Dubai, November 19, 2017: Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions.
Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare.
The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, Head of Global Channels and General Business – MENA at SAP, Mr. Mohamed Khan, Channel Head SAP Global Partner Organization in MENA and Mr. Muhammad Hammad, Account Manager at SAP ......read more
30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November
Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua
Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees
Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global first, which launched on 20 October with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on 17-18 ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th
November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues. To highlight the importance, this Movember, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering complimentary fertility screening for men from November 20 to November 30 at its clinic premises.
Infertility in men could be because of a number of reasons. One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically ......read more
Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors
More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations
Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region
Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985
Sharjah, November 17, 2017: With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched the region’s first ever Relay for Life at the American University of Sharjah, a 24-hour walkathon aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International ......read more
Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017: Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US. Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US. A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer.
While Prostate cancer is an extremely serious disease, it is curable and can be medically treated. However, lack of awareness about this health condition triggers a number of misconceptions. Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital ......read more
[DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.
This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.
The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and ......read more
The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee
Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham
For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity
Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients
Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers.
November 15,2017; Dubai, UAE: To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali ......read more
From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017: Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity by committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days
The two action packed days will see everything from dragon boat racing and ninja warriors to sunset yoga on the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017.
Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, cholesterol, bone density test, optometry, and general fitness. The campaign will be, also, organized at the UAE central post offices.
Obaid AlQatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Emirates Post Group confirmed EPG celebrates World Diabetes ......read more
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, organizes a three-day free screening campaign from 14th to 16th November for fertility-linked diabetes
70 percent of women who have PCOS are insulin resistant
Chances of a miscarriage in Diabetic women are between 30 percent and 60 percent.
Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications.
November 11, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, it increases the likelihood of miscarriage, heightens the risk of birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications. The disease affects both men and women, seriously interfering with their ......read more
Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 : Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
Healthcare entities were awarded based their EMRAM score. EMRAM is accepted today worldwide as an international benchmark to stage hospital’s electronic efforts. The model uses a 0-7 stage scale to rate hospitals based on the extent to which they have adopted a paperless, digital system. Stage 7 means the hospital is a digital hospital
DHA’s ......read more
International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day
Dubai, 12 November 2017: In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. Failing to effectively manage chronic conditions can pose a greater risk to some travelling business executives than infectious diseases.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that diabetes affects 8.5% of people over the age of 18 worldwide . Today, approximately 415 million adults have diabetes, and by 2040 this number is expected to reach 642 million .
Dr Irene Lai, Medical Director at ......read more
Paediatric experts Dr Nikhil Thapar and Dr Paul Aurora talk to local and international experts about management of childhood constipation in the UAE, and respiratory conditions respectively
11 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: Today at the International Paediatric Medical Congress, hosted at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) are bringing their expertise in paediatric respiratory conditions and paediatric gastroenterology to the UAE.
Dr Nikhil Thapar, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at GOSH, is discussing the topic of childhood constipation and abdominal pain at the conference. GOSH treats 1,500 children from the Middle East every year and half of Dr Thapar’s patients at GOSH come from the Middle East.
According to ......read more
Over 1 year, the KiDS program has enabled close to 160 education sessions reaching over 4600 children, including 54 students with diabetes in schools across UAE, along with training for 22 nurses
KiDS aims to foster a supportive school environment for students with type 1 diabetes and increase awareness on healthy lifestyles to prevent Type 2 diabetes
An estimated 60,000 children, under 15 years of age, have Type 1 diabetes in the MENA Region1
Type 2 diabetes is also on the rise in children and adolescents, at a rate of 3% annually
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2017: The Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and supported by Sanofi, completed the pilot phase of the ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) in UAE. The program successfully ......read more
Here’s eight ways you can contribute to the first ever ‘UAE Relay for Life’ cancer initiative by Friends of Cancer Patients
Sharjah, 03 November 2017: So many of us have been affected by cancer, experiencing it from close quarters either in our families or through friends and acquaintances. For most people who have been touched by the torment of this disease, wanting a way to help others going through the same; they want to ‘give’ in as many ways possible to help alleviate the sufferings of those fighting cancer.
Relay for Life (RFL), the largest fundraising event for cancer in the world, will make a debut in the UAE this November through Sharjah-based not-for-profit organisation, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) that has dedicated its support to cancer sufferers ......read more
Dubai – 01 November 2017: Women’s Committee of Dubai Customs organized an assembly in front of its main headquarters for all its employees to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The function saw the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments, employees and clients.
Musabih pointed out that the awareness activities carried out by Dubai Customs during the month of October in support of breast cancer campaign are part of its commitment towards its social responsibilities and its inherent values in fulfilment of the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021.
“Health awareness initiatives are part of our strategic plans at Dubai Customs. They encourage employees to follow a healthier life ......read more
Find Boecker® at Gulfood Manufacturing at stand Z6-A29, in Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 October to 2 November, 2017
Boecker® will showcase two decades of expertise in pest management, food safety and biosecurity at the three-day event.
Gulfood Manufacturing is the region’s biggest food and beverage processing industry event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017: Boecker®, the Middle East’s largest public health company, brings over two decades of experience in pest management, food safety and biosecurity solutions to the annual Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition. The three-day event will run at Dubai World Trade Centre from 31st October to 2nd November. Boecker® products and services for the F&B industry will be on display at stand, Z6-A29.
The company ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017: Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality leisure conglomerate, will host the ninth edition of the Beat Diabetes Walk at the Dubai Creek Park on Friday, November 24, 2017.
The walkathon is an initiative to encourage people to monitor blood glucose levels through regular screening and inspire them to eat healthy and stay active through information driven activities.
Registrations for the ninth annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online at www.beatdiabetes.me from October 26 to November 18, 2017.
All registered participants will receive a walkathon kit comprising a Beat Diabetes T-shirt, cap and a surprise gift via courier through Aramex, the official logistics partner for the walk. Following an approximately three kilometres walk, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government, The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be making its mark at Dubai Festival City’s Al Areesh Club.
Featuring expert fitness instructors, the family-friendly sports and social destination, Al Areesh Club is inviting participants to take part in, Zumba classes as well as Sunset Yoga and Boot Camps at Marsa Plaza Promenade – offering impeccable views of Dubai Creek.
The full schedule of activities at Dubai Festival City are listed below.
Dubai Fitness Challenge – Schedule of activity at Dubai Festival City
Friday 3 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: Wrapping up the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, organised an awareness session on Breast Cancer for its women employees and guests at UAE Exchange global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Jhuma Lodha, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology from Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, addressed the all-women audience on the need for self-examination, regular medical check-ups and healthy lifestyle. The one-hour session was followed by a 45-minute Zumba class to encourage the participants’ fitness goals. Goodie bags with mammogram and pap smear vouchers were also distributed at the event.
Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, was launched earlier this year on International Women’s Day. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: For the third year running Friends Provident International (FPI) has commissioned YouGov to undertake research into life insurance trends in the UAE.
Overall the research shows that more people in the UAE are taking responsibility for protecting their family’s future. For example, compared with a year ago, take up of critical illness insurance has increased by one third among the female population, and 24 per cent of the 396 women surveyed claimed to have this cover in place (18 per cent in 2016). The increase in take up of critical illness insurance among the male population is much lower and has grown by just one percent to 25 per cent over the same period.
However, 40 per cent of the respondents claiming to have critical illness insurance in place said it was ......read more
** Community yoga studio offers panoramic views, a wide selection of classes and one of the friendliest places to inhale and excel **
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: The journey of Voyoga began two years ago when former British lawyer Victoria Cunningham put her dreams down on paper and started the studio with the vision of creating a space that is welcoming to all, so everyone regardless of ability can enjoy their time at Voyoga.
Voyoga’s state of the art and custom designed studio offers two yoga rooms designed for both Bikram yoga and regular yoga, with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views across the city from the 31st floor. If nothing else, the view alone is reason enough to visit the studio!
Offering a range of yoga classes including Bikram, Bikram Express, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26, 2017: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 3nd Dubai Nutrition Conference that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City.
The three-day conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai , UAE Finance Minister and President of the Dubai Health Authority.
Al Qutami said that in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and in line with the directions of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin ......read more
October 26, 2017 - Dubai UAE
DrFive – a Dubai-based, independent healthcare ratings website – has re-launched its website on October 25th 2017 after its third year of developments. The culmination of the relaunch is the introduction of the region’s first interactive, searchable map hosting over 13,000 doctors, and 2,000 clinics in Dubai, making the website the biggest network of doctors and clinics in Dubai. They claim to have combined all available public data source on the internet including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Health Authority (DHCC), and Google to build “the ultimate regional medical database hosting literally ALL medical doctors allowed to practice in Dubai”. According to Aleco El Hayek, the co-founder, “if you can’t find them on DrFive, then it is highly likely they are ......read more
Please attribute to Dr Khalid Anwar, Consultant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Amana Healthcare Abu Dhabi.
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017: In the UAE, coming a close second after road traffic accidents, stroke is the leading cause of disability. Annually, 7,000 – 8,000 patients in the region are diagnosed with stroke, which roughly equates to one person every hour.
It is widely known that stroke is the leading cause of death in the world. But what is less well known is that it is the second leading cause of long term disability.
Stroke in layman terms is a brain attack. It is a sudden occurrence of permanent damage to an area of the brain. It can be caused through either blocked blood vessels (Ischemic Stroke) or by rupture of a blood vessel that causes bleeding in the brain (Hemorrhagic Stroke).
20% ......read more
Dr. Amin Al Amiri: The Forum serves as a knowledge and scientific platform that reflects the international leadership of the UAE's pharmaceutical economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 October 2017: Under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the Minister of Health & Prevention, the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum was organised, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al ......read more
** New classes launch 14th October 2017 at Bodylines Gym Rose Rayhaan by Rotana SZR **
Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017: Muay Thai Kickboxing and martial arts based training offers an intense total-body workout. Originally a form of self-defence, Muay Thai is often called "the Art of Eight Limbs" because the fighter uses eight points of contact – the hands, feet, ......read more
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can test more than 600 genetic diseases while 46 chromosomes can be tested when Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is performed
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 September, 2017: Selinah, 31, longed to become a mother but feared it in equal measure. She watched her sister-in-law, Aydah battle Spinal Muscular Dystrophies (SMA) - caused by a single gene disorder and was ......read more
MyMedicNow is another significant innovation in modern healthcare in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28 2017: The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to reach approximately $181.52 billion by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016. UAE’s mobile health ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017: On 28th September & 5th October 2017, 293 of our students from Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and RN-BSN Bridge programs (79 from Medical; 57 from Dental; 55 from Pharmacy (47 - B Pharm; 06 - MS Clinical Pharmacy; 02 - MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and 102 from Nursing (21 - BSN, 64 - RN-BSN, 17 - MSN), are graduating and waiting to receive their ......read more
New clinic offers record turn-around time from testing to results
Expert team to include endocrinologists and head & neck surgeon
Clinic to provide consultations, testing, surgery
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 September, 2017 – Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, and Abu Dhabi’s one-stop-shop for the treatment, ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai bring happiness in the lives of a young Filipino couple suffering from infertility for six years
An increasing number of young couples facing infertility
Almost 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are unexplained, showing no obvious signs of health issues
Low vitamin D level, PCOS, among the biggest contributing factors; couples opting for IVF ......read more
UAE, September 23, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group has been awarded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status for the second year in a row which embodies the pinnacle of excellence in Healthcare Branding within the UAE. The recognition reflects Prime Healthcare Group as a key player in the healthcare sector as well as a leader in its field, capable of offering medical services at the forefront ......read more
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme.
Speaking on whether ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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; ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority's call centre (800 342) received 1,53,783 calls during the first half of 2017.
Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations at the Dubai Health Authority said that the callers were from the UAE and abroad. “Thirty seven per cent of the queries were regarding individual and facility licenses, 20 per ......read more
UAE, 14 August 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the successful execution of its emergency plan for disasters and crises during a recent partial power failure at the Al-Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah. During the outage, which was caused by technical failure, power generators were operated automatically and provided electricity in key areas that included the emergency ......read more
Attributed to: Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017: Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Climate Change and ......read more
Authority moving towards a paperless environment in line with its Smart health strategy.
By end of this year, all DHA health facilities to have electronic medical records for patients.
All DHA patients that visit phase two DHA facilities asked to carry their Emirates ID, Health Card and Health Insurance Card for registration
Phase two DHA facilities are: Nad Al Sheba, Al Mankhool, Al Badaa, Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) felicitated outstanding medical students who are currently pursuing their medical degree and specialization.
Upon completion of the training program, they will work with the Authority.
The Authority also felicitated today 141 E¬mirati students who took part in the one-month summer training program ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is integrating biomedical devices to the Salama Medical Records System in high acuity areas in certain DHA hospitals, said a top health official.
Salama is the name of the Authority’s electronic patient medical record project. The DHA-wide project will ensure electronic patient medical record is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 August 2017: The Dubai Diabetes Centre, the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, has begun family counselling services for its patients.
The move is in line with the Centre’s philosophy to provide multi-disciplinary diabetes management service under one roof.
Mohammed Belal Al Shamma, consultant ......read more
Patients with Cardiac, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Athletic, Arthritis and Geriatrics issue to benefit with individualized rehab programs
Hydrotherapy to relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness
8th August 2017;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Bringing in innovative concepts and techniques to ......read more
UAE, August 7, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has reminded travelers that they can avail of health services and medical consultations at the Traveler Health Clinics in the preventive medicine departments of all the emirates throughout the year. These services provided free of charge to all Emiratis and at an affordable price for UAE residents are also available at Al Muhaisna Centre ......read more
UAE, August 5, 2017 - In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) launched the Al Kheir Clinic at the Muhaisnah Health Center in Mirdif City Centre. The new clinic was launched I n cooperation with Dar Al-Bar Association and MOHAP Strategic partners
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Dubai, August 03, 2017: Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare today addressed the media and announced that the Group is launching 2 hospital projects in Kerala located in Kannur and Trivandrum and also evaluating a proposal to set up a Children’s Hospital in Kochi . This will add another 1099 beds. Aster already has 2,480 beds in their four hospitals ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 2, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on public health awareness.
Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders.
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UAE, August 2, 2017- The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has won the ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017’ award at the 2017 IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboard Awards organized by Infosol, a leading dashboard software provider in California, USA. Over 100 projects from all over the world entered the competition. This is the first time that ......read more
Beware of heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat stroke this summer
Dubai, August 1st , 2017: Temperatures soaring well above the 40 degrees mark could give rise to more heart related challenges in the absence of proper care and attention. The human body maintains its internal temperature at around 37°C but as the environment warms-up, the body tends to warm-up as well. Heat-related ......read more
Attributed to: Prof. Dr. Elham Abd El Zaher, Consultant - Dermatology and Venereology, Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi
What are the common health problems once faces during summer? How can one treat or avoid it?
Dehydration: Dehydration can happen quickly and suddenly during summer, especially with old people and children. Also after a heavy exercise.
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Studies indicate a lack of health knowledge about diabetes among populations, which has implications for health behaviors, medication adherence, and treatment outcomes.
Only a small proportion of patients in the region have been found to regularly monitor their blood glucose levels.1
There were over 1 million cases of diabetes in UAE in 2015.
Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2017: ......read more