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    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 Excellency Dr. Maitha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza, in the presence of:  Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women's Union; Dr. ......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 processes that have been implemented to provide patients with high-quality care. Al Qutami highlighted that DHA staff are aware of their humanitarian duties and he thanked the staff for their dedication.    Al Qutami conveyed Eid Al Fitr ......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, five of which are related to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs): tackling CVD (Cardiovascular Diseases), diabetes, cancer, obesity and smoking.  According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity is a major cause of NCDs which account for 76% ......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, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said, “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of ......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 slowly Eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads which help to balance the richness of other foods Focus more on lighter protein dishes i.e. fish and chicken Drink lots of plain water rather than sweet drinks and sodas as these are loaded with ......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 to heart failure and death. Most people affected are elderly as MR incidence increases with age. Dr Fahd Baslaib, Head of Cardiology and CEO of Rashid Hospital, said, “Very few cardiology centres in the world perform this technology.  ......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 decided that an urgent surgical procedure was required to reconstruct the pulp and nail bed in order to rebuild the lost anatomy. A special surgical procedure called Graft Reposition over the Flap [GRF] was used to reconstruct the amputated finger ......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 Cooler Red  56.00 272685  Igloo 5gal Water Cooler W/cup Dispenser  171.00 275340  Rubbermaid Victory 2 Gal Jug  86.00  311100  APEX FOOTBALL Beanbag ......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 November 2, 2004, the day Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE, died. Since then, the UAE as a nation has commemorated the legacy of this visionary statesman on this day every year as the Zayed Humanitarian Day. The commemoration serves as an ......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 they have had. The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is a big one, it takes a lot of courage and consideration and it is important that you feel happy and secure with your choices every step of the way.  After taking this decision, many ......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 community for their dedication.” She said the centre is open from 8 pm to 1 am from Sunday to Thursday during the Holy Month. “During fasting hours it is not recommended to donate blood but after Iftar it is safe and we encourage ......read more

    Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in Dubai, in cooperation with the company’s insurance provider AETNA and healthcare group Mediclinic. Hidenori Matsubara – General Manager, IAQ, Panasonic Eco Solutions (A division of PMMAF), “This is an opportune time for us to hold ......read more

    Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region

    With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.  The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah.  With the installation of the new diagnostic system, Obaidullah Hospital will now become the central reference location point for all laboratories in Ras Al Khaimah. Pure Health added the ......read more

    Concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,   The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018:  Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.      In IBD, the normal immune response is overactive in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within the digestive system. This causes inflammation of the GI ......read more

    Dental Clinic Offers Tips to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene During Ramadan

    Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting    Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018:   An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.   Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral hygiene, but can also lead to more serious issues if not managed correctly.   He revealed how oral care is often neglected in the month of Ramadan due to the change in daily routine and bedtime habits and has warned against this as it can ......read more

    Effectively Regulating Sleep during Ramadan

    May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues. Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease. Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night. Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep disorders. Medcare doctor, Dr. Hady Jerdak, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine at Medcare Hospital stresses the importance of paying close attention to signs of chronic fatigue. Repeated sleep problems can be the body’s way of hinting at ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority forms CEO council

    Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure. The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.  Al Qutami, said: “The formation of this council will help us accelerate our plan towards implementing the DHA’s new structure, it will help enhance decision making processes, efficiencies and help improve the overall functioning of the ......read more

    Diabetes Center to organize session on the power of “Brain Parenting”

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely and to uncover their fullest potential, brain pathways of young children from 6 to 11 years and the impact of digital technology and its suitable use for today’s children. The workshop will further include assessment tools to gauge how a child ......read more

    Tips for healthy eating during Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018:   The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.  However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting. Following some simple guidelines can keep these problems at bay and ensure that you celebrate Ramadan on a healthy and safe note, says Dr. Moayed Alhelfi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain and offers the following tips tokeep you healthy and ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Hits Another Milestone

    The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018:  It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East. Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cases in the emirate.  “This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local community who had faith in the brand and entrusted us to help them fight infertility. Given our volume of IVF professionals and technologies, we are confident to provide greater care and an even greater success rate to our patients in the coming ......read more

    Experts highlight the need for comprehensive stroke care

    Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018:  Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies recently inaugurated its 4th META Stroke Academy in the United Arab Emirates.  The two-day event included over 150 leading neurologists and cardiologists from across the ......read more

    Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi Join Forces to Advance Scientific Research in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018:  Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE. The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, investigators and nurses.   The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, supported by sound scientific evidence, ethical principles, and clearly established protocols.   In the highly specialized field of clinical research, gaining adequate knowledge, attaining practical skills and developing the right scientific ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

    More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi. IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients due to the decreased quality of life. Those living in urban areas and industrial nations may be more likely to develop UC and CD. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018:  On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East. Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative ......read more

    Tips on how to fuel your brain from Fitness First

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this powerful muscle. Brain and Gut Bacteria Our brain and gut are in sync. The two are connected by our nervous system which transfers bacteria from the gut to our brain. We actually have more bacteria in our bodies than cells and so bacteria have an immense effect on our bodily functions. Depression, Autism and Parkinson disease have all been linked to gastrointestinal imbalances and problems as well as the sick feeling you get when you are ......read more

    Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE  More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;    It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health Organization  United Arab Emirates, Dubai May 21, 2018 :  MSD (NYSE: MRK) recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing risk of cervical cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region.    The event, attended by experts from across the region highlighted the importance of early detection and regular screening for cervical cancer. The experts also ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    du Wellness Expert Participates in Townhall Session to Inspire Corporates to Participate in Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib discusses workplace wellness and the path to corporate happiness Dubai, UAE, 7 October, 2017:  Responding to a call by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, du, recently held a special session for corporates at Meydan in Dubai to inspire corporates in the UAE to join the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The initiative is aimed to help Dubai become the most active city in the world. The session was conducted by Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib, ......read more

    Oncologists gather in Dubai to discuss breakthroughs in cancer management

    Dubai - UAE, 5 October 2017:  Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and supported by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the 9th edition of the UAE Cancer Congress in conjunction with the 1st International BRCA forum kicks off today, 5th October at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. The congress was inaugurated by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). He was ......read more

    Snowdonia Medical Centre and Pharmacy Delivers World-Class Healthcare to the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:  In an exciting development for Dubai's evolving healthcare landscape, October 2017 sees the launch of Snowdonia Medical Centre and Pharmacy on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Dubai. In partnership with some prominent local partners, the centre was founded by esteemed healthcare professionals from the United Kingdom in 2016 and has a vision to become “the most respected healthcare provider in the region”. By offering personalised, inclusive and high touch quality healthcare, Snowdonia Medical Centre is poised to deliver the most effective treatment ......read more

    Concerning conditions in children

    Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Orthopedic Issues in Children 3rd October 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. present ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority advises regular screening for early detection of breast cancer.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) experts advocated the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. Dr Moaza Hattawi , General Surgeon at Dubai Hospital and Founder of Pink Ride Hope, said: “Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries, the majority of cases of which are diagnosed in late stages.  If breast cancer is detected early on, the survival rate is more than 98 per cent, however if the disease is detected in the advanced stage, survival is ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum to advance the Pharmacoeconomic environment in the UAE

    Dr. Amin Al Amiri: The Forum serves as a knowledge and scientific platform that reflects the international leadership of the UAE's pharmaceutical economy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 October 2017:  Under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the Minister of Health & Prevention, the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum was organised, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Vice Chairman of the Drug Pricing and Registration Higher Committee. The forum was also attended by H.E. Diab Al-Rashidi, Consul ......read more

    Fight Yourself Fit: Professional MMA Fighter Rafat Shawe Launches New Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes for Adults

    ** New classes launch 14th October 2017 at Bodylines Gym Rose Rayhaan by Rotana SZR  ** Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Muay Thai Kickboxing and martial arts based training offers an intense total-body workout.  Originally a form of self-defence, Muay Thai is often called "the Art of Eight Limbs" because the fighter uses eight points of contact – the hands, feet, elbows and knees.  Now gaining popularity around the world as an exciting and healthy form of exercise and weight management, which also offers self-defence techniques and the means to overcome ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic rules out over 60 embryos transfers in the first half of 2017 to ensure successful pregnancies

    Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can test more than 600 genetic diseases while 46 chromosomes can be tested when Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is performed Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 September, 2017:  Selinah, 31, longed to become a mother but feared it in equal measure. She watched her sister-in-law, Aydah battle Spinal Muscular Dystrophies (SMA) - caused by a single gene disorder and was terrified of passing the same fate onto her children. However, using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) - a ground-breaking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique used at IVI Middle East ......read more

    UAE's new innovative mobile healthcare app bridges gap between patients and doctors

    MyMedicNow is another significant innovation in modern healthcare in the UAE. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28 2017:  The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to reach approximately $181.52 billion by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016. UAE’s mobile health industry is positioned for a robust growth, as suggested by the founders and developers of MyMedicNow, an innovative mobile app which supports the transformation of UAE into a smart country and is inline ......read more

    Rak Medical & Health Sciences University Convocation Ceremony: 28th September & 5th October 2017

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017:  On 28th September & 5th October 2017, 293 of our students from Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and RN-BSN Bridge programs (79 from Medical; 57 from Dental; 55 from Pharmacy (47 - B Pharm; 06 - MS Clinical Pharmacy; 02 - MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and 102 from Nursing (21 - BSN, 64 - RN-BSN, 17 - MSN), are graduating and waiting to receive their Degree Certificates from His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Chancellor of the RAKMHSU. With the support from His Highness, Ministry of ......read more

    Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and Healthpoint Establish an Integrated Thyroid Clinic

    New clinic offers record turn-around time from testing to results Expert team to include endocrinologists and head & neck surgeon Clinic to provide consultations, testing, surgery Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 September, 2017 – Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, and Abu Dhabi’s one-stop-shop for the treatment, prevention, education and research of diabetes, has partnered with its sister facility, Healthpoint, a multi-speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi, to establish a new integrated thyroid clinic. This ......read more

    Vitamin D deficiency a strong factor in failed pregnancies, warn doctors

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai bring happiness in the lives of a young Filipino couple suffering from infertility for six years An increasing number of young couples facing infertility  Almost 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are unexplained, showing no obvious signs of health issues Low vitamin D level, PCOS, among the biggest contributing factors; couples opting for IVF need to be in an optimal state of vitamin D, advises doctors In the UAE, more than 90 percent of residents are vitamin D deficient 24th September, 2017, Dubai UAE:  When 25-year-old ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group receives prestigious ‘Superbrands' status for second consecutive year

    UAE, September 23, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group has been awarded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status for the second year in a row which embodies the pinnacle of excellence in Healthcare Branding within the UAE. The recognition reflects Prime Healthcare Group as a key player in the healthcare sector as well as a leader in its field, capable of offering medical services at the forefront of its competitors. The prestigious status sets Prime Healthcare Group apart from other healthcare companies in the UAE, as a distinct market leader in the healthcare sector.  Dr. Jamil ......read more

    Laurent A. Voivenel - SVP MEA & India For Swiss-Belhotel International-Speaks on Digitalization in Hotels at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai

    Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme. Speaking on whether digitalisation is a disruptor or experience enhancer, Laurent said, “The hotel industry is no doubt being reshaped by the latest innovations and technological advancements. Digitalization is ......read more

    DHA is advising family members to be vigilant to the signs of the Alzheimer's disease

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care Presently there is no one test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, patients need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain whether they have  the disease. ......read more

    Healthpoint first to be awarded US ECRI accreditation for best practice in patient safety

    Biomedical Engineering Department recognized for world-class standards in the safe use of medical equipment UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17 September, 2017:  Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving an accreditation from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). The facility has been recognized for developing and implementing a solid infrastructure, to ensure the highest standards of medical ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation Will Host Its Annual UAE Event to Support People Living with Arthritis

    World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis Dubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th.   Concurrent with this year’s global theme – ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ – the Foundation will host its annual UAE event for families and carers on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the Shangri-la hotel, ......read more

    Timely diagnosis, surgical intervention save mother in critical postnatal situation

    The 24-year old Omani woman was brought to RAK Hospital from home country suffering from severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea Post a complicated laparoscopic surgery at the Hospital, the patient was back on her feet within days Post-delivery abdominal pain, if persistent, could indicate complications and should be addressed quickly, advises doctor    September 12, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Persistent abdominal pain in women in postpartum stage could be a life-threatening sign if not addressed at the earliest, warn doctors at RAK Hospital. Citing the example of ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare bags Gulf Business Awards-2017 for the “Healthcare Company of the Year” category.

    September 11, 2017 – Dubai , United Arab Emirates:   Aster DM Healthcare won the prestigious annual ‘Gulf Business Award 2017’ for the ‘Healthcare Company of the Year’ category. Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO  - Hospital & Clinics in GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, received the Award in a in a dazzling award ceremony held at Fairmont The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 10th September 2017,  in the presence of the region’s  prominent  business leaders and  top executives . The awards instituted by Motivate – ......read more

    Conference to discuss latest trends in diagnosis of cancer using radioactive nuclides.

    Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  The 2nd Emirates International Conference in Radionuclide Therapy and Theransotics  organized by the department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Dubai hospital-Dubai health authority is taking place from September 8 to 10. The conference is the first activity in the Middle East region and will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of cancer diseases using radioactive nuclides. There were participants from GCC countries and 10 other countries in the region including, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, and ......read more

    Five Good Reasons to Say Yes to Dessert

    For many of us, a meal just doesn’t seem complete without a sweet course at the end. And while it’s common to deny ourselves the pleasure because we think dessert will make us put on weight, or it just seems like a naughty indulgence, there’s no arguing that having a pud puts a smile on most of our faces. So, should we go with our instincts and enjoy it? Here are just a few reasons in favour of enjoying a dessert. Chocolate can be healthy A key ingredient for many desserts is chocolate, and if it’s dark chocolate, it could actually be doing you some good. ......read more

    Friends Provident International adds Best Doctors® service to protection plan

    Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  Friends Provident International (FPI) has enhanced its International Protector Middle East plan by adding the Best Doctors® service as a free additional benefit for customers. With effect from 1 September 2017, all new International Protector plans will include this benefit.  Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors is a privately owned, global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. The Best Doctors network includes over 50,000 of the world’s top medical ......read more

    High-level DHA delegation concludes official tour of United States of America.

    Discusses partnership opportunities with major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. Signs strategic MoU’s to foster growth and development of the health sector. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2017:  A high-level DHA delegation headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority recently successfully concluded their official tour of the United States of America. HE Al Qutami and his team met with officials from major innovative, medical solution and information technology ......read more

    Aster distributes 150,000 Salma food packets among famine affected people in Somalia

    As a part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, an “Aster@30” initiative, two containers of halal meals worth about AED 1.5 million were dispatched to Africa. Famine-affected people of Somaliland has received 150,000 packs of “Salma” foods just prior to the Eid Ul Adha celebrations days, contributed by the “Aster Volunteer”, channelized through the Govt of Dubai’s AWQAF & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and their associates Dubai Charity Association and Al Hayat Islamic Foundation in Somaliland.  Employees of Aster DM ......read more

    81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care

    UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old ......read more

    RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

    Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day Special session on stress management techniques. August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary education and guidance on important health issues. Celebrating the spirit of Emirati women, the event will provide them hands-on tools to manage their health and fitness regimen.  Free ......read more

    Calm Those Legs cramps for a restful sleep

    Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?   You could be suffering from a neurological disorder called ‘Restless legs syndrome’ or in short RLS. RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during periods ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority highlights the importance of geriatric care.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017:  Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible. Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar, which is the sole centre for the elderly in the emirate, highlighted the concept of healthy ageing and said: “ Presently the percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years, in the UAE is ......read more

    What you need to know before travelling on Eid Holidays

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017:  It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also the perfect time when a lot of people plan the much-awaited long weekend to travel outside the UAE.    After you have decided on the travel destination and planned the travel ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs memorandum of understanding with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an  MoU  with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met ......read more

    Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of ......read more

    UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the ......read more

    High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ......read more

    UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

    Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both ......read more

    Patient's life threatened by flu-like symptoms

    Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017:  A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my friend being sick when he was in the car with me. I told him to take some time off so he can feel better.”   Days after this incident, SW, was rushed to the Emergency Department of Burjeel ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to undergo expansion.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and ......read more

    Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

    Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle ......read more

    High-level delegation from Dubai Health Authority visits EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan.

    Aim of the visit is to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical emergency preparations in place for EXPO 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) visited Expo 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical contingency plans in place.   The visit is part of the ongoing medical preparations that Dubai Health Authority will undertake for Expo 2020, which will be hosted in Dubai.   The delegation was led by Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Call Center receives more than 151,000 calls in the first half of 2017.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority's call centre (800 342) received 1,53,783 calls during the first half of 2017. Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations at the Dubai Health Authority said that the callers were from the UAE and abroad. “Thirty seven per cent of the queries were regarding individual and facility licenses, 20 per cent were regarding medical fitness service, 16 per cent were for primary healthcare services, 14 per cent were related to queries about hospital services, four per cent were administrative queries, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully implements emergency plan

    UAE, 14 August 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the successful execution of its emergency plan for disasters and crises during a recent partial power failure at the Al-Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah. During the outage, which was caused by technical failure, power generators were operated automatically and provided electricity in key areas that included the emergency departments, intensive care unit, delivery room and incubators. Some of the patients from the affected departments were also transferred to safe areas in a safe medical manner-- transferring them to other ......read more

    Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of the Philippines

    Attributed to: Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment   Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) took the following actions: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the ......read more

    Second phase of electronic medical record project goes live across several DHA health facilities.

    Authority moving towards a paperless environment in line with its Smart health strategy. By end of this year, all DHA health facilities to have electronic medical records for patients. All DHA patients that visit phase two DHA facilities asked to carry their Emirates ID, Health Card and Health Insurance Card for registration Phase two DHA facilities are: Nad Al Sheba, Al Mankhool, Al Badaa, Al Lusaily, Al Safa and Al Zabeel primary healthcare centres. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2017:  Patients who visit certain DHA health facilities will now find that their medical ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority focusses on developing national talent in the health sector.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) felicitated outstanding medical students who are currently pursuing their medical degree and specialization. Upon completion of the training program, they will work with the Authority.  The Authority also felicitated today 141 E¬mirati students who took part in the one-month summer training program at the DHA. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Fostering national talent in the medical sector is a key ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority integrates biomedical equipment to Salama Electronic Medical Records System across DHA hospitals.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is integrating biomedical devices to the Salama Medical Records System in high acuity areas in certain DHA hospitals, said a top health official. Salama is the name of the Authority’s electronic patient medical record project. The DHA-wide project will ensure electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities.  Additionally, it will help provide patients access to their medical record through a patient portal. The project will ensure every patient visiting a DHA ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre begins family counselling services for patients.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 August 2017:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre, the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, has begun family counselling services for its patients.  The move is in line with the Centre’s philosophy to provide multi-disciplinary diabetes management service under one roof. Mohammed Belal Al Shamma, consultant endocrinologist, said: “People with diabetes are recognized as having an increased risk of depression. It is estimated that 20 per cent of diabetics have depression, which can also make diabetes management a ......read more

    RAK Hospital introduces innovative Aqua therapies for faster healing

    Patients with Cardiac, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Athletic, Arthritis and Geriatrics issue to benefit with individualized rehab programs Hydrotherapy to relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness   8th August 2017;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Bringing in innovative concepts and techniques to healthcare, RAK Hospital through its Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation department has now introduced unique aqua therapies as a major rehabilitation technique for people of all ages ranging from ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention calls on holidaymakers to visit Traveler Health Clinics before visiting other countries

    UAE, August 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has reminded travelers that they can avail of health services and medical consultations at the Traveler Health Clinics in the preventive medicine departments of all the emirates throughout the year. These services provided free of charge to all Emiratis and at an affordable price for UAE residents are also available at Al Muhaisna Centre and Etihad Centre. “The Ministry of Health and Prevention believes in the importance of educating travelers about the health risks that they may be exposed to when visiting other countries. ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention continues to provide free health with Al Kheir Clinic

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

    Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala

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

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