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Mercer expands footprint in fast-growing Middle East region with the official opening of new office in Abu Dhabi

The expansion also sees extended services offered to clients  across Health, Wealth and Career    Abu Dhabi, October 23, 2018 -   Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced that it has expanded its footprint in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.   Mercer has been established in the Middle East for more than 10 years and offers a wide range of regionally-tailored services and solutions to its clients. The expansion follows the strong demand for services from clients in the private and government sectors in Abu Dhabi and against the backdrop of key regional social and economic trends that are shaping HR and ......read more

HP Introduces New Healthcare Devices and Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

New Clinical Review Displays Optimized for Healthcare Settings   Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:  The healthcare industry is faced with unique challenges when it comes to safety, workflow efficiency, and security. As the four newest additions to the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, the HP Healthcare Edition HC271, HC241, HC271p, and HC241p Clinical Review Displays are optimized for patient rooms, nurses’ stations, medical carts, and other healthcare settings. These displays are designed to deliver safer, smarter and secured features to enhance care delivery.   The new clinical review displays: Promote patient safety. Built for easy, repeatable sanitization  after every patient engagement, and EN/IEC 60601-1-2 compliant  for safe use near patients and medical monitoring equipment. Deliver ......read more

Geopathic Stress a major stimulus of Cancer, says Dubai based energy expert

Microwave, cell-phones, routers and other electronic devices contributing to stress. Close contact with nature can optimize health by warding off negative energies.  22nd Oct, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Studies have shown that over 85% of patients who die from cancer had regular exposure to geopathic stress. This stress is actually the distortion of the earth’s natural electromagnetic field. Earth has high voltage lines called ley lines, curry lines and Schumann resonance which are negative and highly electromagnetic in nature causing Geopathic Stress meaning the stress from earth.    A research conducted at Dulwich Health Society, USA, on over 5,000 people with ill health found that 90 percent of people suffering from secondary cancer were affected by earth’s radiations. Similarly, around 95 ......read more

Heart disease strikes Indian expats younger than ever, reveals a clinical study

A recent clinical data from doctors at Aster Hospital Dubai confirms the rapid escalation of incidents afflicting younger patients and reminds that prevention should start early before problems develop. DUBAI - October 22, 2018:   A clinical data study of 142 Patients, initiated by Aster Hospitals Dubai, observed that a range of heart diseases strikes the younger generation of Indian expatriates in the UAE. Data analysis across people from multiple ethnicities and age groups of South East Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are most at risk for developing heart diseases in the prime years of their life. In fact, the disease strikes them almost a decade earlier than their Western counterpart. The observational clinical study was conducted on patients from diverse backgrounds ......read more

The All-new Dubai Fitness App Launches Open Registration for the City to Take the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

Registration for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is now open via the new Dubai Fitness App  Bringing the world of fitness to users’ fingertips, the Dubai Fitness App can monitor daily activity, sync to their fitness trackers, find free city-wide classes, create and join social fitness groups and be a fitness companion for life  Compatible across all devices, the 2018 edition of the Dubai Fitness App is available free on iOS Apple Store and Google Play  Dubai, United Arab Emirates –22 October 2018: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has officially released its latest mobile application to power the initiative for its second consecutive year from 26 October to 24 November 2018 and be a lifestyle enhancer for users beyond the festival as well. In the spirit of being an inclusive city movement towards health ......read more

Dubai Health Authority employees raise funds to build 100 wells in countries of need

Community members can contribute towards this initiative. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   In the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, DHA employees will contribute to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need. Community members can also contribute towards this initiative. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Health Fund Department at DHA said, “Through this initiative, we hope to expand on our Founding Father’s philanthropic vision and to celebrate his legacy. We have collaborated with Dar Al Ber Society and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department to build 100 wells in areas where communities suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. The five countries we have selected are India, Sri ......read more

The LightHouse Arabia announce newly formed multidisciplinary Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  This year, the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Day theme was announced as “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. Today, with the youth generation facing constant stressors and challenges such as bullying, academic pressures, wide usage of technology/social media and major mental illnesses like depression and anxiety – all at a time in their life when they are going through so many changes internally and externally, never has the need been greater to understand and focus on young people’s mental health.  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, leads the way in helping to improve mental health in the region. They have just announced their newly formed multidisciplinary Child & Adolescent ......read more

UAE Attempts to Set a Guinness World Record – World Psoriasis Day 2018

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, LEO Pharma in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority is aiming to take psoriasis awareness to a higher level by setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest awareness ribbon”.   Post the World Record attempt H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention will give a speech followed by a Q&A media session with Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, Head of Dermatology Department in the Dubai Health Authority about the importance of Psoriasis awareness.   All media attendees invited for lunch post the conference.   When: Monday, 29th October 2018 Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club Opposite Arabian ......read more

Begin your Dubai Fitness Challenge journey with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

R&B music-themed workouts on Saturday, 27 October Dubai, 21 October 2018:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is turning into an adrenaline-charged arena for the fifth edition of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert, on Saturday, 27 October. The immensely popular event is being held to mark the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, which encourages UAE residents get active for 30 minutes every day. Set on the beach offering scenic views, the past four editions of Core Beats have received overwhelming response with more than 1,500 participants in total. The upcoming concert features energetic beach workouts to the vibrant beats of R&B music, spectacular light installations, lively outdoor ambience, and is guided by a line-up of renowned yogis and fitness instructors. New timings for the sessions are ......read more

BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Organized a Blood Donation Campaign

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre organized a blood donation drive under the slogan of “Save Life, Give Blood” as part of reassuring their commitment towards the community.  The 5 hours campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues and employees from Burjuman Business Tower who had the courage to be a blood donor. Commenting on the event Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager for BurJuman Arjaan and Jumeira Rotana said, “We have been driving the blood donation campaign for several years now; it became part of our culture to support this good deed and thus contributing towards the participation in saving lives of many people”. Camille Saade, General Manager for ......read more

Julphar Inks Deal with Silicon Valley Tech Startup inui Health

UAE Pharma company keen to ‘capitalize on growth opportunities in mobile tech’     October 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Silicon Valley digital technology company, inui Health.   inui Health’s mobile urinalysis platform delivers a cost-effective diagnostics test that provides clinically accurate results, which users can view instantly via an app. The inui diagnostic system measures protein, glucose, leukocytes, nitrites and ketones and can be used to monitor general health, kidney function, metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus) and screen for urinary tract infections (UTI).   “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with inui ......read more

ICAGE-15 advancing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy skills of the UAE-based Gynecologists

Dubai, October 20, 2018:   International Consensus Meeting, ICAGE-15, organised by Dr. Rajesh Devassy in cooperation with Dubai London Clinic and Prof. Dr. Rudy Leon De Wilde as a scientific chairperson, was held today in Dubai. Continuously providing live education experiences to the UAE based Gynecologists on minimal-access surgery, this 15th edition of workshop & symposium focused on Hysterectomy procedure, covering Myoma, Endometriosis and Revisiting Indications.  Over 50 attendees participated in depth clinical discussions, theoretical and didactic lectures and have observed live laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy, crucial for further development of the skills and quality of minimal access surgery techniques amongst the Gynecologists in the UAE. ICAGE-15 brought to life the first ever live surgery ......read more

Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October

Group providing Free Mammography for women across UAE  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  To mark solidarity towards breast cancer patients and survivors and to create awareness on the disease, Avivo Group is organising the “Ribbon of Life Walk” on Friday, October 19th. Open to all, the two-kilometer walk, which will be held between 4pm and 5 pm at Horizon International School, Al Wasl, Dubai, aims to alert public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection to raise survival chances. Onsite registrations can be done at the venue on the day of the walk between 3:00 – 3:45 pm. To further support the cause, Avivo Group is encouraging women across UAE to avail free mammography and breast examination at Group’s facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and ......read more

Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th

Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny Tiny.  Those wishing to register can do so at www.raceme.ae/dfc and online registrations is open until November 3rd. The Dubai Festival City Run half marathon will start at 6:30am.  The run is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well ......read more

Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

All-in-one app rolled out for patient convenience.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA is keen to continue investing in smart technologies to enhance efficiencies, empower patients and further bolster the health management system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Community members will now have access to an all-in-one Dubai Health Authority (DHA) app that will help users access various health services from managing appointments at DHA facilities to checking the application status of their medical fitness test.   The app was displayed at GITEX 2018. DHA also showcased other smart services in line with its vision to provide smart health services to community members.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted that in line with the vision of ......read more

400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease, support those who suffer from arthritis, and encourage early diagnosis.  With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five ......read more

T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement

Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile, ......read more

Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘silent killer' Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in the Middle East

Dubai, October 13, 2018:   A regional coalition led by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) signed a Call to Action to raise awareness about a ‘silent killer’ called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). A sever form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), NASH is already affecting over 10% of the global population with high incidence across the Middle East. The Call for Action was announced on the sidelines of the 3rd International Hepatology Summit (IHS 2018) endorsed by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, accredited by the Dubai Health Authority and supported by Gilead Sciences. This year IHS 2018 has seen over 170 ......read more

Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time

DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays and laser treatments for hemorrhoids, thus the patient can go home or to work after 10 to 15 minutes of the treatment.    The JCI is the United States-based highest gold standard for medical facility benchmarking. The JCI ......read more

Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment

Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the three-week campaign, nurses from  Mediclinic at Ibn Battuta Mall will advise on the importance of self-screening, with general health checks – including glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring, and body mass index measurement – ......read more

Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that Capital Health has developed in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. With a strategy to pioneer new healthcare models, patients will be provided with the best quality care possible from Capital Health. As spots are limited, residents can ......read more

DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference is empowering regulation with innovation and evidence.  The four sub-themes are: Safe Practice and Quality, Innovative Regulation Models, Medical Work Force and Medical Education.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA ......read more

Strengthen your “Vagus Nerve” to reduce stress, suggests doctor ahead of World Mental Health Day

7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus nerve is made of both motor and sensory fibers and connects the brain stem to organs and systems, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and female sex organs, as well as linking the neck, ears and tongue to the brain,” explains Dr Adatia, ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “At Aster DM Healthcare, we firmly believe that profit should be a by-product in healthcare. Guided by this philosophy, we have been constantly exploring ways to give back to our society and environment. In ......read more

DHA launches world's first comprehensive healthcare change management framework.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are at the heart of this framework and DHA officials said that patients will be able to witness noticeable improvements in the quality of health services within a year from today. Factors such as waiting time, appointment systems, empowering patients ......read more

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73-year old American woman finds cure for a prolonged illness in UAE…

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Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates…

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Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks…

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Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues…

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Health Experts at Mundipharma Urge Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia to Prioritise Hygiene to ...…

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Secondary Infertility: A Confusing & Emotional Ride Affecting Millions of Women…

Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018:   There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight ......read more

Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis…

Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully. Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.   8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah:   Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the ......read more

FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios…

Enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 1st until September 6th Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  Dancing is one of the most positive forms of physical activity. It requires focus, precise technique and attention to detail. It can also offer a myriad of benefits to your body and work as a natural anti-depressant, releasing happiness hormones. However, ......read more

Fitness in DXB to Launch ‘the Pursuit of Happiness' Evening for Yoga and Inspiration…

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‘Cool their Summer' program reaches out to the public on roads with drinking water…

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Advanced Treatment to Tackle Orthopaedic Issues in Adults Take Center Stage at Continuing Medical ...…

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wasl organises a health campaign in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018:   As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and ......read more

Reform Athletica - Best Fitness Classes in Town…

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Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years of excellence in the UAE…

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Sharjah Social Services Department and Medcare Hospital Sharjah sign agreement to benefit health ...…

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Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club partners with Les Mills…

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Swiss Experts Advise Early Check-ups for Men…

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DHA held a regional workshop on quality management in Nuclear Medicine in cooperation with IAEA.…

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Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder ...…

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Latifa Hospital for Women and Children undergoes expansion.…

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

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Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East…

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Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services…

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United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018:  There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is ......read more

The Factors that Trigger Infertility are Common in Men & Women…

Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018:    There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men.  Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.…

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

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

Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening. All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the ......read more

Dubai health facilities rating system underway…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)   The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five ......read more

50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs…

Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018:  With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:   The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.  The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries…

Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference  80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential  Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases 15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in ......read more

The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers…

Sharjah – 14 July 2018 :  The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of ......read more

Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease…

Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic ......read more

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

UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.  This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report ......read more

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

The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment. Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 –   HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and ......read more

New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two types of multiple ...…

First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS  First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS    First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to ......read more

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

UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy ......read more

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

The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria. The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late ......read more

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

The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.  Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures. The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East. The cardiology ......read more

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

UAE, July 4, 2018 - Prime Healthcare Group has revealed being awarded 'Superbrands' status for the third straight year--demonstrating its excellent performance as one of the country's top healthcare companies. The achievement also reflects the company's significant role as a premier provider of medical services. Being recognized for 'Superbrands' status also highlights why ......read more

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

UAE, July 2, 2018 - Mubadala Healthcare and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have collaborated to implement Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) at Mubadala Healthcare’s Healthpoint facility. “We are pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the Middle East to upgrade our health information system with the latest Cerner software,” said ......read more

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

There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE. Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases. Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease. Advances in technology to radically reduce new ......read more

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