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Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

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

Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

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

Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

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

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

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

Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless

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

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

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

How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?

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

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

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

Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition

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

Ideal Weight

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

Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats

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

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

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

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

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

Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship

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

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

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

100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Household Health Survey launched.

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

Making beauty easy

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

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

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

Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management

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

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

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

France at MedLab 2019

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

Julphar Launches Nationwide Healthy Living Initiative

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

Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
 
Medical Expertise Federated Under the French Healthcare Brand at Arab Health 2019…

From January 28th to 31st 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre International launch of the brand French Healthcare 110 exhibiting companies on the French pavilion Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  110 French companies will be exhibiting at the largest health show in the Middle East, 30 of them will be in Dubai for the first time. For the 2019 edition of the French pavilion, Business ......read more

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

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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Mundipharma set to provide innovative cold treatment for Adults and Children in new markets across ...…

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

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

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

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

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

6 Strategies for Keeping Stress Low and Productivity High at Year's End…

By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to ......read more

High-intensity sports and play can cause fractures in children…

Forearm fractures are responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures in children United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th December 2018:   In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority launches Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. …

The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints.  The insurance will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.  Authority revisits several DHA initiatives undertaken in 2018 to mark the Year of Zayed.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, ......read more

Varicocele is the one of the leading medical conditions that causes male infertility…

Varicoceles can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  19 December 2018:   Infertility has traditionally been linked as a woman’s issue. However, failure to conceive can also be due to fertility issues in male partners. Studies suggest that a male related factors accounts for approximately 40percent of all infertility cases. While there ......read more

New survey shows medical insurance is as important to expats as all other benefits combined.…

Health insurance really matters to expatriate workers in the UAE In the UAE, 45% of expatriate (expat) workers, and a similar number of their dependents, visit doctors, clinics or hospitals at least four times a year. Some 65% of expat workers in the UAE would be prepared to sacrifice 1-5% of their annual salary for better medical coverage. The remaining 35% would be prepared to make a ......read more

Gold's Gym Reef Mall Refurbishment a Standard Bearer for Twenty-first Century Workout…

Dubai, UAE (December 19, 2018):   Gold’s Gym is taking fitness solutions to another level in the UAE with an ambitious refurbishment of its Reef Mall Club in Dubai which will transform the popular gym into a standard bearer for the fitness industry.   Slated for completion by early 2019, the major re-development project will see the gym facility fitted with the latest ......read more

RAK Hospitality Holding Signs MoU with Beit Al Khair Society…

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2018:   RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), represented by its chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beit Al Khair Society, represented by HE Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society. The signing was also attended by Mr. Yannis Anagnostakis, ......read more

Weight loss and how to maintain it during the festive season…

Ms. May Al Joudeh, Clinical Dietician, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  1. What are the best recommendations to maintain your ideal weight after losing the extra pounds?   Maintaining an ideal weight is not easy, yet it is not as hard as it seems. It is important to keep an ideal weight because it reflects an overall healthy ......read more

Hospitals and clinics warned to do check-ups on new law as healthcare competition heats up…

Fines and medical license suspensions could put some out of business says law firm Dubai, UAE, 18 December, 2018:   UAE hospitals and clinics have been warned to do a thorough check-up of the new law which protects consumers from healthcare scams before using social media to stand out in the increasingly competitive market. Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA Law Firm, believes ......read more

DHA Director-General inspects progress of expansion projects.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2018:   Keeping pace with the growing population and the need to enhance specialised care, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has undertaken major expansion plans in areas of need to provide high-quality medical services to the population and visitors.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA recently inspected the ......read more

Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and ...…

40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic ......read more

Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC…

Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution ......read more

Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm…

Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by ......read more

Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay…

DHA partners include Nature Valley. Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.    Three hundred and seven nationalities took ......read more

Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first ...…

Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018:   To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, ......read more

Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE…

There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including ......read more

Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.…

Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD) Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and ......read more

No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai…

Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018:   Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment ......read more

National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th…

December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE:   National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental ......read more

HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) ...…

The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE ......read more

Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness…

RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent ......read more

Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence…

Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate.  The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and ......read more

PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.…

DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.   The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre.  DHA ......read more

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