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    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaima   • Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention.   United Arab Emirates, 23 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The campaign will be run from January 20th to 24th, at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. launched in collaboration between the Hospitals Sector at the Ministry and Saqr Public Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, the “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” campaign will be running on a regular basis, in line with the ......read more

    DHA organised a 30-hour health hack at the Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2019:  Young tech-savvy individuals with extensive knowledge of coding are using their expertise to find solutions to better the existing facilities available to support people of determination. The hack is primarily focused on three themes revolving around people of determination. The themes aim to improve the lives of those with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities, using technology as a medium to bring a positive impact in the day-to-day lives of people with determination.  The hack is in line with the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) mission to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and through enhanced community engagement.  Ifthiquar Ahmed Jameel, IT specialist at the DHA said, “The ......read more

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each

    First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The campaign will be run from January 20th to 24th, at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.   launched in collaboration between the Hospitals Sector at the Ministry and Saqr Public Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, the “Scan Today, Not ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum discusses importance of Mental Health Strategy

    Highlights progress made since launch of the strategy. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2019:   In 2018, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Mental Health Strategy for the emirate. The strat¬egy known as Happy Lives…..Healthy Community is Dubai’s first comprehensive mental health strategy and is applica¬ble across all public and private health entities in the emirate.    According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’    During the launch of the strategy, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority had discussed the importance of such a strategy. He said, “The strategy ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signs agreement with Neuron for Saada health programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of Neuron and other senior health officials.  Saada means happiness in Arabic and the programme is one of the smartest health insurance schemes in the world. It is applicable for all nationals in Dubai who do not benefit from any other Government funded health insurance cover.  More than 100,000 Emirati nationals have already enrolled ......read more

    Mundipharma set to provide innovative cold treatment for Adults and Children in new markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  Mundipharma, the maker of the BETADINETM range of products, announced expansion of the partnership with Marinomed Biotech to extend their rights for the Carragalose® based Nasal Sprays and Lozenges in additional markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META).  The deal will aim to further extend marketing of Marinomed’s products which have shown to significantly reduce disease duration and reduce relapses and help more adults and children suffering from the symptoms of the disease in additional markets across the META region. The common cold is a viral infection that affects adults twice per year on average. The impact is greater for children who can typically contract them up to five to seven times per year due to their exposure at school and the playground. The new ......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, UAE, January 17, 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 IVD industry forms an ......read more

    LABELIANS (a CML-ID Group company) Ready to Unveil Its Fmbio5 Bioleader® Armchair for Blood Sampling

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: January 16th 2019:   On February 4-7 2019, LABELIANS will be exhibiting for the 3rd time in the French Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. The teams from LABELIANS will present, at their stand, their full range of pre-analytical, sampling transport, molecular biology, liquid handling products, etc... Plus, in a much- awaited reveal, the FMBIO5 Bioleader® armchair for blood sampling.    Conceived and designed by LABELIANS, the FMBIO5 bioleader® armchair for blood sampling is wide, robust and long-lasting. Its ergonomic upholstery and non-slip front cushion provide exceptional seating comfort. It can be equipped with a gynecological kit (paper roll holder, clamps, stainless steel stirrups) or a stainless steel tray.   The “gutter” armrests, which are very easy to ......read more

    Sterigerm's Mobile Devices to Neutralize Medical Infectious Waste Deployed on All Continents

    Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  As part of the CHASTAGNER Group of companies, STERIGERMS manufactures mobile devices which neutralize medical infectious waste on-site (MIW), in a water-free, discharge-free process, requiring nothing more than a 220/230 volts functioning power outlet. Official and exclusive supplier to the French Navy, STERIGERMS devices can be found onboard most of its ships and notably on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French fleet. From January 28-31, 2019, it will be exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year in the French Pavilion at Arab Health, with its 60-liter model. The ease of installation and treatment it offers has won over many countries, from the Gulf to India, not to mention both North and South America. STERIGERMS’ machines are already up and running, from Paris to ......read more

    Endoscopic thyroidectomy seen as minimally invasive and less complicated treatment for thyroid disorders

    Transoral approach aims to achieve scar-free surgery with minimal dissection Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  Great leaps in medicine and science coupled with breakthrough technological innovations have made the treatment options for thyroid diseases less invasive. In fact, newer treatments like endoscopic thyroidectomy is now being presented as a treatment that is minimally invasive and with lesser complications to deal with.  The minimally invasive surgery leaves minimal scars as it employs the principles of natural orifice transluminal surgery (NOTES) to achieve a scar-free condition post-operation. Endoscopic thyroidectomy has been performed worldwide since the late ‘90s. In 1996, the first endoscopic parathyroidectomy procedure was conducted, leading to the advent of minimally invasive neck surgery. While open ......read more

    S@TIS' traceability software packages to feature at Arab Health 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- January 10, 2019:   For the fifth year in a row, STEAM France and its French subsidiary S@TIS, with the support of Business France, will be exhibiting at the Arab Health show in Dubai, from January 28-31, 2019.  Subsidiary S@TIS in the limelight It will be presenting a software suite composed of multiple complementary modules, compliant with the requirements of international standards, and which enable, real-time and paper-free, monitoring of each stage of the sterilization process, from the operating room to the sterile arsenal.  Intuitive and compatible with all types of equipment (washer-disinfector, autoclave, etc.), whatever their brand or technology. S@TIS software suites for Medical Devices and Supervision System Traceability will facilitate managers’ efforts, thanks to ......read more

    Ethylene oxide sterilization: A tried and tested process and increasingly innovative machines

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 :   Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards governing its use (safety and toxicity) and its follow-up (EO residuals in the MD) are adhered to. SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures industrial-type ethylene oxide sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the technical committee that ......read more

    Discover Your Light at The LightHouse Arabia

    Explore how to find relief, discover balance and live with vitality in 2019 at an interactive wellbeing event taking place on Friday, 25th January    Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to being kinder to ourselves.    We all lead such busy lives, where we can overlook simple things that make us happy and more productive.  If self-care and being more mindful is one of your goals for the New Year, if you are looking to enhance your wellbeing and live with greater vitality, or if you have a specific area of your life that you need some support with, TheLightHouse Arabia is running their annual open day event for the Dubai community. Discover Your Light –    A Wellbeing Event is a day of interactive wellbeing workshops, informal ......read more

    DHA aims to meet goals of Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.

    DHA to implement mechanisms to accelerate the pace of achieving these objectives. Continuous evaluation to monitor progress Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2019:   Dubai Health Authority(DHA) aims to meet the goals of the Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently announced eight principles for the future success of the nation. He also published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and guarantee a better future for generations to come.    HH Sheikh Mohammed named the document the “Fifty-Year Charter”, after his 50th anniversary of starting his first mission in serving his homeland and people.   HE ......read more

    The Truth About Back Pain in Cold weather

    Experts estimate 80% of us will experience back pain at some time in our lives. Dubai, UAE, 7th January, 2019:   Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and Disc Prolapse.  It might be a sharp stab or a dull ache. At some point, 8 out of 10 of us will have back pain. In fact, most people also associate that the colder the weather, the more discomfort occurs in one’s back muscles and joints. Dr. Khaled M Faraj, Sr. Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai identifies ......read more

    Two couples blessed with baby girls on New Year at RAK Hospital

    January 02, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   For Emirati couple Hassan Ali and Safeyya Ali Salem, the year 2019 brought their very own special bundle of joy: a beautiful baby girl, who was born in the wee hours of the New Year, at 3:00 am, at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Weighing around 3.2 kgs, the baby is the first child of the young couple.  Another baby girl, weighing 2.85 kgs was born to Egyptian parents, Hani Ahmed and Safiya Abbas Morsy at the Hospital on New Year.  Congratulating the happy parents on this occasion, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group, and Executive Director at RAK Hospital said: “As a New Year gift to the babies born at RAK Hospital on 1st January, we will provide free OPD consultation including vaccination for one year. There are few blessings more joyous than the birth ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital restores shoulder functions for a biking enthusiast with a minimal invasive procedure

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2018 –   42-year-old John Dingo Demadura Rojas, a resident of Dubai was biking in a mountainous area when he had an accidental fall and injured his left clavicle.  In severe pain John was rushed to another hospital where he was advised to undergo an open surgery to restore the shoulder function. However, he approached Zulekha Hospital Sharjah for a second opinion and was keen on an alternative to the open procedure. The diagnosis revealed a grade 3 (complete) dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle – left shoulder. It was observed that the joint between the clavicle and shoulder blade had disrupted owing to complete disruption of ligaments. This resulted in dislocation of one end of the collar bone. His shoulder movements were painfully restricted in all the ......read more

    Hundreds join the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association in the “One Hour Walk 2” event

    Sharjah - 30 December 2018:  Hundreds of people from all age groups participated in the “One Hour Walk 2” event, which was organized on Saturday by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. The event, which was organized in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, took place at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event included the participation of a large number of students from schools and universities, as well as government and private institutions in Sharjah. The event was also attended by HE Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police; Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association; and representatives of several government agencies in Sharjah. The “One Hour Walk” event ......read more

    Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

    Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are halal certified by the relevant national and international bodies such as HMC in the UK. Our expert and highly experienced healthcare and ......read more

    The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association organizes the “One Hour Walk 2” event on Saturday

    Sharjah – 27 December 2018:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, will organize the “One Hour Walk 2” exercise event, which will be held on Saturday at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event, which will begin at 4 pm in support of Arthritis patients, is part of the promotional campaign for the association’s 7th Annual Marathon. The marathon, which is organized annually by the association at the end of February, includes thousands of participants that belong to different nationalities and age groups. During the “One Hour Walk” event, which is organized regularly at different locations in the Emirate of Sharjah, the association will also distribute leaflets to raise awareness ......read more

    First Whole Genome Sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Conducted in the UAE at MBRU

    MBRU is setting up massive genomic infrastructure to conduct large-scale whole genome sequencing Dubai, December 27, 2018:   A first for the United Arab Emirates, a whole genome-sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was conducted at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), as part of a collaborative research with the Autism Program at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (Al Jalila Children’s), in Dubai Healthcare City. As humans our genome, which is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell, is composed of DNA that is packed within 23 pair of chromosomes. A typical genome is 3 billion base pair long and has more than 20,000 genes. Reading or sequencing human genome is becoming critical for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. ......read more

    Award for innovator of pioneering health and wellness eco-system

    Dr Manoj Menon receives top accolade at Smart Health Dubai Awards for “Spotcheck”, judged by leading lights in global Health Technology Sector    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  The co-founder of Spotcheck, a technology driven health and wellness services provider, which offers an 8 minutes non-invasive health screening and a digital platform, has been awarded as one of the top 50 leaders in the healthcare sector in the region. Dr Manoj Menon was given the award at the Smart Health Dubai conference, a platform held in Dubai once a year which brings together decision-makers from corporates and government organizations from across the Middle East with researchers and investors in order to share knowledge and build alliances.  The two-day event took place at Raffles Hotel and was attended by over 200 ......read more

    Julphar set to Bring New Combination Cholesterol Medicine to UAE

    New drugs to be made available locally for first time License and technology transfer agreement completed with Dutch company PharmaMatch BV High cholesterol one of major factors in rise of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease UAE’s biggest killer December 26, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has completed a deal with leading Dutch company, PharmaMatch BV, to launch a novel combination for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, which is currently unavailable in the UAE market.    The license and technology transfer agreement was signed earlier this month on the sidelines of CPhI Worldwide, the largest pharmaceutical trade fair in the world. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will manufacture ......read more

    Medical Community Programme to showcase advances in Fertility Treatment in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  In an endeavour to support development of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Oman, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Muscat– has organised a series of programmes for the medical community, in association with the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OSOG). The clinical team will participate in a number of workshops starting in December 2018 until February 2019 in four different cities in Oman – Sohar, Salalah, Muscat and Sur. The first session entitled ‘Fertility Assessment in Omani Women’ will be held in Sohar on 20th December. This will be spearheaded by Dr Upma Pathak Shankar, IVF Specialist and Mr. Alberto Linan, Senior Embryologist, from IVI Muscat Fertility Clinic. Similarly, ‘Fertility Challenges in Omani Couples’ will be held on 17th January 2019 ......read more

    Julphar Announces Q3 Results

    December 23, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.  The company reported Q3 year-to-date sales of AED 719 million and a net loss of AED 29m. Following the temporary suspension on the export of Julphar’s products to Saudi Arabia, the company’s management has worked extensively with Health Authorities to address their recommendations and implement corrective measures. Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: “Q3 2018 has been a challenging quarter for Julphar. While we saw a decline in our revenue and profitability due to the headwinds in Saudi Arabia, we continued to work hard on new products launches and building new alliances, which will have a positive ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A MATERNAL HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH

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

    6000 Fistula surgeries celebrated at the FIGO Regional Congress in Dubai

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

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

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

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai's Surgeons treat rare nasal tumour

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

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

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

    UAE Climate Leading to High Incidence of Skin Condition

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

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

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

    What to do if you have hemorrhoids

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

    Alpen Capital forecasts steady growth for the GCC Healthcare Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ministry of Health and Prevention steps up efforts to combat Tuberculosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Move follows reports of outbreak of H5 bird flu virus

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

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

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

    Sleep deprivation in children can lead to obesity and diabetes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hikma Medical Centre makes a mark at TEDxMIS conference in Bahamas

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

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

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

    DRYP for Free!

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

    The miraculous birth at German Medical Center

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

    German Medical Center makes new discoveries in Osteosarcoma in Children

    Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018:   German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, ......read more

    Don't call, just click for an ambulance

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

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

    On February 28, riders, doctors and volunteers begin a 7-day mission across the UAE First mobile mammography clinic in the world will offer free breast examinations to UAE citizens and residents through the year  The AED15 million mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and latest technologies to offer breast and cervical cancer tests Dr Sawsan Al Madhi: The Pink Caravan’s permanent mobile clinic signals a fruition of seven years of breast cancer awareness efforts.   Sharjah, February 19, 2018:  The Pink Caravan ......read more

    Pure Health to operate National Unified Medical Records program

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

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

    …and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology ......read more

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

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

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

    UAE, February 17, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued six circulars to the relevant bodies to withdraw a baby food product which could be contaminated with Salmonella according to the request of the manufacturer;  The circular also warns against the use of unlicensed addiction remedies and against the use of some cosmetics containing a high concentration of mercury, a herbal formula for weight loss, nutritional supplements that cause high blood pressure and skin whitening products. The Ministry requested the concerned parties to take necessary measures to ......read more

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

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

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

    The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work  Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs 75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable  Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes  Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.    “We are working in a world ......read more

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

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

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

    13 February 2018, Dubai, UAE:   This International Childhood Cancer Day, paediatric haematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionise treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).  Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.  Leukaemia is one of the ten most common malignancies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE, and a major form of paediatric cancer. In the UAE, a ......read more

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

    Dr Saki Santorelli hosts experiential session to demonstrate relevance of gathering oneself purposefully Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   “To do our jobs well, to take care of our children, to meet our colleagues, to develop teams at work, and get the job done - all of this requires us to be present. To solve the problems that we have, of course we need to think of the past and the future. But when we are solving a certain problem – it is right now,” said Dr Saki Santorelli, Director of Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts, during the ......read more

    WGS 2018: Food at the Core of Future of Wellbeing

    Experts highlight the correlation between aggressive hygiene practices and poor gut health, good food and good health Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   As the world population currently increases to 4.3 births every second, adding economic, environmental and social pressure to our planet, and with an unprecedented occurrence of autoimmune diseases and obesity, addressing health and healthcare issues is becoming increasingly critical. This was the key message put forward by Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a pioneer in the field of integrative gastroenterology and the founder of the ......read more

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

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

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

    Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   Governments need to identify and integrate sound pathways for encouraging and measuring happiness, said Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. Speaking at a session titled ‘Searching the World for Happiness’, Wiking drew attention to some of his work at the Institute. He discussed what he found when travelling and trying to locate the world’s happiest people, exploring ......read more

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

    Gabrielle Kelly urges governments to build on findings to implement happiness programs  Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 –   At a societal level it is important to create systems that use positive psychology to enhance wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness, said Gabrielle Kelly, Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her comments came during a session titled ‘Building Wellbeing at Scale’ during the Global Dialogue for Happiness currently underway in ......read more

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

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

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