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Dubai Health Authority Employees Receive Expo 2020 Dubai Medal

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 21, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) employees were recognised and honoured with the Expo 2020 Dubai Medal, in implementation of the directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to award Expo 2020 Dubai Medals to individuals who played a key role in the success of the global event hosted by the UAE. A total of 40 employees received certificates of appreciation and medals for their volunteering work, which greatly contributed to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.  The ceremony took place at the Authority's headquarters. On this occasion, as per His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directive, His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, more

Al Ketbi Inaugurates Mediclinic Creek Harbour Clinic

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 September 2023:  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi inaugurated Mediclinic’s new multispecialty clinic located in the heart of the vibrant and iconic Dubai Creek Harbour. The clinic known as ‘Mediclinic Creek Harbour’, is an advanced, modern clinic that provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services for both adults and children in a patient-centric environment. It is staffed by a team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals, all committed to delivering exceptional service to its patients.  Al Ketbi stated that the private healthcare sector in Dubai plays a vital role in developing the healthcare system, improving the level of medical services, and achieving strategic goals aimed at sustaining health and enhancing Dubai's healthcare more

RAK Hospital's DiaBeat Webinar Emphasizes the Power of Diet in Diabetes Management

The Diabetes Diet is the Best Eating Plan for everyone; offers an array of health benefits including lowered risk of cardiovascular diseases and specific types of cancer Carbohydrate counting and the Plate Method are recommended for effective meal planning and maintaining a balanced diet. Shedding just 7-10% of your current weight can yield notable improvements in blood glucose control 19 September 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - In a recent DiaBeat webinar conducted by RAK Hospital, Ms. Ruba Elhourani, Senior Dietician, and Head of the Nutritional Department, took centre stage to educate participants about the pivotal role of diet in diabetes management. These enlightening sessions conducted every week by the hospital are a key component of the healthcare institution's comprehensive three-month Diabetes Challenge more

ADIA Lab Symposium on Climate Change and Health Sciences to be held 7-8 November

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2023 – ADIA Lab, the independent Abu Dhabi-based institute dedicated to basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, will host the inaugural ADIA Lab Symposium at ADGM in Abu Dhabi on 7 and 8 November 2023. Members of ADIA Lab’s Advisory Board along with ADIA Lab Fellows and principal researchers will participate in the event, examining how data science, blockchain, high performance computing and AI can be utilised to address key challenges in climate change and health sciences, two of the lab’s focus research areas.   Professor Steven Chu, former US Secretary of Energy and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Professor Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences at MIT and director of MIT’s Media Lab, will more

UAE Health Authorities Launch New Version of Al Hosn App

• Comprehensive Child Vaccination Records, Now at Your Fingertips • Bridging Technological Innovation and Trust: Al Hosn App, Your Reliable Health Companion   Dubai 12 September 2023:  The UAE health authorities have launched an updated version of "Al Hosn" app, the national digital healthcare platform for vaccinations and more in the UAE. Now empowered with vital features to safeguard the health of younger generations, the upgrade aims to further the goals of the National Immunization Program, highlighting the UAE's ongoing efforts to enhance the healthcare system and shield the community from infectious diseases. The upgraded app includes comprehensive vaccination records for children from birth to 18 years. It will play a pivotal role in achieving a higher percentage of child vaccination more

RAK Hospital Webinar Unlocks the Power of Exercise in Diabetes Management

Exercise is akin to medicine in the treatment of diabetes. 30 minutes of exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes by 40% Safety precautions and Exercise protocols for Diabetics were explained during the session Session advised on being vigilant about the warning signs such as extreme fatigue, pain, dizziness, palpitations, fever, chest pain, or irregular heartbeat when performing exercises. Wearing a diabetes identification bracelet is encouraged to ensure prompt medical attention in case of emergencies. 12 September 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE— Exercise is now recognized as a cornerstone in the prevention, treatment, and reduction of diabetes complications. In a recent DiaBeat webinar hosted by RAK Hospital as part of its three-month Diabetes Challenge, participants gained valuable insights into the pivotal role of more

The Frontline Heroes Office Praises the Efforts of First Aid Specialists on World First Aid Day

Emirati nurse Wadha Musabbeh Al Shamsi says her job consists of many sensitive responsibilities that require quick decision-making when treating patients. Abu Dhabi, 9th September 2023:  To mark the occasion of World First Aid Day, the Frontline Heroes Office praised the efforts of paramedics, doctors, and nurses, and their contribution to helping treat and save the lives of people. First aid is considered one of the most important medical fields, especially within the frontline heroes sector, where the response time is crucial with the professionals responsible for providing immediate, lifesaving care to an ill or injured person. The prominent role of paramedics became evident through their swift efforts in the "Gallant Knight 2" operation, as they were ready to provide aid to the injured and wounded. Emirati more

Staggering Insights Emerge as RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 Attracts Thousands

85% of participants exhibited HbA1c levels above 5.7 45% fell into the obese category and 55% overweight  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – September 6, 2023 - The RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 (RAKDC23) has completed its registration phase with an astounding participation of almost 5,000 individuals, firmly cementing its position as the nation's foremost diabetes awareness initiative. RAKDC23, a transformative community health initiative, has unearthed staggering insights as participants enrolled for the competition. Comprehensive health assessments, including BMI, HbA1C levels, and health & lifestyle scores, have revealed compelling statistics underscoring the critical importance of diabetes awareness and management. The event recorded an extraordinary HbA1c level of 14.27, emphatically emphasizing the urgent need for more

Dubai Hosts the “HYROX DXB International Fitness Championship”, for the First Time in the Middle East

The Emirate of Dubai hosted the HYROX DXB International Fitness Championship, for the first time in the Middle East & Africa, with participation of more than 3000 athletes; 15% of them arrived in the Emirate from other countries to join this event.   The Hyrox Championship, the biggest indoor fitness race, took place at Dubai World Trade Center, and it was organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC).    Participants in the Championship competed in several categories; as follows: men’s professionals & women’s professionals / men’s doubles / women’s doubles / mixed doubles / men’s singles / women’s singles / athletes of determination category. The event was held with participation of several community teams & governmental departments; top of which were Dubai more

54% of Middle East Respondents Express Concerns About Meeting Medical Needs, Reveals Cigna Healthcare Survey

• Survey reveals pressing need for employee support amid economic challenges  • 5% Pledge aims to tackle employee concerns and achieve overall individual and business well-being.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August 2023: Global economic shifts driven by pandemics, food shortages, and inflation have led to unprecedented uncertainty for businesses and their employees. To gain a better understanding of the challenges confronting employers within this new landscape, Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, conducted a comprehensive survey involving nearly 9,000 individuals worldwide, including 1,100 participants each from the UAE and KSA. The survey aimed to uncover their concerns, assess their current health status, and gain insights into the support needed to promote healthier more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Back-to-School Health Awareness Campaign

• Community Events: Six health-focused events in shopping malls across the UAE • Virtual Engagements: Lectures tailored for parents at workplaces and educational institutions • Interactive Learning: Introducing the '5210' Interactive Activity Corner for Children • Campaign Duration: Scheduled from August 17 to 31. • Healthy Eating: Guidelines on Preparing Nutritious School Lunch Bags   Dubai August 27th, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a back-to-school health awareness campaign from August 17 to 31 to equip parents and students with insights into the significance of adopting healthy lifestyles as they return to school, emphasizing the benefits of physical activity, a balanced diet, regulated sleep patterns, and controlled electronic screen more

Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi: the World Health Organization Has Answered the Ms Community's Call to Make Ms Treatment Accessible for All

• The World Health Organization recently added three disease-modifying therapies for Multiple Sclerosis to its Essential Medicines List.  • UAE-based National Multiple Sclerosis Society supported the London-based Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s application with a statement of support from HE Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi. • WHO approval for MS medicine to be added to its Essential Medicines List will result in increased availability and disbursement of therapies across the globe.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 August 2023: Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Vice Chair of the National MS Society Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Programme at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has praised the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to approve three more

RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023 Receives an Overwhelming Response, Enrolling Over 4000 Participants in Just 2 Days

Walk in Registrations from 18th-20th August at RAK Hospital 17 August 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The eagerly anticipated RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023, now in its second edition, has swiftly garnered momentum as a nationwide endeavor designed to empower the community in managing diabetes biomarkers, particularly HbA1c levels and BMI. Remarkably, the challenge has already welcomed over 4000 participants in a mere span of 48 hours. Commencing on 14th August, the online and virtual registration portals have been set in motion, while physical registrations will take place at the RAK Hospital premises from 18th to 20th August, between 9 am to 5 pm. Officially launched in collaboration with MOHAP- RAK (Ministry of Health and Prevention- Ras Al Khaimah), this three-month-long transformative campaign by RAK Hospital aims to be a guiding more

Cigna Healthcare Launches ‘Let's Talk About…?' to Promote Open Discussion and Encourage Preventative Treatments

• New online series authored by Cigna Healthcare clinical team and experts to openly address health issues to help people get diagnoses earlier and redefine healthcare conversations.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2023: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global healthcare services company, has launched an initiative to get people talking more openly about diseases and treatment, with the aim of boosting early diagnosis and promoting healthier lifestyle choices.   A new monthly online thought-leadership series, ‘Let’s Talk About…?’, will facilitate discussions on health issues that individuals often find challenging to address with loved ones or healthcare professionals. The series, hosted by Cigna Healthcare’s clinical team and experts, aims to empower individuals by more

Government Experience Exchange Office Meets Patients at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington

Dubai, UAE: 15 August 2023 - A delegation from the Government Experience Exchange Office visited the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington to understand how the UAE-funded institute is making paediatric surgery more precise, less invasive and pain-free.  The UAE delegation visited children between 5-17 years old who were receiving medical treatment at the center.  They also toured the Children's National Hospital, speaking to administrative, research and medical staff about the institute’s achievements.  Michelle Riley-Brown, President and CEO of the Children's National Hospital received the delegation. She was joined by Michelle McGuire, Chief Strategy Officer; Anthony Sandler, SVP and Surgeon-in-Chief at the hospital; Dr. Kevin Cleary, Technical Director, more

RAK Hospital Launches RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023: A 3-Month Health Transformation Journey with AED 20,000 in Cash Prizes

The 12-week challenge invites participants from across the UAE to register and make a positive change in diabetes management   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; 10th August 2023: Following the resounding success of last year's RAK Diabetes Challenge, which demonstrated the potential of lifestyle modifications in remitting diabetes; RAK Hospital is delighted to introduce the highly anticipated RAK Diabetes Challenge 2023. Through this transformative 3-month-long community initiative launched in collaboration with MOHAP- RAK (Ministry of Health and Prevention- Ras Al Khaimah), RAK Hospital aims to foster, guide, and empower the community in embracing crucial lifestyle changes, particularly emphasizing the significance of dietary adjustments and regular exercise in effectively managing and even reversing diabetes. The registration for more

Burjeel Holdings' H1 2023 Net Profit up 47%; Confirms Debut Interim Dividend of AED 95 Million

• Revenue of AED 2.2 billion, up 13.9% y-o-y, driven by higher inpatient footfall coupled with expansion in patient yield; Q2 revenue growth accelerated to 16.3% y-o-y delivering AED 1.1 billion. • EBITDA of AED 467 million, up 12.7% y-o-y;  Q2 EBITDA up 12.0% y-o-y to AED 225 million. • Net Profit of AED 225 million up 47.0% y-o-y, attributable to robust topline growth and significantly lower finance costs; Q2 net profit up 51.4% y-o-y to AED 103 million.  • Outpatient footfall and inpatient footfall increased by 11.1% and 20.2%, respectively, primarily due to the Group's investment in new specialties and services; Total 2.9 million patients seen in H1. • Burjeel Medical City saw strong footfall growth which drove revenue growth of 34.5% and EBITDA growth of 91.1%. • Leverage more

Hikma Delivers Strong H1 Preformance and Raises Generics Guidance

Growth in all three businesses and across all geographies   Middle East, 3 August 2023 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC and its subsidiaries (‘Hikma’ or ‘Group’), the multinational pharmaceutical company, report its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2023.    During the first half of 2023, core group revenue grew 18% to $1.427 billion (compared to H1 2022: $1.213 billion), driven by a strong performance in all three businesses. Core operating profit was up 35% to $401 million, reflecting the H1 weighting of Branded and Generics business. A good net cash inflow from operating activities of $222 million was recorded, up 31% from the same period last year.    Said Darwazah, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hikma, said:     “Our more

Community Members Can Now Participate in the DHA's "Health and Happiness" Competition

The competition reflects the authority's commitment and efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle for community members. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2023: Today, the Dubai Health Authority announced that community members can now register in the "Health and Happiness" competition, which the DHA launched recently. The aim of this competition is to promote and develop community awareness about the importance of adopting healthy patterns to prevent various lifestyle diseases and to encourage exercise, with an ultimate goal of creating a healthier and happier society. This competition is open for individuals 18 years and above and is part of the Dubai Health Authority's efforts and initiatives to improve the health and quality of life of community members by motivating them to follow a healthier and more more

Early Diagnosis and Significant Advances in Treatment Could Reduce High Lung Cancer Death Rate, Says Cleveland Clinic Expert

Ahead of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, medical oncologist from global health system discusses how breakthroughs are changing the face of lung cancer treatment     Monday, July 31, 2023, Cleveland: With early screening and ongoing advances in treatment options, there is no reason for lung cancer to maintain its reputation as one of the deadliest cancers, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World Lung Cancer Day [August 1].  “This is a very exciting time in the field of lung cancer treatment, says Khaled Hassan, MD MS, a medical oncologist specializing in lung cancer at Cleveland Clinic. “In addition to advances in surgery and radiation, the past two decades have seen major developments in systemic therapy, with immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and more

Child with Rare Disease Undergoes Life Saving, First-of-its-kind Surgery at Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

• The child suffered from a rare genetic condition called Moyamoya disease, causing both her carotid arteries, delivering blood to the brain, to significantly narrow with one of them over 90% blocked. • The child’s life was successfully saved at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, making her one of the first patients in the UAE to be treated using the novel EDAMS technique   Dubai – July 25, 2023: The life of a four-year-old UK national girl, suffering from a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder called Moyamoya disease (MMD), has been saved with a novel technique for indirect revascularization (restoring blood flow) surgery. The first-of-its-kind surgical procedure in the UAE, performed by Dr. Gopalakrishnan CV, Consultant and Head- Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Medcare Orthopaedics and more

Combatting Heat Stroke and Dehydration, RAK Hospital Doctor Provides Vital Health Tips for a Safe Summer

First Aid protocols specified for immediate management of Heat Stroke Consuming less than 3 liters of water per day can cause dehydration during heat exposure Rapidly transitioning from colder to warmer climates can disrupt the body's heat regulation and potentially lead to Heat Stroke Internal factors like obesity, renal disease, and hypertension increase the risk.   24 July 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As the sweltering heat of summer takes its toll, it is essential to be vigilant and proactive about preventing heat-related illnesses. In particular, the two most concerning conditions during scorching temperatures are Heat Stroke and Dehydration. Dr. Harkirat S Wilkhoo, a specialist in Homeopathy and Lifestyle Medicine at RAK Hospital, offers crucial insights and valuable tips to protect against these health risks. Heat more

How Well Do You Know Your Allergies?

How Well Do You Know Your Allergies? by Dr. Khalid Shukri, Physician in Functional Medicine & Anti-Aging Medicine at Wellth 20th July 2023: A 4-month-old baby boy with a history of eczema was rushed to the emergency room of the hospital after ingesting a seemingly harmless food: a banana. What was expected to be a delightful introduction to solid foods turned into a terrifying ordeal as the baby experienced an immediate and severe allergic reaction.  Vomiting, hives, and cyanosis quickly set in, causing panic among his caregivers. Fortunately, the medical team swiftly administered intramuscular epinephrine (adrenaline), which helped alleviate the child’s symptoms.  Allergies, although common, are often a very puzzling condition. This harrowing incident underscores the critical importance of recognizing more

Wellbeing: Self-Care and Its Global Impact

Wellbeing is key to a healthy, fulfilling, and balanced life. Unfortunately, the stresses and demands of our busy, fast-paced, modern lifestyles can often distract from self-care. But research shows that a lack of well-being can indicate declining health for an entire community. That is why leading lifestyle and wellness companies, such as QNET, support wellbeing by bringing attention to the importance of self-care and its global impact.    What Is Wellbeing? Good health is much more than just the absence of illness. It encompasses all aspects of an individual's life, including physical, emotional, economic, and social status. Health experts use the term wellbeing to describe this complex set of factors contributing to a person's overall happiness and satisfaction. These factors are deeply interconnected, more

Life Pharmacy's “1 Million Worth Gifts” Campaign Awards Winners Daily and Ignites Excitement

Dubai: July 11, 2023 – Life Pharmacy, the largest pharmacy network in the UAE, is sparking immense excitement with its highly anticipated "1 Million Worth of Gifts" campaign. This extraordinary initiative highlights Life Pharmacy's unwavering dedication to excellence while rewarding its loyal customers with the chance to win luxury prizes, including the latest iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch 8.  Since the launch of the campaign, the pharmacy chain has seen a remarkable surge in customer participation. Forty winners have been crowned so far, and many more are eagerly awaiting their opportunity to win. Adding to the thrill, Life Pharmacy has introduced an enticing Scratch & Win to the campaign, ensuring that every participant emerges a winner. To qualify, customers need only make a purchase of AED 100 more

Dubai Sports Council Approved the System of Fitness Centers Classification based on the Number of Stars

- The classification system includes 17 criterion measures and 82 sub-indicators   Dubai Sports Council approved the criteria and indicators of the fitness center classification system, the first of its kind, which was completed by the Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with international experts in fitness, according to the best international practices in the field of fitness centers and sports medicine, which aim to enhancing professionalism in the fitness industry and raising the quality of services in fitness centers in Dubai.   The classification criteria and special indicators are adopted during the evaluation process for the purpose of classifying all fitness centers in Dubai according to the number of stars from the category of 5 stars or less.   The evaluation criteria and sub-indicators take into account more

Obesity in Children and Pregnant Women are Key Healthcare Challenges to Address among Residents, say Experts

Dubai – July 04, 2023: Lifestyle patterns, social preferences and dietary factors have led to a significant rise in the prevalence of obesity among residents, especially in children, say experts. Speaking at a Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference conducted by Life Healthcare Group in Dubai recently, they expressed concerns regarding childhood obesity and its far-reaching effects. Presenting a paper at the conference, Dr. Nasreen Chidhara Pari, Specialist Paediatrics at Life Medical Centre, said, "Childhood obesity has a profound impact on both physical and psychological well-being. Statistics show that the rate of childhood obesity in the UAE has increased from 12 per cent to 17.4 per cent between the years 2018 to 2022. This has, in turn, led to a rise in various preventable illnesses and health risks that are more

Yoga for Humanity: Anis Sajan Hosts Spectacular Mass Yoga Event at Danube Sports World

Dubai, June 23, 2023:  In a remarkable evening dedicated to wellness, Danube Sports World, led by Mr. Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman of Danube Group, hosted an unforgettable event to celebrate International Yoga Day. With a strong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Mr. Sajan organized this transformative gathering, highlighting the significance of embracing wellness and attaining balance in daily lives. The prestigious Danube Sports World, located at Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, provided an ideal setting for over 400 attendees to immerse themselves in the power of yoga. Mr. Sajan's unwavering belief in the holistic practice shone through as participants experienced the mind, body, and soul-nurturing effects of yoga. The event showcased an invigorating yoga session, set within the air-conditioned dome of Danube Sports more

The Breakfast Yoga Club

Ultra Brasserie has teamed up with Karma Yoga to bring you a unique and refreshing experience! For just AED 89 per person, enjoy an invigorating one-hour yoga class followed by an unlimited breakfast and beverages every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm.  With a certified instructor leading the class, you'll be guided through a series of poses that will leave you energized and relaxed. Indulge in a hearty breakfast spread after the class.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to nourish your body and soul. We can't wait to see you there! For booking please contact: 04 277 5644 more

Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority Inaugurates a New Hospital for NMC Healthcare Group

The 51-bed capacity hospital extends over an area of 125,000 square feet  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd June 2023: His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated today a new hospital for the NMC Healthcare Group at Dubai Investments Park (DIP), Dubai.  The new 51-bed NMC Specialty Hospital, which spans an area of 125,000 square feet, is an extension of the NMC Royal Hospital, which was commissioned in 2014 with a capacity of 67 beds. The opening ceremony was attended by Omar Al Mesmar, the General Manager of the Dubai Investments Park, David Hadley, the CEO of NMC Healthcare Group, and several doctors and officials from the group. Al Ketbi toured the hospital which includes four operation theatres, seven ultra-modern ICU beds, five dialysis rooms and day-care more

Free Screening for Kidney and Gallbladder Stones at RAK Medical Center Al Hamra

Individuals with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure are more prone to developing stones Symptoms can be confusing thus crucial to seek a doctor’s opinion to prevent complications   21 June 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Kidney and gallbladder stones are common; around 1 in 10 people during their lifetime can be affected by it. To raise awareness about the issue, RAK Medical Center Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah is taking a proactive step towards raising awareness by offering complimentary screenings for these common conditions. This community initiative aims to empower individuals with knowledge and provide necessary medical support in addition to ensuring early detection and enabling prompt intervention if necessary. On Saturday, 24th June, from 11 am to 7 pm, people can visit the Center to avail themselves of this more

Successful Beating Heart Surgery at RAK Hospital: A Breakthrough Approach for High-Risk Patients

Complex procedure performed on a 65-year-old male with long-term diabetes and severe kidney and heart damage The patient suffered a heart attack without presenting typical symptoms 20 June 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah achieved a significant medical breakthrough by successfully performing a coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) on a high-risk patient without the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The innovative approach, conducted while the patient's heart was still beating, proved to be a game-changer for individuals with complex medical conditions, such as severe heart and kidney damage. The patient, a 65-year-old male, who had been living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for many years, arrived at RAK Hospital's emergency department experiencing alarming symptoms, including reduced urine more

Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023: Tips for Living a Full, Active Life with Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a complex condition with various causes, including genetics and diabetes. With over a hundred distinct inherited neuropathies, it can be challenging to identify the underlying cause, making education and awareness crucial. Thankfully, medical advances and treatment options continue to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.   Neurotropic B vitamins, such as B1, B6, and B12, are crucial for nerve health and regeneration. B1 (thiamine) helps create energy for nerves, B6 aids in transmitting signals in the nervous system, and B12 supports nerve regeneration and other essential processes.   Neuropathy sensory tests are essential diagnostic tools that help doctors evaluate how well a patient's nerves are functioning. These tests measure the patient's ability to feel touch, vibration, more

Dubai Health Authority Launches "Early Detection of Hepatitis C" Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the launch of a three-year Hepatitis C awareness campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention of hepatitis C. This campaign is part of the “EKSHEF” screening initiative  for early detection of some communicable and non-communicable diseases The "Early Detection of Hepatitis C" campaign is a major campaign that contributes to achieving the strategic goal of the Emirate of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. It includes a range of awareness campaigns and free check-ups for individuals aged 18 years and over. Awareness and screening campaigns will take place across malls, workers’ accommodation sites, government organizations and public more

Dubai Health Authority issues standards for physiotherapy services in the Emirate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2023:  The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) announced that it has issued the standards for physiotherapy services in the Emirate. The announcement took place during the World Physiotherapy Conference, which recently took place in Dubai.  Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said that the issuance of standards for physiotherapy services is in line with DHA’s strategic vision of  ensuring continuous improvement in the delivery of health services provided by the sector. He thanked Emirates Medical Association’s Emirates Physiotherapy Society for their cooperation to help develop comprehensive standards for physiotherapy services in the Emirate.  Dr. Hanan Obaid, Director of the Health Policies and Standards Department at the DHA more

RAK Hospital Launches Post-COVID Clinic to Support Long COVID Patients in the Community

100 Free CT scans and complimentary consultation with Specialist Pulmonologist offered as part of the program  June 8, 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Since the very beginning of the pandemic, RAK Hospital has remained at the forefront of ensuring community well-being; taking numerous initiatives to ensure the health and safety of the population.  Continuing its commitment towards the people of Ras Al Khaimah, in yet another innovative initiative country’s leading healthcare institution launches a Post-Covid Clinic, specifically designed to address the needs of individuals experiencing persistent symptoms even after recovering from COVID-19. As part of this community-driven effort, RAK Hospital is offering 100 free CT chest scans to individuals suffering from long COVID along with complimentary consultation with Dr. more

Dubai Health Authority launches an initiative to Enhance Legal Awareness of Healthcare Professionals in the Emirate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently launched a unique initiative aimed at raising and enhancing legal awareness among health professionals working across private health facilities in the emirate. The initiative - which includes a series of awareness roadshows-started at Fakeeh University Hospital and will continue until the end of this year. The aim of the initiative is to help healthcare professionals comply with the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern healthcare practice in Dubai and the UAE.  This is the first phase of the initiative that aims to enhance compliance with health laws, regulations and legislation in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, to help further enhance the competitiveness of the health system in the Emirate. The initiative aims to educate more

Dubai Health Authority Launches Organ Donation Awareness Campaign

• Campaign aims to support the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UAE and encourage public registration.    • In line with World Transplant Day, campaign also aims to encourage community members to adopt a healthy lifestyle and regularly undergo health screenings.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 7, 2023: On the occasion of World Transplant Day, which is observed every year on June 6, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched an Organ Donation awareness campaign at its headquarters in Al Jaddaf.    The campaign includes a series of awareness roadshows across public and governmental organizations, hospitals as well as public spaces such as malls.   The first roadshow recently took place at the flydubai Campus. flydubai is one more

P&G Health Collaborates with 37 Saudi Hospitals and Pharmacies to Raise Awareness of Peripheral Neuropathy

Efforts emphasize the crucial role of early diagnosis during Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023 June 7, 2023: P&G Health, the healthcare division of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) makers of Neurobion, has collaborated with 37 hospitals and pharmacies across Saudi Arabia to raise awareness of Peripheral Neuropathy as part of its 'Put Life Back in Your Hands' campaign commemorating Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023.  Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic clinical condition, wherein the peripheral nervous system is damaged. 1 in 10 people1 and 1 in 2 diabetics2 suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy (PN). An estimated 80% patients remain undiagnosed and untreated3, with ratio being similar across different countries globally. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness, tingling, prickling, and burning sensations in more

As Early Treatment of Brain Tumors Can Improve Outcomes, Individuals Should Flag Any Unusual Neurological Symptoms to Their Doctor, Says Cleveland Clinic Expert

Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day [June 8], neuro-oncologist from global health system says benign and cancerous tumors can have the same symptoms, although cancerous tumors are rare      June 6, 2023, CLEVELAND: Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is urging individuals not to ignore prolonged or unexplained neurological symptoms as these could be caused by a benign or, much more rarely, cancerous brain tumor, in which case early diagnosis and treatment could significantly improve outcomes. “The vast majority of brain tumors are benign, but the symptoms of benign and cancerous tumors can be exactly the same,” says neuro-oncologist Mark Malkin MD. “This is because the symptoms are caused by the pressure exerted on the brain by the tumor, as well as the more

Dubai Health Authority discusses Dubai Digital Health Strategy with Healthcare Stakeholders

• More than 100 stakeholders including private and public hospitals, diagnostic and health technology firms participate in the workshop to discuss the strategy.   • Strategy aims to deliver patient-centric and data-driven healthcare services, regulation  and integration through digital innovation.   • Workshop held for stakeholders to provide feedback and contribute to the finalization of this pioneering strategy for the Emirate of Dubai.   • Aim is to create a comprehensive Dubai Digital Health Strategy with inputs and contribution of the health sector in Dubai.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2023:  The Dubai Health Authority held a workshop today at the Emirates Towers in Dubai with more than 100 key healthcare stakeholders including health providers and more

3 Kilogram Fibroid Masses, removed from 50-year-old Expat Woman

• Medcare Women & Children Hospital’s doctors remove 3ks fibroid masses with the largest being 20 x 20 cm   • This medical case required highly unusual combination of minimally invasive surgical methods, laparoscopy and mini-laparotomy due to the variation of fibroids.   Dubai – May 30, 2023: A group of experts in Medcare Women & Children Hospital extracted three kilograms of large fibroids from the uterus and liver of an Indian woman through an unusual combination of surgical procedures, giving back her quality of life. Ms. Jayanthy, aged 50 year, suffered from extreme uterine fibroids that caused her unbearable pain, and could have become a thereat to her life if left untreated.   Prior to visiting Dr. Shiva Harikrishnan, a leading obstetrics and gynaecology consultant at more

Minimally-invasive Surgery at Dubai Hospital Relieves Severe back Pain in Emirati Patient

• A 67-year-old Emirati man, suffering from intense backpain, was cured in a day following one minimally-invasive surgery at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital • The recently introduced OLIF technique is revolutionizing spinal surgery by allowing surgeons to operate on the lower spine without cutting into bones or breaking the spine   Dubai – May 23, 2023: A groundbreaking surgical procedure at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Dubai has successfully alleviated intense back pain in a 67-year-old Emirati man named Abdalla Mohamed Mahmoud Sulaiman Al Ali. After suffering pain that was continually getting worse for 10 years due to a degenerative curve in his spine, the patient underwent a recently introduced minimally-invasive surgery, resulting in a remarkable recovery within just one more

RAK Hospital Raises Awareness on Colorectal Cancer: Free Consultations with Expert Gastroenterologist Offered

Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the UAE. Everyone over 45 should undergo routine screening. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - May 23, 2023: RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is taking proactive steps to raise awareness about the dangers of developing colon cancer and the importance of screening. As part of their initiative, the hospital is offering free consultations with renowned Gastroenterologist Dr. Sayed Naveed Azam every Thursday from 3-5 pm until the end of this month. Colon cancer ranks as the 3rd most common cancer in the UAE and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The lack of symptoms during the initial stages of colon cancer makes it challenging to detect. Individuals may have polyps or colon cancer without realizing it, highlighting the vital role of screening. Symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, more

1 in 101 People and 1 in 2 Diabetics2 Suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy while 80% of Patients remain Undiagnosed3

Leading Global Health Experts converge at P&G’s ‘Demystifying Neuropathy Forum’ to address the growing Public Health Concern of Peripheral Neuropathy   UAE, 19th MAY 2023 – As part of Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023, P&G Health, brought together globally renowned health experts with 6000 Healthcare Professionals from across Asia, India, Middle East, and Africa at the ‘Demystifying Neuropathy Forum’. Hosted out of Mumbai and simulcast to 8 countries, the signature event saw deliberations on the latest clinical guidance and research findings on screening and management of the growing public health concern of Peripheral Neuropathy.   Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic clinical condition, wherein the peripheral nervous system is damaged. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy more

Al Samha Healthcare Center Welcomes Patients on Sundays

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2023: Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Healthcare Facility, a subsidiary of PureHealth – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, has announced that Al Samha Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi has started welcoming patients on Sundays starting May 7, 2023.   Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Khulood Al Dhaleei, Chief Operating Officer at AHS, said “We are pleased to welcome Al Samha community to Al Samha Healthcare Center on Sundays. This expansion is in line with the community’s growth and in accordance with their healthcare needs. We continuously strive to provide our patients with easy access to high-quality healthcare services in close proximity to their homes to spare them the need to travel for long distances.”   The new more

MoHAP Launches National Campaign for Early Detection of Hypertension

• Running from May to June, campaign to test 50,000 individuals. • MoHAP aiming to reduce hypertension rate by 30% by 2030.   Dubai May 16th, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched the National Campaign for Early Detection of Hypertension in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension and campaign sponsors. This year, the campaign is set to test 50,000 adults at various locations across the country during May and June, working alongside government and private health institutions, universities, Life Pharmacies, the Emirates Cardiac Society, Servier, and Omron.   Themed "Don't wait! Take part and be aware: Monitor Your Blood Pressure and Embrace a Confident, Healthy Life", the campaign aims to raise health awareness within the community about more

UAE's Bayanat and M42 Lead First of a kind Water Testing and Sailor Health Scientific Study from Golden Globe Race 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 12th May, 2023 – M42, a first-of-its-kind, tech-enabled, integrated healthcare powerhouse created through the coming together of G42 Healthcare and Mubadala Health is currently undergoing a pioneering study on human and ocean health. The study is being conducted on blood and ocean water samples retrieved post the expedition of the recently concluded 2022 Golden Globe Race, where Commander Abhilash Tomy (Retired), former Indian Navy Officer scripted maritime history with a podium finish after a gruelling 236 days at sea in which he circumnavigated the globe. During his voyage aboard the UAE-registered boat BAYANAT, Abhilash collected water samples from remote parts of four oceans – the Indian, South Pacific and North and South Atlantic – to aid studies on the presence of microplastics. The more

Dubai Health Authority Completes Vision-screening Programme throughout Dubai Schools

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2023: Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Public Health Protection Department, completed a vision-screening campaign across Dubai schools. The campaign took place from October 2022 until the end of March 2023 and vision-screening was conducted for more than  26, 700 students from various schools in Dubai. The campaign took place in collaboration with Al Jaber Optical, the Pan-Emirati Eye Care provider. The vision-screening was conducted by qualified optometrists from Al Jaber Optical’s expertise team and included basic vision tests (visual acuity).  The campaign also included awareness about eye care  and the importance of regular eye examinations. Dr. Ramadan Ibrahim AlBlooshi, Acting Director at DHA’s Public Health & Protection Department said: “ more

Taqdeer Award and Dubai Health Authority Campaign for Early Detection of Preventive Diseases

The program covers over 900 workers from 100 companies Major-General Obaid bin Suroor: We seek to enhance the health of our workers and make preventive healthcare knowledge a way of life Dr. Ramadan Al Balushi: The campaign contributes towards realizing the vision of a healthier and happier society Dubai - United Arab Emirates - May 3, 2023 -  Taqdeer Award,  which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, with the support of the Dubai Health Authority, has launched a wide campaign for the early detection of preventable diseases targeting 900 workers in more than 100 distinguished companies that won the Award in its last cycle. The initiative, which will continue until May 17 at the headquarters of the more

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