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AIDA recommends use of biologics to treat certain diseases, and AI in dermatological treatments, as well as modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine.

Abu Dhabi, May 26, 2024: The 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA) has focused on new developments in dermatology, including the use of biologics to treat some intractable diseases, using AI to treat dermatological diseases, and modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine. On its final day, AIDA proposed that the UAE should intensify its collaboration with the public and private sectors, and engage with pharmaceutical companies to develop biologics for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and severe alopecia. This is because the UAE is one of the first countries to provide new and innovative treatments to patients in a more expedient and effective manner, thereby enhancing patient access to essential medicines. It also underscored the ......read more

AIDA-2024 discusses the uses of AI in medicine and cosmetic surgery

Team of Kuwaiti newly graduated dermatologists wins the conference’s scientific competition on its 2nd day Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2024: On the second day of the 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA), currently being held in Abu Dhabi, a first-of-its-kind educational medical competition was held in the UAE for newly graduated dermatologists from residency programmes in a number of (GCC) countries. Twelve doctors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait participated in the competition. Each country was represented by three doctors, who were required to answer to a series of medical and histology questions and also general cultural questions. The Kuwaiti team was the winner, with the UAE team in second place. The competition was run by the Scientific Committee and Conference ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and University of Birmingham Dubai sign MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and University of Birmingham Dubai recently signed a MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts. The MoU was signed by HE Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Professor Yusra Mozoughi, Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai, in the presence of officials and experts. The MoU marks a significant step in advancing human resources for health and strategic development initiatives. Fourteen employees graduated from the university's training program, aligning with global best practices in health systems and policy development. The memorandum includes various areas of cooperation, focusing on developing health policies and strategies, implementing advanced mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation, and ......read more

Cigna Run&Fitness supports People of Determination

All event proceeds went to Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Activities included 5km, 2.5km walk or run, group spin, yoga, and high intensity interval training. Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2024 - As part of its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles in the UAE, Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, recently hosted their fourth Cigna Run&Fitness event of winter 2023-2024 at Al Forsan Park in Expo City Dubai. The event, designed for all levels of fitness to create a welcoming atmosphere for working out and having fun, also supported the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Cigna Healthcare donated the full registration fee amounting to over 10,000 AED, to support the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association's ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, …. May 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai. The agreement aims to improve healthcare services in private schools in Dubai, raise awareness about the importance of oral health in the school community, and align with government directives and international medical standards. Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, the Director of Public Health Protection Department at  the DHA, and Dr. Yaser Haj Hamed, Chairman and Managing Director of Appolonia and Synergy Dental Group, signed the memorandum. The initiative includes regular dental check-up visits, educational programs for students, faculty, and parents, as well as training programs for medical staff in private schools in ......read more

Dubai Central Laboratory implements AI-based technology to detect ‘Legionella' bacteria

Up to 99 per cent accuracy in quantitative detection of bacterial counts Procedure is supported by an integrated technological system operates by the laboratory, which encompasses 5,000 advanced technologies and devices Hind Mahmoud Ahmed: "The technology is extremely precise and prompt, generating results in 48 hours against the standard 14-day processes." “Microbiological analysis laboratories carry out more than 100,000 tests per year” Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2024, Dubai Central Laboratory, affiliated with Dubai Municipality has implemented a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology which is the first in the region to seamlessly detect Legionella pulmonary bacteria, a form of bacteria that causes several acute respiratory infections. The method is both accurate and sustainable in ......read more

HE Al Olama: Nursing Profession Vital for Health Sector Sustainability, Nurses Essential for National Defence

Dubai May 11th, 2024: HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) emphasized that the nursing profession plays a vital role in sustaining the health sector and enhancing its competitiveness, providing health and nursing services that adhere to international best practices.  Dr Al Olama noted that the Ministry is committed to leading the transformation of the nursing sector towards a bright and sustainable future. “Significant progress has been made in collaboration with partners to implement the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, which provides a roadmap for developing the profession and promoting high-quality education and training in line with national health priorities. Additionally, the strategy focuses on attracting national talent, essential for ......read more

Medcare introduces latest medical advancements to over 500 doctors at its Women & Children conference

Pioneering innovations in integrating medical and surgical perspectives to improve the health of women and children were introduced by Medcare Women and Children Hospital, featured as a specialised hospital in Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 list. Dubai – May 09, 2024: The Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) has conducted an international conference addressing over 500 doctors in the UAE presenting the latest innovations and treatment modalities in women and child care. The one-day conference focused on integrating medical and surgical perspectives to bridge the health gaps in women’s and children’s care. The medical conference featured a lineup of 27 keynote presentations by specialists and consultants, from the areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, foetal medicine, radiology, ......read more

Dubai's Health Accounts receives international praise

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2024:  Leading international  institutions praised Dubai's healthcare economic approach implemented by the Dubai Health Authority.  Notable entities include OECD, World Bank, and University of Hong Kong. The accolades were in response to Dubai's tenth edition of the report for Health Accounts System for the Emirate of Dubai (HASD), which was released at the end of last year.  The report detailed the strength and dynamism of the healthcare insurance system, its service sustainability, remarkable development, and growth in substantial healthcare spending.  According to the report, healthcare expenditure in the region reached AED21.4 billion in 2022.  Sameh El-Saharty,  Lead Health Policy Specialist, MENA region at The World Bank stated that Dubai was ......read more

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Performs Bile Duct Injury Repair Using Robotic Surgery

Patient making full recovery following innovative robotic-assisted surgical procedure Abu Dhabi, 07 May 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s leading hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, today announced a new milestone in the hospital’s use of definitive surgical repair using robotic surgery; successfully treating a patient suffering from complications related to multiple gallstones and features of acute cholecystitis. The surgery, led by Dr. Salem Al Harthi, consultant and chair of Surgery Department at SSMC, marked another significant achievement in the field of minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted procedures. It also further underscores the hospital's commitment to deliver advanced health care solutions centered around personalized care and ......read more

St. George's University Spotlights Thalassemia in the MENA Region Ahead of World Thalassemia Day

Ahead of World Thalassemia Day on May 8, St. George’s University (SGU), School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, is raising awareness about this prevalent genetic blood disorder, as thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders in the MENA region due to a consanguineous marriage tradition in some countries.  What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia, characterized by reduced hemoglobin levels in the blood due to genetic mutations, poses significant challenges for individuals and families. Thalassemia results from genetic mutations affecting the production of hemoglobin, the protein responsible for carrying oxygen in red blood cells. While some individuals may experience no symptoms (thalassemia minor), others face severe complications such as fatigue, anemia, delayed growth, and paleness (thalassemia major). Living ......read more

Dubai Municipality initiates comprehensive pest control strategies following adverse weather conditions in Dubai

The Municipality has implemented integrated pest control plans aimed at safeguarding public health Al Karrani: Constant efforts will be made to control the spreading of mosquitoes across Dubai, further enhancing the public health system and ensuring a safe environment. Sterilization campaigns have been focused on 102 water collection sites and over 75,000 water drainage outlets. A total of 511 liters of liquid pesticides and 391 kilograms of eco-friendly solid pesticides have been utilized for pest control purposes. Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2024: Dubai Municipality (DM) has intensified its efforts to control pests that endanger public health through comprehensive strategies and programs. These initiatives include spreading of approved chemical, physical, and biological control methods, with a specific focus on curbing the ......read more

Ogilvy Introduces Global Health Influence Offering

New Ogilvy survey shows 7 in 10 people either follow or seek out health content or learn about health/medical issues from social media – and a vast majority of those who engage take some form of action APRIL 30, 2024 — Ogilvy announced a health-first suite of global influencer marketing services designed to bridge the gap between medical expertise and public awareness by providing pharmaceutical, healthcare, and wellness brands access to the burgeoning Influence economy at a specialist level. By embracing influence, brands can establish exceptional relationships with patients and healthcare communities, leading to improved consumer engagement, medical adoption, and brand awareness. Both patient and healthcare provider communities are increasingly relying on social media platforms for health information, with ......read more

Inside this innovative Indoor Hydroponic Farm in the Maldives

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 29 April 2024: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO proudly boasts one of the Maldives’ only indoor hydroponic farms as part of its ongoing efforts to bolster food security, safeguard the local environment, and nurture sustainable consumption. The innovative farm spans 140 square-metres and accommodates 13 varieties of leafy greens and herbs such as Italian and Thai Basil, Flat Parsley, Lettuce, Endive, Baby Kale, and more – providing organic ingredients for OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s on-site F&B concepts. Each month, 200kg of fresh produce is exported to neighbouring hotels under the Atmosphere Core portfolio including its sister property OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. Hydroponic farms implement cutting-edge technology to provide the optimal controlled environment for plant growth, ......read more

Medcare Eye Center successfully restores vision for a 27-week-old premature blind infant with severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

The male infant was born prematurely at 27 weeks via Caesarean section, weighing 900 grams, with the mother having gestational diabetes, a known risk factor for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a common cause of reversible childhood blindness caused by inadequate retinal blood vessel formation in preterm infants. Approximately 32,300 infants worldwide are diagnosed with irreversible vision impairment due to ROP annually, of which approximately 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.  Dubai, April 29, 2024: A newly turned 60-week-old blind baby boy with Stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity, who was delivered prematurely at 27 weeks via an emergency Caesarean section to a mother with gestational diabetes,  had glimmers of hope in his eyes. This ......read more

A New Blueprint for Health and Vitality at AyurMa: Introducing PraMā at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

April 26th, 2024,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: AyurMa, the pioneering wellness haven at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, is spreading further ripples of innovation with a newly launched program, PraMā: a comprehensive evidence-based health screening system comprising technology-based diagnostics. All guests staying at Landaa Giraavaru are offered a complimentary AyurMa consultation to gain a preliminary understanding of their unique health profile. For those wishing to go deeper, PraMā draws from in-depth biomarker diagnostics, postural and joint mobility findings, metabolic evaluations, pulse readings, iris diagnosis and more to craft a personalized blueprint for optimal health and wellbeing. PraMā comprises four stages of assessment across a two-hour session at AyurMa. Using the insights ......read more

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai unveils 20% expansion, equipped with the latest technology

Dubai, April 25, 2024: Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, the first international branch of the prestigious 200-year-old Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, is proud to announce the successful completion of a significant expansion project, now enhanced by a ceremonial ribbon cutting. This expansion increases the hospital's capacity by 20% and enhances accessibility to specialised eye care in Dubai and the wider region. On April 23rd, the hospital celebrated this milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by key figures, including Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Mr. Allae Omar Almanini, CFO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA). This event underscored the hospital's commitment to excellence and collaboration with leading health ......read more

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Team Successfully Removes 30.5kg Ovarian Tumor

Patient in full recovery following the operation by SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecology specialists on a tumor of unusual size Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, recently performed a landmark operation by successfully removing a tumor of unusual size. Despite ovarian tumors of this size (30.5kg) being extremely rare, the 1.5-hour operation was skilfully conducted by Dr. Muhieddine Seoud and SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecological (OB-GYN) surgical team. The operation was a resounding success with the tumor removed in one piece and the patient is now making a full recovery. The 63-year-old patient, a limousine driver from the Philippines, was recently admitted to SSMC via its Emergency ......read more

MEDCARE WOMEN & CHILDREN HOSPITAL leads the way in advanced Gene Therapy with 100 successful Spinal Muscular Atrophy Infusions

Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai emerges as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa region to administer gene therapy infusions to 100 children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Dubai, April 23, 2024: Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai has announced reaching a milestone record of administering 100 gene therapy infusions on children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a debilitating condition that affects voluntary muscle movement of children. Medcare Women & Children Hospital emerged as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa region to administer 100 gene therapy infusions on children with this rare genetic disorder causing the loss of motor ......read more

Eight-year-old Emirati finds voice for first time after undergoing six-month intensive treatment in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE. 22 April 2024: A true testament to human perseverance and holistic and tailored medical care, Suhail, an eight-year-old Emirati child with severe speech limitations found his voice for the first time after undergoing a six-month speech therapy programme. The treatment was delivered by Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre in Abu Dhabi, part of the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) network, a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East. Suhail was diagnosed with epilepsy, dysarthria and oral dysphagia at just three years old. Despite five years of therapy, he achieved success with sounds and syllables, leaving him unable to express himself fully and battling with basic, essential tasks such as eating. Suhail’s condition is one that impacts millions worldwide, as epilepsy ......read more

New study finds triple-negative breast cancer tumors with an increase in immune cells have lower risk of recurrence after surgery – even when not treated with chemotherapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new multicenter, international study suggests that people who have early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and high levels of immune cells within their tumors may have a lower risk of recurrence and better survival rates even when not treated with chemotherapy. The study was published today in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). TNBC is a breast cancer subtype that does not respond to drugs that target the estrogen receptor or the HER2 protein. It grows rapidly, is more likely to spread beyond the breast before diagnosis and is more likely to recur than other breast cancers. TNBC represents about 15% of all breast cancers and is more common in younger people and in women of African American, Hispanic and Indian descent. Immune cells, also known as tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterologist Shares Risk-Reduction and Management Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ahead of World IBS Day

Expert from global health system cites new research suggesting five lifestyle modifications could be used as a primary prevention strategy for the common gastrointestinal disease April 18, 2024, Cleveland: There are several lifestyle choices that can greatly reduce an individual's risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and these healthy habits can also form part of a holistic approach to managing existing cases of IBS, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World IBS Awareness Day on 19 April. IBS is a common but uncomfortable gastrointestinal disease, characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and abnormal bowel habits.  The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders estimates that 5-10% of the world's population has IBS. According to the ......read more

Indulge in the Exquisite Taste of Camel Milk Desserts at Home with Camelicious

Dubai, April 2024: Camelicious brings the essence of Emirati cuisine into your home with delightful dessert recipes featuring the richness of camel milk.  Packed with immune-boosting vitamins, essential unsaturated fatty acids, and abundant healthy fats, camel milk offers a remarkable concentration of natural vitamin C and higher calcium content, vital for children's growth and development. Camelicious unveils its latest culinary masterpiece, preparing to tantalize your taste buds with an irresistible treat crafted with precision and passion. These Arabic recipes can be enjoyed throughout the year, from the crisp chill of winter to the scorching heat of summer, these delicacies offer a taste of tradition that transcends seasons. Muhallabia with strawberries Ingredients 50g cornflour 1 litre Camel ......read more

Philip Morris International Demonstrates Clear Progress Toward Its Purpose as It Releases 2023 Integrated Report

Report communicates PMI’s progress, including approximately 33 million estimated users of PMI’s smoke-free products, as well as over 40 percent of management positions held by women and 18 factories & 11 markets declared carbon neutral Dubai, UAE – 16 April, 2024 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) released its fifth annual Integrated Report, which outlines the company’s ongoing work to advance toward its 2025 Roadmap goals, with the primary focus on addressing the health impacts of the company’s products. The 2023 Integrated Report highlights PMI’s continued expansion of smoke-free alternatives in markets worldwide, as well as social and environmental programs deployed with and in parallel to these products—including the deployment of responsible marketing and sales ......read more

MoHAP lights up UAE landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day.

Dubai April 10th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has lit up several national buildings and iconic landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day, themed "My Health is My Right." Among the illuminated sites were the Dubai Frame, Al Wasl Plaza at Expo City Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Sharjah TV Building, Clock Roundabout in Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah Police Headquarters, among others across the UAE. MoHAP reiterated its commitment to ensuring that everyone has an access to healthcare, aiming to establish a safe and healthy environment for both current and future generations. This will postively reflect on enhancing the overall quality of life in the country and promoting societal well-being, in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership.

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Cigna Healthcare Organizes Health Checks for Hundreds of Workers.

Hundreds of workers receive health checkups and advice on health insurance and safety. Cigna Healthcare offers a generous Essential Benefits Plans for blue and pink collared workers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, has announced that it organized a series of health checks and information sessions to support manual and low-paid workers in the UAE. The sessions supported hundreds of blue and pink collared workers in understanding their health insurance benefits, rights, and the importance of health check-ups and health and safety in the workplace. In collaboration with LVL Wellbeing, a prominent workplace well-being platform, Cigna Healthcare spearheaded a comprehensive health initiative, conducting wellness checkups for over 200 participants ......read more

Leveraging Telehealth and Empowering Parents Can Help to Bridge Gaps in Autism Care and Improve Outcomes, says Expert Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

Cleveland Clinic Children’s psychologist and her team are investigating effectiveness of training programs that empower families to play a vital role in interventions 1 April, 2024, CLEVELAND: Innovative models of care that leverage telehealth and parent-mediated interventions can play a significant role in increasing access to care and improving the outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April. According to the World Health Organization, around 1 in 100 children globally has ASD. “In recent years, there has been a focus on the role of parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD. Families can be a really powerful resource to help children learn developmentally appropriate skills, enhance their ......read more

Dubai Health Authority concludes Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently concluded the Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024, which witnessed significant engagement and rich discussions on the global challenges facing the field of medical research and specialisation in general, as well as the rapid developments and innovative advancements in the local and global healthcare sector in this field. The event was attended by Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority along with a large group of experts and specialists from within and outside the country. Dr. Wadeia stated that the forum showcased the latest global developments in the field of medical research, key issues related to it, and the increasing role of research in renewing and updating ......read more

Response Plus Holding Net Profit surges 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023

Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the Group’s Equity increased to AED 230.04 million as of December 31, 2023 from AED 222.9 million in the previous year. The Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased to AED 0.25 in 2023 from AED 0.15 a year before, reflecting the Group’s ......read more

Cleveland Clinic-Led Study Discovers Link between High Levels of Niacin - a Common B Vitamin - and Heart Disease

Excess niacin fuels inflammation, cardiovascular disease through newly discovered pathway March 21, 2024, Cleveland: Researchers from global health system Cleveland Clinic have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY were strongly associated with development of heart attack, stroke and other adverse cardiac events in large-scale clinical studies. The researchers also showed in preclinical studies that 4PY directly triggers vascular inflammation, which damages blood vessels and can lead to atherosclerosis over time. The study, published ......read more

Baros Maldives Launches Exclusive Serenity Healing Therapy: A Journey To Inner Peace And Balance

Nestled in the heart of the pristine Baros Maldives, Serenity Spa invites guests to embark on a transcendent wellness journey tailored to profoundly rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The skilled Serenity Spa therapists, deeply attuned to the needs of Baros’s guests’ well-being, present a new spa experience designed to transport guests to a realm of serenity and healing. This thoughtfully curated journey begins with a 45-minute immersive water therapy session in the crystalline waters of the Baros lagoon, followed by a 90-minute tranquil healing massage incorporating natural ingredients sourced from the island's lush botanical garden. The aquatic symphony of Flotation and Immersion takes centre stage as guests begin their therapy by the beach, expertly guided by Baros’s resident yogi. Floating in the lagoon, ......read more

Medcare Hospital Al Safa performs life-saving vascular surgery to restore blood flow to a 72-year-old British expat's brain after a stroke

The highly competent medical team at Medcare Hospital Al Safa, led by the Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Saher Arour, performed a complex medical procedure saving the patient from any further recurrent  strokes   Dubai – March 18, 2024: Ms. Vivienne Alison Davidson, a 72-year-old UK expat, overcame severe carotid artery stenosis, a condition that caused her to have two recurrent strokes, through a complex surgical intervention carried out at Medcare Hospital Al Safa. Ms. Vivienne was in danger of having recurrent strokes due to her critical medical condition, but Dr. Saher Arour, a consultant vascular surgeon at Medcare, effectively managed her condition, providing her with a whole new chance at life again. The patient had previously experienced two strokes when she met Dr. Saher Arour at Medcare ......read more

PureHealth launches Emirati Women Chapter to empower national talent

Emirati women selected to receive mentorship from inspirational female leaders during initial pilot phase. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 15 March 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched the Emirati Women Chapter (EWC), in association with General Women’s Union. EWC is a mentorship and upskilling initiative dedicated to empowering and inspiring Emirati women on their journey towards personal and professional growth across a range of industries. The initiative’s launch follows PureHealth's 'Remarkable Emirati Women' forum, which, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the ‘Mother of the Nation’, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

Dubai Customs Elevates Employee Well-Being with Cutting-Edge Medical Center Unveiling

Dubai – 11 March 2024: With the goal of ensuring healthcare provision for its employees within the premises, Dubai Customs inaugurated a Medical Center at its headquarters. The opening ceremony, presided over by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busnad, Director General of Dubai Customs, marked the initiation of healthcare services for employees and their families. Attendees included Marwan Haji Nasser, Chairman and CEO of Tadawi Healthcare Group, along with executive directors and department managers from Dubai Customs. This initiative is part of Dubai Customs' dedication to fostering a healthy work environment through investments in employee well-being. The Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of top-quality medical, preventive, and therapeutic services tailored for the department's employees and their ......read more

HE Al Owais: commends spirit of responsibility & dedication of Emirati Doctors, says they set inspiring examples for generations to come

Dubai March 10th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has paid heartfelt tribute to Emirati doctors, lauding their dedication, expertise, and the compassionate care they provide to the community. In a statement marking Emirati Doctor's Day, Al Owais said: "Under the wise directives of our leadership, we celebrate Emirati Doctor's Day, honouring our medical professionals who consistently demonstrate commitment to excellence, and play a pivotal role in safeguarding the health of our society."  “Today, the entire nation is proud of Emirati doctors' and their remarkable capabilities to deliver superior healthcare services, utilizing their knowledge and skills to serve and ensure the wellbeing of the UAE people,” Al Owais added.  The ......read more

Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact

From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact By: Dr Lori Stetz, Chief Medical Officer - Americas, International Health, Cigna Healthcare and a member of the scientific advisory board for TargetCancer Foundation. Cancer's devastating impact is hard to ignore. It has been estimated that one in six deaths globally is now attributable to cancer, making it likely than you or someone close to you will be directly affected at some point in your life. In the World Health Organization's Eastern Mediterranean Region which includes the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, cancer diagnoses are projected to increase from 788,000 in 2022 to 1.57 million by 2045. The WHO notes the increase will be driven by population ......read more

James Dyson is looking for world-changing ideas as international student design and engineering competition opens for 2024

The James Dyson Award is open for entries between March 6th - July 17th, offering winners a chance to secure a portion of a global prize fund To date, the Award has supported over 400 young inventors with more than £1million The James Dyson Award, the international student design and engineering competition run by the James Dyson Foundation, today opens for entries, calling for novel inventions that tackle a pressing real-world problem.    Young inventors’ ideas have the potential for global impact   Open to all engineering and design students and recent graduates, the Award seeks ambitious designs that address a global issue, from cancer diagnosis to natural disasters. With global recognition offered to an International Winner and a Sustainability Winner, past winners include an off-road ......read more

International Women's Day: Five Tips for Aspiring Female Doctors

By Dr. Sasha Lake, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomy, St. George's University, School of Medicine in the Caribbean. On March 8, International Women's Day will again celebrate the remarkable contributions of women and recognize their achievements. Previously, women were traditionally relegated to subordinate roles in society, including within the medical profession. However, times have changed, and more women are studying and practicing medicine. Pursuing a career in medicine also opens opportunities for leadership positions in the health care field and academic medicine. But women can encounter challenges when trying to attain these leadership positions. Common challenges faced by women include an incorrect perception that they are not effective leaders and won’t be offered leadership positions ......read more

Ground breaking achievements at Parkinson's Centre of Excellence king's College Hospital London Dubai

Dubai 5th March 2024 - The Parkinson’s Forum held at Dubai Police Officers Club transcended boundaries of medical excellence and community engagement. Graced by dignitaries Sheikh Faisal Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, this visionary event was orchestrated by the People of Determination Empowerment Council of Dubai Police in association with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE and King’s College Hospital London Dubai. The gathering featured renowned Parkinson’s specialists from the UK and Europe, including Dr. Vinod Metta, Professor Ray Chaudhuri, Dr. Guy Chung-faye, and others. Moderated by Dr. Vinod Metta and Mr. Huzaifa Ibrahim, the forum had over 250 attendees, including patients, families, and community members. Notable figures like Kimberley Pierce, CEO of Kings College Hospital London ......read more

MoHAP Hosts Innovative Lab to Design National Framework for Health and Wellness

The National Framework aims to design a world-class Emirati model to promote and ensure the sustainability of health and wellness for the UAE community. Sessions covered 4 themes: lifestyle, quality of physical and psychological life, quality of healthy life in learning and working environments, accessibility, and quality of health services. Setting up 10 teams of experts from various federal, local, academic, and private government entities and involving community members to brainstorm initiatives that define the vision and objectives of the national framework. Dubai, March 4th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized an innovative workshop at the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai to formulate a National Framework for Health and Wellness and support the Ministry’s goal of developing a ......read more

Ahead of World Obesity Day, New Research Confirms Benefits of Weight-loss Surgery for Patients with Diabetes

CLEVELAND, 29 February, 2024 – A new study is offering hope to individuals with obesity and diabetes, showing that bariatric surgery can help to improve both conditions, even putting diabetes into remission in some cases, according to a bariatric surgeon from global health system Cleveland Clinic who co-authored the study. Ahead of World Obesity Day (March 4), Ali Aminian, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Metabolic and Bariatric Institute, explains that obesity and diabetes go hand in hand – the accumulation of excess body fat can cause and exacerbate type 2 diabetes.  “When we treat obesity effectively, associated conditions such as diabetes, as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, are likely to improve too. Bariatric surgery also results in favorable hormonal changes that can improve ......read more

Cigna Healthcare Awards Excellence: Celebrating Partner Achievements

  Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2024: Cigna Healthcare Middle East, the globally acclaimed health services company, proudly announces the winners of its 5th Annual Middle East Partner Award. Held in Dubai, this event celebrates the outstanding contributions of brokers who have spearheaded transformative healthcare initiatives throughout the Middle East, echoing Cigna Healthcare's commitment to building a healthier future for its people. In assessing partners for these awards, Cigna Healthcare employed a comprehensive evaluation process focused on key areas: business growth, client retention, customized solutions, and performance in GlobalCare and SmartCare services. This thorough approach ensured that those demonstrating the highest levels of innovation, service excellence, and commitment to healthcare advancement in the Middle ......read more

Unlocking the Genetics of Weight Loss: RAK Hospital's Initiative Sheds Light on Personalized Solutions

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The accreditation highlights ADBBS's dedication to top international standards in blood handling and safety for patients and donors, in line with PureHealth's commitment to healthcare excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, February  14, 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, announced that the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services (ADBBS) has received formal accreditation from the globally renowned Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. The accreditation awarded to ADBBS underscores its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international standards in the handling of blood and blood products, as well as ensuring the utmost safety of both patients and donors.   Managed by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, a PureHealth subsidiary, ADBBS is one of the strategic initiatives of the ......read more

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