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First Time in UAE, Hospital Performs Cervical Spine Surgery Using 3D Printing Technology

RAK Hospital adopts superior surgical innovation to ensure unprecedented accuracy, patient safety and better clinical outcome   February 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In a breakthrough development, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has become the first hospital in the UAE to perform cervical spine surgery using the 3D printed model on a patient suffering from damaged cervical spine. The new kid on the technology block in the country, use of 3D printed model has added unprecedented accuracy to surgical methods, further reducing the time of the procedure and increasing the chances of success significantly.  Thirty-seven-year-old Amineh Hasan Issa had been suffering from intense neck and arm pain for over past six weeks despite several consultations with physicians and using multiple analgesics to relieve the ......read more

Mas'ool Session Highlights SEHA's Ongoing Improvements to Patient Care

• The Mas’ool initiative, introduced in 2011, is part of SEHA’s strategy to establish clear channels that allow patients and community members to provide feedback on its services and facilities.  • 2019 Masoo’l session gathered  1100 Patients    Abu Dhabi,16 Feb 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has concluded its sixteenth session of the Mas’ool initiative. The initiative, which means ‘responsible’ in English, launched in 2011 to create an open dialogue between SEHA healthcare professionals and its customers for the purpose of improving the network’s services, facilities and patient experience.    The sixteenth session gathered over 1,100 members of hospital staff and customers from ......read more

SEHA to Showcase the Latest Technology in Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology at the Ninth SEHA International Radiology Conference

ABU DHABI, 15 Feb. 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network,is organizing the ninth edition of the SEHA International Radiology Conference, taking place on February 20 and 21, 2020. The conference will be held in the Rosewood Abu Dhabi and will converge leading radiologists; surgeons and medical consultants in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wider MENA region, USA, and Ireland. This year’s edition will focus on the imaging technological advancements and diagnostics that are accelerating change in the field of radiology. The extensive conference program will include plenary sessions from globally renowned radiology experts, academic and institutional lectures, which promote the exchange of knowledge and raising awareness of best practices. Furthermore, the conference will ......read more

Artificial Intelligence Seen to Play a Significant Role in Driving Success Rate of IVF Treatments

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says experts should continue to research on how next-gen technology can help address infertility UAE, 13th February 2020:   Studies showing how fertility experts can leverage the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist infertile couples in their arduous parenthood journey are growing with promising results. The latest study to have come out in this regard is in the United States.  Researchers have claimed that the results of their study could help enhance the success rate of In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) method, a widely known Assisted Reproductive Technology, by determining early on if an in vitro fertilised human embryo could lead to live birth. According to an online report, they used an AI-driven system to examine a large number of time-lapse images of ......read more

Aster Hospitals Dubai Hosts PACESprep MRCP UK Students

DUBAI – February 12, 2020: Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare in the Middle East and India, recently hosted international medical education program PACESprep course at its unit in Al Qusais. The PACESprep is a preparatory course for physicians, who aspire to become Members of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK. A total of 16 candidates from all over the Middle East participated in the course, which has been conducted five times earlier at MIMS Hospital Kottakkal in Kerala, India and this happened in Dubai for the first time.  The course was conducted by senior examiners of the UK the Royal College and directed by Dr Abraham Chacko, Consultant Cardiologist in UK and Dr Tahsin Neduvanchery, Consultant Cardiologist at Aster MIMS Kottakkal. Other ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Wins 6 Awards at AHPI Awards 2020

Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group, out of which three are India based, received awards in various categories   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:    Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group were recognized with the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) Awards 2020, which recently concluded in Bengaluru. The annual award by AHPI recognizes and celebrates the excellence achieved by healthcare organizations across various fields. Aster Medcity- Kochi, Kerala was conferred with the ‘Excellence in Community Engagement’ and ‘Best Place to Work For’ awards. Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru won the ‘Nursing Excellence Award’ while Medcare Women and Children Hospital-Dubai received the ‘Nursing Excellence Award’ in the overseas segment. ......read more

Essential Weight Loss Motivation Tips by Cynthia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2020:   Losing weight is not hard, and finding motivation start the weight loss journey is harder. That's probably why, that the number of overweight people consistently rises while, at the same time, there are fewer people embarking on weight loss journey of their own. Mrs Cynthia has put together tips that help start and stick to a healthy weight loss plan and stay motivated all along.  1. Remind yourself about why you wanted to lose weight in the first place Make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose weight. Put your listing up in a place where it can continuously remind you. Studies have shown that people are more successful if their weight loss motivation comes from within. 2. Have realistic expectations and set different goals  Set ......read more

Dairy Has the Nutritional Credentials to Meet Snacking Boom Driven by a Health & Wellness Revolution

Global dairy ingredients business, NZMP, to showcase the potential for protein-fortified dairy nutrition in the Middle East & Africa snacking industry - which is forecast to reach US$58.6m by 2024     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020:   NZMP, Fonterra’s global ingredients and solutions business, is set to target the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region's rapidly growing snacking category with a multi-product showcase at Gulfood 2020. The aim is to provide food & beverage manufacturers with the ingredients and insights required to meet this consumer need, as Mintel data shows that the number of snacking products in the MEA has doubled over the past five years since 2014 .   The growth in the snacking segment is driven by the increasing popularity of healthy ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Design Proteins That Can Be Utilized to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Protein-based therapeutics prevent protein aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases   Fast facts ● Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder, is the most common cause of dementia.  ● A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein in a process that is toxic to the brain’s neurons. As neurons die, this slowly destroys memory and cognitive function.  ● NYUAD researchers have developed small proteins called cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) that prevent the aggregation of the Aβ protein.  ● The paper Designed cell-penetrating peptide inhibitors of amyloid-beta aggregation and cytotoxicity has been published in Cell Reports Physical ......read more

InterSystems Wins Two 2020 Best in KLAS Awards

KLAS Research recognizes TrakCare and HealthShare Unified Care Record for superior customer satisfaction   Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2020: InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced that KLAS Research has named InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system as the 2020 Best in KLAS award winner in the Asia/Oceania Region for Global Acute Care EMR, and InterSystems HealthShare® Unified Care Record as the Category Leader for Interoperability Platforms. The “2020 Best in KLAS Global Software Services” report is based on satisfaction ratings gathered in 2019 by healthcare providers in two segments: Acute Care Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and the Interoperability Platforms category. It recognizes ......read more

California Walnuts Launches First-Ever Global Marketing Initiative Encouraging Consumers to Embrace “The Power of 3”

International campaign educates consumers about walnuts’ unique nutrient composition and how just 3 handfuls each week can improve overall wellness     Dubai, UAE - February 5, 2020:   The California Walnut Commission announced today the launch of the “Power of 3” global marketing initiative, the first campaign of its scale aiming to educate consumers about how eating walnuts is a simple way to boost overall nutrition, worth sharing with friends and family in the spirit of love this February. The program will run in nine countries including the USA, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Central to the campaign is a global landing page (http://www.californiawalnuts.ae/power-of-3)  featuring content that will show how ......read more

IVI Middle East Specialists Spread Awareness on Parenthood Post Cancer

• The IVF institution has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease that continues to cause millions of deaths worldwide  • Fertility expert says fertility preservation offers hope to cancer patients desirous of starting a family post recovery   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4th Feb 2020: IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic will join the world in marking the ‘World Cancer Day’ by launching a campaign to spread awareness about the disease and its correlation to fertility and starting a family.   As part of this initiative, IVI Middle East has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease that continues to cause millions of deaths worldwide. The campaign targets key areas as early detection, know-how of family history, adapting a positive lifestyle that includes cutting down on smoking ......read more

Aster Hospitals Dubai achieves diamond level status from Accreditation Canada

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 03, 2020:    Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has achieved diamond level accreditation status from Accreditation Canada reaffirming the confidence of residents in the qualitative healthcare services provided by Aster Hospitals. This new accreditation confirms Aster Hospitals’ status as a truly world-class provider of health services and a vital player in the UAE healthcare ecosystem.    The Accreditation Canada diamond level status covered three Aster Hospital units located in Mankhool and Qusais and Aster Day Surgery Center in Mankhool. The Accreditation Canada conducted a rigorous assessment in the three units in December 2019 and validated the quality standards ......read more

SEHA Showcases Breakthrough Advances in Stem Cell Research and Treatment of Motor and Sensory Spinal Injuries

The one-hour session is based on a breakthrough study by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Neurosurgeon Abu Dhabi,01 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, welcomed medical experts to a Grand Rounds Event titled ‘Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury’ with Dr. Mohamad Bydon, M.D., Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurologie Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Health Services Research.  The one-hour session was hosted at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, and is based on the recently released study by Mayo Clinic, on a Phase 1 Trial of Autologous Adipose Tissue–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Paralysis Due to Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. The Grand Rounds event highlighted findings of the report following examination ......read more

HUR, A Finnish Manufacturer To Showcase Air Resistance Rehabilitation Equipment With Cutting-Edge, Computerized Technology At Arab Health 2020 In Dubai

HUR’s participation will showcase the importance of rehabilitation in the case of Orthopedic surgery and in terms of helping reduce obesity and manage type 2 diabetes The HUR type 2 diabetes (T2D) concept is designed to be used in strength training as a therapeutic modality in treatment of T2D by using the HUR’s Natural Transmission method 30th January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – HUR, a Finnish manufacturer of exercise, rehabilitation and wellness equipment is all set to showcase innovative solutions at Arab Health 2020, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. With this participation HUR aims to contribute and solve the challenges of an ageing society by improving the quality of life for their users, and lowering costs for society as a whole. HUR was founded in ......read more

Nutrition Conference Brings Together Local and International Experts to Discuss Alternative Front-of-Pack Labelling, Allowing Consumer to Make More Informative Choices

• Highlighting the importance of nutrition for consumers’ health, local and international nutrition experts discuss how to better ensure transparency in labeling and nutritional information. • The Italian labelling system presented as a model that allows for informed choices by consumers.          Dubai, UAE - 30 January 2020:   In an effort to dispel health and nutrition misconceptions among consumers, European and local health and nutrition experts discussed the importance of informative Front-of-Pack labelling (FoPL) of consumer goods in a conference hosted by the Italian Embassy in the UAE, in collaboration with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), at the Sofitel Hotel, Downtown Dubai.      Titled ‘Positive ......read more

Mecomed Calls For Regionwide Overhaul Cf Healthcare Models, To Deliver Better Patient Outcomes

Executives from MEA MedTech trade association lead discussion at Arab Health 2020 on the future of regional healthcare outcomes, urging adoption of new approaches to ensure a bright new era for patients Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January, 2020:   Regional MedTech trade association Mecomed led a vital discussion on the future of the MEA healthcare sector at this year’s Arab Health event, urging industry professionals and other healthcare stakeholders to focus on patient-centered care. In a session called “Shaping the MedTech Industry, while keeping the patient first”, Mecomed called for patient welfare to be at the center of all healthcare strategies, and unveiled a three-pronged strategy for doing so. By bringing patient-centered care into regulations, establishing high compliance ......read more

Take Your Heart Seriously This February With Health Essentials From Aster Pharmacy

The month of February celebrates Valentine’s Day, and Aster Pharmacy is encouraging everyone to take some time and give their hearts some extra love! A human heart requires nurturing, attention and good care if it is to be healthy and functioning perfectly. With a major shift in lifestyle and daily routines, one tends to overlook the care and attention given to one of the most important organs in the body.    Many health conditions and lifestyle choices contribute to cardiac diseases, which is the No.1 cause of fatalities around the world. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. Unhealthy diets, smoking and leading a sedentary lifestyle, among others, are also key contributors to cardiac diseases.    The good news is that cardiovascular diseases can often be prevented when ......read more

Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Launches All Its Services in One Mobile Application

The move is in line with the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health's plans for digital transformation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020:  In the presence of the Deputy Minister of Health for Development and Planning Professor Fahad Al-Jalajel, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group launched the new version of its smartphone app integrating all its healthcare services, during its participation in the "Arab Health Exibition 2020" located in Dubai.   The unveiling of this new app is part of the strategy of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group to facilitate the delivery of healthcare services to beneficiaries through the latest technologies. The app is an integral part of the Group’s pioneering model in the field of health care, in line with the Ministry of Health's plans towards ......read more

MoHAP Launches the First National Project for the Smart Connectivity between Ambulance Services and Hospitals

Dubai, 28 January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, recently unveiled the first of its kind project in the UAE for the smart connectivity between the National Ambulance services and hospitals. This was announced during MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. The new project comes as part of MoHAP’s endeavors to explore the healthcare future and achieve the objectives of the year of preparing for the next 50 years. Implemented in partnership with the National Ambulance and the Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship, the newly developed project showcased the new smart ambulance that will be electronically connected to emergency departments in hospitals, besides another virtual emergency room with an alarm ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Receives Ajman-based Businessman Dr. Thumbay Moideen

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, received Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group at the Ruler’s Court on 27th January 2020. Dr. Thumbay Moideen briefed His Highness about the latest developments and progress of Thumbay Group, especially in the Group’s three pillars of Education, Healthcare & Research. Dr. Thumbay Moideen thanked His Highness for all the support given to Thumbay Group and briefed him about the progress of Gulf Medical University, the 9 academic hospitals under the Thumbay Hospital network, 15 Thumbay Clinics, 5 Thumbay Labs and around 60 Thumbay Pharmacy outlets, as well as the group’s strategic plans for 2020 and the developments thereof. He also ......read more

Minister of Health meets Saudi and Kuwaiti Ministers of Health

The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field     January 28, 2020:   H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting cooperation and coordination in the health sector.    The meeting was held today on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to 30.     H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry, and a number of officials from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait attended the meeting, which touched on methods of improving health services and how to keep abreast of ......read more

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

When did you last have your Pap Smear Test?   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020:   It’s cervical cancer awareness month and as well as raising awareness, it is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of regular screening tests and follow up care to prevent cervical cancer. With branches that are all equipped with expertly-trained gynecologists, Aster Clinics is encouraging women to book in for their PAP smear and HPV vaccine at their nearest community branch.    In the UAE, at least 108 women are newly diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, however it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer with routine screening and regular checks.  Cancer of the cervix has no symptoms in its early ......read more

MoHAP Launches the AI-Based First of its Kind Device for Treatment of Diabetic Foot

Dubai, 26 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently launched the AI-based first of its kind device to evaluate diabetic foot wounds, through a handheld diagnostic tool providing the management of chronic wounds according to the fast track. This was announced as part of MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. MoHAP added: “The new device, which was launched in cooperation with Emitac Healthcare Solutions, is now available at MoHAP’s diabetes clinics in health centers and hospitals. The device helps to accurately evaluate diabetic foot wounds and speed up their healing and recovery rate. This would help achieve better results in terms of treating diabetes and reducing health care costs.” The Ministry ......read more

Medical device manufacturer TECHNO CONCEPT plans to expand its business in the Middle East region following its participation in the ARAB HEALTH 2020 show in Dubai

United Arab Emirates January 2020 - TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage. Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT's business Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the doors of international markets in the neuro-rehabilitation medical devices sector by the unique and revolutionary nature of the technology it employs. Protected by a worldwide patent for which the company obtained exclusive exploitation rights in ......read more

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Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs…

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MoHAP Announces Working Hours at Primary Health Care & Preventive Medicine Centers During Eid ...…

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Alisha Moopen appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare…

Dubai, UAE, 08 August, 2019:   Alisha Moopen, Executive Director and CEO of Hospitals and Clinics-GCC, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. Working closely with Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Alisha Moopen would be leading the growth strategy for the company and steering the organisation to ......read more

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Honored With Baby Friendly Hospital (BFHI) Accreditation From Unicef and ...…

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Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces Eid Al Adha holiday working hours for all ...…

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India's most loved fitness brand, launches first mind.fit centre in Dubai…

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MoHAP and AstraZeneca Discuss Means of Enhancing Innovation in Pharmaceutical Sector…

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Aster Hospital Mankhool completes thousand Cath Lab procedures in a year…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Multidisciplinary Clinic and Electronic Health Supervision ...…

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Julphar Announces Q1 2019 Results…

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Ras Al Khaimah Medical District Reveals Plans for Upgrading Trauma & Operations Departments at Saqr ...…

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In conjunction with the World Hepatitis Day - Ministry of Health redoubles efforts to reduce the ...…

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Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) launches speech counseling at Al Rahba Hospital…

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Understanding the link between humidity and asthma…

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Cirrhosis a “silent Killer” in Middle East…

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Mafraq Hospital leads successful hand replantation…

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Al Manama Health Center Ajman Obtains JCI Reaccreditation Ajman, July 22nd, 2019:…

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Dr.Azad Moopen honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019…

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Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting…

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Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) implements smart pharmacy systems to improve efficiency…

A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a ......read more

India's Union Budget – Comments from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:    “It is very good to hear that we are striving to become a $ 5 Trillion economy soon. This will place India on the world center stage. However, regarding NRIs and Healthcare sector , there is not much to sing about.  It is good to know that NRIs shall be allowed to take Aadhar Card. This will help them to sort out ......read more

Indian expat saved from life-long paralysis after severe neck injury…

Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him  July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at ......read more

Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital…

Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019:  The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.   The ......read more

Pilgrims told to get medical advice before going to Hajj…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.  Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says,  “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines.  Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four ......read more

Introducing VLCC's Eclipse PRP Treatment…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust. VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are ......read more

Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala inaugurates Multi-Specialty Aster RV Hospital ...…

• Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology • This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies    Dubai, United Arab ......read more

Seha's Kidney Dialysis Services Achieves Milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis, Helping to Improve ...…

• (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018 • Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of ......read more

DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines…

Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines. The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that ......read more

Dr. Azad Moopen meets CM of Himachal Pradesh in Dubai…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019 1. Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Honourable Industrial Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Bikram Singh and representative of visiting delegations with the Indian Ambassador to UAE- H.E Mr. Navdeep Suri, Consul General of India to UAE- H.E Mr. Vipul, Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder ......read more

'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'…

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in ......read more

Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications…

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in ......read more

UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030…

Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration…

● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be ......read more

RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was ......read more

Cook Children's guidelines on How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Heat…

Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to ......read more

Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda…

Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019:   Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches “Self-Audit” Initiative for Private Healthcare Facilities…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:   Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.  The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private ......read more

Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.  With the near constant flow of new and updated medical ......read more

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