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First time in UAE, Lab launches state-of-the-art test to detect early colon cancer

The Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories partners with Just4Me Genetics LLC to bring German-based Colo Alert to the country Saves time and money while quadrupling the rate of early colon cancer detection  Early detection of colon cancer can increase survival rate up to 90 percent People older than 50 years should be regularly screened for colon cancer   July 23, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In order to provide cutting edge technology in healthcare to the UAE residents and for further prevention of colon cancer, Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories (SMCL) – a part of Arabian Healthcare Group Network – has announced the launch of ‘Colo Alert’, the first DNA-based rapid test to detect early colon cancer in the country. To introduce the German-based test, the Lab has signed an agreement with ......read more

Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your vacation?    In order to enjoy your holidays, it is important to remain healthy all through the days of travel. Consulting a doctor should be a priority in your vacation planning list.    Being proactive can help you enjoy your vacation ......read more

World Brain Day: Pioneering procedure in London offers hope to UAE children with hydrocephalus

19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain. The widening can cause harmful and possibly fatal pressure in the brain. An unusually large head is the main sign of congenital hydrocephalus.  The condition is common in babies who have spina-bifida ......read more

Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the most common being dust. According to recent reports, one fifth of the UAE population suffers from allergies and the number has been on the rise ever since.  “Allergies affect people due to the immune system pathway that leads to ......read more

Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical rainforest will be hosting a series of 90-minute yoga classes allowing visitors to flex their body in the company of The Green Planet’s resident flora and fauna.    Open to fitness enthusiasts of all levels, the yoga classes will ......read more

Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Consume O.R.S Tablets to Maintain Hydration at Work

A Japanese study supports the case for consuming O.R.S Tablets The extreme environmental conditions make heat-related illness the most important health issue facing outdoor workers in the region Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2017: Health experts at Clinova urged thousands of unskilled workers working in the UAE to consume O.R.S Hydration Tablets. The Hydration tablets help to maintain hydration at work during summer. In the UAE, heat increases the risk of dehydration and heat stress for the workers.  Most at risk are those working outdoors performing physically intensive labour and indoor workers who are exposed to high temperatures with poor ventilation. This includes miners, construction workers, office workers, transport workers, air hostess/pilots, domestic workers, warehouse workers and fire-fighters to name a few. A ......read more

Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 July 2017: Sadia, the preferred chicken brand in the region, successfully concluded an awareness campaign tackling the issue of household food wastage, encouraging over 7.6 million people in the region to cook less, while raising awareness about healthy cooking habits.  In conjunction with the campaign, Sadia collaborated with pioneering charity and community organizations across the region to donate nutritious chicken to less fortunate people. In UAE, SADIA partnered with The Youth Council of the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), to help provide 2,400 Suhoor meals during the last five days of Ramadan. The concept was inspired by insights from EcoMENA, the regional sustainability platform, which estimated that 25 percent of food prepared in homes during the month of ......read more

Arabian Healthcare Group launches fitness programme across corporates in UAE

Rabab Al Tajir, the first Emirati woman international and national car rally driver, kicked off the campaign at the press conference The Group’s ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative encourages office workers to be more mobile during office hours 1 hour of physical activity during the day a must to offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle; decreases the risk of associated deaths.  July 10, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has launched a massive country-wide proactive campaign targeting more than 300 corporate houses and influencing thousands of people. ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative motivates office workers to remain active despite doing stationary ......read more

The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome , a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain. PCOS is often a part of an overall metabolic syndrome that is a combination of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an abnormal lipid profile. Most women with PCOS are often unaware of a liver disease that could co-exist in this situation and which could have potentially serious complications with advancing age. As part of the metabolic syndrome, accumulation of excess fat in the liver damages it slowly over a period of ......read more

American teacher finds relief from years of pain at RAK Hospital

The hospital conducted its first artificial cervical disc replacement surgery The patient was suffering from severe wear and tear in the vertebrae and slipped disc, felt excruciating pain and numbness in his upper arm July 5, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Fifty-four-year-old Tracy Anthony, an American national, came to RAK Hospital emergency with excruciating pain and numbness in his right upper arm along with a tingling sensation throughout the arm. He had been suffering from pain in his right shoulder for eight years, but had dismissed it as a sports injury, opting for pain killers, chiropractors and physiotherapy sessions, but to no avail. A teacher in a school in Ras Al Khaimah, the situation was making it difficult for him to perform his professional duties properly so when the condition worsened, he decided to seek medical ......read more

A Guide to Staying Hydrated This Hajj

Follow these essential tips to stay healthy, safe and strong during the Hajj pilgrimage Dubai, UAE, July 4 2017: As Muslim pilgrims from all over the world get ready to perform Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), it is important that individuals undertaking the religious tour, plan their activities in advance to stay well hydrated at all times. “All pilgrims who undertake Hajj this year should aim to be fit. Keeping active and improving mobility can be easily tackled if the body is well hydrated. Optimal hydration levels may not only benefit general health, but also help pilgrims to avoid heat stroke,” said Arsalan Karim, Director, Research and Development, Clinova Ltd. In the case of mass gatherings and huge crowds such as the Hajj, the most important health concern is staying hydrated. If you are travelling to Hajj ......read more

Male Infertility on the Rise, Suggest IVF Experts

Changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, rising levels of obesity and consanguinity among other factors are major causes of male infertility Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 29, 2017: A lot of men are eager to experience the feeling of being a father but aren’t blessed with this boon yet. Experts suggest that changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, consanguinity and rising levels of obesity, among other factors are major causes of male infertility.  “2 of 9 men suffer from fertility problems,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Consultant Reproductive Medicine & Reproductive Surgery, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. “Whilst the emotional toll women face when finding it difficult to become pregnant, men are regularly overlooked,” said Prof. Dr. Human ......read more

To Worry or Not to Worry?

Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children 29th June 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. present at birth), developmental (occurring spontaneously during growth) or traumatic. Most parents are concerned about normal physiological conditions that are a part of the natural development in the growing skeleton. Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE consumers not to eat any Collagen Protein Bars or Bites that are subject to the recall, and encourages them to return them or get rid of them. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally ......read more

Prevent Dehydration From Air Travel

Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay fresh and active, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight and before boarding one! “Make sure that while on the flight, you stay well hydrated. Dehydration becomes a common and sometimes serious issue while travelling by air. You are ......read more

Online Salem Medical Fitness System Launched in Dubai

20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals residing in the UAE who are tested against infectious diseases, including HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis. The tests apply to all new residency permit applicants, as well as to those renewing their ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Unveils Global Volunteers Programme to mark its 30th Year Anniversary

Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative As part of Aster Volunteers program, medical aid is being provided in Al Zaatari, Al Azraq & Erbid Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Two containers of Salma Food packets worth AED 1.5 million will be dispatched to famine affected areas in Somalia, Africa, in partnership with the Government of Dubai – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare announced the launch of the ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme as part of the milestone ‘Aster @30’ campaign marking their 30th anniversary. In line with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ‘Aster ......read more

Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

Coagulation tests measure a person's blood clotting ability, which can help clinicians assess risks of excessive bleeding or clotting  The CP3000 coagulation system can optimize laboratory workflow and expedite the time to produce accurate test results The system’s compact design and high-throughput testing capabilities make it one of the most efficient coagulation systems on the market DUBAI, June 15, 2017:  Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with ......read more

Dubai's RAK Diabetes Center offering free health checks during Ramadan

Reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, the camp continues throughout the holy month, providing guidance on health matters related to diabetes, cardio, eye, diet and wellness June 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp at its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from 10am to 3pm every day, have also been instrumental for people who are looking to take stock of their health mid-way during Ramadan. Free Checks includes ECG, random blood sugar test, BMI, eye check-up, and complimentary cardiologist and ophthalmologist ......read more

The Whats & Whens: To Stay Fit During Ramadan

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being. “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no rocket-science, it gets easy if a set pattern is followed,” said Ms. Srividya Iyer, Specialist – Physiotherapy and Head of Burjeel Neuro Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center. To stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, structure your day ......read more

Prevention and education are the key to managing genetic disorders, says Dr Mariam Matar

UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.  “We strongly believe that prevention is the key to reduce the impact of genetic disorders, socially and economically, and is a long term sustainable solution, especially in a country like ours where close to 60% of population is under 30 years of age,” said Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder and ......read more

Century Financial Brokers launches Health, Wealth & Happiness initiative

The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme  Dubai, June 12, 2017:  Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’. Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.  The campaign aims to share and multiply happiness with the underpriviledged. It is designed to cater to labour camps in the UAE. The ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella Contaminated Chocolate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland. Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), reiterated that the UAE markets are free from salmonella contaminated chocolate products.  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasized that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for ......read more

Endometriosis - a silent sickness

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017:  Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and endometriosis is much more than period pain. A lot of women experience sever pelvic pain even before and after their periods.  Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus called the endometrium grows in various other ......read more

Hundreds of RAK Cabbies Get Iftaar Packages and Free Neck and Back Assessments

Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted. June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab drivers. “Driving is a stressful job as it is, and long hours behind the wheel take a toll on neck and back bone health,” said Dr Tinku Jose, Specialist, Neuro Surgeon at RAK Hospital, who is available for consultation with the ......read more

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Sublime Home Healthcare underlines the benefits of a personalized at-home healthcare service…

The Dubai-based healthcare solutions provider addresses patients’ needs from the comfort of their own homes  Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Studies indicate that the comfort and familiar surroundings of a patient’s own home can maximize the healing process, reduce recovery times and increase overall wellbeing. As Dubai’s population continues to grow, so has the demand ......read more

Al Baraha Hospital and Drydocks World provide free medical consultations for employees …

UAE, June 1, 2017 -  In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by Al Baraha Hospital, organized a free medical consultation for workers, employees and their families. The free consultation was organized in cooperation with Drydocks world, and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups ......read more

A Dubai Resident Receives the Region's First Ever Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg…

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The Ministry of Health & Prevention and Roche Pharmaceutical Company agree to strengthen UAE's ...…

UAE, May 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Roche Pharmaceutical Company to strengthen the UAE’s strategic drug stockpile, by adding 76 categories of drugs to aid in severe cases and emergency situations.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MOHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster ......read more

New Medcare Clinic in Bin Sougat to serve the diverse healthcare needs of local communities…

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Cerner Masouliya to Develop Local Talent in Middle East…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention wins first place for its Heroes of Health smart application…

UAE, May 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) Department of Health Education and Promotion, won first place in the ‘Best Community Sport Initiative’ competition, for its smart application, ‘Heroes of Health.’ The competition was organized by the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh ......read more

Experts urge the society to build a conducive and inclusive environment for patients on World MS Day…

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Is Your Child Passively Smoking?…

  Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.  Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in ......read more

‘Prime Hospital' is first private hospital in Dubai to receive US ‘Center of Excellence in ...…

UAE, May 28, 2017- Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, ......read more

Prevent Yourself From Vehicular Heat Strokes This Ramadan…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention holds third workshop on unified patient record database…

UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention hosted the third workshop on unified patient record database, in the presence of coordinating committee members from concerned health authorities and government bodies such as Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City, Emirates Identity Authority, and Purehealth. H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Swiss company Novartis to ensure sufficient medical ...…

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3M Healthcare Sponsors the Spanish Soccer School in Support of UAE Youth Sport…

Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai  According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training  3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer ......read more

“Aster Emergency App” - Saving Lives during the Golden Hour…

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In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people ...…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention announces continuation of its free breast cancer screening ...…

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‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan…

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Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about ...…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer for medical inventory…

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#Alwaysonthemove Anytime of the Month…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention receives delegation from Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation …

May 21, 2017: Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) Public Health Policy and Licensing, received a high-level delegation from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation led by Dr. Faissal A.M. Shaheen, Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Dr. Shaheen was accompanied by Hassan Abdullah Al Khanani, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on counseling & mental health…

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Suhoor and Iftar Food: To Eat or Not to Eat…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention launches free breast cancer screening campaign for women of all ...…

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Lift of Fertility Treatment Cap Serves as a Fresh Hope for Childless Couples in the UAE…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Family Doctor Day…

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Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators holds second meeting…

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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention commemorates ‘World No Tobacco Day'…

UAE, May 17, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention unveiled a campaign to mark ‘World NO Tobacco Day’ which is being celebrated under the theme ‘Tobacco - A Threat to Development’ this year. The launch was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Clinics and Centers; Dr. Wedad Al ......read more

RAK Hospital to hold health camp ahead of Ramadan…

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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues licenses to 45 new private healthcare facilities during ...…

UAE, May 17, 2017 - Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and Vice Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, stated that 45 new private healthcare facilities – including 42 multi-disciplinary medical centers and three clinics – have been issued licenses since the beginning ......read more

Look No Further and Take a Step Today to Start Your Journey to a New You.…

Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their ......read more

Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) to Sponsor Treatment for Emirati Couples…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre. The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.  Proud parents who ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group Nurses Honoured with Prestigious DAISY Award 2017…

  DUBAI - May 15, 2017: Nurses at Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, were honoured with the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts that nurses take up every day. The awards were a part of the Nurses Day celebrations by the Emirates Hospitals Group in ......read more

Beckman Coulter Sheds Light on Antimicrobial Resistance in the GCC…

Capabilities of MicroScan Presented to HCPs in a regional roadshow across Kuwait and Abu Dhabi Dubai, May - 15, 2017- Beckman Coulter, a worldwide leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, has introduced the workflow efficiency boosting MicroScan range of solutions to healthcare providers (HCPs) and members of the medical community in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. MicroScan ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention issues decree on declaration of death…

UAE, May 15, 2017 - H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, recently issued Ministerial decree No. 550 of 2017 on the declaration of death. The decree covers three main provisions, namely death resulting from cardiac-respiratory arrest; death resulting from complete loss of brain functions; and pediatric brain death guidelines.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals positive results of ‘Giving Clinics' initiative launched ...…

UAE, May 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently announced that the one-year ‘Giving Clinics’ initiative designed to provide free medical consultations has yielded positive results a month after its launching in mid-March. The initiative, which is in line with the declaration of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving,’ aims to help people in need and make them ......read more

MOHAP wins Best Utilization of Information Technology and Applications to Support Clinical Practice ...…

UAE, May 13, 2017 -The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), won the Best Utilization of Information Technology and Applications to Support Clinical Practice Award, at the 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC 2017), in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health & ......read more

Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah inaugurate the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah…

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah this morning in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The hospital is located on King Faisal Street in the Al Qasimiya Area ......read more

Aster Clinic Ajman organises health awareness programme for Ajman Bank employees…

Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week will see Aster doctors educating over 450 employees on healthy lifestyle measures and providing free health check-ups. The initiative is being conducted in alignment with Ajman Bank’s corporate responsibility objective of encouraging their employees to lead better and healthier lifestyles. Dr. Aster Mobile Clinic - Aster’s mobile health service ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary Visits Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah…

UAE, May 10, 2017- As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s commitment to provide distinguished health services to the UAE community, Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama recently visited Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah along with H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Hospitals Sector. The visit was one ......read more

American Hospital Dubai acquires high-tech CT scanner with less radiation dose…

UAE, May 10, 2017- The American Hospital Dubai has announced that it recently acquired the industry-leading and state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) scanner with reduced radiation dose requirements, setting a new record as the first hospital in the entire Middle East region to own the ground-breaking medical equipment.    In a landmark move, the hospital purchased the ......read more

Undersecretary of MOHAP discusses stronger cooperation in health sector with Dutch Ambassador…

UAE, May 9, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), recently received H.E. Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss opportunities for enhancing relations in the health sector. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Essa Ahmed Al Mansouri, ......read more

Antibacterial resistance poses major challenges to hospitals in the Middle East …

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) places a burden on healthcare systems Patients typically receive an antibiotic to kill the bacterial. Bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics has increased considerably over the past few decades MRSA can spread rapidly among people having close contact with those infected Complicated skin infections can progress extremely ......read more

Fertility Support Meet on May 13th…

Women, Men and couples facing fertility issues invited to attend. Repeated IVF Failure, Recurrent miscarriages, Fertility laws, update on latest fertility treatments to be discussed at the session. May 8th 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Couples facing fertility problems such as repeated IVF failures and recurrent miscarriages can now find hope, support and guidance through UAE’s first and only ......read more

Experts at Aster DM Healthcare shed light on common lifestyle related health concerns in an ...…

Aster DM Healthcare organized an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May, 2017:  With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across different specialties, to come together and discuss latest treatment modalities and practices to ensure ......read more

Empower Organises Wellness Programs to Boost Employee Health and Satisfaction…

The initiative offered health check-up to more than 650 employees at Empower’s Head Quarters and Camp Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted  Wellness Programs to help, nurture and improve the health and well-being of its employees. The move falls in line with the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention encourages healthy meals through ‘Health Meeting' initiative…

UAE, May 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has organized an induction workshop for food catering companies to shed light on the objectives and the nutritional standards of the newly launched ‘Health Meeting’ initiative. The initiative supports the ongoing effort to promote workplace practices that make healthy eating choices available at all work-related events. Dr. ......read more

"Watch Your Back Teenager"…

A pediatric orthopedic awareness campaign on the prevention and cure of musculoskeletal concerns in children conducted by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) United Arab Emirates, Dubai –8th May 2017: According to the World Health Organization, child injuries are a global public health problem. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured ......read more

UAE's Burgeoning Healthcare Sector Boosts Demand for ICU Beds…

Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 7th May, 2017: Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services, senior officials from LINET Group announced. The announcement was made in effect ......read more

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