Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2020: Ahead of World Stroke Day, which is on the 29th of October every year, a DHA neurologist discusses the importance of lifestyle measures and the need to be aware on how to minimise brain damage in case of a stroke by taking quick actions.
“When it comes to stroke, every second counts. In fact, two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored and these cells may not be re-generated. What this means is that time is essential to minimise brain damage caused by strokes,” says Dr. Suhail AlRukn, stroke and neurology consultant and head of stroke unit at Rashid Hospital.
DHA stroke unit:
The unit was established in 2013 and was the only unit in the world outside Germany to receive the German stroke accreditation. The unit provides 24/7 ......read more
Smoking and high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms that can kill.
Never ignore a sudden striking headache.
Dr. Parviz Dolati with Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf
28 October 2020, Dubai, UAE: Yaqoob Yousuf is a very active 59 year old UAE resident, who experienced a sudden onset of headaches which were the worst pains he ever experienced. These headaches lasted for two weeks and were associated with nausea, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness. Unfortunately, over many visits to clinics he was misdiagnosed for two weeks, and finally was seen by a neurologist and underwent a brain CT scan at one of the hospitals. He was then advised to meet Dr. Parviz Dolati, Specialist Neurosurgeon at Zulekha Hospital Dubai. He underwent a cerebral digital subtraction angiography, following which Dr. Dolati finally diagnosed a brain aneurysm (a ......read more
Al Qutami: The authority spares no effort in utilizing its capabilities to overcome the COVID-19 challenge.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28 October, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today a Hospitality Care Center, which is a center specialized in treating infectious diseases.
The center is located in the Dubai Industrial Zone and it consists of three floors, which include 88 dedicated rooms for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, from normal to critical cases.
The state-of-the art center has highly specialized clinics, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and follow-up services and is equipped with the latest critical care equipment and technology to support its functioning.
It is designed in a manner that provides flexibility and the possibility of expanding it to 170 rooms in case the need ......read more
Starting 30th October, classes will be free for all guests
Chill-seekers are in for a month of Zen as the popular mall invites guests to nourish and flourish
Dubai, UAE - 26 October 2020: Dubai is a city known for its hustle and bustle and while it’s one of the many reasons we love the city, sometimes everyone needs a breather. Look no further than Festival Plaza – the local community shopping centre will be hosting free yoga sessions every day during DTCM’s Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) for visitors to catch an hour of Zen before going about their day.
The event is an annual celebration of all thing’s fitness and wellness. Launched in 2017, the initiative challenges everyone in the city to complete 30 minutes of activity each day for 30 days. Dubai Fitness Challenge ......read more
Sharjah, October 25, 2020: The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) organized on Saturday the 2nd Virtual Rheumatologists Forum, under the theme “It’s time for activity”.
The event, which brought together an elite group of doctors and consultants from inside and outside the country, comes in conjunction with the activities of World Arthritis Day and aims to enhance community awareness about arthritis disease and its treatment and prevention methods, keep up with the latest scientific developments in rheumatology, and discuss the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to raise healthcare and therapeutic services provided to arthritis patients.
The meeting was attended by HE Waheeda Abdul Aziz, Head of FOAP, Dr. Fatemah ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2020: Established in 1998 by its Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The Group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extra-ordinary, and has been credited with several ‘firsts’ in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first ever private academic hospital, the first and only private Academic Health System and much more.
Thumbay Group’s pioneering role in the region has led to create something as unique as Thumbay Medicity in Ajman, UAE, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare, research, leisure, luxury, fitness, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently organized a webinar on breast cancer awareness.
The webinar covered several topics including latest research, trends and the importance of early detection.
As part of the month-long initiatives to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every year in October, the Authority is providing free mammogram checks for women in governmental institutions in the Emirate who fulfil the needed criteria.
The aim of this initiative is to promote early detection and educate women about the importance of regular breast examinations.
Those eligible for the free mammogram examination are women between the age group of 40 to 65 years. Women who have not had a mammogram in the last two years or have a strong history of breast or ovarian ......read more
Culligan Middle East questions if sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again
Dubai, UAE, 24 October, 2020: As more hotels, malls and offices reopen in the Gulf region with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, experts have raised concerns over the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards.
Culligan Middle East, one of the region’s water treatment companies, is questioning whether sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again.
“Our main concern is with domestic water systems, as apartments as well as hotel rooms are being vacated and left empty for a period of time,” says the company’s Dubai-based technical director, Rodger Macfarlane, a vastly ......read more
Highest success level documented across its UAE clinics
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2020: ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI- Middle East Fertility Clinics, have achieved a landmark achievement in August, with its UAE centers recording 78 percent pregnancy success rate. This is considered as the highest level in the history of the healthcare facility and in the region.
“The almost 80 percent success rate of our clinic in the UAE is the result of our continuous efforts to refine our techniques to help fulfil the dreams of couples who are struggling with their fertility. Also, as our team of doctors become more experienced in their craft, more and more patients are benefiting from our world-class expertise,” Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Group Medical Director for ART Fertility Clinics, said. ......read more
Extra precautions taken at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre to protect patients at its reopened facilities
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 October 2020: With a focus on safety precautions at all of its recently reopened facilities, Mubadala Healthcare’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is encouraging those patients with osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab to return to their normal injection schedules to ensure optimal bone health and avoid the risk of bone fractures.
Consultant endocrinologist and diabetologist Dr Sara Suliman explains that because advancing age and chronic conditions such as diabetes make people more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, many osteoporosis patients were previously encouraged not to leave the house for non-emergency care during the height of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: Mammography remains the gold standard screening technique and offers an effective means to detect breast cancer early. Although most women know they should undergo mammograms at some point in there lives, there is still some confusion regarding
Mammograms can only detect signs of cancer when it’s too late to treat it. - MYTH
Mammograms are used as a golden standard is diagnosing breast cancer and it can detect cancer cells years before physical symptoms develop in the breast.
Mammograms are uncomfortable – TRUTH
Mammograms are uncomfortable when carried out although this discomfort is shortly lived. New technology has reduced the discomfort and painful sensation experienced by women when undergoing Mammograms.
Mammograms cause cancer due to ......read more
In terms of numbers, according to e-claims data, from January to September this year, the gross claims were 11.83 billion AED
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020: Dubai’s health insurance and healthcare providers are prioritizing patients and their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, said a top health official.
Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “The whole healthcare system has come together and joined hands to tackle the situation at hand keeping patient care, wellbeing and safety as their priority. The number of outpatient visits dropped and elective surgeries were on hold for a certain period at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, insurance companies carried forward pre-approvals on elective surgeries. These surgeries are now taking place since the ......read more
• Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common chronic blood disorders in the world1. Globally around 300,000 babies are born with the disease annually while 300 million people carry the trait.4,9 Gulf is a region with one of the highest prevalence rates of Sickle Cell Disease among Middle Eastern ancestry marking Saudi, Oman, and Bahrain as the countries with the highest rates respectively.17
• Sickle cell pain crises or VOCs are considered the clinical hallmark of the disease, and are triggered, in part, by multicellular interactions that form clusters of cells, which can block or reduce the blood flow to organs.2 Sickle cell pain crises can be frequent and sudden, and are associated with an increased risk of life-threatening complications.13,14
• A reduction in VOCs is therefore the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: It is very common for parents to face problems with their children refusing to sleep alone. It is a never-ending conflict between the parents’ requests and the child’s pleas to sleep in the parents’ room, which often leads to parents surrendering to their children. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant Pediatrics Burjeel Hospital, shares 10 useful tips to train your child to sleep alone.
1. Preparing the child psychologically.
Talk to them about the benefits of sleeping in their room. Tell them that they will be independent and brave and that you will be in the next room if they need you. You should talk about this while they are in your lap and express it with love and affection.
2. Make your child love his room.
Arrange your ......read more
Dubai, 19th October: According to studies, the average age of diagnosis is ten years younger in the UAE than anywhere else in the world, rendering early testing and treatment crucial.
For this year's Pink October, Dubai based business setup advisory firm, Creative Zone, Al Jalila Foundation and the Dubai Business Women Council teamed up to raise the importance of early detection in breast cancer. An educational video released by the entities, showcased ten influential women talk about breast cancer and how early detection can drastically increase the chances of cure.
In the UAE, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, constituting 38% of all female cancers, which has steadily increased over the last three decades. The high prevalence of the disease reinforces the critical need to generate ......read more
Retal and her family with Dr. Ravi Dadlani
Sharjah, UAE, 18 October 2020: A three year old toddler was brought to the Pediatric Emergency of Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah during the wee hours of the morning after waking up in the middle of the night due to severe headache. Retal had fallen from a height of 3 – 4 feet, while playing at home the day prior, but showed no immediate alarming symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizures, Ear or nose bleed or vomiting. She had developed a small bump at the back of her head, which is quite common during falls. Dr. Hassan Badr- Consultant Pediatrician and Dr.Ali Kaja- Specialist Paediatrician attended to the emergency and referred the case to Dr. Ravi Dadlani, Consultant Neurosurgeon for further consultation and treatment.
Retal had a similar injury on the same spot ......read more
Child quickly recovers and attends school again after complex procedure
18 October 2020: The University Hospital of Sharjah has successfully performed a critical surgery on a four-year-old kid who was suffering from vertical squint, a rare medical case that is challenging to diagnose and treat. The successful surgical procedure led by Dr. Qasem Mubarak AlHammouri, Consultant - Pediatric Ophthalmology, has paved the way for the child to enjoy a healthy vision and live a normal life.
Dr. AlHammouri explained that the condition of the child named Youssef was the rare vertical squint, which can obstruct the vision apart from impacting a patient’s mental health. He also said that Youssef recovered quickly after his operation, allowing him to attend his kindergarten class again and enjoy a normal childhood. Despite the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October 2020: Following the continued downward trend in the COVID-19 cases around the world, most medical establishments have started returning to normalcy. Many countries have eased stay-at-home restrictions and have supported the systematic re-opening of surgery centers and permitted them to conduct non-urgent and elective procedures.
The same is true within the UAE, specifically, in centers across the emirate of Dubai which have been cleared to operate with a reduced schedule and enhanced sanitation measures. This certainly marks a significant step in UAE’s road to recovery from the pandemic.
In light of the recent positive developments, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has resumed normal survey operations while continuing to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2020: Synthetic ETFs offering exposure to core US and global equity benchmarks have delivered strong outperformance with lower tracking errors compared to physical ETFs over the last twelve months, according to a recent analysis by Invesco. This period captures two contrasting market conditions, covering both the sharp equity market sell-off during March and April, which marked the height of the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the subsequent rally since May.
Synthetic ETFs are designed to replicate the return of an index using derivatives such as swaps and futures to get desired exposure rather than holding the underlying securities as with physical ETFs. Both synthetic and physical replication aim primarily to match as well as possible the performance of a specific index. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October, 2020: The COVID-19 outbreak has put mental health at the forefront with the global surge in stress levels and anxiety caused by the pandemic.
While the world has now come to terms with the situation; carrying forward with a healthy state of mind is a priority. Dr. Khawla Ahmed Al Mir, Consultant Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital says, “The initial shock period is over and we are clearly in the adjustment phase which is extremely important as we need to learn to live with the current realities, we need to adapt in order to stay fit mentally. Adaptability is a key trait to help you navigate the ups and downs of life. At the same time, for a situation like COVID-19, it means that while you adapt to the new normal you also follow all precautions to ensure you are staying safe and you ......read more
The clinic has initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation from 17th to 31st October
United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2020: To celebrate the strength, empowerment and success of women and to bring inspiration and hope for women looking to experience motherhood, ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI-RMA Middle East have initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation.
The campaign runs from 17 – 31 October and will offer women an opportunity to seek medical help with additional focus on In- Vitro Fertilization (IVF) techniques that would allow them to experience motherhood.
“The special campaign crafted for Omani Women’s Day celebrates every woman’s dream of experiencing motherhood. While it ......read more
My Bladder a Source of Daily Embarrassment – Cured with a Pacemaker Device ‘Says Grateful Patient’
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2020: Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala network of healthcare providers, are urging the community to confront difficult conversations about urinary problems and to visit a doctor should they experience them.
The call comes as the hospital sees a growing number of patients, particularly women, who have been living with urinary problems for months or even years before seeking medical attention. This delay in seeking treatment can severely impact a patient’s quality of life, causing them to refrain from everyday activities and social events out of discomfort or embarrassment.
Physicians are keen to let the community know ......read more
13, October 2020: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Levels 9 and 10 represents healthcare technology leaders that often leverage these technologies in innovative ways and have encouraged deep adoption across their entire organization," according to CHIME.
More than 30,000 facilities in 14 countries were represented in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 13, 2020: The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) announced today that they are conducting a study on the effectiveness of virtual health-follow ups for patients using home-monitoring devices, mobile technologies and software to track daily patient data and plan interventional strategies in real time to avoid complications of the disease.
The study was announced during His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority’s visit to the centre.
Al Qutami said, “The DHA strongly focusses on the emphasis of technology to better patient care, improve efficiencies and drive down costs of healthcare. In the current healthcare climate, globally, there is been a surge in the importance of tele-health. At the DHA, we aim to continue employing various technologies that ......read more
A specialized training course organized for GMU students and faculty members.
13 October 2020 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Gulf Medical University, specializing in medical education, has yet again demonstrated its student’s engagement initiative and commitment to save the community. The university recently concluded a training program that involved a group of students and faculty members who received extensive scientific information and practical guidance about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic and how to handle it and restrict it from spreading, while protecting the university environment and the community at large.
Commenting on the subject, Professor Hussam Hamdy, Director of Gulf Medical University, said: “We believe that each one of us (students and faculty) has a role to play ......read more
High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.
A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.
Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change ......read more
** The LightHouse Arabia launches InSight, their new youth initiative to support GenZ with challenges faced during youth and improve mental health**
United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: Coinciding with World Mental Health Day and their far-reaching vision of mental health for everyone, everywhere, The LightHouse Arabia is ready to launch their dedicated youth platform, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2020: More than 100 women with financial difficulties have received the full spectrum of breast cancer care thanks to the DHA’s Basmah initiative which was launched in 2019.
The initiative makes Dubai authorities the first government entity in the world to provide a complete spectrum of care from screening to treatment for the three types of ......read more
Patient flew down from Poland to receive treatment at the hospital’s Endometriosis Centre of Excellence.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 October, 2020: Imagine spending every single day of your life for the last several years in such excruciating pain that even painkillers cannot numb it and despite undergoing a surgery, there is no still no remorse.
W. S. a 38-year old ......read more
In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from an American hospital who was involved in the research says that working out could greatly reduce the chances of the disease coming back
United Arab Emirates, October 06, 2020: Recent research shows exercising benefits women fighting breast cancer, and indications are that being more active could greatly reduce the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 October 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) received His Excellency Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul General of Germany in Dubai at the DHA headquarters.
The meeting was attended by Dr Issa Salim, Consultant and Head of the Department of Bioresonance at Rashid Hospital.
Al Qutami highlighted ......read more
• Grant will support Peshawar’s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to provide surgical oncology services to patients for the first time
• 2,500 cancer patients to benefit annually
• By December 2020, two operation theatres will be outfitted with world-class equipment
Sharjah, 06 October ......read more
Dubai, October 6, 2020: HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, met virtually with HE Ian Halliday, Australian Consul General in Dubai, where the two sides reviewed prospects for cooperation and strategic partnerships in the healthcare sector, exchanging of experiences and building capacities in continuing medical education, and cooperation in ......read more
United Arab Emirates, October 05, 2020: Leading organisations invested in children’s education met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last week to share programmatic and financial learnings developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need to strengthen digital learning.
Entitled ‘Meeting our Promises on Refugee Education during ......read more
First Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi patient on new technology can “sit in a chair without struggling to find a painless position.”
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 05 October 2020: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, has expanded neuropathic pain management options for patients in the region by bringing new technology to treat ......read more
Sharjah - 4 October 2020: The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah held a virtual meeting to discuss the recommendations of the ‘foster mother’ project, including enhancing health awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, highlighting recommendations of the international health ......read more
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEHA’s facilities will host a series of informational webinars for entities and community groups and provide free mammogram screening for existent patients
Abu Dhabi, October 04, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, and its facilities are hosting educational webinars and providing free ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE, Genetic Diseases Association and King's College London held a virtual forum known as Parkinson’s Patients Forum.
The forum aimed to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease as well as encourage active participation between doctors, patients ......read more
Abu Dhabi - October 1, 2020: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has partnered with Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, to enable efficient and timely Covid-19 screening of its employees and contractors across the UAE. The partnership is part of ADNOC’s proactive measures to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees and to ensure business ......read more
• The organization launched the microsite https://www.ournew.earth/ in end-May 2020 to coach people to transition to the ‘New Normal’ living and help them cope up with the pandemic constructively, with a focus on the different roles that they play within a society as Self, a Family Member, an Employer and an Employee.
• The platform has gained popularity as the one-stop ......read more
• The new facility is architecturally innovative and is equipped with best-practice equipment used in global world class institutions
• Al Ain’s new central mortuary will enable the use of virtual autopsy using advanced 3D virtual radiology technology
Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has opened a ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 30, 2020: There has been a controversial discussion about offplan and ready properties these days. Let me clarify this here. Sales transactions leaning towards ready properties these days however offplan sales haven't been stopped. To be more precise: 30% of transactions relate to offplan and 70% goes to ready properties.
Having ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the separation of all clinics known medically and internationally as fever clinics or infectious disease clinics in its primary health care centers from other specialized medical clinics, in order to strengthen the prevention system adopted by the Authority to combat communicable diseases and ......read more
• Less than 10% survival rate for people who suffer out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
• Lifesaving technology such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) double chances of survival
United Arab Emirates, September 28, 2020: On the occasion of World Heart Day on 29th September, Philips highlights the importance of lifesaving ......read more
With World Heart Day coming up on September 29, Dr Brajesh Mittal, deputy medical director and consultant interventional cardiologist at Medcare Hospital, sheds light on the health concern along with his expert advice.
Dubai, September 28, 2020: Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, addresses the rise in coronary diseases in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Dubai Health Insurance Corporation announced today the introduction of diagnosis-related group (DRG) for all hospitals in the emirate.
The move came into effect this month, however, it has been in the pipeline for over four years during which active consultation and stakeholder engagement with the ......read more
New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector
Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands
Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures
September 27, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition that is known to affect women everywhere. The recent studies indicate that the UAE has one of the highest incidences of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the world, only next to Europe. The increase in the number of cases is associated with higher levels of ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Tia Watson (13 years, 42 kgs) and her brother Rio (17 years, 45 kgs) accomplished the Climb With Rio challenge this weekend in less than an hour. Sister Tia walked 10 times (70 meters) up and down the stairs of their home, the equivalent of climbing Sydney Opera House, with brother Rio strapped on her back.
Tia and Rio are part of Team ......read more
Ten others escape with a warning as Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy continue their inspection of sports establishments and events
United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined six sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines.
The ......read more