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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 sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation. A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct self-auditing process on their services and utilities, thus taking the corrective measures in accordance with the approved standards. In the meantime, the inspection team will conduct regular visits to those facilities to make sure that the required ......read more

Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with UpToDate mobile app

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 research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.  To remain current, CME/CE/CPD credits are a key component of clinicians’ professional development and directly impacts their practice of medicine. Globally, UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by colleges, associations, and authorities from ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding Launch ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019:  On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.  As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).   The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, residential communities, and key retail destinations.  The agreement was recently signed in the DHA headquarters by Ahmed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Joint Corporate Support Services and Khalid Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Holding, in presence of His ......read more

Early Detection of Lung Cancer a Priority, as Doctors Harness Expertise and Technology to Save Lives

UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:  More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening. Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be beneficial for patients who do not smoke.  Given the number of environmental factors that can cause lung cancer – including exposure to second-hand smoke, occupational carcinogen exposure, and outdoor pollution – early diagnosis can be ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Underscores that the Approval of the Executive Regulation of Medical Liability Law Would Strengthen Health System and Reduce Medical Errors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level. This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a world-class health system. MoHAP added that the executive regulation obviously outlines the controls and requirements of medical facilities performance to realize patient satisfaction and happiness, and to achieve ......read more

The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is the Industry Consumers are Most Likely to Pay 20% More for.

Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings   DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette much further down the list. Dettol, Vaseline, J&J, Oral B, Dove, L’Oreal and Gillette round out the Top 10, in that order.   Among female users, the health & hygiene industry ranked #6 most intimate industry and only #13 for ......read more

Long-term visa granted to Dr. Azad Moopen & wife

Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.  Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the country, while at the same time attracting and retaining the best talents in UAE.  “It is a privilege to receive the long-term visa as an acknowledgement of our efforts in the business front in UAE focusing on the healthcare sector of the ......read more

Aster enters healthcare diagnostics business in India with Aster Laboratories

• Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years. • The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in Bangalore from Q2 FY’20. A centralized pathology lab processing facility to be set-up in Bangalore, along with a satellite lab in the initial stages and by the end of the year the target is to have 1 reference lab, 8 satellite labs and 13 patient ......read more

MBRU and Dr. Wael AlMahmeed Announce the 2nd MBRU-AlMahmeed Award Open to Researchers Worldwide

• Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.” • The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU • The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development • Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic diseases    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    A new cycle of the MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award was announced by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in line with the ......read more

Give dad a winning smile this Father's Day!

With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very special way.  To make it even more special, The Smile Bar is offering a double teeth-whitening session just for you and your dad at 50% of the price. For only AED 700, you can share the experience with your father for a memorable ......read more

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai performs a first-of-its-kind knee replacement surgery in the GCC using 3D technology

Knee replacements will increase to more than 1 million surgeries per year by 2030 and approach 3 million by 2060 worldwide United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 20th May 2019:  Suffering with painful osteoarthritis of his left knee, Elnoor Muntasir El Hassan, a 48-year-old doctor working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Afghanistan and Salman Ahmed Qureshi a 66-year-old, Pakistani Engineer working in Dubai had lost hope to be able walk again. While Elnoor Mutasir suffered from complete destroyed knees due to an injury in his youth, Salman Ahmed was a victim of malalignment of kneecaps, which led to severe Arthritis of both knees over time. However, Professor Dr. Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Joint Replacement Unit at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) offered them something they ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of the new facility was officiated by His Excellency Sheikh/ Khalaf Salim Abdullah Alishaqi , Wali of Ibri and Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics- GCC, in the presence of officials from various ......read more

Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments in Dubai

Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media personalities.  Professor Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic is established and owned by the renowned Eye Surgeon Professor Hani Sakla, consultant in ophthalmology at Ebsar Eye Surgery Center in Dubai, and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American ......read more

Aster Finance Service Centre - launched across India

Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.      May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services    1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly installments (EMIs) over a period of 1 year. The interest cost of the loan is borne by Aster DM Healthcare which is a great relief for patients who are struck by sudden illness or accidents and do not have availability of sufficient money. Even in case ......read more

Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 11th

Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light. Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation. The Darkness into Light walk is a unique international event that strives to unite communities and raise awareness for Mental Health. The Darkness into Light walk, organised by the voluntary community group Darkness ......read more

The benefits of starting your IVF treatment during the Holy month of Ramadan

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. To top that, if we also pledge to bring those much-needed lifestyle changes and put our health first, it will yield better outcomes. This is what the IVI philosophy is and in fact everyone in IVI Fertility too is going to begin by taking a new ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases

To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a national scale for all new-borns in the UAE--from both government and private segments. Enable to detection of 40 genetic diseases His Excellency (H.E.) Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics ......read more

Stay healthy, stay beautiful this Ramadan

Dr Maher gives you valuable tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, even during the difficult days of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  The holy month of Ramadan is an eagerly awaited time as it is a month of spirituality and religious practice. It is also a time for reconnecting with friends and family over shared meals. During the month of Ramadan, our lifestyle and schedule changes to accommodate the requirements of fasting, and this can cause havoc on our skin. Due to the dietary and schedule changes, we need to adjust how we nourish our body to stay healthy. Dr Maher Al Ahdab offers some tips and tricks to keep your skin glowing even when you are fasting. Moisturise well The use of moisturising cream should be an integral part of your daily routine. Using moisturiser regularly helps to maintain moisture in ......read more

Adequate information about IVF pregnancy is key to a successful conception

According to medical experts, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a regular conception Abu Dhabi, UAE 25  of April 2019:  For couples who’ve been struggling to conceive for a long time, a successful round of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a major achievement. However, most patients are of the opinion that an IVF pregnancy is different from natural conception, which can lead to complications and challenges as the gestation continues. In the opinion of Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, UAE, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a regular conception. “Every pregnancy is different, be it normal or through Assisted Reproductive Techniques.  It is recommended that patients should seek adequate information from their doctors to be able to transition from the three ......read more

First batch of Aster Homes handed over to the flood victims in Kerala

This is a part of the 250 Aster Homes project which was initiated last year. Out of this 75 homes are being built in partnership with Rotary International, to be rebranded as Aster Rotary Homes. Dubai, 25th April - 2019:   The first set of cluster houses, built as a part of Aster Volunteer’s efforts to Re-build Kerala were handed over to the beneficiaries. These were built in association with Rotary Cochin Harbour under the Aster-Rotary Homes project. The keys were handed over by actor Aparna Balamurali at a function held on Wednesday. Eight houses were built at Velankanni Matha colony, North Kuthiyathodu at Kunnukara Panchayat in Kalamassery assembly constituency.  Kalamassery MLA V. K. Ibrahim Kunju inaugurated the function, which was presided over by Francis Tharayiil, President, Kunnukara Grama Panchayat. ......read more

Dubai Cares kicks off a 3-year school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children

The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to benefit around 77,000 children and train 2,400 teachers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 April 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a three-year integrated school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children. The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program, in partnership with Sightsavers, is set to benefit around 77,000 children aged 6-18 years old in four regions across Liberia.   The program is an integrated school health system that seeks to support Liberia's health system in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak. The program provides marginalized children in four regions of Liberia with basic vision screening and deworming and then ......read more

MBRU Issues Doctors Tolerance Pledge in Presence of UAE Minister of Tolerance

Signing underlines University’s commitment to fostering diversity, empowerment and unity  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan witnessed an MOU signing with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE -  22 April 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has issued a ‘Doctors Tolerance Pledge’ in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan’s signing of the Pledge was the highlight of the ministerial visit to MBRU. The Minister toured the educational and research facility, including the recently launched Design Lab, built to be a center for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, and met with leading faculty, ......read more

Keeping fit this summer is fun with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

Waterfront workouts to the beats of live handpan music on Saturday, 27 April    Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2019:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is hosting an invigorating eighth edition of Core Beats – the immensely popular, free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert – to help kick-start your summer fitness routine.   Held on the beach offering spectacular views, the event has hosted over 2,000 participants so far. Join the event along with your friends to experience high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and immersive yoga to the rhythm of live handpan music by celebrated artist, Anas Alhalabi on Saturday 27 April.   Fitness Beats will start at 5pm, with a 60-minute calorie-busting, HIIT workout   conducted by experts from top fitness center, BARE ......read more

“Ministry of Health and Prevention” and Pfizer, joint efforts to establish the first NCDs global Excellence centres

Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to improve the medical team's competence. UAE, Dubai, April 20, 2019:   HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), met Dr. Amrit Ray, the Global President, R&D and Medical, Pfizer EMB, to ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates new Geltec manufacturing plant established with an investment of 110 million dirhams

The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019:  His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and the Management and Team of Professionals from Geltec. Geltec has invested over AED 110 million in the facility and will be producing dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products in soft gelatine capsules and gelatine enrobed tablets, with a ......read more

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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) ...…

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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…

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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

UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health ...…

Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.  In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused ......read more

Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats…

Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts  Dubai, 20 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.  Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last ......read more

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE…

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UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care…

Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted ...…

The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With ......read more

Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry…

DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the ......read more

Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new ......read more

RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day…

The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is ......read more

IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees…

Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The ......read more

Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ......read more

Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!…

The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met ......read more

Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha…

Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in ......read more

Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to ...…

EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for ......read more

Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.…

Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of ......read more

Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018…

A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and ......read more

Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life…

Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into ......read more

VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing ...…

UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational ......read more

IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as ...…

The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk ......read more

Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer…

Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International ......read more

Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE…

Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors ......read more

Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018…

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting ......read more

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge…

Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the ......read more

The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events…

Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of ......read more

Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises…

Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to ......read more

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend ...…

Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of ......read more

Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness ...…

Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 ......read more

30-year old Doctor delays treatment, takes stroke symptoms lightly…

Recognizing brain stroke signs could be a life saver, stresses Neurologist   Evert minute the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply causes damage to around 2 million neurons. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case predicted every hour in the country Increasing number of people in their 40s are suffering from ischemic ......read more

Gold's Gym Supports Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 with Free Fitness Classes…

Gold’s gym is delighted to be part of the citywide initiative introduced by His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai and Executive Council for Dubai Government Their support aligns with the company’s mission to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst all UAE citizens Dubai, UAE (October 24, 2018):   Golds Gym is fully supporting the ......read more

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

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 ......read more

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