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Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis Without Surgery

Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2022: Over the past 100 years, significant advancements have been made in spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. These advancements have led to improved fusion rates, lower complication frequency, greater three-dimensional correction of the deformity and more rapid postoperative recovery.  However, spine fusions mean fewer motion segments (less spine motion), which may lead to lower function in high-level physical activity and greater chance for spine arthritis. Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital highlights more on how to Treat idiopathic scoliosis without surgery. Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, often diagnosed in childhood or early ......read more

MoHAP to Launch National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign

• The campaign to be launched during press conference on September 26 • The campaign targets most vulnerable groups to influenza complications, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases. • The annual camapgin to run until next December   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will launch the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign at a press conference to be held next week. Themed "Protect yourself...Protect your community", the annual seasonal flu campaign will kick off on September 26; in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Department of Health- Abu Dhabi.    The seasonal flu campaign, which comes in line with the UAE’s strategy to provide comprehensive health coverage and protect ......read more

The UAE Reaffirms its Position as a Global Healthcare Hub Following AED2.8 Billion Deals Secured at Arab Health 2022

· In line with the UAE Government’s initiative of attracting industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Arab Health secured deals worth over AED2.8 billion earlier this year · Exhibitors at the 2023 event will cover the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including medical equipment and devices, disposables, wellness and prevention, and healthcare infrastructure, amongst others  · Informa Markets has confirmed the 2023 edition of the exhibition and congress will take place from 30 January – 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2022: Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicentre of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and ......read more

Cigna Run and Fitness Kicked Off – Redefining Fun and Fitness in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2022: With health and wellbeing a top priority in the UAE, Cigna Insurance Middle East [CIME] – the leading global health services company – inaugurated its fun-packed fitness events series – Cigna Run and Fitness – on Saturday, 10th September, welcoming 350 participants representing all age groups and people of all abilities.  The flagship fitness event kicked off at Ibn Battuta Mall in Jebel Ali Village with 2.5 kms and 5 kms runs, both timed and untimed, catering to all levels of fitness, High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), along with static cycling events and yoga sessions. “We all know the positive impact an active lifestyle has on our physical and mental health. And it’s even more beneficial when you exercise in company. The Cigna Run & Fitness event ......read more

Trucheck Now Available Across The UAE, A Remarkably Accurate Test To Detect 70+ Types of Cancer With One Simple Blood Test

Dubai United Arab Emirates, September 2022: Lifegen, the UAE-based company focusing on providing world-leading cancer detection and management solutions, partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to enable access to Trucheck, a highly accurate blood-based multi-cancer screening test across the UAE region. LifeGen’s partnership with Datar Genetics spans across multiple markets and addresses the serious problem of late cancer diagnosis through the use of the Trucheck blood test, which can detect over 70 cancers. The progressive CE-marked test provides early cancer diagnosis and is able to test over 70 different types of cancer with 96% accuracy and 99% specificity. Trucheck can be combined with existing annual health check-up programs across healthcare groups, corporates and insurances. Private hospitals across Abu Dhabi and Dubai ......read more

UAE Takes Part in 3rd G20 Health Working Group

UAE plays pivotal role in supporting international efforts to prepare for and respond to health emergencies The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has taken part in the 3rd G20 Health Working Group (HWG3) meeting held recently in Indonesia to discuss strengthening global health architecture through expanding global manufacturing and research hubs for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response actions. Led by HE Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of Emirates Health Services, the ministry’s delegation highlighted the importance of promoting solidarity among member states to better meet essential health needs, support global health systems, and provide supplies, treatments, and safe and effective vaccines, in addition to ensuring equitable access by all countries, thus sowing the seeds of reassurance and ......read more

Add Goodness to Meals by Contributing to Choithrams' Campaign to Support the UN WFP's School Feeding Programme

More than 6 million meals donated to the Zero Hunger global campaign since its start Dubai, September 01, 2022: In partnership with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dubai’s popular community supermarket Choithrams presents the 2022 edition of Zero Hunger global campaign. Under the theme, “Add Goodness to Meals”, an awareness and fundraising campaign will be rolled out between 1 September and 31 December 2022, and proceeds will go to WFP’s School Feeding Programmes in the Middle East region.  Through its school feeding programmes, WFP ensures that school aged children have access to nutritious school meals and snacks, enabling them to develop in a healthy way and to focus on their education. Since 2015, Choithrams has supported WFP by donating more than 6 ......read more

Dubai Fertility Centre reaccredited with Diamond-level accreditation from Accreditation Canada International ACI

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 23, 2022: The Dubai Fertility Centre was recently reaccredited with a ‘Diamond-level’ accreditation from Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Leadership standards. This is the highest level of recognition from Accreditation Canada. It is awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organisations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practices to improve services. The accreditation makes the centre the first and only government centre in the world to receive this accreditation for the second time in a row. This accreditation reflects the distinguished services provided by the Dubai Fertility Centre that are in line with international standards and contributes to enhancing patient safety while providing the highest ......read more

Around 99% of Cases of Hepatitis C Are Curable, but Early Diagnosis and Aftercare are Vital to Prevent or Address Liver Damage, says Cleveland Clinic Expert

Advances in medicine are bringing hope to millions of hepatitis patients worldwide, according to hepatologist ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)      27 July, 2022:   Infection with the hepatitis C virus is almost always curable, but given its impact on liver health, it is important to catch it early and to address any liver damage after the infection has been eliminated, says a hepatologist from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28.  Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis is caused by one of five strains of hepatitis viruses named from A to E. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C, both of which are blood-borne, and which together are the most ......read more

Actor Sonu Sood helps Seven-Month-Old Safan Ali rRceive a Liver Transplant at Aster Medcity, Kochi through the Second Chance Initiative

• The Second Chance initiative was launched by Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood in partnership with Aster Volunteers, CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare to support underprivileged children in need of liver transplant  • Safan Ali is the first child to benefit from the liver transplant programme which would support 50 children in the first phase.  • Children from underprivileged families can seek to undergo the liver transplant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals in Bangalore, and Aster Medcity and Aster MIMS Hospital Calicut in Kerala, India. Families in need can seek further information by Whatsapp on these 24 x7 helplines: 8113078000, 9656000601. Dubai, July 21, 2022: The Second Chance Initiative launched by Aster Volunteers in association with Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood treated its first patient – ......read more

MoHAP Reports Significant Growth in Number of Licensed Healthcare Professionals

• MoHAP: 28,195 licensed health professionals until the end of Q1, 2022 • Applicants meeting all requirements provided for to get their license in one working day • Ministry provides best licensing services to attract talented cadres and enhance the vitality of the health sector   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more than one working day. The ministry clarified that applications are typically submitted online using the account of the licensed facility they work for on the ministry’s portal for licensing nursing and medical ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist Shares Tips on Picking out the Best Sunscreen

Expert weighs in on sunscreen ingredients, application tips and precautions        18 July, 2022: People who use sunscreen regularly have lower risk of skin cancer and younger-looking skin, but with so many varieties on the market, it is important to choose one that works well, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic.  Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, says that daily use of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher can reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition, individuals can slash their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 50% as well as decreasing the risk of the most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, by 40%. Dr. Piliang adds, “Aside from cancer, the sun’s UV rays damage the skin and cause wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. Regular ......read more

180 Kg Man Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Stone in Dubai Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022:  A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years. Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a high-risk factor. However, he was unable to lose the weight , in the meantime, his kidney stone grew to about seven centimeters in diameter and  became like the shape of deer-horn, occupying most parts of the 10 cm left kidney. In addition, he had ......read more

AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals Raise Awareness at Khorfakkan Hospital

Dubai - July 07, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and its educational platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU) collaborated with the Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals for a public awareness program about overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary Incontinence at Khorfakkan Hospital. This was the first of many collaborations to promote preventable urological health issues by the AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals following their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the previous week.  The scientific program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the common urological conditions and discussed various important and relevant topics including their effects, how they worsen with age, methods for diagnosis, and possible treatments.  Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary General of the AAU said, “It is very important ......read more

MoHAP Holds Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health

July 07, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organized a workshop on occupational safety and health to review the best international practices in this field and develop innovative solutions to promote the wellbeing of employees at work. The workshop featured a number of presentations discussing the most common methods for fostering a healthy workplace and reducing occupational injuries. This is in addition to interactive discussions on how to promote a healthy and safe work culture.  The event comes as part of the ministry’s commitment to supporting the National Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS). HE Dr Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, MoHAP, stressed that the ministry is making every effort to enhance ......read more

Rashid Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation undergoes Expansion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2022: Rashid Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PMR) underwent expansion with the support and donation from Seddiqi Holding.  The philanthropic effort led to major expansion of services including a new gym for physical exercises, a rehabilitation section for nervous system injuries, a hydrotherapy pool, an occupational therapy and rehabilitation unit, an upgraded physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and a sports medicine clinic.  Additionally, the department also has a dedicated Retinal Prosthetic Organ Restoration Unit. The expansion is in line with the growing demand for rehabilitation services provided by Rashid hospital, which has a state-of-the-art Trauma Centre that is a regional centre of excellence for emergency and trauma ......read more

What Everyone Should Know About Sun Poisoning Symptoms

Cleveland Clinic expert explains the condition and gives tips to avoid and treat it    4 July, 2022, CLEVELAND: With travel restrictions easing and many people taking vacation days at this time of year, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is advising individuals to take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun or risking what is commonly referred to as sun poisoning.  Matthew Goldman, MD, a family medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, explains that sun poisoning is a nonscientific term to describe a severe sunburn that often mimics a flu bug or allergic reaction.   Depending on the severity, sun poisoning can cause a range of symptoms that may include a severe rash, blistering or peeling skin, nausea, dehydration, dizziness, confusion, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Introduces Value-Based Healthcare for the Emirate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June, 2022:  The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Health Insurance Corporation, which regulates the health insurance sector in Dubai, has launched the first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the Emirate. The model known as EJADAH is a value-based model rather than volume-based healthcare. At the launch of the event, which was attended by all health providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, DHA’s Director-General H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi said in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DHA is implementing policies and regulations to further accelerate the development of the health sector keeping patient centricity as priority and ensuring all ......read more

RAK Hospital brings the World's most Advanced NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing to UAE

Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more Home collection is available 24X7 from anywhere in UAE 27 June 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In its endeavor to always bring the latest and the most advanced technologies to the UAE population, RAK Hospital has introduced the latest NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing. Considered the most advanced and detailed technology in the world, it provides an in-depth analysis of a person’s ancestors by locating them not only by country or continent but in a specific geographical location. Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more. You can discover where your DNA is from, the migration paths of your ancestors with a simple saliva collection. The results will give you an unprecedented view of your lineage. Connecting you to your history, it will ......read more

Arab Association of Urology Signs MOU with SAJA Pharmaceuticals to Educate Public on Urology

Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.  The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the Arab Association of Urology, and Dr. Mohammed Khalil, CEO of SAJA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to mark the beginning of the strategic collaboration between the two organizations.  AAU and SAJA have collaborated in the past to ......read more

Breakthrough Brain Regeneration Treatment Program from Aviv Clinics Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2022 – A ground-breaking new treatment protocol to help restore brain function in post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients was introduced to Dubai healthcare professionals this week. The announcement was made by Aviv Clinics Dubai, hosting a medical conference under the Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation program of the Dubai Health Authority.  Aviv Clinics provided fully documented evidence of the use of their proprietary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve the cognitive and physical performance of people suffering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, regardless of the severity of their condition. Aviv’s new medical protocol improves neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt in response to an injury or disease, and reactivates ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare to Open a 550-Bed Super-Specialty Hospital in Indian State Kerala's Capital City – Trivandrum

Aster currently provides employment to 8290+ professionals in Kerala including doctors and nurses. With the new hospital in Trivandrum expected to add 2000 jobs, Aster would be providing employment to over 10,000 professionals in the State. • This would be Aster’s 7th Hospital in Kerala and 16th Hospital in India. The 550 bedded hospital will have several centres of excellence fulfilling the needs of a super-specialty hospital in the region.  • Total investment of Rs. 500 crores estimated for the entire project.    Dubai, June 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare service providers in GCC and India, announced the launch of its latest integrated advanced healthcare facility at Trivandrum in Kerala. The hospital will be a 550-bed unit and will enclose 5.76 lakh sq. ......read more

Serious Heatstroke Occurs 3.5 Times more Frequently in Overweight and Obese Individuals, Says Expert

Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that can lead to fatal consequences, knowing first aid and prevention strategies can help prevent the severity Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death   17 June 2021 - Dubai, UAE: Heat Stroke is the most serious type of heat-related illness caused by prolonged exposure to strong heat usually combined with dehydration leading to the failure of the body’s heat control mechanism. During a heat stroke, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It is considered a medical emergency and can impact any person of any age or gender. However, factors such as renal disease, hypertension, exertion in hot weather, sudden exposure to hot weather, lack of air conditioning, certain medications and health ......read more

Wellx Partners with Fit on Click to Supercharge Corporate Wellness in the Region

• Wellx has joined hands with Fit on Click to transform the corporate wellness space by offering hyper-personalized health insurance plans for organizations and individuals • This partnership will reward and incentivize positive behavioral change at the individual as well as corporate level through bespoke corporate wellness programs curated to reduce health insurance premiums     JUNE 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Wellx, the region’s first wellness insurance platform, and Fit On Click, a corporate wellness and sports service provider of UAE leading its way since 2015 have partnered to bring a new dimension to corporate wellness & insurance. By embedding wellness into existing corporate insurance plans, Wellx and Fit On Click will make employees healthier, and reduce healthcare ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Electronic Medical Record Initiative to Further Bolster the Health Sector

So far 8.4 million medical records, 31,800 doctors, and 298 facilities have been integrated into the NABIDH system. Al Ketbi: The authority is committed to the smart transformation of its health system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted that the medical electronic record project for every individual in the Emirate known as ‘Nabidh’, has integrated 8.4 medical records; 31,800 doctors and 298 facilities. The system is linked to the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s  ‘Riayati’ project to ensure a single medical electronic file for patients across the UAE. This was announced during Nabidh’s quarterly forum that was held in the presence of His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, officials from ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Observes ‘World No Tobacco Day', Encourages Smokers to Quit

• MOHAP urges smokers to quit and confirms that E-cigarette is subjected to tobacco control law • The ministry launched numerous campaigns to raise public awareness about the health risks of tobacco use • The National Health Survey revealed a decline in the prevalence of adult tobacco smoking from 11.1 percent in 2010 to 9.1 percent in 2018   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) joined the global celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, under the slogan “Tobacco. Threat to our environment”, reiterating its commitment to educating and warning the public about the health consequences of consuming tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and raise awareness about the economic development burdens it places on governments and societies. E-cigarettes are prohibited in offices and closed ......read more

Expert Tips to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

With studies increasingly highlighting the importance of this nutrient, Cleveland Clinic physician explains when supplementation might be necessary, and offers some cautionary advice      30 May, 2022: Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide and the links between the vitamin and many chronic diseases are increasingly being recognized and studied, but correcting a deficiency is not always as simple as popping a daily supplement or spending time in the sun, says a physician at global health system Cleveland Clinic. Susan Williams, MD, a physician at Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, says “Although the detrimental effect of insufficient sun exposure in childhood was established centuries ago, the beneficial effects of vitamin D sufficiency have only recently been established. ......read more

Electronic Medical Record System Updated

Dubai Health Authority upgrades its electronic patient medical record system known as Salama The project aims to better serve patients and doctors and raise the efficiency of health facilities.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2022:  Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Electronic Medical Record System known as Salama has been updated to ensure that patients visiting DHA hospitals have access to maximum number of healthcare services digitally and to enhance patient experience through the DHA app.  The patient medical record platform is available across all DHA hospitals, primary healthcare centres, specialty centres, medical fitness centres and private facilities accessing DHA’s SALAMA system in their centres related to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Dialysis centres, etc Salama ......read more

DHA's Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre Expands and Enhances Services

Centre equipped with latest technologies and has highly qualified medical expertise to serve the community and medical tourists. The centre will shortly begin providing specialised inpatient services. The recently expanded centre has 36 inpatient beds and can serve 160 outpatients on a daily basis.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24, May 2022:   The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre (DPRC) has undergone further transformation and has extended its scope of service.  The centre will shortly begin to receive inpatients for physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. DPRC has partnered with Orpea Middle East to provide the highest quality of inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to the population as well as medical ......read more

Dubai Hospital Launches ‘Da Vinci Xi' Surgical Robot to Perform Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Surgeons successfully performed the first operation using this technology at Dubai Hospital for an Emirati patient suffering from enlarged kidneys  The new technology enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility under various disciplines  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 May, 2022: Dubai Hospital has launched the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries.  Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, CEO of Dubai Hospital highlighted that in line with the vision and mission of the DHA, the hospital pays emphasis to the implementation of the latest technologies and smart solutions with an aim to provide the highest-quality of specialised patient-centered care.  Al Raisi said that the robot is known as one of the most sophisticated ......read more

Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Julphar Announces Q1 2022 Results; Delivers Robust Top and Bottom-Line Growth

• Q1 2022 Net sales from continuing operations were AED 418.6 m, a 156% increase from Q1 2021 • Q1 2022 EBITDA from continuing operations reached AED 40m, compared to AED 0.2m in Q1 2021 • Company recently announced 2030 growth strategy   May 17, 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries PSC (Julphar), one of the largest pharmaceutical Companies in the Middle East and Africa, today reports its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31th, 2022. In Q1 2022, the company generated AED 418.6 million in net sales, a 156% increase from Q1 2021. Growth was driven by an increase in sales attributed to the strategic acquisition of Planet Pharmacies and a 37% organic growth from the Julphar Segment operations which reflects the increased focus on Julphar’s core markets in ......read more

Protect Your Skin from the Harmful Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

Dr Ramsha Riaz - Cosmetic Dermatology Physician at Zoya Health and Wellbeing Resort   The sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays have been very well known to have harmful effects on the skin. Even though we cannot see these dangerous rays with our naked eyes, they do breakdown the fibers that give our skin its elasticity. This leaves our skin prone to easily bruising, sagging and premature aging. The freckles and sunspots that we develop over time also increases the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, we need to be very careful and protect our skin from the sun’s harmful radiation. May marks ‘Skin Cancer Awareness month’ that acts as reminder to shield ourselves from the harmful sun rays. You can start doing so by following these simple six tips:   1- Seek the shade - In countries that are close to the ......read more

HE Al Olama: International Nurses Day is a Token of Gratitude & Appreciation for the Incredible Sacrifices made by Nurses

HE Dr Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the UAE has been proactive in launching leading initiatives and projects to support the development of nursing profession and consolidate its position within the national health system to effectively deal with all possible health risks. Speaking on International Nurses Day, which is observed worldwide on May 12th, Al Olama stated, "Celebrating such an international occasion is nothing more than a token of gratitude and appreciation for the incredible sacrifices made by the nursing staff and a global recognition of their dedication to improving the health of societies." It is also an acknowledgement of the importance of nurses, who have become a fundamental pillar of all healthcare systems, playing a vital ......read more

Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai Launch New Visiting Physician Program in United Arab Emirates

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence   Dubai, 10 May 2022- Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital in Dubai signed today a collaboration agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the leading healthcare provider in the USA in the presence of  H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.  World-renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins Medicine in the United States will travel to Dubai on a regular basis to provide advanced diagnostic and specialty care for patients in the region.  This collaboration comes in line with the directives of our wise leadership and the vision of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to provide the ......read more

Minister of Health: Int'l Day of Midwife a Time to Celebrate Midwifery Cadres' Efforts & Achievements, share their Success Stories & Recognize their Contributions

May 05, 2022:  The UAE health system has exceptionally made giant strides in all medical fields and established a sophisticated healthcare system that keeps pace with the highest international standards and regulations, said HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP). The country’s efforts in this respect are being made in line with the National Strategy for Wellbeing and the UAE vision for the next fifty years, Al Owais added.  Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife, which is globally observed on May 5 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the International Confederation of Midwives, the minister stressed that the nursing cadres and midwives are the backbone of health facilities and play a vital role in supporting the entire health care systems ......read more

RAK Hospital Gifts Iftar Packages to Hundreds of RAK Cabbies and Talabat Drivers

The ready meals serve as a token of appreciation to around 1300 drivers for their tireless service to the community This year the hospital included Talabat drivers to share the Iftar in appreciation of their 24/7 services during Covid times    April 22, 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Reflecting the charitable spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital gifted ready Iftar packages to around 1300 drivers in Ras Al Khaimah in a single day. The packages were distributed at the hospital premises where around 800 RTA taxi drivers and 500 Talabat drivers lined up to receive their Iftar. The initiative serves as a token of appreciation for these community helpers who often break their fast behind the wheel to ensure constant convenience for the society.  Thanking the drivers Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director ......read more

MENA Hospital Projects Forum 2022 to Feature US$45 Billion Worth of Healthcare Projects across MENA Region

The MENA Hospital Projects Forum that will take place on June 9-10, in Dubai, UAE, will feature US$243.6 billion worth of opportunities in the Middle East   Date: Dubai, April 20, 2022   News Highlights:   1. MENA region’s healthcare market is projected to grow at 11.7% from US$185.5 billion in 2019 to US$243.6 billion in 2023;   2. Healthcare projects under execution in the Middle East and Africa region are valued at $45 billion, followed by pre-planning and planning schemes worth $23.8 billion;   3. UAE currently spends around 4 per cent of its GDP on health, and total healthcare spend for the Gulf region is expected to total $89 billion in 2022, up 50 per cent from 2013;   4. Saudi Arabia plans to set up 20,000 hospital beds and 224 health centres across the ......read more

New Obstetrics Head at Latifa Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 20 April, 2022: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children has appointed Dr. Fadi Mirza as the Head of its Obstetrics Department. Dr. Fadi Mirza is an internationally acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine physician with a strong academic background. He joins Latifa Hospital after an illustrious career at Columbia University Medical Center in the Unites States and the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well Maternal Fetal Medicine, and he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr Muna Tahlak, consultant gynaecologist and CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Dr Mirza is a world renowned Maternal Fetal Medicine physician and we are ......read more

The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtains International Accreditation from American College of Radiology

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2022: The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtained an international accreditation from the American College of Radiology making Rashid Hospital the first government hospital to obtain this accreditation at an international level and in second place after Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  The American College of Radiology follows a set of strict procedures and standards before granting such an accreditation. The accreditation reflects the rapid development of the Department of Radiology, the level of equipment and technologies it possesses, as well as safety and security factors, in addition to highly skilled radiologists and technicians, who are in charge of the department. Dr. Usama Al Bastaki , Consultant and Director of the Radiology Department at the Dubai Health Authority, ......read more

Lead an Active Lifestyle and Earn Cashback with Wellx

- Wellx is the first-of-its-kind insurance platform offering hyper-personalized protection plans for individuals, families, SME’s & corporates - The brand has partnered with new-gen technology companies, STEPPI & WHOOP, to track and monitor physical activity of users     April 12, 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Tired of insurance providers charging premiums on basic protection plans? Wellx is here to disrupt the insurance landscape in the region like never before! Introducing a health insurance concept that incentivizes engagement for individuals, families, corporates, and SMEs in various wellness activities such as gym visits, healthy eating, focusing on mental wellness, utilizing wearable tech, and much more.     Want to know how? The company uses cutting-edge data ......read more

Dubai Health Authority uses Advanced Technology for Kidney Failure Patients

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has started using advanced technology to prepare patients for dialysis through catheters using sound waves and without surgical intervention. This makes the Dubai Health Authority the first health institution in the Middle East and Eastern Europe to use this advanced technology for patients with kidney failure. Last week, Rashid Hospital succeeded in performing the first operation using this technology on a 20-year-old patient who was suffering from kidney failure and urgently needed to start the dialysis process. Doctors at the Vascular Surgery Department at Rashid Hospital were able to deploy this technology and prepare the patient for hemodialysis through the catheter and without the need for surgery. Dr Deena Al Qudra, Head of the Vascular ......read more

RAK Medical Center Jazeera Organizing a Free Camp on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day

Consult specialist Homeopath for free on 11th and 13th April  8th April 2022; Ras Al Khaimah - UAE: On the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, RAK Medical Center, Al Jazeera in Ras Al Khaimah is holding a Free Homeopathy Consultation Camp on 11th and 13th April respectively. People can benefit by availing consultations with Dr. Harkirat S. Wilkhoo, a Specialist Homeopath with 22 years of clinical experience in treating acute and chronic diseases. The camp will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on both the days.  Talking about the treatment protocol and explaining the benefits, Dr. Wilkhoo, says, “Homeopathy is increasingly becoming popular as people are looking for natural therapies without having to worry about any side effects. Our holistic approach works on treating the root cause of the problem and curing the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Invites the Public to Use Online Services to Attest Sick Leaves, Approve Medical Reports

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to benefit from its online services to attest sick leaves, approve medical reports and obtain approval from medical committees. The Ministry said customers can submit an application to attest sick leaves and approve medical reports through its website or at customer service centers, given that some leaves require certain approval from concerned medical committees. Improving Health System Quality “The ministry will make every possible effort to keep pace with the latest solutions and adopt the best online and smart technologies in government services in accordance with the best practices and international standards adopted in this field, HE Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, said. Al Rand stressed ......read more

The Clean Way to Break Your Fast: Coconut Water

Rubicon’s Ramadan remedy will keep you hydrated during the Holy Month The Holy Month of Ramadan is around the corner, a great time to spend time with loved ones, practice your faith and of course fasting. Avoid suffering from dehydration with Rubicon 100% Organic Natural Coconut Water, the best natural drink to keep your body's hydration levels in check during the Holy Month with loads of electrolytes, potassium and vitamins. Created using the finest organic coconuts, add an exotic twist to your Ramadan with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Fasting is a component of Ramadan that needs to be done with proper preparation and care. The gruelling Middle East heat combined with fasting, exposes your body to a loss of mineral-rich fluids. At Iftaar, Rubicon coconut water serves as an excellent drink ......read more

5 Reasons Coconut Water Is a Must in Your Workout Routine

Bring the exotic island life to your gym with Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water Everyone recognizes the numerous health benefits of coconut water, including the high level of natural electrolytes, antioxidants and nutrients, not to mention the delicious taste. Add an exotic twist to your workout with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Packed using the finest organic coconuts, hand-picked for their freshness to ensure premium quality and natural goodness. The pioneers of exotic fruit juice have put together 5 reasons why 100% Organic Coconut Water is a must for natural hydration before or after  any exercise routine: Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water is high in fibre, Vitamin C and has more potassium than 4 bananas with no added sugar.  Our bodies lose valuable ......read more

Live Myoma Surgery Performed Successfully at Dubai London Hospital for ENDO Dubai

22 March 2022, Dubai, UAE: ENDO Dubai, a leading scientific event in the field of gynaecological surgery endorsed by the Dubai Health Authority and a project of MIS Academy, welcomed over 900 gynaecologists, general surgeons, endocrinologists, internal medicine practitioners, as well as health administrators and legislators from around the world across three days in Dubai to discuss the latest and best practices available in the industry. As part of the unmissable gathering, a fibroid weighing 500 grams has been successfully removed from the uterus of a 37-year-old patient in a live keyhole surgery performed by Doctor Rajesh Devassy, a world pioneer in minimal-access myoma surgery, at Dubai London Hospital.   The Dubai-based patient has been suffering from symptoms including severe bleeding resulting in anaemia and weakness for ......read more

Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) organizes UAE Walkathon to Raise Awareness about the Disease

Supported by the Dubai Municipality and Government, the 2022 Walk of Arthritis brings patients and the UAE Community together to beat and spread knowledge on the importance of strong bone health 24 March 2022, Dubai, UAE - The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) will organize a signature nationwide event — the ‘2022 Walk of Arthritis’ Walkathon on March 26, 2022, at Dubai Creek Park Gate. The Foundation is thrilled to conduct the walk this year with the theme ‘Let’s Beat Arthritis Together’. Open to the public and supported by Dubai Municipality, the free public event aims to remove the stigma associated with the debilitating condition.  For many years, the fight against arthritis was a lonely battle with the patient and their family on one side, fighting to beat a disease that often ......read more

DHA Completes a Project to Develop a Global System for Accrediting Continuing Professional Learning Programs

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority has announced the completion of the project to develop a global system for the accreditation of continuing professional development programs. The project consists of four stages and was conducted in cooperation with the American Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. DHA is the first health institution in the UAE to complete this project aimed at enhancing the quality of medical training programs for health professionals in the Emirate of Dubai. The American Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is one of the leading international accreditation bodies that aims to improve the performance of physicians and patient care by setting international standards with accreditors and partners globally. It aims to ensure continuity ......read more

Dubai Hospital Surgeons Restore Child's Breathing After Complex Surgery

Surgeons had to reconstruct the larynx and trachea from the child’s thoracic cage  and then they implanted it during a two-hour complex surgery. The surgery was a success and the 3-year-old child was able to breathe normally as well as speak for the first time post-surgery.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2022: Dubai Hospital doctors were able to restore the breathing of a 3-year-old boy from GCC who had been suffering from obstruction of the larynx since birth, which caused him to suffer from severe shortness of breath. The child was operated upon immediately after birth in his home country to create an emergency opening in the neck and a tube had been placed to help create a breathing pathway.    The parents came to Dubai and approached the Dubai Hospital for treatment due to the ......read more

Mother to Child Transmission of COVID-19 Infection, Possible but Rare - Study

17, February 2022: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth – but such occurrences are rare, a new study reveals. Overall, fewer than two per cent of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection also test positive for the virus, but they are more likely to test positive when the women have severe COVID-19 or were diagnosed after childbirth.  Experts also discovered that vaginal births and breast feeding do not increase the likelihood of babies testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 when their mothers have the infection. An international research team, led by the University of Birmingham’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health, published its findings today in BMJ after examining data from around the globe ......read more

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