is all about emotions and heart talk, but taking care of your heart physically is just as important. At RAK Hospital, we want you to ensure that your heart is fit, and you, in turn, can make sure that of your loved ones’ heart remains ......read more

    Aster doctors rescue 25-day old baby from rare flesh-eating infection

    Combined efforts of doctors and a Good Samaritan helped in saving the life of the baby  Neonatologists and plastic surgeons use innovative way to rescue the infant from superbug   Dubai, February 10, 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India fulfilled yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, this time through its unit Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore-India. Less than a month - old new born who had been infected by a superbug recently, was miraculously saved by the combined effort of the doctors at Aster CMI Hospital and active intervention by a Good Samaritan. Baby girl Rekha (name changed), born in a small town of Jharkhand was suffering from a rare life threatening infection of the skin ......read more

    Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship

    Aetna named one of the main sponsors of the 2019 philanthropic initiative  Dubai Cares’ ‘Walk for Education’ 3km route reflects the distance millions of children walk to school each day in developing countries The 10th anniversary of the Walk for Education is in support of the “Year of Tolerance”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 February 2019: Aetna, the leading health benefits provider, has renewed its support as a key commercial partner of this year’s Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education, having agreed a sponsorship deal.    Held in support of the “Year of Tolerance 2019”, the 10th Walk for Education aims to raise awareness about the importance of providing underprivileged children and young people around the world with access to quality ......read more

    GSK sets to improve antibiotic adherence in the UAE with a new patient-friendly chatbot

    GSK launches Medzy, a new UAE patient-friendly chatbot, aimed at increasing antibiotic adherence  This is in response to a research commissioned by GSK to understand the needs of HCPs and patients on antibiotics and the level of understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which revealed 54 per cent of UAE residents find it difficult to remember to take antibiotics  Three out of ten people believe they should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better rather than finish their course of treatment According to the World Health Organisation, AMR represents one of the biggest current threats to global health and development Dubai, 10 February 2019 —   The science-led global healthcare company GSK launches Medzy, a UAE-focused chatbot, to help patients use antibiotics more responsibly. This is in ......read more

    100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January

    44 Emirati couples and 55 other couples in the UAE were blessed with new-borns at the Hospital  February 9th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah: Setting a record of a kind, hundred babies were born at RAK Hospital’s Mother and Child Department in just the first month of the year 2019. In all, 44 babies were born to Emirati couples and 56 babies to the other UAE residents with one couple blessed with twins.  Commenting on this milestone, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director at RAK Hospital said: “We would like to congratulate all the parents on this happy occasion, and wish the new-borns all the best in life. For RAK Hospital, this is indeed a beautiful start to the year where we have played our part in spreading joy to so many people. The fact that so many couples have trusted us with ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches its Media Campaign as Part of the “With You” Initiative

    Under the Slogan “Dream Small... It adds up” UAE, February 9th,2019: Under the slogan “Dream Small... It adds up”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention launched its media campaign as part of the “With You” Initiative, which started with the aim of encouraging the Emirati society to exercise by adopting a simple healthy life style. Under the campaign, the world’s shortest marathon “the 1 Kilometer Marathon” was organized at Zabeel Park in Dubai attended by Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and the Licensing Sector.   The event included a number of activities such as medical tests for Diabetes, Hypertension and BMI for participants in addition to entertainment for children.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant ......read more

    Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visitors to the Italian pavilion at AEEDC

    Dubai, UAE; February 07, 2019: As AEEDC, the region’s premier event for the dental industry concludes today, the Italian pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, welcomed record number of visitors. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) brought together 26 leading Italian companies that displayed a wide range of solutions such as robotics, laser systems, 3D scanners and 3D printers.  Visitors were introduced to the latest medical imaging software and computer guided surgery procedures for the dental and maxillofacial fields, dental vacuum pumps, orthopaedic prosthetics, dental implants, and new CAD/CAM solutions to improve the quality of the performance and operative efficiency of dental labs. Also, on display were dental whitening solutions and uniforms for ......read more

    Dubai Household Health Survey launched.

    The survey is a comprehensive assessment of health and healthcare in the Emirate of Dubai  It will help DHA tailor its existing policies to meet the healthcare requirements of Dubai’s population in an evidence- based manner.    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 7, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) has undertaken a Dubai Household Health Survey (DHHS).    The DHHS survey, which is taking place in the Emirate for the third time, is the most comprehensive health survey in the Emirate of Dubai. The survey was first conducted in 2009.    HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “The survey is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ......read more

    Making beauty easy

    Dr Maher Al Ahdab shows you 6 easy ways to get and maintain beautiful skin and a healthy appearance.  February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: In this age of social media, good looks are desired more than ever. And it’s not just the women who are looking to improve their appearance – men are becoming more conscious of their looks as well. As desirable as it is to look good, it is also important that a good appearance should be easy to maintain. Dr Maher Al Ahdab gives his top tips for gaining and maintaining a young and healthy appearance.  1 The foundation for looking good is in a healthy body. So, following a healthy diet and giving your body the right nutrition is extremely imperative. A healthy and balanced diet, rich in vitamins is important for the skin. Vitamins B and A, which are found in green ......read more

    A New Concept in Fitness for Dubai with Launch of Max & Aegle

    Unique and innovative wellness destination in Meydan brings unprecedented offering with principles of Macro Health™ Max & Aegle has been purpose-built to offer dynamic health and fitness solutions for the mind, body and soul Facilities include numerous exercise areas across two floors, dedicated fitness studios, outdoor training arena, Olympic size swimming pool, running track and Yoga lawn.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates (6th February 2019): A new and highly innovative concept in health and fitness has been launched in Dubai, which focuses on the principles of ‘Macro Health™’, a term which describes a unique holistic approach to wellness.      Max & Aegle, located in Meydan and developed by Meydan Group is a 500,000 sq. ft purpose-built wellness ......read more

    Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management

    Study conducted with The University of Manchester – UK. MEBO Scar found to improve skin hydration, collagen deposition, and elasticity February 6th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has had a groundbreaking paper published in “Advances of Wound Care Journal”, the Official Publication of the Wound Healing Society. The paper provides fresh insights into the positive effects of Julphar’s ointment, MEBO Scar, in managing scars. MEBO Scar is one of Julphar’s leading products and is made from natural ingredients including sesame, cactus and beeswax, which are thought to improve the appearance of scars.  The study included 45 volunteers, whom were given MEBO Scar as well a widely used anti-scarring ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 Delivers on Its Social Promise as Dubai Progresses Towards Becoming the Most Active City in the World

    Massive 34% increase in participation volumes to hit a record 1,053,100 with 92% completing a minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity Long-term lifestyle changes with DFC positively influencing vital health indicators including frequency of exercise (76%), water consumption (73%) and sleeping patterns (70%) Dubai, United Arab Emirates –4 February 2019:   Impact assessment of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) emphatically confirms the strong and growing resolution of the city to become the most active city in the world – as both residents and visitors embraced the societal movement spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.    The 30-day city-wide Challenge, held between 26 October ......read more

    France at MedLab 2019

    February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC   11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 03, 2019: 11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector's development.    Health innovation goes well beyond medical innovation, particularly because the fields involved, and in particular the in vitro diagnostics industry, are becoming more numerous, diversified and interdependent.   The ......read more

    Julphar Launches Nationwide Healthy Living Initiative

    Campaign aims to promote healthy eating and exercise in UAE ‘Support and information key to cutting rates of obesity and diabetes,’ says General Manager February 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has launched a new campaign to promote healthy eating and exercise in the UAE. The “Julphar Healthy Living” campaign is designed to inspire people to improve their overall wellbeing and will include a series of nationwide activities and competitions. The pharmaceutical major is kicking off its campaign by supporting the upcoming RAK Half Marathon on February 8.  Julphar is also sponsoring the Ras Al Khaimah stage of the UAE Tour, the region’s biggest cycling challenge, which begins on February 24, and will be ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The FANR delegation was headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and radiation safety. The FANR delegation provided an overview of their projects especially in the medical field. They discussed regulation and licensing requirements regarding ionizing radiation in ......read more

    IVI Fertility Muscat clinic to offer couples FREE First IVF consultation for one full month

    Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, there has been a notable IVF baby boom. The science has helped realize the dream of many couples including those who had completely given up hope. The recognition of this science, world over, is ......read more

    Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.  The new Beauty Care laboratory is the second Henkel lab in Dubai, with the first one being opened in 2013 for the Laundry & Home Care Business Unit. The facility is the latest addition to the global network of 22 major R&D ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services

    DDC to introduce obesity clinic DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.   The estimated number of people with diabetes in 2015 was 415 million and in 2040, it can reach up to 642 million. In the UAE, it is estimated one in five people are diabetic and another one in five are ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE)

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23, 2018:   In a bid to provide free high-cost cardiac surgeries and other humanitarian aid services in the medical field, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE).  The two organisations have a long-standing relationship and the aim of the MoU is to expand cooperation to reach out to individuals and communities in need of medical services.  The MoU will enable the DHA to provide medical treatment to those with financial ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds summer training program for Emirati students.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began its one-month summer training program for 170 E¬mirati students as part of its efforts to develop national talent in the medical sector. The launch of the program took place in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City. Amna Al Suwaidi, Director of Human Resources at the DHA said, “Fostering national talent in the medical sector is a key strategic objective of the DHA. Summer training has multiple advantages for ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention signs agreement with GSK to ensure delivery of medical supplies during emergencies

    UAE, July 21, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) signed a strategic agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Export Limited (GSK) for the provision and distribution of medical and pharmaceutical stocks in emergency situations. The agreement falls in line with the efforts to strengthen the UAE’s medical health security, according to the Article (4) of Cabinet Decision No. 39 of 2015. The list of medicines covered under the agreement includes several products for the treatment of respiratory diseases, nervous system diseases, infections, urology diseases, genecology and ......read more

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities in UAE

    Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018:   With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save life of elderly patient by performing first-of-its-kind procedure in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018:  There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is caused by blood clots that travel from the legs to the lungs and block the blood flow to the lungs.  Dr Shibu Bahuleyan, Cardiologist at Rashid Hospital said, “The patient was brought ......read more

    The Factors that Trigger Infertility are Common in Men & Women

    Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018:    There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men.  Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading infertility services institution.  “Infertility impacts both men and women. It is important to know that this problem does not concern the woman only. Our research proves that there are ample ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Claus Peter Rees, High Value Opportunity Specialist at the British Embassy in Dubai.  Al Qutami highlighted the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority sign MoU to implement Dubai School Health Policy.

    Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening. All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).    DHA developed the five-year policy after extensive consultation with ......read more

    Dubai health facilities rating system underway

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)   The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five pillars which include patient safety, clinical quality, patient happiness, financial and operational indicators.   The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector held a workshop today with the private ......read more

    50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs

    Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018:  With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated procedure

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:   The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.  The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke while working on his ship.  “One minute I was fine and the next I felt dizzy. I then blacked out and when I woke up, the paramedics were carrying me to the ambulance. I felt trapped in my ......read more

    Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries

    Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference  80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential  Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases 15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in immunology, CNS, oncology, respiratory and cardiometabolic diseases   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Family-owned pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim presented its latest pipeline ......read more

    The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers

    Sharjah – 14 July 2018 :  The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, and to exchange experiences and tips on coping with breastfeeding and motherhood. A delegation from the society organizes 5 to 6 monthly visits to mothers in various maternity wards, where the ......read more

    Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls some anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan

    UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.  This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. Valsartan is a ......read more

    Nabadat initiative to provide free heart surgeries to more than 100 Indian children

    The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment. Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to receive free treatment.  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 10, 2018:   More than 100 Indian children will receive a new lease of life due to free heart surgeries that the cardiac ......read more

    HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients' Experience

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 –   HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, ......read more

    New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two types of multiple sclerosis (MS), progressive and relapsing forms of MS, launches in the UAE

    First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS  First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS    First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to disability  Dubai, 10th July, 2018:   OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), a first of its kind therapy for both relapsing (RMS) and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PPMS), amongst the most ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention introduces Virtual Reality in rehabilitation of stroke patients

    UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide ......read more

    Free Hepatitis C screening and treatment now included in the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme.

    The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria. The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late detection of the disease. Joint efforts of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers with an aim to focus on preventive community medicine, led to the culmination of this ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes first in the Middle East to launch state-of-the-art catherization lab

    The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.  Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures. The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East. The cardiology department is the second busiest unit in the hospital after the Emergency and Trauma Centre. Out of the total admissions in the cardiology department, 50 to 60 per cent of the procedures are performed ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group achieves 'Superbrands' status for third year in a row

    UAE, July 4, 2018 - Prime Healthcare Group has revealed being awarded 'Superbrands' status for the third straight year--demonstrating its excellent performance as one of the country's top healthcare companies. The achievement also reflects the company's significant role as a premier provider of medical services. Being recognized for 'Superbrands' status also highlights why Prime Healthcare Group stands apart from other healthcare companies in the UAE--sealing its reputation as a distinct market leader for the industry. Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime ......read more

    Mubadala Healthcare's Healthpoint Launches Integrated Information System and Achieves Top Industry Recognition

    UAE, July 2, 2018 - Mubadala Healthcare and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have collaborated to implement Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) at Mubadala Healthcare’s Healthpoint facility. “We are pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the Middle East to upgrade our health information system with the latest Cerner software,” said Dr. Jose Lopez, CEO, Healthpoint Abu Dhabi. “Our patients will benefit from a seamless experience that starts with their arrival at the check-in desk. The new software will help us access the ......read more

    Dubai to host 7th edition of International Genetic Disorders Conference 2018

    There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE. Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases. Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease. Advances in technology to radically reduce new cases and help better manage existing ones. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2, 2018:   Dubai will host the 7th International Genetic Disorders Conference which aims to bring together ......read more

    ProVita International Medical Center Treats a Stroke Patient Back to Health

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018:   NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.   Tamer, a 45-year-old Egyptian resident of Abu Dhabi, was admitted to NMC ProVita’s inpatient Multi-Disciplinary Medical Rehabilitation Program in March 2018, after having suffered a brain stroke which resulted in ......read more

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

    UAE, 27 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of their Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018, highlighting the scheduled visits will be in the following hospitals: Al Kuwait Hospital, Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Saqr Hospital. They will provide their medical services in their key specializations including gastroenterology, gynecology and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh, a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of Bariatric and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program (CCHD) for Newborns

    UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.  The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain Signs MoU with Fatima College of Health Sciences

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.  The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform ......read more

    DHA focuses on expanding reach of telemedicine

    Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018:   More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.  To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with ......read more

    Philips ranked amongst 25 great places to work for in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).  The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence.  Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion ......read more

    Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage

    Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.  Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke. Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of ......read more

    Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behavior among school children

    The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 ......read more

    Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club

    Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.   Her ......read more

    Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays

    DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.   Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity

    Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive. The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, ......read more

    Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more

    Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat ......read more

    DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair of heart patients.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions

    Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue. Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.    SKU PRODUCT DESCRIPTION   PRICE (AED)  174870 Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate ......read more

    Four Ministry of Health and Prevention healthcare centres receive international healthcare re-accreditation

    UAE, June 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that four of its primary healthcare centres in Dubai have received the Renewal of JCI Accreditation for the application of standards and specifications in line with global requirements and international best practices. The Al Rashidiya, Al Muhaisnah, Hor Al Anz, and Al Ittihad medical centres received this accreditation renewal for providing high quality healthcare services and management, patient and crew safety and upkeep of infrastructure and facilities, in accordance with internationally established standards, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Global Winner Award' in ‘Idea of the Year' category of Ideas Arabia 2018

    UAE, 5 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) won the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018, which was held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation.’  The event witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the competition. The Ideas Arabia Competition 2018 highlighted the innovations and creations developed by employees and individuals that were implemented by the organizations to achieve quality results ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

    This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with ......read more

    Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.  Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars ......read more

    Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the ......read more

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