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DHA is advising family members to be vigilant to the signs of the Alzheimer's disease

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care Presently there is no one test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, patients need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain whether they have  the disease. Subsequently, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis are the common issues. Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, geriatrician and director of the Family Gathering Centre at DHA for elderly patients, says, “Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed through a complete ......read more

Healthpoint first to be awarded US ECRI accreditation for best practice in patient safety

Biomedical Engineering Department recognized for world-class standards in the safe use of medical equipment UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17 September, 2017:  Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving an accreditation from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). The facility has been recognized for developing and implementing a solid infrastructure, to ensure the highest standards of medical safety and patient care across all its clinical practices.    ECRI is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that develops and administers accreditation programs to ensure hospitals reach the desired quality of care ......read more

Middle East Arthritis Foundation Will Host Its Annual UAE Event to Support People Living with Arthritis

World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis Dubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th.   Concurrent with this year’s global theme – ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ – the Foundation will host its annual UAE event for families and carers on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the Shangri-la hotel, Dubai to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage physical activity amongst people in the community.  With arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide and one in five people in the UAE, it is ......read more

Timely diagnosis, surgical intervention save mother in critical postnatal situation

The 24-year old Omani woman was brought to RAK Hospital from home country suffering from severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea Post a complicated laparoscopic surgery at the Hospital, the patient was back on her feet within days Post-delivery abdominal pain, if persistent, could indicate complications and should be addressed quickly, advises doctor    September 12, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Persistent abdominal pain in women in postpartum stage could be a life-threatening sign if not addressed at the earliest, warn doctors at RAK Hospital. Citing the example of a recent surgery conducted at the hospital, Dr Anup Kumar Panigrahi, Specialist and Head of Department, Minimal Access Surgery, RAK Hospital, cautioned women to consult a doctor if such discomfort continues or becomes unbearable.    A ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare bags Gulf Business Awards-2017 for the “Healthcare Company of the Year” category.

September 11, 2017 – Dubai , United Arab Emirates:   Aster DM Healthcare won the prestigious annual ‘Gulf Business Award 2017’ for the ‘Healthcare Company of the Year’ category. Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO  - Hospital & Clinics in GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, received the Award in a in a dazzling award ceremony held at Fairmont The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 10th September 2017,  in the presence of the region’s  prominent  business leaders and  top executives . The awards instituted by Motivate – judged by an independent panel and public voting – sought to celebrate excellence in the corporate world and recognize  leaders across nine industries.  Speaking on the occasion Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing ......read more

Conference to discuss latest trends in diagnosis of cancer using radioactive nuclides.

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  The 2nd Emirates International Conference in Radionuclide Therapy and Theransotics  organized by the department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Dubai hospital-Dubai health authority is taking place from September 8 to 10. The conference is the first activity in the Middle East region and will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of cancer diseases using radioactive nuclides. There were participants from GCC countries and 10 other countries in the region including, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, and Japan. The emirates conference will discuss the latest trends and methods in the field of radionuclide therapy and molecular imaging; it will also discuss the latest researches and protocols in the same field.  The conference is unique by the variety ......read more

Friends Provident International adds Best Doctors® service to protection plan

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  Friends Provident International (FPI) has enhanced its International Protector Middle East plan by adding the Best Doctors® service as a free additional benefit for customers. With effect from 1 September 2017, all new International Protector plans will include this benefit.  Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors is a privately owned, global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. The Best Doctors network includes over 50,000 of the world’s top medical experts. Each has been designated as among the best by other doctors through an exclusive, Gallup®-certified process. The innovative services include access to an unrivalled network of physicians, who have been selected as the best in their field ......read more

High-level DHA delegation concludes official tour of United States of America.

Discusses partnership opportunities with major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. Signs strategic MoU’s to foster growth and development of the health sector. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2017:  A high-level DHA delegation headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority recently successfully concluded their official tour of the United States of America. HE Al Qutami and his team met with officials from major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. The DHA delegation visited technology companies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. They also met with officials from successful hospital groups to discuss collaboration and cooperation in the health sector. They signed a MoU with ......read more

Aster distributes 150,000 Salma food packets among famine affected people in Somalia

As a part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, an “Aster@30” initiative, two containers of halal meals worth about AED 1.5 million were dispatched to Africa. Famine-affected people of Somaliland has received 150,000 packs of “Salma” foods just prior to the Eid Ul Adha celebrations days, contributed by the “Aster Volunteer”, channelized through the Govt of Dubai’s AWQAF & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and their associates Dubai Charity Association and Al Hayat Islamic Foundation in Somaliland.  Employees of Aster DM Healthcare various establishments across its network in Middle East, India and Philippines shared their contribution and equivalent was done by Aster DM Foundation. Six Aster Volunteers from Dubai joined Al Hayat Islamic Foundation Volunteers at Burco for ......read more

DHA announces healthcare facilities timings for Eid Al Adha.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 29, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid Al Adha holidays. Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days. All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and  Latifa Hospital will remain closed from 31st August to 3rd September. Latifa Hospital’s, paediatric walk-in clinics will operate as usual during the weekend and public holidays. The Family Medicine Clinic at Hatta Hospital will be open from 7 am to 9 pm during the Eid ......read more

81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care

UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old female patient, suffering from multiple illnesses, was successfully treated at Aster Hospital, Mankhool through a multi-pronged medical approach. The patient had blockage of the bile ducts and abnormal retention of bile in the liver caused by ......read more

RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day Special session on stress management techniques. August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary education and guidance on important health issues. Celebrating the spirit of Emirati women, the event will provide them hands-on tools to manage their health and fitness regimen.  Free nutrition counselling, fitness and exercise tips, live discussion with medical experts, health stalls and talks, free eye screening, and complimentary health checks will be offered at the event to be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at ......read more

Calm Those Legs cramps for a restful sleep

Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?   You could be suffering from a neurological disorder called ‘Restless legs syndrome’ or in short RLS. RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during periods of inactivity, during sleep and wakefulness. This condition generally occurs in the legs and very rarely is caused in the arms.   Primary RLS is the most commonly found type of RLS and it is called so because no definite cause is found in ......read more

Dubai Health Authority highlights the importance of geriatric care.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017:  Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible. Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar, which is the sole centre for the elderly in the emirate, highlighted the concept of healthy ageing and said: “ Presently the percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years, in the UAE is 7 per cent, this percentage is expected to reach 11 per cent in 2032 and 19 per cent in 2050. Life expectancy is also increasing.  In the 1960s, in UAE the life expectancy was 53 years, today according to DHA statistics, average life expectancy ......read more

What you need to know before travelling on Eid Holidays

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017:  It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also the perfect time when a lot of people plan the much-awaited long weekend to travel outside the UAE.    After you have decided on the travel destination and planned the travel itinerary, the next important step is to protect your family and yourself from contracting common illnesses that are usually associated at the time of travelling.    The most common travel illnesses especially in children include Diarrhoea, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs memorandum of understanding with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an  MoU  with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met with several high-level healthcare officials from several health institutions and organizations. Following the MoU signing, Al Qutami, said: “Dubai Health Authority is aware of the growing demand for its specialized health services across ......read more

Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of Social Services Department at Dubai Hospital said that 167 patients received help in June and July this year and that the department coordinated with various charities to wave off the medical bills of these patients.  She said 50 per cent of ......read more

UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the sun which helps in Vitamin D formation.  Dark skinned people are also at risk for developing the deficiency because their skin does not produce enough of the vitamin compared to those with fairer skin.Those who follow a strict vegan diet are ......read more

Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the Emirate of Sharjah offering these treatments.    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. The UAE Vision 2021 outlines a reduction in the number of lifestyle ......read more

High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in line with the directions of H.H. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and with the support of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of ......read more

UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both prescription and beauty lenses has increased since 2016, growing 9% and 6%, respectively. Findings from the UAE optician store census have been released ahead of the 18th edition of Vision-X, the largest exhibition for eyecare and eyewear professionals ......read more

Patient's life threatened by flu-like symptoms

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017:  A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my friend being sick when he was in the car with me. I told him to take some time off so he can feel better.”   Days after this incident, SW, was rushed to the Emergency Department of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi complaining of shortness of breath, fever and a severe cough. The symptoms worsened over time impairing his lungs with a severe reduction in oxygen. A father and husband, SW tried to contain the symptoms so he would not ......read more

Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to undergo expansion.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in line with international modern practises. The design is such that it will  enhance accessibility, safety and delivery of service. The hospital is a recognised Baby Friendly Hospital and we follow kangaroo-care practices ......read more

Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle development by bodybuilders and gym goers. The lack of knowledge on the physical and mental risks of using these could lead to serious health consequences in the long run.   Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq Konchwalla, Consultant Sports Surgeon at Medcare ......read more

High-level delegation from Dubai Health Authority visits EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan.

Aim of the visit is to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical emergency preparations in place for EXPO 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) visited Expo 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical contingency plans in place.   The visit is part of the ongoing medical preparations that Dubai Health Authority will undertake for Expo 2020, which will be hosted in Dubai.   The delegation was led by Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA.    Bin Kalban met with the chairperson and the organizing members of the operational committee of Expo 2017. He received a detailed explanation on the plans and processes in place at the Expo to ......read more

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High-ranking Kuwait Officials visit American Hospital Dubai…

UAE, 24 July 2017- American Hospital Dubai (AHD), has received a high-ranking delegation comprising representatives of the Kuwait Medical Committee at Armed Forces who will be visiting the multi-specialty hospital until July 26, 2017. The Kuwait contingent led by Brigadier General Emad Sultan Aman, Colonel Dr. Rashid Fahad Aldowaila, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alasaosi, and ......read more

UAE residents urged to opt for hydration tablets over energy drinks to beat the summer heat…

New study at the Univeristy of Loughbourgh indicates O.R.S hydration tablets provide superior hydration compared to energy drinks Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2017:  A new landmark study by the University of Loughbourgh suggests that O.R.S Hydration Tablets are a lot more effective than energy drinks and other beverages. The study investigated the effects of 13 different commonly consumed drinks ......read more

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; ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention to hire new batch of female nurse scholars …

UAE, July 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that it is hiring seven nursing students who got their  Bachelor’s degrees and completed their four-year studies under the “enhancing the attractiveness of  nursing as a profession  initiative”. Also 17 nurses who were part of the Nursing Bridging Program and another eight from the ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop in preparation for the launch of the national ...…

UAE, July 6, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop with representatives from the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Dubai Health Authority, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, a number of local statistical centers in the UAE and the sponsor of the survey (IMS Quintiles) as part of its preparation for the launch of the national health survey project. ......read more

Ministry of Health &Prevention hosts meeting of Supreme National Committee for Control of ...…

UAE, July 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently hosted the meeting of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Dubai.  Chaired by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Supreme National Committee for ......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 ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils counterfeit drug detector…

UAE, July 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the state-of-the-art TruScan RM Analyzer, a modern technology used to detect counterfeit or low-quality drugs posing great health threats to the community. The high-tech device is especially helpful to patients suffering from chronic diseases, ED, heart ailment, and cancer, as part of its ongoing commitment to provide universal ......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 ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention shuts down erring medical and pharmaceutical facilities…

UAE, June 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed several medical and pharmaceutical establishments nationwide for one to four months, depending on their violations, following inspections conducted by the Health Governance Department. The inspections were undertaken to ensure that all health facilities operating in the UAE are compliant with existing health ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches new Electronic Suggestion scheme Platform “Afkari” to ...…

UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes ...…

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 ......read more

Prime Healthcare Group Digital Transformation powered by Etisalat…

UAE, June 22, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group signed an agreement with Etisalat to provide an end-to-end managed services solution for their entire network infrastructure. The project will provide faster, secure and reliable communication enabling Prime Healthcare Group to improve their business efficiency and enhance their security across its countrywide operations.  Salvador Anglada, Chief ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Lundbeck to raise mental health awareness…

UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.  Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls pharmaceutical products and medical devices …

UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention presented its Healthcare IT Journey at WSIS in Geneva…

UAE, June 19, 2017- Ministry of Health and Prevention participated, as part of the UAE delegation led by TRA, in the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, which is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As part of the program, the UAE delegation visited Mr. Houlin ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer ...…

UAE, June 19, 2017 - In adherence with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by its Hospitals Sector, held the second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators. The workshop was held at the JW Marriot ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention opens mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people ...…

UAE, June 19, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently opened a mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people stop smoking in line with the National Tobacco Control Program implemented under the theme ‘I quit and now it is your turn.’ From Al Muhaisnah Health Center, the mobile clinic will move to Mirdif City Center where it will stay until June 22, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes campaign to celebrate World Blood Donor Day…

UAE, June 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre, commemorated World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘give blood , give now , give often.’ It held a special event to honour regular blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion services which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Rahman Al Rand, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds community and charity based initiatives across ...…

UAE, June 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has successfully hosted and organized a series of community and charity based initiatives for both the Holy Month of Ramadan and the commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day--complementing the Ministry's aims of further promoting its core values, which includes social responsibility, enhancing feelings of solidarity and social ......read more

Emirati siblings and Indians share the beat, heart-to-heart…

Dubai, June 17th, 2017: Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India. Hamad and Mohammed’s family – that had earlier lost a child to heart failure - couldn’t thank the ......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 ......read more

Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully ...…

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer to protect UAE society from chronic ...…

UAE, June 13, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently signed an agreement with Pfizer-Gulf to raise local community awareness on infectious diseases and highlight the role of preventive measures and vaccinations in building a sustainable and healthy environment according to local and international policies and legislations.  In the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes life skills workshop for employees…

UAE, June 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Health Centers and Clinics Department, organized a training workshop on life skills, under the theme ‘Education and Training for the Prevention of Psychological and Physical Risks.’ The workshop was held at the Sharjah Training and development Center, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Laila Al ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention & Sanofi sign MoU…

UAE, June 7, 2017- Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention in UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi to initiate comprehensive measures for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.  H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, ......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 ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention partners with Jafza to develop pharmaceutical sector …

UAE, June 7, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.  The Memorandum was signed at Jafza head office by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under Secretary of Public Health and Licensing Policy at the Ministry of Health and ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention successfully screens 453 women as part of its free breast cancer ...…

UAE, June 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) announced that it has successfully examined 453 women of all nationalities, since the launch of its free breast cancer screening campaign. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about the importance of detecting cancer in its early stages. It is scheduled to continue until 15 June, and supports the wise leadership’s ......read more

Improve Diabetes Management Through Better Patient Education, Say Physicians at the Middle East & ...…

  The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century.  The ......read more

Birth Defect Detected at Age 58; British Woman Undergoes Surgery in Dubai and Walks within 24 Hours…

  A 58 year old female British patient* had struggled with mobility for more than five decades and was experiencing severe pain and restricted movement for the past year Doctors at Aster Hospital, Mankhool diagnosed a dislocated hip, a birth defect that had gone undetected at all the life-cycle stages  when such a condition is likely to be diagnosed A total hip replacement ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention issues circular to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg drug with batch ...…

UAE, June 6, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) ......read more

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